News & Events

Update on recent MS graduates

(2007-09-09) We graduated our first MS class this past spring. So far 4 students are continuing their education in PhD programs (3 at Duke), while 9 students are already working as physicists in clinics, hospitals, or consulting companies. 

Welcoming picnic

(2007-09-08) We welcome our biggest class yet of 7 new PhD and 15 new MS students with a picnic at the Duke Faculty Club. The program now has 16 PhD and 28 MS students for a total of 44 students. Our program coordinator Olga Baranova arranged for a delicious NC BBQ meal (overheard from a student new to the American South: "Everything is brown or orange!").

Photo credit: Xiang Li & Joseph Lo

Fall 2007 Schedule

(2007-08-27) Here are upcoming important dates for the program: Sep 8 welcoming picnic, Oct 12 open house, Nov 2 career day, Dec 8 holiday party. This fall we offer 10 classes, they are:

  • MEDPHY 200    RADIATION PHYSICS
  • MEDPHY 205    ANAT/PHYSIOL MED PHYS
  • MEDPHY 228    CLINICAL PRACTICUM (RT)
  • MEDPHY 230    MOD DIAG IMAGING SYSTEMS
  • MEDPHY 248    CLINICAL PRAC & SHAWDOWING(NM)
  • MEDPHY 251    SEMINARS IN MEDICAL PHYSICS
  • MEDPHY 322    ADV PHOTON BEAM RAD THERAPY
  • MEDPHY 331    ADV MED IMAGING PHYSICS
  • MEDPHY 359    IND STUDY IN MEDICAL PHYSICS
  • MEDPHY 360    PUB SPEAKING FOR MED PHYSICS

NIH training grant funded

(2007-07-08) The medical physics graduate program at Duke is happy to announce that it has received a $750,000 training grant from NIH. This grant will provide funding for 5 years to enhance the education of our PhD students. The theme of this grant is "Cross-disciplinary training in medical physics," and will emphasize training the next generation of research scientists to be experts in more than one subdiscipline of medical physics. The graduate program at Duke is one of the few medical physics programs in North America to receive a training grant from NIH.

Lo receives breast cancer research grant

(2007-06-12) Joseph Lo PhD, faculty in the diagnostic imaging track, received a grant as co-PI with Victoria Seewaldt MD from the US Army Breast Cancer Research Program. Entitled "Biologic and Computational Models of Mammographic Density and Stromal Patterning," the grant provides $779,275 of total costs over two years.