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Plan of the Week: Sep 4 - Sep 10

Updated: Sep 5, 2022

Plays of the Week:

Play of the week goes to Lt Col Susan Whiteway who was selected for promotion to Colonel! A very competitive rank and a testament to her outstanding contributions as Program Director, Assistant Department Chief, and Assistant Chief of GME. Congratulations!

Play of the week goes to Dr. Jenny Bencze who was promoted to LCDR!

Play of the week also goes to Drs. Kristen Smith, Brian Graziose, and Sidney Zven, who was chosen as one of the winners of the APPD Mid-Atlantic region’s $1000 grant competition for “Food Insecurity and WIC Enrollment in the Military”. As well as, Dr. Emily Ferraro who was selected to give the APPD Mid-Atlantic's Spotlight on Innovation presentation on Religion in Medicine.

Play of the week and sincere kudos to several residents who came by my office to request help/guidance with ABA renewal for patients seen in PCMH recently. I hope I am not missing anyone, but thank you to Dr. Jack, Dr. Reddington, Dr. Mauro, and Dr. Graziose for going the extra mile for your patients!

Play of the week and kudos to Dr. Alex Mauro who recently completed an EFMP update for a very complex patient and included detailed and thoughtful plan of care for each diagnosis. Accurate EFMP documentation is vital to family readiness, and Dr. Mauro’s work deserves a shout-out.

Last but not least, play of the week to Drs. Lara, Caballero, Warren, who were compassionate and comprehensive while taking care of an adolescent patient. As well as the Peds Clinic, who called the family first thing in the morning for a follow-up appointment. These remarks made it all to BG Davis' office.





Time and Location


Monday, 9/5 Labor Day

No Morning Report

Tuesday, 9/6

MR: Case & PIQI Working Session LCDR Bencze, CPT Bumgardner, CPT McMurray Award Presentation

0745 - 0850

America 2525 B/C

All welcome

PCMH Training


Clinic Staff/Residents

PEC Meeting #2

1500-1600 America Bldg, River Conference Rm 3558

PEC Representatives and Residency Leadership Only

Wednesday, 9/7

Grand Rounds Frontier Neonatology: Providing Neuroprotective Therapy to High Risk Newborns in a Rural/Remote Catchment Area, Dr. Jay D. Kerecman

Room A2, Bldg A, USUHS and Virtual Zoom Platform

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 999 6780 8867

Passcode: 7271775

In-Person preferred; All welcome

Thursday, 9/8

MR: Case & Journal Club "Neonatal Listeriosis Presentation and Outcome: A Prospective Study of 189 Cases," McNamara


America 2525 B/C

All welcome; please review the attached journal article here

Air Force Mentoring Session Speaker: Lt Col Jessica Bright

1500-1600 GYN Conference Room, Bldg 9 (Arrowhead), 2nd floor (on the GYN side by Arrowhead Pharmacy). Door code 4268* - conference room at the end of C hallway)

Air Force Trainees and Staff

Friday, 9/9

MR: Ed/Reverse Ed

STAFF: 0730 - 0850

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

All welcome

Save the Date 🗓

Upcoming Birthdays 🎉

16SEP: Resident Fall Retreat

14SEP: Marianna Caballero's Birthday

18SEP: Air Force Birthday ✈️

​20SEP: Bailey Howard's Birthday

​19SEP: Broughton CPC

5OCT: Noelle Molter's Birthday

​22SEP: M&M

23SEP: Virtual Regional APPD



Meet our Rotating Medical Students!


All Staff Updates

The new (digital) Scutdog is here! Printed copies will be available in a couple weeks, but until then please download the following PDF to your phone.

Scutdog 2022-2023
Download PDF • 8.77MB

Air Force's 75th Birthday Celebrations (18SEP)

  • USU Celebration:

    • Where: Rice Hall

    • When: 15 September 2022 @ 1000

    • Uniform: OCP's/NWU

    • MC: TSgt Brill-Araiza; Guest Speaker: Lt Col Zachary Groover

  • The Department of the Air Force Tattoo Celebration - Innovate, Accelerate, Thrive - The Air Force at 75

  • The Air & Space Expo

  • The Air Force Heritage Memorial to Memorial (M2M) Ride

    • When: September 15 - 18, 2022

    • Where: Wright Brothers Memorial (NC) to the Air Force Memorial (Washington DC) routes vary daily

NEW Relaxation Room: have you checked out the Peds relaxation room in America Room 4569? The room has a massage chair, aromatherapy, and more! Sign up for a slot using the binder outside the room (see pictures above).

Transition to NEW Email Domain: to will occur no later than 30SEP

  • Back-up current mailbox and save desired files from MS Teams to local share drives and desktops.

  • Once you have converted over to the new domain name, please make sure you update your email on your NRP platform.


Resident-Specific Updates

PSU After-Hours

Residents -- please be aware that parents may call regarding PSU patients (sedated earlier in the particular day). If this occurs, please look up their sedation notes from that day to assist in any questions the family may have. If their concerns require redirection to the ED, please notify the family as well. Follow up any PSU-related questions with NP Susan Kline ( with a quick email after the conversation, so she can follow up the next business day. Please view the standard PSU discharge instructions below.

PSU DC instructions
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Library Website Feedback Survey

The library is conducting a usability study (PI/QI) to identify any pain points users may have with using the library's website. The library really wants to learn more about how users experience the site and ensure that it is user-friendly and organized in the most helpful manner.

  • This 2-minute survey is anonymous and designed to inform us of the tasks we should focus on in the usability study. The deadline to complete is Friday, 2SEP

Hospital Committee Sign-Ups

- Participation in hospital committees is an excellent way to make a difference in your hospital. GME input is critical to the success of our patient care mission. - Attached is a list and brief description of all hospital committees with a Survey Monkey link below the name of each committee. - Take a moment to sign up for a committee by clicking on the appropriate link and filling in your information. Please ensure you sign up even if you are already participating on the committee. When you sign up, be sure to double-check the spelling of your name and email address to ensure that leadership will be able to find you in Outlook. - You will have until 9/6/2022 to make your selections. If a committee has no more slots available, you will receive a message from Survey Monkey stating that the survey is closed. Simply return to the attached document and pick another committee. Your commitment to your selected committee is very important. Remember that committees can only have a specific number of housestaff representation, and other housestaff may not be able to be a committee member because you committed to participate in that committee. Understand that your involvement can make a difference! - The final list of assignments will be distributed on 9/7/2022.

Hospital Committee List_2022-2023
Download DOCX • 21KB

PGY2/3s: calling for assistance! As you are aware, MHS faculty and trainees greatly value and depend upon Point of Care References (POCR) to make clinical decisions and assist in education. There are two main ones currently available in the MHS: DynaMed (DM) and UpToDate (UTD). GME has been asked to assist in defining the requirements. We'd like to see if the theme of "nuanced expert recommendations for atypical presentations or management beyond specialty society guidelines, algorithms, and/or published studies" is indeed what is important to you. To that end, we'd like a few examples from you where you found an answer to a clinical question in one POCR but not the other. Note that measurement here is whether or not the clinical question is answered in this circumstance. For the examples you provide us, the patient encounter and clinical question must be from August 2022.

  • Formatting: 1) BRIEF summary--less than a paragraph, 2) Clinical question, 3) Search in one POCR with link that answers the question, 4) Search in the other POCR with link that does not.

  • Please email the examples to Britt Bumgardner

PI/QI: Next Session is 6SEP

  • A3 Steps 3-5 should be complete; eIRB submission deadline is 15SEP

  • Please notify your stakeholders prior to the next meeting

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

  • Emails

    • BG Protocol:

    • Discharge Appts:

    • Patient Education:

    • WIC:


Educational/Teaching Opportunities

USU Teaching Opportunities


Research Opportunities & Upcoming Conferences

Next SOCR meeting: October 18th

Upcoming Conferences:

APPD Mid-Atlantic Regional Fall Meeting (Virtual): September 23rd, 2022

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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