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Plan of the Week: May 12th - May 18th

Plays of the Week:

Happy Mother's Day to all our moms! Thank you for all you do!

Play of the week to Dr. Maggie Hasler, who presented at the NCR Research and Innovation last week. Maggie's presentation was described as polished, poised, and impressive in her ability to field tough questions from the judges with no problem! She did a great job representing Pediatrics.

Play of the week to our numerous current and alumni faculty award winners for Department of Pediatrics, Teacher of the Year Awards for Clerkship Year 2023:

Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center

- Faculty: CPT Riordan Ledgerwood

Madigan Army Medical Center

- Faculty: CPT Nelson Vick 

National Capital Region: 

Faculty: Maj Subodh Arora

Resident: LCDR Robert Crutcher

Huge shout out to our incoming intern, 2d Lt Grace Manno, who was awarded the Virginia Randall Spirit of Pediatrics Award from USU! Great work!

Congratulations to Dr Richard Zanetti, Dr. Emily Parsons, and Dr. Binny Chokshi for being inducted into the USU Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha.

Congratulations to a NCC legend, Dr. Joseph Lopreiato, who received two major national awards: the National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics (NADEP) elected Dr. Lopreiato as Distinguished Educator in Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Pediatrics presented him with the Dr. Lou Halamek Award for Simulation in Pediatrics Education.

Congratulations to our winners from the NCR Research and Innovation Competition!

  • PAUL FLORENTINO PATIENT– AND FAMILY–CENTERED CARE Award: Dr. Marianna Caballero - Take my breath away: A multidisciplinary approach to improve screening for sleep disorder breathing pediatric patients     with sickle cell disease

  • QUALITY IMPROVEMENT First Place: Dr. Marianna Caballero - Take my breath away: A multidisciplinary approach to improve screening for sleep disorder breathing pediatric patients     with sickle cell disease

  • CASE REPORT -INTERNS & RESIDENTS First Place: Dr. Alexis Ghersi -Idiopathic Papilledema in Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria with Severe Aplastic Anemia 

  • CASE REPORT -INTERNS & RESIDENTS Second Place: Dr. McKenzie Bowling - Dissecting a difficult diagnosis: Nephrogenic DI

  • ROBERT A. PHILLIPS - CLINICAL INTERNS & RESIDENTS Second Place: Dr. Maggie Hasler - Evaluation of the Bhutani nomogram versus a Delta-TSB model in predicting the need for neonatal photherapy

  • ROBERT A. PHILLIPS - CLINICAL FELLOWS & STAFF First Place: Dr. Topher Stark -Maternal and fetal health risks among female military aviation officers

  • BAILEY K. ASHFORD CLINICAL First Place: Dr. Topher Stark -Maternal and fetal health risks among female military aviation officers





Time and Location


Monday, 5/13

MR: Case, Lecture: Scoliosis - Dr. Hootwn

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Tuesday, 5/14

MR: DEI- 3rd Annual Religion in Medicine

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Wednesday, 5/15

Grand Rounds

0745-0850 USUHS Building A, Room A3, Virtual

All Welcome

Thursday, 5/16

MR: Case, Lecture: GI - Dr. Burklow

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Friday, 5/17

MR: Case, Lecture: Orthopedics - Dr. Lopreiato

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

17MAY: PGY-2 Retreat

20MAY: Brian Fissel

17MAY: Dr. Larson's Promotion Ceremony

29JUN: Taylor Meyers

19MAY: JDRF Walk

21MAY: PEC Meeting #6


27MAY: Memorial Day

31MAY: Intern Class Retreat

03JUN: Block 13 Starts

04JUN: PI/QI Final Presentations in NiCOE

07JUN: Hail and Farewell

12JUN: Joint Surgery-Peds Grand Rounds

14JUN: Graduation Day



All Staff Updates

24hr/Day MWR Gym Access:

  • NSA Bethesda MWR Fitness Center is now officially open 24 hours

  • This is a phased process for 24 hour access.  Only activity duty will be able to access the gym after normal gym staff hours.  Once bar scan readers are obtained and installed, expanded access to civil service employees, dependents, and retirees will begin. 

  • To access the gym after normal staff operating hours, personnel must register their CAC at the MWR Fitness Center’s (bldg. 17) front desk between the hours of 0430 to 2000 Monday through Friday and 0800 to 1400 on Saturdays.   Activation of CAC my take up to 48 hours.

DEI MR: Tuesday, May 14th

  • Tuesday will be our 3rd Annual "Religion in Medicine" DEI Session.

  • Five members of the Walter Reed pastoral team will join us for a panel-style discussion.

  • Please make plans to attend and bring 1-2 questions for discussion/reflection."

Twilight Tattoo: Wednesdays May through July

  • The U.S. Army Military District of Washington’s Twilight Tattoo, a live, action-packed military experience that takes place at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on select Wednesdays at 7 p.m. from May through July.

  • Twilight Tattoo features dramatic vignettes, musical performances, and ceremonial demonstrations by members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” 

  • Each show also includes a pre-show concert at 6:30 p.m.

  • In addition to these evening shows, you may attend one of our Daytime Twilight Tattoo shows on May 15th, which begin at 1 p.m., with a pre-show concert starting at 12:30 p.m. 

C. Everett Koop Lecture

  • Joint Pediatrics-Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds

  • Wednesday, June 12th from 0800-1000 in America 2525

  • Adolescent/Young Adult Cancer Presentation by our own Dr. Sarah Cole

Faculty Development


Resident-Specific Updates

PI/QI Final Presentations:

  • The session will run on Tuesday, June 4th from 0730-0850 in NiCOE to allow ample time for presentations and Q&A. 

  • Each group should finalize their A3 Slides  in order to present a summary of Steps 1-8. 

  • You will have 10 minutes for your presentation. 

  • Presenters: Decibel Detectives- Dr. Liggett PB&J- Dr. Davis and Dr. Westbrook Omega-3-Pi- Dr. Neal Genesis Genies- Dr. Morgis and Dr. Rochford

Transition to Practice (PGY-3s Only):

This week's focus: Graduation and TTP

  • Graduation Information: Please review the TTP Handbook

  • Graduation Practice on June 12th, Graduation on June 14th

  • TTP Schedule

Block 12 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
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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

2024 Section on Uniformed Services Scientific Awards Abstract Competition -September 27th - October 1st in Orlando, FL (AAP Conference)

National Medical Association Conference -August 3rd-7th in New York City

SOPT Trainee News & Views Blog


Community Pediatrics Updates:

Walter Reed JDRF Walk - May 19th - This Week!

WalterReedPeds JDRF 2024
Download PDF • 300KB

DEI Grand Rounds: June 7th






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

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