Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Date: October 28, 2016
WHO: The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor
Dr. Mark T. Brainard, President, Delaware Technical Community College
Bobbi Barends, Dean of Instruction, Delaware Technical Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus
Dr. Frances S. Esposito, Chair, Authority on Radiation Protection
Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Division of Public Health
Lionel Harris, DTCC Radiologic Technology student
|WHAT: Press conference highlighting the beneficial uses of radiation, and importance of careers in radiation technology and associated fields, prior to the Delaware Tech Radiologic Technology Open House. Governor Markell will also sign a proclamation declaring Nov. 6-12, 2016, as Radiation Protection Week in the State of Delaware.|
WHY: The Open House, an annual event led by students, provides a unique opportunity for the public to learn about medical x-ray procedures, and how diagnostic radiation procedures can be safely administered. Many students attend two-year, associate degree programs to achieve national credentials in radiologic technology, nuclear medicine technology, and dental assisting, feeding an employment pool of qualified health care workers in Delaware.
It is the 50th anniversary of the college, the 40th anniversary of the Authority on Radiation Protection, and the 30th anniversary of the Radiologic Technology Program at the Owens Campus.
WHEN: Thursday Nov. 3, 2016
The press conference is at 10:30 a.m.
The Open House runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Technical Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus
Arts and Science Center - Classroom 311
21179 College Dr.
Georgetown, DE 19947
|VISUALS: Following remarks, students will demonstrate medical x-ray imaging procedures at their displays.|
|QUESTIONS: Call DPH at 302-744-4704 or Delaware Tech at 302-259-6085.|
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, and drink almost no sugary beverages.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.