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Faculty Spotlight: Peter Ubel, MD

Peter Ubel

When did you join the Division? What have been your impressions of it so far? I came to Duke four years ago, after holding faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan. In both of those earlier jobs, my primary appointment was in the division of general internal medicine, and I practiced …

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The Society of General Internal Medicine is conducting a short survey focusing on internists’ attitudes, knowledge and comfort with young adult patients. Participants do not have to be SGIM members to complete the survey, which should take about 5 minutes to complete. Participants will have a chance to win a Starbucks gift card. Take the …

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Tell Us What You’re Reading

Are you reading, or have you read, an article, book, or webpage that you think would be of interest to the rest of the Division? If so, send in the name and author of whatever you read, along with a one-to-two sentence summary of why you enjoyed it to Ebony.Boulware@dm.duke.edu. Each week, we’ll select an …

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Duke General Internist Honored

General Internist and Duke alumnus Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD, recently received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Duke Medical Alumni Association. The award recognizes Dr. Shekelle’s achievements in evidence-based medical guidelines for primary care.  Read the full story from the Duke Medical Alumni Association.

Faculty Spotlight: James M. Davis, MD

This week’s faculty spotlight shines on James M. Davis, MD, who joined the Division earlier this year. When did you join the Division of General Internal Medicine? I just started at Duke and at the Division of Internal Medicine on April 1st of this year. I spent the last 10 years at the University of Wisconsin; …

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Tulsky Receives Research Mentoring Award

Dr. James A. Tulsky, MD, professor of medicine and chief, Duke Palliative Care, received the Research Mentoring Award for excellence in clinical science research mentoring. Congratulations, Dr. Tulsky!

Schwartz Center Rounds: “Dying in Shackles” on May 14

The next Schwartz Center Rounds, “Dying in Shackles: Caring for Prisoners at the End of Life,” will be held Wednesday, May 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Duke North 2002. All are invited to attend. Schwartz Center Rounds is a monthly interdisciplinary conference that offers clinicians an opportunity to openly and honestly discuss social …

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Zipkin Promoted to Associate Professor


Daniella A. Zipkin, MD has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine! Daniella is a nationally recognized leader in medical education and curriculum development. She leads major educational initiatives at Duke, including the Evidence Based Medicine Curriculum for the Internal Medicine Residency as well as the weekly Academic Half-Day program. She was recently selected for …

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Abstract Submission Open for AHA Scientific Sessions

Abstract Submission has just opened for the 2014 American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. Applications are due by June 11. Click here to register, or read more.  

Bosworth Receives Adherence Evaluation Award

Dr. Hayden Bosworth, PhD, has received a PhRMA Foundation Award. This award will help fund his research project to implement a medication adherence program that combines interactive technology and telephonic self-management in patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Congratulations, Dr. Bosworth!