Meet your chief resident: Bonike Oloruntoba, MD

Bonike Oloruntoba, MD

Bonike Oloruntoba, MD

Bonike Oloruntoba, MD, took over as chief resident for Duke Regional Hospital and Ambulatory Medicine this month. Going into her chief resident year, Dr. Oloruntoba is looking forward to serving as a mentor and teacher, to contributing to the residency program and working with her co-chief residents.

As chief resident, Oloruntoba will oversee residents at Duke Regional and the outpatient clinics.

“At Duke Regional, I’ll be working mostly with senior assistant residents and preliminary interns,” Oloruntoba said. “It’s an opportunity for the senior residents to learn how to run a team. There is a lot of autonomy at Duke Regional, and one of the challenges for the senior residents is teaching preliminary interns who are not necessarily as interested in pursuing internal medicine as a career as the categorical interns.

“On the ambulatory side, we focus on the outpatient setting, teaching residents how to take care of basic primary care issues and transitioning patients from the hospital to the outpatient setting,” she said. “It’s an opportunity for residents to focus on other providers and specialty services and to learn how to take care of patients outside of the hospital.”

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by · Posted on July 22, 2014 in Chief Residents, Internal Medicine Residency · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Grand Rounds 7/25/14: Inpatient Handoffs

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., July 25 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Aubrey Jolly Graham, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Hospital Medicine), with a case presentation by Aaron Mitchell, MD, chief resident for quality improvement and patient safety at the Durham VA.

Dr. Jolly-Graham will present The Evolving Story of Inpatient Handoffs: A “New” Obstacle in the Quest for Quality Patient Care.

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).
by · Posted on July 21, 2014 in Grand Rounds · Read full story · Comments { 0 }
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Merson on the death of AIDS leader Joep Lange

The world has lost a great leader and a strong advocate for global health.
Michael Merson, MD, MPH

The deaths of several leading AIDS and global health researchers in the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines airplane Thursday will have ramifications far beyond the tragedy in the Ukraine, said the director of Duke’s Global Health Institute (DGHI).

by · Posted on July 18, 2014 in Global Health · Read full story · Comments { 0 }
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Doctor of Physical Therapy program moving to Orthopaedic Surgery

Effective July 2014, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will become part of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

by · Posted on July 18, 2014 in School of Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

KL2 Scholars Program announces latest research recipients

CTSA-badgeRanee Chatterjee, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine), is among three Duke researchers selected to receive resources through the Duke Translational Medicine Institute’s KL2 Scholar Program. The program, supported by Duke’s Clinical and Translational Science Award, offers three years of funding, didactic coursework in clinical and translational research, mentorship and research assistance.

Dr. Chatterjee will work on a project titled, “The Effects of Potassium on Glucose Metabolism and Diabetes Risk in African Americans.” The project involves the study of African Americans with pre-diabetes and explores the hypothesis that low or low-normal potassium levels increase their risk of diabetes.

Other research recipients include Zhi-De Deng, PhD, medical instructor, Division of Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology, and Kevin Hill, MD, MS, assistant professor of pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology). Read more about their research and the KL2 Program.

by · Posted on July 17, 2014 in General Internal Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

CRTP course on implementation and dissemination of health care research

The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Clinical Research Training Program has announced a new fall 2014 course offering: CRP 273, Implementation and Dissemination of Health Care Research.

CRP 273 is recommended for Duke faculty and staff who conduct policy research, social science research or program impact evaluation within health delivery systems as well as developing and implementing programs to improve healthcare outcomes.

The class runs from Aug. 27-Dec. 10, Wednesday evenings from 5-6 p.m. in the CRTP classroom in Hock Plaza. For a full course description and application information, visit crtp.mc.duke.edu.

by · Posted on July 15, 2014 in School of Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }
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Palmer to head new lung transplant network

Scott Palmer, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine), has received $12.95 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to establish a Lung Transplant Clinical Trials Network (LT-CTN) as part of the Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT) program.

by · Posted on July 15, 2014 in DCRI, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Grand Rounds 7/18/14: Learning Health Care Systems

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., July 18 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, professor of medicine (Medical Oncology) with a case presentation by Angela Lowenstern, MD, senior assistant resident.

Dr. Abernethy will present Building Learning Health Care Systems: From Concept to Action.

Read about Abernethy’s research on the changing nature of health studies, published in the July 2014 issue of Health Affairs.

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).
by · Posted on July 15, 2014 in Events, Grand Rounds · Read full story · Comments { 0 }