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The nursing profession plays a critical role in the effectiveness of the medical response to any disaster or public health emergency. This holds true if there is a large-scale release of radioactive materials into the environment. Nurses comprise the largest component of the U.S. healthcare workforce with more than 2.9 million active registered nurses.
A year-long leadership program, the ORISE Academy immerses ORAU employees in the intricacies of managing the ORISE contract and ultimately seeks to create knowledgeable ambassadors for ORISE.
Kristyn Johnson, an ORISE participant at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), has been named the overall winner of the 2020 Ignite Off competition.
ORISE cytogenetic researchers have developed an online training tool to create a pool of efficient scorers who, in times of need, could assist the ORISE Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory (CBL) by scoring samples to assess absorbed radiation dose in exposed individuals.
Mandy Basal has been named associate director of the ORISE STEM workforce development programs. In this role, Basal will be responsible the execution of programmatic operations in support of ORISE, STEM workforce development programs for the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services.
The ORISE Radiological and Environmental Analytical Laboratory (REAL) recently earned 100 percent acceptance scores during its two most recent performance tests—the DOE Mixed Analyte Performance Evaluation Program and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Intercomparison Test Program.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination.
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