News & Events
Barbara Beckerman visit
(2010-01-28) The Medical Physics Graduate Program and Ravin Advanced Imaging Labs cohosted a visit by Barbara Beckerman MBA, Acting Director of the Biomedical Science and Engineering Center of Oak Ridge National Labs and Program Manager for Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Informatics in the Modeling and Simulation Group, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division. She gave two talks, entitled "Overview of Oak Ridge National Laboratory: The Big Picture" and "Multi-Modality Data Integration for Biomedical Applications".
Spring 2010 Schedule
(2010-01-13) Spring classes begin today. For this semester, we offer the following courses listed below by course number and title:
- MEDPHY 210 RADIATION PROTECTION
- MEDPHY 220 RADIATION THERAPY PHYSICS
- MEDPHY 241 NUCLEAR MEDICINE PHYSICS
- MEDPHY 251 SEMINARS IN MEDICAL PHYSICS
- MEDPHY 323 ADV BRACHYTHERAPY/SP TOP
- MEDPHY 326 PRACTICUM ON MC METHODS IN MP
- MEDPHY 327 CLINICAL RADIATION ONCOLOGY
- MEDPHY 328 CLINICAL PRACTICUM (RT)
- MEDPHY 338 RADIOLOGY IN PRACTICE
- MEDPHY 339 CLINICAL PRACTICUM (DI)
- MEDPHY 359 IND STUDY IN MEDICAL PHYSICS
- MEDPHY 370 FRONTIERS OF BIOMED SCIENCE
Please see the current schedule for the seminar for more info on this semester's offerings. We have 3 distinguished outside speakers: Barbara Beckerman of Oak Ridge National Labs on research at ORNL, Lei Dong of MD Anderson on IGRT, and Michael King of U Mass on model observers. Physicians are one of our program's strengths, and we offer talks from 3 this semester: Don Frush on the very hot topic of CT dose, Bennett Chin on translational SPECT imaging, and Chris Lascola on small molecule MRI imaging. Our research faculty provide cutting edge research updates: Joseph Lo on breast tomosynthesis, Martin Tornai on molecular breast imaging, Mark Oldham on imaging and radiation therapy, and James MacFall on MR monitoring of hyperthermia therapy. Last but not least, two seminars will be led by students, with Sam Brady and Sangroh Kim showing off their PhD research, and Samuel Johnston, Baiyu Chen, and Dominic Crotty previewimg their SPIE presentations.
Program members win Cancer Center awards
(2009-10-05) Congratulations to Taoran Li, PhD student, who received the Citizens Advisory Council Outstanding Poster Award at the 2009 Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Meeting [ext. link]. Taoran is first from the left in the top row in the accompanying picture. He is advised by program faculty Jackie Wu PhD. Several other program faculty members were also involved in the meeting. Faculty member David Kirsch MD PhD was the mentor of Rebecca Dodd PhD, recipient of the Citizen’s Advisory Council Outstanding Oral Presentation Award. Faculty member Mark Oldham PhD mentored Alvin Cabrera MD, who was a winner of the Citizens Advisory Council Poster Prize. Finally, faculty member Zeljko Vujaskovic MD MPH won the R. Wayne Rundles Award for Excellence in Cancer Research. This award is presented to a Duke investigator whose research has made an important contribution to the detection, treatment, or prevention of cancer. (Picture credit: Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center website.)
Open house announced for 10/15/2009
(2009-09-06) The Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program is pleased to announce its open house for prospective graduate students on Thursday Oct 15, 2009, from 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM.
You are invited to attend to learn more about the program, specifically you may:
* Visit departments and labs
* Talk with faculty and students
* Learn about financial aid and scholarships
* Tour the campus
* Have dinner and socialize with Medical Physics students
The open house will take place in the medical physics program space, 2424 Erwin Rd, Hock Plaza, Suite 101, Durham NC 27705.
Welcome to New Class
(2009-08-24) This fall marks the matriculation of our program's 5th class, comprised of 8 M.S. and 5 Ph.D. students. We congratulate the Ph.D. students who received special fellowships: Baiyu Chen was awarded the Carestream Fellowship, Laurie Cumberbatch received the Dean's Graduate Fellowship, and Steve Mann received the NIH Training Grant Fellowship and the James B. Duke Fellowship.