Category: Staff and Faculty Spotlights

Faculty Spotlight: Nrupen Bhavsar, PhD

Nrupen Bhavsar, PhD, is the subject of this week’s faculty spotlight. In this interview, Bhavsar talks about understanding and improving chronic disease at the population level, his work in the QDACT team, and a recent Cancer article that examined how the results of major clinical trial affected subsequent treatment for elderly women with breast cancer. You’re …

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Faculty Spotlight: R. Morgan Bain, MD, FAAHPM

Palliative care physician R. Morgan Bain, MD, FAAHPM is the subject of this week’s faculty spotlight. Bain talks to us about directing the Duke Outpatient Palliative Care Program, meeting the emotional needs of patients new to palliative care, and how his interests in palliative care, geriatrics, and internal medicine inform each other. How long have …

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Faculty Spotlight: Onyinye Iweala, MD

For this week’s faculty spotlight, we talk to Onyinye (Onyi) Iweala, MD, who looks forward to every new problem or patient complaint as an intellectual puzzle to be solved. In this interview, Iweala talks to us about the intellectual and emotional pleasures of working in internal medicine, following in the footsteps of a famous mother, …

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Faculty Spotlight: Karen Goldstein, MD, MSPH

July will be a banner month for the subject of this week’s faculty spotlight, Karen Goldstein, MD, MSPH. In July, she will receive funding to begin a five-year research project to examine peer-support interventions for female veterans at risk for coronary disease. In this interview, Goldstein talks about her other work with female veterans, how …

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Faculty Spotlight: John W. Williams, MD, MHSc

John W. Williams, MD, MHSc, is the subject of this week’s faculty spotlight. In this interview, Williams talks about directing the Durham VA Evidence Synthesis Center, implementing mental health care into patient-centered medical homes, the 1989 SGIM Conference in New Orleans and hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. How long have you been at Duke? How long have you …

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Faculty Spotlight: Megan Jordan, MD

Nicaragua, a country of more than 6 million people, has just five palliative care specialists to its name. Megan Jordan, MD, hopes to change that. In the two years she has been at the division of General Internal Medicine, Jordan has been visiting the country every six months to broaden education, help train health care …

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Faculty Spotlight: Laura Caputo, MD

One of the newer members of the division of General Internal Medicine, Laura Caputo, MD, has hit the ground running, serving as a full-time hospitalist at the Durham VAMC, starting the internal medicine book club and serving on the hospital ethics committee. In this week’s faculty spotlight, Caputo talks about her work, her research on …

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Faculty Spotlight: Daniella Zipkin, MD

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2015 has been a whirlwind year for Daniella Zipkin, MD. In addition to her normal duties, Zipkin contributed to four sessions at this year’s SGIM meeting in Toronto in April. This summer she also will be taking on the role of Associate Program Director for the division’s residency program in ambulatory care. In this week’s …

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Faculty Spotlight: Eugene Oddone, MD, MHS

This year will mark the 30th year since Eugene Oddone, MD, MHS began his residency at Duke. In this week’s faculty spotlight, he talks about how internal medicine has changed over the past three decades, overseeing more than 100 research projects at the COIN at the Durham VAMC, and his loves of Habitat for Humanity, …

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Faculty Spotlight: Emily R. Ko, MD, PhD

Emily Ray Ko, MD, PhD, is the subject of our next faculty spotlight. In this interview, Dr. Ko compares practicing hospital medicine between Duke and in Seattle’s Northwest Hospital, discusses her dual interests in patient care and molecular diagnostics research, and Atul Gawande’s Checklist Manifesto. How long have you been at Duke? How long have you been …

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