The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Impact Report showcases the work performed under the ORISE contract to help the U.S. Department of Energy strengthen and secure America between 1992 and 2016.
2015 – ORISE coordinated peer reviews
for DOE-SC program offices totaling more
than $276.5 million in potential federal
Number of former energy
workers who received medical
screenings through DOE’s
National Supplemental Screening
Program since the program’s
inception in 2005
Number of radiation exposure
records collected and
2015 2015 20152014-2016
2015 - More than 15,000 former energy workers received medical
screenings through DOE’s National Supplemental Screening Program
since the program’s inception in 2005. The screenings are designed
to identify certain occupational diseases, such as respiratory illness
or cancer. DOE awarded a new $23 million, five-year continuation
contract to continue management of this program.
2015 – DOE’s Radiation Exposure Monitoring System
now contains data on more than 500,000 unique
workers and more than 3 million radiation records.
To keep this database current, ORISE annually collects
and processes more than 100,000 exposure records
from 98 organizations.
2015 – CDC’s response to the Ebola outbreak
in West Africa received multifaceted support
from ORISE. CDC asked ORISE to identify,
select and manage the training team that
prepared clinicians going on deployments to
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
2015 – ORISE experts served as lead planners for
DOE’s participation in Southern Exposure 2015, a full-
scale nuclear power plant accident-response exercise
involving more than 1,000 participants. REAC/TS
experts provided just-in-time training for medical,
health physics and emergency planning personnel.
2015 – ORISE placed
9,400 participants from
1,114 colleges and
universities into workforce
The events along this timeline
demonstrate how DOE responded
to and ORISE supported key
national priorities. Accomplishments
addressed needs in or strengthened