Texas Pediatric Society
The Texas Pediatric Society, the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, believes that the most important resource of the State of Texas is its children, and pledges its efforts to promote their health and welfare. The goal of the Society is that all children in the State attain their full potential for physical, emotional, and social health.

Pediatrics by the Gulf
Annual UTMB sponsored conference

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 Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) Awards

Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) Awards


2021

Resident Submissions
Evidence Based Medicine/QI
Honorable Mention

Evaluation of Safety and Effectiveness of a Neonatal Sepsis Calculator in the Management of Early Onset Sepsis
Numra Aleem,  MD
UTMB 

Hypothesis-Driven Project  
First Place  

Use of Diuretics in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Increases The Risk of Metabolic Bone Disease in Preterm Infants
Snigdha Bhatia, MD
UTMB  

Fellow Submission  
Evidence-Based Medicine/QI
First place  

AIDing the Baby: Anemia and Iron Dosing in the NICU
Maria Franco Fuenmayor, MD
UTMB 

Medical Education Initiative 
First Place 

A PRIME NICU Experience: Pediatric Residency and Interactive Medical Education
Maria Franco Fuenmayor, MD
UTMB 


2020

Resident Submissions
Resident Based medicine/qi
Honorable Mention

Age at Onset of Obesity and Relation to Abnormal Liver Enzymes
Mary Gomez, MD
UTMB 

Hypothesis-Driven Project 
First Place  

Neonatal outcomes based on nutritional supplementation of formula and human breast milk with fortifiers​
Tuan Tran, MD
UTMB  

Honorable Mention

Impact of Hospital Transfer and Timing of Surfactant Delivery on NICU Length of Stay 
Charles Mullins, MD
UTMB 

Fellow Submission  
Evidence-Based Medicine/QI
First place  

Every Inch Counts: A QI Project Using Neonatal Length Measurements in the NICU 
Maria Franco Fuenmayor, MD
UTMB
 


2019

Resident Submissions
Hypothesis-Driven Project
1st place

Baby-Friendly Designation: Does It Create More Confident or Competent Pediatric Residents?
Farah Poonawala, DO - UTMB

Single or Multiple Case Presentation
Honorable Mention

Primary Pediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas of the Gastrointestinal Tract: a population based analysis
Buria Naeem, MD - UTMB


2018

Resident Submissions
Evidence Based Medicine/Quality of Improvement
Honorable Mention

The Use of Automated Order Prompts to Expedite Isolation Precautions in Pediatric Patients with Suspected Viral Respiratory Infections 
Ha Nguyen, MD - UTMB

Single or Multiple Case Presentation
Honorable Mention

Unexpected Aneuploidy: an Infant with Dysmorphic Features 
Ha Nguyen, MD - UTMB


2017

Resident Submissions
Evidence Based Medicine/Quality of Improvement
1st Place

What Do Pediatric Caregivers Want to Be Called? 
Hannah Wilson O'Donohoe, MD - UTMB

Hypothesis Driven Project
1st Place

NTproBNP As A Surrogate Biomarker For Diagnosis Of Pulmonary Hypertension In Premature Infants With Bronchopulmonary 
Soham Dasgupta, MD - UTMB


2016

Resident Submissions
Hypothesis-Driven Project
1st Place

Study of Elite HIV Viral Controllers in Pregnancy 
Koshy Marucoickal George, MD - UTMB

Honorable Mention

Association of Age at Menarche with Body Mass Index, Age of Asthma Onset, and Asthma Severity 
Nora Kabil, MD - UTMB


2015

Resident Submissions
Hypothesis-Driven Project
1st Place

Determining Persistence of Bocavirus DNA in the Respiratory Tract of Children by Pyrosequencing 
Johana Castro Wagner, MD - UTMB

Honorable Mention

Role of a Single Prophylactic Dose of Vancomycin in the Prevention of Neonatal Sepsis Associated with Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter Removal 
Lovya George, MD - UTMB