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.

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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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Registration open for George Gopen Writing Seminar

Registration is now open for the next Writing from the Reader’s Perspective workshop, presented by George D. Gopen, JD, PhD, professor emeritus of the practice of rhetoric in the Department of English.

The workshop meets 2:30-5:30 pm on Tuesdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4 in Medical Student Amphitheater, Duke South.

Space is limited and this seminar fills up quickly – sign up today. This 12-hour seminar is split into four sessions. Participants should plan to attend all 4 parts. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and faculty will be given priority. If you have questions or need any additional information, please contact Jessica Womack at 919-684-4139 or Jessica.womack@duke.edu.

“Take the Gopen course … more than once!” says John Perfect in this Virtual Mentor pearl of wisdom.
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8/28/14: Grant writing for health professions educators

Duke AHEAD is hosting “Grant Writing for Health Professions Educators: Keys to Success” from 5-6 p.m., Thur., Aug. 28 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center.

The event aims to provide educators with pearls and pointers on successful grant writing. The hour-long interactive session will feature a series of mini-presentations by experts in grant writing, management and funding. Attendees will then have an opportunity to ask questions in small group discussions. Representatives and awardees from specific funding opportunities, including Duke AHEAD, GME Innovations, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Veteran’s Administration (VA), will be on hand to answer questions as well.

Click here to register online.

by · Posted on August 19, 2014 in Events, School of Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

10/9/14: SoM will host new faculty orientation

The School of Medicine will host New Faculty Orientation from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thur., Oct. 9 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center. Please consider attending if you’ve joined the faculty in the past several years and haven’t attended an orientation event.

Registration is required; click here to register online.

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8/20/14: Tisch Brain Tumor Center Seminar

The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center Seminar Series presents a talk by Frank Furnari, PhD, senior investigator at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Professor of Pathology at the University of California – San Diego, from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 20 in Duke North Room 2001.

Dr. Furnari will present “EGF Receptor in Glioma Biology: A Multifaceted Driver of Pathogenicity and a Therapeutic Target.”

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Grand Rounds 8/22/14: Use of Novel Oral Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Christopher Granger, MD, professor of medicine (Cardiology).

Dr. Granger will present Safe and Effective Use of Novel Oral Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation: What You Need to Know.

Video archives

If you can’t make Medicine Grand Rounds this week, watch a live stream or view the archived video at http://bit.ly/RSlrBP (ignore the security certificate warning, then use your Duke NetID & password).
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8/22/14: Presentation on managing your online reputation

Don’t forget: Duke Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications will host Kevin Pho, MD, for a presentation for medical professionals on managing your online reputation.

During the talk, Dr. Pho will cover:

  • The importance of online reputation in an era of increasing healthcare consumerism
  • Practical steps for taking control of your reputation
  • Advice on the right (and wrong) ways to protect your reputation

There are two opportunities to attend the talk on Fri., Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Trent Seman Center and at noon in the Bryan Neuro Learning Center.

Pho is a practicing board-certified internal medicine physician and health care social media leader. He is co-author of the book “Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.”

To reserve a seat, please email debbe.geiger@duke.edu.

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