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Two PNNL scientists appointed Health Physics Society Fellows

June 06, 2003 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Health Physics Society will honor two scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as Fellows of the Society.

Darrell Fisher and Paul Stansbury, senior scientists in the laboratory's Environmental Technology Directorate, are being recognized for their "significant administrative, educational and scientific contributions to the profession of health physics."

Fisher joined PNNL in 1978. He is a medical physicist with experience in nuclear science, environmental science, radiological protection, radiation biology and radiochemistry. He leads the laboratory's Radioisotopes Program, a national technology resource supporting innovative radioisotope applications in science, medicine and industry. Additionally, he holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Washington and at Washington State University. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Utah in 1975, and his master's degree and doctorate in nuclear engineering sciences from the University of Florida in 1976 and 1978, respectively.

Stansbury joined PNNL in 1990 and specializes in the assessment and reduction of radiation risks in the workplace and environment, locally and around the world. He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics as a certified health physicist, and teaches a course on behalf of the Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society for those preparing for the certification exam. He has an adjunct appointment at Washington State University and instructs a course in radiologic science. He earned degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, including a bachelor's degree in physics in 1970, a master's degree in physics in 1971 and a doctorate in nuclear engineering in 1978.

Both Fisher and Stansbury will be recognized for this honor at an awards reception and dinner this July at the annual meeting of the society in San Diego, Calif.

The Health Physics Society is an international professional scientific organization dedicated to promoting the practice of radiation safety. The society is active in all aspects of radiation protection, including information dissemination, standards development, education, preparation of position papers and promotion of scientific conferences and committees.

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