Internal Medicine Residency News, Oct. 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

From the Director

Happy Doctoberfest! Hope you all enjoyed the donuts and the trivia, as well as our CIMIGro med student event and the PWIM Careers in Medicine event with presenter Clarissa Diamantidis. More happenings this week include Stead Trivia Night at Bull McCabe’s on Oct. 10!

Reminder to those applying for fellowships this year to sign up for the NRMP matching program! This is where you put your rank list in.  

For those planning a career in Hospital Medicine, Sheila Sherzoy took the lead with Nilesh Patel to set up a Careers In Hospital Medicine information night on October 17 at Hutchins Garage. Details to follow!

It can be difficult to be civically engaged with your busy schedules. Patrick Hemming has taken the time to bring together information about voting in Durham, as well as early voting. If you don’t live in Durham County, please see for information about Orange, Wake and other counties.

Voting information for Durham County

Durham County Board of Elections with sample ballots:

Durham County early voting:

Voter registration forms (can be faxed, mailed or emailed):


Kudos this week go to Lauren Floyd and Katie Giarra from Irena Tan for being awesome physicians on Duke Gen Med, even going above and beyond (see photo below, captions welcome), to Manisha Bhattacharya for an excellent SAR talk, to Anish Badjatiya for a fantastic Chair’s Conference with great audience participation, to Joe Plaksin from Kara Wegermann and the GM VA JARs for excellent workups in the VA ED, to Kathryn Hutchins from Azalea Kim for being a lifesaver at the DOC on a busy afternoon, to Austin Wesevich from Sarah Rivelli for being overheard checking in with his clinic patients while on an inpatient service, and to Lara Hayes from Alex Cho for outstanding and diligent patient care. Kudos to Tara Holder from Dagmara Danek for making every day on Duke Gen med awesome, to Kathryn Hutchins from Bryan Golubski for weekend coverage, and kudos to Ahmad Mourad, whose poster presentation on visual toxicity with voriconazole made the ID week news! And congratulations to Micah Schub on his engagement!

Duke IM Res Alums had a fantastic weekend at their various professional society meetings. Matt Hitchcock won the prestigious “Bug Bowl” trivia competition at ID Week, Darryl Gray won the American College of Gastroenterology’s SCOPY Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention & Year-Round Excellence, and Susanna Naggie won the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s prestigious Oswalt Avery Award for outstanding achievement for an investigator 45 years or younger. Way to go Duke IM Alumni!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Kristen Batich for her two abstracts accepted to the Society of Neuro Oncology meeting in New Orleans! Antigen-specific Effector Memory CD4+ T Cells and CCL3 Potentiate Dendritic Cell Vaccines and Antitumor Immunity 
Enhancing Vaccine Responses with Dose-intensified Temozolomide in Glioblastoma: Initiation of the I-ATTAC Trial.

Have a great week!

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Oct. 8-12, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Heart Failure

Adam DeVore 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253
10/9/18 CKD Matt Sparks 7:15 a.m.

Pickett Road


Dermatology for the Internist

Sarah Wolfe 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Case Presentation

Kathryn Hutchins with Joel Boggan 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: The Promise and Perils of Biomarkers to Drive Clinical Insights in Medical Oncology

John Strickler

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Oct. 8-12, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

MKSAP Dermatology

Jenny Van Kirk

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

10/9/18 Drug Rashes 

Chris Henderson & Megan Casady

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2003


10/10/18 Dermatology for the PCP Erin Lesesky

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

10/11/18 Rash and autoimmune disease Lisa Criscione-Schreiber

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

China King

Chair's Conference

Kathryn Hutchins

12 p.m.

DUH 2002

Jason's Deli
Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Oct. 8-11, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report - Orientation

Chair's Sign Outs 

Jenny Van Kirk


1:15 p.m.



SAR Report

Intern Report

Wynn Hunter to Joe Govert

Bhavik Patel to Matt Sparks

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Nick Shelburne presents to Aimee Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference 

Intern Hospitalist Series - Waste/High-Value Care

Kent Feng presents with Joel Boggan

Suchita Shah Sata

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.

From the Residency Office

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 - Doctoberfest

  • Oct. 10 - Trivia Night at Bull McCabes
  • Oct. 17 - Special Treat with Lunch (Night Float: Enzo's Pizza)
  • Oct. 22-25 - We Care Week
  • Oct. 30 - Preliminary Recruitment Day
  • Oct. 31 - We Care Celebration in the Quad!
  • Nov. 2 - Recruitment Kickoff