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Register now for Responsible Conduct of Research course

Registration is now open for the 2014 Responsible Conduct of Research course, offered through the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine.

This 5-week course will take place Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

The course is open to recipients of NIH training grants and fulfills the NIH requirement for RCR education. The course is also open to post-docs.

Sessions include:

  • Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research and Mentoring
  • Human Subjects in Research
  • Research Misconduct
  • Publication and Authorship
  • Intellectual Property and Conflict of Interest

To register, please email the Trent Center at 

Registration deadline is Fri., Aug. 15, 2014.  

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

Ward to be new director of credentialing

Bimal Shah, MD, MBA, assistant professor of medicine (Cardiology), has served as the director of quality improvement and credentialing in the Department of Medicine since 2011. At the end of this month, Dr. Shah will step down from that role to take a new position as Vice President of Premier Research Services, a division of Premier, Inc., a healthcare performance improvement alliance of some 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers.

“Bimal has been an effective and valued member of the leadership team in the Department of Medicine,” said Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine. “I am grateful to him for all of his efforts, and wish him well in his new endeavor.”

Among his accomplishments, Shah assembled the first group of Quality Champions within Medicine to lead efforts around divisional quality improvement metrics. He also spearheaded the Department’s efforts around clinical effectiveness and high-value, cost-conscious care, and he provided leadership and representation for the Department in the Maestro Care Steering Committee and credentialing.

Cary Ward, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Cardiology), will become director of quality improvement and credentialing, effective July 1.

Dr. Ward was one of the inpatient physician champions during the implementation of Maestro Care, and she is currently involved in multiple research projects that use Maestro Care to ensure quality care for patients. She will apply this experience to her new role as she leads the Department’s efforts in organizational and clinical quality improvement, working with quality champions in each division.

Ward will also collaborate with the Department’s research and education leadership to identify and support research opportunities within existing and future QI activities.

Find additional information about credentialing and quality improvement on MedicineNews at

by · Posted on June 13, 2014 in Faculty Development, Quality Initiatives · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

6/16/14: MRRC hosts talk on pursuing a career in academic medicine

The Department of Medicine’s Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee will host a presentation and dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mon., June 16 in Duke North Room 1103.

The guest speaker is Isaretta Riley, MD, a third-year fellow in Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Riley will present “Pursuing A Career in Academic Medicine.”

Dinner will be served. To reserve a seat, email LaVerne Johnson-Pruden,

by · Posted on June 4, 2014 in Diversity, Events, Fellowship programs, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Save the date: Two upcoming peer mentoring events

Mark your calendar for two upcoming Peer Mentoring sessions:

On Mon., June 16, from 12-1 p.m. Richard Premont, PhD, associate professor of medicine (Gastroenterology), will discuss the Medicine Research Development Council.

On Mon., Aug. 11, from 12-1 p.m. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, will lead a discussion on time management and effective use of administrative assistants.

Both sessions will be held in 208 Carl Building. Lunch will be served. Please reserve a seat by emailing Jarrett Spence

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

by · Posted on June 4, 2014 in Events, Faculty Development, Peer Mentoring · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Registration for acclaimed Write Winning Grants seminar now open

The annual Write Winning Grants seminar organized by the SOM Office for Faculty Development will be held on Thurs., July 31, 2014 from 8:30am to 5pm in the Medical Student Amphitheater in Duke South.

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by · Posted on May 9, 2014 in Faculty Development, School of Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Trainee spotlight: Dixon on attending SNMA and serving as a mentor

Brittany_DixonBrittany Dixon, MD, an intern in Duke’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, represented Duke at the Student National Medical Association’s annual conference April 17-19 in Washington D.C. Learn about her experience talking with pre-medical and medical students about Duke and serving as a mentor:

Q. Why did you decide to represent Duke at the SNMA annual conference?
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) was founded in 1964 by medical students from Howard University and Meharry medical schools. Its mission is to promote and increase the number of underrepresented minority physicians and to address the needs of underserved communities. I learned about this organization as a first-year medical student and was involved while in medical school. When I heard about the annual conference, during which chapters around the country gather to network and help implement SNMA’s mission, I knew I wanted to attend and share information about medical programs at Duke.

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by · Posted on May 8, 2014 in Diversity, Internal Medicine Residency · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Peer mentoring 5/19/14: Providing effective feedback

The Mid-Career Peer Mentoring group will hold a session on providing effective feedback on Mon., May 19 from 12-1 p.m. in 208 Carl Building.

Guest speakers include Mamata Yanamadala, MBBS, MSc, medical instructor (Geriatrics), and Sandro Pinheiro, PhD, MA, assistant professor of medicine (Geriatrics).

Lunch will be served. Please reserve a seat by emailing LaVerne Johnson-Pruden,

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

by · Posted on May 7, 2014 in Events, Faculty Development, Peer Mentoring · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Faculty invited to become members of Duke AHEAD

Diana McNeill, MD, professor of medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition) and director of the School of Medicine’s new Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (Duke AHEAD) invites faculty members to become members of the academy.

Duke AHEADThe mission of Duke AHEAD is to promote excellence in the education of health professionals by creating a community of education scholars, fostering innovation in health professions education, supporting outstanding teachers, providing faculty development programs, and facilitating quality education research.

“Membership will give Duke medical faculty access to a menu of ongoing education events, as well as opportunities to collaborate on projects that we expect will respond to the increasing use of teams in health care and creative teaching styles and methods,” said McNeill.

For more information on becoming a member, submit the Duke AHEAD membership form.

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