Internal Medicine Residency News, Feb. 12, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

From the Director

Funbruary continues! Thanks to all those who made it out to Ponysaurus and to see the not so great outcome of the Duke basketball game. Looking forward to more events this week, including the Valentine’s Day Stead sponsored breakfast on Wednesday and the second annual salsa lessons with the amazing Tara Holder on Friday night at Erin’s place! Please also see the email from Manisha about the poetry/pun competition!

Today is also DRAGON training (no, not that kind of dragon) in the Med Res library at noon – learn how to use the dictation system for inpatient and outpatient documentation!


Kudos this week go to Alex Sullivan from Tara Holder for being an amazing doc during VA Gen Med, to Nick Shelburne for a phenomenal chair’s conference, and to Corey Bradley for her clin epi project that was voted “best in class” by her peers!  Keep the kudos emails coming to Erin and me please!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Lauren Sharan for her abstract accepted to the American College of Cardiology Meeting. Title: Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension on Survival Following Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defect is Limited by Age. Lauren A. Sharan1, Jordan D. Awerbach1, Abraham Abernethy2, Wael ElMallah3, Richard A. Krasuski1.

Have a great week, and happy Funbruary!



From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Feb. 12-16, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Aimee Zaas

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252
2/13/18 Outpatient management of aneurysm Chandler Long 7:15 a.m.

Pickett Road


Case Presentation

Casey Sullivan to Harvey Cohen 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lisa Criscione-Schreiber 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Medicine Grand Rounds: Hospital-Associated Mycobacterium Abscessus Infection: Outbreak Investigation, Epidemiology, and Clinical Outcomes

Arthur Baker, MD, MPH
Eileen Maziarz, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Feb. 12-16, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

EPIC Dragon Training - Residents w/last name A-L 12-12:30; last name M-Z 12:30-1 p.m.

Kim Evans

12-12:30 or 12:30-1 p.m.

DUH 8252 Domino's

SAR Lecture: Antibiotic Choices and Management

Jeremy Cypen

12:10 p.m. DUH 2002

China King


SAR Lecture: Bedside Procedures

Hari Ramalingam

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


SAR Lecture: Undifferentiated Shock

Stephen Kimani

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


Chair's Conference

Matthew Tucker

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Feb. 12-16, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report

Ashley Spann to Bill Hargett

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Sipa Yankey to Joe Govert

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

Emily Kinsey to Aimee Zaas

Josh Ring to Dr. Diehl

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference

Intern Hospitalist Series - Pneumonia

Dan Maselli and Joel Boggan

Dr. Feeney

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

School of Medicine Blood Drive

The School of Medicine will host a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Thur., March 8, from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center. 

Voices of Medicine

The Department of Medicine will present another staging of Voices of Medicine, a live show featuring true stories from our faculty, trainees, and staff, on Feb. 28, 2018. Learn more.

The theme of this show is humility.

Duke faculty, trainees, and staff are invited to make a story pitch. We’ll select five storytellers, and Jeff Polish, executive director of the Monti, will help you hone your story to an 8-minute gem that you will tell on stage in front of a live audience. To volunteer to tell a story, register here.

Show details
The Voices of Medicine show will take place Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in the Trent Semans Center for Health Education (Sixth Floor).

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
  • Get a free ticket here.
Check out The Scope

The Scope is a weekly newsletter that goes out on Fridays and summarizes the best evidence-based medical research from the week in a few fun and easy-to-read sentences. You can check out this weeks email below and people can sign up, see prior issues, and learn more about it at

Faculty-Resident Research Grant

The applications are due on April 8, 2018 for a funding start date on July 1, 2018.

For JARs, the funding end date is June 30, 2019. For Interns, the funding end date is June 30, 2020.

Attached please find the application forms, instructions, and sample NIH format biosketch (the old NIH Bioskecth format forms are acceptable for your CV)

Please submit your application as a single word or pdf file that includes your mentor’s NIH Biosketch (the new versus old NIH Biosketch format is optional for your mentor).

Please email a pdf file of the signed mentor's support letter with your application by April 9, either as part of the entire application or separately.

Each proposal must have a Human subjects section that describes the protections of the patients and patient data, describe the consent procedure if applicable, status of IRB protocol (to be submitted, already submitted or already approved, as appropriate) etc. This section is required whether to not your project is a retrospective or prospective study, whether patient identifiers are exposed (or not) during data collection/analysis, whether consent is to be obtained or there is a waiver for consent. Please see attached example language that you can adapt to your own specific protocol after discussing with your research mentor.

The next opportunity to apply for a research grant will be in September 2018. Please also find attached scholarship opportunity calendar for this academic year 2017-2018

For any questions, or to discuss mentorship and research project opportunities please contact

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

  • March 16 - Match Day!

  • April 20 - Charity Auction at Motorco

​​Fun-bruary Events!
  • Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day Stead Breakfast
  • Feb. 16 - 2nd Annual Salsa Lessons with Tara Holder
  • Feb. 19 - Orgain Stead Mixer at Pour Taproom
  • Feb. 26 - Pet Therapy
  • Feb. 28 - Voices in Medicine