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- New NAMP Leadership
The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has assumed leadership of the National Analytical Management
Program (NAMP) and will serve as head of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Response Laboratory
Network Coordination Office. NAMP welcomes Tony Polk as the DOE Management Sponsor and SRNL Fellow Scientist Cecilia DiPrete as the new NAMP Director.
- Savannah River National Lab Director, Terry Michalske, highlights the need for the next generation of nuclear workers. In the Augusta Chronicle, Dr. Michalsk emphasized the need for an education pipeline to train new researchers, and the Aiken Standard reported that the SRNL Director advised the South Carolina Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council of the need for academic programs to address the aging workforce, noting that he has been directed by DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz to assess what the future looks like for the lab’s “ability to maintain a nuclear science and technology component in this country.”
- Dr. Patricia Paviet joins the Office of Nuclear
and Development in the Department of Energy as the Director of the Office of Materials
and Chemical Technologies
- NAMP Radiochemistry Webinars
NAMP offers web-based lectures on specific radiochemistry topics developed in cooperation with the EPA, other Federal agencies, and university partners. Each webinar series presents short (1 ½- to 2-hour) webinars on specific radiochemistry topics presented by renowned university professors and leading scientists in radiochemistry. The selected topics are designed to strengthen the participant in areas of professional engineering practice identified by the nuclear industry or national laboratories, including but not limited to actinide chemistry in the environment and in the nuclear fuel cycle.
The webinar topics in the upcoming Series 7 will examine Radiopharmaceuticals. The webinar topics will be presented by the pioneers and experts in the field of Radiopharmaceuticals.
- Please plan to join us on October 4, 2018 at 1 pm EDT (Noon CDT) for Radiopharmaceuticals: A Brief History of Nuclear Medicine presented by Dr. Carolyn Anderson with the University of Pittsburgh.
Our September 2018 presentation will be on "A Brief History of Nuclear Medicine and Radiopharmaceuticals" The discoveries of x-rays in 1895 and radioactivity in 1896 by Roentgen and Becquerel, respectively, began the rapidly expanding uses of radiation in medicine. In the first few decades of the 20th century, artificial radioactivity was first produced by Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie, and Ernest Lawrence invented the cyclotron, leading to the production of radionuclides for medical applications (e.g. I-131, Tc-99m). After World War II, research into the medical uses of these radionuclides flourished. The gamma camera, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron-emission tomography (PET) instrumentation were developed during the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Fluorine-18 labeled 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (or [18F]FDG), was first produced in the 1970’s and approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 and is now the primary tracer for PET scans throughout the world. These and other important discoveries that provided the foundation for nuclear medicine will be highlighted in this lecture.. Please join us as we are presented with the future potential in cancer treatment and research.
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NAMP in the News
- Upcoming Webinars (dates are tentative):
Series 7: Radiopharmaceuticals
October 25, 2018: Basics of Radiochemistry for Radiopharmaceuticals/Target, Ligand, Chemistry and Radiochemistry presented by Dr. Jason Lewis (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
November 29, 2018:Radioactive Isotopes for Medical Use: Sources and Methods of Production presented by Dr. Susan Lapi (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
December 13, 2018: Radiochemistry of Carbon-11 – Principles, Tracers and Applications presented by Dr. Wolfgang Wadsak (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals Released The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL) have published Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals to help support continuous quality improvement of the entire public health laboratory system (governmental public health, environmental and agricultural laboratories). This document was developed and reviewed by approximately 170 subject matter experts and represents the first-ever comprehensive set of competencies for laboratory professionals. Environmental laboratories may use these competencies to improve their organizational capacity in general laboratory domains (e.g., quality management system, ethics, emergency management and response), cross-cutting domains (e.g., surveillance, informatics) and specialized domains (e.g., microbiology and chemistry for environmental matrices).
Success in First Year of Comeback, NAMP in DOE's Environmental Management Update (Vol. 3, Issure 14, October
- APHL Bridges article on National Analytical Management Program Radiochemistry Series
- NAMP Joins Emergency Response National Exercise
- APHL Bridges (Issue 12: Winter 2013) Highlights NAMP webinar series
- NAMP Participates in Homeland Security Exercise, DOE's Environmental Management Update (Vol. 7, Issue 2, February 2015)
- New NAMP Radiochemistry Webinar Series Winter 2015 issue of the APHL Bridges publication
- 2016 TNI Standard for Environmental Radiochemistry Laboratory Accreditation, by Bob Shannon, Quality Radioanalytical Support, LLC, inside the Summer 2016 edition of the APHL Bridges publication.
- State Lab Partnerships as a Path Forward for Radiochemists? by Andrew W. Nelson, PhD, MPH, Forbes Group postdoctoral scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and
Dustin May, radiochemistry department director, State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, Coralville IA and PhD student,
Schultz Group, Interdisciplinary Human Toxicology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, inside the Summer 2016 edition of the APHL Bridges publication.