News & Events

Jason Bond Air Force Swearing in Ceremony

(2011-09-22) Jason Bond is the latest student from our program to join the Air Force and receive a prestigious $142,000 fellowship from the Health Professions Scholarship Program. Today, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. This competitive, multi-discipline scholarship is offered to aspiring health professionals and is granted with the understanding that the recipient serve in the military as a means of repayment.

Welcome to New Class

(2011-09-16) The 7th class presents itself as a well-balanced group of 19 students: 14 MS, 4 PhD and 1 non-degree. There were 7 females and 12 males, and the students come from US, China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Congo. Scott Robertson, a PhD student, received an AAPM/RSNA Fellowship for Graduate Study in Medical Physics; Matthew Belley received an NIH training fellowship. Congratulations to Scott and Matt!

Open house announced for 10/14/2011

(2011-09-13)  The Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program is pleased to announce its open house for prospective graduate students on Fri Oct 14, 2011, 11 AM - 6 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.
Contact for RSVP: Katherine Hand,

The Medical Physics Graduate Program offers both M.S. and PhD degrees, and is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by five departments: radiology, radiation oncology, physics, biomedical engineering, and occupational and environmental safety (health physics). It is fully accredited by CAMPEP.

Dewhirst named Associate Dean for Faculty Mentoring

(2011-09-06) Program Director Jim Dobbins said today, "Dean Nancy Andrews announced this morning that Mark Dewhirst, the Gustavo S. Montana Professor of Radiation Oncology and one of our medical physics faculty members, has been appointed as the new Associate Dean for Faculty Mentoring.  Dr. Dewhirst won the Mentorship Award in our graduate program in 2009, and has a long record of successful mentoring at various levels.  He is an ideal fit for this new position, and I think we can take great pride in knowing that a faculty member from our program is taking on such an important role in the medical center."


Turkington named new DGS

(2011-08-11) Program Director Jim Dobbins announced today that Timothy Turkington has been appointed to the position of director of graduate studies (DGS). Dr Turkington has served the program in many capacities since its inception, including nuclear medicine track director and member of the administrative council. In an email to faculty and students, Dr Dobbins said: "I am writing to let you know of a transition in a key leadership position within our graduate program. After two terms as DGS, Ehsan Samei is stepping down to focus on other leadership efforts within the medical center. Let me say how immensely grateful I am to Ehsan for the superb job he has done as the first DGS of our program. He set us on a path of excellence. He will still be active as a faculty member, but we will miss his involvement in the role of DGS. I am happy to announce that Tim Turkington has been appointed to serve as our new DGS. I am confident that Tim will continue the legacy of excellence in the role of DGS for our future generations of students."