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IC3DDose 2018 Conference

(2018-06-08) The 10th International Conference on 3D and Advanced Dosimetry (IC3DDose 2018) will be held on September 16-18, 2018 at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China. The conference will bring together therapy/medical physicists, oncologists, chemists, and engineers to discuss the conference objectives. Conversation will center on the latest developments in 3D and advanced radiation dosimetry, the quality of radiation therapy treatments and quality assurance (QA), explore current dosimetric challenges, and synergy between advanced, 3D, and semi-3D dosimetry research and techniques. This conference has been endorsed by the AAPM, the Chinese Society of Medical Physics, the Duke University Medical Physics Program, and the Duke Kunshan Medical Physics Program. The early bird registration period ends on July 16, 2018. For more information, visit the conference website www.IC3DDose.org

Faculty/Students and PostDocs working in the areas below (these are session topics) are encouraged to consider submitting an abstract and attending (please check with your department chief if meeting support is available).  Note the regular abstract deadline is June 17th, and works-in-progress is Aug 1st.

  • Dosimetry for MRI-Linacs and in strong magnetic fields
  • Instrumentation and R&D in all methods of advanced dosimetry (semi-3D, EPID, solid state, chemical etc)
  • Proton dosimetry and carbon ions.
  • Cherenkov dosimetry
  • Medical physics in China
  • Clinical 3D dosimetry programs
  • High resolution dosimetry verification in small animal irradiators
  • Clinical dosimetry verification for advanced treatments (SRS, VMAT, 4D and 4Pi)
  • EPID and real time dosimetry
  • Dosimetry verification in the presence of motion
  • Comprehensive End-to-End QA for radiation therapy
  • IGRT verification
  • Chemical Dosimetry systems
  • Solid State dosimetry systems
  • Innovations in Education of Radiation Dosimetry
  • Dosimetry for developing countries
 

Congratulations to Graduates 2018

(Pictured from left to right, top row: Xiaoyu Duan, Zi Yang, Jeffrey Fenoli, Alexander Kubli, Steven Hyatt, Ryan Pappafotis, Michelle Rokni, Jaclyn Carroll, Ruiqi Geng, Xiaoning Liu, Wendy Harris, Marthony Robins, Bria Moore, Jonathan Cuthbertson, Jacob Kobra, Devin Willey)

(2018-05-25) This past Mother’s Day Sunday, families and friends, along with current students, faculty, and staff members gathered at the Washington Duke Inn for the Medical Physics Graduation and Award Ceremony to congratulate our graduating class. After some opening remarks and words of advice from the Director Dr. Ehsan Samei, Jeff Fenoli (MS 2018) delivered a congratulatory speech, expressing his pride in his Duke Medical Physics program classmates and his gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of the community. Representing the current students, Julia Bresticker (MS 2019) bid the graduates farewell through words and pictures, thanking them for their roles in supporting the first-year students.

We would like to congratulate and wish our class of 2018 graduates the very best in their future endeavors.

MedPhys Awards Ceremony 2018

(Pictured from left to right: Wendy Harris, Timothy Turkington, Yixin Ma, Michelle Rokni, Dean Darnell, Isabella Duarte, Hananiel Setiawan, Taylor Richards, Katherine Hand)

(2018-05-25) With great pleasure, we are delighted to announce the Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program awards recipients that have been recognized during the Graduation Ceremony on May 13, 2018, at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.

We congratulate Duke Medical Physics Program members receiving the following awards:

Excellence in Teaching Award 2018: Timothy G. Turkington, PhD (Radiology)

Academic and Research Excellence Awards 2018:  Jonathan Cuthbertson, MS, Wendy Harris, PhD, Taylor Richards (PhD student), Michelle Rokni, MS, Paul Yoon (PhD Candidate)

Excellence in Mentorship Award 2018: Oana Craciunescu, PhD (Radiation Oncology)

Excellence in Teaching Assistantship Award 2018: Yixin Ma (PhD student)

James T. Dobbins III Leadership Award 2018: Isabella Duarte (PhD student)

Director's Awards for Exemplary Service 2018: Dean F. Darnell, PhD (Radiology), Hananiel Setiawan (PhD student), Katherine S. Hand, MS (MedPhys Program)

Duke MedPhys Placement Statistics

Congratulations to the MedPhys May 2018 graduates with accepting positions in the leading hospitals, medical centers, universities, and international organizations.  Five of thirteen MS graduates have secured positions in the MedPhys residencies, another five are going to continue their studies in PhD programs, one graduate is taking a one year long internship position with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and 2 graduates actively interviewing at this moment. As for PhD graduates, both May 2018 graduates are going to MedPhys residencies.

May 2018 Graduates

PhD

  • Residency,  University of Pennsylvania/Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency,  Emory Hospital Imaging, Atlanta, GA

MS

  • Residency, Versant Medical Physics & Radiation Safety, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD
  • Residency, Radiation Therapy Residency, Henry Ford Health System , Detroit, MI
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • PhD Student, Stony Brook University, Biomedical Engineering Program, Medical Physics track, Stony Brook, NY
  • PhD Student, MRI Imaging, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • PhD Student, Medical Physics Graduate Program Duke University, Durham, NC
  • PhD Student, Medical Physics Graduate Program Duke University, Durham, NC
  • PhD Student, BME - Medical Physics Track, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Internship, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria

2018 ARRS Award Recipient

(2018-05-11) Duke Medical Physics faculty member, Dr. James Provenzale (Radiology), was recently named as the 2018 recipient of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Distinguished Educator Award. The award is designed to honor educators in the field of radiology who create and implement innovative educational activities which ultimately lead to improved patient outcomes. For more information regarding ARRS and the award: http://www.arrs.org/ARRSLIVE/DistinguishedEducator