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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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  • USTUR director participates in Million Person Study workshop

    Sergei Tolmachev participated in the 3rd Million Person Study workshop, held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on May 2-4, 2018.

    L to R: Michael Bellamy (ORNL), Katie Bayles (ORNL), Keith Eckerman (ORNL, NCRP), Betsy Ellis (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, 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.

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