Internal Medicine Residency News, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

From the Director

It’s getting down to the last month of the year! We are almost to June. Please keep an eye out on all the end of the year things – lots of checkboxes, as well as Chief Grand Rounds, end of year Picnic, and more!   

Today is the last day to fill out your CulturePulse Survey, so please take the time to do so.

Kudos this week go to Kristen Batich for her Chair’s Conference, to Dagmara Danek, Steve Pappas, Taylor Triana, Sarah Norton and Bryan Golubski for completing a half Iron Man (tired just typing this…), to Gil Acevedo from Brian Schneider for his work as ACR, to Mike Murn and Irena Tan from Kara Wegermann for an amazing multi-disciplinary med-surg conference, to Jonathan Reichstein from Amy Steward (8W RN) for outstanding patient-centered care, to Joe Lerman, Kristen Veal, Diana Mosquera, Ben Groves, and MS2 Ethan Srinivasan for amazing work on VA gen med from Kara Wegermann, and also to Michael Noujaim and Ahmad Mourad for their above and beyond cross cover (including tick management), to Michael Burt and Maggie Salinger for their outstanding support in the CCU during a very busy night of activity and codes from Sonali Bracken, to Cameron Oswalt and Ben Groves for receiving gold stars for patient care, and to Michael Grant, Casey Sullivan and Nate Moulton for coming to talk to our fellowship directors and division chiefs. Also MANY thanks to the SARs who covered our JARs for the night of their rising SAR retreat – much much appreciated.

PubMed from the Program
Duke IM is crushing it on the National Meeting Circuit! These are just two of the many presentations – keep your eyes out on Pubmed from the Program as we are way behind in recognition!  This week goes to Chester Kao for his poster presentation at SGIM and to Nancy Yang for her AWARD WINNING poster at DDW!

Have a great week!


Clinic Corner: PRIME

Contributed by Sonal Patel and Leigh J. Wynkoop

Hope you’re reading the 1st of the month clinic update email, which has pertinent info about PRIME and VA that we need to get to you. We would really like you to make time to read this!

PRIME VEC Paul Granchukoff is retiring at the end of this week! Some of you worked directly with him when he was located in the clinic itself when you started residency. He’s planning on spending more time teaching kids hockey. (Did you know he’s a former NHL player?!)

The hallway sign-in white board has magnets for you to use if you are running behind in clinic, so the nurses can make your patients aware that you are delayed. Please try to do that when you pass by it.

As a reminder, if you’re on vacation, etc. please set a surrogate on your team to cover your alerts during that time. Departing SARs, you might want to go ahead and explore with your team who can manage your alerts when you’re gone.

SAR PIV expirations: Check the date to be sure your PIV card will get you through the end of your time here.

Looking forward to closing out the academic year as we prepare for the start of the next. Thanks for all you do for our patients!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: May 21-24, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
5/21/19 Case Presentation JD Ike to Aimee Zaas 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Clayton Alfonso 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Ankoor Shah 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Health System Transformation 

Patrick Conway, MD
President and CEO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Joseph C. Greenfield Visiting Professor

8 a.m. DUH 2002
Academic Half Day: May 24, 2019
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
All Threads

ACLT SAR Presentations

Jasmine Washington, Ryan Anderson, Sarah Nelson

9:15 a.m.

DUH 8253


Noon Conference: May 20-24, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

When Zebras become Horses - Echo in Kenya

Tara Holder

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002




Aimee Zaas

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


5/22/19 SAR Lecture: Endocarditis/Blood Stream Infections Casey Sullivan

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

5/23/19 ACLT Advocacy Day Daniella Zipkin/ACLT Residents

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Ethiopian Cuisine

Chair's Conference

Katie Pollard

12:05 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: May 20-23, 2019
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Case Presentation


Nathan Moulton to Murat Arcasoy

Kathy Cooney with GenMed 4

1:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m.


SAR Report - Room 8262

Intern Report 

Matt Tucker to Eileen Maziarz

Sean Chen to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Nick Shelburne to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


QI Case Presentation

Intern Report - staph aureus bacteremia

Justin Yoo to John Paul Shoup and Joel Boggan

Dr. Brogan

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

PWIM Event thank you
Thanks to many residents and fellows for their engagement in our two recent PWIM events, the “Before They Were Stars” panel and our Clipp-Speer visiting professorship with Dr. Victoria Fraser, Chair of Medicine at Washington University. At the BTWS event I was especially inspired by remarks from Dr. Patty Lee (Chief of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine) that the leadership of Drs. Klotman and Cooney conveyed that women can lead at the highest levels at Duke.  She additionally discussed her vision for promoting and achieving wellness among faculty, staff and trainees, noting that achieving wellness leads to improved academic success.  We look forward to Dr. Lee’s leadership!  Dr. Fraser delivered an inspiring Grand Rounds in support of the idea that diversity of all kinds in our community leads to improved performance and success for individuals and ultimately for institutions.  I have enjoyed hearing from so many residents and fellows that these messages resonate, and I look forward to continuing to work with many of you to ensure that we all reach our highest potential. - Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD, MEd, Chair, Program for Women in Internal Medicine

MRRC to host Spring Event
The Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee will host "Smart Positioning on the Interview Day and Beyond: Pearls on CVs, Personal Statements, and More," on June 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. in DMP 2W96. Register today.

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 28 - PSQC meeting
  • June 1 - End of Year Chiefs Picnic
  • June 5 - MRRC hosts "Smart Positioning on the Interview Day and Beyond: Pearls on CVs, Personal Statements and More
  • June 7 - SAR Dinner