CCHPS Awards

2018

Health Physicist

of the Year

Claude Landes

Rad Safety Technologist

of the Year

Mike Murphy

This award is given in recognition of technical contribution to the health physics profession. Nominees for this award shall be current HPS members who have participated in Chapter activities and have a minimum of five (5) years of health physics experience. Criteria include accomplishment of fundamental importance to the practice, acceptance, and advancement of the health physics profession; including exceptional accomplishment of service to the health physics profession or the HPS.

In 1989, approval was obtained to include all past, current, and future recipients of the H. M. Parker Award as Lifetime Members of the CCHPS.

This award is given in special recognition of service as warranted. Nominees for this award shall be current CCHPS members. Candidates shall have provided exemplary service to promote the health physics profession and supported the objectives of the CCHPS. Candidate shall have made significant contributions to the CCHPS, for example through service as an officer, as member of the Executive Council or as a member of a committee.

This award is given in memory of Professor Evans in recognition of his outstanding and extraordinary dedication and contributions to radiation safety as physics educator, scientist, author, and humanitarian for more than 50 years. The recipient of this award demonstrates the extraordinary qualities exemplified by Professor Evans for excellence in scientific achievement, interdisciplinary capabilities, the applicability of science to real-world needs of radiation safety, and insight into simple solutions of difficult problems.

Nominees for this award shall be applied Health Physicist who were employed within the geographic region covered by the Columbia Chapter Health Physics Society (CCHPS) during the calendar year for which the award is made. The nominees shall have contributed significantly to the field of Health Physics. Criteria include excellence in one or more of the following:

  • research or development,
  • discovery or invention,
  • unusual judgment or heroism,
  • teaching or training, and
  • devotion to health physics, or other contributions to the profession of health physics.

Nominees for this award shall be current CCHPS and HPS members who shall not have reached their 40th birthday prior to January 1st of the calendar year in which the award is made and who were employed within the geographic region covered by the Columbia Chapter Health Physics Society (CCHPS) during the calendar year for which the award is made. The nominees shall have a minimum of three years’ health physics experience. Criteria include excellence in:

  • research or development,
  • discovery or invention,
  • unusual judgment or heroism,
  • teaching or training, and
  • devotion to health physics, or other contributions to the profession of health physics.

Nominees for this award shall be applied radiation safety technologists who were employed within the geographic region covered by the CCHPS during the calendar year for which the award is made. The nominees shall have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in radiation safety. Criteria include:

  • professional excellence in health physics, and
  • peer recognition of this proficiency.

Recipients of the Society’s ‘Chapter Volunteer Awards’ have been selected by their Chapter in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the accomplishments and long-term success of the Chapter.

This award was discontinued in 2010. Volunteer contributions are included in the criteria for the John P. Corley Meritorious Service Award and there is no longer a separate chapter award.