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USTUR Faculty Attend Scientific Meetings October 22, 2013

In October, three scientific meetings were attended by USTUR faculty members.

European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS)

Stacey McComish gave a presentation on the biodosimetry of plutonium workers at a joint meeting between EURADOS Working Group 7 (internal dosimetry) and Working Group 10 (retrospective dosimetry). She also attended the plenary meeting of EURADOS WG7, Bologna, Italy, October 1-3, 2013. (read more)

Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides (HEIR)

Maia Avtandilashvili gave a podium presentation describing her research on the deposition and retention of UF6 in a USTUR Registrant. She also presented a poster that summarized a study that will use Bayesian analysis to determine equivalent lung doses for each deceased USTUR Registrant. The HEIR conference was held in Berkeley, CA, October 13-17, 2013. (read more)

International Symposium on Radiation Protection (ICRP)

Sergei Tolmachev attended ICRP 2013: the 2nd International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection, Abu Dhabi, October 22-24, 2013.

Graduate Student Project April 3, 2013
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).
Health Physics Society Meeting July 26, 2012
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USTUR faculty were authors on three presentations at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society (HPS) in Sacramento, CA, July 22-26, 2012. The presentations were given by Maia Avtandilashvili (USTUR, photo at right), Sergei Tolmachev (USTUR), and Majid Khalaf (ISU).

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Russian Scientist Visits July 20, 2012

Ms. Elena Burikova, the Head of the Radiochemistry Group at the Southern Urals Biophysics Institute (SUBI) in Ozyorsk, Russia, spent five days at the USTUR in July 2012. SUBI studies the effects of radiation in workers from the first Russian nuclear facility ... read more

Pictured at left: USTUR director, Sergei Tolmachev, and Ms. Burikova at the USTUR office.

New Hires March 15, 2012
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The USTUR is excited to welcome two new faces to the USTUR team, Maia Avtandilashvili and Elizabeth Thomas. Dr. Avtandilashvili (left) is a health physicist who joined the USTUR on January 22. Ms. Thomas (right) is a laboratory technician who began working with the USTUR on March 1, 2012.

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