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2019 Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting, NCRP Meeting the Challenge at 90: Providing Best Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Radiation, April 1-2 in Bethesda, Maryland




President Selected

Kathryn D. Held selected as NCRP’s Sixth President

NCRP Workshop

NCRP Sponsored Workshop, Emerging Issues in Radioactive Waste Management

held February 5-6 during the HPS Mid-year Meeting



In Memoriam

John C. Villforth, December 28, 1930 – September 14, 2019
Thomas S. Tenforde, December 15, 1940 – September 6, 2019
Randall S. Caswell, February 7, 1924 – August 13, 2018
Ronald C. Petersen, April 26, 1937 ­- July 9, 2018
Chambers Charles E. Chambers, August 20, 1954 – June 9, 2019
John F. Ahearne, June 14, 1934 – March 12, 2019

Charles E. Land, July 13, 1937 – January 25, 2018

Council Members in the News

Council members attend the ICRR 2019 in Manchester, UK
[left to right] Polly Chang, Marc Mendonca (Radiation Research editor), John Boice, Kathy Held, Sally Amundson, & Michael Story
First meeting of SC 1-27 on “Evaluation of Sex-Specific Differences in Lung Cancer Radiation Risks and Recommendations for Use in Transfer and Projection Models” was held August 13–14 at the NCRP Headquarters in Bethesda
Left to right: (seated) Dale L. Preston, Steve Blattnig (NASA Technical Advisor), David J. Pawel, Michael D. Story; (standing) John D. Boice, Jr., Eric J. Grant, Linda Walsh, Michael M. Weil (Chair), Kathryn D. Held (NCRP President); (not shown) Lawrence T. Dauer, David G. Hoel, Janice L. Huff, Mikhail Sokolnikov, Richard Wakeford, Lydia Zablotska, R. Julian Preston (Advisor), Werner Rühm (Advisor), Marvin Rosenstein (Staff Consultant)
NCRP President Kathy Held recently had the honor of celebrating 90th birthdays of Consociate Members Herman Suit and Edward Epp.
Congratulations to Council member, Kimberly E. Applegate, she was made an Honorary Member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine — “Honorary membership into the AAPM is bestowed upon individuals to recognize distinguished service that they have done in other societies that supports medical physics. Thus the award not only honors the individual but also strengthens the links between the AAPM and the other society.”
NCRP Emeritus Member, Richard E. Toohey, received the HPS Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award at the Orlando Annual Meeting. NCRP President Kathryn D. Held (left) and Dick’s wife, Beverly (right) at the ceremony.
Council Members Jessica Wieder, John Boice, Kathy Held, & Jerry Bushberg attend the HPS 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL
NCRP Council Members Represent the USA at the Annual UNSCEAR Meeting
Congratulations to Council members, Sally Admundson, newly elected Vice President Elect of the Radiation Research Society, and Evagelia Laiakis on receiving the RRS Jack Fowler Award!!
NCRP President Kathy Held and Scientific Director John Boice attend and direct the 6th Workshop for the Million Person Study In Oak Ridge. L-R: Caitlin Milder (Vanderbilt), Keith Eckerman (ret. ORNL), Betsy Ellis (ORISE), Ken Veniot (Y12), Caleigh Samuels (ORNL), Rich Leggett (ORNL), Ashley Golden (ORISE), Mike Mumma (IEI-Vanderbilt), Sara Howard (ORISE), Kathryn Held (NCRP/MGH), David Girardi (ORISE), John Boice (NCRP/Vanderbilt), and Donna Cragle (ORISE)
NCRP Director of Science, John Boice, makes an invited presentation at NASA’s Applied Space Environments Conference in Los Angeles, May 13-17, 2019, on Using Terrestrial Epidemiology to Understand Space Radiation Risks
John Boice (NCRP Director of Science) presented the Herbert M. Parker Lecture in Richland, Washington on April 10, 2019. Herb was a charter member of NCRP (1964), the first L.S. Taylor Lecturer (1977), and served on numerous scientific committees. He was a pioneer in radiation protection and safety and was the first head of the Hanford Laboratories (now Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).
Council Member, John J. Lanza, has been appointed to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee
BlakelyE Distinguished Emeritus Member, Eleanor A. Blakely, to receive 20th ICRU Gray Medal
NCRP Council Members—Eleanor Blakely, Polly Chang, John Boice, Edouard Azzam, and Amy Kronenberg—participate in the 2019 NASA Human Research Program in Galveston, Texas on Human Exploration and Discovery: The Moon, Mars and Beyond

Congratulations to NCRP Council Members Jessica Wieder and Brooke Buddemeier on becoming TED educators on how to survive nuclear fallout. Take five minutes to learn the science of how “get inside, stay inside, stay tuned” can save your life. Please share.
NCRP Scientific Committee 4-9 met at NCRP to finalize the draft on “Medical Exposure of Patients in the United States” for Council Review. Seated: Richard Vetter, Henry Royal, Wesley Bolch, Gary Guebert Standing: Mahadevappa Mahesh (Co-Chair), Donald Miller, Jennifer Elee, Fred Mettler (Chair), Kathryn Held (NCRP Executive Director), Donald Frush, Mythreyi Bhargavan Chatfield, John Boice (NCRP President)
Congratulations to Gayle Woloschak (NCRP Council and Board member), John Kalapurakal, Bharat Mittal, and David Gius for being named Fellows of the American Society for Radiation Oncology
President John Boice with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) President & CEO Andy Page [left] at the 231st Meeting of the ORAU Board of Directors in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, November 14, 2018
President John Boice presents at the FDA Division of Radiological Health-Journal Club seminar on ‘Your Once and Future NCRP.’ Introduced by PAC 4 Chair Dr. Donald Miller [left]
NCRP directs the 4th Million Person Study Workshop in Oak Ridge (31 Oct – 2 Nov) . Keith Eckerman (ORNL, ret.), Ashley Golden (ORISE), John Boice (NCRP/Vanderbilt), David Girardi (ORISE), Mike Mumma (IEI/Vanderbilt), Betsy Ellis (ORISE), Joey Zhou (DOE) , Maia Avtandilashvili (USTUR), Michael Bellamy (ORNL), Rich Leggett (ORNL)
On the Phone: Jeri Anderson (NIOSH), Luiz Bertelli (LANL), John Klumpp (LANL), Ray Guilmette (Lovelace, ret.), Chris Passmore (Landauer), Sergei Tolmachev (USTUR)
Congratulations to Gayle Woloschak (NCRP Council and Board member), John Kalapurakal, Bharat Mittal, and David Gius for being named Fellows of the American Society for Radiation Oncology
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
Dr. Boice’s webinar presentation, Radiation Epidemiology: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, on February 28, 2018 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Emerging Issues in Radioactive Waste Management Workshop sponsored by NCRP at the Mid-Year Health Physics Society Meeting, February 5-6, 2018 in Denver. [L to R, front: C McKenney (NRC), W Kennedy (Chair, NCRP), SY Chen (Chair, NCRP), SD Lee (EPA); back: D Schultheisz (EPA), W Irwin (NCRP), P Lemieux (EPA) , J Cardarelli (EPA)]
Donald L. Miller appointed Scientific Vice President of
Program Area Committee 4
Council member Mike Weil and President Boice at the NASA Investigator Workshop in Galveston TX Jan 24 2018 – Gateway to Mars
Council members Larry Dauer, John Boice, and Craig Yoder meet at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on dosimetry issues for the new Medical Radiation Worker Study sponsored by NASA

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