-- Ryan Kelly has been selected to serve as the capability lead and technical group manager for the Instrument Development Laboratory at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus. Kelly has been a researcher at PNNL since 1997, after serving as a postdoctoral researcher there for two years.
-- Robby Robinson has been selected to serve as the capability lead for mass spectrometry at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus.
-- Eugene Carbaugh, a Dade Moeller senior health physicist, has been elected to a three-year term as chairman of the Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program Radiobioassay Oversight Board. Carbaugh has been a member of the five-member board for 12 years. DOELAP administers accreditation of DOE sites for direct radiobioassay measurements, such as whole body counts and lung counts, and indirect measurements, such as radiochemical analysis of urine samples. Carbaugh specializes in applied internal dosimetry and is one of the most senior internal dosimetrists in the DOE complex. He serves as technical lead of the internal dosimetry program at Hanford, dealing with workers exposed to intakes of radioactivity.
-- Dana Bryson of the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office has been named deputy manager for the DOE Carlsbad Field Office in New Mexico, which is responsibly for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and National Transuranic Program. Bryson served as deputy assistant manager and then river corridor division director for DOE at Hanford before going on temporary assignment in New Mexico. He has more than 30 years of nuclear engineering experience.
-- The Pasco Chamber of Commerce recently was one of 21 nonprofits to receive a grant from the Community Forums Network, a statewide civic engagement group. The Pasco chamber received a $500 grant out of the $13,400 awarded for its part in helping to get people to respond to a survey about heath care.