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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 journal.

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  • Commendation from DOE Associate Under Secretary

    At the beginning of our 2018 Scientific Advisory Committee meeting, the USTUR’s project manager, Joey Zhou, presented a letter of commendation from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Matthew Moury to USTUR director, Sergei Tolmachev. Mr. Moury – DOE’s Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security – observes that the USTUR is the longest-running domestic radiation health study in the United States, highlights recent research, thanks the USTUR team for its dedication to the program, and expresses a deep sense of gratitude for Registrants and their families.

    Letter of Commendation

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  • USTUR director reappointed KEEA technical adviser

    USTUR director, Sergei Tolmachev, was reappointed as a technical adviser for the Kyushu Environmental Evaluation Association (KEEA), Japan. His two-year term runs from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2020.

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  • WSU officials visit the USTUR

    Colleen Kerr (WSU Vice President for Government Relations and External Affairs, Chief Legislative Officer), Christopher Keane (WSU Vice President for Research and Professor of Physics), and Dan Nordquist (Associate Vice President, Office of Research Support and Operations) visited the USTUR. USTUR director, Sergei Tolmachev, discussed the history and significance of the USTUR program, and provided a tour of the USTUR laboratory, which includes an autopsy room, a radiochemistry laboratory, an alpha spectrometry counting room, and a sample storage area.

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