Editor's Note - Just a Glimpse
This month’s Editor’s Pick is difficult to
write. Brian Perri’s article, “Determination of Whole-body and Lens Dose Conversion Factors for Japanese Field Mice, Apodemus speciosus," appears in the May issue of Health Physics, and Brian’s smiling face graces our cover. Through this article, the reader can
glimpse the potential of a promising young member of our field. Sadly, a
glimpse is all we will ever get, as Brian passed away in a tragic accident last
summer. Please take this opportunity to reflect on how our colleagues impact
our lives. Our elders offer wisdom and experience, and our students offer
enthusiasm, fresh ideas, and potential. Our like-minded friends offer moral
support, and those who challenge us provide opportunities for self-examination
and sharpening our thinking. Our professional lives are richer because of them.
All of them are precious. Hold them close.