Internal Medicine Residency News, Oct. 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

From the Director

Hi Everyone!

Happy October! Looking forward to all the DOCTOBERFEST fun. Thank you to Becca Lumsden and Erin Payne for arranging the first monthly Social Action Committee volunteer opportunity last week (RES-I-TEERING!) - making bunk beds at Families Moving Forward in Durham. What a cool idea and opportunity to give back to our community. Also many thanks to Megan Gillum and Johnny Komisar for leading the discussion at the GIM Journal Club this past week. We had a great kickoff to the Learning Health Systems Training Program this week as well – participants include Lara Kapp, Shannon NIedermeyer, Shaki Salvador, Ben Ranard, Steph Garbarino, David Sterken, Nate Moulton, renal fellow Niraj Kothari and surgery resident Shanna Sprinkle. Looking forward to the many great projects this year.

Congratulations to Ashley Naughton on the birth of Theo! We can’t wait to meet him!


Other kudos go to Leah Machen from Stephen Kimani for being an amazing co-resident in helping out others with their interview coverage, to Mike Grant for covering two dayfloat teams at the VA, to Caroline (putting the Slo in SloDuMas) Sloan for an outstanding SAR talk on endocrine emergencies, to Ashley Spann from Ben Ranard and the VA JARs for her work as ACR helping with CPRS templates, sending out report summaries, and generally being awesome, to Ankeet Bhatt and David Sterken from Eric Wei for their tremendous teaching and team leadership on Duke Gen Med, and to Shannon Niedermeyer from Todd Brophy for excellent care of patients in PRIME clinic.

Many congratulations to those who submitted Stead grants this year. Our awardees are Sky Vanderburg, Irena Tan, Kent Feng, Nicole Pristera, JP Shoup, Lauren Sharan, Annie Reihman, Ben Ranard, Jim Isaac and Manisha Bhattacharya.

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Eric Wei, who was was awarded the 2017 Robert J Fitzgerald Scholar award for his recent publication: Wei E.Q., Sinden D.S., Mao L., Zhang H., Wang C., Pitt G.S.  Inducible Fgf13 ablation enhances caveolae-mediated cardioprotection during cardiac pressure overload. PNAS. 2017;114(20):E4010–E4019. PMID: 28461495.

Have a great week!


From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Oct. 2-6, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location


Lisa Criscione-Schreiber

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252


Aimee Zaas

7:15 a.m.

DUH 8252


Case Presentation

Claire Smith to Joseph Rogers

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252


Will Yancy

7:15 a.m. DUH 8252

Medicine Grand Rounds: From Bench to Benefit: Better 21st Century Medicine through Discovery, Data, our Patients, and Systems Thinking

L. Ebony Boulware

8:00 a.m. DN 2002


Noon Conference: Oct. 2-6, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

MKSAP Hematology/Oncology or Debrief for Interns

Jason Zhu/Dr. Galanos and Vicki Leff

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2002/ MedRes Domino's

SAR Lecture: Oncologic Emergencies

Landon Brown

12:15 p.m. DUH 2002




Danielle Brander

12 p.m.

DUH 2002


Wellness Faculty Panel

Bonike Oloruntoba and Ray Barfield

12:15 p.m. 

DUH 2001


Chair's Conference

Stephanie Garbarino

12:15 p.m.

DUH 2002

Firehouse Subs
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Oct. 2-6, 2017
Date Topic Lecturer Time

Resident Report


Murat Arcasoy

Joseph Rogers

1:15 p.m.

8 p.m.


Resident Report

Subspecialty Intern Report

Joe Govert

Adva Eisenberg

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


Resident Report

Intern Report

Aimee Zaas

Toyosi Onwuemene

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


QI Report

Intern Report

Jon Bae

Dan Kaplan

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

Faculty-Resident Research Grant

The applications are due on April 8, 2018 for a funding start date on July 1, 2018.

For JARs, the funding end date is June 30, 2019. For Interns, the funding end date is June 30, 2020.

Attached please find the application forms, instructions, and sample NIH format biosketch (the old NIH Bioskecth format forms are acceptable for your CV)

Please submit your application as a single word or pdf file that includes your mentor’s NIH Biosketch (the new versus old NIH Biosketch format is optional for your mentor).

Please email a pdf file of the signed mentor's support letter with your application by April 9, either as part of the entire application or separately.

Each proposal must have a Human subjects section that describes the protections of the patients and patient data, describe the consent procedure if applicable, status of IRB protocol (to be submitted, already submitted or already approved, as appropriate) etc. This section is required whether to not your project is a retrospective or prospective study, whether patient identifiers are exposed (or not) during data collection/analysis, whether consent is to be obtained or there is a waiver for consent. Please see attached example language that you can adapt to your own specific protocol after discussing with your research mentor.

The next opportunity to apply for a research grant will be in September 2018. Please also find attached scholarship opportunity calendar for this academic year 2017-2018

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

  • Sept. 29 & 30 - Global Health Clincal Elective and Pathway applications are due

  • Oct. 1-31 - Doctoberfest!

  • Oct. 2 - Duke Internal Medicine Book Club

  • Oct. 3 - Internal Medicine PSQC

  • Oct. 10 - Intern and JAR Cocktails and Networking with the Division Chiefs - Hosted by Katina and Joseph Rogers

  • Oct. 13 - Recruitment Kickoff

  • Oct. 27 - Halloween Bash

  • Nov. 23 - Turkey Bowl!

  • Dec. 9 - Department of Medicine Holiday Party

  • Oct. 3 - Kickoff Doctoberfest with doughnuts!
  • Oct. 11 - A fall treat with lunch
  • Oct. 13 - Recruitment Kickoff Party
  • Oct. 15 - Join the Martin Stead Society for kickball and cider
  • Oct. 18 - Home cooked meal in the MedRes for the night crew
  • Oct. 23-26 - "We Care Week" 
  • Oct. 30 - Doctoberfiesta lunch
  • Oct. 31 - Halloween Tricks and Treats