Internal Medicine Residency News, Jan. 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

From the Director

We are cruising through January – many thanks to everyone for their hard work as the winter illnesses take hold in the program. Please take time to read the phenomenal social calendar email from the ResCo earlier this week – lots of great activities to join in, including the restarting of Resiteering! Join your colleagues for a fun night playing games at the Ronald McDonald House!


Kudos this week go to Hannah Dzmictrowicz from John Davy for being an exemplary SAR on Gen Med, to Shaki Salvador from JVK for her incredible leadership on Gen Med, to Nick Ashur from Neha Keyastha, John Reichstein and Cindy Pabon for being a genuine team player and great friend, to Brian Golubski, Nadia Yimer, Kyle Guerink, Mike Burt, Jeremy Cypen, and Jen Gutierrez McCarty for their communication, teamwork, and collaboration during the pipe issue leading to server issues early evening that affected printers, CPRS (esp handoff sheets), crashed our Spok paging system, radiology and vista. The crew ran around notifying nursing of contact numbers, and then we generated a sheet of contacts (including neurology resident on stroke code), got information to ED, units, pec, wards, etc. from Brian Schneider, and to Nancy Yang and Anmol Singh from Ahmad Mourad for outstanding work on Duke NF. Also kudos to Kent Feng for a fantastic SAR talk and Josh Lee for a superb chair’s conference, and again to Hannah for a great report to the applicants!

Many thanks to our My Take crew of Hannah D, Dennis Narcisse, John Davy, Bhavik Patel and Steph Garbarino, as well as tour guides Shannon Niedermeyer, Chidi Egwim, Sheila Sherzoy, Bryan Golubski and Nate Moulton

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Qasim Husseini for his recent publication in Aging Cell 2019 Jan 4:e12899. doi: 10.1111/acel.12899. sFRP3 inhibition improves age-related cellular changes in BubR1 progeroid mice. Cho CH1, Yoo KH1, Oliveros A1, Paulson S2, Hussaini SMQ1,3, van Deursen JM4,5, Jang MH1,2,4, and to Anish Badjitaya for his publication Advances in Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies in NSTE-ACS, Badjatiya, A. & Rao, S.V. Curr Cardiol Rep (2019) 21: 3.

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: Pickett Road

Contributed by Jeff Clough

This month Pickett Road is excited to welcome our newest attending, Dr. Fatima Syed. Dr. Syed completed her internal medicine residency as well as fellowship in endocrinology at Thomas Jefferson University.  She has been very active in the American College of Physicians, and you may recognize her frequent writings from Annals of Internal Medicine’s “Fresh Look.” We are very excited to have her join our team and not too far down the road having her precept in resident clinic. Welcome Dr. Syed!


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Jan. 14-18, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Case Presentation

Michael Noujaim to Ken Lyles 7:15 a.m. DUH 8262
1/15/19 Skin/Soft Tissue Infections Aimee Zaas 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


DM: Oral Med

Diana McNeill 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Dr. Muasher 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Rounds: NIH Addresses the Science of Diversity: Looking Through a Genomic Lens

Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP

8 a.m. Searle Center Lecture Hall
Academic Half Day: Jan. 18, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
All Threads QI Population Health Joel Boggan and John Paul Shoup 9:15 a.m. DUH 2003


Noon Conference: Jan. 14-18, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

IM Interviews - no conference


12:10 p.m.

DUH 8253


1/15/19 Landmark Papers in PE

Talal Dahhan

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


1/16/19 SAR Lecture: Decompensated End State Liver Disease/Ascites/SBP/HSE Maryann Osayande

12:10 p.m.

DUH 8253

China King
1/17/19 SAR Lecture: AKI Chidi Egwim

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference - IM Interview

Alex Sullivan

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Parker & Otis
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Jan. 14-17, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR/JAR Recruitment Report 

Chair's CPC (Coffee/Cake Pops)

Jeremy Brooksbank to Dave Simel

Adam Brock, Chris Zheng, and David Elliott to Dr. Cooney

1 p.m.

4 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

Hannah Dzimitrowicz to Dr. Govert

Maggie Salinger to Matt Crowley

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Adam Brock presents to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report - Hospitalist Series 

Brittany Gatta to Joel Boggan


1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Coaching Program Survey
Don't forget: 
Interns, please complete the coaching program survey sent from Karen.Steinhauser@Duke.Edu on Friday, Jan. 4. Please complete the survey by Jan. 21. There will be a certificate (your choice of local beverage establishment e.g. Ponysaurus, Black Twig, etc.) raffle for those who complete the survey on time.

Primary Care Fellowship at Duke
Duke Community and Family Medicine is accepting applications for its Primary Care Transformation Fellowship. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2019. Learn more.

Free Membership to AAHPM
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is offering free student and resident membership as of Jan. 1, 2019. Membership includes access to the membership discussion platform, ability to enroll in the Mentor Match, electronic version to the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and more. Learn more.

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

  • Jan. 15 - PSQC Meeting
  • Jan. 16 - ResTeering 2019 Kickoff at Ronald McDonald House
  • Jan. 23 - Weekly Wednesday Social
  • Jan. 30 - Weekly Wednesday Social
  • Feb. 20 - Duke v. UNC Game Watch
  • Feb. 22 - Duke IM Charity Auction
  • March 15 - Match Day Party!