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Special issue of Radiation Protection Dosimetry on Mayak worker dosimetry

An upcoming special issue of Radiation Protection Dosimetry will focus on findings of the Russian Health Studies Program‘s Project 2.4: Mayak Worker Dosimetry. Project 2.4 reconstructed doses to workers first employed at the Mayak Production Association in Ozyorsk, Russia between 1948 and 1982. USTUR faculty members authored or coauthored three of the papers, and an additional 13 were authored/coauthored by USTUR adjunct faculty member, Dr. Alan Birchall (Global Dosimetry Ltd., United Kingdom)...more

Partnership with Japanese company

The USTUR signed a memorandum of understanding with Kyushu Environmental Evaluation Association (KEEA) of Japan on May 16 at the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA. This partnership will broaden the scope of USTUR research opportunities as the two institutions share knowledge and resources.

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USTUR funding increased

After 9 years of decreasing and flat funding, our annual funding was increased by 20%. In January, the USTUR submitted a 5-year grant renewal proposal for the period of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2022. A budget of $5,500,000 was requested by the USTUR and approved by the Department of Energy, Office of Health and Safety (AU-10). Funding at this level will allow the USTUR to keep up the the increasing costs associated with autopsies and radiochemically analyzing tissue samples. It will also increase the USTUR’s visibility by allowing faculty members to present the Registries’ research at scientific meetings.

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.

Dumit to Give Graduate Research Seminar

USTUR/College of Pharmacy (COP) PhD student, Sara Dumit, will present her preliminary research findings at a COP Graduate Research Seminar in Spokane, WA...more

2016 Annual Report

The FY2016 USTUR Annual Report has been completed and is available for download. It summarizes organization, activities, and scientific accomplishments at the USTUR from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

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USTUR Special Session at the 2016 Health Physics Society Meeting

50 years logo The year 2018 will mark 50 years of actinide research at the USTUR. In honor of this upcoming milestone, and the Registries' continued impact in the field of radiation protection, the USTUR has organized a one-day special session at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society in Spokane, WA...more

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. Her application for this scholarship included a 1,000 word essay on "Health Physics as a Profession."

Dr. Tabatadze Serves on Advisory Committee for WSU Radiation Protection Certificate Program

George Tabatadze has been appointed as an advisory committee member for the WSU Tri-Cities Graduate Certificate Program in Radiation Protection. Last December, Dr. Tabatadze developed and taught a lecture and laboratory class for radiation instrumentation students, and he plans to continue offering his support to the program.

2015 Annual Report

The FY2015 USTUR Annual Report has been completed and is available for download. It summarizes organization, activities, and scientific accomplishments at the USTUR from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

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PhD student, Dumit, Gives Three Presentations

USTUR/College of Pharmacy PhD student, Sara Dumit, gave three presentations in March...more

Environmental and Internal Dosimetry Class Lecture

Maia Avtandilashvili provided a 2-hour lecture in WSU's Internal and Environmental Dosimetry class. Dr. Avtandilashvili introduced students to the Integrated Modules for Bioassay Analysis...more

Lecture and Laboratory Class for Radiation Instrumentation Students

In December 2015, Dr. George Tabatadze provided a 2-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory practice to students in the Radiation Instrumentation class...more

Dr. Tabatadze Gives Presentation at Measurements Conference

The USTUR laboratory recently validated its tissue analysis protocol for high-fired plutonium oxide. Dr. Tabatadze presented the results of this effort at the Radiobioassay and Radiochemical Measurements Conference...more

Registrant Newsletter Mailed

Each year, the USTUR mails a newsletter to living Registrants, and to the next-of-kin of those Registrants who have passed away.

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Director Attends ICRP Symposium

The USTUR's director, Sergei Tolmachev, attended the International Commission on Radiological Protection's (ICRP) 3rd International Symposium on the System of Radiological protection... more

2012-2014 Annual Report

The 2012-2014 USTUR Report has been completed and is available for download. It summarizes organization, activities, and scientific accomplishments at the USTUR from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014.

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DOE AU-1 Acting Assoc. Under Secretary Visits

On August 25th, DOE's Acting Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety, and Security - Matthew Moury - visited the USTUR... more

Kathren, Tolmachev Publish Uranium Paper

Former director, Ronald Kathren, and current director, Sergei Tolmachev, published a paper in Health Physics... more

Tolmachev on Japanese Journal of Health Physics Editorial Board

Sergei Tolmachev was reappointed to serve on the editorial board of the Japanese Journal of Health Physics (JJHP)... more

Gonzales, Feinendegen Visit the USTUR

On April 5, 2015, Abel Gonzales and Ludwig Feinendegen visited the USTUR. Dr. Tolmachev provided a brief overview... more

DOE AU-10 Director Visits USTUR

On March 24, 2015, Patricia Worthington, director of DOE Office of Health and Safety (AU-10) visited the USTUR... more

Three Presentations at Upcoming Conference

USTUR faculty are authors on three platform presentations at the upcoming 60th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting... more

Invited Presentation at STAR Meeting, Japan

USTUR director, Sergei Tolmachev, gave an invited presentation about the NHRTR at the Sample/Tissue Archiving of Radiobiology meeting and presented a poster at the International Council on Radiation Research meeting, both in Kyoto... more

USTUR Brochures

brochure The USTUR's informational brochures were recently redesigned with up-to-date information and a simple, easy-to-read layout.

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Impacting Science: USTUR Publications Widely Cited

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The USTUR's research impacts our knowledge about uranium and transuranics. The large number of publications produced by the USTUR, and the frequency with which they are cited, illustrates this... more

Dr. Avtandilashvili Attends Epidemiology and Dosimetry Course

Maia Avtandilashvili (at right) attended a week-long course on radiation epidemiology and dosimetry... more

HPS International Collaboration Committee

George Tabatadze has been appointed as a member of the International Collaboration Committee (ICC) of the  Health Physics Society (HPS)... more

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2016 Advisory Committee Meeting

The 2016 annual Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting was held in Spokane, WA on July 20. It was conducted in conjunction with the USTUR Special Session at the annual Health Physics Society meeting. Read more.

A Quick Look...

>> View Dr. Tolmachev's overview of the USTUR program, presented at the 2015 DOE Occupational Medicine Workshop and Webinar
WSU/USTUR receives commendation from DOE's Chief Health Safety and Security Officer

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