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The Impact of Military Women in Health Physics

VanHorne-Sealy, Jama1

doi: 10.1097/HP.0000000000000893
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Some of the finest women in the U.S. military serve with distinction in the health physics field. These talented women consistently rise above the norm and lead the way in science and in military service. There are over 200 military health or medical physicists, 35 (17%) of whom are female, supporting over one million Department of Defense personnel. They serve in the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. Health physics and medical physics career fields in the military provide a unique opportunity for women to excel, and they have made monumental contributions to the medical community, to the military, and to the nation. This paper highlights just some of the impressive accomplishments of female military health and medical physicists in the service of their nation.

1U.S. Army Nuclear and Countering WMD Agency, 5915 16th St #238, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

For correspondence contact: Jama VanHorne-Sealy, U.S. Army Nuclear and Countering WMD Agency, 5915 16th St #238, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060, or email at jama.d.vanhorne-sealy.mil@mail.mil.

(Manuscript accepted 19 March 2018)

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