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12/14/2005 - Free ipods for all!
Just in time for the holidays, we are pleased to announce for spring 2006, MEDPHY 251 Seminars in Medical Physics was approved as one of Duke's prestigious digital technology courses. This is part of the Duke Digital Initiative [ext. link]. What this means is that every student will be given a free 20GB 4th generation ipod and microphone. We will use the ipods to record and podcast every seminar talk, transfer large multimedia files, etc. Since the seminar course is required for all program students, that means every student in the program gets the free ipod!
12/9/2005 - Holiday lunch
The students and faculty of the medical physics graduate program gathered in the program's space for a holiday feast catered by a local Greek restaurant.
11/1/2005 - Dr. Yoshizumi named to national committee
Terry Yoshizumi, head of the medical health physics study track and Duke's radiation safety officer, was invited to become a member of Scientific Committee 6-2, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). This committee will prepare a new report on "Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the United States Population." Dr. Ken Kase, Past President of Heath Physics Society will servce as Chairman. The project is funded by US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Dr. Donald Frush, another faculty member of our program, also serves on the NCRP as a member of the Program Area Committee 4, Radiation Protection in Medicine.
10/31/2005 - Halloween Party
Students enjoy a Halloween theme lunch party in the medical physics program's common area.
10/05/2005 - Open House for Oct 20 announced
We are happy to announce our annual open house for prospective graduate students. The whole day event will be held on Oct 20 2005 right here in the medical physics program space, Suite 101 of Hock Plaza. Students will be able to visit departments and labs, talk with faculty and students, learn about financial aid and scholarships, tour the campus, attend the weekly seminar on career opportunities in medical physics, etc. Contact Olga Baranova to RSVP.
09/10/2005 - Welcoming Picnic at Falls Lake
Medical physics students, faculty, and staff brought their families and enjoyed a day at the Rolling View State Recreation Area [ext. link] at Falls Lake, a short drive from campus. Lunch was catered by Gillis BBQ. It was a great opportunity to relax and get to know each other better outside of classes and work. Thanks to Olga for organizing this event!
09/06/2005 - Hurricane Katrina response
We are doing our share in the campus-wide efforts [ext. link] to respond to the devastation. If you are a medical physics graduate student who has been displaced by Hurricane Katrina, you may contact our director to discuss the possibility of studying at Duke this semester.
09/02/2005 - Seminars in medical physics begins with orientation/welcome
We kicked off MEDPHY 251, Seminars in Medical Physics, in the Hock Auditorium. Director of graduate studies Dr. Samei welcomes the faculty and students, and summarizes all of the key features of the program. You may go to the graduate program page to download slides from his talk.