News & Events

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.

Ed Coleman and Mike Zalutsky Receive Prestigious SNM Awards

(2007-06-03) At its 54th annual meeting in Washington DC, the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) recently honored two program faculty with two of its top awards.

Dr. Edward Coleman is a professor, vice chair, and director of the division of nuclear medicine in Duke Radiology. The SNM awarded him the 2007 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award, which recognized his efforts in advancing molecular imaging and clinical applications of PET, PET/CT, and radionuclide therapy. "With this award, SNM recognizes that Dr. Coleman's work has had a meaningful and significant impact on molecular imaging and nuclear medicine practice," said SNM President Martin P. Sandler in a press release. Dr. Coleman was the nuclear medicine physician involved with the development of the first PET scans at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He worked on obtaining reimbursement for PET procedures, which paved the way for widespread use of PET clinically.
Dr. Michael Zalutsky is a a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at Duke. The SNM awarded him the 2007 Paul C. Aebersold Award for outstanding achievement in basic nuclear medicine science. "With this award, the molecular imaging and nuclear medicine community recognizes Dr. Zalutsky's intellectual capital, national reputation and prominent role in advancing significant contributions to medical science—especially in using molecular targeting to combat cancer," said SNM President Martin P. Sandler. "He has made many contributions to both the basic and applied aspects of molecular therapy and nuclear medicine in a variety of areas, including radionuclide production, radiochemistry and radiation biology," added Sandler in a press release. Dr. Zalutsky is also director of the Radiolabeling Facility Shared Resource and is a member of the cancer immunobiology, neuro-oncology and radiation oncology programs in the Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

 

First MS class graduates

(2007-05-01) The program graduated its first class of MS students this year. From the class of 16 students admitted in 2005, over 2/3 have already been employed by established clinical facilities around the country or admitted to our doctoral program to continue their medical physics studies at Duke. To our first ever class, congratulations and good luck!