Distinguished Lectures in Medical Physics

Medical Physics students and faculty attending seminar (photo: Joseph Lo)

Beginning in fall 2016, we introduce a new Distinguished Lectures in Medical Physics series, which brings a high profile speaker each month. The lecture series is co-instructed by Drs. Oana Craciunescu and Joseph Lo. 

Students seeking permission codes for registration: Please contact program coordinator and identify your department and grad/prof student status. Per registrar policies, undergraduates may not register for such partial credit courses. We have a large auditorium, so everybody is welcome! If you are not in our program but would like to receive the weekly seminar announcement email, please contact Dr. Baranova at the same email link above.

Our Seminar Archive maintains a list of all talks from previous semesters, going all the way back to 2003!

2016-2017 Schedule

Second or Third Thursdays, lecture 3-4 PM, town hall discussion 4-5 PM

LOCATION: Duke North Hospital Rm 2002

Date Speaker Topic
Sep 22, 2016 Lawrence Marks, M.D.
Dr. Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research and Chair of Radiation Oncology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Error Bars in Medical Imaging
Oct 20, 2016 Mark Rivard, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Physicist, Professor of Radiation Oncology
Tufts-New England Medical Center
The making of an AAPM Task Group: Grass roots efforts for issuing societal standards
Nov 10, 2016 Melissa Martin, M.S.
President Elect, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
President, Therapy Physics Inc., Gardena, CA.
Leadership Skills for Today and the Future in Medical Physics
(Special Location: Bryan Res. Bldg Auditorium)
Jan 19, 2017 Andre Dekker, Ph.D.
Head Medical Physicist, MAASTRO Clinic
Professor and Chair Clinical Science Data, Maastricht University
The Netherlands
Big Data in Radiation Oncology
Feb 09, 2017 TBD TBD

Mar 09, 2017 Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Director, CT Clinical Innovation Center and X-ray Imaging Core
Department of Radiology
Mayo Clinic
Photon counting detectors and their future in CT imaging
SPECIAL LOCATION: Hock Plaza Auditorium
Apr 06, 2017 Warren Kibbe, Ph.D.
Acting Deputy Director, NCI
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT), NCI
Cancer Moonshot, Data Sharing, and the Genomic Data Commons


Updated: Jan 9, 2017.


This page will be updated with the most up to date schedule information, so please check back periodically to see the latest version.