Category: Highlights

GIM Holiday Celebration Recap

Duke GIM celebrated the holiday season on Thursday, December 8, at the Cotton Room in Durham. Thank you to everyone who attended the holiday celebration this year! Check out the photo gallery from the event below:  

DGIM Excellence Awards

We did something a little bit different this year at the annual DGIM Wine, Cheese, & Posters event. We wanted to recognize some of the amazing work in our division by giving out the first ever Duke GIM Excellence Awards. The recipients listed below were nominated by you and received a certificate as well as …

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Maciejewski awarded NIDA grant for $2.2 million

Does bariatric surgery affect mental health? Matthew Maciejewski, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Duke General Internal Medicine) is the new recipient of a $2.2 million funding award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This research project will assess long-term mental health outcomes of veterans who have undergone bariatric surgery between 2000-2016. “The outcomes to …

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Recap – 2016 Duke GIM Wine, Cheese + Posters

What a great event! 16 posters displayed, lots of GIM-ers present, delicious food and drinks, lots of chatter, and for the first time – AWARDS! Enjoy the slideshow. And don’t forget to read the list and see the gallery of poster presentations below. #ProudToBeGIM  POSTERS POSTOPERATIVE CO-MANAGEMENT: EXPANDING A SURGICAL HOME MODEL – David Boyte, MD Assistant …

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“Duke Vaccinates” – a primary care research project

Improving adult vaccination rates has been a longstanding goal of the nation’s public health experts. Adults are more likely than children to contract vaccine-preventable diseases, largely because adult immunization rates are considerably lower than childhood rates. Real-world data show that pneumococcal, influenza, tetanus, and herpes zoster vaccination rates lag well behind national goals, particularly for …

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Welcome new faculty member Dr. Marie Witte

Marie Witte, MD, recently joined our division as a Medical Instructor and Hospitalist for Duke University Hospital.  She comes to Duke from the Medical Group of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, SC where she was also a Hospitalist. Dr. Witte received her medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine in College Station, TX.  She completed her residency …

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Brogan reports on Academic Hospitalist Academy

This blog post submitted by: Joseph Brogan, MD, Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Duke General Internal Medicine. Set in on the outskirts of Austin, Texas on the serene Lake Travis was where I found myself for the annual Academic Hospitalist Academy this past week. The meeting is jointly sponsored by the Society of Hospital …

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Creating SYNERGY in population health improvement

The new population health improvement series, SYNERGY, kicked off on Wednesday, September 14th. L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, Chief of the Duke Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of the Duke Center for Community & Population Health Improvement, was the inaugural speaker for the event. “This is a new series that we’re launching monthly,” says …

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New Faculty Spotlight: John Yeatts, MD, MPH

Meet John Yeatts, MD, MPH, a medical instructor and hospitalist at Duke University Hospital. In July we welcomed Dr. Yeatts into our GIM faculty. His primary interests are health care finance, value based care, population healthcare, and developing as a physician executive. Prior to medical school, Dr. Yeatts worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in London and …

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Dr. Eric Poon – a CHIO to know!

Last week, Becker’s Hospital Review, a monthly healthcare publication, recognized Dr. Eric Poon as one of the 33 top “Chief Medical Informatics Officers” in the U.S. Actually, Dr. Poon’s title is similar, it’s “Chief Health Information Officer,” a position he filled at Duke in 2014. As CHIO his responsibilities are a tall order: to align technology solutions with …

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