Internal Medicine Residency News, Dec. 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

From the Director

Thank you to everyone for your amazing work during our first Snowmageddon. We really appreciate your flexibility and willingness to step up when our patients need it.

First kudos go to our amazing chief residents for their fabulous holiday party performance. Chiefs got talent!! Many thanks to the DOM and Dr. Cooney for a fantastic party.


Other kudos this week go to Hannah Robinson from Dr. Krasuski for outstanding work on DHP, to Matt Tucker and Corey Bradley from FM Intern Clayton Cooper for being outstanding role models at DRH GM, to Cindy Pabon and Sean Doerfer from Ahmad Mourad and Diana MOsquera for being excellent call buddies and helping out on VA GM, also to Ahmad from Diana for his excellent patient centered work on VA GM, to Tamara Saint Surin for her fabulous chairs conference, to Cameron Strong from Madhu Eluri for his ability to really ensure a patient was cared for during the snowstorm (service dog and all!), and to Sarah Cohen from Winn Seay for letting her DRH intern stay home on the snow day! Also to our my take team including John Davy, Becca Lumsden, Tamara Saint Surin, Hannah Dzmictrowicz and Neha Kayashtha, as well as our many tour guides!!

A belated congratulations to Tsion Aberra on her wedding! Great to see the happy couple at the holiday party.

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Matt Labriola for his TWO GU ASCO abstracts! Congratulations Matt! Characterization of genomic alterations as biomarkers of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) response in metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) AND Prostate Cancer; Urothelial Carcinoma; Penile, Urethral, Testicular, and Adrenal Cancers.

Have a great week!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Dec. 10-14, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

No Conference

12/11/18 ID Board Review Aimee Zaas 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Ambulatory Town Hall Meeting - Mandatory

DOC, PRIME, Pickett 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253 DUH 8262


PMR and Fibromyalgia

Lisa Criscione-Schreiber 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: How Duke Will TRANSFORM Heart Failure Care

Robert Mentz, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Dec. 10-14, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

IM Interviews - no conference




Bull and Bean

12/11/18 SAR Lecture: Cardiac Imaging/Testing

Tessa Genders

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

China King

12/12/18 MP Interview  

12 p.m.

DUH 8253

12/13/18 SAR Lecture: ARDS Nathan Moulton

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Dale's Indian

Chair's Conference

Mike Noujaim

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Dec. 10-13, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR/JAR Recruitment Report 

Chair's CPC (Coffee/Cake Pops) - Canceled

Sean Doerfler to Dave Simel


1:15 p.m.



SAR Report

Intern Report

Lindsey Shantzer to Joe Govert

Billy Guzman to Gow Arepally

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Helen Zhang presents to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report - Hospitalist Series - High Value Care

Brian Wasserman to Joel Boggan

Dr. Sata

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Research Opportunities

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the NC Chapter of ACP is Dec. 15, 2018. The meeting will be held in Raleigh, Feb. 22-23, 2019. Scholarly activity can be in clinical research, basic research, clinical vignette, quality improvement and high value care. Learn more.

Duke Department of Medicine is accepting applications for the R38 Research Pathway for categorical internal medicine residents committed to a career as a physician-investigator in academic medicine. Applications are due Dec. 10, 2018. See details in email.

Advocacy in Clinical Leadership Track
We are pleased to share an opportunity to participate in the Advocacy in Clinical Leadership Track (ACLT). The ACLT does not change the duration or nature of your training - it lines up ambulatory time for 12 weeks out of the year for JARs and SARs and uses one half day per week to share a curriculum in health policy and advocacy, medical education, and leadership skills.

Residents will form their own advocacy platform and deliver it in person with legislators at both the state and national levels in alternate years. Past projects selected by the residents have addressed opioid policy, drug pricing, and food insecurity, as examples. ACLT residents will also have opportunities to teach morning report and academic half day sessions with observation and feedback.

In addition, ACLT residents lead GIM Journal Club while they are on block. Please note that the ACLT may conflict with some +2 schedule requests and other opportunities in the residency program. Feel free to contact Daniella Zipkin and the chiefs with specific questions. Deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2019.

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.