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James T. Dobbins III

Professor Emeritus in Radiology
Radiology
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 302, Durham, NC 27705
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 302, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Commencement emcee - Duke Kunshan University undergraduate commencement at Duke University · 2023 Other
Reflection on medical physics: from founding the Duke program to leading the AAPM - Physics in Medicine Symposium · 2023 Keynote/Named Lecture Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program,
The importance of creativity in science and medicine: reflections on a career in academic radiology, imaging science, and educational leadership - Grand Rounds · 2022 Lecture Department of Radiology,
The importance of creativity in science and medicine: lessons from a career in academic medical physics - Graduate Program Seminar Series · 2022 Lecture Duke Medical Physics Gradaute Program,
The importance of creativity in science - President's Symposium · 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Commencement emcee - Duke Kunshan University undergraduate commencement at Duke University · 2023 Other
Reflection on medical physics: from founding the Duke program to leading the AAPM - Physics in Medicine Symposium · 2023 Keynote/Named Lecture Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program,
The importance of creativity in science and medicine: reflections on a career in academic radiology, imaging science, and educational leadership - Grand Rounds · 2022 Lecture Department of Radiology,
The importance of creativity in science and medicine: lessons from a career in academic medical physics - Graduate Program Seminar Series · 2022 Lecture Duke Medical Physics Gradaute Program,
The importance of creativity in science - President's Symposium · 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Recent developments and trends in diagnostic x-ray imaging and AAPM's role in advancing medicine of the future · 2020 - 2021 Invited Talk Multiple AAPM Chapter meetings,
Commencement address · 2016 Invited Talk Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China
Being the type of leader people want to follow - AAPM Summer School and Medical Physics Leadership Academy · 2016 Keynote/Named Lecture American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Technical and physical principles of tomosynthesis - Swedish Society of Medical Radiology annual meeting · 2012 Invited Talk
Tomosynthesis - Memphis BioImaging Symposium · 2010 Invited Talk University of Memphis,
How to change the world in 6 easy steps: an update on the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs - Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs annual meeting · 2009 Keynote/Named Lecture
Status and concerns of medical physics educational programs - Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs - President's Address · 2008 Keynote/Named Lecture
New advances in digital chest imaging - Symposium on Digital Imaging: measuring the present and considering the future · 2007 Invited Talk Southeastern Chapter of the AAPM,
Tomosynthesis: introduction, clinical applications, and matrix inversion tomosynthesis - SPIE Physics of Medical Imaging Conference · 2007 Invited Talk
Theoretical and practical elements of tomosynthesis imaging - SPIE Physics of Medical Imaging Conference · 2007 Invited Talk
Imaging in medicine: digital radiography - SPIE Physics of Medical Imaging Conference · 2006 Keynote/Named Lecture
Digital tomosynthesis imaging of the chest: technical elements and early clinical experience - GE Healthcare Symposium at the Congress of the Norwegian Radiological Society · 2005 Invited Talk Oslo, Norway
Tomosynthèse du thorax – considerations techniques et première expérience clinique - GE Healthcare sponsored symposium at the French Radiology Society annual scientific meeting · 2004 Invited Talk Paris, France
Tomosynthesis imaging of the chest - Symposium on Advanced Applications in Digital Radiography · 2003 Invited Talk AAPM annual scientific meeting,
Technical innovations in digital x-ray detectors for mammography - Conference on Digital Mammography: Technological Innovation and First Clinical Results · 2000 Invited Talk Presidio per la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy
Digital x-ray detectors for radiography: technical innovations - Physics plenary talk, RSNA annual meeting · 1999 Keynote/Named Lecture
Fundamental image quality characteristics (SNR, MTF, NPS, NEQ, and DQE) - Advanced Course in Physics of Medical X-ray Imaging, sponsored by the European Commission and the Universities of Göteborg, Lund, and Malmö · 1999 Invited Talk Malmö, Sweden
Advanced digital applications with flat-panel detectors - G.E. Digital Radiography/PACS Seminar · 1999 Invited Talk London, England

Service to the Profession


Chair, Ad Hoc Search Committee for Executive Director · 2023 Committee Service American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Chair, Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on New Science · 2023 Committee Service American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Chair, Nominating Committee · 2023 Committee Service American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Chair, Board of Directors · 2022 Other American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
President · 2021 Other American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Chair, Ad Hoc Search Committee for Executive Director · 2023 Committee Service American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Chair, Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on New Science · 2023 Committee Service American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Chair, Nominating Committee · 2023 Committee Service American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
Chair, Board of Directors · 2022 Other American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
President · 2021 Other American Association of Physicists in Medicine,
AAPM Representative - Radiological Society of North America Education Council · 2016 - 2018 Committee Service
Task group member - AAPM Task Group 281 · 2016 - 2017 Committee Service
Task group member - AAPM Task Group 289 · 2016 - 2018 Committee Service
Chair - Education Council, American Association of Physicists in Medicine · 2016 - 2019 Event/Organization Administration
Representative - American Institute of Physics Education Committee · 2014 - 2015 Committee Service
Chair - AAPM Task Group on Online Education (TG 250) · 2013 - 2015 Event/Organization Administration AAPM,
Board member (ex officio) - American Association of Physicists in Medicine · 2013 - 2018 Event/Organization Administration
Vice-chair - Education Council, American Association of Physicists in Medicine · 2013 - 2015 Event/Organization Administration
Member - AAPM Tomosynthesis Subcommittee · 2011 - 2017 Committee Service
Co-chair - Physics Mini-Course on Advances in Digital Tomosynthesis · 2011 Event/Organization Administration RSNA,
Chair, Board of Directors - Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs, Inc · 2011 Event/Organization Administration
Co-chair - Physics Update Course on Tomosynthesis · 2010 Event/Organization Administration RSNA,
Interim President - Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs, Inc · 2009 - 2009 Event/Organization Administration
Co-chair - Physics Categorical Course on Tomosynthesis · 2009 Event/Organization Administration RSNA,
Co-chair and co-organizer - Tomosynthesis Imaging Symposium 2009: Frontiers in Research and Clinical Applications · 2009 Event/Organization Administration
President - Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs, Inc · 2009 - 2010 Event/Organization Administration
Task group member - AAPM Task Group on Tomosynthesis (TG171) · 2008 - 2011 Committee Service AAPM,
Member, Board of Directors - Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs, Inc. · 2008 - 2011 Event/Organization Administration
Co-founder and co-chair of steering committee - Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs, Inc · 2007 - 2010 Event/Organization Administration
Task group co-chair - AAPM Task Group on Evaluation of Formation of Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (TG168) · 2007 - 2010 Event/Organization Administration AAPM,
Chair - NIH study sections (4 times) · 1998 - 2010 Event/Organization Administration
Conference co-chair. - SPIE Physics of Medical Imaging Conference · 1998 - 2000 Event/Organization Administration
Task group member - AAPM Task Group 16 on Standards for Noise Power Spectrum Analysis · 1996 - 1999 Committee Service AAPM,
Program Committee - SPIE Physics of Medical Imaging Conference · 1995 - 2005 Committee Service
Associate Editor - Medical Physics journal · 1994 - 1998 Editorial Activities
Member - Army Breast Cancer study section (3 times) · 1994 - 1996 Committee Service
Member - Editorial Board, Medical Physics Journal · 1994 - 1998 Editorial Activities
Member - NIH study sections (23 study sections and 3 site visits) · 1987 - 2013 Committee Service

Service to Duke


Strategic Advisor to the Provost · 2020 - 2022 Event/Organization Administration Duke University,
China Faculty Council (ex officio), Provost’s Office (University) · 2015 - 2020 Committee Service
Director . Office of Duke Kunshan University Programs · 2015 - 2020 Event/Organization Administration
Associate Vice Provost · 2015 - 2020 Event/Organization Administration
Board secretary (ex officio) . Duke Kunshan University Board of Trustees · 2015 - 2020 Event/Organization Administration
Strategic Advisor to the Provost · 2020 - 2022 Event/Organization Administration Duke University,
China Faculty Council (ex officio), Provost’s Office (University) · 2015 - 2020 Committee Service
Director . Office of Duke Kunshan University Programs · 2015 - 2020 Event/Organization Administration
Associate Vice Provost · 2015 - 2020 Event/Organization Administration
Board secretary (ex officio) . Duke Kunshan University Board of Trustees · 2015 - 2020 Event/Organization Administration
Member and coordinator . DKU Phase II Steering Committee (Provost’s Office) · 2015 - 2018 Event/Organization Administration
China Cabinet (Provost’s Office) (University) · 2014 - 2016 Committee Service
China Operations Group (Provost's Office) (University) · 2013 - 2020 Committee Service
Chair . University Misconduct in Research Committee · 2012 - 2015 Event/Organization Administration
Path to Independence Program (a mentorship program to assist junior faculty) (University) · 2011 - 2015 Committee Service
Radiation Oncology/Imaging Research Program training grant committee (Department) · 2011 Committee Service
T1 Translational Medicine Task Force (University) · 2011 Committee Service
University committee to review the first term of Dean Thomas Katsouleas of the Pratt School of Engineering (University) · 2011 - 2012 Committee Service
Provost’s Masters Advisory Council (University) · 2010 - 2015 Committee Service
University Misconduct in Research Committee (University) · 2010 - 2015 Committee Service
Provost’s Ad Hoc Master’s Tuition Implementation Subcommittee (University) · 2010 - 2010 Committee Service
Chair . Finance subcommittee of Provost’s Ad Hoc committee on Masters Educational Programs · 2009 - 2010 Event/Organization Administration
Provost’s Ad Hoc committee on Masters Educational Programs at Duke University (University) · 2009 - 2010 Committee Service
Dean’s Committee for Translational Research in Clinical Departments (University) · 2008 - 2009 Committee Service
Advisory committee on initiative to start an undergraduate major in Biophysics at Duke University (Department) · 2007 Committee Service
Clinical Sciences Faculty Council (University) · 2006 - 2013 Committee Service
Chair . Medical Physics Administrative Council · 2004 - 2015 Event/Organization Administration
Director . Medical Physics Graduate Program exploratory committee · 2002 - 2004 Event/Organization Administration
Duke University Health System Institutional Review Board (University) · 1997 - 2004 Committee Service
PACS committee (Department) · 1996 - 1997 Committee Service
Physics QA committee (Department) · 1994 - 1995 Committee Service

Academic & Administrative Activities


Strategic Advisor to the Provost, Duke University, 2020-2022

Secretary, Board of Trustees, Duke Kunshan University, 2015-2020

Associate Vice Provost, Duke University, 2015-2020

Director, Office of Duke Kunshan University Programs, 2015-2020

Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Physics, Duke University

Founding Director, Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, 2002-2015

Chair, Education Council, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 2016-2019

Co-founder, Society of Academic Medical Physics Programs, Inc

Research in the physics of imaging and application to diagnostic radiology, 1985-2022

Instructor in graduate courses, Duke University, 1989-2019