Overview of Active and Completed Projects
Russian Health Studies Program
How Many Projects Does DOE Sponsor Through This Program?
DOE currently sponsors six projects. Of these, five core projects focus on the epidemiology and dosimetry of the Techa River population and the Mayak workers:
Of note, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency also provides funds in support of Project 1.1.
The other project is:
Two studies completed in Fiscal Year 2005
focused on data preservation and retrieval:
Two studies completed in Fiscal
Year 2008 focused on molecular epidemiology and radiation
In FY 2010, Project 2.5, Improved Plutonium
Dose Assessment Methods for Mayak Workers, was merged
into Project 2.4, Mayak Worker Dosimetry.
A twelfth study, metabolism and dosimetry
of plutonium industrial compounds (Project 2.1), was the
first collaborative dosimetry project between the two
A thirteenth study, deterministic effects
in Mayak workers (Project 2.3), was sponsored by the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). It was designed to
validate current dose-response models for acute exposure
and develop new dose-response models for chronic internal
and external exposure to ionizing radiation. In addition,
the U.S. National Cancer Institute and the European Commission
sponsor other studies in the Mayak workers and the Techa
Program Manager: Barrett
N. Fountos, (301) 903-6740