Internal Medicine Residency News, December 5th, 2022

From the Director

What a great week!!! Fellowship match (so proud of y’all and so happy for you.  Much hard work toward your outcomes – congratulations!) and a positively epic house staff holiday party featuring a standing ovation requiring chief performance.  Thank you so much to the Dept of Medicine for the party and to Jessica Nipper and Julia Walker for your amazing work putting it together.  Don’t worry, Lonnie, Sara, Nathaniel and Ryan – we’ve got video evidence. 






Kudos also this week to Sara Barlow from Dr Michael Burt for helping him care for a veteran overnight, to Priyanka Reddy for an outstanding SAR talk, to Shannon McGue for a fabulous Cohen Conference, to Tyler Couch and DaMarcus Ingram from Sarah Moserowitz for being awesome VA MICU partners as well as to Meghana Rao and William McALpine for their work in the VA MICU from Sarah as well, to Sarah Moserowitz for her work in the VA MICU from DaMarcus Ingram and also to Monroe Wolf from DaMarcus for being a great ICU call buddy, and to our past week’s recruitment crew: Isabelle Byers, Sandra Au, Clare Anderson, Nijat Aliyev, Londyn Robinson, Matt Townsend, Alex Gunn, Elana Horwitz, Sanjay Gadi, Jackie Kercheval, Luxi Wan, Ben Berger, DaMarcus Ingram and Sukrit Jain as well as our My Takers Jon DeMis, Sidney Barrau, Sarah Moserowitz, Daniel Nwosuocha, Jon Kusner and Emory Buck.  


Pubmed from the Program

This week’s pubmed from the program goes to Nicole Dussault who won the SSCI Young Investigator Award!  Congratulations Nicole!


Have a great week


IM Calendar

Morning Report: Dec 6-8, 2022 via Zoom
Date Topic Lecturer Time Location
12/06/22 Abnormal Weight Loss Dr. Karl Bernat  7:15 a.m. Zoom
12/07/22 Perioperative Medicine Dr. David Boyte 7:15 a.m. Zoom

Headache Medicine

Dr. Tim Collins

7:15 a.m. Zoom 
Academic Half Day: Dec 09, 2022
Thread Topic Lecturer Time Location

Vitaltalk- Mastering Tough Conversations

Dr. Jonathan Fischer

9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

Duke North 2003 


Visual Thinking Strategies


9:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

Medicine Grand Rounds: Dec 09, 2022
Date Topic Lecturer Location
12/09/22 Fat Fixer-Upper: Remodeling Adipose Tissue to Improve Metabolic Health in Obesity

Rana Gupta, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Duke University School of Medicine

Duke North 2002 & Zoom
Noon Conference: Dec 05-09, 2022
Date Inpatient Topic Lecturer Location Lunch

Acid-Base Disturbances

Dr. Micheal Burt  DUH 2002 & Zoom Domino
12/06/22 NO LEADS


-- Alpaca
12/07/22 Cohen Conference Dr. Garrett Johnson DUH 2002 & Zoom


12/08/22 SAR Talk: Gout

Dr. Shannon Herdon

DUH 2002 & Zoom Mediterra

IM Residency Community Huddle

Dr. Jane Gagliardi

DUH 2002 Saladelia
Report Conference Schedule: Dec 05-08, 2022 
Date Topic Lecturer Time


DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

MS2 Report

Dr. Smith w/ Dr. Simel

Dr. Gamble w/ Dr. Garbarino

Student Teaching w/ ACR

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


VA JAR Report

DUKE SAR Report- held in 2253

VA Intern Report

DUKE Intern Report- held in 2253

Dr. Pisarcik w/ Dr. Hein

Dr. Mehta w/ Dr. Govert

Dr. Obimah w/ Dr. Hein 

Dr. Rauschenbach w/ Dr. Mourad

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.


VA JAR Report

DUKE SAR Report- held in 8262

Dr. Pierce w/ Dr. Cooney

Dr. Jain w/ Dr. Zaas

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

VA JAR Report

Duke SAR Report- held in 2253

VA Intern Report 

Dr. Wu

Dr. Equity Report

Dr. Sharma w/ Dr. Dore

11 a.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Our Wellbeing
The Department of Medicine is keeping an updated list of wellbeing resources during this extraordinary time. Click here for more information.

Employee Health has Expanded Hours!
Based on feedback from team members who are seeking COVID testing so they can safely return to work with EOHW approval, the COVID hotline has expanded hours for employees: 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7 days per week. 

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. Prioritized GME appts are now available also at 6 pm and 7 pm! 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.

DOM Holiday Fundraiser 
The Department of Medicine Holiday Fundraiser is returning in 2022 to support the Duke Outpatient Clinic (DOC) Fund. All contributions to this fund will assist low-income and underinsured patients with healthcare related expenses.