Internal Medicine Residency News, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

From the Director

Happy FUN-bruary! Thanks to Schuyler Jones and the Orgain Society for hosting a great kickoff at Hope Valley Brewing! Thanks also to Manesh Patel for hosting a town hall with the cardiology division on Thursday. We ended the week with a bake-off contest, with plenty of good treats (Erin, I hear the Nutella cookies were really good!). Check out this week’s calendar for more fun activities, including Thursday night’s GME-wide Duke vs Carolina party at Tyler's. If you are interested in getting involved in the happenings around the state and country, please contact Becca Lumsden, Johnny Komisar or Govind Krishnan - they have organized a great deal of information that you can take advantage of.  

Continued reminders to the SARs to sign up for the ABIM exam before fees go up, and to get going on those procedure logs before the end of the year.


Kudos this week to our current night resident team for general awesomeness (Dan, Zach, Megan, Amanda and Nicole), with an additional kudos to Amanda from Ali Saadi for handling a particularly busy night with style and grace. More kudos to Tanya Aylward for an awesome chair’s conference - great case, great discussion and great attendance - and to Linda Koshy for her fantastic SAR talk on diabetes management.

And a HUGE congratulations from the entire residency program to Dr. Klotman for being named the Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Ankeet Bhatt for his publication in JACC- Heart Failure.  Bhatt A, Devore A, Hernandez A and Mentz R.  Can Vaccinations Improve Heart Failure Outcomes?  JACC:Heart Failure 2017; DOI: 10:1016/j.jchf.2016.12.007

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: DOC Clinic

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby, MD

Hi DOC residents!

Here is a link to the Town Hall slides from last week! A lot of great questions and discussion. Always feel free to email or contact me with any questions!


Tip of the day

Pulmonary consult is now at the DOC! Drs. Scallia and Riley, once a month! So refer to Pulm, on follow up section, just like for PT, Cardiology, etc.! NOT amb referral!

Thanks for all you do!

Lynn and Co.

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: February 6-10, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Case Presentation

Nathan Moulton to Murat Arcasoy

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Case Presentation

Maggie Kilgore to Ken Lyles

7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Tim Collins

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253


Terri Tarrant

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds

Steve Crowley, MD 8:00 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: February 6-10, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch


Craig Rackley

12:00 p.m. DUH 2002



SAR Lecture Series: Undifferentiated Shock - Initial Mgmt

Lakshmi Krishnan

12:00 p.m. DUH 2002



SAR Lecture Series: "Pro"-calcitonin...or not

SAR Lecture Series: The Hidden Pandemic Why Non-connunicable Disease Care Is Essential to Global Health

Bimal Patel and Matthew Turissini

12:00 p.m.

DUH 2002


Wellness: Faculty Panel Discussion on Burnout

Micah McClain, Lynn Bowlby, Julius Wilder

12:00 p.m.

DUH 2001

Jason's Deli

Chair's Conference

Ali Saadi

12:00 p.m. DUH 2002 NOSH

From the Residency Office

Heme/Onc Fellowship Info Meeting

The Duke Heme/Onc Fellowship Program will hold an informational meeting from 4-5 p.m. on Feb. 28 in room 212C Medical Center Library for house staff interested in the program. Drop by for pizza, drinks and to hear from current fellows. Email Nyasias Lloyd, if you plan to attend.


Stories of Careers in Medicine

The Program for Women in Internal Medicine and the Resident Professional Development Committee invite you to attend Stories of Careers in Medicine from 6-8 p.m. on Thur., March 2, in the Faculty Lounge (Seeley Mudd Building). Appetizers and drinks included.

House Staff Hoops Watch

Duke Medical Alumni Association invites current house staff to cheer the Blue Devils on to victory over UNC on Thur., Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, 280 S. Mangum Street. Complimentary appetizers and one drink ticket per person will be provided. RSVP is required:

Faculty-Resident Research Grant

We are pleased to invite you to apply for the 2017 annual “Faculty-Resident Research Grant” applications. The applications are due on April 9, 2017 for a funding start date on July 1, 2017. For JARs, the funding end date is June 30, 2018. For Interns, the funding end date is June 30, 2019

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 2017. For any questions, please contact


BLS Blitz

For any trainee whose BLS will expire between 3/13/2017 and 11/1/2017

The BLS Blitz is an opportunity for house staff to renew their American Heart Association (AHA) BLS provider certification at no cost.  Classes will run March 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017. Registration is open now and all trainees’ whose certification will expire between 3/31/2017 and 11/01/2017 are encouraged to participate. There will be no other BLS classes given at Duke until November 2017.  If you miss this Duke provided session and need BLS certification, at a cost to you, you may make arrangements with an outside AHA provider. We recommend CPR Consultants (919-850-9295) or Triangle CPR (919-851-4380).

To register
  • Log into the Duke LMS at your NetID and Password.
  • In the Learning Catalog Search box, enter BLS30101 (or Basic Life Support) and click Search.
  • Locate the desired class to attend and click Register.
Facts to Remember
  • All classes will be held in Hock Plaza, Suite G07 and will be three hours long.
  • Participants must review and have a current AHA BLS Provider Manual 2015 in hand for class.
  • A Duke ID badge must be brought to the session.
  • The class will involve physical activity, so please dress accordingly.
  • Employees are expected to park in their designated area and walk or ride the van to Hock.
  • Questions can be directed to Clinical Education and Professional Development (684-4293).
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.

Office hours for program leaders

Please feel free to stop by during these times and of course always feel free to reach out to program leaders to set up a meeting outside of these times if needed.

  • Aimee Zaas: Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Upcoming Dates and Events

  • February 9 - House Staff Hoops, 7:30 p.m., Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, RSVP:

  • February 23 - JAR Fellowship/Career Networking Night at Dr. Klotman's House

  • February 28 - Heme/Onc fellowship informational meeting

  • March 2 - Stories of Careers in Medicine

  • March 3 - Charity Auction at Motorco

  • March 17 - Match Party Celebration at Tyler's Taproom

  • April 9 - Deadline for Faculty-Resident Research Grant

Funbruary Events
  • February 6 & 20 - Community Building Dinners
  • February 9 - Duke v. UNC Basketball Watch Party
  • February 11 - House Party for all residents
  • February 14 - Stead Society Valentine's Breakfast
  • February 15 - Social Action Committee Meeting
  • February 18 - Salsa Lessons & Dancing
  • February 23 - JAR Networking Event
  • February 27 - Indian Food, Games & Drinks