Oct. 4: Tri-Cities lecture focuses on health effects of radiation exposure

Oct. 4: Tri-Cities lecture focuses on health effects of radiation exposure

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Epidemiology expert Roy E. Shore will discuss what scientists and medical professionals currently know about the human health effects of radiation exposure as part of a Herbert M. Parker Lecture that will begin 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the WSU Tri-Cities East Auditorium.

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Shore was a professor and chief of the epidemiology division at New York University School of Medicine before serving at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima-Nagasaki as vice chairman and chief of research. He is an author of approximately 100 radiation-related publications and is currently working with other investigators on studies of radiation and various diseases.

Shore’s interests include the effects of radiation on both cancer and noncancer disease incidence and understanding the epidemiologic and biological modification of radiation effects by various environmental, genetic and age factors.

This free public presentation is part of the Herbert M. Parker Lecture Series and is sponsored by the Herbert M. Parker Foundation, which partners with WSU Tri-Cities.

The Herbert M. Parker Foundation was created in 1987 to memorialize Parker and his many significant contributions to radiation protection, radiation biology, the environment and radiotherapy, and to support academic and public education in radiological and related sciences.

To learn more, visit the WSU Tri-Cities Parker Foundation website, tricities.wsu.edu/parkerfoundation.