Radiation response specialist has more than 35 years of medical expertise
Nicholas Dainiak has been named director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site, or REAC/TS, at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
A deployable asset of the U.S. Department of Energy, REAC/TS provides 24/7 emergency medical response for incidents involving radiation anywhere in the world, a press release said. REAC/TS also provides direct support for the National Nuclear Security Administrationâ€™sÂ Office of Emergency OperationsÂ and theÂ Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center, or FRMAC.
Adding to its depth of radiation response and consultation capabilities, REAC/TS is uniquely qualified toÂ teach medical personnel, health physicists, first responders, and occupational health professionalsÂ about radiation emergency medicine, the release said. REAC/TS also operates an acytogenetic biodosimetry laboratory, one of only two in the U.S., where chromosome aberration analysis is used for ionizing radiation dose assessment. [Read more…]