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Plan of the Week: Oct 2 - Oct 8

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Dr. Alexis Ghersi and Dr. Bailey Howard, who both got engaged last week!

Play of the week also goes to Dr. Rob Crutcher. He adapted and overcame some difficult system-based challenges while managing an extremely sick baby at CNMC to ensure that his patient received timely interventions for severe hyperkalemia and pressor-refractory shock.

Play of the week goes to the ward day and night teams (Ben Jack, Nicole Martin, Marianna Caballero, Connor Liggett, and Noelle Molter) for their teamwork in getting a heme/onc patient tucked in from the ER Tuesday night. The day team stayed late and overlapped seamlessly with the night team to get all orders and H&P completed and to assure this child’s pain was under control. Dr. Molter was also able to reassure dad that evening when he arrived with lots of questions. Thanks team!

Play of the week also goes to the Endo team for leading a fun, innovative, and interactive academic half-day session. Thank you to Drs. Hoffner, Cole, Weber, and Greenwald for covering the inpatient services while the teams were away.





Time and Location


Monday, 10/3 National Pediatric Nurses Week Starts

MR: Ed/Reverse Ed

STAFF: 0730 - 0850

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

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

Annual Pediatric Memorial Service "We Remember"

1600 - 1700

The USO (4565 Taylor Rd Bldg 83, Bethesda, MD 20815)

Zoom: 597 345 2914 Passcode: 8dRzrN

Tuesday, 10/4

MR: PI/QI, Countermeasures (Step 6)

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

PI/QI groups and stakeholders

Wednesday, 10/5 Noelle Molter's Birthday 🎉 and Yom Kippur

Grand Rounds: Pediatric ECMO: What’s New? Maj Erika O'Neil Pediatric Intensivist, BAMC

0745 - 0845

Zoom Only

Zoom Link ID: 999 6780 8867 Passcode: 7271775

Thursday, 10/6 Elise Reddington's Birthday 🎉

MR: Wellness (Puppies & Pancakes 🐶🥞)

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

Medical Students and Residents Only

Candidate Recruitment Day

0900 - 1115 Canyon Conf Room

Rotating MSIVs Only

Resident/Medical Student Mixer

1800 Hello Betty (940 Rose Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852)

Rotating MSIVs and Residents Only; RSVP below

Friday, 10/7 First day of AAP NCE

MR: Case and Brain Tumors Lecture, Whiteway

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

10OCT: Indigenous People's Day

18OCT: Rob Crutcher's Birthday

11OCT: Graziose CPC

6NOV: Andrew Warren's Birthday

13OCT: Warren Journal Club

17OCT: Block 5 Starts

24OCT: Diwali



Meet our Rotating Medical Students!


All Staff Updates

Annual Pediatric Memorial Service "We Remember"

  • October 3rd from 1600-1700 at the USO (4565 Taylor Rd Bldg 83, Bethesda, MD 20815)

  • Reception to follow

  • Zoom meeting number: 597 345 2914; passcode: 8dRzrN

Flu Drive

  • Staff: October 11th

  • Patients: October 24th

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The annual pumpkin contest will take place on 31OCT by the patients. Each department will have one table, and decorations can be placed the week of 24-28OCT; decorations must be removed by 1NOV. Please e-mail Ms. Putney ( NLT 17 OCT 2022 if your department will participate in the contest this year!

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:

  • 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).

Email Troubleshooting

  • Having CAC issues? The following guides here may help and save you a trip to the One Stop Shop

  • Once you have converted over to the new domain name, please make sure you update any accounts or subscription services that use your email address. Please make sure the following are updated:

Websites to Update Email Address to
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Resident-Specific Updates

MHS Genesis Updates:

PI/QI: Next Session is 4OCT (Countermeasures, Step 6)

  • Please notify your stakeholders prior to the next meeting

  • Please view your project-specific template and assign the resident team lead

  • 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


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Next SOCR meeting: October 18th

  • We will convene from 0700-0745, assigning a 15-minute block of time to any resident who wishes to participate. If there is more interest/need, there is the potential to convene from 1200-1300 as well, but we are preferentially filling the AM slots.

  • Please email Dr. Nate Kolasinski directly if you would like a slot!

  • Reasons to request a slot include:

    • You have an active ARM project but have not been in contact with the SCOR committee in the past 6 months - time to provide an update!

    • You have an upcoming research elective that has not yet been presented to SOCR - SOCR needs to sign off!

    • You don't have a second ARM half-day, but want one, and would like to discuss ideas or even submit a formal proposal - let's chat!

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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Oct 02, 2022

Happy Engagements, Bailey & Alexis! 😍

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