News & Events

Fredrickson wins best paper at NC HPS meeting

(2011-03-12) 2nd year MS student Mats Fredrickson won the student paper competition at the NC Health Physics Society Spring Meeting, held on Mar 3-4, 2011, in Chapel Hill, NC. His paper was entitled "Can the Ludlum Portal Monitor be used for Screening Populations from Radiological Terrorism Events?" Congratulations to Mats and his advisor, Terry Yoshizumi.


Thomas paper selected for PMB Highlights of 2010

(2011-01-24) Andrew Thomas, PhD student, was first author of a paper selected to the Highlights of 2010, "a special collection of papers that represent the breadth and excellence of the work published in Physics in Medicine and Biology last year issue of Physics in Medicine and Biology." The paper was entitled "A comprehensive method for optical-emission computed tomography" [ext. link]. This paper was previously also selected as a PMB Editor's Choice. Andy is advised by program faculty Mark Oldham PhD, who was senior author on this paper.

Interview/Visitation Event set for Mar 3-4

(2011-01-18) We have reserved Mar 3-4 for our spring PhD interview and MS visitation dates. Participation in this event will be by invitation only, based on recommendations from the Admissions Committee for applicants who will be notified by early February. During this event, invited students have an opportunity to learn more about us from program leaders, faculty, and students. There will be general tours of Duke Hospital and the Duke campus. In addition, PhD students undergo interviews and tour labs of potential mentors.

Open house announced for 10/15/2010

(2010-09-13) The Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program is pleased to announce its open house for prospective graduate students on Fri Oct 15, 2010, from 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM. 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,

Student retreat at Myrtle Beach

(2010-09-12) We just wrapped up our second annual student retreat at Myrtle Beach. Organized by students and subsidized by the program, this weekend event brought everybody together in an informal setting to learn and socialize. There were many sessions devoted to such issues such as how to pick a mentor, clinical training and opportunities, how to write a thesis, etc. There was also ample time for fun at the beach, mini-golf, and night life. This year's retreat was attended by 42 students, or 3/4 of all our students, as well as several faculty and spouses.