2023 SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium


UChicago Medical Physics students, faculty, and staff enjoy some social time after the daily 12-hour schedule at the SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium in sunny (except at night) San Diego.  The group had 14 presentations during the week in addition to hosting multiple workshops.

GPMP students and faculty attend "Fail Safe" movie viewing


GPMP students and faculty attend a showing of the 1964 movie “Fail Safe” (starring Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau) during the University of Chicago’s Doc Films Thursday-night series "Splicing of the Atom: Nuclear Taboo in Cinema”.  Doc Films is on record with the Museum of Modern Art as the longest continuously running student film society in the nation, going back more than 75 years.  Doc Films is only slightly older than the medical physics program at UChicago, which was established in 1955.

2023 Admission process has begun...


The virtual interviews for admissions took place on Feb. 1, 2023. The GPMP admissions panel interviewed a total of 14 candidates.

GPMP faculty and student served on a panel about Medical Physics careers at the APS conference


Hania Al-Hallaq and Zheng Feng Lu served on a panel about Medical Physics careers at the APS conference for undergraduate women in physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. GPMP student Amy Renne served in the panel at the Argonne National Lab.

GPMP D&O Outreach Committee hosts CPS physics school teacher for professional development day


The GPMP Diversity & Outreach Committee successfully coordinated a professional development day for Chicago Public School teachers, covering waves and their applications in medical physics. Five GPMP students gave research talks (Hadley DeBrosse, Gia Jadick, Chisondi Warioba, Daniela Olivera Velarde, and Lucas Bernes) and others led lab tours (Mira Liu, Jason Meier). The day was the result of months of collaborative work by the GPMP D&O committee, UofC Cancer Center, and CPS.

Congratulations Jordan Fuhrman, PhD Autumn 2022


Congratulations to Jordan Fuhrman from Giger Lab on a succesful PhD dissertation defense: "Investigation of Computer Vision and Deep Learning on Thoracic CT for Assessment of Coronary Artery Calcium, Emphysema, and COVID-19".


Hadley DeBrosse awarded NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship


Hadley DeBrosse was recently awarded the F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Service Award (2022-2025) from the National Institute of Health. Congratulations, Hadley!

Chisondi Warioba awarded Carl B. Allendoerfer Award


Chisondi Warioba was awarded the 2022 Carl B. Allendoerfer Award from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for his publication Segregation Surfaces with Dr. David Hunter in Mathematics Magazine (Link to Press Release). The award was presented as part of the 2022 MAA MathFest on August 3-6. Congratulations, Chisondi!

Congratulations Inna Gertsenshteyn, PhD Summer 2022


Inna Gertsenshteyn successfully defended her dissertation: "Multi-Modal Imaging of Tumor Hypoxia to Improve Radiation Therapy”.  Inna’s co-advisors are Chin-Tu Chen and Howard Halpern.