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Human Exposure Review Committee (HERC)

Find out about the Human Exposure Review Committee (HERC).

As a subcommittee of the Radiation Safety Committee, this committee reviews all uses of radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment that result in exposure to human subjects.

Read the complete committee charge.

Ex officio Departments
Belezzuoli, Ernest (Chair) Radiology/ Nuclear Medicine
Langford, Scott Alternate RSO, Environment, Health & Safety
Singleton, Corey Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), Environment, Health & Safety
Appointed Departments
Hall, David Radiology
Kim, Grace Radiation Medicine
Pichika, Rama Radiology
Rice, Roger Radiation Medicine
Scanderberg, Daniel Radiology
Theilmann, Rebecca Radiology
Yen, Andrew Radiology

Charge to committee:

This subcommittee of the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) reviews all uses of radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment that result in exposure to human subjects. The chair of this committee is also an ex officio member of the RSC.

Members are charged with assuring all such uses are within regulatory requirements, and that a net benefit results from the radiation exposure. Physiological studies which involve radioactive drug usage as defined in 21 CFR 361.1 are referred to the Radioactive Drug Research Committee for approval.

A quorum, necessary to conduct business, consists of 4 members to include the radiation safety officer. Meetings are held as necessary to review and conduct the business of the committee, with at least 1 meeting per calendar quarter.