News & Events

Holiday Party

(2008-12-13) Our annual holiday party was held at the home of program director Jim Dobbins. Approximately 70 people came to enjoy the food, beverages, and good company. The highlight of the evening was the charity auction organized by Ph.D. student Vorakarn Chanyavanich, who also served as the auctioneer. Students and faculty helped to donate over 20 items or services. Together, we helped to raise over $1200 for the Durham Food Bank and the Durham Rescue Mission.
The variety of auctioned goods and services included Thai, Russian, and Chinese gourmet dinners, salsa dancing lessons, a wine tasting event, holiday baked goods, event photography, a fishing trip, a sailing excursion, a commissioned oil painting, personal training, and a family history search. The highlight of the live auction were two live giant lobsters, won by Josh Wilson and Dr. Ehsan Samei.

Open house announced for 10/17/2008

(2008-09-23) The Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program is pleased to announce its open house for prospective graduate students on Friday Oct 17, 2008, from 11AM-6PM. You are invited to attend to learn more about the program, specifically you may:

  • visit departments and labs
  • talk with faculty and students
  • learn about financial aid and scholarships
  • tour the campus
  • have dinner and socialize with medical physics students

The open house will take place in the medical physics program space, 2424 Erwin Rd, Hock Plaza, Suite 101, Durham NC 27705. Contact for RSVP: Dr. Olga Baranova, olga.baranova@duke.edu.

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