Darrell Fisher, a radiation scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, has been elected president of the Health Physics Society, a 5,000-member, internationally recognized scientific organization of professionals who specialize in radiation safety.
Fisher leads the Isotope Sciences Program at PNNL, which focuses on isotope production and applications development for government and industry.
He has been active in the Health Physics Society for
36 years. His three-year term includes one year as president-elect and one year as past-president of the society.
"In the coming year, our professional society will continue to seek congressional support for university teaching programs in health physics and nuclear engineering, and federal agency support for international standards development," Fisher said. "We also seek a broader role in federal policy development for nuclear materials and waste management."
PNNL health physicist Kathy Pryor has just concluded her year as the society's president.