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Plan of the Week: October 22nd - October 28th

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to every presenting today at the SOUS portion of the AAP Conference today! Congratulations to everyone on their great projects.

Using an Innovative Teaching Bundle to Improve Performance of the Infant Hip Exam

Brian Graziose, Sidney Zven, Connor Liggett, Joseph Lopreiato

Presented by Dr. Brian Graziose

Congenital Lymphatic Dysplasia and Bone Disease in a Neonate with PIEZO1 Mutation

Sidney Zven, Brian Graziose, Sharen Wilson, Chase Groomes, Elizabeth Ketchum, Alexis Ghersi, JP Schacht, Jerri Curtis, Rebecca Hicks

Presented by Dr. Alexis Ghersi

Food Insecurity and the Impact of Protocoled Screening for WIC Enrollment in the Military

Sidney Zven, Brian Graziose, Colin McNamara, Binny Chokshi, Kristen Smith

Presented by Dr. Sidney Zven

Open Your Eyes to a New Variation of Ethylmalonic Encephalopathy

Amy Davis, Kevin Westbrook, Marianna Caballero, Jack Goetzman, Nathan Kolasinski, JP Schacht, Subodh Arora

Presented by Dr. Amy Davis

A Tough Pill to Swallow: Congenital Glottic Stenosis as a Clinical Manifestation of FREM1

Associated Disorders

Taylor Meyers, Kayla Sallander, JP Schacht

Presented by Dr. Kayla Sallander

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: The Effects of Wild-Type GATA3 on Cytokine Expression in

Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells

Genesis James

Presented by Dr. Genesis James

To Steal or Not to Steal: A Rare Pediatric Case of Congenital Isolated Left Subclavian Artery

Alexis Ghersi, Alex Mauro, Noelle Molter, Michael Mulreany, Joseph May

Presented by Dr. Alexis Ghersi

Additional play of the week to our Peds Ophthalmologist, Dr. Ballard, who had Dr. Anna Casey help out with an ROP exam. Great learning opportunity!

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Bumgardner and her husband Adam, on the birth of their son, Cooper David Bumgardner!

Congratulations to Dr. Suhani Patel and her husband, on the birth of their daughter, Mahira Patel! Welcome to the NCC Peds Family!

Final Play of the Week to Dr. Renuka Rees for getting recycling bins in the PCMH Clinic!





Time and Location


Monday, 10/23

MR: Case, Lecture: HEADSSS Exam - Dr. Saxena

0745-0815 America 2525

All Welcome

Tuesday, 10/24

MR: Case, Lecture: Orthopedic Emergencies - Dr. Nick Lopreiato

0745-0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Wednesday, 10/25

NO MORNING REPORT - Academic Half Day

AHD: Nephrology

1300-1500 Mountain Conference Room - 6th Floor America

Residents and Medical Students only

Housestaff Meeting

1500-1600 Mountain Conference Room

Residents Only

Thursday, 10/26

MR: Case, Lecture: Fungal Infections - Dr. Jones

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All welcome

Friday, 10/27

MR: Case, Lecture: Allergy Asthma and Appropriate Use of Serum IgE Testing in Primary Care - Dr. Carlson

0745 - 0850 America 2525

All Welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

20OCT-24OCT: AAP Conference (DC)

06NOV: Andrew Warren

23OCT-28OCT: Army ACFT

09NOV: Lisa Sukenaga

25OCT: AHD (Nephrology)

27OCT: Last Day for Comments on Chief Resident Statements

01NOV: CATCH Grant Application Opens

01NOV: PAS Submission Closes

10NOV: Veterans Day

13NOV: Block 6 Starts

Continuity Clinic: Development II: Atypical Development



Meet our Rotating 4th Year Medical Student!

All Staff Updates

DEI Committee Survey

Please complete this Survey from the DEI Committee:

DEI Book Club

The DEI committee is starting an inaugural book club! Our goal is to choose 2-3 books per academic year centered around a DEI theme and then meet in-person for some robust discussion (first meeting date/location TBD, likely in 2-3 months). The first book selection is: American Dirt Author: Jeanine Cummins Link to purchase (physical copy or audiobook on Amazon): If you'd like to purchase through an independently owned bookstore, checkout (or your local library!) Emily Ferraro also has a copy she is more than willing to lend out!

Influenza Vaccine Drive

  • 12-28OCT: mobile vaccine mission across NCR (WRNMMC is lead this year)

  • 30OCT-15DEC: beneficiary flu drive at WRNMMC

Scutdog 2023-2024 QR Code:

Hard Copies of the new Scutdog are available in Chief Resident and Program Coordinator Office!

Perinatal Resolve Through Sharing In-Person Bereavement Training THIS WEEK!!!

When: Oct 25-26, 2023

Are you interested in providing the best care possible to families with fetal & neonatal death? Our relationship-based approach to perinatal bereavement will help develop or enhance your personal awareness for providing bereavement care.

AY23-24 CME Credit

Faculty Development

Beyfortus Documentation Guide NEW!!


Resident-Specific Updates

Holiday Door Decorating Contest!

10572 - 2023 Holiday Door Decorating Contest - v3_Flyer
Download PDF • 11.09MB

Block 6 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!

Rotation Contacts_for residents_UPDATED October 2023
Download PDF • 136KB


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities

Clerkship Round Robin (recurring throughout the year)

ICR Module Small Group Teaching Opportunities at USU

USU Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE) DUE NOV1!


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

SOUS Winter Newsletter:

AAP SOUS invites you to contribute to our Winter 2023 Edition of the AAP SOUS Newsletter.

We are looking for:

  1. Opinion Pieces: Share insights on current trends, news, or thought-provoking ideas

  2. Community Spotlights: Highlight achievements, projects, or initiatives

  3. Updates: Offer insights on how your clinic, hospital, or program is doing

  4. Artwork: photography, drawings, paintings, photos of woodworking and/or sculptures etc...

  5. Fur babies: Share a photo of the fur-babies at home that bring you joy

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Length: Aim for 500-1200 words, flexible

  2. Include images, charts, graphs

  3. Deadline: 01 NOV 2023

Please send your work or any questions to

Upcoming Conferences:

AAP NCE 2023: October 20-24th in Washington

COMPRA: November 3rd-5th in San Antonio, Texas

Region 4 Meeting: February 24-25th in Charlottesville, Virginia

PAS 2024: May 2nd-6th in Toronto, Ontario

AMOPS Annual Meeting: February 28th-March 2nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma

NCR Research and Innovation Month: Poster Week April 26th - May 3rd


Community Pediatrics Updates:

Child Health Advocacy in Action: A Pediatrician Rally with Policymakers THIS WEEK!!

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Time:12-2 pm, final time pending permit approval

Location: U.S. Capitol Grounds, final location pending permit approval






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

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