Internal Medicine Residency News, Feb. 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

From the Director

Happy FUN-bruary! First off, kudos to Bryan Golubski’s dog Harvey for becoming a member of ResCo and inviting dogs (and people) over for a Sunday party. Awesome work, Harvey. We will work on getting dog bones rotated into the snack basket at the next Costco run. Check out the FUN-bruary calendar for more events!

We want to thank Dr. Kim Evans and Dr. Cathy Kuhn for their hard work putting together a fantastic URIM Second Look weekend. Thank you to Tamara Saint-Surin and Marius Chukwurah for being on the panel and to all who came out to meet the applicants on Friday night!

Please check in with QI Chief Extraordinaire JP Shoup, if you have interest in the QI Chief position for 2020-21!

Even though it is February, and a bit cold and dark in the mornings, please communicate with Winn if you need to miss AM report – lots of great learning happening with cases prepared by your colleagues and teaching by a variety of great faculty!


Many thanks to all faculty who participated in Mentoring Week, including our JAR night with the Division Chiefs and Fellowship Directors.  Many thanks also to Murat Arcasoy for his outstanding planning. Kudos this week go to the night float crew of Joe Lerman, Matt Carlisle, Eric Wei, and Kathryn Hutchins. They’ve handled some very sick patients (both cross-cover and admissions) this week (From JVK), to Ben Groves for excellent coordination of patient care when the VA ED was on divert and he managed to get a patient into eye clinic that same day since the ED was full (from Cindy Pabon), to Matt Carlisle going above and beyond to care for a sick in the ED while on night float (from Matt Labriola), and to Gil Acevedo and Lindsey Shantzer (from Venu Reddy) for going above and beyond as the VA Red Hospitalist SARs. And kudos to Alyssa Stavig and Elijah Lackey for receiving gold stars!

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Tamara Saint-Surin for her poster accepted to the national American College of Physicians meeting! "From sore throat to metastatic disease: the syndrome that should not be forgotten."

Have a great week!


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Feb. 11-15, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

ACLT Lecture

Jasmine Washington 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
2/12/19 BPH/ED Management of Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Aaron Lentz 7:15 a.m.

Pickett Road


Case Presentation

Matt Carlisle to Diana McNeill 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Jay Doss 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: The road less travelled: Precision Medicine- risk assessment and implementation across borders

Ryanne Wu, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002
Academic Half Day: Feb. 15, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location


Fatigue and Arthralgias

Matthew Sparks and Roopa Shah

Sophia Weinmann and Beatrice Hong

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032
Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc Screening David Edelman 9:15 a.m. VA C8016


Noon Conference: Feb. 11-15, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

High Yield Papers from Across Internal Medicine

Daniella Zipkin

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002



Landmark Sepsis Papers

Talal Dahhan

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


2/13/19 Health Policy/Capitol Hill Updates Kevin Shah

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

2/14/19 SAR Lecture: IBD Talisha Ramchal

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Dales Indian

Chair's Conference

Anthony Horton

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Feb. 4-7, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report


Shannon Niedermeyer to Diana McNeill

Dr. Cooney with Maryann Osayande, Dagmara Danek, and Abby McGrath

1 p.m.

4 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report - DUH 8262

Amadea Britton to Dr. Govert

Elijah Lackey to John Middleton

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Maryann Osayande presents to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report - Hospitalist Lecture Series

Filley Howe to Joel Boggan


1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Leadership skills session
Join PWIM for a special presentation on leadership skills. Learn strategies for how to be an effective leader, from advocating for yourself to communication strategies for success. Mary Trabert, MBA, CAPM, is the Administrative Director of the Duke Center for Health Measurement and an experienced speaker on practical leadership skills.

Session will be held from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 27, in DMP 2w96.

Please RSVP to

Funding opp: Faculty-Resident Research Grant
We are pleased to invite you to apply for the 2019 annual Faculty-Resident Research Grant applications. The applications are due on April 1, 2019 for a funding start date on July 1, 2019. For JARs, the funding end date is June 30, 2020. For Interns, the funding end date is June 30, 2021. See email for application instructions. For any questions, or to discuss mentorship and research project opportunities please contact

#ProudtobeGIM Gathering
In partnership with the Society of General Internal Medicine, the GIM divisions Duke and UNC are joining forces to host our Inaugural #ProudtobeGIM gathering on Wed., Feb. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. We will be gathering at the University Club, enjoying food and drink and looking out over Chapel Hill and Durham from the 17th Floor of University Towers (3100 Tower Blvd. in Durham). Please RSVP here.

DukeMed Hoops Watch
Don't forget to RSVP for Duke Medical Alumni Association's Duke v. UNC game viewing party, 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 20. RSVP here.

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

  • Feb. 20 - Duke v. UNC Game Watch
  • Feb. 22 - Duke IM Charity Auction
  • March 15 - Match Day Party!