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Plan of the Week: Oct 16 - Oct 22

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to all of the NCE Awardees from last weekend:

2022 AAP NCE Awards
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Play of the week also goes to Dr. Emily Ferraro, who graciously stepped in on backup on an incredibly busy ward day.

Play of the week also goes to Drs. Colin McNamara and Nicole Martin on their impressive MR case presentations last week.

Play of the week also goes to Drs. Colin McNamara, Brian Graziose, Sidney Zven, and Kristen Smith on their poster presentation acceptance, “Combatting Food Insecurity in the Military: A Standardized Approach to Screening at Risk Families for WIC Eligibility” to the 2023 AMSUS Annual Meeting

Play of the week also goes to Dr. Jack Goetzman for his two abstract submissions, "Early Management of Afghani Evacuees" and "Humanitarian Mission at Home: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Experience in Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome" (co-authored with Dr. Leela Patel). One of his articles was also featured here.

Play of the week goes to Dr. Rob Crutcher, who recently did a primary care evaluation of a grade school age child with concern for Autism. He utilized a sub-specialty level tool (CARS-2) in his primary care clinic to aid his evaluation AND he communicated his assessment and clinical question in a succinct and organized referral. Way to make your Devo faculty proud!

Additionally, Play of the week goes to Dr. Hepps! …because she knows the secret to a 1-day resident pass from morning report! Ask Schulz, Groomes, or Hepps for more details on YOUR 1-day morning report freebie pass!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Drs. Jack Goetzman and Sidney Zven for stepping in as acting Chief Residents during my absence.





Time and Location


Monday, 10/17 Block 5 Starts

MR: Case & Orient to Service

0745 - 0810

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Tuesday, 10/18 Rob Crutcher's Birthday🎉

MR: MMOC (Tri-Service Break-Out Groups)

0745 - 0850

ARMY: America 2525 B/C

AF: America 2525 A

NAVY: Audiology Conf Rm 5406 (Bldg 19)

All welcome

SOCR Meetings

Pre-Scheduled Appointments

Wednesday, 10/19

Grand Rounds Gender Identity in 2022:

What Military Pediatricians Need to Know, Dr. Noelle Larson

0745 - 0845 Room A3, Bldg A, USUHS and Virtual Zoom Platform

All welcome; in-person audience preferred

Thursday, 10/20

MR: Case and Pulmonology Lecture, Mulreany

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

AF Consultant Meetings

1300 - 1600 Virtual Meetings

Select PGY-2/3s and AF Leadership

Friday, 10/21

MR: Board Review, Bumgardner

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

Medical Students and Residents Only

I will be on emergency leave from 15-18OCT. For any acute call/morning report issues, please reach out to Capt Sidney Zven.

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

24OCT: Diwali

5NOV: Lauren Schroeder's Birthday

31OCT: Halloween

6NOV: Andrew Warren's Birthday

4NOV: Hanciles Journal Club

9NOV: Lisa Sukenaga's Birthday

6NOV: Daylight Savings Time Ends



Meet our Rotating Medical Students!


All Staff Updates

Flu Drive

  • Staff: October 11-21st (Mon-Fri from 0700-1500) in the COVID Vaccine Site (Arrowhead Zone, Bldg 9)

  • Patients: October 24th


  • Emergency Management briefed the plan for the upcoming MASCAL event on Thursday, 3NOV

  • Anticipated duration is 2 hours; will include approximately 400 personnel

Allyship Journal Club

  • Journal Club will be held at 1200EST on 24Oct.

  • The materials are: 1. Sabin JA. Tackling implicit bias in health care. New England Journal of Medicine. 2022 Jul 14;387(2):105-7. (below)

Tackling Implicit Bias
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2. Implicit Bias in Higher Ed , Russell McClain

Pediatrics Obesity Education Survey

  • Help CAPT Emerick and her curriculum development team improve our Pediatrics Obesity Education. Your answers will directly impact the educational content we plan to deliver this Spring!

  • Please consider clicking on the link here and sharing 2-3 minutes of your time in order to help gauge interest in further education on the care of pediatric obesity within the clinical setting. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Aiding Families through Deployment

  • We are looking to create a set of resources that can be used to support active-duty families before, during, and after deployments, particularly related to the psychosocial effects of parental separation on children.

  • Please complete the following survey: (if staff, choose "other")

  • In our two-pronged approach, we hope to further educate and prepare pediatricians for assisting families during these times, as well as create a resource for families. We hope that by familiarizing pediatricians with, and educating parents on, the known effects of deployment we will be able to provide an extra layer of support for these children.

AAP SOUS Newsletter

  • Call for submissions: interested in essays on personal experiences, pediatric or operational expertise, description of innovative programs, and artistic endeavors, including visual or written art!

  • The newsletter is a great way to showcase the wonderful work going on within the section as well as assist others in creative problem-solving as they work in the military pediatrics setting.

  • Send all submissions to at your earliest convenience (NLT October 21).


Resident-Specific Updates

Annual Regulatory Training

MHS Genesis Updates:

PI/QI: Next Session is 1NOV

  • Please notify your stakeholders prior to the next meeting

  • Please view your project-specific template and assign the resident team lead for each future session

  • Emails

    • BG Protocol:

    • Discharge Appts:

    • Patient Education:

    • WIC:


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

APPD AIMS (Advancing Inclusiveness in Medical Education Scholars) Program Application Opening

USU Teaching Opportunities (NEW OPPORTUNITY)


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conferences:

Conference on Military Perinatal Research (COMPRA): November 4-6, 2022

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

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






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