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Project Information

Project Information


The Gilbert W. Beebe Webinar Series


Project Scope:

The Gilbert W. Beebe Webinars are organized by Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board members and staff and are designed to promote discussions on ionizing and non-ionizing radiation health effects. The webinar series is an extension to the Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium established in 2002 to honor the scientific achievements of the late Dr. Gilbert W. Beebe (National Academy of Sciences; National Cancer Institute). Dr. Beebe was one of the designers and key implementers of the epidemiologic studies of populations exposed to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Chernobyl accident.

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-NRSB-20-P-293

RSO: Kosti, Ourania

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

Topic(s):

Earth Sciences



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership



Committee Membership

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Events


Event Type :  
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Description :   

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thousands of residents in the two cities lost their lives from the explosions or soon after from radiation sickness. With joint Japanese and American support, the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) and its predecessor have systematically followed the health effects of the survivors, the hibakusha, and their offspring. Studies on the atomic bombing survivors have been the primary basis for estimating the health risks from radiation exposure and setting radiation protection standards worldwide. This webinar will feature presentations from the RERF Director and other investigators on the history of the Foundation and its achievements, current research, and future directions.

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this meeting is online only.



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Ourania Kosti
Contact Email:  okosti@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Event Type :  
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Description :   

Ultraviolet light at a particular “short” wavelength (known as UVC) has been used for decades to disinfect unoccupied medical and other facilities and reduce the spread of airborne infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Not surprisingly, UVC has now gained attention as a promising control measure to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academies invites you to explore current knowledge and possible solutions to safely and effectively use UVC in occupied medical facilities and public locations to reduce airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this meeting is online only.

Video from this event is available here.



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Ourania Kosti
Contact Email:  okosti@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

This webinar is the first of the Gilbert W. Beebe Webinar Series. Presenters will be talking about soon to be released reports on low dose radiation studies and will be providing perspectives on the Department of Energy Low Dose Radiation Program.

Video from this event is available here.



Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Ourania Kosti
Contact Email:  okosti@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

Publications

No data present.