Internal Medicine Residency News, Aug. 6, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

From the Director

Happy August! Even if it is a bit on the rainy side, the year is really getting underway.  Welcome to Dr. Cooney who just finished her first week as the Chair of Medicine! Great to see her on rounds and at noon and Chair’s conferences!

Lots of events last week! Thank you to Suchita Sata, Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, Madhu Eluri, Jessie Gu, Nancy Yang and Keva Garg for planning the PWIM Intern Welcome Event last Thursday! Great idea, great turnout, great people!  Also thanks to Ken Goldberg for hosting the GIM Journal Club (should attendings hang around during work rounds? Ask your colleagues about the discussion of the recent article examining whether attending hovering stifles intern input into patient care!), to Tara Holder and Alex Sullivan for getting people out to practice football in the billion-percent humidity and to Kim Evans for hosting the MRRC Ice Cream Social. Many thanks to Hannah Dzmictrowicz for helping organize the SAR auction party at our house on Friday! Looking forward to many more gatherings on the back porch.

If you are interested in Narrative Medicine, please see the email from Matt Labriola to claim your spot in the upcoming Narrative Med Event. Space is limited!


Kudos this week go to Benjamin Groves for his exceptional patient-centered care from Sarah Misrahi, BSN in 8W, to JD Ike for a stellar chair’s conference, to Mark Robertshaw from Ahmad Mourad and the cards nights crew for being an outstanding teacher on Cards nights, to our most recent ACRs Toi Spates, Chris Pumill and Nicole Jawitz for their teaching, and to my gen med team of Matt Tucker, Adam Brock, Michael Burt, Tanmay Gokhale and med students James Helzberg and Karishma Sriram for their excellent patient care and enthusiasm. Kudos to Qasim Husseini and Kyle Guerink from Bryan Golubski for being wonderful colleagues in the CCU. Special recognition to Kyle for the incredible impact he made on several families during the care of their loved one in the CCU. Congrats to Steve Pappas and Sean Doerfler who received a gold stars for excellent and compassionate care of patients.

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Qasim Husseini for his recent publication (with alum and current ID fellow Deng Madut!) Hussaini SMQ, Madut D, Tong B, Pavlisko E, Schell W, Perfect JR, Thielman NM. Pulmonary blastomycoses presenting as primary lung cancer. BMC Infect Dis. 2018; 18: 336. 

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

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From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Aug. 6-10, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Lisa Criscione-Schreiber 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
8/7/18 AI Monica Tang 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Case Presentation

Chris Ferreri to Ken Lyles 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253


Dr. Westmann 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: A Patient, a Clinician and a Data Scientist walk into a room...

Adrian Hernandez

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Aug. 6-10, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Hematology Emergencies

Toyosi​ Onwuenmene

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


Chief Gallops: Ask the Expert


12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002



SAR Lecture: Tachyarrhythmias

Lauren Ranard

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Indian Cuisine

Chair's Conference

Qasim Hussaini

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2001

China King

No Conference - Intern Retreat




Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Aug. 6-10, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report

Chair's Sign Outs

Dr. Howe presents to Dr. Que

Dr. Manesh Patel and Dr. Cooney with Teams 4 and 5

1:15 p.m.

7:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Dr. Garbarino presents to Dr. Maziarz

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report 

Dr. Osayande presents to Dr. Zaas

Dr. Asuzu presents to Dr. Tim Scialla

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference 

Intern Hospitalist Series 

Dr. Genders to Dr. Boggan


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. 10 - Intern Retreat and Narrative Medicine meeting

  • Aug. 23 - Durham Bulls Game!

  • Sept. 29 - Stead Tread 5K

  • Oct. 19 - Recruitment Kickoff