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Plan of the Week: May 14th - May 19th

Updated: May 15

Plays of the Week:

Plan of the week goes to our incoming intern, 2d Lt Anna Casey, who received the USU Ildy Katona Outstanding Student in Pediatrics Award!

Play of the week also goes to Dr. Kevin Westbrook who got a champagne tap earlier this week! 🍾

Play of the week also goes to Dr. Ahmed, who was named the new Associate Program Director for the Transitional Year Program!

A big NCCPeds welcome to LCDR Meaghan Wido, who will be taking over LCDR Lara's position at USU!

Congratulations to all of our NCR Research and Inquiry Competition Presenters and Winners!

Case Report Presentations (Residents)

- IgA anti-platelet antibodies in breast milk contributing to neonatal autoimmune thrombocytopenia, LT Robert Crutcher

- When salmonella surprises – Progression of pyomyositis to osteomyelitis and brodie’s abscess following NTS infection, CPT Elizabeth Rahman

- Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency in a newborn with congenital absence of the corpus callosum, Maj Sharen Wilson (2nd place)

- VACTERL-L: A unique presentation of VACTERL association with pulmonary manifestations, Capt Nicole Martin (2nd place)

- Open your eyes to a new variation of ethylmalonic encephalopathy, CPT Kevin Westbrook

Case Report Presentations (Fellows)

- Two cases of blau-like syndrome successfully treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, CPT Janet Jang

- Itching to get to the cause of a case of urticarial vasculitis, CPT Elena Crecelius

- Massive fetomaternal hemorrhage warranting novel use of tandem therapies, MAJ Christopher Stark (1st place)

Patient-and-Family-Centered Care

- Food insecurity and the impact of WIC, Capt Sidney Zven (1st place)

- Improving outpatient pediatric endoscopy counseling through utilization of an educational patient handout, CPT Janet Jang

Evidence-Based Practice and Performance, Quality Improvement

- Evaluation of a novel, evidenced-based, pediatric nutrition status screening protocol at a tertiary care military medical center, Maj Kolasinski (1st place)

- Combating food insecurity: Increasing WIC enrollment in the Military, Capt Amy Davis

- Development and implementation of a novel abscess trainer in graduate medical education, CPT Anthony Lucido

Laboratory Presentations

- Parity increases corticosterone response to restraint-induced stress after mild blast traumatic brain injury in mice, MAJ Sarah Anisowicz (2nd place)

Clinical Presentations

- Trends of cardiac complaints in pediatric and young adult populations during the Covid-19 pandemic, CPT Emily Ferraro

- Can preschool BMI changes flag children at highest risk for adolescent obesity? CPT Sarah Jiang

- Association between celiac disease and pneumococcal infections in hospitalized pediatric patients within the United States, CPT Janet Jang

- Salivary sampling as a noninvasive method of monitoring gentamicin levels in neonates, CPT Theresa Urbina

- pRu'ach: Mastery learning tele-training to ensure effective ventilation in neonatal resuscitation, LCDR Charles Groomes (2nd place)





Time and Location


Sunday, 5/14 Mother's Day & Elizabeth Rahman's Birthday 🎉

Monday, 5/15