Plays of the Week:
Congress passed a 45 day spending bill, going until November 17th. No government shut down for now.
Play of the week to Dr. Carr, who was in Germany for the past 10 days helping with their Genesis Roll-Out. She had a reunion with NCC Peds graduate Dr. McFadden.
Play of the week goes to Dr. Brandon Neal and Dr. McKenzie Bowling, who helped another resident jump their car and give them a ride home later. Way to look out for each other!
Hardcopies of the Scutdog are now available! Huge thank you to Dr. Brittany Bumgardner and Ms. Theresa Kiefer for making it happen! Please come by the Chief Resident Office to pickup a copy, they will also be available at Morning Report, and I will try and distribute around the hospital.
Time and Location
0730-0850 America 2525
Academic & Military Advisors, Rotation Supervisors, Residency Leadership
0745-0850 Canyon Conference Room
PI: Countermeasures and Data Collection
0745-0850 America 2525
PI/QI Project EIRB Due!!
Grand Rounds: Neurology - Dr. David Horvat
MR: Case, Lecture: Journal Club - Dr. Madeleine Mascitti
0745 - 0850 America 2525
MR: Case, Lecture: Neonatal Transfusions - Dr. Stark
0745 - 0850 America 2525
Save the Date 🗓
Upcoming Birthdays 🎉
31AUG: PAS Abstract Submissions Open
05OCT: Noelle Molter
03OCT: PI/QI EIRB DUE!!
18OCT: Rob Crutcher
09OCT: Indigenous Peoples Day (Clinics Closed)
06NOV: Andrew Warren
13OCT: Chief Resident Statement Due Date
09NOV: Lisa Sukenaga
15OCT: JGMESB- Supporting docs due
20OCT-24OCT: AAP Conference (DC)
Continuity Clinic: Toxic Stress
Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Students!
All Staff Updates
Influenza Vaccine Drive
3-9OCT: Staff Only at WRNMMC
12-28OCT: mobile vaccine mission across NCR (WRNMMC is lead this year)
30OCT-15DEC: beneficiary flu drive at WRNMMC
There are currently no COVID vaccines available at Walter Reed, with the new update to CDC recommendations for boosters for everyone greater than 6 months, order has been placed for large supply going forward.
Please do not send anyone to the Immunizations Clinic for COVID vaccine at this time.
Flu Vaccine and URI Return to Work:
- Vaccination: Not Mandatory, but highly recommended. The high-dose flu vaccine for those over 65 years old will be available at our flu/COVID drive location (Bldg. 9, 1st floor mezzanine outside the Gastroenterology clinic) beginning on Monday, October 2.
- Please note that we have not yet received either our standard dose flu vaccine or the updated monovalent COVID-19 vaccine, but we are expecting delivery and will update as soon as they are available. In the meantime, you are encouraged to seek COVID-19 and flu vaccines in the community. For a list of pharmacies offering these vaccines, click here https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/find-pharmacy.
- Walter Reed's Influenza-like Illness Return to Work precautions are attached below
Scutdog 2023-2024 QR Code:
Symposium: Personal Finance for the Military Physician
When: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: Microsoft Teams Meeting
NICU Graduation Party!
Baby Luke, who a large number of us took care of during his NICU stay, is having a party to celebrate his Baptism and being home from the hospital. His parents have graciously invited all who took care of him to come!
Sunday, October 8th from 1100-1300 at the Army Navy Country Club at 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Please RSVP here if you plan to attend!
AY23-24 CME Credit NEW!!!
New sign-in sheet at morning report: We will be having a new two-part sign-in sheet: Morning report CASE ONLY attendance (not CME-eligible) This section will have ALL staff listed
Morning report CASE and LECTURE attendance (CME-eligible) Staff must sign-up for the fiscal year’s CME activity to appear in the drop-down box.
Signing up for AY23-24 CME Either sign-up on the website (see below for instructions) or complete the MR form information on the iPad starting October 2nd (please allow 2 weeks for new staff to be listed on the dropdown list). Signing up for AY23-24 CME Activity: 1. Go to https://education.mods.army.mil/navycme 2. Click on 'Activity Registration' from the menu on the left. 3. Search for “Current Topics in Pediatrics – FY 2024 WRNMMC". The activity ID is 2023-1039. 4. Register!
You must register for all courses at this website: http://fac-dev.usuhs.edu/
New Faculty Primer (IN-PERSON) Date: 27 September 2023 Time: 07:30 - 16:00 Location: USU JOINT SESSIONS and BREAKOUT B: Bldg C, Lect Rm C2
It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 20 November 2023 Time: 08:00 - 10:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg A, Lect Rm A3
Mentorship Half-Day (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 12 December 2023 Time: 08:00 - 12:15 Track: Academic Leadership Location: USU, Bldg A, Lect Rm A3
It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 27 February 2024 Time: 13:00 - 15:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg C, Lect Rm C1 It’s No Small Thing: The Challenges of Small Group Teaching (FACULTY ONLY) (IN-PERSON) Date: 22 May 2024 Time: 11:00 - 13:00 Track: Teaching Location: USU, Bldg A, Rm A2053
PI/QI Projects should now be in their data collection and contemplating countermeasures stage. Please reach out if you are having any issues with Carepoint or other data collection methods.
eIRB is due by October 3rd, please start working on this process, and can be taken almost directly from your A3 slides.
Dr. Zanetti's EIRB Go-By:
Block 5 Schedules
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!
USU Teaching Opportunities
Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)
Contact Dr. Brian Hughes (email@example.com) if interested
Tentative Dates and Times:
Designed to mimic a clinic half day, each faculty member will be in an MDL room with your particular case. The students have 30 minutes with you to go through the case/skills. The students will move. You stay put and will deliver the same content 5 times to groups of 9-10 students.
ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU
USU Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE) THIS WEEK!!
There are two upcoming information sessions for those considering applying to or continuing their path in HPE. The calls include a short presentation on the HPE certificate and degree options, the mission of the program, the admissions process, and then time for Q&A. There are opportunities for a Certificate of Completion or even a Master's Degree if interested.
Thurs., Oct 5 at 2000 ET for Prospective applicants who are applying for the first time.
Deadline to apply in 01NOV
Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences
APA Call for Applications: https://www.academicpeds.org/programs-awards-apas-call-for-applications/
New Century Scholars Resident Mentoring Program
The NCScholars Program is a mentorship program aimed at increasing the diversity of the academic pediatric workforce.
As part of an ongoing commitment to increasing provider diversity in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP), the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) has partnered with the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) to sponsor one pediatric resident per year in the New Century (NC) Scholars Resident Mentoring Program.
Please let Jack and Dr. Patterson know if interested, deadline to apply is Sunday, October 1st
6th annual Architecture of High Value Health Care: October 12-14th in Baltimore, MD
AAP NCE 2023: October 20-24th in Washington
Registration and hotel reservations will open for AAP members on May 2 at 10AM CDT and open for all on May 9 at 10am CDT. The conference schedule will be released on May 2.
SOUS AAP Agenda:
COMPRA: November 3rd-5th in San Antonio, Texas
Region 4 Meeting: February 24-25th in Charlottesville, Virginia NEW!!
Abstracts due December 1st!
PI/QI Projects, ARM studies, and current works in progress would all be great submissions. We would love to have a great NCR turnout at this event, which is within driving distance (~2hrs) from Walter Reed.
Please reach out to Jack or Dr. Lopreiato if interested.
PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario
Call for Abstracts will open on August 31, 2023, and close on November 1, 2023
The fee for abstracts is $100 USD
Community Pediatrics Updates:
Child Health Advocacy in Action: A Pediatrician Rally with Policymakers
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Time:12-2 pm, final time pending permit approval
Location: U.S. Capitol Grounds, final location pending permit approval
16-20 OCT & 30 OCT – 03 NOV from 0630-1630.
Show up to the company with summer PTs in that timeframe.
Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BAEAB28A3F8C16-44693775-semiannual Email Your Date/Time Here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current leave process
Please send email to Jack and Military Advisor notifying of specific leave requests
Please use IPPS-A for all leave/absence requests; go to https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/app/login and login with your CAC
Make sure you change your email in order to receive email notifications -> My Profile -> My Current Profile -> down arrow next to name -> Personal Details -> Contact Details
Submit Leave to your specific Military Advisor
Click My Absences in the home page
Complete the appropriate information, an example of chargeable leave is below:
Absence Type: 1-Chargeable Absence
Absence Name: Absence
Absence Reason: 01- Annual (Ordinary) Absence and complete the remainder of the page
Enter Start and End Dates
For supervisor ID: direct it to 1SG Michael Leinweber
Complete address information with the location of where you are going
Make sure you continue to send leave dates and locations to the Peds Leave Listserv: email@example.com
See the powerpoint below for instructions
Laurie Creel is on extended leave; please forward any questions/concerns to Dr. Zanetti and feel free to reach out to Major Hoffmann directly with questions on pay, leave, etc
Please submit leave requests to either Dr. Zanetti, Maj Hoffman or Jack Goetzman
To schedule a test, please contact the following individuals:
TSgt Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Thursday @1400
SSgt Starr: email@example.com
Mondays and Fridays @1400
Navy will shift to winter uniforms on 01OCT!
Please reach out to Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions or concerns.