Internal Medicine Residency News, Nov. 23, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020

From the Director

It’s Thanksgiving week. A very different Thanksgiving than we are all used to but still so many opportunities to be thankful. We appreciate all who are working during this holiday weekend – keep your eye on your emails for details of all the COVID-safe plans. COVID-safe Duke basketball starts today… let’s goooo!

Kudos
Kudos this week go to Chris Asuzu from Jan Dillard for amazing patient centered care at the DOC, to Saad Atiq, Aaditya Khatri, JR Peacock, Seabass Franco, Casey Howe, Sean Taasan, Geargin Wilson, Rachel Tobin and Jo Cavalier for taking care of a patient with COVID who made the news for amazing recovery, to the co-champions of AM report Jeopardy – Emilio Guzman Cisneros, Shannon Herndon, Daniel Bernstein, Kelly Flynn, Allison Taylor, John Barber, Aubrie Carroll, Sarah Greene and Emily Romanoff, to Trent Wei from Ashley Thrower and Olivia Jew for great 9100 NF support, to Mike Burt for a masterclass SAR talk, to JD Davy from Dusty Kime for outstanding dayfloat work at the VA, to Megan Barrett from Chen Lin for excellent patient care and commitment to learning on 9100, and Andrew Andreae for an outstanding Cohen Conference! 

#DukeFam kudos to our My Takers – Priyanka Patel, Ann Cameron Barr, Sean Chen, Forrest Gamble, SeaBass Franco, Sara Coles, Aubrie Carroll, Sam Rauch and Neha Kayastha.

And our pre-recruitment zoom teams of Emory Buck,  Priyanka Patel, Pooja Patel,  Ann Cameron Barr, Jo Cavalier, Andrew Andreae, Neha  Kayastha,  Vinay Choksi, Gabriela Kraiter, Emily Romanoff, Yuxi Zheng, Mike Cosiano, Saad Atiq, Hayley Cunningham, Stacy Bagrova, Yoli Guzman and Sara Coles!

PubMed from the Program
This weeks pubmed from the program goes to our latest AASLD Emerging Liver Scholar, Dr. Rabab Ali! She has two publications, one in the journal Hepatology "APECED-Associated Hepatitis: Clinical, Biochemical, Histological and Treatment Data from a Large Predominantly American Cohort," and the second one is as a first author in Digestive Diseases and Sciences, "Exploring the Link Between Platelet Numbers and Vascular Homeostasis Across Early and Late Stages of Fibrosis in Hepatitis C." Plus, her abstract is one of those selected as part of the best of the Liver Meeting 2020! Wow!!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Aimee

Clinic Corner: Ambulatory

Contributed by Daniella Zipkin

DOC People!
The DOC will be returning to a large proportion of patient care visits as Telehealth, either phone or video. Please see the email from Dani Zipkin from Friday, November 20, with guidelines for conducting these visits in clinic. Please read, even if you’re already comfortable doing them!! There are some details on workflow. Thank you for taking care of our DOC population during the challenges of COVID.

Attention Categorical and Medicine-Psychiatry Interns!! Introducing the Advocacy in Clinical Leadership Track
Founded in 2012, the ACLT is an elective track for second and third year residents which focuses on health policy and advocacy. Residents come together during twelve weeks per year during ambulatory clinical time, with weekly academic seminars on Friday afternoons. Participating in the ACLT does not change the length of training, though it may conflict with some other elective opportunities. The curriculum includes:

  • Advocacy and health policy seminars given by faculty in government relations and health policy throughout the year, covering topics such as the legislative process, public health insurance structure, health finance, policy regarding social drivers, how to make a pitch, and more.
  • Advocacy trip in the spring to either Washington DC or Raleigh, NC, alternating years. Residents create a platform based on issues they wish to address as a group and meet directly with lawmakers at the state and national level to present their views.
  • Seminars in leadership and career planning

Current ACLT residents are:
SARs – Marius Chukwurah, John Davy, Nathaniel Harris, Cassie Lautredou, Soo Lim, Ahmad Mourad, Cindy Pabon, Bhavik Patel, Maggie Salinger
Med Psych – Johnny Komisar, Colin Smith, Alyssa Stavig, Gregg Welty, Ryan Slauer
JARs – Sunny Chung, Hayley Cunningham, Hannah Florian, Sea Bass Franco, Amber Meservey, Neesha Nama, Chelsea Perfect

The application can be accessed HERE and will also be distributed by email today, Nov. 23. It is due Jan. 8. Please email Dani Zipkin with any questions!

 

From the Chief Residents

 
 
Morning Report: Nov. 24-26, 2020 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
11/24/20

Rheumatology for the PCP

Dr. Udupa 7:15 a.m. Zoom
11/25/20 Psych 101 Dr. Brown 7:15 a.m. Zoom
11/26/20 Thanksgiving -- -- --

 

Academic Half Day: Nov. 27, 2020 via Zoom
 
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location
Rheum/Renal/Endo

No conference - Thanksgiving

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ID/GI/GIM

No conference - Thanksgiving

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Card/Heme/Pulm/Onc

No conference - Thanksgiving

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Noon Conference: Nov. 23-27, 2020
Date Inpatient Topic on Zoom Lecturer Time Location Lunch
11/23/20 SAR Talk: Brady-arrythmias Dr. Grubb 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Secrets Pho & Noodles

11/24/20

Duke LEADS: Protein, Baking Soda, and Sugar: Ingredients for Better CKD Care in 2020 and Beyond

Dr. Roberts 12 p.m.

Zoom

Piper's in the Park

11/25/20

QI Conference

Dr. Boggan and Dr. Krishnan 12:15 p.m.

Zoom

Chick-fil-A
11/26/20

Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Lunch
11/27/20 Holiday - No Medicine Grand Rounds

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China King

 

 
 
Report Conference Schedule: Nov. 23-26, 2020
Date Topic Lecturer Time
11/23/20

VA JAR CAT

Intern Orientation - PPE refresher

MS2 teaching

Duke SAR Report

Dr. Zhao with Dr. Simel

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Dr. Burt

Dr. Patel with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

11/24/20

VA JAR Case Report

VA Case Intern Report

MS2 teaching

Duke SAR Report

Duke Intern Report

Dr. Meservey and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Gamble and Dr. Garbarino

Dr. Bowman

Dr. Schub with Dr. Govert

Dr. Haywood with Dr. Labriola

11 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

11/25/20

VA JAR CAT Presenter

Duke SAR Report

No Report - Thanksgiving

Dr. Koutlas with Dr. Zaas

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1:15 p.m.

11/26/20

VA Report

Duke Report 

Duke Intern Report

No Report - Thanksgiving

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From the Residency Office

Duke SCI-StARR Pathway
The Duke SCI-StARR pathway (Science Clinician Investigator - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency) supports protected time funded by an R38 award for research for residents in the Departments of Medicine who are committed to a career as a physician investigator in academic medicine. All Residents in the R38 SCI-StARR program will have a primary research mentor in either laboratory-based basic science research or clinical research.  In addition, a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC) will meet with each resident in the program at least twice per year and help the trainee create an individualized development plan. Application Deadline:  Nov. 30, 2020.

Stead Tread 5K Walk/Run goes virtual
The Stead Tread is a 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk organized by the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Duke University Medical Center. All proceeds benefit the Lincoln Community Health Center, a clinic dedicated to meeting the health care needs of medically underserved patients in Durham. Register today. Run/Walk and record your time any day Nov. 1-26, 2020. Learn more.

Duke Primary Care Transformation Fellowship
The Duke Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is accepting applications to fill the third cohort of its two-year Primary Care Transformation Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to train physicians and physician assistants to lead health care transformation and improve health within their communities and community-based practice settings. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2021. Learn more.

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/