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Memoir

James E. Carey Jr.
Regents' Proceedings 210

James E. Carey, Jr., M.S., assistant professor of radiation physics in the Medical School and assistant professor of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health, retired from active faculty status on August 31, 2008.

Professor Carey received his B.S. degree from St. John Fisher College in 1965 and his M.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1967. He joined the faculty in 1967 as an instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine, and from 1968-71 was also an instructor in the College of Pharmacy. He was promoted to assistant professor of radiation physics in the Department of Internal Medicine in 1975. His appointment was transferred to the Department of Radiology in 2000, and in 2003, he received an additional appointment as assistant professor of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health.

Professor Carey taught radiation physics to radiology residents and fellows in nuclear medicine for over 40 years. He also taught in the radiological health program and was a mentor to master's degree and Ph.D. students in the School of Public Health. He co-authored 30 publications in scientific journals, three books, and six book chapters. He was elected president of the Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and served on the board of governors and two terms as president of the Central Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. In 2002, Professor Carey was named a fellow of both the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American College of Radiology.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming James E. Carey, Jr. assistant professor emeritus of radiation physics and assistant professor emeritus of environmental health sciences.