News & Events

Solomon's CT Workshop in Chile

(2017-06-16) Justin B. Solomon (PhD 2016/Duke CIPG Physicist) conducted a seminar and workshop on Quality Control in Computed Tomography (CT) for radiologists, technologists, physicists, and health regulators at Clinica Alemana de Santiago, Chile. Dr. Solomon orchestrated a series of lectures and a practical workshop with the ACR phantom and answered many questions related to imaging, CT quality control, radiation dose, image quality, and protocol optimization. This workshop represents part of a long-term relationship between Duke and Clinica Alemana in which many Duke Radiology faculty and staff are involved.

 

 

Carey E. Floyd, Jr. Graduate Fellowship 2017

RECIPIENT: KYLE J. LAFATA

Congratulations to Kyle J. Lafata, Medical Physics PhD student, on being honored with Carey E. Floyd, Jr. Graduate Fellowship (2016-2017). The goal of this award is to recognize PhD students who embody the characteristics of creativity, innovation, and scientific productivity for which Dr. Floyd was so well known. The award carries a plaque, $1500 cash prize, and funds for conference travel for the awardee.

James T. Dobbins III Leadership Award

RECIPIENTS: MARTHONY L. ROBINS AND WENDY B. HARRIS

We are delighted to present the James T. Dobbins III Leadership Award to Marthony E. Robins (2016) and Wendy B. Harris (2017), Medical Physics Graduate Program PhD students. The James T. Dobbins Student Leadership Award was established by the Medical Physics Administration Council in 2015. The award is given annually to a Medical Physics graduate student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership. James T. Dobbins, III, (aka, Jim), was the first Director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program, and served two terms from 2005-2015. He is now Associate Vice Provost and Director of the Duke Kunshan University Program Office. The award includes a plaque and a $500 cash prize for each recipient.

Academic and Research Excellence Awards 2017

RECIPIENTS: YIXIN MA (Not Pictured), YANG SHENG, JAMES R. SPENCER, AND MICHAEL A. TRAGER

We congratulate the four recipients of the Academic and Research Excellence Award (2016-2017): Yixin Ma (PhD student), Yang Sheng, PhD, James R. Spencer, MS, and Michael A. Trager, MS.  This award was established to recognize individuals for their distinguished performance in both academics and research.

Nominees for the Academic and Research Excellence Award (2016-2017): Jonathan D. Cuthberston (MS student), Jeffrey M. Fenoli (MS student), Wendy B. Harris (PhD student), Yixin Ma (PhD student), Yang Sheng, PhD, James R. Spencer, MS, Michael A. Trager, MS, Devin A. Willey (MS student).

Excellence in Teaching Assistantship Award 2017

RECIPIENT: ISABELLA DUARTE

We would like to congratulate Isabella Duarte, Medical Physics PhD student, on receiving the Medical Physics Graduate Program Excellence in Teaching Assistantship Award (2016-2017). Below is an excerpt from one of her nomination letters:

“I've seen the daunting workload Isabella has had as a Therapy TA. I know there have been times students have asked her questions outside of class, and she was always extremely helpful and diligent answering them and not pushing them off to school or office hours. Isabella has managed a lot of work with this class as a TA, and I know she's taught and helped the students so much. Isabella is extremely deserving of the Best TA Award.”

Nominees for the Excellence in Teaching Assistantship Award: Isabella Duarte, Jocelyn M. Hoye, Kyle J. Lafata, Xiao Liang, Taylor B. Smith (PhD students)