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Office of the President Presidential Committees

Radiation Safety Committee


  • Reviews, evaluates, and approves safety standards, facility standards, training requirements, and license requirements associated with the use, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials and radiation-producing machines, except for facilities and activities governed by federal license, in accordance with the requirements of WAC 246-235-090
  • Reviews and approves all radioisotope procurement and utilization on campus
  • Submits a written report to the vice president for research on audit activities performed, including results of audits and unusual or abnormal findings

Composition and tenure

  • The Radiation Safety Committee shall be composed of at least 8 University faculty or staff knowledgeable in the fields which relate to radiation safety and serve 3-year terms
  • Director of research assurances and the radiation safety officer shall be permanent members
  • The chair of the committee shall hold a full-time permanent faculty appointment, and shall be appointed by the president of the University upon recommendation of the vice president for research
  • The secretary of the committee shall be the radiation safety officer.

Chair is nominated for approval by the president.

Responsible to the president through the vice president for research.


Wilkinson, Tom
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Committee term end: 2022
Chair term end: 2022

McGhee, Rey
Office of Research Assurances
Secretary/Radiation safety officer
Permanent Member

Kluzik, Mike
Office of Research Assurances
Permanent Member

Boncella, James
Committee Term Ends:2022

Chauvin, Ted
ESF College of Medicine, Spokane
Committee Term Ends:2023

Guo, Xiaofeng
Committee term end: 2024

Hines, Corey
Nuclear Science Center
Committee term end: 2024

O’Loughlin, Levi
Office of Research Assurances
Permanent Member

Omsland, Anders
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
Committee term end:  2024

Rolfsmeier, Michael
School of Molecular Biosciences
Committee term end:  2023

Schmuck, Burton (Billy)
VCEA Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Committee term end:  2024

Tabatadze, George
College of Pharmacy
Committee term end:  2022