News & Events

Samei honored by AAPM

(2007-12-01) Ehsan Samei PhD, director of graduate studies, was honored for "Distinguished Service to Medical Physics" by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). He was also elected to the Science Council of the AAPM. The Science Council examines specific areas of medical physics to determine advancement mechanisms, addresses scientific questions, and collates and assesses data.

Yoshizumi elected to board

(2007-11-28) Terry Yoshizumi PhD, head of the medical health physics study track and Duke's radiation safety officer, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Health Physics Society, which is a scientific and professional organization specializing in occupational and environmental radiation safety.

Josh Wilson elected to trustee committee

(2007-10-01) Joshua Wilson, PhD graduate student, was elected as the graduate and professional student representative to the Medical Center Affairs Committee of the Duke University Board of Trustees.

Open house announced for 10/19/2007

(2007-09-28) The Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program is pleased to announce its open house for prospective graduate students on Friday Oct 19, 2007, 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,

Sam Brady won student paper competition

(2007-09-28) Back in July, MS graduate Sam Brady won the student paper competition at the national Health Physics Society annual meeting in Portland Oregon. His talk was on the calibration of MOSFET dosimetry used to estimate doses to expermental mice that undergo x-ray irradiation in research. He also won a $700 travel award. Sam has stayed on in our program to pursue a PhD.