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September 05, 2008
Volume 12 Number 36 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Arrow Kelley named Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research

Mark R. Kelley, PhD, has been named the Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research, pending approval by the IU trustees.

The Herr professorship was established by Dr. Earl B. Herr Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Herr through the Riley Children's Foundation. Dr. Herr served as a member of the foundation's board of governors for more than 20 years. He was an employee of Eli Lilly and Co. for 36 years and served as president of Lilly Research laboratories and as executive vice president of Eli Lilly. The Lilly Endowment was a major contributor to the professorship.

Dr. Kelley is the associate director for the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and also the associate director for basic science research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. He is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and of pharmacology and toxicology.

Dr. Kelley completed his postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at Rockefeller University, after earning his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in genetics from Louisiana State University in 1984. His main area of expertise is in DNA damage and repair and translating his studies to clinical cancer applications.


Arrow Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute announces new leadership

The Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute in Bloomington is joining forces with the IUSM Department of Radiation Oncology and the IU Simon Cancer Center, according to an announcement from the MPRI board, Clarian Health and the IU School of Medicine.

The MPRI board of directors appointed Peter Johnstone, MD, chair and William A. Mitchell Professor, IUSM Department of Radiation Oncology, president and chief executive officer of MPRI. Richard Helsper, vice president of operations for Clarian Health, was named chief operating officer. Both will retain their current positions, while working with the MPRI board, physicians and staff to facilitate the transition.

For more information on the partnership, see


Arrow GHHS induction ceremony Sept. 26

Thirty-seven senior medical students will be formally inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on Sept. 26. IUSM faculty, staff and their guests are invited to attend the induction dinner and ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Illinois Street Ballroom, 123 Louisiana Street.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. immediately followed by the guest speaker, Chuck Dietzen, MD, of the Timmy Foundation, and the induction ceremony. Tickets are $30 each, and reservations may be made by calling 278-1762, or by email at by Friday, Sept. 19.

The IUSM chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society was established as a means of formally recognizing medical students who demonstrate exemplary behavior that promotes humanism in medicine. Approximately 15 percent of the graduating class was selected through a process including peer and faculty nomination followed by a review of each student’s required essays, clerkship comments and record of community service. More information about the society is at

Class of 2009 members of the IUSM Gold Humanism Honor Society:

Benjamin Adler Emily Keller
Holly Bauser-Heaton Robert Kellogg
Maggie Benson Carrie Leathers
Jeffrey Bodle Matthew Locker
Jared Boyd Vivianne Montgrain
Kent Brantly Ian Nelson
Ryan Brennan Cassandra Neureiter
Courtney Browne Paul Park
Sara Brummet Aparna Raj
Kathryn Calhoun Manasa Reddy
Sarah Carlson Laila Saied
Apoorva Chawla Michael Schacht
Lori Clark Sunny Schaeuble
Leah Craft Ellen Seiffert
Anne Gabonay Jonathon Wertz
Tony GiaQuinta Meltem Zeytinoglu
Christina Holmes Donald Zimmer
Jordan Huskins David Zopf
Matthew Jones


Arrow OMSL kicks off new year with 13 active projects

The Office of Medical Service-Learning sponsored its annual pizza lunch for medical students eager to get involved with various service-related projects on Aug. 20. More than 150 first- and second-year medical students attended the event in Emerson Hall, heard medical student project co-chairs briefly describe each project, and viewed a project photo slideshow.

Currently, there are 13 active OMSL service-learning projects offering diverse opportunities, which include working with adults and seniors, mentoring or teaching children, participating in international mission trips, cultural competency, and developing nonprofit leadership.

The Medical Student Service-Learning Group, the student-led forum affiliated with OMSL, officers for 2008/09 include Radhika Dave(MS4) and Mike Schacht (MS4), co-chairs: Katie Sullivan (MS3) and Zach Tempel (MS3), junior co-chairs; Lee Tan (MS3), treasurer; Nisha Kheradiya (MS4), public relations coordinator and website manager; Aparna Raj (MS4), at-large officer; and Jordan Huskins (MS4), Julie Ruckman (MS4), Zafar Sayed (MS2), Carrie Rouse (MS3), and Katie Sullivan (MS3), volunteer service coordinators.

The OMSL promotes a lifelong commitment to community service through innovative service-learning experiences. Visit for more information.


Arrow Alternative Spring Break 2009 seeks physicians

The IUSM Office of Medical Service Learning ASB-Honduras Project seeks physicians to travel with a group of 10 first- and second-year medical students to Trujillo, Honduras, in the spring of 2009.

Physicians would help coordinate small medical clinics in a rural setting where access to health care is limited. Students will assist and observe the accompanying physicians, while also participating in community health education on issues such as nutrition, prenatal care, sanitation, and child health.

This trip is a wonderful opportunity for students in their pre-clinical years to gain hands-on experience in an international setting that both educates and inspires them. It also offers existing physicians a chance to gain exposure to the world of global medicine and explore Honduran culture in an alternative setting.

The service trip will be March 15-22, and the total approximate cost is $1,400. No Spanish language skills are required. For more information, please contact the ASB—Honduras co-chair, Caitlin Dugdale, at


Arrow Riley Heart Center hosts symposium

Pediatric cardiology experts from around the world will gather for the inaugural Riley Heart Center Symposium on Cardiac Development Sept. 8-9 at Riley Hospital for Children.

The symposium, organized by the Riley Heart Research Center, is targeted to basic scientists, clinical cardiologists and heart surgeons, and will focus on issues pertaining to the onset and treatment of heart failure in infants and children.

The Riley Heart Research Center, directed by Loren Field, PhD, is located in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine.

Speakers from IUSM include: Robert Darragh, MD, “Clinical evaluation on non-compaction, ventricular growth from an ECHO Perspective;” Weinian Shou, PhD, “Endocardial signaling in regulating ventricular trabeculation and compaction;” and Loren Field, PhD, “Cell cycle-based strategies to drive myocardial repair.” Other researchers from the United States, the Netherlands, France, Berlin, Germany, Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom will discuss the latest in growth of the ventricular wall in development and disease. Proceedings from the symposium will be published in a future issue of Pediatric Cardiology.

For additional information on the symposium and the Riley Heart Research Center, go to


Arrow Physician Career Reception

The 2008 Physician Career Reception, hosted by the Indiana Society of Physician Recruiters and the Indiana State Medical Association, will be Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.

Residents and fellows are invited to meet with representatives of more than 20 Indiana hospitals, physician groups and health-care systems to learn about practice opportunities. Bring your CV.

For more information or to RSVP, email or contact Jen Inskeep at 1-866-588-5777.

Sponsors include Clarian Health Partners, IU Medical Group and Methodist Specialty Physicians.


Arrow Fall lineup for JSB Society and Medical Humanities programs

Fall programming for the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society includes:

Sept. 10 – “Cornelis Pieter van Nes (1897-1972) and the Rotationplasty,” presented by R.J. Metz, MD, co-sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society
4 p.m., Medical History Museum, 3045 Vermont Street

Sept. 23 – “For the Sake of the Race: Poor Whites, Settler Colonialism and the Politics of Birth Control in South Africa, 1910-1930,” presented Susanne Klausen, PhD, associate professor of history, Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, co-sponsored by the IUPUI Committee on African and African-American Studies and the IU Center for the History of Medicine
Noon, IUPUI Campus Center, room 409

“Reclaiming the White Daughter's Purity: Racism, Heteropatriarchy, and the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act in Apartheid South Africa,” presented by Susanne Klausen, PhD, co-sponsored by the IUPUI Women's Studies Program
4:30 p.m., Cavanaugh Hall, room 508

Oct. 2 – “Vipers, Venom and the Vagaries of Experiments: The Historical Development of Research Reports,” Jutta Schickore, PhD, IU Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Noon, location to be announced

Nov. 3 – 4th Annual Baker-Ort Lecture in International Healthcare Philanthropy
“Rotary International and the Eradication of Polio,” Robert S. Scott, MD, trustee chair, the Rotary Foundation 3:30 p.m., University Library Lilly Auditorium

Nov. 6-8 – Cancer Stories: The Impact of Narrative on a Modern Malady
A Medical Humanities symposium, Cancer Stories is a three-day symposium organized around the premise that narratives about cancer have influenced the ways in which cancer is experienced. Leading scholars in illness narrative, physicians, nurses, patients, artists and advocates will explore how the making and dissemination of narrative – including prose, poetry, performance and the visual arts – have changed collective knowledge about the disease. For details see


Arrow “Reading at the Table” to feature Richard Gunderman

The University Faculty Club invites the campus community to hear IUSM and Riley Hospital for Children physician-philosopher Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD, author of “We Make A Life By What We Give” at the Sept. 17 “Reading at the Table.” The lunch program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The book nudges readers to think about their lives and how they can share what they have to improve their lives and the lives of others. In the book, Gunderman expands on the adage, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” In 22 essays, Gunderman explores the ethics of philanthropy and examines the importance of sharing to those who give and to those who receive.

Lunch and program is $12.80. The book is available for optional purchase. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact Stephanie at 274-7014, or email by Monday, Sept. 15.


Arrow Novotny to discuss international tobacco control issues

Tom Novotny, MD, MPH, will present “Connecting the Dots, The Golden Goose, and Butts on the Beach,” a program on global tobacco control issues and their impact on communicable disease and the environment, Monday, Sept. 15, in room 1110, HITS building, 410 W. 10th Street. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will start at 6 p.m.

Dr. Novotny is the director of international programs at the UCSF School of Medicine and Education Coordinator for UCSF Global Health Sciences. Prior to coming to UCSF in 2002, he served 23 years in the US Public Health Service, retiring as an assistant surgeon general and deputy assistant secretary for international and refugee health in the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Novotny has worked extensively in tobacco control and in health systems reform.


Arrow National health insurance – next Fairbanks Ethics Lecture

“National Health Insurance: Facts, Not Rhetoric” will be presented by Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS, at the Wednesday, Sept. 17, Fairbanks Ethics Lecture. The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Methodist Hospital Petticrew Auditorium.

The discussion will center on objective ways of measuring the quality of a health-care system, health-care reform and provide insights on ways to improve access, quality and cost.

Dr. Carroll is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Children's Health Services Research Program at IUSM , and the director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. His current research interests include the use of information technology in pediatric health care, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, and health policy and professionalism.

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics has provided the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series since 2005 as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Clarian Health Partners hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration. Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.

Lunch will not be provided, but “brown bag” lunches are acceptable during the presentation.

For questions and comments, contact Amy Chamness at or 962-1721. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics or the 2008-2009 lecture series, see


Arrow Women leading the way in science, medicine

The Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Workshop will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the IUPUI Campus Center, room 405. IUSM faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the workshop hosted by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and the IUSM Women’s Advisory Council.

The workshop agenda will include presentations on “The State of Women Faculty at the IUSM and Nationally,” a keynote address, “Women as Leaders: Negotiating the Labyrinth,” by Alice Eagly, PhD; roundtable discussions and concurrent breakout sessions for practical personal and professional development.

For more information and to register, see Questions about the event can be emailed to


Arrow IUSM orchestra interest survey

The IUSM is evaluating the possibility of forming an orchestra to include IUSM students, faculty, residents, fellows and staff. This could include small groups, a chamber orchestra, or a full orchestra. Weekly practices with several public performances during the year would be anticipated.

The next step is to determine how many might be interested and what the specific areas of interest might be. If this idea is of interest, please take a few minutes to complete the brief public survey on the Angel website at by Friday, Sept. 19.

Please note – if you completed the survey this past spring you do not need to complete the survey again.

For additional information or questions, please contact Steve Kirchhoff at skirchho@iupui or 274-8724.


Arrow Today is D-Day for art entries

The deadline for submitting entries to the inaugural IUSM art exhibit is Friday, Sept. 5.

“Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression” will showcase the artistic expressions of IUSM faculty, staff and students on Sept. 17 in conjunction with the Dean’s Scientific Session and Grand Rounds. The Scientific Session poster session and the art exhibit will be in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The IUSM Art Committee sponsored event will showcase the visual and literary art of IUSM faculty, staff and students. Instructions for submitting entries can be found at


Arrow Nursing mothers’ private room

A new nursing mothers’ room has opened in the Union Building, providing additional space for mothers. If interested in using nursing mothers’ rooms, contact Maggie Stimming at for the form and instructions on how to get a key.

An open house of the area is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 10:45-11:45.


Arrow IU-Kenya Partnership to be honored

The IU-Kenya Partnership will be honored as the 2008 International Citizen of the Year during the International Center of Indianapolis Awards Dinner Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The guest of honor will be Peter N.R.O. Ogego, ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the United States.

A reception will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner and the program will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Reservations are requested as soon as possible. For more information or to make reservations see the International Center of Indianapolis web site. (

Honorary co-chairs are IUSM Dean Craig Brater, MD, and John C. Lechleiter, PhD, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company.


Arrow NIH student loan repayment program

The National Institutes of Health will repay outstanding student loans through its extramural loan repayment programs if you are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research and meet eligibility requirements.

Visit the LRP website at for more information and to access the online application. For additional assistance, call or e-mail the DLR Information Center at (866) 849-4047 or


Arrow IUSM Grants and Awards: July 2008

PI Agency Research Type Project Title Begin End Total $
Mohammad Ali Al-Haddad American Society For Gastrointestinal Endoscopy New Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms and the Role of New Diagnostic Techniques: An Updated Management Proposal. 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 75,000
Taeok Bae American Heart Association Midwest New Prophage contribution to the virulence of Staphylococcus aureus. 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 71,500
Hal Broxmeyer Walther Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc Contin/
Walther Oncology Center Basic Research 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 1,000,000
D. Wade Clapp National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke New Preclinical Testing of Targeted Therapies for Neurofibromas 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 369,645
Matthias Clauss National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute New EMAP II, a molecular link of inflammation and apotosis in pulmonary emphysema. 7/8/2008 5/31/2009 368,800
Simon Conway American Heart Association Midwest New Characterizing the roles of Smad7 in endocradial cushion formation and remodeling 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 26,000
Magdalena Beata Czader Duke University New Development of Diagnostic Arrays to Diagnose Lymphoma Subtypes Based on Gene Expression Profiling 4/9/2008 4/8/2011 57,405
Anthony Firulli American Heart Association Midwest New Lineage Analysis and Functional Redundancy of Hand Factors 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 26,000
Tatiana Foroud Families Of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Contin/
International Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patient Registry 1/1/2008 6/30/2009 135,995
Tatiana Foroud Muscular Dystrophy Association New International Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patient Registry 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 33,112
James Dennis Fortenberry National Institute of Child Health and Human Development New Relational and Contextual Phenomenology of STI/HIV Risk 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 584,276
Patricia Gallagher American Heart Association Midwest New DAPK: Novel regulator of atherosclerotic plaque stability that mediates and is targeted by TGFb signaling in VSM 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 26,000
Bryan Hainline Michigan Public Health Institute New Region 4 Long Term Follow UP and Clinical Outcomes: Inborn Errors of Metabolism Registry 6/1/2008 5/31/2009 5,000
Brian Paul Herring National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Contin/
Regulation of visceral smooth muscle-specific gene expression during development. 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 315,411
Thomas Inui Regenstrief Institute Contin/
Regenstrief 44-825-70 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 155,229
Charles Joseph Kahi Foundation Of The American Gastroentrological Association New Prevention of Colorectal Cancer in Elders: A Case-Control Study. 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 35,000
Erin Elizabeth Krebs U.S. Department Of Defense New Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Pain Comorbidity in Veterans 7/1/2008 12/31/2009 198,959
Suthat Liangpunsakul National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism New Effect of ethanol on Kupffer cell/hepatocyte interactions and lipid metabolism 6/15/2008 5/31/2009 129,328
Hua Lu National Cancer Institute New Role of Ribosomal Proteins in Regulating c-Myc 7/1/2008 4/30/2009 294,277
Mary Alice Maluccio Clarian Health New The absolute impact of liver transplantation on hepatocellular cancer survival 6/1/2008 5/31/2010 80,000
Kieren James Mather Sandra A Daugherty Foundation New Sandra A Daugherty award 6/30/2008 6/29/2010 0
Carmella Evans Molina National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases New Transcriptional Regulation of the Insuline Gene in Health and Disease 7/1/2008 8/31/2008 53,550
John Nurnberger Jr Indiana Family And Social Services Administration Contin/
Clinical Research Laboratories 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 168,311
Ronald Mark Payne American Heart Association Midwest New Use of TAT-Frataxin to reverse the cardiomyopathy of Friedreich=s Ataxia. 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 71,500
Irina Petrache American Heart Association Midwest New Effect of ceramides on apoptotic cell clearance (efferocytosis) 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 41,996
Lilian Irene Plotkin National Osteoporosis Foundation New Role of Connexin 43 in the Anabolic Effect of Parathyroid Hormone 7/1/2008 8/31/2008 12,500
Lilian Irene Plotkin National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases New Connexin43 hemichannels and signaling in bone 7/15/2008 3/31/2009 332,200
Paris Roach Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Communicating Health Information to Hispanic Patients with Type 2 Diabetes using Computer Technology 5/1/2008 4/30/2010 256,835
Marc Brian Rosenman Regenstrief Institute New Testing and Evaluating Use of Electronic Health Information for Safety 1/1/2008 6/30/2009 88,744
Greg Alan Sachs National Palliative Care Research Center New Indiana Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts (IN-PEACE) 7/1/2008 6/30/2010 154,000
Li Shen National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and BioEngineering New SPHARM Shape Modeling and Analysis Toolkit for Brain Imaging 7/11/2008 6/30/2009 147,154
Deborah Karras Sokol Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center New Reading Assessment in Children with Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 12,000
Alexia Mary Torke AGS Foundation for Health in Aging New A Prospective, Observational Study of Surrogate Decision Making for Hospitalized Older Adults 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 100,000
Daniel Jay Vreeman Regenstrief Institute New Creation, Maintenance and Distribution of Logical Observations Identifiers and Names and Codes (LOINC) 7/1/2008 7/31/2008 14,133
Claire Walczak National Center for Research Resources New Acquisition of a High-throughput Confocal Imaging System 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 927,375
Stephen Douglass Williams Walther Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc New IU Simon Cancer Center Translational Clinical Research Development 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 285,422
Frank Witzmann National Institute of General Medical Sciences New Nanoparticle Effects on Epithelial Cell Protein Expression and Function 6/1/2008 4/30/2009 362,529
Zao Cheng Xu American Heart Association Midwest New Potassium current and neuronal protection after ischemia 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 51,992
Robert Yee Research To Prevent Blindness Contin/
Unrestricted Research Grant 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 110,000
Karmen Kay Yoder National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism New Dopamine, Prediction Error, and Human Alcohol Consumption 7/1/2008 6/30/2009 179,412


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Tune in at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, to Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1 FM) in Indianapolis. The program is hosted by Barb Lewis.

This week, alcohol researcher and chair of the IUSM Department of Medicine David Crabb, MD, will discuss the proposal to change the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 with Butler University President Bobby Fong. Nearly 100 U.S. college presidents have proposed the change, in hopes of teaching more responsible use of alcohol and reducing binge drinking on campus.

San Francisco was rated number one in a recent survey by the American College of Sports Medicine of the top 16 metro areas in the U.S. The study looked at civic amenities such as green space and fitness trails, as well as personal health habits such as smoking and obesity. Indianapolis ranked 12th. Walter Thompson, head of the ACSM committee that did the survey, explains the findings.

Sound Medicine’s fitness guru, Steve Bogdewic, PhD, will speak with Melissa Johnson, executive director of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, about the new online presidential fitness test designed for adults.

Eric Meslin PhD, director of the IU Center for Bioethics, will assess several recent stories in the news with host Barbara Lewis.

Weekly contributor Jeremy Shere has some ideas for kids' lunchboxes that are worthy of the Sound Medicine “Checkup.”

Archived editions of Sound Medicine as well as other helpful information can be found at Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health and the IU Medical Group. Jeremy Shere's “Check-Up” is underwritten by IUPUI.


Arrow Continuing Medical Education at your fingertips

The Continuing Medical Education office launched a new and improved website at In addition to online registration and listings of grand rounds, conferences and courses, the site provides in-depth tools and information for presenters and program developers. Included are forms, tips, links, contacts, maps, and a host of other handy resources to make it easier to participate in CME events, prepare a presentation or plan an event.


Arrow Scientific Calendar online

A comprehensive listing on IUSM seminars, lectures and Grand Rounds can be accessed at the new Scientific Calendar website. To place items on the Scientific Calendar, please forward them to Kelli Diener at


Arrow Scope submission guidelines

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