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Add to Calendar 10/24/2014 11:00 am 10/24/2014 America/Chicago Physics Careers Seminar: "An Introduction to a Career in Medical Physics" DESCRIPTION:

Abstract: What is medical physics? In short, medical physics is the application of physics to medicine. I will give an introduction to the field and what medical physicists do in research and in the clinic. I will discuss where medical physicists work and the background that is needed for a career in medical physics. Finally, I will share my experience in medical physics and give an overview of my research in medical imaging with positron emission tomography (PET).  View Dustin Wooten's slides on Careers in Medical Physics.

Bio: Dustin graduated with a physics degree from Illinois in 2008. Thereafter, Dustin earned his PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the supervision of Associate Professor Brad Christian. There he developed PET techniques to image the serotonin system. Upon graduation he accepted a postdoctoral research position at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His current research involves investigating receptor function with simultaneous PET/fMRI.

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Dr. Dustin Wooten, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

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Physics Careers Seminar: "An Introduction to a Career in Medical Physics"

Speaker Dr. Dustin Wooten, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Date: 10/24/2014
Time: 11 a.m.
Location:

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

Event Contact: Lance Cooper
Sponsor:

Dept. of Physics

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

Abstract: What is medical physics? In short, medical physics is the application of physics to medicine. I will give an introduction to the field and what medical physicists do in research and in the clinic. I will discuss where medical physicists work and the background that is needed for a career in medical physics. Finally, I will share my experience in medical physics and give an overview of my research in medical imaging with positron emission tomography (PET).  View Dustin Wooten's slides on Careers in Medical Physics.

Bio: Dustin graduated with a physics degree from Illinois in 2008. Thereafter, Dustin earned his PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the supervision of Associate Professor Brad Christian. There he developed PET techniques to image the serotonin system. Upon graduation he accepted a postdoctoral research position at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His current research involves investigating receptor function with simultaneous PET/fMRI.

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