Oregon Medical Physics Program's goal

The OMPP has one over-arching goal:

To provide education, clinic-based training, and experience to our medical physics students in order to prepare them for success in their future careers. 

Program admissions

The program application is open from September 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022 for a Fall 2022 start date. Check our website for updates.

Recent Student & Faculty Awards

  • Faculty Impact Award
    • Awarded to Dr. Lindsay DeWeese, July 2020
  • NWAAPM MedPhys Slam Award
    • Awarded to Austin Turnidge, M.S. student, May 2020
  • GSO Student Mentor Award
    • Awarded to Celeste Leary, Ph.D. student, June 2019
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
    • Awarded to  Dr. Thomas Griglock, Ph.D., DABR, June 2019
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
    • Awarded to Dr. Kyle Gallagher, June 2019
  • Faculty Impact Award
    • Awarded to Dr. Andrei Pugachev, June 2019
  • Young Investigators Symposium Award
    • Awarded to Celeste Leary, Ph.D. student, May 2019
  • MedPhys Slam Award
    • Awarded to Dallin Francom, M.S. student, May 2019

Recent Scholarly Activity

  • Clinical Dosimetry Tool Implementation of I-131 MIBG Therapy for Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma, presented by Roberto Perez Franco at the NWAAPM Chapter Meeting - May 2020

  • Characterization of the PTW microSilicon Detector, presented by Austin Turnidge at the NWAAPM Chapter Meeting - May 2020

  • Exploring the effects of novel design of contact skin collimation and filtration of high energy electron fields on electron depth dose distributions with application to uniform treatment of small skin lesions, Abdulaziz Alhussan's abstract accepted by OHSU Research Week - May 2020

  • A Method To Increase Patient Centering Accuracy In Computed Tomography By Utilizing A Radiology-Based Informatics System, Aaron Mehlberg's abstract accepted by OHSU Research Week - May 2020

  • Clinical Dosimetry Tool Implementation of I-131 MIBG Therapy for Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma, Roberto Perez Franco's abstract accepted by OHSU Research Week - May 2020

  • Validation of a personalized pediatric 3D-printed phantom for out-of-field photon dosimetry, Amanda Swanson's abstract accepted by OHSU Research Week - May 2020

  • Characterization of the PTW microSilicon Detector, Austin Turnidge's abstract accepted by OHSU Research Week - May 2020

  • Assessment of Accuracy of Out-of-Field Dosimetry for Pediatric Photon and Proton Treatments Using Solid Water, 3D-Printed, and Anthropomorphic Phantoms, presented by Amanda Swanson at the 13th Annual Research Retreat - October 2019

  • Improving IMRT QA Methods to Better Catch Clinically Relevant Discrepancies Between Planned and Delivered Doses, presented by Austin Turnidge at the 13th Annual Research Retreat - October 2019

  • Feasibility of out-of-field dosimetry in photon, proton, and neutron therapies using a 3D-printed patient-specific phantom, presented by Hunter Tillery at the AAPM - July 2019

  • “Semi-automatic quantitative assessment of site-specific bone health using spectral photon counting CT,” Celeste Leary (third author), presented at the SNMMI - June 2019

  • An optimization technique for multi-contrast scans using spectral photon-counting CT, presented by Celeste Leary at the NWAAPM - Spring 2019

  • Feasibility of out-of-field dosimetry in photon, proton, and neutron therapies using a 3D-printed patient-specific phantom, presented by Hunter Tillery at the NWAAPM - Spring 2019

  • Verification of the Lateral Buildup Ratio for Small or Irregular Field Electron Dosimetry, presented by Dallin Francom at the NWAAPM - Spring 2019