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Martha Linet Delivers Lauriston Taylor Lecture on Radiation Protection

, by Jennifer K. Loukissas, M.P.P.

photograph of Dr. Linet with her award and DCEG staff

Mark Little, Lindsay Morton, Martha Linet, Jim Mai, Lisa Cahoon, Cato Miller, Jennifer Loukissas

Martha S. Linet, M.D., M.P.H., Scientist Emerita, delivered the Lauriston S. Taylor Lecture on Radiation Protection and Measurements at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP). The lecture is given annually by distinguished scientists selected by the Board of Directors of NCRP on topics of importance to the radiation research community. Dr. Linet spoke about "Cancer Risks and Public Health Issues Across the Radiation Frequency Spectrum: The Long and Short of It.” A summary of her presentation will be published in the journal Health Physics later this year.

Several DCEG experts attended and participated in the meeting. Mark P. Little, D.Phil., senior investigator in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB), served as moderator for the session entitled “Models and Extrapolations.” Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Director, DCEG, presented on “Using Genomics to Investigate Radiation-Related Thyroid Cancer Following the Chernobyl Accident in 1986.” 

Several current and former REB investigators attended the meeting, which was held in person for the first time in many years.