Internal Medicine Residency News, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

From the Director

Happy March! Thank you to everyone who helped with FUN-bruary, including the chiefs for an awesome Trivia Bowl and to all who helped us celebrate our amazing interns on Friday!

We will be putting out the calendar for JAR  fellowship meetings, so be on the lookout. I am looking forward to meeting with you all. 

Get  ready for HOOPS WATCH this Saturday. Will Zion return? Can we avenge the night in Cameron?


Kudos this week go to Jess Regan and Kevin Prior from Brian Schneider for great work on VA GM, to the CAD NF crew of Nancy Yang and Katie Pollard from Cards Fellow Anthony Carnicelli for rockstar work on a VERY busy night, to Maryanne Osayande from Mike Grant for seamless GM handoff, to Alyssa Stavig from Evaron Sigmon in the CLC for outstanding patient care, to Adam Brock from Lindsey Shantzer for his help in the VA CCU, and to Chris Ferreri for a fantastic chairs conference.

PubMed from the Program
This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Matt Labriola for his publication  "Immunotherapy is changing First-line Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma" in Genitourinary Cancer with Tian Zhang. 

Have a great week!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: March 4-8, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Mitch Heflin 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
3/5/19 Lupus Lisa Criscione-Schreiber 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Cost-Conscious Care

Kathy Cooney and Katie Pollard 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Breast Cancer Monitoring and Referral

Lola Fayanju 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Old Diseases, New Strategies: Improving Quality of Palliative Care Through Digital Health

Arif Kamal, MD, MHS, MBA

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



Beatrice Hong

John Roberts

9:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

VA C8016


Noon Conference: March 4-8, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

MKSAP Rheumatology

Brian Andonian

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002



Common Genetic Referrals: A Primer for the Internist

William Hannah

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


3/6/19 Chief Gallops Chiefs

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Dale's Indian
3/7/19 MP Combined Lecture Jason Stout

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Alie Mara

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: March 4-7, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report


Wynn Hunter to Diana McNeill

Dr. Cooney with Team 3

1:15 p.m.

4 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report 

Mike Grant to Joe Govert

Caitlin Driscoll to Myles Wolf

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Todd Brophy to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report 

Intern Report - Hospitalist Lecture Series: Opioid Use Disorder

Katie Wood to Joel Boggan and John Paul Shoup

Dana Clifton

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Narrative Medicine Returns
We're super excited to announce our next Narrative Medicine session on Mon., March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Med Res! We are incredibly lucky to have Dr. Galanos (AND potentially Dr. Barfield as well) to precept our next meeting! Our prompt this session will be "Write from the perspective of a patient's family member/friend." By choosing this theme, we hope to inspire you to think about the thoughts, fears, and uncertainty that loved ones experience while helping us care for their family/friends in the hospital.

If you are interested in joining us, please send Matt Labriola an e-mail so we know how many to expect and can plan out how many narratives can be discussed. Dinner/drinks will be provided. To ensure a safe and intimate space, we are limited to ~12 participants so make sure to grab a spot!

14th Annual Duke Health Quality and Safety Conference
Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Duke Health Quality and Safety Conference on March 21. To register, go to or through our intranet page

Learn more about this year's conference:

Funding opp: Faculty-Resident Research Grant
We are pleased to invite you to apply for the 2019 annual Faculty-Resident Research Grant applications. The applications are due on April 1, 2019 for a funding start date on July 1, 2019. For JARs, the funding end date is June 30, 2020. For Interns, the funding end date is June 30, 2021. See email for application instructions. For any questions, or to discuss mentorship and research project opportunities please contact

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

  • March 4 - Narrative Medicine Event
  • March 9 - Duke v. UNC Game Watch Party
  • March 15 - Match Day Party!
  • April 12 - End of Year Group Photo - All Classes
  • May 3 - Resident Research Grand Rounds
  • June 7 - SAR Dinner