News & Events

Imalogix graduate fellowship

(2016-09-29) Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program is pleased to announce an Imalogix graduate fellowship sponsored by medInt Holdings, LLC, to advance the science of dose and image quality informatics. The fellowship offers three years for support towards a PhD degree in Medical Physics focused on performance informatics.



Distinguished Lecture series: Lawrence Marks

(2016-09-25) The Distinguished Lecture series welcomed Dr. Lawrence Marks, MD, who presented on “Error Bars in Medical Imaging.” The Medical Physics Program students and faculty were in attendance to learn about the frequency and causes of “human-errors” in the clinic and Dr. Marks' methods to improve patient safety. His talk also challenged the widespread reliance on diagnostic imaging by the physicists and physicians in the patient treatment process. Dr. Marks was faculty at Duke for 19 years and joined UNC Chapel Hill in 2008 as Chair of Radiation Oncology. The lecture series will continue to feature prominent figures in the scientific community throughout the fall 2016 academic year. 



Leadership Retreat 2016

(2016-09-16) Our students, faculty, and alumni gathered for our first-ever retreat focusing on leadership and professionalism. Over 80 members gathered at Camp Agape in Fuquay-Varina, NC on Sep 9-11. Leadership trainers and coaches Andre Kotze and Duke’s Dr. Sharon Hull talked about emotional intelligence, leadership styles, and project management through both lectures and interactive activities. In addition, Dr. Erik Paulson, Chair of Duke Radiology, and Dr. Chris Willett, Chair of Duke Radiation Oncology, participated in a Q&A  panel led by Program Director Dr. Ehsan Samei. Dr. Samei followed up with a talk of his own on how to communicate effectively. Dr. James Dobbins, Director Emeritus of our program and now Associate Vice Provost for DKU, gave the plenary talk on decision-making as a leader. In between sessions, attendees enjoyed many social and alternate activities, including volleyball, basketball, zip lining, archery, hiking, and hanging around the campfire. Saturday night’s main activity involved improvisation skits starring both students and faculty and a talent show. For more coverage, please see the Retreat Page.


Welcome new faculty

(2016-09-016) Welcome to our new faculty member, MedPhys alumnus, Dr.Taoran Li (PhD' 13). Dr. Li is a Medical Physicist, Clinical Instructor and Associate Director of Medical Physics Residency at Thomas Jefferson University. His research interests include online adaptive radiation therapy, phantom-less patient specific quality assurance, knowledge-based treatment planning, and deformable image registration and dose accumulation. In addition, I am also passionate about exploring and developing visual-based instructional methods to better train medical physics students and residents, and to enhance educating patients and the general public.


Open House on Oct 07, 2016!

(2016-09-02) Duke Medical Physics is holding an Open House on Friday Oct 07, 2016. Come visit Duke and learn more about medical physics and our graduate program! Each fall, the open house brings prospective students to campus for a full day event. You will have a chance to visit departments and labs, talk with faculty and students, learn about financial aid and scholarships, tour the campus, socialize with our medical physics students, and much more!