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The field of Health Physics is devoted to the protection of humans from the adverse health effects associated with exposure to radiation -- ionizing or non-ionizing. The Health Physics program at Georgetown University offers a Master of Science degree in Health Physics. This program has two different tracks: (i) traditional health physics track; (ii) nuclear nonproliferation track. For students who select the nuclear nonproliferation track, the focus of the internships and the required courses is directed more toward the science, technology and some policy aspects of this subject. The curriculum of the Health Physics program, for both tracks, has been designed to provide students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to become competent health physicists. Students in the program have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in various areas associated with health physics, such as basic radiation physics, radiation detection, radiation dosimetry, radiation and chemicial cancer risk assessment, environmental radiation protection, and radiation biology.
November 22, 2013. Cathy Ribaudo, Asst. Director of the Div of Radiation Safety at NIH will be giving a talk at the next dinner meeting of the Baltimore/ Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society (Dec 11, 2013), in Rockville MD. The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has invested in a wide range of resource development to support radiological and nuclear incident response. This talk will review some of the noteworthy resources that are available to public health officials, will introduce some initiatives that are being developed at the HHS level, and will provide an overview of HHS responsibilities for public health emergencies. You do not need to be a member of the Health Physics Society to attend this event, but you do need to register. See announcement.[MORE NEWS]