Dr. Amber HairfieldAmber Hairfield DO
Program Director
Chair, Grad. Med. Ed. Comm.
amhairfi@UTMB.EDU
Rodriguez-LienAlisha Adhikari MD
Chief Resident
aladhika@utmb.edu
Humphrey, Christy05Christy L. Humphrey
Resident Program Manager
(409) 772-1398
clhumphr@utmb.edu

Resident Honors and Awards

2021

Awards

Daeschner Resident Scholar Award:

Awarded at the end of the year to one Pediatrics resident who has displayed exemplary skills in his or her knowledge of health care, clinical patient management, and medical professionalism and has served as an excellent role model for all other physicians-in-training. The award is based on attendance to didactic and educational sessions, ITE scores, MOE Part II points, and faculty, students, and peer evaluations.

          2021 Awardee—Dr. Numra Aleem

          Thayer Award for Excellence in Teaching:

          The Thayer Award is given to a resident or fellow who demonstrates sound scientific knowledge, compassion towards patients, and dedication to learning and teaching. Candidates can be nominated by any medical student or faculty by contacting an Osler Student Scholar. Traditionally, nine (9) residents/fellows are selected per annum by the Osler Student Scholars. The recipient’s Residency Director and Chair will be notified of their achievement. He or she will be congratulated and presented with an award check during their respective Departmental Grand Rounds.

                  2021 Recipients included Dr. Reshma Patel

                  Peer Nominated Awards:

                  Intern of the Year - Helen Jiang MD
                  PGY2 of the Year - Fiona Adame MD
                  PGY3 of the Year - Snigdha Bhatia MD

                   

                  2019

                  Awards

                  Third-year students select residents to receive the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, based on their demonstration of commitment to teaching and compassionate treatment of patients and families, students and colleagues. Each award winner is inducted to the Osler Gold Humanism Honor Society and is presented with a certificate, a GHHS lapel pin and a monetary gift from the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. The 2019 recipient for Pediatrics is Dr. Maria Franco-Fuenmayor, Pediatrics.

                  Peer Nominated Awards:

                  Intern of the Year - Numra Aleem MD
                  PGY2 of the Year - Marianelly Fernandez Ferrer MD
                  PGY3 of the Year - Maria Franco Fuenmayor MD
                  Researcher of the Year - Krystal Brady-Cherney MD
                  Runner up for Researcher of the Year - Buria Naeem MBBS, mentor: Sunil Jain

                  2018

                  Local Conferences

                  Ha Nguyen, MD for The Use of Automated Order Prompts to Expedite Isolation Precautions in Pediatric Patients with Suspected Viral Respiratory Infectious at the Texas Pediatric Society Conference. Honorable Mention in Evidence Based Medicine/QI.

                  Ha Nguyen, MD for Unexpected Aneuploidy: an Infant with Dysmorphic Features at the Texas Pediatric Society Conference. Honorable Mention in Single or Multiple Case Presentation.

                  2017

                  Local Conferences

                  Hanna Wilson O'Donohoe, MD for What Do Pediatric Caregivers Want to Be Called? at the Texas Pediatric Society Conference. 1st Place in Evidence Based Medicine/Quality of Improvement.

                  Soham Dasgupta, MBBS for NTproBNP As A Surrogate Bio-marker For Diagnosis Of Pulmonary Hypertension In Premature Infants With Bronchopulmonary at the Texas Pediatric Society Conference. 1st Place in Hypothesis Driven Project.

                  Soham Dasgupta, MBBS for NTProBNP as a Surrogate Biomarker for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension in Premature Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia during the Resident Research Poster Session at Pediatrics By The Gulf: Annual CME Conference. Arild E. Hansen Award for Resident Research. Mentored by Ashraf Aly MD.

                  Vidit Bhargava, MBBS for Transcutaneous Bilirubin Estimation in Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonates Receiving Photo-therapy during the Resident Research Poster Session at Pediatrics By The Gulf: Annual CME Conference. 2nd Place. Mentored by Sunil Jain MD.

                   

                  2016

                  Local Conferences

                  Koshy Marucoickal George, MD for Study of Elite HIV Viral Controllers in Pregnancy at the Texas Pediatric Society Conference. 1st Place in Hypothesis Driven Project.

                  Nora Kabil, MD for Association of Age at Menarche with Body Mass Index, Age of Asthma Onset, and Asthma Severity at the Texas Pediatric Society Conference. Honorable Mention in Hypothesis Driven Project.

                  Shreyas Arya, MBBS for Effects of Fetal Placental Insufficiency on the Outcome of  ELBW Infants during the Resident Research Poster Session at Pediatrics By The Gulf: Annual CME Conference. Arild E. Hansen Award for Resident Research. Mentored by Sunil Jain MD.

                  Mitali Sahni, MBBS for Serial CBC's to Predict Infection in Healthy Newborns with Maternal Chorioamnionitis (MC) during the Resident Research Poster Session at Pediatrics By The Gulf: Annual CME Conference. 2nd Place. Mentored by Karen Shattuck MD.

                  Awards

                  Soham Dasgupta, MBBS - The Thayer Award for Excellence in Teaching