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2017 JACK’s Summer Scholar projects

  • Increased Thrombosis and Circuit Change Risk in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Receiving ECMO – Donna Koo (New York Medical College), Sneha Deepika Mettu (Wake Forest Univ).
    Mentors: Noel Noh ( 3rd Year Neonatal Fellow); Henry Rozycki, MD; Russell Moores, MD; Karen Hendricks-Munoz, MD, MPH
  • Assessing an Evidence-Based Nutritional Protocol in Very Low Birth Weight Infants –Faye Mendoza (VCU School of Medicine), Shailyn Finnegan (VCU School of Nursing), and Kristie Tu (Univ of Southern California). Mentors: Nayef Chahin (3rd Year Neonatal Fellow), Jenny Fox, MD; Anne Keeler, RD; Karen Hendricks-Muñoz, MD, MPH
  • Antibiotic Stewardship: Evaluating and Improving Compliance for the Neonatal Sepsis Protocol –Brian Gu  (Rutgers New Jersey Medical Center), Kaylie Erickson (VCU School of Nursing), Ariana Ram (Fordham Univ).   
    Mentors: Shajeer Noorudeen ( 2nd Year Neonatal Fellow), Joseph El Khoury MD, Jose L Muñoz, MD, Mark Astoria MD, Sheila Pedigo PharmD BCPS, and Karen Hendricks-Muñoz MD/MPH
  • Evaluating the Role of Blood Pressure Variability in the Development of IVH of the High Risk Neonate –Justin Kochanski (Creighton Univ SOM), Ananya Venkatesh (VCU Honors College).                                     
    Mentors: Akosua Ageyepong MD (2nd Year Neonatal Fellow): Tazuddin Mohammed, MD; Jie Xu, PhD; Leroy Thacker, PHD; Kerri Carter, MD; Judith Voynow, MD; and Karen Hendricks-Munoz, MD,MPH

2017 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, medical student and nursing scholar identified by his/her peers for exemplifying the attributes of humanism and professionalism.

2017 JACK’s Most Valued Mentor Award: Dr. Linda Meloy (Division of General Pediatrics) 

2017 JACK’s Medical Student Award: Faye Mendoza - VCU School of Medicine

2017 JACK’s Undergraduate Student Award: Ananya Venkatesh - Virginia Commonwealth University Honors College and Ariana Ram - Fordham University

2017 JACK’s Nursing Student Award: Shailyn Finnegan – VCU School of Nursing

Best Scholar Project Presentation Award: Assessing an Evidence-Based Nutritional Protocol in Very Low Birth Weight Infants –Faye Mendoza (VCU School of Medicine), Shailyn Finnegan (VCU School of Nursing), Kristie Tu (Univ of Southern California)