Save the date: June 5 is State of Department of Medicine address

Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the department, will present the annual State of the Department of Medicine address at Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8 a.m.

Please plan to attend (or watch the streaming video).

by · Posted on May 20, 2015 in Grand Rounds, Presentations · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Perfect receives honors for mycology research accomplishment

John Perfect, MD, professor of medicine and chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases, is being honored by two organizations for his scientific contributions  to the field of mycology.

At its annual congress in Melbourne, Australia earlier this month, the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology awarded Perfect the Lucille K. Georg ISHAM Medal, the Society’s most prestigious award for scientific excellence.

The Medical Mycological Society of the Americas will award the Rhoda Benham Award to Dr. Perfect at its annual meeting in New Orleans next month.

by · Posted on May 27, 2015 in Awards - honors, Infectious Diseases · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Grand Rounds 5/29/15: State of the Residency Program

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., May 29 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (Infectious Diseases) and program director, Internal Medicine Residency.

Dr. Zaas will present State of the Residency Program.

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).

by · Posted on May 26, 2015 in Grand Rounds, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine Residency · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Heflin comments on national shortage of geriatricians in AAMC article

In a recent article the Association of American Medical Colleges reports that by 2025, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will nearly double, but as of 2014, there were fewer than 7,500 geriatricians in the United States, only eight of the country’s 145 academic medical centers have full geriatrics departments and only 44 percent of the nationals’ 353 geriatric fellowship positions are filled.

“People in geriatrics are called to it,” said Mitchell Heflin, MD, associate professor of medicine (Geriatrics). “It’s one of the few specialities where the more training you get, the less you make – the opposite of most procedure-based specialties.” Read the full article.

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Save the date 6/25/15: Third annual DOCK symposium

DOKR_symposium_logo_C3The Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research will hold its third annual DOCK Symposium from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thurs., June 25 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center. Register here.

Visit the DOCK website to view the full agenda. Speakers include Chris Newgard, Ebony Boulware, Julia Scialla, Sudha Shenoy, Bev Koller, Sarah Jackson, Sunil Rao, and Crystal Gadegbeku.

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Register today for SoM Faculty Development upcoming events

The School of Medicine Office for Faculty Development is offering several upcoming events for faculty:

  • Crucial Conversations: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Fri., June 5 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center
  • Effective Scientific Presentation Skills: 12-1:30 p.m., Tues., June 16 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center
  • Advancing Health Science Despite the Psychological Quirkiness of Researchers: 12:15-1:15 p.m., Fri., July 17 in the Searle Center Lecture Hall
  • Write Winning Grants: 8:30 am.-5 p.m., Fri., July 24 in the Searle Center Lecture Hall (note: Faculty seats are being held until May 28, when registration opens for staff, fellows, postdocs and other non-faculty)
  • Money Flow in the Private Diagnostic Clinic: 7-8:30 a.m., Tues., Aug. 11 in Classroom 4 of the Trent Semans Center

Please visit the Office for Faculty Development Upcoming Events page for more details and registration. Email Ashley Curcio with questions,

by · Posted on May 21, 2015 in Faculty Development, School of Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Multi-factor authentication to be required beginning September 1

Duke University Health System and PDC leadership recently approved a policy to make enrollment in multi-factor authentication required for all physicians and staff, and to require multi-factor authentication to be used to protect remote access into systems that house clinical information.

Multi-factor authentication, also referred to as advanced or two-factor authentication, provides an additional layer of security when logging in or performing transactions online.

When logging in, a user is required to enter a password and also authenticate using a second factor, typically a phone or hardware token.

Beginning September 1, 2015, multi-factor authentication will be required for remote access to the Duke Medicine network and clinical systems, including Duke Medicine VPN, as well as Citrix.

In addition, the School of Medicine strongly encourages all faculty, staff, and students to use multi-factor authentication technology to protect their accounts.

To find out more about multi-factor authentication, please visit the Duke University Office of Information Technology site. From this site, you can sign up for multi-factor authentication by clicking on the Register Here link.

In addition, DHTS will set up kiosks through July to provide one-on-one user assistance with setting up multi-factor authentication. A full schedule of these kiosk locations and times can be found on the DHTS site. DHTS team members who can assist you with multi-factor authentication will be wearing blue “Ask me about MFA” buttons and the process should take approximately ten minutes.

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5/28/15: Resident Research Night

The Department of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency Program will host Resident Research Night at 5 p.m. on Thur., May 28 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center. The resident research poster session and reception will begin at 5 p.m., and research talks will begin at 6 p.m. followed by presentations of the Califf Medicine Resident Research Awards.

The following residents will give presentations ahead of the Califf Medicine Resident Research Awards:

Resident Research Night is coordinated by Murat Arcasoy, MD, FACP, associate professor of medicine (Hematology) and associate program director for curriculum and resident research. Please plan to attend.

by · Posted on May 19, 2015 in Events, Internal Medicine Residency · Read full story · Comments { 0 }