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Department of Homeland Security medical experts visit AFRRI

 
Group tour of AFRRI facilities
Photo: Kenneth Frager (USU)

Bethesda, Md., June 7, 2010—Alexander Garza, MD, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assistant secretary for health affairs and chief medical officer, is shown (center) touring the research reactor facility of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) on June 4.

With Garza are (left to right) Stephen I. Miller, head of the AFRRI Radiation Sciences Department; Robert Davis, director of DHS External Affairs; Kathryn Brinsfield, MD, director of the DHS Division of Operational Medicine and Workforce Health Protection and deputy chief medical officer (acting); and AFRRI Director COL Mark A. Melanson, MSC, USA.

The DHS officials were briefed on AFRRI operational responsibilities, including the Medical Radiobiology Advisory Team, and on research involving radiation countermeasures and biological dosimetry. Other topics included the AFRRI Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation Course and the Uniformed Services University (USU) Department of Radiation Biology educational opportunities.

Garza joined DHS in August 2009 after 13 years as a practicing physician and medical educator. At DHS he manages medical and health security matters and oversees the health aspects of contingency planning for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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