NCRP at ICRP/ICRU meetings. Attending the ICRP Meeting of Senior Representatives of Organizations in Formal Relations with ICRP in Stockholm, Sweden, October 16, 2018 are (l to r): NCRP Council Member Donald Cool, Council Member Willie Harris, President-elect Kathy Held, Council Member Kimberly Applegate, and SC 5-2 Member David Allard. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the ICRU/ICRP 90th Anniversary Colloquium in Stockholm.
NCRP President-elect Kathy Held (right) moderates the 2018 Painter Debate at the Radiation Research Society Annual Meeting on the topic of Linear Nonthreshold. This year's debaters are Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff (UCSF) and, NCRP Council member, Francis Cucinotta.
Fun Fact: The Painter Debate is named in honor of Bob Painter who served on the NCRP Scientific Committee that produced Report No. 136 on LNT.
John Boice congratulates Council member, Francis A. Cucinotta, on receiving the 2018 Failla Award — the highest honor bestowed by the Radiation Research Society — at the Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 2018.
President Boice speaks at the Radiation Research Society Sept 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago during the DOE Symposium on International and Domestic Health Studies Among Radiation Exposed. Participants include John Boice (NCRP), Kotara Ozasa (RERF), Sergei Tolmachev (USTUR), Betsy Ellis (ORAU), Isaf Al-Nabulsi (DOE), & Pat Worthington (DOE).
Council member, X. George Xu [Professor, Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute] has received the 2018 Health Physics Society (HPS) Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award. This Award consists of a plaque and Life Membership in HPS, and is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions to the science and technology of radiation safety. The recipient of the Award is recognized for accomplishments of fundamental importance to the practice, acceptance and advancement of the profession of health physics.
NCRP Council Members participated in the American Academy of Health Physics special session (July 17, 2018) on the Potential Health Effects of Low-Dose Radiation and the Role of Radiation Protection Professionals at the HPS Annual Meeting in Cleveland, OH.
L to R: Donald A. Cool (EPRI), Kathryn Held (NCRP, Executive Director), Igor Shuryak (Columbia University), Edouard Azzam (Rutgers University), David Pawel (EPA), Armin Ansari (CDC). NCRP members who participated not shown in photo: Cyndi Jones (NRC), Mike Boyd (EPA), and Bill Irwin (Vermont Dept. of Health) (photo by J Bushberg)
President Boice and Executive Director Held spend June 28 visiting NRC and had fruitful meetings (called drop-ins) with Victor McCree (NRC, Executive Director of Operations), Mike Weber (Director of Nuclear Regulatory Research) and Commissioners David Wright, Annie Caputo, and Jeff Baran. Photo LR is V McCree, J Boice, K Held, & M Weber (photo by B Casey)
President John Boice spends two days at CDC in Atlanta with Council members Armin Ansari and Adela Salame-Alfie (not shown) filming seven educational modules on radiation epidemiology
NCRP Council and Program Area Committee (PAC) members are delegates to the 64th Session of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation. L to R: Bruce Napier (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Scientific Vice President PAC 5), Helen Grogan (Cascade Scientific, Council Member), Vince Holahan (U.S. representative, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, PAC 5), Naomi Harley (New York University, Distinguished Emeritus Member), Wes Bolch (University of Florida, Council Member), Gayle Woloschak (Northwestern, Scientific Vice President PAC 1), Dave Pawel (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Council Member), Armin Ansari (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Scientific Vice President PAC 3).
SC 6-11 on Dosimetry Guidance for Medical Radiation Workers with a Focus in Lung Dose met in the Taylor Board Room at NCRP, Bethesda. L to R [seated] Richard Vetter, Stephen Balter, Craig Yoder (Co-Chair); [standing] Chris Passmore, Kathryn Held (NCRP Executive Director), John Boice (NCRP President), Helen Grogan (Staff Consultant), Lawrence Dauer (Co-Chair)
The Million Person Study comes to Oak Ridge May 2-4, 2018 for it's third workshop. L to R: Michael Bellamy (ORNL), Katie Bayles (ORNL), Keith Eckerman (ORNL, NCRP), Betsy Ellis (ORISE), Ashley Golden (ORISE), Mike Mumma (Vanderbilt, IEI), John Boice (NCRP, Vanderbilt), Rich Leggett (ORNL), Luiz Bertelli (LANL), Sergei Tolmachev (USTUR), Shaheen Dewji (ORNL). Photo courtesy of M. Bellamy