News & Events

Initial Placement Class 2017

(2017-04-20) Congratulations to our Medical Physics Graduate Program Graduates 2017 with accepting clinical, residency, PhD positions in leading hospitals, medical centers, and universities:

 

MS

PhD

Residency

4

1

PhD Program

5

 

Research Assistant

1

 

Air Force

1

 

Clinical

 

1

Other

6

1

 

 

Samei Meets with Congressional Staff in DC to Advocate Medical Research

(From Left to Right: Senior Advisor to Senator Thom Tillis, Dr. Joel Collier, Duke BME Faculty, and Dr. Ehsan Samei, Duke Radiology Faculty)

(2017-04-07) In late March, Dr. Ehsan Samei met with the senior advisor to Senator Thom Tillis in Washington DC to advocate and emphasize the importance of basic medical research, to discuss science policy, NIH funding, and the importance of enabling the US to maintain its leadership in science. He was joined by Joel Collier, a fellow Duke BME faculty. 

Yoon Wins Duke Cancer Institute Poster Award

(2017-04-07) Congratulations to MedPhys PhD student Paul Yoon (Advisor: Dr. Oldham), who won third  prize for his poster at the Radiation Oncology and Imaging Program (ROIP) Annual Retreat on his research titled “A New Approach to Cancer Treatment Utilizing Photo-Activation of Psoralen with Kv X-Rays”. The poster showcases a novel psoralen-based phototherapy using x-ray stimulated UV emission from phosphors deep within the tumor, termed X-ray Psoralen Activated Cancer Therapy (X-PACT). In vitro and in vivo trials strongly suggest X-PACT is cytotoxic and encourages apoptosis, which is a sign of local control and possible tumor-specific immunogenicity. First X-PACT compassionate care canine studies on 6 dogs resulted in either complete remission of the tumor (for oral melanoma) or stable disease for at least 2 years on otherwise terminal canine patients.

 

 

Kibbe from NCI Visits Duke

(2017-04-07) Dr. Warren A. Kibbe is Acting Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) at the NCI, visited Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program on April 07, 2017. In his lecture, he discussed cancer moonshot, data sharing, and the genomic data commons. After the seminar, Medical Physics Graduate Program students meet with Dr. Kibbe for Q&A session, where students had an opportunity to discuss the ability to manage and analyze diverse, and often extremely large, collections of data — whether high-throughput genomics data, clinical data, or annotated medical images, asked career advice, gain information about his background. NCI created CBIIT to lead the coordination, development, and deployment of enterprise-wide digital capabilities (including biomedical informatics, scientific-management information systems, and computing resources) in support of the Institute's initiatives. Through CBIIT, NCI is helping to speed scientific discovery and facilitate translational research by using IT, informatics and Data Science to address complex research challenges. InformationWeek named Dr. Kibbe a Top 25 Innovative Healthcare CIO for 2012.

 

 

New Residency Positions for Duke Graduates

The Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program is delighted to announce the establishment of a Diagnostic Imaging Residency position exclusively for our graduates. This imaging residency will be part of the CAMPEP-accredited Duke Imaging Physics Residency Program. The position is open to all MS students graduating from our program and is administered through the MedPhys Match. Plans for additional residency slots in the future are underway.