In addition to education and research, members of our program actively engage in our community, both socially and professionally. We serve as leaders at national and international organizations. At the local level, we participate in events at schools and support charitable causes. Here are just a few examples of how Duke Medical Physics has given back to the community.

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni come together for our annual retreat held over several days in the countryside of NC. Each year, we focus on a different theme:"Leadership" in 2016 and "Achieving Excellence" in 2017.

Highlights from 2016 Retreat

Program faculty Ehsan Samei and Madan Rehani co-chaired the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting entitled: "Patient Dose Monitoring and the Use of Diagnostic Reference Levels for Optimization of Protection in Medical Imaging." Attendees from 30 countries discussed the need to monitor radiation dose from diagnostic imaging exams, and how to use that information to improve image quality and patient safety. The meeting took place May 30 to June 3, 2016 at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna. (Photo: IAEA)


Program Director Ehsan Samei and Associate Director Fang-Fang Yin currently serve as board members-at-large of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the largest professional organization for medical physicists. Other faculty, alumni, and students also participate in multiple leadership roles, not only at AAPM but also numerous other professional organizations. Here Dr. Samei relaxes with board members after a 26-mile bike ride at the AAPM Summer School 2016. (Photo: Anuj Kapadia)



On our Annual Science Day, Duke medical physics students shared their knowledge and love of physics with kids in Hillandale Elementary School, Durham NC. (Photos: Taoran Li)



The Duke Medical Physics Team "T2 Stars" (it's an imaging joke) have participated since 2012 in the  Angels Among Us 5K races, raising several thousand dollars for the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center .