Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)

2020-21 Radiation Safety Committee Charge

The Radiation Safety Committee advises the Chancellor of the university through the Vice Chancellor – Resource Management & Planning on all matters related to radiation safety and recommends such policies and procedures as it may deem appropriate to ensure an adequate radiation safety program.

The committee consists of at least six members appointed by the chancellor, and a Radiation Safety Officer experienced in the use of radioisotopes and in protection against ionizing radiation. Committee activities are directed by its chair. The chair shall be a full-time UC San Diego faculty member. The chair shall convene the committee as often as necessary to consider all aspects pertinent to radiation safety.

A quorum shall consist of the chair (or his/her designee), the RSO, the executive management (or is/her alternate), a representative from each area of use from which specific issues will be discussed, and any other member whose field of expertise is necessary for the discussion is considered acceptable This quorum requirement is set by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) as part of its delegation of authority to UC San Diego to regulate its use of radioactive materials on campus (10 CFR 33.13). Committee business may be conducted via email ballot where members may vote to tentatively approve proposals, however, final approval voting is required to be conducted at the next RSC meeting to formalize any tentative actions.

The committee has the ultimate responsibility for the use of radioactive material at UC San Diego and shall be the ultimate reviewing and authorizing agent for the use of all ionizing radiation. It shall set policy to be carried out by the Radiation Safety Officer. It shall receive and review all pertinent reports and records of the Environment, Health and Safety Department, the subcommittee minutes, and shall keep and maintain a record of all its transactions and reports. The committee shall consider the liabilities of the university in all activities involving radioisotopes.

Committee Chair: Dan Scanderbeg

Committee Contact: Jeff Wagner j7wagner@ucsd.edu

VC RMP Committee Contact: Ashley Chen blchen@ucsd.edu 

Appoints RepresentativeNameDescriptionTermStatus

Committee on CommitteesLi-Fan LuBio/Biological Sciences Faculty Representative10.31.21CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesMaho NiwaBio/Biological Sciences Faculty Representative10.31.21CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesJohn EinckSOM Faculty Representative10.31.20CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesAnne RobertsSOM Faculty Representative10.31.21CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesJohn ThorsonSOM Faculty Representative10.31.21CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesMichael MiddletonSOM Faculty Representative10.31.21CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesDemosthenes PapamatheakisSOM Faculty Representative10.31.21CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesJames UrbanicSOM Faculty Representative10.31.20CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesJulia DiazSIO Department Faculty Representative10.31.22CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesDavid DubowitzRadiology Faculty Representative10.31.21CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesGrace KimHuman Subjects Exposure Expert (*)10.31.21CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesDavid VeraHuman Subjects Exposure Expert (*)10.31.20CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesCatheryn YasharRadiation Oncology, Human Subjects Exposure Expert (*)10.31.23CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesVacantHuman Subjects Exposure Expert (*)
Committee on CommitteesRebecca TheilmannHuman Subjects Exposure Expert (*)10.31.21CURRENT
Committee on CommitteesAndrew YenHuman Subjects Exposure Expert (*)10.31.21CURRENT
Staff AssociationVacantStaff Representative; Radiopharmacy & Human Subjects Exposure Expert (*)
Resource Management & PlanningJoseph AguileraLab Manager10.31.20CURRENT
Resource Management & PlanningVacantLab Manager
Ex Officio

Resource Management & PlanningDan ScanderbegHuman Subjects Exposure Expert (Chair)IndefiniteCURRENT
Resource Management & PlanningErnest BelezzuoliChair, HERC and RDRCIndefiniteCURRENT
Resource Management & PlanningDavid HallChair of Health System Radiation Safety Committee (HSRSC) IndefiniteCURRENT
Resource Management & PlanningCorey SingletonDirector, Environment, Health & SafetyIndefiniteCURRENT
Resource Management & PlanningJason PetersonDirector, Medical Center, Environment Health & SafetyIndefiniteCURRENT
Resource Management & PlanningScott Langford Alternate Radiation Safety OfficerIndefiniteCURRENT
Resource Management & PlanningGrant SilvaAlternate Radiation Safety OfficerIndefiniteCURRENT
Resource Management & PlanningJeff WagnerRadiation Safety Officer (Contact)IndefiniteCURRENT