Internal Medicine Residency News, April 19, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021

From the Director

Well, that was a crazy week. Here is hoping for a more normal week this week. Rising JARs who were scheduled for Thursday, we will get you rescheduled for your mini-retreat. Don’t forget to submit your research for the Califf Awards and the Resident Research Poster (Virtual) Day.

Interns, JARs who did not do a job/fellowship meeting, and SARs, be on the lookout for end of year meeting sign-ups. JARs, since we have met recently for jobs/fellowships (most of you), this meeting is optional but happy to check in anytime. Combined program folks – look out for your opportunities to meet with Drs. Gagliardi/Helmke or Drs. Trinh/Feeney.

Kudos
Kudos this week to our latest two Gold Star recipients Allison Taylor and Katherine Zhou! Fantastic work was recognized by your patients. Also, kudos to Brandon Durant whose patient at the DOC went out of their way to recognize his exceptional care. More kudos to Cam Oswalt for an excellent SAR talk, to Kim Darlington, Neha Kayastha and Vinay Choksi for a great LEADS, and to Kim Darlington for her awesome SAR talk. Keep on sending those kudos. Tacos were light this week (hmmm..). A belated thank you to Marius Chukwurah, Deborah Rose and Ashley Thrower for representing the IM, Prelim and Med Peds programs at the national SNMA conference.

Pubmed from the program
This weeks pubmed from the program goes to Sonali Bracken for her awesome R38 work. Congratulations Sonali!

Bracken SJ, Suthers A, Ho V, Ritz R, Sarantopoulos S. “B Cell Receptor (BCR)-Activated B Cells from Patients with Chronic Graft-Versus-Host-Disease Produce Autoantibodies Against Ro-52.” American College of Rheumatology Research Workshop. 2021 May 15-16; virtual meeting  [poster presentation]

Bracken SJ, Su H, Poe JC, Jia W, Dicioccio R, Weinberg JB, Ho VT, Ritz J, Friedman D, Brander D, Bonsignori M, Sarantopoulos S. “Human Chronic Graft-Versus-Host-Disease is Associated with Autoreactive and Alloreactive B Cells that can be Harnessed for Cancer Therapy.” Joint Meeting of the Association of American Physicians, American Society for Clinical Investigation, and American Physician Scientists Association. 2021 Apr 9-11; virtual meeting [poster presentation]

Bracken SJ and Sarantopoulos S. “Exploiting lack of B cell tolerance in chronic graft-versus-host-disease to develop antibody-based cancer therapies.” NIH R38 Executive Committee Meeting. 2020 Nov 3; virtual meeting  [Selected for oral presentation]

Bracken SJ, Su H, Poe JC, Jia W, Fang J, Qin X, Xie J, Zhang D, Dicioccio R, Curry-Chisolm I, Owzar K, Chao N, Haynes B, Weinberg JB, Friedman D, Brander D, Bonsignori M, Sarantopoulos S. “Exploiting the lack of B cell tolerance in human chronic graft-versus-host-disease to develop antibody-based cancer therapies.” Duke Cancer Institute Annual Scientific Retreat. 2020 Oct 23; Durham, NC virtual meeting. [Featured Speaker] 

Have a great week
Aimee

Clinic Corner: VA PRIME

Contributed by Leigh Wynkoop and Sonal Patel

Thanks everyone for providing feedback to the chief residents in the resident town halls.  Please read PRIME April updates email for responses to the feedback we received. We definitely want to continue to make PRIME a great environment for your learning.

Wanted to take a moment and say goodbye to LPN Scott Thomas.  We will still have LPN Valerie Queen assisting LPN Michelle Dunston and are looking forward to onboarding additional LPNs soon.

Please continue to have conversations with your Veterans regarding COVID vaccination.  We are offering vaccines to all Veterans and to spouses and caregivers. Patients can schedule by calling the main number 919-286-0411 or by stopping by the front desk at Hillandale, and there sometimes is walk-in availability at the main facility atrium.

Everybody stay safe and enjoy the post-pollen springtime weather!

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report: April 20-22, 2021 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
4/20/21

Travel Medicine

Dr. Rubin 7:15 a.m. Zoom
4/21/21 Coags Crash Course Dr. Dzimitrowicz 7:15 a.m. Zoom
4/22/21 Headache Dr. Collins 7:15 a.m. Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: April 23, 2021 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

Fatigue and Arthralgias

Glomerulonephritis

Dr. Hong and Dr. Udupa

Dr. Criscione-Schreiber and Dr. Wyatt

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
ID/GI/GIM

TBD

N/A

Dr. Moore

--

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Chief Talk

Chief Talk

Chiefs

Chiefs

9:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

--

 

Noon Conference: April 19- 23, 2021
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
4/19/21 Approach to Anemic Patient Dr. Berkowitz 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Secrets Pho & Noodles

4/20/21

Duke Medicine LEADS: Upstream, Downstream, and Bridges Over Troubled Waters: Embracing High-Value Care

Suchita Shah Sata, MD, FACP, SFHM
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

12 p.m.

Zoom

Cosmic Cantina

4/21/21

Cohen Conference

Dr. Estrada 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
4/22/21

Board Prep

Dr. Phelps 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Happy + Hale
4/23/21 Medicine Grand Rounds: A Tale of Two Callings

Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and
Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry

12 p.m.

Zoom

Mediterra

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: April 19-22, 2021
Date Topic Lecturer Time
4/19/21

VA JAR Orientation

MS2 teaching

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Darlington

Dr. Darlington

Dr. Driscoll with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

4/20/21

VA JAR Leadership Conference

VA Case Intern Report

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Caputo

Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Harbrecht with Dr. Govert

Dr. Kraiter with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

4/21/21

VA JAR CAT 

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Chapman and Dr. Povsic

Dr. Komisar with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

4/22/21

Med Surg Conference

Intern EtoH withdrawal

Duke QI Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Darlington and Gen Surg Resident

Dr. Pierson

Dr. Boggan and Dr. Krishnan

Dr. Brogan

7:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

2022-23 Chief Resident for Quality and Safety (CRQS)
The Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program is now accepting applications for the Chief Resident for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CRQS) position for the 2022-23 academic year. If you are interested, please send a one-page personal statement describing your interest and a C.V. to the CRQS leadership by Sun., April 25, 2021. Please contact Govind Krishnan (govind.krishnan@duke.edu) and Joel Boggan (joel.boggan@duke.edu) with any questions.

Duke Cardio-Oncology Conference Rounds Invitation
This event functions similarly to a tumor board and is well attended.  Cardio-Oncology impacts all disease sites and we are encouraging clinicians in other specialties to join. Details about monthly rounds is below: 

Duke Cardio Oncology Rounds are held every third Wednesday at noon:

  • 1 CME offered for attendance

  • 2-3 cases presented during each monthly rounds

  • Presentations are led by two specialists, ex: cardiology and hematology discuss shared cases related to cardio-oncology

  • Introduction – 2-3 minutes, Case description – 15 minutes, Literature review or discussion – 10 minutes, Follow up questions – 5 minutes

For more information on joining the monthly Cardio-Oncology conference rounds, please contact June Weston june.weston@duke.edu.

Duke Narrative Medicine Group Meeting 
The Duke Narrative Medicine group has been on pause for a while due to COVID, however they will be hosting their next meeting in one month! For those of you who are not familiar, we typically host sessions once every few months where residents can meet to share and discuss any pieces of narrative medicine that we have written. These meetings are a great opportunity to bond with your fellow residents and reflect on meaningful or difficult experiences. As a bonus, Dr. G will be attending and sharing his perspective and wisdom with us as well.

Bringing something that you have written is not requirement to participate in the meeting, however if there is a piece that you would like to share we would definitely encourage you to present it if you feel comfortable! You are welcome to share something from any medium (poem, short story, etc.), and it can be on any topic that you choose. We often will provide themes to serve as a prompt for anyone who would like to participate but is looking for a little bit of inspiration/motivation, and for this meeting we have two: "New beginnings" and "Just for fun" - again, these themes are completely optional, and feel free to share anything you have written regardless of topic.

To ensure that everyone who would like to present has time to do so (and to keep us within Duke's guidelines for in-person gatherings), we can only have a maximum of 10 participants for this session. If you are interested in participating, please send me an email to let me know! While we typically have food provided for us at these sessions we are unable to do so for the time being due to restrictions from Duke, however if this changes between now and the meeting we will let you know.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Timothy Hopper, Austin Wesevich, or Sean Taasan.

What: Narrative Medicine meeting - come share anything you have written!
When: Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
Where: TBD (will be in-person at DUH)

Mandarin-Speaking Residents needed for Health Fair
APAMSA, the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, at the Duke School of Medicine is looking for medical residents who speak Mandarin Chinese to volunteer with our Virtual Chinese Health Fair that is occurring Thursday May 27th from 3-5 pm virtually over Zoom. The Health Fair targets the local Chinese population in Durham and is being advertised via various community leaders.

The fair will start with multiple video lectures on relevant health issues in the Asian community (i.e. depression, COVID, diabetes) and will be followed by short one-on-one consults with doctors. Your responsibility would be to engage in these short 5 to 10 minute discussions with an individual or family to answer any questions about the lecture content or in general. You would be supervised under Dr. Amy Lee (Med-Peds). For more information please reach out to Nicky Chung nicky.chung@duke.edu

Our Wellbeing
The Department of Medicine is keeping an updated list of wellbeing resources during this extraordinary time. Click here for more information.

Feeling down? Need to talk to someone? Opportunities for Wellness
All trainees at Duke have FREE access to Personal Assistance Services (PAS), which is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University. The staff of licensed professionals offer confidential assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available free of charge to Duke faculty and staff, and their immediate family members. An appointment to meet with a PAS counselor may be arranged by calling the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. For assistance after hours, residents and fellows can call the Blood and Body Fluid Hotline (115 inside DUH, 919-684-1115 outside) for referral to behavioral health resources. Another resource is Duke Outpatient Psychiatry Referrals at (919) 684-0100 or 1-888-ASK-DUKE. https://www.hr.duke.edu/pas/