News & Events

CAMPEP Accreditation!

(2008-08-28) The medical physics graduate program at Duke is proud to announce that it has officially received its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP), for both MS and PhD study. Our accreditation is effective Jan 1, 2008 through Dec 31, 2012. This accreditation means that our students will now qualify for the changes in board eligibility that are coming in 2012.

Fall 2008 Schedule

(2008-08-25)  This fall we offer 10 classes:

MEDPHY 200    RADIATION PHYSICS
MEDPHY 205    ANAT/PHYSIOL MED PHYS
MEDPHY 230    MOD DIAG IMAGING SYSTEMS
MEDPHY 251    SEMINARS IN MEDICAL PHYSICS
MEDPHY 312    RADIOBIOLOGY I
MEDPHY 313    RADIOBIOLOGY II
MEDPHY 322    ADV PHOTON BEAM RAD THERAPY
MEDPHY 328    CLINICAL PRACTICUM (RT)
MEDPHY 331    ADV MED IMAGING PHYSICS
MEDPHY 348    CLINICAL PRACTICUM & SHADOWING (NM) 

Awards for 2007-2008 Academic Year

(2008-05-08) We are happy to announce The Awards for 2007-2008 Academic Year:

  • Excellence in Teaching Award: Shiva Das
  • Excellence in Mentorship Award: Ehsan Samei
  • Exemplary Service Award: Fang-Fang Yin, James MacFall, Timothy Turkington, Victor Hosfeld, David Sterling
  • Floyd Fellowship: Justin Roper
  • Excellence in Research Award for MS student: Benjamin Pollard
  • Excellence in Research Award for PhD student: Lei Ren
  • Excellence in Academic Performance Award, 1st year student: Jessica Nute
  • Excellence in Academic Performance Award , 2nd year student: Harold Park

Seminar Schedule for Spring 2008

(2008-01-08) The full seminar schedule is now finalized. Here are just some highlights. We kick off with Dr. Tourassi's biostats talk, part 2 of 2 which we will likely repeat every 2 years to make sure every MS class gets it. Trust me, you'll thank her later in life.

Every semester we will bring you at least 1 talk by an MD, this semester we have 2: Dr. Jaffe on imaging for abdominal pain in pregnancy, and Dr. Chin from nukes in a few weeks.

We are starting a few new themed series. Every semester we will present a "hot topic" discussion covering controversial and important issues in med phys. As introduced in Dr. Jaffe's talk, CT dose is the big issue today when it comes to pediatric imaging. Drs. Frush and Yoshizumi will present both sides of this issue.

We also begin a series we're calling RT Clinical Practice Lectures, where we will invite our RT clinical faculty to share their practical expertise. Kicking this series off will be Dr. Sua Yoo who will talk about her recent advanced training course in Varian gating systems. This is cutting edge practical clinical insights that very few people in the country are privy to.

We will have 2 student-driven sessions. The first will be 2/14 just before the SPIE Medical Imaging conference, when 3 MEDPHY & BME students will share with you their research while practicing their talks. The second will be 3/6 during the Open House, when MEDPHY students will present posters for each other as well as our visitors.

We are pleased to be able to host 2 outside speakers this semester, Drs. Charles Mistretta and David Townsend, who will be coming near the end of the semester.

Finally, we round out the schedule with research-oriented talks by our own faculty, including Dr. Martin Tornai on multimodality breast imaging, Dr. Joseph Lo on breast tomosynthesis imaging, and Dr. Ehsan Samei on dose and quality optimization of imaging systems.

Holiday Party

(2008-01-01) The medical physics faculty and students gather at Dr. Samei's house on Dec 8 for our annual holiday party. Here are just some snapshots. Left: program director Dr. Dobbins chatting with several faculty and students. Center and right: students awaiting the outcome of the "white elephant" gift drawing.