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2015 JACK’s Summer Scholar presentations

  • Use of a CHoR Bundle of Care to Improve Outcomes of Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Ari Pence (University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine) and Daisy Reinoso (Fordham University)
  • Use of NeoNEEDS tool for Early Recognition of Neonatal Sepsis. Pooja Magavi (VCU School of Medicine) and Tyler Lucas (Virginia Tech University)
  • Gastrointestinal Consequences of Sedation Exposure in Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants. Humberto Calero (University of Illinois, Chicago College of Med) and Rebecca Liu (Cornell University)
  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in prediction of intestinal dysfunction for the Very Low Birth Weight infant. Natalia Liu (University of Indiana School of Medicine) and Aneil Tawakalzada (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Factors Associated with Extubation Success in Very Low Birth Weight Infants.  Rachel Moore (University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine), Rosaria Fourney (Virginia Commonwealth University)

2015 Scholar awards

The JACK’s Neonatology Scholar Awards identify faculty and peers who best exemplify the attributes of humanism and professionalism in medicine.

The American Board of Pediatrics defines professionalism as one who “aspires to altruism, accountability, excellence, duty, service, honor, integrity and respect for others.”

The scholars vote to recognize and honor one faculty mentor as well one undergraduate and medical student scholar identified by his/her peers for exemplifying the attributes of humanism and professionalism.

2015 JACK’s Most Valued Mentor Award: Dr. Linda Meloy (Pediatrician, Division of General Pediatrics) and Dr. David Lanning (Surgeon-in-Chief)

2015 JACK’s Medical Student Award: Ari Pence (University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine)

2015 JACK’s Undergraduate Student Award: Rebecca Liu (Cornell University)

2015 Best Scholar Project Presentation Award: Use of NeoNEEDS tool for Early Recognition of Neonatal Sepsis. Pooja Magavi (VCU School of Medicine) and Tyler Lucas (Virginia Tech University)