Internal Medicine Residency News, May 7, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

From the Director

And it’s a residency win! Residents took home the victory in the annual house staff vs. faculty basketball game. Many thanks to Clare Il’Giovine for her awesome photography, and to Lynsey Michnowicz, Joel Boggan and Zach Wegermann for serving as referees! And no major injuries, always a good thing.

Lots of other fun to be had – thanks to Nancy Yang for organizing the Duke Chapel Climb, and to Jess Regan and friends for organizing the Stead Dim Sum night. We also had a fantastic noon conference from Dr. Redonda Miller, the PWIM Clipp-Speer visiting professor.  If you didn’t have a chance to see her grand rounds or her noon conference, they are BOTH worth your time to watch online.


Kudos this week go to Irena Tan from Matt Tucker for being very helpful with some sick patients overnight, to Matt Labriola for his fantastic chair’s conference (and stepping up to move to Tuesday to accommodate Dr. Miller’s noon conference), and to Azalea Kim for her awesome SAR talk. Kudos to Godefroy Chery from Eric Wei for going above and beyond to help a patient and family and to Nicole Pristera from Bryan Golubski for her leadership as a VA Gen Med JAR. Congratulations to Leah Machen on winning the first annual GIM Resident Research award! And a belated congratulations to Taylor Triana on her wedding!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Faculty Resident Research Grant recipients for 2018-19!  Todd Brophy, Shannon Niedermeyer, Becca LUmsden, Matt Labriola, Nicole Jawitz, Jessie Gu, Michael Grant, Akash Goyal, Madhu Eluri, Godefroy Chery, Corey Bradley, Dan Turner, Matthew Tucker, Alex Sullivan, Toi Spates, Claire Smith, Nick Shelburne, Lauren Ranard, Jess Regan, Lindsey Shantzer, and Chris Pumill!  Fantastic work everyone!

A big thank you to all of our research mentors on the recently funded Faculty Resident Research Grants: Jeff Clarke, Sana Al-Khatib, Tony Sung, Nelson Chao, Mitchell Horwitz, Igor Klem, Ziad Gellad, Andy Armstrong, Laurie Snyder, Sunil Rao, Ann Marie Navar, Rob Mentz (x 2!), Richard Krasuski (x 2!), Sudar Rajagopal, Michael Kelley, Adam DeVore, Neha Padigipati and Joel Boggan.

Many many thanks to Murat Arcasoy and the team of faculty reveiwers – Drs. Gow Arepally, Andrew Muir and Ken Lyles!

Have a great week!



Clinic Corner: DOC

Contributed by Lynn Bowlby

Just wanted to remind everyone of the clinic workflow around dementia/cognitive impairment/memory disorders. The CMAs can do a mini-cog, as a pre-screener, and if needed, I (and Elissa, after she rejoins us the last week in May) can do a MoCA.  Please review.  Start with the Screening Workflow, then move to the workflow for those with identified cognitive impairment. Please let me know if you have questions!  - Jan Dillard

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: May 7-11, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Ophthalmology for the Internist

Sanja Galeb

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252
5/8/18 AKI in the Clinic Matt Sparks 7:15 a.m.

Pickett Road


Outpatient Heart Failure Management

Adam Devore 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Outpatient CKD Management

David Ortiz 7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Medicine Grand Rounds: Staphylococcus aureus: Lessons Learned from 20 Years with the Persistent Pathogen

Vance Fowler, MD

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: May 7-11, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch


Nick Turner

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002


SAR Lecture: EKG Interpretation

AJ Blood

12:10 p.m. DUH 2002



SAR Lecture: Population Health

Phil Liu

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Cosmic Cantina

Approach to Anti-Fungals/Fungal Disease

Aimee Zaas

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Kent Feng

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: May 7-10, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report 

Chair's Sign outs

Juan Magana to Bill Hargett

Joseph Rogers with GenMed 2

1:15 p.m.

6 p.m.


SAR Report

AJ Blood to Joe Govert

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report

Intern Report

David Beavers to Aimee Zaas

Keva Garg to Matt Crowley

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference

Intern Hospitalist Series - Delirium

David Fuller to Jon Bae

Dr. Clifton

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

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