NIDC News

Our NIDC News reports the latest developments in U.S. Department of Energy’s isotope production efforts, university partnerships, facility improvements, staff news, and other notable center activities as they occur. Stay Connected

 

Th-228 Production Team at ORNL
  As a medical isotope, thorium-228 has a lot of potential – and Oak Ridge National Laboratory produces a lot. That’s one reason ORNL researchers are especially excited about studies looking at different medical applications for the radioisotope. ORNL produces large quantities of Th-228 for the Department of Energy’s Isotope Program as a byproduct of actinium-227 production. Both…
Register for the FDA-NRC Workshop
On Wednesday, September 22nd at 9:00 am ET join the special session on actinium-225 virtual workshop, "Enhancing Development of Targeted Alpha Emitting Radiopharmaceuticals," sponsored by the FDA and NRC. Presentations from the FDA and NRC are planned as well as from Isotope Program Manager for Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Cathy Cutler. The full workshop agenda has now been…
PHYSOR Abstract Submissions Due September 30th!
Don't miss your chance to present your latest research on reactor-based isotope production at the International Conference on Physics of Reactors (PHYSOR) 2022 sponsored by the American Nuclear Society. Currently planned as an in-person event in Pittsburgh, PA, May 15–20, DOE Isotope Program researchers Susan Hogle and Julie Ezold from Oak Ridge…
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The Lawrence Awards recognize mid-career U.S. scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions and achievements in research and development supporting the broad missions of the U.S. Department of Energy and its programs to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. Awards will be considered in each of the following nine categories: Atomic, Molecular, and…
The DOE Isotope Program Welcomes New Employees!
            Ken Brooks - DOE IP Program Manager for Isotope Operations and NIDC Ken joined the DOE Isotope Program in 2021 and is the Program Manager for Isotope Operations and the NIDC. Ken manages the business activities of the DOE Isotope Program, including production, sales, and distribution of isotopes.  Before joining the DOE Isotope Program, Ken spent more than 25 years at the…
Join Our 2021 Isotope User Group Meetings
Join Our 2021 Isotope User Group Meetings! In 2021 the DOE Isotope Program will host four virtual user group meetings focused on the following emerging alpha and beta emitters:actinium-225, astatine-211, lead-212, and new this year, copper-67. The purpose of the meetings is to encourage free discussion and collaboration amongst users of specific isotopes and accelerate their widespread use in…
Graduate student Paige Abel performing research on isotope harvesting techniques to be used at the FRIB Isotope Harvesting Facility. Photo by: Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Michigan State University
Did you know that Michigan State University is home to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, a next-generation accelerator for nuclear structure and astrophysics research and the newest user facility within the DOE Office of Science? The FRIB program was recently awarded a grant worth $13 million over the next four years from the DOE Isotope Program…
2021 Summer Virtual Graduate Student Recruitment Fair
2021 Summer Virtual Graduate Student Recruitment Fair | July 22, 2021 Click here to apply
Join us at SNMMI~
  SNMMI Starts This Week The DOE Isotope Program would love to virtually see you at the SNMMI annual meeting later this week! Make sure to visit our virtual booth in the exhibit hall. Search for U.S. DOE Isotope Program or click on our logo in the Virtual Courtyard or Virtual Lobby during the event. Join Our Researchers for a CE Session Join Cathy Cutler and Vanessa Sanders from Brookhaven…
Funding Opportunity Announcement for Advancing Novel Medical Isotopes for Clinical Trials
The DOE Office of Science is excited to announce a new Funding Opportunity for up to $2 million to support translational research and development (R&D) of novel, medically relevant isotopes to accelerate evaluation for usage in pre-clinical and clinical trials. “This funding will advance research to evaluate new isotopes for use in pre-clinical and clinical trials, with potentially…