April 6, 7: Tri-Cities lectures focus on radiation research

RICHLAND, Wash. – Radiation exposure, cancer risk and related information will be shared by Antone (Tony) Brooks, retired Washington State University Tri-Cities radiation researcher, during the Herbert M. Parker Lectures Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7.

“Irradiated: How does the body respond to low doses?” will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the East Auditorium. Brooks will provide an overview from the U.S. Department of Energy Low Dose Radiation Research Program and its implications on radiation and cancer risk assessment. This presentation is focused for the WSU Tri-Cities campus community, although the public is welcome to attend.

“Irradiated: My Experience” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the East Auditorium. Brooks will offer a journey through his experiences working with radiation, specifically focusing on internally deposited radioactive material.

Herbert M. Parker, a former manager of Hanford Laboratories, was known as a pioneer of medical radiation therapy and radiation safety. The Herbert M. Parker Foundation sponsors a public lecture at WSU Tri-Cities each year to honor Parker’s legacy of ethical and scientific standards, as well as his concern for protection of people and the environment.

For more information, visit https://tricities.wsu.edu/parkerfoundation/ParkerLectures.


Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations specialist, 509-372-7333, maegan.murray@tricity.wsu.edu
Ken Fincher, WSU Tri-Cities assistant vice chancellor of advancement and community engagement, 509-372-7398, ken.fincher@tricity.wsu.edu