Internal Medicine Residency News, August 15, 2022

From the Director

Missed you all while away on vacation :)

Looking forward to our ACRs taking on LEADS conference this week! I hope many of you had a chance to hear our former Duke IM Chief Dr. Dinushika Mohottige give Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday! If not, definitely worth watching. Don't forget Medicine Grand Rounds will be at noon this Friday! 


Kudos this week to Jon Johannessen, Stefana Voicu, Yajaira Jimenez and Hannah Schewennesen from the 7100 nurses for excellent work during a difficult overnight situation, to Katelyn Seale from Omar Martinez-Uribe for going above and beyond in PRIME clinic, to Liz Kobe, Jon Demis, Daniel Nwosuccha and anesthesia intern Stefana Voicu from Hannah Schwennesen for awesome work on cards nights and to Megan Barrett for an outstanding SAR talk. 


Pubmed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to our amazing Faculty Resident Research Grant recipients for this year!


PI: John Barber, MD PGY 2
Project: Investigation of the role of TLR pathway mediators in AID-mediated central B-cell tolerance
Mentor: Garnett Kelsoe, MD

PI: Emory Buck, MD PGY 3
Project: Visual Arts Curriculum to Mitigate Internal Medicine Residents Burnout and Enhance Empathy and Tolerance for Ambiguity
Mentor: John David Ike, MD

 PI: Joanna Cavalier, MD PGY 3
Project: Racial Differences in Phenotypes and Outcomes of Cardiac Amyloid
Mentor: Michel Khouri, MD

PI: Michelle Ferreira, MD PGY 3
Project: Characterizing steroid-refractory immunotherapy toxicities and effect of second-line immunosuppression on survival
Mentor: Brent Hanks, MD 

PI: Jordan Infield, MD PGY 3
Project: Is sarcopenia associated with shorter overall survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with first line combination immunotherapy and a tyrosine kinase inhibitor?
Mentor: Michael Harrison, MD  

PI: Sukrit Jain, MD PGY 3
Project: Assessing Malnutrition and the Impact of the Dietician Input in Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis
Mentor: Darsh Kothari, MD 

PI: Jacquelyn Kercheval, MD PGY 2
Project: Acute Myocardial Infarction related Cardiogenic Shock Survivorship: A Pilot Study in Quality of Life
Mentor: Rajesh V. Swaminathan, MD 

PI: Jacob Pierce, MD, MPH PGY 2
Project: Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure in Rural and Urban Hospitals: Insights from Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure
Mentor: Stephen J. Greene, MD

PI: Anand Shah, MD, MBA PGY 3
Project: Hospital Virtual Heart Failure Consultation for Goal-directed Medical Therapy Optimization
Mentor: Robert J Mentz, MD


Have a great week


IM Med Res

Morning Report: August 16-18, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
08/16/22 Insomnia Dr. Maggie Soltis Kilgore 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/17/22 Low back pain Dr. Carolyn Keeler 7:15 a.m. Zoom
08/18/22 Immunizations Dr. Linda Harpole 7:15 a.m. Zoom
Academic Half Day: August 19 , 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location




Dr. Stef Alexopoulos

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
VA Surgery Conference Room C5010


Pop Health 2

Dr. JJ Strouse

Dr. Joel Boggan

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
VA Medicine Conference Room B8017
Noon Conference: August 15-19, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic Lecturer Time  Location Lunch
08/15/22 Cohen Conference  Dr. Shivram Chandramouli 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Guasaca
08/16/22  LEADS 

Amanda Broderick, MD

Omar Martinez-Uribe, MD

Megan Barrett, MD

12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Itaewon Grill 
08/17/22 3C Conference Dr.  Amy Lee 12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom


08/18/22 QI Conference 

Dr. Boggan 

Dr. Duffy

12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom  Dominos
08/19/22 MGR: The Funding IS the Science: DEI and NIH Grant Award Michael Taffe, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
12 p.m. DUH 2002 & Zoom Secrets & Pho
Report Conference Schedule; August 15-18, 2022 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

MS2 Report

Dr. Sidney Barrau w/ Dr. Simel 

Dr. Buck w/ Dr. Dahhan

Student Teaching w/ ACR 

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

VA JAR Case Report

DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

VA Intern Case Report 

DUKE Intern Report- held in 2253

Dr. Sachiko Oshima w/ Dr. Horne

Dr. Binz w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. Schneider

Dr. Suarez w/ Dr. Maziarz

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


DUKE SAR Report- held in 8262

Dr. Dan Weinberg w/ Dr. Marat Fudim

Dr. Dominguez w/ Dr. Zaas

1 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

DUKE SAR Equity Report- held 2253

VA JAR/Intern

DUKE Intern Teaching- held in 2253

QI- w/ Drs. Boggan/Duffy  


QI w/ Drs. Boggan/Duffy

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

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