Internal Medicine Residency News, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

From the Program

Spring is here! And so are some new members of the #dukefamily. Congratulations to Sarah Nelson and Matt Schu on the arrival of Nathan Charles Schu. Congratulations to Casey and Viktoria Sullivan on the arrival of Lilia Rose Sullivan!

Mark your calendars: This Friday, April 7, ahead of Medicine Grand Rounds, we'll have a meet and greet session with faculty from the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. Coffee and pastries will be served. Starts at 7:15 a.m. outside of Room 2002.

Don't forget: Please send any of your news or kudos for your colleagues to Erin Payne.

Have a great week!


Kudos this week go to Ankeet Bhatt and Brittany Gatta for receiving gold stars and to Winn Seay for a great SAR Lecture.

PubMed from the Program

This week's pubmed from the program goes to Azalea Kim, whose abstract “The Longitudinal Effect of Medicaid Expansion on ED Throughput and 30-Day Readmissions, ” has been accepted for poster presentation at the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting.

And to Maria Abril, Adam Barnett, and Kara Wegermann for "Diagnosis of Capnocytophaga canimorsus Sepsis by Whole-Genome Next-Generation Sequencing." Abril MK, Barnett AS, Wegermann K, Fountain E, Strand A, Heyman BM, Blough BA, Swaminathan AC, Sharma-Kuinkel B, Ruffin F, Alexander BD, McCall CM, Costa SF, Arcasoy MO, Hong DK, Blauwkamp TA, Kertesz M, Fowler VG Jr, Kraft BD. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jul 12;3(3):ofw144. eCollection 2016 Jul 12.

Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

Hi all,

See photos and attached newsletter for exciting news at the DOC. The sad news is Molly has moved on so she can continue her nursing education, first goal is RN! Wonderful news for her! The happy news is that our very own Jan Dillard won the Social Worker of the Year at Duke with our nomination!

.docmychart, for any of your pts that are not on mychart..shows them how to download the app to their phone. and much easier for them to see their labs and appointments..

remember group visits! just have to put in follow up!
DM ( q o Friday PMs)
HTN ( x1/ mo, Mon AM)
PAIN (q o Thursday 1-2 pm)

and ...contest for paperwork on wall in preceptor room..pick up and return your folder every day! April the date....PP with empty folders will be entered into a drawing..3 winners! prize to be announced, may be a PAP smear done by me for one of your patients!

so just smear...

thanks for all you do at the DOC!

Lynn and team!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: April 3-7, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Aimee Zaas

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Case Presentation

Talisha Ramchal to Dave Butterly

7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Cost Conscious Case Presentation 

Vedran Oruc to Mary Klotman

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253


Myles Wolf

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Implementation of a Lung Cancer Screening Program: The VA Experience

Scott Shofer, MD, PhD 8:00 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: April 3-7, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

MKSAP Endo/G Briefing

Tracy Setji

12:10 p.m. DUH 2002/8262 Domino's

SAR Lecture Series: Diabetic Emergencies: Hyperglycemia/Hypoglycemia

Coco Fraiche

12:15 p.m. DUH 2002



Basics of HD and CVVHD

Michael Berkoben

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2003


Communicate effectively with your diabetic patients

Ellen Davis

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2001

China King

Chair's Conference

Megan Dupuis

12:10 p.m. DUH 2002 Makas Empanada

From the Residency Office

Resident Wellness Initiative Grants

We are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity entitled “Resident Wellness Initiative Grants” for resident-led, innovative projects dedicated to promote the well-being of our residents which is of utmost importance to our Program and Duke family. 

The proposed innovative initiatives will promote and preserve Internal Medicine resident physician wellness by building skills to handle the challenges and the pace of the current healthcare environment, while continuing to provide quality care to patients.

  1. Two awards each $2,500/project will be funded.
  2. Funding start date is July 1, 2017.
  3. Each proposal must be led by one or more SARs (current JARs) during the 2017-2018 academic year. Extension of funding may be requested next year beyond June 30, 2018.
  4. Teamwork is encouraged to include JARs and incoming interns and multiple SARs may lead one project.
  5. Faculty sponsor/advisor may be recruited but not required.
  6. Additional funding for a larger award may be available depending on the level of interest and budgets of the project(s). The award committee will review and make a decision on each proposal.
  7. The 2-page proposals are due on June 1, 2017 for review by an award selection committee.
  8. Applications forms are attached.

For any questions, please contact


Califf Medicine Resident Research Award Competition

The annual Califf Medicine Resident Research Award competition abstracts are due on April 10, 2017.

Awards presentation will take place on May 4, 2017 between 5-7 p.m. in Searle Center Lecture Hall. Abstracts (300 words) and supporting mentor's letter are due on April 10, 2017. Please see attached abstract preparation instructions. All abstracts submitted for competition will also be presented as posters.

The top 3 abstracts will be selected by a faculty committee for the Califf Research Awards and these research projects will be presented as 15 minute talks 6 pm – 7 p.m. Two best poster awards will be selected (Research poster and QI poster) by the Chief Residents during the poster viewing session prior to Grand Rounds.

We invite all of you to present your scholarly activities as posters (we can send you poster templates):

  1. Basic, clinical and translational research projects
  2. Case studies / vignettes including ACP posters from 2017
  3. QI projects
  4. Please plan on presenting your posters posters that you have presented previously at a national scientific meeting

To discuss any issues related to the application process or once you have decided to submit an abstract, please e-mail to declare your intention to submit, your research mentor's name and the title of your poster.  Please contact the MedRes office staff (Ms. Tia Williams) for assistance with the poster preparation process.

Faculty-Resident Research Grant

We are pleased to invite you to apply for the 2017 annual “Faculty-Resident Research Grant” applications. The applications are due on April 9, 2017 for a funding start date on July 1, 2017. For JARs, the funding end date is June 30, 2018. For Interns, the funding end date is June 30, 2019

Please find the application forms, instructions, and sample NIH format biosketch (the old NIH Bioskecth format forms are acceptable for your CV).

Please submit your application as a single word or pdf file that includes your mentor’s NIH Biosketch (the new versus old NIH Biosketch format is optional for your mentor). Please email a pdf file of the signed mentor's support letter with your application by April 9, either as part of the entire application or separately.

Each proposal must have a Human subjects section that describes the protections of the patients and patient data, describe the consent procedure if applicable, status of IRB protocol (to be submitted, already submitted or already approved, as appropriate) etc. This section is required whether to not your project is a retrospective or prospective study, whether patient identifiers are exposed (or not) during data collection/analysis, whether consent is to be obtained or there is a waiver for consent. Please see attached example language that you can adapt to your own specific protocol after discussing with your research mentor.

The next opportunity to apply for a research grant will be in September 2017. For any questions, please contact

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.

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • April 9 - Deadline for Faculty-Resident Research Grant

  • April 10 - Deadline for Califf Medicine Resident Research Awards

  • April 14 - End of Year Photos

  • April 28 - Rising SAR Retreat

  • May 4 - Resident Research Night

  • June 1 - Resident Wellness Initiative Grant Application Deadline

  • June 3 - SAR Dinner

  • June 10 - End of Year Picnic

  • June 30 - Medicine Grand Rounds: Dr. Klotman's final State of the Department