About the Division
Welcome to the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, a branch within the Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Our Division is composed of more than 80 employees, including medical physics faculty, medical dosimetrists, engineers, programmers, IT personnel, administrative staff, medical physics residents, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and visiting scholars and students.
We are engaged in three primary areas of activity: clinical service and consultation, research and development, and education.
Our vision is to become one of the world’s leading academic medical physics programs in all three areas by working closely with clinicians and researchers in other relevant areas to solve important clinical problems through technological innovation.
Reza Taleei, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, has been awarded a 1,500-euro stipend to attend the Proton Therapy Cooperative Group (PTCOG) annual meeting in Prague in May. Dr. Taleei will present a poster at the conference.
In April, Department Vice Chair and Director of Medical Physics Steve Jiang, Ph.D., delivered the Martin Schneider Memorial Lectureship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tx. The prestigious event honors that institution’s former chair of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Jiang gave a talk on “Next Generation Radiotherapy Treatment Planning”.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center has awarded five, two-year seed grants of $100,000 apiece to Texas researchers to facilitate research related to heavy ion therapy.
Investigators in the Department of Radiation Oncology were awarded close to $2.7 million in the latest round of funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to study and treat childhood cancer.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health awarded UT Southwestern a $1 million planning grant to establish the country’s first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy.