Washington State University College of Pharmacy

United States Transuranium & Uranium Registries

Public Outreach

March 21, 2016

In March, Maia Avtandilashvili provided a 2-hour lecture to students in WSU's Internal and Environmental Dosimetry class (ENVR_SCI 523). Dr. Avtandilashvili introduced students to the Integrated Modules for Bioassay Analysis (IMBA) internal dosimetry software, and gave examples of how IMBA can be used as a tool to estimate radionuclide intakes from bioassay data such as urinalysis or in-vivo body count results.

January 25, 2016

In December 2015, Dr. George Tabatadze provided a 2-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory practice to students in the Radiation Instrumentation class (ENVR_SCI 520). The class was offered by the Department of Environmental Sciences as part of WSU Tri-Cities' Graduate Certificate Program in Radiation Protection. The topic of the lecture was solid-state charged particle detectors.

April 30, 2012

glasswareIn April, assorted glassware and laboratory equipment that was no longer used in USTUR processes was donated to Delta High School, a public Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics high school serving the Tri-Cities. 

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December 7, 2011

WSU’s Office of Marketing and Creative Services identified the USTUR Laboratory as a unique facility that is available to the students at WSU. We expect to be included on the College Board website in a few months.

To view the College Board's listing of the unique WSU facilities,

1. Go to www.collegeboard.org.

2. Click in the "College Search" field and search for Washington State University. A multi-page profile will appear.

3. Click on the "Housing & Campus Life" link. Unique facilities are listed under the "Campus" subheading.

November 5, 2010

USTUR director, Dr. Tolmachev, discussed the USTUR program with Dr. Kate Brown of the University of Maryland, Department of History for her current book: “A Tale of Two Nuclear Cities.” Following their conversation, Dr. Tolmachev provided her with a tour of the USTUR laboratory.  Dr. Brown was WSU’s Columbia Plateau Seminar Speaker on November 4, 2010.

>>Columbia Plateau Seminar Speaker Series

October 24, 2010

The USTUR made the Tri-City Herald's front page on Sunday, October 24 in an article titled, "Radiation Research: U.S. Transuranium, Uranium Registries in Richland provides clues to how radiation affects human body."

>>Read the article online

October 6, 2010

Following a WSU News Media interview with Dr. James, Science Daily published "Human Tissue, Organs Help Scientists Learn from Plutonium and Uranium Workers"

>>Read the online article

July 22, 2010 A documentary film crew from Japanese television's NHK Science and Nature Unit visited USTUR's laboratory during a tour by a group of scientific conference participants. Later, they interviewed Dr. James about the USTUR research program.
February 12, 2010

Twenty-one delegates (science fiction writers) from the annual RadCon Convention held in Pasco toured the USTUR laboratory to learn about our research program (and ask lots of questions)! The laboratory tour (an annual event) was arranged by PNNL.  USTUR was selected as this year’s representative of “Hanford Science.”

>>RadCon website

April 7, 2009

At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s (KIT) Energy Center, Karlsruhe, Germany entitled "United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries: The Fifth Decade of Nuclear Worker Follow-up"

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April 2, 2009

At the UK’s Health Protection Agency – Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards entitles "The U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries: The Fifth Decade of Worker Follow-up"

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January 8, 2009

Dr. James presented an invited tutorial to the Hanford Advisory Board’s Joint Meeting of the River and Plateau Committee (RAP) and Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Committee (HSEP) entitled “Plutonium Exposure in Perspective: A Dose of Reality”

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USTUR’s director, Dr. James, was appointed as an Alternate Member of the Hanford Advisory Board (HAB), representing Benton and Franklin Counties Public Health.


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