Accomplishments: Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

May 9, 2022
Francis A. Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) wrote  "Flying Without a Net: Space Radiation Cancer Risk Predictions without a Gamma-ray Basis," which appeared in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Impact Factor =5.9). For the first time cancer risk predictions are made independent of human epidemiology data from…
April 13, 2022
Zaijing Sun, Krishnakumar Divakar Nangeelil, Peter Dimpfl, and Christina Hall (all Health Physics & Diagnostic Sciences), along with colleagues from other institutions, recently presented papers at the On Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC-XII) in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Sun, Nangeelil, Qingseng Cai and Scott Lassell…
March 23, 2022
Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) recently gave a talk, "Nuclear Activation Analysis" at the Clark County School District (CCSD) seminar series "Science Speaks in Nevada." The seminar series is organized by the Nevada State Science Teachers Association, which provides one-hour session seminars with local STEM experts designed to…
March 11, 2022
Janice M. Pluth (Health Physics & Diagnostic Sciences) and Chad L. Cross (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), along with colleagues at UC Berkley, recently published the article "Cellular DNA Effects of Radiation and Cancer Risk Assessment in Cells with Mitochondrial Defects" in the Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences. The…
February 7, 2022
Francis A. Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences), along with Premkumar B. Saganti of Prairie View A&M University wrote an article, "Race and Ethnic Group Dependent Space Radiation Cancer Risk Predictions," that has been published in Scientific Reports. Future space missions by national space agencies and private industry,…
November 23, 2021
Alexander Barzilov (Mechanical Engineering) and Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) gave recruitment presentations and answered questions about corresponding nuclear-related programs at the ANS Virtual Graduate School Fair last week. UNLV is the only university that has two recruitment sessions (Nuclear Engineering and Health/…
November 19, 2021
Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) was invited and presented his research “A Preliminary Study of the Organic and Nonorganic Food Ingredients with Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis” in the NCNR Seminar series of the Center for Neutron Research at the National Institute of Standard and Technology.  In the talk, he claimed…
September 24, 2021
Francis Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) published a series of recent article. The first, "Carbon Ion Radiotherapy in the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma," was published in the Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.  He also published "Future space missions and human enhancement: Medical and ethical challenges" in Futures.…
August 5, 2021
Francis A. Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) published "A Proposed Change to Astronaut Exposures Limits is a Giant Leap Backwards for Radiation Protection" in the journal Life Sciences in Space Research. The paper provides a detailed critique of a National Academy of Sciences report in support of revising astronaut radiation…
August 3, 2021
Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) and his colleagues published an article "A Study of the Organic and Nonorganic Food Ingredients with Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis" in Radiation Science and Technology. 
July 29, 2021
Christina Hall (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) gave a presentation entitled "Using Spanish Moss as a Bio-indicator for Air Pollution in the Low Country of Savannah River Basin "at the 66th Annual Conference of Health Physics Society in Phoenix. The study indicated the correlations between the concentration of heavy metals in Spanish Moss…
May 19, 2021
Zaijing Sun (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) was invited and presented his research, "Nuclear Activation Analysis: Theory and Applications," in the INES seminar series of the department of engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the talk, he discussed some recent studies conducted by the Health, Environment, and…