News & Events

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.

 

Mike King of U Mass visits

(2010-04-15)  On Apr 15, we hosted Dr. Mike King of the University of Massachusetts Medical School as one of our three guest speakers this semester in the Seminars in Medical Physics. Dr. King's talk was entitled "Introduction to Task-Based Assessment of Image Quality."

      
After the talk Dr. King (center) chats with PhD student Josh Wilson (left) and seminar co-organizer Dr Paul Segars (right).   Program members mix and mingle in the social hour (L to R: PhD students Vorakarn Chanyavanich and Justin Roper, Dr Timothy Turkington).

SEAAPM

(2010-03-06) The Southeast Chapter of the AAPM held its annual meeting on Mar 5-6 in Augusta, GA. As president-elect, our own program's Ehsan Samei served as the program director for the conference. Several speakers from Duke made presentations including faculty like Dr Samei, Jennifer O'Daniel, Joseph Lo, and Jim Dobbins, as well as PhD student Joshua Wilson. Program faculty member Jackie Wu won the best paper award.

        
Dr. Ehsan Samei, Director of Graduate Studies (left), and Dr. Jim Dobbins, Program Director, at the SEAAPM annual meeting. Photo: Joseph Lo.   Dr. Jackie Wu, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (right), receiving her award for Best Paper. Photo: SEAAPM.

 

Barbara Beckerman visit

(2010-01-28) The Medical Physics Graduate Program and Ravin Advanced Imaging Labs cohosted a visit by Barbara Beckerman MBA, Acting Director of the Biomedical Science and Engineering Center of Oak Ridge National Labs and Program Manager for Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Informatics in the Modeling and Simulation Group, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division. She gave two talks, entitled "Overview of Oak Ridge National Laboratory: The Big Picture" and "Multi-Modality Data Integration for Biomedical Applications".