My name is Dr. Angela Macci Bires and I am a Professor, Department Head of Health Sciences, and the Program Director of the Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology at Robert Morris University. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling West Virginia, a Masters of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Doctorate of Education from Duquesne University. I have continued to practice as a nuclear medicine technologist as well as an academic. I hold both AART and NMTCB certifications in Nuclear medicine technology.
As the Radiation Safety Officer for Robert Morris University, I am responsible for maintaining all records, documentation and conditions of the nuclear regulatory license as well as the state license for radioactive materials. I have been a Radiation Safety Officer since 1989.
I believe that my on-going leadership by can be evidenced by my active participation in both the local and national nuclear medicine professional societies. I have written and presented locally and nationally. I have held many positions, elected as well as appointed, within the local chapter and national levels. As a member of the Educational Task Force committee for the National Society of Nuclear Medicine I was involved in the preparation, consulting and writing of the entry level Baccalaureate degree proposal for all nuclear medicine programs.
Robert Morris University (RMU) seeks to provide a high quality professional education to students seeking preparation for careers in health-related fields. Over the next 25 years, the aging of the baby boomers will both increase the demand for health care and create a reduction in the number of health care professionals through retirement.