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Plan of the Week: February 25th - March 2nd

Plays of the Week:

Happy Thank a Resident Day this past Friday!

Play of the Week goes to Dr. Suhani Patel, who performed an excellent intubation in the NICU. Great work!

Additional Play of the Week to Dr. Kevin Westbrook, Dr. Amy Davis, Dr. Nicole Martin, Dr. Alexis Ghersi, Dr. Connor Liggett, and Dr. Kayla Sallander for all presented at the APA Region IV Conference in Charlottesville this weekend. A huge thank you to Dr. Joseph Lopreiato who helped coordinate and presented the USU Institutional update!

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Bumgardner, who was a Faculty inductee to the USU Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Bumgardner was nominated through USU and will be inducted later in March! Way to continue to set an example!

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Ferraro, who was awarded the APPD LEGACY scholarship through the APPD Mid-Atlantic Region! Dr. Ferraro was competitively selected to have her APPD Registration fee covered. One reviewer wrote "This application was written beautifully and it is clear that the applicant has a true passion for medical education and continuing to enhance their  leadership skills."

Congratulations to Dr. Saira Ahmed, Dr. Brittany Bumgardner, and Dr. Renuka Rees, who were selected to partake in the Annual Female Physician Leadership Course from May 14th to May 16th at DHHQ! They were selected based on their leadership accomplishments and future potential. Great work!

Play of the week to everyone selected for the NCR Research Competition! For the 4th year in a row, over 1/3rd of the Finalists came from NCC Peds!

Paul Florentino Patient– and Family–Centered Care

Capt Marianna Caballero, DO – Department of Pediatrics

Take my breath away: A Multidisciplinary approach to improve screening for sleep disorder breathing pediatric patients with sickle cell disease

Quality/Performance Improvement

Capt Amy Davis, MC – Department of Pediatrics

Lead by example: Improving lead screening at the Walter Reed pediatric primary care medical home

Capt Marianna Caballero, DO – Department of Pediatrics

Take my breath away: A multidisciplinary approach to improve screening for sleep disorder breathing pediatric patients with sickle cell disease

Capt Samantha Hanciles, MC – Department of Pediatrics

Process Improvement of lipid screening at Walter Reed Pediatric Primary Care Medical Home

Case Report - Interns & Residents

CPT Emily Ferraro, MC – Department of Pediatrics

Breathless surprise: A case report on negative pressure pulmonary edema post-tonsillectomy in a fit adolescent

LT Brian Fissel, MC – Department of Pediatrics

Focal nodular hyperplasia relapse in wilms survivor

Capt Alexis Ghersi, MC – Department of Pediatrics

Idiopathic Papilledema in Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria with Severe Aplastic Anemia

CPT Madeleine Mascitti, MC – Department of Pediatrics

In utero sibling rivalry — A rare case of monozygotic twins with a bipartite placenta

CPT Kevin Westbrook, MC – Department of Pediatrics

Dissecting a difficult diagnosis: Nephrogenic DI

Case Report - Fellows & Staff

Maj Karin Brockman, MC – Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Severe mixed warm and cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia treated with sutimlimab and sirolimus

CPT Sarah Jiang, MC – Pediatric Endocrinology

Hyperprolactinemia in adolescence & the need for judicious imaging

CPT Elena Crecelius, MC – Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Rheumatic heart disease presenting as insidious carditis in a non-endemic setting

Robert A. Phillips – Clinical Interns & Residents

Capt Margaret Hasler, MC – Department of Pediatrics

Evaluation of the bhutani nomogram versus a Delta-TSB model in predicting the need for neonatal phototherapy

Fellows & Staff

MAJ Christopher Stark, MC – Perinatology – Neonatology

Maternal and Fetal Health Risks Among Female Military Aviation Officers

Bailey K. Ashford – Clinical

MAJ Christopher Stark, MC – Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Maternal and Fetal Health Risks Among Female Military Aviation Officers

Maj Karin Brockman, MC – Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Sarcoma Distribution in Li-Fraumeni Syndrome





Time and Location


Monday, 2/26

Education Meeting

0730 - 0850 America 2525

Academic & Military Advisors, Rotation Supervisors, Residency Leadership

Reverse Education

0745 - 0850 Resident Work Room

Pediatric Residents Only

Tuesday, 2/27

MR: Case, Lecture: Operational Medicine from an Endocrinologist's Perspective - Dr. Mai

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Wednesday, 2/28


0745-0850 America 2525

Surgery Morning Report - Staff and Residents Invited

Academic Half Day: SIM Skills

1300-1500 SIM Center

Residents and Medical Students Only

Housestaff Meeting

1500-1600 Canyon Conference Room - America 4th Floor

Pediatric Residents Only

Thursday, 2/29

MR: Case, Lecture: Movement Disorders - Dr. Hiraldo-Delgado

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Friday, 3/1

MR: Case, Lecture: Vitreoretinal Surgery and Pediatric Retinal Diseases - Dr. Grant

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

12FEB: ACGME Survey Opens

10MAR: Alexis Ghersi

26FEB: PGY-2/3 Schedule Selection

28FEB: Surgery and Peds Joint M&M

28FEB: Academic Half Day - Sim Skills

08MAR: International Women's Day

11MAR: Block 10 Starts

20MAR: Noon Grand Rounds

Continuity Clinic: Allergic Rhinitis



All Staff Updates

Peds RECON Study

Peds RECON study morning report
Download PPTX • 1.76MB

USU Medical Student Evaluations

Hard Copies of the new Scutdog are available in Chief Resident Office!

Faculty Development


Resident-Specific Updates

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s Only):

This week's focus: End of Tour Awards

  • Please refer to "Pre-Graduation Handbook" located on the TTP Webpage

  • Brag Sheets (attached below) should be uploaded to your Medhub Portfolio by 20FEB

  • Please take a minute to fill out this brief form for the AAP to let them know your plans after you complete residency training. They have membership options with different prices and benefits, and this information helps to connect you to the right path. For residents continuing to a Chief year, please let them know that as well. Responses ASAP are appreciated. Thank you!

Awards Brag Sheet- NCCPeds
Download PDF • 418KB

Block 10 Schedules - Rotation Contacts Updated FEB2024

  • Don't forget to reach out to your Rotation Supervisors regarding your schedule if you have any questions/concerns. The below attachment has the most up-to-date contact information.

  • Additionally, check MedHub and review updated goals & objectives for your upcoming rotation!

Rotation Contacts_for residents_UPDATED February 2024
Download PDF • 140KB


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU

POET Round Robin Teaching at USU


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario

AMOPS Annual Meeting: February 28th-March 2nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma

NCR Research and Innovation Month: Poster Week April 26th - May 3rd

4th Annual Partnership for Military Child Health Symposium: April 24th

2024 Section on Uniformed Services Scientific Awards Abstract Competition - NEW!!


Community Pediatrics Updates:






Please reach out to Jack at or with any questions or concerns.

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