Internal Medicine Residency News, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

From the Director

Hi Everyone!

Week 2 is underway!  I am excited to start having a few words in the Med Res News again. Many many thanks to Elizabeth McCamic, Jen Averitt, Lynsey Michnowicz and Anton Zuiker for keeping the Med Res News on time and informative over the past 5 months! 

Congratulations to the peer selected ResCo class representatives.  Intern class elections will be held soon!


Tanya Aylward
Josh Lee
Sarah Nouri
Ashley Spann

Todd Brophy
Matt Labriola
Rebecca Lumsden
Dan Turner

Ashley Hanlon
Govind Krishnan

Colin Smith

GME also has a resident council, and you all were asked to vote on IM representatives.  Congratulations to Ankeet Bhatt, Sarah Nouri, Lauren Sharan, Ashley Spann and Leah Machen for being peer selected to represent internal medicine!

It’s a good time to remind everyone how to recognize your peers in the Med Res News!  Simply send an email to me or Erin recognizing the great work of your colleague, and we will give them the appropriate shout out in the next week’s news.

Our QI team is looking sharp! Tonight at the PSQC meeting, we will also toast the fantastic Lish Clark and thank her for her outstanding contributions to our program, and to Duke in general.  Joel Boggan is at the helm as our APD for QI and Patient Safety, and we will have a feature about Joel in our upcoming news.  We all look forward to his incredible energy and commitment to making quality and safety an integral part of our mission. 


This week’s kudos go to Elieth Martinez and Ali Saadi for starting of the year’s SAR talks! Additional kudos to Elieth from the 9300 nursing staff for outstanding communication overnight.  Kudos to Anubha Agarwal et al for picking up extra admissions on GenMed, to Zach Il'Giovine for providing additional EPIC training to friends in need while on CCU, and to Hari Ramalingam for providing dedicated team teaching time during a busy GenMed week. Kudos to Sam Lindner from Mike Grant for great teaching in the CCU during the last week of his residency. More congratulations to Shannon Niedermeyer for setting the bar extremely high for chair’s conference this year – what a fantastic job on Friday!  Our ACRs (Amanda Boyd, Ankeet Bhatt, and Tanya Aylward) are getting the year off to a great start as well.  And thanks to our ResCo chairs Megan Dupuis, Dan Maselli and Caroline Sloan for kicking off Tyler’s Thursdays.  Word on the street is that there was an outstanding turnout!

Have a great week!


Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby and Greg Brown

Have you ever wondered where the idea(s) for different initiatives at the DOC came from? How do all the things going on at the DOC impact me in my day to day? What does it even mean to be a resident teaching clinic?

Time for some answers! In an idea that came from feedback around the TAGTEAM e-mails (thanks Jan!), we are proud to introduce DOC Dispatch!

DOC Dispatch will start as a (mostly) weekly e-mail. Each month with a new topic on some aspect of the DOC. There is no additional work involved (unless you have the honor of contributing to the monthly topic.)

It is our hope that everyone will learn more about the DOC and how we all add to the care of our diverse patients!

Coming next week, what’s homeBASE, anyway?  Is there a weekly hide ‘n’ seek game I’ve been missing?


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: July 10-14, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Case Presentation

Shaki Salvator to Murat Arcasoy

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Pickett Road Clinic Conference


7:30 a.m.

Pickett Road Clinic


Case Presentation

Shannon Neidermeyer to Joel Boggan 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252


Tim Scialla

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Medicine Grand Rounds

Victor Test

8:00 a.m. DN 2002


Noon Conference: July 10-14, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Acute Hypercarbic Respiratory Failure

Tim Scialla

12:10 p.m. DUH 2002 Domino's


Adam Banks

12:15 p.m. DUH 2002

China King


Gallops ask the expert

Loretta Que, Chet Patel, Myles Wolf, Harvey Cohen

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2003


SAR Lecture: Acute decompensated heart failure

Zach Il'Giovine

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Manisha Bhattacharya

12:10 p.m. DUH 2002 Nosh

From the Residency Office

6th Annual Stead Tread

Save the Date: Join us Saturday, September 9 at 9 a.m. for the 6th Annual Stead Tread 5K Run and Walk on the American Tobacco Trail at Solite Park. The race benefits the Lincoln Community Healthcare Center. Learn more.

Small Group for Partners of Internal Medicine Residents

A small group of resident partners & I are planning a welcome party for incoming intern partners! If you have a partner, significant other or children… please take 30 seconds to email

  1. Significant Others Name:
  2. SO Email Address:
  3. Children Name(s) & Age(s):

Please note: an additional use in providing email addresses would be to start including significant others in weekly updates! Please let me know if they prefer to NOT be included! Our hope is to help make connections, provide support in the transition & to build a sense of community!



2017 Stead Resident Research Grant

We are pleased to announce a request for proposals for the 2017 Stead Resident Research Grant. The applications are due on Sept. 3, 2017 for a funding start date to be determined in October 2017.

Review the application instructions and sample forms.


New Location for Employee Occupational Health & Wellness

The office will relocate to the sub-basement of the Orange Zone in Duke Clinic and will be accessible from the following two locations:

From Duke South Clinic:

  1. Enter Duke South on 1st floor
  2. Follow the signs to Clinic 1K
  3. Take the double orange elevators to the sub-basement
  4. Follow the hallway to the right to the EOHW check in desk

From Flowers Drive: Enter the sub-basement of the Orange Zone directly from Flowers Drive across from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

Phone numbers for EOHW will not change, and Personal Assistance Service will remain in its current location at Erwin Tower. For more information, including a map and directions to the new location, please visit the Duke Human Resources website.

Among its services, EOHW provides employment and travel health reviews, treatment of occupational illness and injury, occupational health surveillance, influenza vaccinations, FMLA and ADA reviews, and employee wellness programs through LIVE FOR LIFE.  


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

  • Aug. 3 - Intern Retreat

  • Sept. 9 - 6th Annual Stead Tread 5K Run and Walk