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Plan of the Week: Jan 29 - Feb 4

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Drs. Brian Graziose and Sidney Zven, who attended and gave a platform presentation on their research, “Use of an infant hip model to assess skills and recognition of developmental dysplasia of the hip,” at the 23rd International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in Orlando, Florida.

Play of the week also goes to Drs. David Stagliano and Caleb Podraza, who received their Faculty Development Teaching certificates.

Play of the week goes to the NCCPeds Residency and Fellowships for their continued ACGME accreditation!

Last but not least, play of the week goes to our awesome Nephrology Duo, Drs. Elizabeth Ferrara and Brent Lechner, for putting on a great Nephrology Academic Half-Day for our residents!





Time and Location


Monday, 1/30

MR: Education/Reverse Education

STAFF: 0730 - 0850 America 2525 B/C RESIDENTS: 0745 - 0850 Allergy Conf Rm 4105

Rotation Supervisors, Academic/Military Advisors, and Residency Leadership Only Pediatric Residents Only

Tuesday, 1/31

MR: Case and Disorders of Sex Development Lecture, Aniscowicz

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

PEC Meeting #4

1500- 1600 River Conf Rm (3rd Floor)

PEC members and resident leadership only

DEI Symphony Orchestra Outing

2000 Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Wednesday, 2/1 First Day of Black History Month (see below for the weekly highlight)

Grand Rounds: "Association Between Celiac Disease and Pneumococcal Infections In Hospitalized Pediatric Patients Within the United States," Dr. Janet Jang (Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow) and "Salivary Sampling as a Noninvasive Method of Monitoring Gentamicin Levels in Neonates," Dr. Theresa Urbina (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow)

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

Thursday, 2/2 Groundhog Day

MR: Case & Journal Club (Liggett)

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome; please see below for the article link

Friday, 2/3

MR: Case & Hemolytic Anemia Lecture, Brockman

0745 - 0850 America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Dr. Liggett's Journal Club Article:

JAMA Jan 2023 - Psych Access
Download PDF • 1.44MB

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

9FEB: Reddington CPC

15FEB: Britt Bumgardner's Birthday

13FEB: Block 9 Starts

14FEB: Valentine's Day 💕

20FEB: President's Day (Outpt Clinics Closed)

22FEB: Ash Wednesday



All Staff Updates

Black History Month Highlight:

- The theme for Black History Month 2023 is Black Resistance

NCR Patient Handbook

Check out the new NCR Patient Handbook!

NCR Patient Guidebook-FINAL-120622-508
Download PDF • 2.06MB

New Pediatric Dietician

Please welcome our new Pediatric Dietitian, Rachel Silverman! Contact information below:

  • Office room 4571 in AYA

  • Number: 301-295-7072

Peds Infectious Disease LP QI Project

  • Please help us with pre-planning for the upcoming QI project on ‘Improving Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Success Rates’ by completing this brief (1-2min) survey regarding your experience and level of comfort with Pediatric LPs. We very much appreciate your time and input!

  • Peds Lumbar Puncture Survey links

  • Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or additional input.

Parent ADHD Class

  • We are restarting the parent ADHD class, which will be held once a month on Tuesdays virtually through the MHS platform. Flyer is attached below.

  • Parents only need to attend once; information regarding the ADHD diagnosis, treatment, and school accommodations will be provided.

ADHD Feb. - May 2022 flyer
Download PDF • 301KB

Inclusive Language Policy

  • CAPT Bigby has signed the official WRNMMC policy on inclusive language and pronoun use in professional communication.

Inclusive Language policy WRNMMC Jan 2023
Download PDF • 90KB

Caring for Military-Affiliated Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youths: A Call for Protections

  • Check out this paper in The American Journal of Public Health by Dr. Noelle Larson and colleagues from Family Medicine, Psychology and from Children's Mercy, Kansas City.

ajph _ Klein et al
Download PDF • 573KB

Valentine's Day Candygrams

MHS Genesis Updates:

Important Announcements

End User Training

  • Complete computer-based training (CBT) at least 1 week in advance of instructor-led training (ILT)

  • Be sure to validate your domain at least 5 days before ILT

Provider Adoption (30JAN-10FEB):

  • Provider Adoption are virtual sessions for site Providers led by Team Cherokee Providers. The sessions include live demonstrations of “a day in the life” of a provider. Each session last about 2 hrs.

  • Registration by QR code on MHS Weekly Genesis Newsletter open now

Mock Go-Live Events (27FEB-3MAR): provides a hands-on opportunity to reinforce the skills acquired during training and practice end-to-end workflow

Pre-Go-Live Events (27FEB-17MAR):

  • Includes sign-on fair, favorites fair, and learning lab (see below for descriptions)

  • It is highly recommended that you attend these events to ensure you are ready to go with the roll-out

Event Sign-Up

Sign-on Fair (SOF)

Favorites Fair (FF)

Learning Lab (LL)


Resident-Specific Updates

Interested in additional (free) board prep resources?


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

Check out our NEW Residents as Teachers webpage

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

Cardiopulmonary Renal Module Sessions (Jan-Feb)

Transitions of Care: February 13th, 2023 (0930-1130)

How to Implement a Management Plan: February 15th, 2023 (0800-1200)

Humanities Week: March 2023


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

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

Military Health System Research Symposium






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