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Sara Dumit passes her PhD preliminary examination

On November 18th, USTUR/College of Pharmacy PhD student, Sara Dumit, presented her dissertation proposal at a College of Pharmacy graduate research seminar and successfully passed her PhD preliminary examination. She is officially a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She will complete and defend her research by Fall of 2019.

Preliminary findings

Sara Dumit awarded $1,000 CCHPS scholarship

USTUR/College of Pharmacy PhD student, Sara Dumit, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society (CCHPS). Her application for this scholarship included a 1,000 word essay on “Health Physics as a Profession.”

USTUR/COP PhD student gives three presentations in March

BRASCON 2016 Dumit thumbUSTUR/College of Pharmacy PhD student, Sara Dumit, gave three presentations in March.

The first was a seminar presentation given to College of Pharmacy faculty and students as a part of the college’s graduate research seminar class. Ms. Dumit summarized her work to fit urine and lung data from USTUR case 0785 using ICRP’s biokinetic models. » More …

Graduate student project

In March, Becky Phillips, WSU Graduate College of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, performed a 45-hour clinical research project at the USTUR as a part of her Master’s Degree program. Ms. Phillips assisted during the dissection of a plutonium worker’s lung into ICRP 66’s three thoracic compartments (BB, bb, and AI).

Graduate student workshop

USTUR Faculty conducted a 2½-day graduate student workshop in Richland (February 12-14) for three Ph.D. dissertation and two MS dissertation candidates from Idaho State University’s (ISU) Graduate Program in Health Physics. We identified three new collaborative research topics and progressed two ongoing studies.

ISU Workshop

ISU/USTUR graduate student auto-segments case 0102 head phantom

Three-dimensional voxel images for A) all regions of interest, B) cortical bone voxels only, and C) marrow/trabecular spongiosa voxels only.

George Tabatadze, M.S., a Ph.D. candidate in the Idaho State University (ISU)/USTUR Internal Dosimetry Research Group, with the help of medical physicists at the Portneuf Medical Center, Pocatello, ID, has successfully created 3-dimensional voxel images of the regions of interest in the DOE Case 0102 241Am head phantom. He used the complete set of contiguous 2-dimensional CT-scan slice (Dicom) images published on the USTUR web site.

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ISU student workshop and Health Physics annual meeting

USTUR staff conducted a workshop at Idaho State University (ISU), July 7-9, 2008, and attended the presentations and successful defenses of Naz Fallahian’s doctoral dissertation and Liesl Germann’s master’s thesis.

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Sergei Tolmachev and Stacey McCord attended the 53rd Annual Health Physics Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, July 13-17, 2008, where Ms. McCord gave an podium presentation on upgrading the internal USTUR health physics database. ISU students, Naz Fallahian, George Tabatadze, and Liesl Germann also presented their research at the meeting.

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