Internal Medicine Residency News, Dec. 2, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

From the Director

Happy Thanksgiving to all – I hope that everyone had a chance for some relaxation with friends and/or family. Many thanks to all who cared for patients over the holiday weekend, and also to our attendings who covered so that residents could make it to the Turkey Bowl on Thursday. The spectator section was filled to the brim, and we appreciate the faculty and residents as well everyone’s family and significant others coming out to support the Marines and the Jets. Lillian Golubski even made her first football game appearance. The Jets secured the victory this year, and the Cohen Cup will sit proudly in Amanda’s office once more.

We have a big week with Fellowship Match Day on Wednesday – this is also a Med Peds interview day, so we appreciate the interns and JARs having lunch with the applicants while the SARs come down to 2002 for match day lunch and some surprises to celebrate the hard work it takes to make it to match day.  All are welcome to join in with the SARs on Wednesday evening as well.

Please join our Pulmonary faculty on Thursday, Dec. 5 for the Pulmonary Division Night with Residents at The Northern Spy beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Interns participated in "no shave November"Blissfully, “no shave November” has come to an end. Check out the intern’s last stand!

Kudos this week go to Sean Taasan from Cindy Pabon for a good catch that helped get a patient’s discharge set correctly, to Ryan Keane from Dr. Jason Webb for his great work on 9300 this week: “how he worked with the interdisciplinary team. He was humble and has a strong bedside manner. He did an amazing job supporting several families in transitions to hospice care and coordinated some complex discharge plans during the 2 days he was pulled to the service.” Additional kudos to Ryan Slauer from Cindy Pabon for his fantastic work on cards consults, and to Cassie Lautredou for her great case at Report. 

Congratulations to Brian and Danielle Golubski on the birth of Lillian! Welcome to the #dukefamily.

PubMed from the Program
We have a lot of publications recently – keep your eye out on the Pubmed from the Program!

This week’s goes to Alex Sullivan and alum Tara Holder for their recent publication with mentor Dr. Schuyler Jones, “Identification, diagnosis, treatment and in-hospital outcomes of acute pulmonary embolism: results from a single integrated health system” in the American Heart Journal 2019;216:136-142.

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

Hi all!
We are working hard on our ACP and GOC discussions - Jan, Elissa, Azalea and I. Below is a link to materials we have for you all --just take a quick peek, and we will help you. first thing to do is ask: Who is your decision maker if you are too ill to make decisions for yourself?

 Lynn and team

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Dec. 3-6, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
12/3/19 Alcohol Use Disorder Dr. Greg Brown 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Dermatology for the Internist

Dr. Wolfe 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Dr. Lisa Criscione-Shreiber 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Understanding ANCA Vasculitis

Ronald Falk, MD
Nan and Hugh Cullman Eminent Professor
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Co-Director, UNC Kidney Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
8 a.m. DUH 2002


Academic Half Day: Dec. 6, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Fatigue and Arthralgias (Rheum Endo)​


Carly Kelley & Kai Sun

Gene Kovalik

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032


Fever in the Hospitalized patient

Darsh Kothari


9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA PRIME Conference Room

Treatment approaches and clinical trial outcomes in oncology

Pop Health Intro / Dirty Data

Richard Riedel

Joel Boggan

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: Dec. 2-6, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

GI Battle of the Boards

Dr. Stephanie Garbarino

12:10 p.m.

DUH 8253


12/3/19 SAR Talk

John David Ike

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Noodles and Company

12/4/19 Fellowship Match Day/Med-Peds Recruitment --

12:00 p.m.

DUH 8253

Cosmic Cantina for SARs/Saladalia
12/5/19 Resco Town Hall --

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Jason's Deli

Chair's Conference

Sara Coles

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Dec. 2-5, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report - Canceled

Cake Pops with Cooney


Kathleen Cooney with Diana Mosquera, Jennifer Dziwis, and Joe Wawrzynski


4 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report 

Bryan Golubski​ to Joe Govert

Jennifer Dziwis​ to Peter Kussin

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report

Matt Carlisle to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report - Case Tracking

Intern Report - Hyponatremia

Nick Kamp and Jared Lowe

Adam Tosh

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

PWIM 'Before They Were Stars' on Dec. 10
Please join the Program for Women in Internal Medicine for a "Before They Were Stars" noon conference on Tues., Dec. 10. Hear from Dr. Ann Brown, vice dean for faculty and professor of medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition) and Dr. Cathleen Colon-Emeric, chief, Division of Geriatrics and associate dean for research mentoring.

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 

  • Dec. 5 - Pulmonary Division Night with the Residents
  • Dec. 10 - PWIM 'Before They Were Stars'
  • Dec. 14 - Department of Medicine Holiday Party