News & Events

Soccer team wins intramural championship!

(2012-04-11) Kate Turner reports, "The Duke University Medical Physics Intramural Soccer Team, "Guna's Goons," recently won the graduate intermediate league championship game. Team members include Mike Niebanck, Josh Johnson, Andrew Polemi, Justin Solomon, Matt Schmidt, Scott Robertson, Matt Belley, and Kevin Rybicki. A celebration was held for the team in the break room, where many students from the medical physics program enjoyed a congratulatory cake with the team picture printed on it!"

Ioannis Argyridis wins award at ISMRM conference

(2012-03-29) MS student Ioannis Argyridis was awarded the Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for the 20th Annual ISMRM meeting for his abstract "Quantitative Magnetic Susceptibility Mapping of the developing mouse brain." He is advised by program faculty member Chunlei Liu.

Anna Rodrigues wins student paper competition at NCHPS conference

(2012-03-16) MS student Anna Rodrigues won the student paper competition at the North Carolina Health Physics Society (NCHPS) held in Raleigh, NC. Her presentation was entitled "Dose verification in small animal dosimetry: A dose comparison between TG-61 look-up table and MOSFET method for various collimator sizes." This work was completed under her MS advisor Terry Yoshizumi.
Picture shows Anna (center) with Amy Orders (left), Assistant Director and RSO at NC State Environmental Health and Safety and organizer of the student competition, and Wendy Woehr (right), health physicist at Duke and President-Elect of NCHPS. 


Taoran Li paper honored by PMB

(2012-02-22) PhD student Taoran Li's first author paper "Adaptive prostate IGRT combining online re-optimization and re-positioning: a feasibility study," has been selected by the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB) as 1 of the 25 highlighted articles for 2011 [ext. link]. According to the journal, "The 25 articles were selected for their presentation of outstanding new research, receipt of the highest praise from our international referees and the highest number of downloads last year." Taoran is advised by Jackie Wu PhD. This marks the 2nd year in a row that one of our students received this honor, following Andy Thomas who was on the 2010 list (see 2010 news, 1/24/2011).

Medical physics students get spooky

(2011-10-27) Kate Turner reports, "Around twelve students attended the Halloween celebration and everyone really enjoyed it. For many of the international students, it was their first time carving a pumpkin, so it was a great cultural experience as well as a nice study break! We also watched Paranormal Activity 2 and enjoyed snacks provided by the medical physics program."