News & Events

Yin elected to AAPM Board

(2013-07-23) Congratulations to Fang-Fang Yin, PhD, Associate Director and faculty member of our program, who was elected today to the AAPM Board as one of the Members-at-Large. His term begins on January 1, 2014. As stated in an email from Beth A. Schueler, Ph.D., AAPM Secretary, "The AAPM serves its membership through the dedicated efforts of many volunteers. These individuals have accepted particularly important roles, and we appreciate them and the others who were willing to stand for election."


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.

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).