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The BIOELECTROMAGNETICS Society Newsletter is published and distributed to all members of the Society. Information regarding the Society may be obtained by writing to BEMS, 7519 Ridge Road, Frederick, MO 21702-3519. Institutions and libraries may subscribe to the Newsletter at an annual cost of $58.50 ($67.50 for overseas subscribers). The Newsletter serves the membership and subscribers in part as a forum for the presentation of ideas and issues related to bioelectromagnetics research. All submissions to the Newsletter must be signed and reflect the individual views of the authors and not official points of view of the Society or of the institutions with which the authors are affiliated. The Society solicits contributions to the Newsletter from its members and others in the scientific and engineering communities. News items as well as short research notes and book reviews are welcome. Advertisements inserted and distributed with the Newsletter are not to be considered endorsements.

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Bioelectromagnetics Journal Editor in Chief Ben Greenebaum recently announced that nominations are now open for the Wiley Foundation’s annual award, for which the prize is $25,000 and a lecture at Rockerfeller University. The award is given to recognize contributions that have opened new fields of research or advanced novel concepts or their applications in a particular biomedical discipline. Nominations are due July 30, 2005. For nomination guidelines and other information, see

Leeka Kheifets of the World Health Organization being interviewed by Sebastian Bösel, an editor for the public television network ARD Channel 1, of Munich, Germany.Bösel said he and co-editor Beatte Klein tried to take a balanced approach to the question of RF exposure and health. Bösel acknowledged, however, that the film “probably cannot give an answer.” He also interviewed Frank Adlkofer, Frank Prato, Elisabeth Cardis and Michael Repacholi at BEMS, among others.

The BEMS Program Committee has received a record number of abstracts for the 25th Annual Meeting in Maui. Consequently, the meeting has been extended through noon on Friday, June 27. The Wailea Marriott Outrigger Resort has agreed to honor our group rate of $155 three days before and after our meeting. Make your air travel reservations soon, since several airlines have dropped fares.

One way to reduce airfare is to purchase a ticket to Honolulu instead of Maui. Then use a commuter airline to reach Kahului Airport on Maui. They make the 35-min. flight several times a day for about US$130 roundtrip. Purchase on line once you know your Honolulu arrival and departure times: or

Reflections on the Society’s efforts to attract science press coverage on the recent annual meeting in Québec City.

White Papers presented at the special Air Force Research Laboratory RF workshop in honor of Dr. Eleanor Adair on June 23 before the BEMS meeting are available at the IEEE ICES SC4 Web site: Comments are welcome to the authors before Aug. 31. Revised White Papers are scheduled to be published in a special issue of the Bioelectromagnetics, in 2003.

If you have pictures or other memorabilia to share, or you can help in planning the special 25th Annual Gala Evening, please contact: James C. Lin, University of Illinois-Chicago, Dept. of EECS, M/C 154, 851 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7053 USA. Phone +l(312)413-1052 or email:

At 729 square miles, Mauui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands and is unsurpassed in natural beauty, splendor, radiance, and magic. It was formed by two massive shield volcanoes -10,023-foot-high Haleakala to the east and Pu'u Kukui to the west. An isthmus joins the two volcanoes in the central part of the island, created by lava flowing from eruptions dating back to 2,000,000 B.C. Maui's landscape is beautiful and dramatic, ranging from the lunar-like landscape of dormant Haleakala to lush Hana, fragant with flowers and adorned with rainbows. You may heard of the road to Hana, 600 curves in 52 miles, plus 51 one-lane bridges away from the rest of civilization. Maui was voted the "Best Island in the World by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine for six consecutive years. Nature has truly outdone herself on Maui.

Wailea is situated on 1,500 acres of the sun-splashed, breeze-kissed southwest coast. The Outrigger Wailea Resort was the first hotel to open in Wailea, but technically it is Wailea's newest. A $25 million restoration project blends style and sophistication with comfort graciousness and ease. Situated on 22 acres of oceanfront gardens, The Outrigger Wailea Resort adds its own drama to this land of spectacular beauty, rich history and captivating lore. Playful waves dance along the shore, just steps from the oceanfront rooms. The cobalt blue Pacific is so close, not only can you see its energy, you can feel it. Salt tingles the air -that invigorating scent sailors know so well. And at night, if you slide open the door to the Lanai, the music of the see will lull you to sleep. The setting invites relaxation and rejuvenation, offering a place to step back from the hurried pace we lead, abandoning stress and troubles, and will provide the ultimate environment to focus on the scientific meeting at hand.

The Radiation Oncology Center, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, at Washington University in St. Louis, has opened a research and development position for a Bioelectromagnetics Engineer or Postdoctoral fellow. This individual will be primarily in charge of the engineering aspects related to the exposure of cells to high (thermalizing) SARs (~10 W/kg) induced by amplified cellular telephony signals under strictly controlled environments. These include, but are not limited to, modification of existing in vitro irradiation systems, RF power measurement and calibration, development of PC-based thermal control strategies, thermal calibration and monitoring, SAR measurements and electromagnetic-thermal numerical simulation. The successful applicant will benefit from a diverse professional team (biomedical engineers, medical physicists, biologists, technicians, etc.), a well-equipped laboratory, opportunities to present at national scientific/engineering conferences, and Washington University full-time employee benefits. The expected duration of the position is two years. Application deadline is October 1.

Qualifications: The candidate’s highest degree should be a M.S. plus five years of relevant experience or a Ph.D. (or equivalent) (i.e., postdoc). Degrees should be in Biomedical Engineering or in any of the main engineering disciplines (i.e., Electrical, Mechanical, etc.). Contact: Eduardo G. Moros, Washington University, Department of Radiation Oncology, 4511 Forest Park Ave., Suite 200. St. Louis, MO. 63108. Tel.: +1 (314) 362-9765; Fax: (314) 362-9797. Email:

Applicants are welcome to submit an electronic resume to the email address listed above. Include a paragraph stating career interests/goals and relevant experience or Ph.D. thesis topic. For further information contact Dr. Moros or go to: