Internal Medicine Residency News, Jan. 22, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

From the Director

Thank you to everyone for your hard work and team spirit during the second “snowmaggedon” of the year. Patients and families very much appreciate it as well!


Kudos this week go to Akash Goyal for offering to cover PRIME patients for colleagues who lived far away, to Nick Kamp from Bill McManigle for his excellent work in the VA MICU, to the many teams who worked extra to accommodate those who couldn’t safely get to work (neurology and 9100 to name a few), Austin Wesevich for going above and beyond to find his way into work, to Hari Ramalingam for braving the elements to get the Domino’s pizza with Jason, to the chiefs for organizing the many schedule changes this week and to Corey Bradley for an outstanding Chair’s Conference. Kudos to Lara Kapp from Wynn Seay for her outstanding service on the Nephrology service. She held down the whole CCU on her own for a whole week with much gusto. Thank you to our my take-er’s Caroline Sloan, Hannah Dzmictrowicz and Anthony Horton and our tour guides Akash Goyal, Nancy Yang, Jess Regan, Steph Garbarino and Lindsey Shantzer. A special thanks to Dinushika for thoughtfully facilitating a Narrative Medicine session on Friday night & for Megan Dupuis/Matt Labriola for leading this initiative! It continues to be such a rare space!

Welcome to the Duke Family Noa James Boyd – Noa and proud parents Amanda and Jeff Boyd are doing great.

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Juan Magana and Alex Sullivan for their poster “SQUEEZING WATER FROM A STONE: A GIANT BLADDER STONE CAUSING ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY” accepted to SGIM with faculty mentor Suchita Shah Sata!

Have a great LAST WEEK OF RECRUITMENT! Looking forward to the start of Funbruary next week!



From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Jan. 22-26, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Lisa Criscione-Schreiber

7:15 a.m. DUH 8262
1/23/18 Osteoporosis Ken Lyles 7:15 a.m.

Pickett Road



Aimee Zaas 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Case Presentation

Tessa Genders to Ken Lyles 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Medicine Grand Rounds: Joseph C. Greenfield Visiting Professor Lecture: Heart Failure Care in 2018: still a work in progress 

Clyde Yancy, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Jan. 22-26, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

IM Interviews


12:10 p.m.


Neurosurgery/Rad Oncology Emergencies for the Internist

Fumiko Chino and Jordan Komisarow

12:10 p.m. DUH 2002



Acute Kidney Injury in Low Income Settings

John Stanifer

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


M&M Conference

Joel Boggan and Sam Lindner

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


Chair's Conference with Internal Medicine Applicants

Adam Brock

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Ninth Street Bakery
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Jan. 22-25, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Case Presentation with applicants

Chair's Sign outs

Jackie Bolwell

​Gen Med 4 

1 p.m.

6 p.m.


SAR Report

Caroline Sloan to Richard Riedel

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

Becca Ruf

Jeremy Brooksbank to Julia Scialla

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference

Intern Hospitalist Series - Mobility in the Hospital

Zach Il'Giovine and Jon Bae

Dr. Telloni

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

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

  • April 20 - Charity Auction at Motorco