Woods to testify
Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 4:27 pm
The Messenger, April 21, 2010
Dr. Jason Woods of St. Louis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Woods of Union City and a graduate of Union City High School, has been invited to testify on behalf of the medical community before the subcommittee on oversight of the House Committee on Science and Technology of the United States Congress about the 3He (helium) shortage and its impact on the important field of medical imaging. His testimony on Thursday will be broadcast on C-SPAN at 9 a.m.
Woods is an assistant professor of physics for the School of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis and is engaged in lung research there, in which pursuit he uses helium gas to determine which portion of the lung functions and which does not. He has been instrumental in developing important new safe procedures for tests that can be used on lungs.
He is also assistant dean of Arts and Sciences at the university.
Following the Congressional testimony, Woods will be traveling to Europe and presenting papers in Italy, France and Sweden.