Internal Medicine Residency News, Jan. 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

From the Director

Happy Tuesday!

Lot’s going on despite the terribly cold weather! Many thanks to our ResCo for re-invigorating the Wednesday get togethers, and also for the awesome Res-i-teering activities. Check out the skills shown by Becca Lumsden, Chidi Egwim, Nancy Yang and Neha Kayastha as they made cookies and entertained the families at Ronald McDonald House.

We are excited about kicking off Fun-bruary with Mentoring Week, as well as many other fun activities. Keep on the lookout for the Fun-bruary calendar!


Kudos this week go to Lonnie Sullivan for his outstanding speech honoring Dr. Brenda Armstrong at the SNMA Dr. Martin Luther King Day dinner. He did a wonderful job at a fantastic event. Kudos to Ashley Naughton and Alex Sullivan from Eileen Maziarz for outstanding care of a very sick patient at LCHC, to Manisha Bhattacharya from psych intern Hudaisa Hafeez for being an outstanding team leader and team player on DRH Gen Med! Kudos to Nick Shelburne and Lindsey Shantzer for an awesome Med-Surg conference at the VA, and to Nick Kamp from Kara Wegermann for stepping up to help out a sick colleague AND a sick patient! Other kudos to Alex Sullivan for a great Chair’s Conference, to Shannon Niedermeyer, Bryan Golubski, Sheila Sherzoy, Chidi Egwim and Cindy Pabon for interview tours, and to Hannah Dzmictrowicz, Dennis Narcisse, Bhavik Patel, Cindy Pabon, and Chidi Egwim for my takes!

ONLY ONE MORE RECRUITMENT DAY! Let’s make it a great one!

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Wynn Hunter for his recent publication in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Volume 73, Issue 2, January 2019DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.10.059. High-Density Lipoprotein Particle Subfractions in Heart Failure With Preserved or Reduced Ejection Fraction. Wynn G. Hunter, Robert W. McGarrah III, Jacob P. Kelly, Michel G. Khouri, Damian M. Craig, Carol Haynes, G. Michael Felker, Adrian F. Hernandez, Eric J. Velazquez, William E. Kraus and Svati H. Shah.

Have a great week!

Clinic Corner: PRIME

Contributed by Sonal Patel

PRIME family,

Hi everyone. I hope each of you are refreshed and rejuvenated after Holiday break. Interns you have survived the first 6 months of residency and have graduated in PRIME. Please remember the attendings are available at any time to see patients with you even if you have graduated. For all residents please notify your LPNs and front desk if you are running behind so the staff can update patients about any delays. For those residents on team 3, Charlie Sessoms will be out for 3 more weeks and has news for you, please ask him the details of his time away upon his return. 

Lastly, we will be sending out a PRIME Updates email that will seem extremely long. Apologies in advance… but please read through the email and let us know if you have any questions. 

That’s it everyone,
Sonal and Leigh


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Jan. 21-25, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Holiday - no report

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1/22/19 Hypertension Anthony Viera 7:15 a.m.

Pickett Road


ACLT Lecture

Joe Plaksin 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lisa Criscione Schreiber 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Nutritional Optimization in Chronic Liver Disease

Matthew Kappus, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002
Academic Half Day: Jan. 25, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location



Lisa Criscione-Schreiber

David Leverenz

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA NG032
ID/GI/GIM Physical Therapy Katie Pruka and Steven Arnold 9:15 a.m. VA PRIME Conference

Side Effects and Management of Common Therapeutics

Professional Development

Megan McNamara

Dinushika Mohottige

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: Jan. 21-25, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Holiday - no conference





1/22/19 SAR Lecture: Rapid Response Team Scenarios/ICU

Shannon Niedermyer

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


1/23/19 SAR Lecture MP: TBDetermined: Identifying High-Risk Populations for Screening David Fuller

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

1/24/19 M&M/Dr. G Debrief Joel Boggan, John Paul Shoup, Tony Galanos

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference - IM Interview

Dennis Narcisse

11:30 a.m.

DUH 2002

Bull & Bean
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Jan. 21-24, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Holiday -- no report




SAR Report

Intern Report

Shaki Salvador to Dr. Govert

Lena Vaynberg to Matt Sparks

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Brittany Gatta presents to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report - Hospitalist Series - Patient Safety

Adam Brock to Joel Boggan


1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

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.

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. 23 - Weekly Wednesday Social
  • Jan. 30 - Weekly Wednesday Social
  • 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!