2014 scholars

2014 JACK’s Summer Scholar presentations

  • Parent Education in the NICU - Impact on the Neonatal Continuing Care: Adaku Lucious (Meharry School of Medicine) and Kassandra Kershaw (Mt Holyoke)
  • Diagnostic Role of Tracheal Aspirates in the NICU: Ben Weger (Univ Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine), Supriya Patel (VCU)
  • Early Recognition in the Management of Neonatal Sepsis: Advaida Punjala (VCU School of Medicine) and Iman Richie (Cornell University)
  • Preterm Infant Sedation in the NICU - Unintended Consequences: Kathryne Kostamo (Univ of Central Florida College of Medicine) and Jared Dublin (Fordham University)

2014 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.

  • 2014 JACK’s Most Valued Mentor Award: Dr. Clifton C. Lee (Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine) and Dr. Jose L. Muñoz (Medical Director of Performance Improvement for Pediatrics, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Medicine Specialist)
  • 2014 JACK’s Medical Student Award: Benjamin Weger (University of Illinois)
  • 2014 JACK’s Undergraduate Student Award: Kassandra Kershaw (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Best Scholar Project Presentation Award : Parent Education in the NICU: Impact on the Neonatal Continuing Care Program Utilization:  Adaku Lucious (Meharry SoM) and Kassandra Kershaw (Mount Holyoke College)  
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