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Fall 2009 Schedule

Classes for the fall semester begin today. For this fall, we offer the following courses listed below by course  number, title, and instructor:

  • MEDPHY 200 Radiation Physics (Gunasingha)
  • MEDPHY 210 Anatomy / Physiology for Medical Physics (Reiman)
  • MEDPHY 230A Modern Diagnostic Imaging Systems (MacFall)
  • MEDPHY 251 Seminars in Medical Physics (Lo/Oldham)
  • MEDPHY 322 Advanced Photon Beam Radiation Therapy (Das)
  • MEDPHY 328 Clinical Practicum in Radiation Therapy (Z. Wang)
  • MEDPHY 331 Advanced Medical Imaging Physics (Dobbins)
  • MEDPHY 348 Clinical Practicum and Shadowing in Nuclear Medicine  (Turkington)
  • MEDPHY 359 Independent Study in Medical Physics (Multiple)

In announcing this fall’s Seminars in Medical Physics schedule, co-instructor Joseph Lo said, “This will be our 9th consecutive semester as part of the program… These weekly gatherings showcase cutting edge research, panel debates on hot topics in the field, overviews of special topics not covered in core courses such as biostatistics and frontiers in medical science, previews/reviews of conference talks, and small group workshops on medical physics as a profession. Every semester includes talks from clinicians, clinical physicists, and notable visiting faculty invited especially for this seminar. We will kick off the fall with our Doctoral Research Showcase, which was very well received last year. Our invited speaker is Jeff Siewerdsen from Hopkins (picture on left), who will share his latest research bridging the gap between radiology and radiation oncology. Other notable physics speakers include Ron Jaszczak, Al Johnson, Tim Turkington, Gina Tourassi, Joe Izatt, and Shiva Das. We have 3 separate sessions devoted to clinical interests. Ehsan Samei will offer our first ever showcase of clinical imaging physics, while Rendon Nelson and David Kirsch will present their clinical research. We will devote a seminar to this year’s MS Summer Research Scholarship recipients, who are Adam Brooks, Kelly McGrady, Michael Pierquet, and Scott Senick. Mark Oldham will also moderate an AAPM reprise session featuring 4 Duke speakers: Jim Chang, Sua Yoo, Quiwen Wu, and Andrew Thomas.”