Our commitment to providing top medical and health physics leadership through radiation emergency preparedness training has earned ORAU distinction as a valuable national and international resource for rapidly responding to radiological events.
Through practical, hands-on education programs and extensive expertise in radiation emergency management, we are working to strengthen the medical response to radiological incidents around the world.
Recognized as a leader in medical response to radiation emergencies, ORAU focuses its expertise in these areas:
With our specialized personnel and unique resources, ORAU is prepared to provide emergency medical response 24/7 to incidents involving radiological or nuclear materials.
One of only two federally-funded facilities, our unique laboratory applies cytogenetic biodosimetry as a proven technique to calculate the radiation dose of individuals exposed to ionizing radiation.
Our staff delivers continuing medical education courses on radiation emergency medicine and provides lectures at our Oak Ridge, Tenn., facility, or via distance learning at your location anywhere in the world.
In 1976, REAC/TS opened its doors in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to provide 24/7 expertise and support for the medical management of radiation incidents. A DOE asset managed by ORAU, REAC/TS also provides hands-on, continuing medical education courses in radiation emergency medicine.
REAC/TS educates nearly 6,000 medical professionals and emergency management personnel annually through its highly specialized courses. REAC/TS also answers calls for assistance that have included major radiation incidents such as Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011).
In 2016, REAC/TS also celebrated its 40th anniversary with tours and a luncheon that included comments by Dr. Dan Blumenthal, director of NNSA’s Consequence Management Program, and a panel discussion with several of REAC/TS’ founding staff members—Roger Cloutier, Jack Beck and Jim Berger.
Founding members discussed REAC/TS’ early beginnings, its impact through the years, and the value it still provides today for excellence in radiation emergency medicine, education and response.