The Health Physics Society named ORAU Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer Eric Abelquist its new president at its 62nd annual meeting in Raleigh this week.
Abelquist has been president-elect for the past year, and he has visited HPS chapters across the country as part of the transition to become president, getting to know members and soliciting feedback in order to better understand issues that need to be addressed, a press release said.
According to its website, HPS is a professional organization whose mission is excellence in the science and practice of radiation safety. HPS activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. HPS members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits, the press release said.
When asked what he plans to accomplish as the new HPS president, Abelquist said: “Thanks to the leadership of the current administration, HPS has made outstanding progress on the new HPS strategic plan. The broad strategic areas I’ll focus on during my tenure include membership value proposition, implementation of proposed governance changes, and helping our academic programs secure more funding for health physics research.” [Read more…]