Internal Medicine Residency News, June 18, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

From the Director

It’s the chiefs' last week…please be sure to stop by their offices and say THANK YOU for an incredible year. It’s impossible to list their accomplishments and phenomenal leadership in a small paragraph, but let’s just sum it up with #legendsofduke. Thank you so much for everything Jason, Marc, Dinushika and Sam!  Many congratulations to Dinushika on a standing-room, standing-ovation Medicine Grand Rounds. If you haven’t seen it, please take the time to watch (here).


We have a lot of kudos this week!

Kudos to Tessa Genders for an outstanding chair’s conference, with guest faculty Ara Metjian; to Kevin Smith for an awesome SAR talk; to Juliette Logan, Leigh Wynkoop and Sipa Yankey from Nate Moulton for helping him out last week with coverage; to Suchita Shah Sata from Elizabeth McCamic for covering team pagers during Dinushika’s amazing Grand Rounds; and to Steve Pappas for presenting the case during grand rounds.

More recognition and kudos to our Appleseed Teaching Award winners, presented by the seconnd-year medical students. This is a huge honor, and congratulations to Tanya Aylward, Hysem Eldik, Nicole Helmke, Tara Holder, Emily Kinsey, Phil Liu, Juan Magana, Dan Maselli, Maggie Moses, Meg Steiner, Kevin Smith, and Eric Wei. (See photo.)

Also thank you to our Global Health Gallops presenters Megan Gillum, Logan Eberly, Caroline Sloan, Steve Kimani, and Laura Miller.

We also have a big congratulations to Kevin Smith for winning the medical students Excellence in Professionalism Award. We are not at all surprised that Kevin won, but very proud of him!

Congratulations to our new Residency Council Reps: Chairs are Matt Labriola, Becca Lumsden, and Shannon Niedermeyer. SAR reps are Todd Brophy, Brittany Gatta, Mike Murn, and Daniel Turner. JAR reps are Lauren Donnangelo, Keva Garg, Joe Lerman, and Nancy Yang. Med Peds Rep is Govind Krishnan and Med Psych Rep is Colin Smith. Looking forward to a great year.
Congratulations also to our award winners presented this week:

  • Service Award in Internal Medicine: Leigh Wynkoop
  • Duke Regional Teaching Award: Poonam Sharma
  • Ambulatory Teaching Award: Alex Cho
  • Housestaff Community Service Award: Rachel Feder

We are very grateful for your excellence in teaching and leadership!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Casey Sullivan for his abstract presented at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting in Seattle!

Steven Lippmann, PhD, Michelle Smerek, BS , Kuntal Shah, MPH , Rachael Ward, MPH , Aman Kansal, BA , Adam Brock, MD, Robert Sullivan, MD, Chandler Long, MD , Sreekanth Vemulapalli, MD, Manesh Patel, MD, Melissa Greiner, MS, N. Chantelle Hardy, MPH, Lesley Curtis, PhD and W. Schuyler Jones, MD. Model-Based Approach to Developing a Computable Phenotype Algorithm for Detecting Peripheral Artery Disease Using Administrative Data from an Electronic Health Record Data System. Academy Health 2018 Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, Washington, June 2018.

Have a great week!


Clinic Corner: PRIME

Contributed by Sonal Patel and Leigh Wynkoop

PRIME staff were stunned by having a surprise lunch brought to them by the SARs. At our monthly staff meeting the next day, they were still raving about it and how touched they were. Thank you from everyone! As you can see from the photos, the staff were all smiles to be there, though Charlie seems especially eager to get a plate. (Oh, in case you hadn’t heard, Charlie got married last month!) One of you residents stated at our recent town hall that your life in PRIME got so much better as an intern once you realized how much you could lean on the nurses to help with tasks outside of the visit. We are a team, after all!

We are going to miss each of you and wish you the very best going forward. If you are staying at Duke/DVAMC, know you can stop by anytime to say hi and share updates. And if you’re afar and want to stay in touch, send an email – it’s always great to hear from people who have sailed from these shores to new adventures. Meanwhile, to those returning to PRIME, here’s to a great year ahead.

It truly is our honor and privilege to work with each of you as we strive to provide exceptional primary care to our Veterans.


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: June 18-22, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Tim Collins

7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
6/19/18 Allergy Immunology Monica Tang 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Case Presentation

Juliette Logan to Dr. Jane Trinh 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253


Ken Lyles 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Precision Oncology: Hype? or Hope!

Jason Zhu

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: June 18-22, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

MKSAP Pulmonary Medicine

Jesse Tucker

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


SAR Lecture: Sickle Cell Disease

Jacquelyn Bolwell

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Cosmic Cantina


Transplant ID for the Internist

Eileen Maziarz

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002



Joel Boggan

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

China King

Chair's Conference

Shaki Salvador

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: June 18-21, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report 

Chair's Sign Outs

Brian Wasserman to Murat Arcasoy or Bill Hargett

Joe Rogers and GenMed 2

1:15 p.m.

6 p.m.


SAR Report

Erin McGuire to Joe Govert

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

David Sterken to Aimee Zaas

Godefroy Chery to Tim Scialla

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference

Intern Hospitalist Series - Effective Documentation

Sarah Nouri to Joel Boggan

Dr. Kaplan

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Department of Medicine Book Club
To close out the academic year, the DoM book club is partnering up with the Narrative Medicine Colloquium and DukeAHEAD to cohost a special end-of-year book club event!  This time we'll be discussing "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear" by Dr. Danielle Ofri on Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. 

This special event will be catered, and we're pleased to offer free copies to the first 10 people who ask!  Please follow the link below to RSVP, and shoot me an email separately if you'd like a free book!  - Laura Caputo 

Learn more and RSVP


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

  • June 19 - Department of Medicine Book Club