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Plan of the Week: Jan 1 - Jan 7

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to the Christmas Eve call teams, specifically Drs. Alexis Ghersi, Jenny Bencze, and Hava Haischer-Rollo, for surviving the Great NICU flood.

Last but not least, play of the week goes to all NCCPeds residents, fellows, and faculty for making 2022 an amazing year! Cheers to 2023!





Time and Location


Sunday, 1/1 New Years Day 🎊

Monday, 1/2 New Year's Day (Observed); Outpatient Clinics Closed

No Morning Report

Tuesday, 1/3

MR: Case & Constipation Lecture, Kolasinski

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Wednesday, 1/4

Grand Rounds: "The Effect of Parity on Corticosterone Response to Restraint Induced Stress After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice," Dr. Sarah Anisowicz and "Pediatric and Young Adult Sickle Cell Anemia: Improving Outcomes through Implementation of Health Supervision Guidelines in a Large Health Care System," Dr. Benjamin Smith

0745 - 0845 Room A3, Bldg A, USUHS and Virtual Zoom Platform (Meeting ID: 999 6780 8867

Passcode: 7271775)

All welcome; outpatient residents are strongly encouraged to attend in-person

Thursday, 1/5

MR: Case & Hip Dysplasia Lecture, Lopreiato

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Friday, 1/6

MR: Case & Neuro Lecture, Horvat

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

12JAN: Goetzman CPC

16JAN: MLK Jr. Day of Service (Outpatient Clinics Closed) and Block 8 Starts

22JAN: Lunar New Year

25JAN: Nephrology Academic Half-Day

2FEB: Liggett Journal Club



All Staff Updates

ABA Authorizations & Renewals

  • All Pediatric providers can now access the Sharedrive folder “000 ABA Reauthorization Step by Step for PCMs.” which contains tools and a step-by-step guide for completing ABA authorizations

  • When first reviewing contents of the folder are helpful to review in order when sorted A-Z. Any feedback is appreciated.

  • Please reach out to the DBP clinic for any assistance with tricky situations

NCCPeds Merchandise

  • New NCCPeds Merchandise has arrived!

  • Please stop by the Chief Resident office in the America Bldg, 4th Floor, Rm 4560 (within the Gen Peds Clinic) to grab your new merch.

Updated PSU Patient Request Form

  • The email transition to broke the PSU request form’s embedded “Email Form” box in the top LEFT corner. The form is now fixed and attached below.

  • How do you know you have the new form? The “Email Form” box in the upper LEFT corner is now purple, and not red.

  • Couple caveats for maximum functionality with this form:

    • Open and complete with Adobe Acrobat (not Edge)

    • Also have Outlook email already open

    • Once form is complete, click the PURPLE “Email Form” box in the top LEFT corner. Form will attach to a new email addressed to the PSU organizational mailbox.

    • Send it to the listserv at the top of the form!

  • We have placed the updated PSU Request Form in the PEDIATRICS share drive within the folder “PSU SEDATION REQUEST FORM.”

NEW Peds Sedation Request Form NEW
Download PDF • 387KB

Holiday Week Gate Changes (21NOV2022-15JAN2023)




Resident-Specific Updates

New Discharge Phrase

  • Every discharge note is supposed to have the following verbiage:

    • “Face-to-face review of the discharge plan occurred with the patient, on the day of discharge. Patient expressed understanding of the discharge plan with all questions being satisfactorily answered."

    • This metric is tracked by DHA

MHS Genesis Updates:

Mock Go-Live and Pre-Go-Live events:

Event Sign-Up

Sign-on Fair (SOF)

Favorites Fair (FF)

Learning Lab (LL)

PI/QI: Mid-Year Presentations will be 10Jan

  • Presentation Guidelines

    • Use the DHA_A3 template ( and complete slides 1-10 (steps 1-6)

    • Prepare for no more than 10 minutes for each presentation

  • Please notify your stakeholders prior to the next meeting

  • Find your project-specific template here


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

SOCR Meeting

  • Next meeting will be 17 January. Please email Dr. Zanetti and Dr. Kolasinski if you would like to sign up for one of the following time slots (0700, 0715, 0730, 1200, 1215, 1230, and 1245).

  • There is only one other session this year (April)

  • This is a good opportunity for senior residents to update your projects, and also for interns to meet with the team about existing or future projects in order to start second year with your second ARM day.

  • Residents who opt to meet with the SOCR are expected to submit their project proposal at least one week before the quarterly meeting. Those receiving extra ARM time should update the SOCR at least semiannually either via meeting or via email to Dr. Zanetti and Dr. K. The project proposal template is attached.

  • You can find required documents on the Research/SOCR page linked above.

AAP 2023 CATCH Grant


15th Annual Research & Innovations Month (May)


Abstract Submission

Upcoming Conferences:

AMSUS Annual Meeting 2023: February 13-16th at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, MD

AAP Advocacy Conference: March 26-28th in Washington, DC

2023 Helfer Annual Meeting: April 16-19th in Tucson, Arizona as well as virtually

Partnership for Military Child Health Research Symposium: April 26th

Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference 2023: April 27-May 1st in Washington, DC






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