News & Events

Andrew Thomas selected for PMB Editor's Choice

(2010-07-15) Andrew Thomas, PhD student, was first author of a paper selected to the prestigious Editor's Choice issue of Physics in Medicine and Biology. Andy is advised by program faculty Mark Oldham PhD, who was also senior author on this paper, entitled "A comprehensive method for optical-emission computed tomography" [ext. link].

Samuel Brady wins Lutz Moritz Memorial Award

(2010-07-01) Our recent graduate, Samuel Brady PhD, received the first Lutz Moritz Memorial Award at the Health Physics Society annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. This award is given annually to a promising health physics student who has submitted an outstanding talk or poster on accelerator radiation protection. The award, which includes a cash award and plaque, was created to honor Lutz Moritz, Canada's leading expert on accelerator radiation safety and a respected teacher and researcher in the field of accelerator health physics.


Class of 2010 Commencement

Congratulations and good luck to our fifth MS class which graduated today, as well as three PhD graduates.
This year's PhD graduates:
Xiang Li (advisor: Ehsan Samei)  Sangroh Kim (advisor: Terry Yoshizumi)  Samuel Brady (advisor: Terry Yoshizumi)

This year's Master's graduates:
Lauren Courlas (advisors: Fang-Fang Yin and Jennifer O'Daniel) Adam Brooks (advisor: Zhiheng Wang)
Matthew Freeman (advisors: Joseph Lo and Shiva Das)   Travis Greene (advisor: Ehsan Samei)
Christina Herring (advisor: Mark Dewhirst)                      Kelly Ann McGrady (advisor: Jim Dobbins)
Deep Mehtaji (advisor: Joseph Lo)                                  Michael Pierquet (advisor: Mark Oldham)
Erich Schnell (advisor: Jim Dobbins)                               Scott Senick (advisor: Zheng Chang)
Lee Stunja (advisor: Mark Oldham)                                 Lincoln Webb (advisor: Ehsan Samei)

Student thesis and dissertation descriptions are available from the Student Publication.

The Duke Medical Physics class of 2010. From left, James Dobbins, Matthew Freeman, Travis Green, Michael Pierquet, Adam Brooks, Christy Herring, Samuel Brady, Kelly McGrady, Xiang Li, Erich Schnell, Lauren Courlas, Sangroh Kim, Lee Stunja, Lincoln Webb, Scott Senick, Ehsan Samei.

Ron Jaszczak retires

(2010-04-29) Program Director Jim Dobbins today wrote in an email to the program, "One of our distinguished faculty members, Ron Jaszczak, is soon retiring after a stellar career. I'm sure you will join me in congratulating Ron for his numerous accomplishments in nuclear medicine and for his very productive career on the faculty at Duke. Ron is one of the giants in the field of nuclear medicine physics, and his presence will be missed.  We are fortunate to have had someone of Ron's caliber associated with our graduate program, and I send him our best wishes for retirement on behalf of the entire program."

Geoffrey Rubin MD announced as new chair of Radiology

(2010-04-15) Nancy Andrews, Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine, today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Rubin, M.D. as the new chair of radiology. Dr. Rubin  is currently professor of radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine where he also serves as Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging, and Medical Director of the 3-D Laboratory in the department of radiology. He is also Vice Chief of Staff, Stanford Hospitals, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs for the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Stanford. He received his bachelor's degree from the California Institute of Technology, and earned his M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He performed his radiology residency, and a body imaging fellowship, at Stanford in the late '80s and early '90s before joining the faculty at Stanford as an Assistant Professor in 1993.