Department of Medical Physics
Medical Physics is one of 10 basic science departments in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The department has 30 core faculty members, many with cross-appointments or affiliate appointments in one or more clinical departments. These include Radiology, Human Oncology, Psychiatry, and Medicine. Several faculty have cross appointments in the School of Engineering, in Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering.
Message from the Chair
Edward Jackson, Ph.D
Welcome to the Department of Medical Physics website. Medical Physics is one of 10 basic science and 17 clinical departments in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The department faculty provide comprehensive medical physics graduate and postdoctoral fellow education and research training and imaging physics residency training. Medical physics faculty research is broadly focused on using physical principles to improve our understanding of the biological basis of disease and health, improving our ability to non-invasively diagnosis disease as early as possible, and for developing, guiding, and non-invasively assessing therapeutic interventions.
Together with our clinical colleagues, we advance state-of-the-art patient care by developing, validating, and translating to the clinical environment novel imaging systems, minimally invasive, personalized treatments, and early treatment assessment. Our board-certified clinical faculty provides expert medical physics services to clinical facilities in Madison, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond.
The Department of Medical Physics offices and labs are primarily located in Tower 1 of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, adjacent to UW Hospital and the Health Sciences Learning Center on the western edge of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
11/11/2018 – Andrew Shepard and Colleagues’ Paper Selected as Medphys.org Editor’s Pick
10/22/2018 – Paul Campagnola Elected as Fellow of The Optical Society
10/15/2018 – Eric Simiele Wins First Prize in NCCAAPM Young Investigator Competition
10/5/2018 – Weibo Cai Invited to Serve as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Nanobiotechnology
8/28/2018 – Congressional Staff Tours WIMR Facilities
8/7/2018 – Prof. Weibo Cai Invited to Deliver Plenary Lecture at Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting
7/20/2018 – Martin Wagner Receives R21 Grant for 4D Fluoroscopy Project
7/9/2018 – Cai Research Group at the 2018 SNMMI Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
7/3/2018 – Weibo Cai Receives Nano Research Young Innovators Award
In the Spotlight
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