FDA Grand Rounds: Research and Development of Radioanalytical Capabilities for Detection of Radionuclides in Food
February 11, 2021
The FDA Grand Rounds is webcast every other month to highlight cutting-edge research underway across the agency and its impact on protecting and advancing public health. Each session features an FDA scientist presenting on a key public health challenge and how FDA is applying science to its regulatory activities.
This presentation will detail research studies on developing various radioanalytical methods essential to radiological food emergency response. Techniques for preparation and verification of food-based radioactive reference materials will also be discussed. The presented research efforts have closed the gaps in the current radioanalytical capability and strengthened federal-state partnerships in overcoming known radioanalytical challenges, which significantly enhanced the nation's preparedness and readiness in safeguarding the nation's food supply and public health in the event of a large-scale nuclear or radiological emergency.
- Kathryn Emanuele, Zhichao Lin, Stephanie Healey, Abdur-Rafay Shareef, Patrick Regan, Isotopic Analysis of Plutonium in Foods by Inductively-coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 126, Pages 40-43, 2017.
- Clarence Rolle, Zhichao Lin, Stephanie Healey, Computational Approaches on Photon-Attenuation and Coincidence Summing Corrections for the Detection of Gamma-emitting Radionuclides in foods, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 126, Pages 134-137, 2017.
- Jingjing Pan, Kathryn Emanuele, Eileen Maher, Zhichao Lin, Stephanie Healey, Patrick Regan, Analysis of Radioactive 90Sr in Food by Cerenkov Liquid Scintillation Counting, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 126, Pages 214-218, 2017.
- Abdur-Rafay Shareef, Zhichao Lin, Kathryn Emanuele, Stephanie Healey, Patrick Regan, Brian Baker, Rapid Detection of Enriched Uranium in Food, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 126, Pages 76-78, 2017.
- Kimi Nishikawa, Abdul Bari, Abdul Jabbar Khan, Xin Li, Traci Menia, Thomas M. Semkow, Zhichao Lin, Stephanie Healey, Homogenization of Food Samples for Gamma Spectrometry using Tetramethylammonium Hydroxide and Enzymatic Digestion, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 314, Issue 2, Pages 859-870, 2017.
- Zhichao Lin, Stephanie Healey, Zhongyu Wu, Rapid and Simultaneous Detection of Alpha/Beta Radioactivity in Food by Solid phase Extraction Liquid Scintillation Counting, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 307, Pages 1987-1994, 2016.
- Discuss the research conducted at the FDA
- Explain how FDA science impacts public health
- List types of radiation exposure and related health effects;
- Identify sources of radioactive contaminants concerning food safety;
- Describe various techniques used for analysis of radionuclides in food;
- Explain methodological problems and technical solutions pertaining to radionuclide analysis;
- Discuss significance of leveraging nationwide radioanalytical laboratory resources to increase testing capacity;
- Summarize key considerations in developing fit-for-purpose reference materials;
- Elaborate the importance of data quality and comparability and how to achieve them.
This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other scientists within the agency external scientific communities.
Lecture 1 February 11, 2021
|12:00 - 1:00 PM||Research and Development of Radioanalytical Capabilities for Detection of Radionuclides in Food||Zhichao Lin, PhD|
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- Lin, Zhichao, PhD, Research Chemist, FDA/ORS/WEAC nothing to disclose
- Dinatale, Miriam, Team Leader, Food and Drug Administration nothing to disclose
- Pfundt, Tiffany, PharmD, Pharmacist, FDA nothing to disclose
- Wheelock, Leslie, RN, MS, RN, Director, OSPD, FDA, OC, OCS, OSPD nothing to disclose
CE Consultation and Accreditation Team
- Bryant, Traci, M.A.T., CE Consultant, FDA/CDER/OEP/DLOD - nothing to disclose
- Zawalick, Karen, CE Team Leader, FDA/CDER/OEP/DLOD - nothing to disclose
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