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  • Avtandilashvili gives keynote lecture at dosimetry conference

    Maia Avtandilashvili was invited to provide a keynote lecture at the 12th International Conference on the Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides (HEIR). This conference, which is held every 4 years, focuses on topics related to radionuclides that have been incorporated into the human body. In total, USTUR faculty gave four presentations at HEIR – two by Dr. Avtandilashvili and two by USTUR director, Sergei Tolmachev.

    HEIR website
    USTUR presentations

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  • National and international scientists tour the USTUR’s laboratory facility

    Oleg Belyakov (center) with USTUR faculty during the laboratory tour

    Three tours of the USTUR’s laboratory facility were given to attendees of the Low Dose Conference in Richland, WA, September 30 – October 3, 2018.

    Prior to the meeting, Oleg Belyakov of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gave a presentation at the USTUR titled, “Overview of NAHU/ARBR Radiation Biology Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs)”. This was followed by a tour of the laboratory facility, which includes an autopsy room, a radiochemistry laboratory, an … » More …

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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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