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F Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Department of Graduate Medical Education
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Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Graduate Medical Education Announcements

Pediatrics Residency and Fellowship Awards

Residents and fellows of the NCC Pediatrics GME programs amassed awards for their recent participation in various scientific research activities, to include research competitions held throughout the National Capital Area.

LT Jack McDonnell, MC, USN, PGY3 Pediatrics Resident: Resident Research Award, Academic Pediatric Association for "The Effect of Family Income on Risk of Death and Graft Loss in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients from 1995-2007." Co-authors are members of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Nephrology faculty CPT Luis Lozada, MC, USA, PGY3 Pediatrics Resident: House Staff Research Award, Society for Pediatric Research & 2nd Place, Howard Johnson Award, AAP Uniformed Services Scientific Awards Competition for: "Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia as a Risk Factor for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A retrospective cohort study." Co-authors are faculty of the Pediatrics Gastroenterology, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, and Neonatology Fellowship programs

CPT Ashleigh Pavey, MC, USA, PGY2 Pediatrics Resident: Howard Johnson Award, AAP Uniformed Services Scientific Awards Competition and Robert A. Phillips Clinical Resident Research Award, NCA Research Competition for: "Birth and Early Infant Outcomes in Families with Intimate Partner Violence"

CDR Kevin O'Meara, MC, USN, Pediatrics Gastroenterology Fellow: Robert A. Phillips Clinical Resident Research Award, NCA Research Competition for: "Adaptive Cellular Response to Chronic Inflammation in the Gut Mucosa Stem Cell Compartment" Maj Candace Percival, USAF, MC, Pediatrics Endocrinology Fellow: Robert A. Phillips Clinical Fellow Research Award, NCA Research Competition for: "Obese Adolescents and Allergic Disease: Is there a Role for Adipokines?"

NCC Neurological Surgery Residency Team Excel in SANS Challenge

National Capital Consortium Neurological Surgery residents performed admirably at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Resident Self-Assessment (SANS) Challenge held in San Fransisco, CA on October 19 – 23, 2013.

CPT Corey Mossop (PGY5) and CPT Dan Coughlin (PGY3) were peer-selected to represent their program at the competition. They finished 2nd overall, losing the first place title they won last year by missing one question. COL Michael Rosner, Director, NCC Neurological Surgery Residency Program praised his residents stating "I could not be more proud of their performance. They beat two of the 'nation's top neurosurgery programs' in direct head-to-head competition to make the overall finals and performed academically better than the other 105 neurosurgery programs in the country. This achievement continues to speak volumes about their academic performance and clearly demonstrates a strong showing for the NCC overall."

NCC Internal Medicine Residents Awarded at Navy American College Of Physicians (ACP) Meeting

Participating in the first ever "virtual" Navy ACP meeting, four National Capital Consortium Internal Medicine residents gave outstanding podium presentations to a worldwide Navy Audience, according to CAPT William Shimeall, Director, NCC Internal Medicine (IM) Residency Program based at Walter Reed Bethesda.

Presenters were competitively selected at each program and included IM Interns LT Mark Hubbard, LT Serennah Harding, LT Andrew Spiro and IM resident LT Andrew Biggs.

LT Spiro was recognized with "2nd Place" in the clinical vignette competition for his clinical vignette "Acute Cholestatic Liver Injury and Rash Associated with a Weight Loss Supplement in an Active Duty Soldier." (Coauthor CPT Diana Dougherty and Mentor LTC Jess Edison)

LT Biggs received "2nd Place" in the research competition for his presentation, "The Utility of Peak Flow Meters in the Management of Asthmatics Receiving Allergen Immunotherapy: A Retrospective Chart Review." (Mentors MAJ Shayegan Sharooz and LCDR Satyen Gada)

NCC All Navy Medical Jeopardy Selectee Announced

NCC Internal Medicine Resident, LT Been Vipler won a Jeopardy competition conducted by NCC IM chief residents to determine which trainee would represent the NCC IM Residency Program on the All-Navy IM Jeopardy Team. The team, composed of a resident selected from each of the Navy IM programs, will represent Navy Medicine at the National ACP Meeting in Orlando this coming spring.

Award for NCC Urology Resident

Recent NCC Urology Residency graduate, CPT Molly Williams, won "best poster presentation" at the 2013 National American Urologic Association meeting in San Diego, CA. Her research was selected out of hundreds of abstracts for presentation and her presentation was selected as the best of the session.

CPT Williams' research on Testosterone Recovery in Pelvic Trauma Patients was also selected for news release to the "lay" media.