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4/21-4/22/14: Sessions on mentoring in academic medicine

The School of Medicine Office for Faculty Mentoring will host a series of sessions on mentoring in academic medicine.

The sessions will feature visiting professor Elizabeth Travis, PhD, FASTRO, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Travis is an internationally recognized radiation biologist as well as a consummate advocate for women faculty in academic medicine. She has been extremely effective in building leadership through mentoring.

Sessions include:

  • Mentoring vs. Sponsoring, 5-6:30 p.m., Mon., April 21, with reception to follow, Nursing School Auditorium + Atrium
  • Unconscious Bias, 12-1 p.m. (lunch available), Tues., April 22, Great Hall, Trent Semans Center
  • Mentoring Toward Independence, 2-3 p.m., Tues., April 22, Great Hall, Trent Semans Center

Click here for more details and to register for a session.

by · Posted on April 15, 2014 in Events, Faculty Development, School of Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Recent faculty promotions and appointments

The Duke Board of Trustees recently approved the following appointments and promotions in the Department of Medicine:

  • Laveena Chhatwani, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine)
  • Andrew Armstrong, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Medical Oncology)
  • Uptal D. Patel, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Nephrology)
  • John Hunter Peel Alexander, MD, MHS, Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Cardiology)
  • Gary Felker, MD, MHS, Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Cardiology)
  • Geoffrey Pitt, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Cardiology)
  • Joseph G. Rogers, MD, Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Cardiology)
  • Nathan M. Thielman, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Infectious Diseases)
  • Christopher Woods, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
  • Steven Crowley, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
  • Jonathan Piccini, Sr, MD, MHSc, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Shelby Reed, PhD, Professor in Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
  • Corrine Voils, PhD, Professor in Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
  • Wei Chen, PhD, Associate Professor in Medicine (Gastroenterology)

Congratulations to these members of the faculty.

by · Posted on April 8, 2014 in Faculty Development, News · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Grand Rounds 4/4/14: Chronic disease prevention programs for adult Latinas

Elva-008Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., April 4 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Elva Arredondo, PhD, associate professor of health promotion and behavioral sciences and co-director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Health Behavior in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University.

Dr. Arredondo will present Developing chronic disease prevention programs for adult Latinas: challenges and solutions.

 

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 March 31, 2014 in Diversity, Grand Rounds · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Changes to ABIM certification process

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recently announced a significant change in how it will handle recertification and maintenance of certification (MOC). 

Bimal Shah, MD, MBA, director of quality improvement and credentialing for the Department of Medicine, strongly recommends that all Department of Medicine faculty register for ‘Meeting Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Requirements’ by March 31, 2014.

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by · Posted on March 18, 2014 in Faculty Development · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Peer mentoring 4/14/14: Work-life effectiveness

The Mid-Career Peer Mentoring group will be holding a session on work-life effectiveness on Mon., April 14 from 12-1 p.m. in 208 Carl Building.

There will be an informal discussion with a focus on sharing tips and strategies with one another. Attendees should come ready to share at least one tip for managing work/life responsibilities (e.g. accommodating child care, spouse/partner schedule, home maintenance).

Lunch will be served. Please reserve a seat by emailing LaVerne Johnson-Pruden, lj.pruden@duke.edu

This event is sponsored by the Program for Women in Internal Medicine. All are welcome.

by · Posted on March 17, 2014 in Events, Faculty Development, Peer Mentoring · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Recent faculty appointments and promotions

The Duke Board of Trustees recently approved the following appointments and promotions in the Department of Medicine:

  • Judith Kramer, MD - Professor Emeritus of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
  • Jeffrey Peppercorn, MD, MPH - Associate Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Medical Oncology)
  • Gillian Denise Sanders Schmidler, PhD - Associate Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Clinical Pharmacology)
  • Natasha Akhter, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition)
  • Amber Leigh Bowman, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Onyinye Ijeoma Iweala, MD, PhD - Medical Instructor (General Internal Medicine)
  • Anjeni Keswani, MD - Medical Instructor (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine)
  • Kevin O’Neil Saunders, PhD - Medical Instructor (DHVI)
  • Barbara D. Alexander, MD - Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Infectious Diseases)
  • Michael Dee Gunn, MD – Professor of Medicine, with tenure (Cardiology)
  • Kelli Allen, PhD – Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
  • Cary C. Ward, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Congratulations to these members of the faculty.

by · Posted on March 5, 2014 in Faculty Development, News · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Peer mentoring 3/4/14: Research administration pre-award services

Laurianne Torres, director of research administration for the Department of Medicine, and Dee Gunn, MD, associate professor of medicine (Cardiology) and coordinator of the DoM Research Development Council, will discuss “DoM Research Administration Services in pre-award and proposal development” on Tues., March 4 from 12-1 p.m. in 208 Carl Building.

Lunch will be served. Please reserve a seat by emailing LaVerne Johnson-Pruden, lj.pruden@duke.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Program for Women in Internal Medicine. All are welcome.

by · Posted on February 25, 2014 in Events, Peer Mentoring, Research · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Duke, UNC LMSA chapters host 6th annual LMSA Southeast Regional Conference

Photo courtesy of www.ericpickersgill.com.

Photo courtesy of www.ericpickersgill.com.

Over the weekend, the Duke and UNC Chapel Hill chapters of the Latino Medical Student Association hosted the 6th annual LMSA Southeast Regional Conference, which brought together high school students, pre-medical students, medical students, residents and more for a weekend of professional and career development, exam preparation, clinical skills, and workshops addressing Latinos health and higher education.

The theme of the conference was “Hablamos Espanol: Understanding the Diversity Behind One Language.” The weekend included a dinner gala on Saturday night hosted by Duke School of Medicine and featured a keynote address by Dean Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD.

Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS, FACE, assistant professor of medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition) and associate chair of the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee, serves as the Duke LMSA chapter’s faculty advisor, and she received an award Saturday for her contribution and support of Duke LMSA. The Department of Medicine sponsored a table at the dinner.

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by · Posted on February 11, 2014 in Diversity, Faculty Development · Read full story · Comments { 0 }