Internal Medicine Residency News, Sept. 4, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

From the Director

Happy September! Can you believe ERAS opens at the end of next week? (I can’t!).  Looking forward to another fantastic recruiting season. 

Don’t forget to sign up for the Stead Tread on Sept. 29! You can run, you can jog, you can walk…but come out and support a great cause. Learn more.

Other upcoming events include the “Meet Dr. Cooney” happy hour at Ponysaurus on Wed., Sept. 12.  And don’t forget to send Ernest a CONGRATULATIONS on his wedding!


Kudos this week go to Chester Kao for rock-star like work on VA GM from Qasim Husseini, to Jordan Gales for above and beyond work as the DRH Dayfloat (taking care of DC summaries!) from Winn Seay, to Mike Dorry and Godefroy Chery from Juliette Logan for helping out in the Duke MICU, to Mike Murn and Steph Garbarino for fantastic learning summary emails, to Akash Goyal for a phenomenal chair’s conference, and to Adrian Randall from the PRIME team for stepping up and covering on Friday.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kent Feng and Irena Tan on their engagement! We are so happy for you!

PubMed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to a “trifecta” of current residents, as well as some graduates!  Chidi Egwim, Deng Madut, Godefroy Chery, Lonnie Sullivan, Larry Jackson and Kevin Thomas …. Congratulations on your recent publication!

Egwim, C. C., Rucker, A. J., Madut, D. C., Chery, G. S., Sullivan II, L. T., Jackson II, L. R., ... & Thomas, K. L. (2018). Research Participation of a Professional Organization in Clinical Trials: The Association of Black cardiologists Clinical Trial Investigator Identification Project. Journal of the National Medical Association.

Have a great week,

From the Chief Residents

Morning Report and MGR: Sept. 3-7, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location

Labor Day - No Report

9/4/18 Case Presentation Cassandra Lautredou to Aimee Zaas 7:15 a.m.

DUH 8253



Ankoor Shah 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Cancer Screening

Larry Greenblatt 7:15 a.m. DUH 8253

Medicine Grand Rounds: Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Updates, Implications and Future Direction

David Leiman

8 a.m. DUH 2002


Noon Conference: Sept. 3-7, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location Lunch

Labor Day - No Conference





SAR Lecture: Glomerular Disease

Toi Spates

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002

Dales Indian Cusine


Calcium Disorders

Myles Wolf

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2002



David Ortiz-Melo

12:10 p.m.

DUH 2001

Jason's Deli

Chair's Conference

Chris Pumill

12 p.m.

DUH 2002

Duke Gen Med Conference Schedule: Sept. 3-7, 2018
Date Topic Lecturer Time

SAR Report - No Report

Chair's Sign Outs - Cancelled




SAR Report

Intern Report

 Ryan Anderson presents to Dr. Govert

​ Cameron Oswalt presents to Dr. St. Clair

1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


SAR Report 

Helen Zhang presents to Dr. Zaas

1:15 p.m.


SAR Report/QI Conference 

Intern Hospitalist Series - Alcohol Withdrawl

 Shaki Salvador presents with Dr. Boggan


1:15 p.m.

3 p.m.


From the Residency Office

Now Accepting Applications for Global Health Elective Rotations
The Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health (HYC) is now accepting applications for Global Health Elective Rotations for the 2019-2020 year.
Application is open to Duke Cardiology Fellows (2nd & 3rd Year) and Duke residents from the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics:

Internal Medicine (PGY 2); Med-Peds (PGY 3); Med-Psych (PGY 4); Pediatrics (PGY 2).

The application can be completed online here and all information is available at

For more information about this opportunity, contact Madi Smith, HYC Program Coordinator, at or 668-5976.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018

Stead Tread 5K Fun Run/Walk
The 7th annual Stead Tread will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 on the American Tobacco Trail (starting at Solite Park in Durham). Please access the Stead Tread 2018 website ( for important race information, to securely register ($30), or to make a donation. 100% of proceeds go to Lincoln Community Health Center. Your $30 registration fee includes an official Stead Tread 2018 T-shirt – register ASAP to reserve your size! Participants are welcome to run or walk, and strollers are permitted - kids under 12 walk/run for free (but should be registered by their parent/guardian). 


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. 9 - Stead Fall Festival

  • Sept. 12 - Meet Dr. Cooney Happy Hour

  • Sept. 29 - Stead Tread 5K

  • Nov. 2 - Recruitment Kickoff