Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program raises more than $11,000 during 2020 Stead Tread 5K

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

In November, the Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program held the 9th annual, and first virtual, Stead Tread 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Lincoln Community Health Center. Each year the Stead Tread is organized by the residency program's Greenfield Stead Society, and this year participants had from Nov. 1-26 to run or walk a 5K and submit their time.

This year's race raised more than $11,000 for Lincoln Community Health Center, which provides care to some of the most vulnerable individuals in Durham County, a group that has been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This amount breaks past Stead Tread records for most funds raised.

"We are so impressed that despite all that COVID has done to our community, our residents, faculty, and local businesses have prioritized donating and participating in this year’s first ever virtual Stead Tread 5K. The Lincoln Community Health Center has grown to rely on these funds, and this year we are more grateful than ever for the incredible, record breaking amount of money that Duke and the Durham community has raised to support the clinic," said Stephanie Garbarino, MD, chief resident for the Durham VA and one of the members of the Stead Tread leadership committee.

Thank you to all of the faculty, trainees, and staff who participated this year and donated to this worthy cause.

Race Results

The following participants are being recognized by the Stead Tread leadership committee.

Jenny Van Kirk and familyFastest runners:

  1. Jason Funaro: 18m37s 
  2. Nick Ashur: 18m52s 
  3. Ryan Slauer: 21m31s
  4. Jane Gagliardi: 21m50s 
  5. Vitul Varshney: 22m00 

Most creative route: Patricia Kohler, who participated in a kayak.

Most creative finish: Matt Labriola

Cutest picture: Jenny Van Kirk and family

Internal Medicine Residency class with the most runners: PGY-1 

Patricia Kohler in a kayakDivision with the largest number of runners:

  1. Infectious Diseases with 20 participants
  2. General Internal Medicine with 18
  3. Geriatrics with 12

Group outside of the Department of Medicine with the largest number of runners: Duke Regional Hospital, which had 27 runners.

Thank you to the following local businesses who donated prizes and provided support: Monuts, 9th Street Active Feet, Duke Credit Union, Durham Cross Fit, Purre Barre, and Duke Lemur Center.

Stead Tread 2020 Leadership Team: Matt Crowley, MD; Stephanie Garbarino, MD; Eileen Maziarz, MD; Juliessa Pavon, MD; Caroline Sloan, MD; Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS; Andrew Andreae, MD; Daniel Bernstein, MD; Hayley Cunningham, MD; John Davy, MD; Ryan Duffy, MD; Roshni Dhoot, MD; Omar Martinez-Uribe, MD; Peter McCann, MD; Emily Romanoff, MD; Bari Rosenberg, MD; John Tanaka, MD; and Emily Zalimeni, MD, MPH.