Radiation Research Society annual meeting
The Center for Radiological Research well represented at the Radiation Research Society’s annual meeting
The 61st Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society held in Weston, Florida on September 19-22, 2015 once again provided an opportunity for researchers in all areas of radiation research to come together to discuss their research and new, important findings. The Center for Radiological Research (CRR) was well represented at this meeting with faculty members taking key roles as symposium session chairs and speakers. Dr. Tom Hei, Associate Director of the CRR, developed and chaired a session entitled “Physics and Biology of a Mars mission” where research investigating the effects of space radiation and micro gravity on the human condition were discussed. Dr. Howard Lieberman, one of the lead researchers at the CRR, chaired the Radiation Research Society History Committee and also chaired two symposium sessions “The History of Dose Fractionation” and “Base Damage and Breaks: What’s New in Repair”. Dr. Peter Grabham, expert on the effects of radiation on human vasculature, presented a seminar outlining the effects of ionizing radiation on human capillaries. Last but not least, Dr. Sally Amundson, another CRR lead researcher, presented at the symposium session entitled “Intake of Radionuclides: Consequences and Dosimetry”.
The Center for Radiological Research has deep ties to the Radiation Research Society. In fact, the Center’s founding Director, Dr. Gioacchino Failla was also the Radiation Research Society’s second president and an award bearing his name is given out annually to an outstanding member of the radiation research community in recognition of a history of significant contributions to radiation research.