The Radiation Safety Committee is responsible for establishing policies governing the procurement, use, storage and disposal of radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices. The Committee includes individuals experienced in the use or application of radioactive materials and radiation devices and provides a peer review of these uses among researchers at the University. The Committee meets at least quarterly to review reports on the receipt and disposal of radioactive materials/radiation-producing devices, and to act on applications for authorization to use these sources. The Committee, along with its Chairman, is appointed by the Chancellor. It makes an annual report of activities to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.

Radiation Committee Members

Committee Member Department
Dr. David G. Kaufman, MD Professor & Vice Chair for Research Development, Co-Chair, Radiation Safety Committee
Dr. Beverly J. Errede Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Co-Chair, Radiation Safety Committee
Dr. Jian Liu Associate Professor, Medicinal Chemistry/Natural Products
Dr. Louise M. Ball Professor, Environmental Science & Engineering
Dr. Rita Tamayo Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Jeff Sekelsky Associate Professor, Biology
Dr. Roger Sit University Radiation Safety Officer, Environment, Health and Safety
Dr. Marija Ivanovic Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology
Dr. Mahesh A Varia, MD Professor, Vice Chair Department of Radiation Oncology
Dr. Hong Yuan Director, BRIC Small Animal Imaging Facility
Mary Beth Koza, MBA Director, Environment, Health and Safety

UNC’s Hospital Radiation Subcommittee Membership

Subcommittee Member Phone
Marija Ivanovic, Ph.D., Chair
Dept. of Radiology
CB #7510
919-843-0717
Michael DeGennaro, MBA
Administrative Director
2064 APCF
CB #7600
919-966-2666
Katharine Deschesne, MS
Medical Physicist
Dept. of Radiation Oncology
NCCC, CB #7512
919-966-1101
Dale Payne, Ph.D.
Medical LSO
EHS Dept. 222 Med School Wing E
CB #7600
919-966-6523
Eric Smith, Pharm.D.
Department of Radiology
CB #7513, SB109 Marsico
919-962-5256
Mahesh Varia, M.D.
Dept. of Radiation Oncology
CB #7512, NCCC
919-966-7700
Valerie Jewells, MD
Dept. of Radiology
CB #7510
919-966-2884
Jessica Booker, Ph.D.
Dept. of Pathology
CB #7525, 1123 East Wing
919-966-7894
Terry Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director of Nuclear Medicine
2016 Old Clinic Bldg.
CB #7510
919-966-9676
Brenda McClure, RN, BSN
Manager
Invasive Cardiology
919-966-3935
Roger Sit, Ph.D., RSO
Environment, Health and Safety
CB #1650, 1120 Estes Drive Extension
919-962-5711