Internal Medicine Residency News, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

From the Director

Hi Everyone!

Lots of kudos this week! I love it - thank you all for sending me the great things your colleagues are doing! I hear I missed an outstanding SAR talk from Zach Il'Giovine on Thursday as well as an awesome chair's conference by Manisha Bhattacharya.  Lindsay Shantzer also had an awesome first CAT of the year at the VA. Attendance at noon conference has been fantastic, and we are glad to see everyone there. 


Kudos this week go to JD Ike from his GenMed SAR Emily Kinsey for making a diagnosis that stumped even the consultants, to Martin Weiss from Duke IM grad/geriatrics fellow Kahli Zietlow for his outstanding patient care on geriatrics consults, to Melodi Whitley from Dr. Neeru Mettu for great communication with primary oncologists on 9300, and to Chris Ferreri from the 9300 nursing team for his communication skills with families and nursing on 9300. Megan Dupuis also sent a shoutout to Melodi Whitley and Chris Ferreri for their hard work and empathetic care on 9300. Kudos to Hari Ramalingam from Tara Spector for his great attitude and help after a busy night on Duke GenMed, to Tsion Aberra for being an amazing intern, killing it on DRH GenMed, and winning the award for most discharges (7 patients!!!!) in a day from Annie Reihman. And kudos to Maggie Moses and Tanya Aylward for being outstanding day floats and to Akash Goyal for being an enthusiastic and compassionate doctor on DRH nights from all the DRH SARs (Annie, Luke, Kevin and Logan), to Becca Lumsden from Jan Dillard for her amazing work as the DOC lead and her teaching in the group diabetes class at the DOC, to Lara Kapp from Dani Zipkin for her strong work at the DOC transferring a very ill patient from the clinic to the MICU, to Megan Dupuis from Jason Zhu for presenting the first case at our inaugural subspecialty intern report, and to ACR Amanda Boyd from Jason Zhu for sending out helpful literature after every report and working extra to help cover our oncology fellows so they can attend a retreat.

PubMed from the Program

This week's pubmed from the program goes to Melodi Whitley and her colleagues for the publication of her article entitled, "Generation and comparison of CRISPR-Cas9 and Cre-mediated genetically engineered mouse models of sarcoma," in Nature Communications.

Seriously can't say enough good things about the enthusiasm and support of each other! 

Have a great week!


Clinic Corner: Pickett Road

Contributed by Sharon Rubin

We have had positive changes at Pickett Road. We welcomed our new interns to the Pickett Road Family. All interns have their bio's on the DPC website and with the Lead week we can get their videos on line as well as pictures. We welcome our new HCA Derrik Keddington, who is helping to make improvements in the clinics. Due to Dr. Peyser we are increasing our CME opportunities with two speakers a month, the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. These speakers come and teach about common outpatient dilemmas faced by PCPs. We have the 3rd Tuesday of the month as our MKSAP Tuesday to help keep the faculty updated and ready with MOC. The LEAD weeks have new opportunities for teaching, learning about the DPC administration, being a voice as a resident in the DPC organization.


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: July 17-21, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Anemia Cases

Murat Arcasoy

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Case Presentation

Ali Saadi to Jason Stout

7:15 a.m.

DUH 8252


Case Presentation

Elieth Martinez to Ken Lyles 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Depression Cases

Greg Brown

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Medicine Grand Rounds: The Healthcare Pivot: Technology and the Transformation of Healthcare

Kevin Schulman

8:00 a.m. DN 2002


Noon Conference: July 17-21, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Sharepoint & MKSAP Cardiology/JAR & SAR G Brief

Joel Boggan


12:15 p.m.

DUH 2002/MedRes Library Domino's

SAR Lecture: GI Bleed

Rachel Feder

12:15 p.m. DUH 2002



SAR Lecture: DNR and Code Status Discussions

Kelly Ground

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2003


Coaching Program JAR/SAR only/Intern G Brief

Karen Steinhauser/Tony Galanos and Vicki Leff

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2001/Med Res Library

Jason's Deli

Chair's Conference

Hari Ramalingam

12:10 p.m. DUH 2002 Chick-fil-A

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