Remembering Michelle Winn, MD

WinnMichellePlease join the Division of Nephrology for a memorial service honoring the life and work of Michelle Winn, MD, associate professor of medicine (Nephrology).

The service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 2, in Duke Chapel. Read more about Dr. Winn’s work and accomplishments.

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Grand Rounds 9/5/14: Palliative Care on an Oncology Inpatient Ward

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., Sept. 5 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Richard Riedel, MD, associate professor of medicine (Medical Oncology) and Medical Director, 9300, and Anthony Galanos, MD, professor of medicine (Geriatrics) and medical director of Inpatient Palliative Care, with a case presentation by Kim Slusser, RN, clinical operations director, 9100/9300.

Dr. Riedel and Dr. Galanos will present Integration and Impact of Palliative Care on an Oncology Inpatient Ward: The Duke 9300 Experience.

Video archives

If you can’t make Medicine Grand Rounds this week, watch a live stream or view the archived video at (ignore the security certificate warning, then use your Duke NetID & password).
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VA Secretary McDonald: Come work for us

Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Medicine Grand Rounds this morning. This was the first stop on his tour around the country to encourage physicians and other health care providers to work with veterans at VA medical centers.

Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, welcomed Secretary McDonald, who was invited to Duke by Ralph Snyderman, MD, chancellor emeritus of Duke Medicine.

“Speaking for the Department of Medicine and the School of Medicine, I can say we have had the privilege of having a wonderful relationship with our VA,” said Dr. Klotman. “I think it’s been a mutually beneficial relationship for all of our agendas, and we hope in the future we will continue to contribute significantly to the health and well being of the veterans.”

Yesterday, Secretary McDonald was able to meet with a small group of internal medicine residents at the Durham VA Medical Center. He also was scheduled to speak today at the Duke Fuqua School of Business, where he previously served as chair of the board of visitors.

Video of his presentation is available here.

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9/30/14: Department of Defense funding workshop

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is sponsoring a workshop on Department of Defense funding from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 30 in Duke South Clinic Amphitheater. Lunch will be provided.

The aim of the workshop is to demystify the DoD and offer practical guidance on how to frame your research in a DoD context, build relationships with Program Officers, and go after funding.

Former DARPA Program Managers, successfully funded Duke researchers, and other experts will share their experiences on working with DoD and answer your questions.

The workshop is open to all Duke campus and SOM faculty and research development staff (limited spots for postdocs are available).

This is expected to be a popular workshop, so be sure to register early. Registration will be capped at 100 attendees.

Click here to register. Contact Carmel Lee with Questions:

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Grand Rounds 8/29/14: A Special Presentation by Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., Aug. 29 at 8 a.m. will feature a special presentation by U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald.

Secretary McDonald will present VA: A Higher Calling in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center for Health Education.

Nominated by President Obama as the eighth Secretary of Veterans Affairs on June 30, Secretary McDonald was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 29, 2014. He is a 1975 graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point and an alumnus of the University of Utah, where he earned an MBA. An Army Veteran and both Airborne and Ranger qualified, he served with the 82nd Airborne Division. Upon leaving military service, Captain McDonald was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. In 1980, Mr. McDonald joined Procter & Gamble, a Fortune 50 company, and he rose through the ranks to become Chief Executive Officer and President. He retired in June 2013. Mr. McDonald served on the Board of Visitors for the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University from 2005-2012 and was the chair from 2011-2012.

Watch from your desk: If you can’t make Medicine Grand Rounds this week, click here to watch a live stream (just enter your Duke Net ID and password).

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9/4/14: Sanjiv Chopra on Leadership by Example

The Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University, Duke Institute for Health Innovations and Duke Leadership and Education Program will host Sanjiv Chopra, MBBS, MACP, from 4-5 p.m. on Thur., Sept. 4, in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center.

Dr. Chopra will present “Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of All Great Leaders.”  Chopra is a professor medicine and faculty dean for continuing medical education at Harvard Medical School, senior consultant in Hepatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, executive director of integrative medicine, and physician and associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

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Wahidi honored by American College of Chest Physicians

Congratulations to Momen Wahidi, MD, MBA, associate professor of medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine). Dr. Wahidi was recognized as one of the 2014 Pasquale Ciaglia Memorial Lecture in Interventional Medicine recipients by the American College of Chest Physicians.

The award honors a CHEST member well known for his or her work in interventional medicine, such as clinic state-of-art innovations, economic impact, invention, interventional critical care, research opportunities, and a host of other interesting facets of interventional medicine.

Wahidi talks about taking care of patients at Duke Medicine:

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Duke and UNC team up to fund inter-institutional collaborations in translational research

CTSA-badgeTake a moment to check out Duke Translational Medicine Institute‘s story about a translational research collaboration between Duke and UNC:

The Duke University Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) are launching a new program to award $50,000 grants for translational research projects that involve co-investigators – one from Duke and one from UNC.

“I think that although we come from different ends of Tobacco Road and our different shades of blue compete passionately in sports, when it comes to translating medical progress and health care to the community, we can be very collaborative,” said Jennifer Li, MD, MHS, professor of pediatrics and medicine, and co-PI of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute.

The pilot program is supported by the more than $100 million in funding to NC TraCS and DTMI as the academic homes of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University.

The new grants from the UNC and Duke CTSAs will encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. They will place particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary discovery science research addressing the development of therapies, diagnostics or devices applicable to human disease and clinical trials.

The new program will award funding to projects that demonstrate high translational potential with a clear path to subsequent grant support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partnering, or other channels. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2014.

Read the full story here. Learn about eligibility and the application submission process.

by · Posted on August 26, 2014 in Centers & Institutes, Funding, News · Read full story · Comments { 0 }