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Resident Awards and Presentations

2020 Resident Awards

Rookie of the Year: Marlie Patel, DO

All Pediatric residents voted on an intern who demonstrated teamwork, hardwork, and a great attitude. 

Cathy Stevens Award: Rupa Hari Gopal, PGY2

Tim Thomas, MD, was a graduate of the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Pediatrics program.
He went on do to fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology and currently works in Dallas,Texas.

He is providing a $2000 scholarship each year to a second year resident who is a go-getter, who always stays to see the last clinic patient, and the resident whom everyone enjoys working with.  The scholarship provides funds for the resident and family to attend a conference of their choice.  

Teaching Award: Michael Facciolo, MD, PGY3

This award speaks for itself.  

Alper Humanitarian Award: Meredith Stroud, MD, PGY3

The Harold Alper Humanitarian Award is presented annually to a resident in his/her last year of training at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga who has consistently demonstrated during residency the humanistic qualities for which the late Dr. Harold Alper was known: integrity, compassion, and community service.

Annual Patient Safety/ Quality improvement day Awards:

 Departments of Peds excelled in the QI projects and won the following awards! 

  • 1st Place Project and Presentation:  "Reducing Unplanned Extubations in the NICU
    Dr. Rupa Hari Gopal
  • 3rd Place Project and Presentation:  "Improving Oral Health Care using the Caries Risk Assessment Tool"  Dr. Amanda Debuhr-Mansouri

Research Presentations

Mueller S., Armour-Jones M., Arnold J. (2020, May). Gender Diversity. 2020 Annual Patient Safety/ Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Gaylord W. (2020, May). Improving use of topical Anesthetics in Pediatric Oncology Patients. 2020 Annual Patient Safety/ Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Rodriguez-Sawao S., Camper S., Windham P. (2020, May). Improving Behavioral Health Diagnosis, Treatment, and Follow-up in a General Pediatric Clinic. 2020 Annual Patient Safety/ Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Qureshi AH, Liang D, Canas J, et al. DCHS1 DNA copy number loss associated with pediatric urinary tract infection risk [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 15]. Innate Immun. 2020;1753425920917193. doi:10.1177/1753425920917193

Hari Gopal S. (2020, Feb). Reduction of unplanned extubations in the NICU. 2020 SSPR.

Armour-Jones M. (2020, Jan). Breaking the Binary. Pediatric Residency Program Faculty Development Meeting, Chattanooga, TN.

Oelsner K. (2019, Nov). Book chapter. Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Mucopolysaccharidoses.

Plant P. (2019, Nov). Book chapter. Leukemia. Orthopaedics for the Newborn and Young Child. 

Biller A., Camper S., Cox H., Foutch J. (2019, Sept). Standardization of Care in the Vance Stafford General Pediatrics Clinic in Children Age Greater than 5 Years with a Diagnosis of Asthma. 2019 TNAAP.

Stroud M. (2019, Sept). Listeria Persists with Serious Consequences. 2019 TNAAP.

Facciolo M. (2019, Sept). Factor VII Deficiency. 2019 TNAAP.

Gaylord W. (2019, Sept). Use of UV light to decrease C. Diff colonies in pediatric oncology rooms.

Lindsay F. (2019, May). Resident Wellness Bags. 2019 Annual Patient Safety/ Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Plant P., Vukin J. (2019, May). Social Determinants of Health. 2019 Annual Patient Safety/ Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Foutch J, Reade E. (2019, Feb). Salmonella Brain Abscess. Oral Case Presentation. 2019 SSPR.

Oelsner K, Rowin M. (2019, Feb). Case Report Presentation. Acute Ascending Flaccid Paralysis. 2019 SSPR.

Cox H, Keilman R, Webster N, Whitehead J, Garcia K. Introduction of Spriometry Use in a General Pediatrics Asthma Clinic. 2019 SSPR.

Hari Gopal S, Shridharani R. Late Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia or Ovarian Mass? 2019 SSPR.

Keilman R, Rowin M, Holcombe J, Spratt H. Clostridium Difficile Colonization in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 2019 SSPR.

Facciolo M. (2018). Gastric Emphysema. ACR Case in Point.

Facciolo M. (2018, Sept). Atypical case of Lemierre syndrome in a nine-year-old girl. SHM HHM Annual Conference 2018.

Whitehead J. (2018, Sept). Implementation of Spirometry in a Gen Peds Clinic. 2018 TNAAP.

Blake A, Adeyemo M. (2018, May). Screening and Referral of Postpartum Depression in the NICU. 2018 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Cherian, C (2018, May). Depression screening in CF patients. 2018 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Dyess R (2018, April). Novel Gene Mutation Causing Diabetes. 37th Annual Resident Research Day. Chattanooga, TN.

 Foutch (2018, April). Bilateral Parotitis: An Atypical Presentation of Neonatal Fever. 37th Annual Resident Research Day. Chattanooga, TN.

Cox H, Keilman R, Webster N, Whitehead J (2018, May). Introduction of spirometry testing in the Vance Stafford General Pediatrics Clinic in Children age greater than 5 years old with a diagnosis of asthma. 2018 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Dyess R (2018, May). Diabetes Distress Screening. 2018 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga.

Shah, A (2017, May). ACT Now!  Improving the Use of Asthma Control Test in the UT General Pediatric Clinic. 2017Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Fox-Bergvin, L (2017, May). Good Care in Less Time: A Newborn Nursery Handbook. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Gonzales, L (2017, May). EKG Reconciliation Program in the Pediatric Emergency Room. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Gonzales, L (2017, May). Getting “AMP-ed” up: Improving the Use of Asthma Management Plans in the UT General Pediatric Clinic. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.  

Only J, Shah A (2017, October). Asthma Quality Improvement initiative. TNAAP TN State Pediatric Conference PHiiT meeting, Franklin, TN.  

Peeler E (2017, May). Soothing Not Bruising:  Abusive Head Trauma Education for Parents of Newborn. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Peeler E, Myers G (2017, May). No Pressure, No Diamonds:  A Resident Burnout Initiative. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

John J (2017, June ). Unique Finding of Fusion Gene FGFR1/INI in Extraventricular Neurocytoma. 36th Annual Resident Research Day. Chattanooga, TN. 

Harding S (2017, June). Environmental Contamination and Association with Hospital Acquired Infection in a Children’s Hospital. 36th Annual Resident Research Day. Chattanooga, TN.

Shah A (2017, June). Polysomnogram as a Useful Tool in the Diagnosis of a Rare Congenital Laryngeal Anomal. 36th Annual Resident Research Day. Chattanooga, TN.

Harding S (2017, May). Febrile Neutropenia in Pediatric Oncology Patients:  Time from Presentation to Antibiotic Administration. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN. 

Schweikert A (2017, May). Waiting to Exhale. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Webster N (2017, May). Triggers and Treatments:  Increasing Asthma Education in the Vance Stafford Pediatric Clinic. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Clinton J (2017, May). Improving Access and Use of the Resident "Blue Book". 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Belgrave M (2017, May). Improving HPV vaccination rates. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Guarneri A (2017, May). Sweet Kids:  Improving Type 2 DM screening in at-risk obese children in the UT General Pediatrics Clinic. 2017 Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day, Chattanooga, TN.

Shah, A (2016, October). Correlation between Right Atrial Volume and Pulmonary Artery Hypertension in Term and Preterm Infants. ASE Conference, Seattle,WA.

Last Published: Apr 16, 2021