Internal Medicine Residency News, Feb. 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

From the Director

And Fun-bruary continues! Many thanks to Dr. Kimberley Evans and the Maestro team for helping many of you get trained in Dragon dictation last week. If you were unable to get to training, please reach out to the chiefs, and they can get you in touch with the training team for more options. Also thank you to our Stead faculty for sponsoring a great breakfast on Valentine’s Day last week!

Fellowship information sessions for rising SARs are UPCOMING! Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. or Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Med Res Library! The sessions have the same content, so plan on attending only one.

Tonight is the Orgain sponsored Stead mixer at Pour, so hope to see you there!


Kudos this week go to Jeremy Cypen, Hari Ramalingam and Stephen Kimani for outstanding SAR talks, as well as Matt Tucker for a superb chair’s conference! Also kudos to Claire Smith from Brian Schneider for great work on VA Gen Med. Kudos to Tamara Saint Surin from Kathryn Vokaty for helping the PA students find patients for their physical exam course! Thank you to Tara Holder, Matt Bergens and Erin Payne for hosting Salsa night on Friday!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to JD Ike for his recent publication in Critical Care Medicine! "The Association Between Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Hospital Case Volume and Mortality in a U.S. Cohort, 2002–2011." Ike, John D. MD1; Kempker, Jordan A. MD, MSc2; Kramer, Michael R. MPH, PhD3; Martin, Greg S. MD, MSc2 Critical Care Medicine: February 1, 2018.

Please see the email from Dr. Arcasoy regarding the Faculty Resident Research Grant applications. If you have any questions about the process, be sure to reach out to Dr. Arcasoy or me.

Have a great week!



Clinic Corner: PRIME

Contributed by Leigh Wynkoop

Continue to push those flu shots to patients! Even if patients refuse for the nurse, you might be able to convince them to get vaccinated.

Please carefully review, update, and RENEW meds at EVERY VISIT and give the patient an updated med list at the end of the visit.

We have added an area to PRIME notes about advance directives (implemented after  feedback from multiple PRIME residents) – this may change location and format very soon. More details to come. Everyone, regardless of age, should have advance directives in place!

STAFFING CHANGES: Welcome to Aisha Cohen, RN who is working with PRIME to review our high-risk patients.

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Feb. 19-23, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Shoulder Pain/Physical Exam

Tracy Ray

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252
2/20/18 Case Presentation Alex Sullivan to Aimee Zaas 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8252


Heart Failure Overview

Joseph Rogers 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Alcohol Dependence and Withdrawl

Paul Riordan 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Medicine Grand Rounds: Thwarting the attack of the (sub)clones: genomic discovery and precision medicine for cancer

Matthew McKinney, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Feb. 19-23, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch


Anne Phelps

Tony Galanos & Vicki Leff

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002/ DUH 8252 Domino's

SAR Lecture: Novel areas in Heart Failure

Ankeet Bhatt

12:05 p.m. DUH 2002



Schwartz Rounds


12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Jason's Deli

Resident M&M

Sam Lindner and Joel Boggan

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002


Medicine Research Seminar: Parkinson's disease from the gut...Who knew?

Rodger Liddle

12 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Feb. 19-22, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

No Report - President's Day




SAR Report

Ashley Spann to Joe Govert

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

Ashley Naughton to Aimee Zaas

Lauren Donnangelo

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference

Intern Hospitalist Series - Hospitalist series on skin and soft tissue 

Emily Kinsey and Jon Bae


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. 19 - Orgain Stead Mixer at Pour Taproom
  • Feb. 26 - Pet Therapy
  • Feb. 28 - Voices in Medicine