Internal Medicine Residency News, Feb. 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

From the Director

Happy FUN-bruary! Thanks to PWIM for kicking of FUN-bruary and National Women Physician’s day with breakfast for faculty and trainees! We have a lot of other fun events and activities planned – look for the FUN-bruary calendar email from Lynsey and pay attention to SLACK for details. Big happenings this week are MENTORING WEEK NOON CONFERENCE, concluding with Thursday night JAR networking with fellowship PDs and Division Chiefs and the Mentor Mixer at noon conference on Friday! Many thanks in advance to Murat Arcasoy for planning a great week. Many thanks also to Dr. Cooney for donating her basketball tickets to the residents for the Duke v. St. John’s game on Saturday!


Kudos this week go to John Davy from Cindy Pabon for being an awesome DOC lead, to Carlos Barbery from heme onc fellow Prioty Islam, who let me know how much the patients liked and trusted him on the oncology service, to Cindy Pabon from Dani Zipkin’s patient for being a fantastic doctor, to David Elliott and Kyle Guerink from Joel Boggan for excellent work with a VA patient, to Todd Brophy from future chief Caroline Sloan for going above and beyond to help with an RRT at DRH, to Matt Labriola and Mike Grant from Bryan Golubski for help overnight from the VA ICUs, and to Jon Reichstein also from Bryan Golubski for “JAR-like” work on VA Gen Med.  Also kudos to Katie Charles and Wynn Hunter for excellent SAR talks and to Sarah Norton for an awesome Chair’s conference!

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Matt Labriola and Kristen Batich for their star-studded (former Duke residents!) paper in Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, "Immunotherapy is changing First-line Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma." Matthew Labriola, MD; Kristen A Batich, MD, PhD; Jason Zhu, MD; Megan A McNamara, MD; Michael R Harrison, MD; Andrew R Armstrong, MD; Daniel J George, MD; Tian Zhang, MD

Have a great week!


Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

Tips from your fellow resident, Sarah Nelson
Try to find a therapist. Use the therapist finder. Put in your zip code in the search box and select your insurance.

From our on site lab and DRH radiology
Stop at front desk to either register (when coming in for lab only visit) or for radiology (on way out from your appt, they need appt for CT etc, can walk into radiology for plain films)

Other news
Dr. Scallia will no longer come to DOC as he leaves Duke on 6/30/19…We can still message him, and Dr. Riley will be here every other month.

Continue to bring us your ideas and thoughts!

Thank you for all you do for the DOC!

Lynn and Co.

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Feb. 4-8, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Thyroid Disorders

Dave D'Alessio 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
2/5/19 Journal Gallops Daniella Zipkin 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Cost Conscious Care Case

Jessica Regan to Kathy Cooney 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Craig Rackley 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Autoimmune Liver Disease: A Clinical Update

Lindsay King, MD, MPH

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

QI Population Health

Joel Boggan and John Paul Shoup

9:30-11:30 a.m.

DMP 2W96


Noon Conference: Feb. 4-8, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Choosing a mentor in academic medicine and crafting your story

Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002



Keys to a successful post-fellowship career

Career paths and grant opportunities during training

Sunil Rao, MD

Murat Arcasoy, MD

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


2/6/19 How to be a good mentee Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Jason's Deli
2/7/19 Faculty reflections on mentorship Heather Whitson, MD, MHS
Julius Wilder, MD, PhD

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Firehouse Subs

Meet the mentor: Networking with GIM and Hospital Medicine


12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

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

SAR Report


Maryann Osayande to Murat Arcasoy

Dr. Cooney with Amadea Britton, Dana Kerr, and Kristen Veal

1 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report - DUH 8262

Intern Report - DUH 8262

Shannon Niedermeyer to Dr. Govert

Cameron Strong to Chet Patel

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Filley Howe presents to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report - Decompensated cirrhosis

Amadea Britton to Joel Boggan

Dr. Tosh

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

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. 4-8 - Mentoring Week
  • Feb. 7 - JAR Networking Night
  • Feb. 20 - Duke v. UNC Game Watch
  • Feb. 22 - Duke IM Charity Auction
  • March 15 - Match Day Party!