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ORNL's Rohwer is fellow of Health Physics Society
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 27, 1997 Paul Rohwer, associate director of the Life Sciences Division at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been selected a fellow of the Health Physics Society.
The award is given to recognize senior members of the organization who have made significant administrative, educational and/or scientific contributions to the health physics profession. He was presented his award during the society's annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The society is dedicated to protecting humans and the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiation.
Rohwer, who joined ORNL in 1966, has been a plenary member of the society since 1963 and has chaired a number of committees during that period. He was president of the East Tennessee Chapter of the organization in 1983. Rohwer received the chapter's Distinguished Service Award in 1992.
He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Drake University, and a master's degree and doctorate in radiation biology from the University of Rochester.
Rohwer and his wife, Sandra, are residents of Oak Ridge. They have four adult children.
ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.