Internal Medicine Residency News, Aug. 13, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

From the Director

We had a great intern retreat on Friday! Many thanks to Ernest for dealing with all the planning details, to Dr. Cooney, Dr. Kristen Said, Dr. Joel Boggan and the chiefs for running the various sessions and to the JARs and SARs who covered so the interns could be there. Things are a little quieter this week, with the Wednesday ResCo Ponysaurus as our major event for the week. Don’t forget to sign up for the Stead Night at the Durham Bulls on Aug. 23, if you are able to join us! The Stead Leaders (Joel Boggan, Tony Gutierrez, Eileen Maziarz, Juliessa Pavon and Chris Hostler) are busy planning some more events, so check your email/look at SLACK to stay informed.


Kudos this week go to Qasim (rhymes with Awesome) Husseini for an excellent chair’s conference, to Lauren Ranard for her great SAR talk on tachyarrhythmias with faculty mentor and former VA Chief Al Sun, to Cindy Pabon from Adrian Randall for her outstanding patient care (and fantastic physical exam skills!) on VA Gen Med, to Matt Carlisle from Lonnie Sullivan for being a perfect JAR role model on VA Gen Med, from Brittany Gatta to Tara Holder for helping cover on a busy VA Dayfloat! (“She was an awesome and selfless teammate”), to Dennis Narcisse from Allergy attending Dr. Moira Breslin, “Dr. Narcisse was excellent, I really enjoyed working with him. He is such a star!”

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Claire Smith for her abstract accepted to the ASCO Quality Care Conference “National trends in end of life care for veterans with advanced cancer.”

Have a great week!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Aug. 13-17, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Dr. McKellar 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
8/14/18 Depression Dr. Brown 7:15 a.m.

Pickett Road



Dr. McGhan Johnson 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Case Presentation

Dr. Doerfler to Dr. Feeney 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: State of the Internal Medicine Residency Program: Following Our True North

Aimee Zaas

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Aug. 13-17, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

MKSAP Hematology/Oncology

Andrea Sitlinger

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


Job Hacks

Brian Griffith & Abhi Kapuria

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002




Yasmin O'Keefe

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


SAR Lecture: Platelet Disorders

Matt Tucker

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Taylor Triana

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Aug. 13-17, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report

Chair's Sign Outs

Dr. Sullivan presents to Dr. Dahhan

Dr. Cooney and Dr. Maziarz with GM1 and GM2

1:15 p.m.

7:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Dr. Washington presents to Dr. Govert

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report 

Dr. Ben Ranard presents to Dr. Zaas

Dr. Kevin Prier presents to Dr. McNamara

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference 

Intern Hospitalist Series 

Dr. Ugowe presents 


1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

NC Triangle Chapter Society of Hospital Medicine Poster Session
The Triangle Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine will host a meeting and poster session on Oct. 2. Deadline for abstracts is Sept. 2. Categories include research, innovation, and clinical vignettes. Learn more.

2018 Stead Resident Research Grant applications
The program invites residents to apply for a 2018 Stead Resident Research Grant. The applications are due on September 3, 2018 for a funding start date to be determined in October 2018. See email for application instructions, forms, and sample NIH biosketch are attached. Please include your mentor’s NIH Biosketch and support letter.

The REACH Health Equity Center is offering funding for resident research
The Research Scholars Development Program supports health disparities research and is a funding opportunity for residents and fellows. Trainees are required to work with a faculty mentor to develop a research proposal to bring together faculty across disciplines who have a common interest in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the clinical encounter. Applications are due Sept. 3. Funding begins in October.

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

  • Aug. 23 - Durham Bulls Game

  • Sept. 19 - Stead Society Event

  • Sept. 29 - Stead Tread 5K

  • Oct. 19 - Recruitment Kickoff