The USTUR Director was the Landauer Memorial Lecturer at the 54th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting, 12-16 July 2009, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Stacey McCord gave a podium presentation on the new USTUR Pathology database and Sergei Tolmachev presented a poster titled, “Elemental Bio-imaging of Actinides and Beryllium in Lymph Nodes of Former Nuclear Workers.”
Idaho State University students, George Tabatadze, Nino Chelidze, Dan Mecham, and Maia Avtandilashvili also presented their research at the meeting.
USTUR director, Tony James, has been formally appointed as an Associate Member of the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS). His specific association is with Working Group 7 (WG 7) on “Internal Dosimetry.”
This appointment followed from April’s Special Meeting of EURADOS WG 7, Karlsruhe, Germany. The meeting was organized to discuss EURADOS and USTUR’s mutual interests in scientific collaboration on the analysis and interpretation of USTUR case studies.
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.
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.
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.
The USTUR has added a ‘Conference Contributions’ link to its homepage. This static link provides easy access to recent USTUR conference contributions and is located between the ‘Graduate Projects’ and ‘Publications’ links below the flashing image.
Two members of the USTUR/Idaho State University (ISU) Internal Dosimetry Research team, Naz Fallahian and Liesl Germann, are presenting posters at the 52nd Annual Health Physics Society Meeting in Portland, Oregon, July 8-12, 2007.
USTUR’s collaboration with Idaho State University provides ISU graduate students with the opportunity to explore important applications of USTUR data.
USTUR’s director (Tony James) is one of 7 US representatives participating in the 4th JAEA/EPA Workshop, Tokai-mura, Japan, November 6 – 8. He will present an overview of USTUR’s research objectives and progress on our current 5-y DOE grant.