Internal Medicine Residency News, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

From the Director

Happy Mother’s Day to all our DukeFamily moms!  Hopefully everyone had fun this weekend at the Stead Dim Sum night! We have an after-work open house at the Crowley’s on Friday – RSVP if you are able so that the good Drs. Steve and AnnaLisa Crowley can plan for enough food and drink!

 This Friday, May 18, is RESIDENT RESEARCH GRAND ROUNDS, so make your plans to come to the Searle Center, have some breakfast, view your colleagues posters and see our residents present their work. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Grand Rounds next Friday with a visiting Greenfield Professor!

Many thanks to Dr. Bonike Oloruntoba and Dr. Kim Evans for developing and sponsoring the event "EMBRACE YOUR INNER PITCH: The Art of Tactful Self Promotion & Smart Positioning for Trainee" through the MRRC. Trainees from multiple area residency programs and schools were in attendance – fantastic work!!!!


Kudos this week go to Phil Liu for his excellent SAR talk, to Kent Feng for an awesome chair’s conference, to Mike Murn and Tamara Saint-Surin from Karen Barnard for outstanding “veteran-centered” care on VA GM, to Josh Lee the younger from David Sterken for fantastic patient and family care for a patient who needed to be transferred to the MICU, to Rachel Feder from Bimal Shah and Josh Vessey at DRH for recognizing a very sick patient at DRH and initiating transfer, and to Gil Acevedo and Corey Bradley for helping with the How To Be A JAR session last week!!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Sonali Bracken for her recent article: Bracken SJ, Adami AJ, Rafti E, Schramm CM, Matson AP. “Regulation of IgE in an Experimental Model of Inhalational Tolerance via the Formation of IgG anti-IgE/IgE Immune Complexes”. Clin Mol Allergy. Accepted May 8, 2018.

Have a great week!



From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: May 14-18, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Jane Trinh

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252
5/15/18 Case Presentation Jessie Gu to Aimee Zaas 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8252



Alyson McGhan Johnson 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

HIM and PrEP

Mehri McKellar 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Medicine Grand Rounds: Resident Research Presentations


7-9 a.m. Searle Center Lecture Hall


Noon Conference: May 14-18, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Ambulatory Town Hall


12:15 p.m.

DUH 2002


Medical Jeopardy or All Class Debrief

Chief Residents

Tony Galanos

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2002

DUH 8252



SAR Lecture: Radiology for the Internist

Emily Kinsey

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2002


PFT Interpretation

Stephen Bergin

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Ben Ranard

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: May 14-17, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report 

Chair's Sign outs

Stephen Kimani to Murat Arcasoy

Joseph Rogers with GenMed 4

1:15 p.m.

6 p.m.


SAR Report

Juan Magana to Joe Govert

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

Luke Cerbin to Aimee Zaas

Christopher Ferreri to Jason Stout

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference

Intern Hospitalist Series - PE

David Fuller to Dr. Setji

Dr. Brogan

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


Resident Research Grand Rounds
Join us from 7-9 a.m. on May 18 in the Searle Center Lecture Hall for a poster session and presentations by Azalea Kim and Jared Lowe, Rebecca Lumsden, and Claire Smith. Click for more details.


PWIM "Before They Were Stars" Career Panel
Wed., May 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Med Res Library (Duke North 8252)
PWIM Presents "Before They Were Stars," a career panel highlighting the professional and personal narrative of prominent female faculty in the Dept of Medicine, geared to an audience of residents and fellows. Featuring Drs. Ebony Boulware, Diana McNeill, Laura Svetkey, and Joanne Wilson. Submit questions for the panel ahead of time and RSVP to

Resident Wellness Initiative Grants
Resident Wellness Initiative Grants for resident-led, innovative projects are dedicated to promote the well-being of our residents, which is of utmost importance to our Program. 

The proposed initiatives may be designed to promote resident physician wellness by building skills to handle the challenges and the pace of the current healthcare environment, while continuing to provide quality care to patients.

  1. Two awards each $2,500/project will be funded
  2. Funding start date is July 1, 2018
  3. Each proposal must be led by one or more SARs (current JARs) during the 2018-2019 academic year. Extension of funding may be requested next year beyond June 30, 2019
  4. Teamwork is encouraged to include rising JARs and incoming interns. Multiple SARs may lead one project
  5. Faculty sponsor/advisor may be recruited but not required
  6. Additional funding for a larger award may be available depending on the level of interest and budgets of the project(s). The award committee will review and make a decision on each proposal.
  7. The 2-page proposals are due on June 1, 2018 for review by an award selection committee
  8. Applications forms are attached.

For any questions, 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

  • May 18 - Resident Research Grand Rounds + Cookout at the Crowley's

  • May 23 - PWIM "Before They Were Stars" Career Panel

  • ​June 8 - SAR Dinner

  • June 19 - Department of Medicine Book Club