David Gallagher, MD, associate professor medicine and chief of the Duke Hospital Medicine Programs has announced the creation of a Duke University Hospital Medicine fellowship program.
This two-year fellowship will focus on academic development and scholarly work aimed at preparing the fellow for a future position as a leader in academic hospital medicine.
Saumil Chudgar received the 2013 Practice Course Professionalism Award from Duke University Department of Medicine.
- First Place, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Education: Bae JG, Cheely GR, Heffelfinger R, Springall D, Zaas AK. "Improving Quality Improvement Residency Education through a Shared Online Experience."
- First Place, Multidisciplinary Teamwork to Improve Quality and Safety: Patel P, Buckner C, Delana K, Niemchak S, Setji NP, Spurney Y, Stillwagon MJ, Velazquez M, Wright S, Bae JG. "Patient Satisfaction and Self-Assessed Discharge Readiness Correlates with Readmission."
- First Place, Patient Safety: Jolly Graham AD, Bae JG, Clark AT, Timberlake S, Issacs P, Chen L, Wright S, Buckner S, Thompson L, Martt R, Clausen J, Stillwagon MJ, Spurney Y, Setji NP. "Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Indwelling Urinary Catheter Reduction Program and the Impact on Catheter-associatd UTIs on General Medicine units."
- First Place, Process Improvement/Innovation: Johnson C, O'Donnell C. "Implementation of an Early Nursing Intervention Team Combined with Phyiscal Handoff Tools Achieve Improved Patient Outcomes."
- First Place, Engaging Patients and Families to Improve Quality and Safety: Stephany A, Patterson E, Elliott K, Fisher L, Fisher J, Tuttle C, Gasparini R, McLean H. "Partnering with Families to Teach Patient and Family Centered Rounds"
- Runner-up, Process Improvement/Innovation: Bae JG, Acker Y, Govert J, Hester J, Kachalia A, Owens TA, Snider W, Rohan S, Gallagher DM. "Implementation of a Hospital Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference and Mortality Review using a Structured Mortality Instrument."
- Runner-up, Engaging Patients and Families to Improve Quality and Safety: Patterson E, Elliott J, Middleton E, McLean H, Stephany AM. "Patient and Family Centered Care: A Model of Engaging Patients and Families."
David Ming, Poonam Sharma, and David Boyte attended the Academic Hospitalist Academy, an interactive conference designed to provide academic hospitalists with the educational and professional development skills needed to advance junior hospitalists' careers in academic hospital medicine.
Duke University School of Medicine added the Clinical Skills Course to the curriculum for all second-year medical students with Saumil Chudgar as Course Director and Aubrey Jolly Graham, Cara O'Brien, and Cecily Peterson as small-group Faculty Leaders.
David Boyte was appointed as Director of Perioperative Medicine for Durham Regional Hospital.
Saumil Chudgar received the Duke Hospital Medicine Excellence in Education award.
Jonathan Lovins was appointed as the Associate Medical Informatics Officer for Durham Regional Hospital.
As the inaugural Duke Quality Scholar, George Cheely serves as the Chief Resident for Quality Improvement for the Medicine Residency Program at Duke University Hospital and develps quality improvement interventions focused on Care Redesign for Duke University Health System.
Robert Lineberger was appointed as Chief Medical Information Officer for Durham Regional Hospital.
The Duke Medical School graduating class recognized Saumil Chudgar with the Thomas Kinney Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes the faculty member who has most impacted the medical students' education over their four years at Duke.
Joanna Kipnes received the Duke Strength, Hope, and Caring award. The award recognizes Duke employees who go well beyond expectations and whose actions reflect the core of what Duke is as an organization.
Saumil Chudgar received the Duke Medical School Golden Apple Award for Clinical Science Faculty. The award recognizes physician-teachers that the medical students feel have played an exceptionally effective and dedicated role in their education.
Medical student Christina Behrend, mentored by Hospital Medicine faculty Alyssa Stephany, was a winner in the Medical Student category for "A Curious Case of Caffeine-Induced Hypokalemia Paralysis" at the American College of Physicians National Meeting.
Resident Brian Miller, mentored by Hospital Medicine faculty Daniel Kaplan, was a winner in the Associate Clinical Vignette category for "Noninfectious mimics of infectious diseases: a case presentation of new onset Crohn's disease" at the American College of Physicians National Meeting.
Jonathan Bae, Aubrey Jolly Graham, and Noppon Setji attended the Quality and Safety Educators Academy, a faculty development program sponsored by the Society of Hospital Medicine and Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine that provides educators the knowledge and tools to integrate quality improvement and patient safety into their curricula.
David Gallagher was named Chief of the Duke Hospital Medicine Programs.
Four Hospital Medicine faculty were selected to the Department of Medicine Faculty Development Academy. Jonathan Bae and Cara O'Brien were named to Administrator Scholar branch. Saumil Chudgar and Aubrey Jolly Graham were named to the Education Scholar branch.
Thomas Owens was named Chief Medical Officer of Duke University Health System.