Improving Health Through Medical Physics


Lawrence N Rothenberg, PhD, New York, NY | Lawrence T Dauer, PhD, New York, NY

AAPM Newsletter — Volume 43 No.1 — January | February 2018

Jean M. St. Germain (1945 - 2017)

Jean M. St. Germain served as MSK's Corporate Radiation Safety Officer and Vice-Chair for Clinical and Educational Affairs for the Department of Medical Physics, having served previously as interim chair of the Department from 2007 to 2010.

Jean's contributions to the field of medical physics were vast and significant. She served as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and was a Fellow of the Health Physics Society and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). In 2015, Jean was presented with the Marvin M. D. Williams Professional Achievement Award by AAPM.

She also played key leadership roles in several professional societies, including AAPM, the American Institute of Physics, the American Academy of Health Physics, the Examining Panel in Medical Health Physics, and the American Board of Medical Physics.

Beyond physics, Jean's great passion was music. She took vocal lessons at Julliard and was an operatic soprano soloist who gave many recitals and concerts throughout her life. She was also a regular attendee of performances at the Metropolitan Opera. Her commitment to service extended to her church, St. Joseph's in Yorkville, where she was a Trustee.

She is survived by her brother, Amos St. Germain, his wife, Susan, and their three children, David, Adrienne, and Matthew. Jean was particularly delighted with her two grand-nieces, Natalie and Maren, and shared photos of them with her colleagues at every opportunity.

Jean was an accomplished person of wide-ranging interests who was engaged with the world and loved by friends and family members. She will be greatly missed.

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Charles B. Meinhold Mark Colgan Alan M. Daus
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