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  • USTUR research presented at joint conferences

    The 2018 Meeting of the Conference on Radiation & Health (CRH) was held in conjunction with the Radiation Research Society’s (RRS) annual meeting in Chicago, IL, September, 23-26, 2018. The USTUR was well represented at the joint meetings, with one invited lecture and one poster at CRH, and two posters at the RRS meeting.

    The invited lecture was given by USTUR director, Sergei Tolmachev, as part of a special session on International and domestic health studies among radiation exposed. This special session was organized by the Department of Energy’s Office of Health and Safety.

    DOE article about special session

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  • USTUR director and assistant research professor appointed to NCRP committee

    Sergei Tolmachev and Maia Avtandilashvili were appointed to serve on the new National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) scientific committee (SC 6-12) on the Development of Models for Brain Dosimetry for Internally Deposited Radionuclides. Dr. Tolmachev will serve as vice chairman.

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  • Former USTUR director donates radiological book collection to WSU Tri-Cities

    Ronald and Susan Kathren

    Former USTUR director and WSU professor emeritus, Ronald Kathren, and his wife, Susan, donated an extensive collection of radiological books to WSU Tri-Cities. The collection consists of books on topics relevant to the radiological sciences, such as radiation biophysics, and radioactivity and health. The Ronald and Susan Kathren Radiological and Affiliated Sciences Collection is located in the Max E. Benitz Memorial Library, and was dedicated during a ceremony on Friday May 18. Kathren directed the Registries from 1989-1999, and transferred the program from the Hanford Environmental Health Foundation (HEHF) to … » More …

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  • Sara Dumit defends her PhD research

    Sara Dumit and her graduate committee: Sayed Daoud, Kathryn E. Meier, Sergei Tolmachev, Jeannie Padowski, Daniel Strom.

    The USTUR is pleased to announce that USTUR/College of Pharmacy student, Sara Dumit, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on May 14, 2018. Her dissertation, titled “Development of a new compartmental model for plutonium decorporation therapy,” describes a new biokinetic model for the removal of plutonium from the human body following administration of the decorporating agent DTPA. Ms. Dumit will submit a paper describing the model to the Health Physics … » More …

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