News & Events

Belley Named Univ Rhode Island MedPhys Co-Director

(2017-06-16) Matthew D. Belley (PhD 2015) was appointed Interim co-Director for the Medical Physics Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Belley is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Brown University and a Medical Physicist at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital. His research concentrated in radiation dosimetry, Monte Carlo simulations, medical device development, and radiobiology studies.



Solomon's CT Workshop in Chile

(2017-06-16) Justin B. Solomon (PhD 2016/Duke CIPG Physicist) conducted a seminar and workshop on Quality Control in Computed Tomography (CT) for radiologists, technologists, physicists, and health regulators at Clinica Alemana de Santiago, Chile. Dr. Solomon orchestrated a series of lectures and a practical workshop with the ACR phantom and answered many questions related to imaging, CT quality control, radiation dose, image quality, and protocol optimization. This workshop represents part of a long-term relationship between Duke and Clinica Alemana in which many Duke Radiology faculty and staff are involved.



Carey E. Floyd, Jr. Graduate Fellowship 2017


Congratulations to Kyle J. Lafata, Medical Physics PhD student, on being honored with Carey E. Floyd, Jr. Graduate Fellowship (2016-2017). The goal of this award is to recognize PhD students who embody the characteristics of creativity, innovation, and scientific productivity for which Dr. Floyd was so well known. The award carries a plaque, $1500 cash prize, and funds for conference travel for the awardee.

James T. Dobbins III Leadership Award


We are delighted to present the James T. Dobbins III Leadership Award to Marthony E. Robins (2016) and Wendy B. Harris (2017), Medical Physics Graduate Program PhD students. The James T. Dobbins Student Leadership Award was established by the Medical Physics Administration Council in 2015. The award is given annually to a Medical Physics graduate student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership. James T. Dobbins, III, (aka, Jim), was the first Director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program, and served two terms from 2005-2015. He is now Associate Vice Provost and Director of the Duke Kunshan University Program Office. The award includes a plaque and a $500 cash prize for each recipient.

Excellence in Mentorship Award 2017


We are proud to congratulate Dr. Justus D. Adamson (Radiation Oncology) on receiving the Duke Medical Physics Excellence in Mentorship Award (2016-2017). Dr. Adamson co-teaches the Radiation Therapy Physics course and mentors Medical Physics students. Below is an excerpt from one of his nomination letters:

 “Dr. Justus Adamson is a great mentor [both] in and outside of the classroom. He is an extremely patient teacher and is able to convey complex ideas in a simple manner. Beyond teaching a simple understanding of material, Dr. Adamson helps his students to learn the underlying principles of what he teaches and its importance to the medical physics field as a whole. Dr. Adamson has motivated me to reach my maximum potential during my time at Duke. Dr. Adamson has made my time at Duke very productive and has reinforced my passion for the field.”

Nominees for Excellence in Mentorship Award 2017: Justus D. Adamson, PhD, Jing Cai, PhD, Anuj J. Kapadia, PhD, Joseph Y. Lo, PhD, Lei Ren, PhD, Ehsan Samei, PhD.