News & Events

Spring open house

(2013-03-09) From March 7 thru 9, we hosted our spring open house event. This year we welcomed 11 MS and 9 PhD student recruits. Highlights included an evening social where guests mingled with current students in the Millennium hotel (top picture), lab and hospital tours, interviews for PhD candidates, dinner with students at Satisfaction Restaurant in historic downtown Durham, meetings with program leaders, trips to Durham places of interest, and lunch at the beautiful Horton Hall of our own Sarah P. Duke Gardens (bottom picture).

Photo credit: Kelly Loman (top) and Susu Yan (bottom).

CAMPEP accreditation renewed

(2013-01-04) We are happy to report that the Graduate Program in Medical Physics (that's us!) has been re-accredited by CAMPEP for an additional 5 years. Duke first received accreditation in 2008. The mission of CAMPEP [ext. link] is "to promote consistent quality education of medical physicists by evaluating and accrediting Graduate, Residency and Continuing Education programs that meet high standards established by CAMPEP in collaboration with its sponsoring organizations."

Congratulations, Class of 2013!

(2013-05-12) Duke Medical Physics Program awarded 13 graduate degrees during graduation reception on May 12th, 2013. Congratulations! We are so proud of your accomplishments! Be sure to check out over 100 pictures on our Facebook page.

Student thesis and dissertation are available on Student Publication.

Back row from left: Dr Dobbins, Dr Baranova, Irina Vergalasova, Adria Vidovic, Cindy Yujiao Qin, Dong Joo Rhee, Dr Turkington, Allison Mitchell, Gretchen Raterman, and Dr Yin. Front: Ross McGurk, Ioannis Argyridis, Andrew Polemi, Taoran Li, and Leith Rankine. Not shown are Matthew Schmidt and Kathryn Turner. In addition, Jason Bond, Yanan Cao, and Lei Ding graduated over the summer. (Photo: Shiv Kaushik)

Belley wins student paper competition

(2013-03-21) For the 3rd year in a row, a Duke student has won first place in the student paper competition at the North Carolina Health Physics Society (NCHPS). This year the honor went to 2nd year PhD student Matthew Belley for his paper entitled “Cs-137 and 320kVp orthovoltage small animal irradiator organ dose comparison using Monte Carlo Methods” (advisor: Terry Yoshizumi). The meeting was held at Carolina Beach, NC on Feb 28 to March 1, 2013.
Picture shows from left: Jonathan Moore from UNC (President-Elect of NCHPS), Belley, Amy Orders from NC State, and 2nd place winner Clara Ferrerra from East Carolina Univ.

Erik Paulson named chair of Duke Radiology

(2013-04-18) Dr. Nancy Andrews, Dean of the School of Medicine, announced today that Erik Paulson, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, will return to Duke in June as chair of Duke Radiology. The radiology department is one of the key contributors toward our program, and many program faculty have their primary appointment in that department. The following is excerpted from the statement by Dr. Andrews:

Before joining M.D. Anderson in 2012, Dr. Paulson was educated, trained and spent 20 years at Duke rising through the ranks... He was named Division Chief of Abdominal Imaging in 2001 and Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology in 2009.

A highly-regarded expert in cross-sectional imaging of the abdomen, Dr. Paulson has built an academic career around clinically-driven research.  His academic interests include hepatic cross-sectional imaging, CT technology assessment, and image guided intervention. Recent work focuses on Dual Energy Computed Tomography (CT) and innovative methods to reduce radiation dose in CT. He is currently an investigator on a phase II protocol studying genomic guided therapy for patients with castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer.

An author on more than 176 publications, Dr. Paulson’s work reflects his collaborative approach to clinical care and research both within the Department of Radiology and with colleagues from other departments... Dr. Paulson’s knowledge of Duke and of the national and international radiology landscape, his commitment to excellence, and his collaborative spirit make him an exceptional leader for the Department of Radiology.