News & Events

Spring 2009 Schedue

(2009-01-01) For this spring, we offer the following courses listed below by course  number, title, and instructor:

        • MEDPHY 210 Radiation Protection (Yoshizumi)
        • MEDPHY 220 Radiation Therapy Physics (Oldham)
        • MEDPHY 230 Modern Diagnostic Imaging Systems (Smith)
        • MEDPHY 241 Nuclear Medicine Physics (Turkington)
        • MEDPHY 251 Seminars in Medical Physics (Lo/Oldham)
        • MEDPHY 313 Radiobiology II (Kirsch)
        • MEDPHY 318 Clinical Practicum and Shadowing in Medical Health  Physics (Yoshizumi)
        • MEDPHY 323 Advanced Brachytherapy and Special Procedures (Yin)
        • MEDPHY 327 Clinical Radiation Oncology (Kirkpatrick)
        • MEDPHY 328 Clinical Practicum in Radiation Therapy (Z. Wang/Wu)
        • MEDPHY 332 Molecular Imaging Seminar (Mukundan)
        • MEDPHY 338 Clinical Practicum in Diagnostic Imaging (Trahey)
        • MEDPHY 342 Radionuclide / Radiotracer Production (Vaidyanathan)
        • MEDPHY 359 Independent Study in Medical Physics (Multiple)
        • MEDPHY 361 Biostatistics for Medical Physics (Tourassi/Kapadia)
        • MEDPHY 370 Frontiers of Biomedical Science (Wong)

Tomosynthesis Imaging Symposium announced

(2008-12-30) Duke Advanced Imaging Labs and Medical Physics Graduate Program are co-sponsoring a special conference in spring entitled Tomosynthesis Imaging Symposium 2009: Frontiers in Research and Clinical Applications, to be held at Duke on Apr 30 - May 2, 2009. Check out the website for more information!

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,

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.