Internal Medicine Residency News, June 7th, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021

From the Director

Wow! My heart is so full…from the SAR-lebration to Chief Grand Rounds to seeing the grillmasters in action – what a week! We are excited to hear our beloved Chiefs recap the year at Grand Rounds on Friday as well. Massive thanks to Gregg Robbins-Welty for serving as sound engineer on Thursday.

Rising SARs, ERAS opens on JUNE 9th if you are applying to fellowship, this would be the time to get your token and start uploading your application.

Congratulations to Emily and Kyle Sikes on the birth of Anderson (Andy) Levi Sikes!!

Kudos

Kudos this week to our MELT (Medical Education Leadership Track) grads Nick Ashur, Ann Cameron Barr, Brittany Chapman, Michael Cosiano, Seabass Franco, Matt Harbrecht, Nathan Hirshman, and Ryan Slauer, and to our Appleseed Winners Seabass Franco, Cindy Pabon, Amber Meservey, Sean Chen, Aaron Hein, John Barber, Cameron Oswalt, Kristen Binz, Karina Mora Massad, Emory Buck, Nick Ashur, Tyler Couch, and Peggy Sahu.  More kudos to our Best SAR talk winner Alex Reddy, our Bruce Dixon Award Winner Ahmad Mourad, our Haskell Schiff Award Winner Lonnie Sullivan, our Amit Bhaskar Award Winner Yoli Guzman, our Adam Jennings Brock Award Winner Trent Wei, Our Community Service Award winner Cindy Pabon.  Thank you to our Faculty Award Winners Darsh Kothari, Neil Stafford, Katie Charles, Jason Katz, Greg Brown and Dan Katzenberger.  Also kudos to Joyce Hwang for a great chair’s conference, to Micah Schub from Chief Steph for cleaning out the VA Fridge, to Emmanuella Egbonim from Chief Hannah for nailing the MR diagnosis, and to Emily Romanoff from Emory Buck for going above and beyond for a patient.

Pubmed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to our 2021-22 FRRG Recipients and mentors!

  • Quality Improvement of Early Enteral Nutrition in Acute Pancreatitis
    Aaron Hein, MD; Mentor: Darshan Kothari, MD
  • Influence of socioeconomic & psychological factors on treatment patterns in Black patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
    Allison Taylor, MD; Mentor: Thomas LeBlanc, MD
  •  Early Identification of High Risk Cardiac Decompensation Phenotypes Via Real-time Electronic Health Record Data
    Aman Kansal, MD; Mentor: Manesh Patel, MD
  • Inappropriate ICD Shocks in Patients with LVADS: Impacts and Mechanisms
    Andrew Andreae, MD; Mentor: Jonathan Piccini, MD
  • Effect of Patient Health Literacy on Discordance between Patient and Physician Assessment of Lupus Disease Activity
    Ann Cameron Barr, MD; Mentor: Megan Clowse, MD
  • Utilization of Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy after Hospitalization: A Secondary Analysis of CONNECT-HF
    Brittany Chapman, MD; Mentor: Adam DeVore, MD
  • Experiences of African American Individuals Treated in the Psychiatric Emergency Unit at Duke University Hospital
    Colin Smith, MD; Mentor: Jane Gagliardi, MD
  • Visual Arts Training to Improve Internal Medicine Residents Observational Skills
    Emory Buck, MD; Mentor: Jenny Van Kirk, MD
  • Identifying Perceptions of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Held by Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Identifying Individuals
    Hayley Cunningham, MD; Mentors: Carly Kelley and Mehri McKellar, MD
  • The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
    John Tanaka, MD; Mentor: Sunil Rao, MD
  • Assessing risk factors for H. pylori negative chronic active gastritis
    Joseph Wawrzynski, MD; Mentor: Katherine Garman, MD
  • Predictors and Barriers to Receipt a Cholecystectomy at Index Admission for Gallstone Pancreatitis
    Neesha Nama, MD; Mentor: Darshan Kothari, MD
  • Event Adjudication in the Evaluation of Worsening Heart Failure: Insights from ASCEND-HF
    Ryan Keane, MD; Mentor: Robert Mentz, MD
  • Disparities Between GU and Non-GU Cancer Patients Referred to Palliative Care
    Saad Atiq, MD; Mentor: Arif H. Kamal, MD
  • Right Ventricular Dilation as a Predictor of Admission for Heart Failure in Patients with Corrected Tetralogy of Fallot
    Samantha Dizon, MD; Mentor: Richard Krasuski, MD
  • Clinical outcomes for patients with stage III NSCLC and STK11 or KEAP1 genetic alterations
    Sean Taasan, MD; Mentor: Jeffrey Clarke, MD
  • Flipped Class with Kidney Bass - Enhancing Engagement at Noon Conference with Nephrology Videos and Active Learning Exercises
    Sebastian Franco, MD; Mentor: Matthew Sparks, MD
  • Characterization of Barrett's Surveillance Program at DUHS
    Shang Chung, MD; Mentor: Ziad Gellad, MD
  • Genetics of Chronic Kidney Disease Risk
    Timothy Hopper, MD; Mentor: Svati Shah, MD

We would like to congratulate all our recipients that have been approved for funding and their research mentor(s). We would also like to thank all the Department of Medicine faculty reviewers who participated in approving these grants: Drs. Matthew Crowley, Rich Riedel, Stephen Greene, Brian Andonian, Marat Fudim, Matthew Sparks, David Edelman, Eileen Maziarz, Euguene Friedman, Brian Sullivan, Nicki Hastings, and Christopher Holley.

Have a great week!
Aimee

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report: June 8-10, 2021 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
06/08/21

Abdominal Pain

Dr. Peyser 7:15 a.m. Zoom
06/09/21 Case Conference Dr. Zaas with Dr. Obeid 7:15 a.m. Zoom
06/10/21 Tobacco Treatment Dr. Davis 7:15 a.m. Zoom

 

Academic Half Day: June 11, 2021 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

canceled

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9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

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ID/GI/GIM

canceled

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9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

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Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

Vital Talk Review + Challenging Scenarios

Vital Talk Review + Challenging Scenarios

Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer

9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

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Noon Conference: June 7-11, 2021
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
06/07/21 SAR Talk: Checkpoint Inhibitors Dr. Robinson 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Piper's in the Park

06/08/21

Duke Medicine LEADS: An Uncommon Cause of Syncope

Sara Coles, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Micah Schub, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Ruchi Doshi, MD, MPH
PGY-4, Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Expert Panel
David Leiman, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology)

Cristiana Chase Costa, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy)

Michel Khouri, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

12 p.m.

Zoom

Chubby's Tacos
06/09/21

Cohen Conference

Dr. Song 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
06/10/21

Board Review

Dr. Phelps 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Subway
06/11/21 Medicine Grand Rounds:Reinventing Traditions: Navigating a Chief Year during a Worldwide Pandemic 

Internal Medicine Chief Residents

12 p.m.

Zoom

Itaewon Grill

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: June 7-June 10, 2021
Date Topic Lecturer Time
06/07/21

VA JAR CAT

MS2 Teaching

Duke SAR Report

 

Dr. Dillon with Dr. Simel

Dr. Schub

Dr. Asuzu with Dr. Labriola

 

11 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

06/08/21

VA JAR Case Report

VA Intern Case Report

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Howe and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Gamble and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Berkowitz with Dr. Govert

Dr. Wanjiku with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

06/09/21

VA JAR CAT 

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Robbins-Welty with Dr. Sparks

Dr. Powers with Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

06/10/21

JAR Check-in

VA Intern Case Report

MS2 teaching 

QI

QI Report

Dr. Schub and Dr. Garbarino 

Dr. Zhou with Dr. Garbarino

Faculty

Dr. Boggan and Dr. Krishnan

Dr. Boggan

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Stanford Fellowship Opportunity
Stanford University has an unexpected opening for a first year fellow to start on July 1. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Dr. Neha Shah, nshah@stanford.edu, as soon as possible.

Duke Cardio-Oncology Conference Rounds Invitation
This event functions similarly to a tumor board and is well attended.  Cardio-Oncology impacts all disease sites and we are encouraging clinicians in other specialties to join. Details about monthly rounds is below: 

Duke Cardio Oncology Rounds are held every third Wednesday at noon:

  • 1 CME offered for attendance

  • 2-3 cases presented during each monthly rounds

  • Presentations are led by two specialists, ex: cardiology and hematology discuss shared cases related to cardio-oncology

  • Introduction – 2-3 minutes, Case description – 15 minutes, Literature review or discussion – 10 minutes, Follow up questions – 5 minutes

For more information on joining the monthly Cardio-Oncology conference rounds, please contact June Weston june.weston@duke.edu.

Our Wellbeing
The Department of Medicine is keeping an updated list of wellbeing resources during this extraordinary time. Click here for more information.

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. https://www.hr.duke.edu/pas/