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IUSM Scope

January 9, 2009
Volume 13 Number 1 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Arrow Farag named associate director for clinical research

Sherif Farag, MBBS, PhD, has been named associate director for clinical research at the IU Simon Cancer Center. His appointment was effective Jan. 1.

Dr. Farag, associate professor of medicine, will set the overall direction and development of the cancer center’s clinical research program.  He will be responsible for recognizing promising areas of research and providing direction to faculty in pursuing research objectives.

Dr. Farag is also director of the Hematological Malignancies Program and the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program at the cancer center.

He succeeds Kathy Miller, MD, associate professor of medicine, who has served as interim associate director since October 2007.


Arrow Humbert to lead competency team

Aloysius (Butch) Humbert, MD, has been named director for the Basic Clinical Skills Competency. Dr. Humbert has been actively involved in the competency curriculum, has served on the Problem Solving Competency Team since its inception, and has actively worked to help develop the statewide Emergency Medicine Script Concordance Tests. He also is the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director.

Dr. Humbert is an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and has been on the Department of Emergency Medicine faculty since 2000. He practices in the  Wishard Hospital Emergency Department.


Arrow Applicants sought for EAD for Educational Affairs

IUSM seeks an exceptional and innovative administrator committed to medical education to serve as executive associate dean for educational affairs.  The executive associate dean serves as the chief educational officer and establishes the educational vision and mission for the school, and is responsible for leading all education programs in the medical school encompassing undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education.  The EAD also is responsible for creating the strategic educational plan for the school of medicine.

Candidates for this position must have demonstrated leadership and administration in medical education, hold an MD or PhD or equivalent, and be eligible for appointment at the rank of tenured full professor in a basic science or clinical department within the school of medicine.   Salary commensurate with qualifications. Women and under-represented minority candidates are particularly urged to apply. 

Send curriculum vitae, cover letter with short personal statement, and references to Roland B. McGrath, M.D., Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Applications will be reviewed as received.  Indiana University is an EEO employer, M/F/D.


Arrow Bring campus ID card for library access

Due to constraints resulting from extensive renovations, beginning Jan. 2 the Medical Library will be accessible only to those with IUPUI ID cards.  Enhanced access to electronic resources will continue to be available through other IUPUI campus computers. Indiana licensed health professionals, or unaffiliated individuals who need medically related reference assistance, may contact information services to schedule an appointment between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information services email or call 274-7182.


Arrow CLMP kicks off the tenth anniversary year with training event

The Community Leadership Mentor Program is a student-led project sponsored by the IUSM Office of Medical Service-Learning in partnership with the United Way of Central Indiana. This program familiarizes future physicians with the role of nonprofit board members and gives students the skills to be effective leaders in the expectation they will continue their pursuit of community service in nonprofit organizations beyond medical school and residency. Steve Kirchhoff, the OMSL director, and Jim Brokaw, assistant dean for Medical Student Affairs, serve as advisors for this project.

Eighteen first- and second-year medical students recently selected to participate will attend a day-long training session Saturday, Jan. 10. The workshop will include an overview of nonprofit organizations, leadership models, fundraising and finance, the United Way of Central Indiana and some of the partner agencies. The session will also include keynote remarks from Jason Woodward, MD, an IUSM ‘02, current IUSM faculty member, and a participant in the first CLMP class in 1999.

This year’s participants include Geoffrey Aaron (MS2), Jeremiah Ashe (MS2), Kristin Buzzita (MS1), Elaina Chen (MS1), Lauren Guggina (MS1), Micah Hatch (MS2), Ying Huang (MS2), Shreyas Joshi (MS2), Katrina Kaczmarek (MS1), Jessica Knopp (MS2), Smita Mahapatra (MS1), Greg Martens (MS1), Davoy Murray (MS1), Alex Ondari (MS1), Luke Pittman (MS1), Andrew Rodenbarger (MS1), Bill Steck (MS2), and Ryan Werntz (MS1).

The students will make three site visits to United Way-affiliated nonprofit organizations later this year. During the second year, each student will actively observe board and committee meetings at his or her chosen agency. In the final two years of medical school, students have the opportunity to become more actively involved with the chosen agency board.

Interested in getting involved next year?  Contact Pavan Rao (MS2) at or Zafar Sayed (MS2) at, the CLMP project co-chairs.

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


Arrow Sneak peek at IUSM's new web design

With this first 2009 issue of Scope, the IUSM web team rings in a new look for IU School of Medicine web sites.

The new design has subtler colors, a sleek banner, and more readable left-hand links. In addition, the new look fully conforms with IU’s visual identity standards.

Note that Scope has a new home at To print the new Scope, simply click the 'Print (.pdf)' link at the top right.

Special new features include an RSS feed for both the newsletter and the event reminders. Event reminders serve to keep you up to date with upcoming IUSM happenings.

Later this month the IUSM home page will sport the new look, as will all web sites using the SiteMaker web content management system.

Questions? Contact Marti LaChance at, IUSM web and electronic communications manager.


Arrow Diversity Week 2009

Four noon speakers are scheduled as part of the seventh annual observance of Diversity Week at IUSM. The presentations will be in the Emerson Hall auditorium. Lunch will be provided. Speakers and their topics:

Jan. 20 – Joye Maureen Carter, MD, chief forensic pathologist, Marion County Coroner’s Office and director of the forensic pathology fellowship program at IUSM, “Death, the Ultimate Test of Diversity”
Jan. 21 – Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and health policy, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of the Columbia Center for the Health of Urban Minorities, “Addressing Health Disparities: Are We On Track?”
Jan. 22 – Melissa C. Green, PhD, director of the division of science and technology, United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, Fairfax, Va., “A Neglected Responsibility: Diversity in STEM Education"
UNCF info:
Jan. 23 – Alexa Canady, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon, Sacred Health Medical Group, Pensacola, Fla., and educator, “The Scientific Method and Health Care Disparity.”


Arrow Faces of Faith needs your input

Faces of Faith 2009, hosted by Wishard Health Services and IUSM, will be Tuesday, March 24.  In an effort to provide as broad a base of speakers as possible, organizers would like to ask medical professionals from around campus what faith groups they would like to see at this year's Faces of Faith program.

Send your suggestions to Father Robert Lyons at or 630-7000.

In the past two years, the program has been joined by representatives of many faith traditions who come to share with the community in general, and the health care professionals of our area in particular, about their beliefs – with a particular emphasis on how their faith interacts with our role as medical caregivers.  These faith traditions have included:

  • Baha’i
  • Buddhist
  • Islam
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jewish
  • Metropolitan Community Church
  • Mormon
  • Native American (Acoma Pueblo)
  • Roman Catholic
  • Sikh
  • Unitarian Universalist
  • United Methodist
  • Welsh Pagan

For information on last year’s event, see


Arrow Predoctoral training awards in translational research available

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Research Institute seeks applicants for special predoctoral training awards in translational research.  Translational research consists of either “T1 research” (interface of basic science to human studies) or “T2 research” (interface of human studies to the community). Funding is available for pre-doctoral graduate students. Criteria for application include:

  • Successful completion of at least one year of predoctoral training (i.e., applicants must be in at least the 2nd year of their predoctoral program when they apply)
  • Co-mentorship by faculty investigators from at least two different disciplines (preferably a clinician and a nonclinician-scientist).
  • Research that is translational in nature
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident status

Funding is for one year and is renewable for an additional year.  Benefits include a full stipend as well as at least partial payment, if applicable, of health insurance, tuition and fees and access to travel funds.

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, Feb. 15, and awards will start by summer 2009.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to Colleen Gabauer, EdD, at (phone: 765-494-9256). Eligible candidates will be informed of how to proceed with applying.


Arrow Moore Symposium proposal deadline extended

The proposal deadline for the 2009 Edward C. Moore Symposium has been extended until Monday, Jan. 12. The 2009 program will include 60-minute breakout sessions (possible formats include panel and roundtable discussions, lecture-discussion, interactive workshops, etc.) and poster presentations. Proposals that explore these and similar questions are particularly welcome, but proposals need not be limited to these topics.

  • How can we successfully integrate instructional technology in classes to enhance students’ learning experiences?
  • What successful IT strategies are you employing to encourage student involvement?
  • What are innovative uses of technology that address the needs of diverse learners (e.g., first generation, international, underrepresented populations, students with disabilities, non-traditional students)?
  • How can we assess the impact of technology on learning?
  • In what ways can technology improve access to education, other people, or global connections?
  • How can technology enhance social learning and promote social construction of knowledge?
  • How can social networking tools such as Facebook and MySpace be used to enhance learning?
  • How can technology be used to create communities of learners and scholars?
  • What challenges exist in using technology and how can they be addressed?

For more information about the conference or to submit a proposal, visit Applicants will be notified in early February of their status. If you have questions, contact Jennifer Beasley at 274-1300.

The Edward C. Moore Symposium is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, IU School of Medicine, Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, University Information Technology Services, Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching and Mack Center at Indiana University for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning.


Arrow NIH hosts webinar on new reporting tool

For many months, NIH has been explaining the new Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) system and how it will change the way NIH reports the research it funds. RCDC is part of a wider NIH effort to enhance public accessibility to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities.

NIH recently launched a new website called RePORT (the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool, RePORT gives the public a single access point to quickly and easily find data, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. RCDC results will show the amount NIH funded in each of the same 215 categories it has historically reported to Congress and the public. The results will be accessible through the RePORT website. Each category will provide detailed information, including—for the first time—a complete list of all NIH-funded projects included in that category.

A webcast will be available for the RCDC open house meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 1:30 p.m. EST. During the 90-minute session, RCDC staff will demonstrate the new RePORT website and respond to audience questions.

If you are interested in joining the webinar, please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 9, to Capacity is limited by our web servers, so please respond early. See for more details.


Arrow Getting Started with EndNote X2 and MS Word 2007

Getting Started with EndNote X2 and MS Word 2007 workshops are tailored for the health sciences by the IU medical librarians. Training will include information on the use of EndNote X2s significant new features, how to import references from Ovid Medline and PubMed and insert citations into MS Word 2007. 

Due to the renovation on the second and third floors of the IUSM Medical Library, all 2009 EndNote workshops will be in the VanNuys Medical Sciences Building computer lab, room B016A.

Workshop dates:

Thursday, Jan. 15 – 2:30- 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 11 – 2:30- 4 p.m.                
Tuesday, March 17 – 10:30- noon
Thursday, April 9 – 2:30- 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13 – 2:30- 4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 9 – 10:30- noon
Wednesday, July 22 – 2:30- 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 25 – 2:30- 4 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 10 – 2:30- 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 – 10:30- noon
Tuesday, Nov. 10 – 10:30- noon
Wednesday, Dec. 16 – 2:30- 4 p.m.

For EndNote assistance and to register for a workshop, contact Carole Gall, medical librarian, at 274-1411, or Doug Bartlow, EndNote specialist, at 274-5077, at the IUSM Libraries.


Arrow Honors College informational meetings planned

IU President Michael McRobbie has approved the formation of an Honors College at IUPUI and a national search has begun to seek a founding dean for the college. President McRobbie’s office will conduct two town hall meetings to discuss the Honors College and its implications and to seek wide campus input. The dates of the meetings are: 

  • Thursday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both meetings will be held in the Lilly Auditorium at the University Library. Also, at this time, if you know of suitable candidates for the position of dean of the Honors College, encourage them to apply.  The job description for the position is posted at:

To review the honors proposal prior to the town hall meeting, link to


Arrow Faculty development workshop on the art of teaching

IUSM faculty are invited to attend a workshop on teaching excellence, which is part of the School of Nursing’s monthly faculty development workshop series. This workshop will be Thursday Jan. 22, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Nursing Building, room 305.

During this session, participants will engage in discussion about scholarly teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and how to tell your story with regard to excellence in teaching.

Clinical and tenure-track faculty who are considering promotion and/or tenure with teaching as an area of excellence are strongly encouraged to attend but all faculty are welcome.  Registration is not required.

For more information contact Megan Palmer, in the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development,  at 274-5231, or by email at


Arrow FEED presents tutorial on career advising

The Faculty Enrichment and Educational Development series, will present, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall: A tutorial on career advising” from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Fairbanks Hall, first floor classrooms 1109 and 1111. This seminar will be lead by Mary Alice Bell and Lia Logio, MD.

Who am I and what do I want?   Can there be a more important question in all of life?  This workshop will provide faculty with a framework on how to help learners understand themselves in making career choices and goals. It will include practical advice and a demonstration of the many resources both learner and advisor might use in the process of advising. During this two-hour workshop, participants will be taught to recognize how learners choose careers, how to provide a framework to open the dialogue with learners about their values and priorities in making a career decision, and discover valuable resources available to help advisors and learners in this process.

Registration required: Dinner will be provided. This program will provide 1.5 CME credit hours. Direct questions to Marsha Quarles at The FEED program is part of the IUSM Dean’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development portfolio of services provided to faculty.


Arrow Seminar shines light on unconscious gender bias

"Gender Bias in Search Committees," an interactive seminar lead by professionals from Cornell University, is coming to IUSM. Search committee members, chairs, division directors, center directors, and faculty members who will possibly be involved in search committees are strongly encouraged to attend this important event.

The seminar will be offered twice on Tuesday, March 3. The first session is from 9-11:30 a.m. and the encore session from 1:30-4 p.m. Both seminars will take place in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium. This program is sponsored by the Dean’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

Unconscious gender bias affects decision making, but people don't realize it, and it takes an outside point of view to call it to their attention.

The seminar will feature a recorded performance by the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble. In a scenario depicting a fictional faculty search committee meeting, CITE actors will portray five faculty members in the midst of a discussion that will reveal the implicit, unconscious biases that can affect the search process. After the performance, two of the actors from the performance will answer questions from the audience while in character. Finally, research on gender bias will be presented.

This entertaining and highly informative seminar has the potential to strengthen our capacity to recruit talented colleagues to the IU School of Medicine.  Please register to attend only one of these important programs at Attendance is limited to 100 registered people per session and attendees must be available for the entire 2.5 hour workshop.


Arrow The stage is set for Evening of the Arts

The 2009 Evening of the Arts will be on Saturday, March 21, at the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School.  The annual program is a stage for the performing and visual arts of IUSM students, faculty and staff. Funds raised from the event are donated to various medical clinics for the homeless in Indianapolis.


Arrow Mini Medical School begins in February

Medical Myths and Facts will be explored in February during four Mini Medical School programs, presented by the Indiana University School of Medicine and the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.

Classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in room 409 of the IUPUI Campus Center. The classes are free but registration is required. For more information or to register, see or call 317-274-7722.

The programs and IU School of Medicine presenters:

Feb. 4 – Myths and Facts of Vaccines and Immunizations
Dr. Ann Zerr, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and Dr. Kimberly  Stigler, assistant professor of psychiatry and medical director of the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center

Feb. 11 – Myths and Facts of Pain: Is it all in your head?
Dr. Lee Learman, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and Dr. Palmer MacKie, assistant professor of medicine

Feb. 18 – Myths and Facts of Genetic Testing
Dr. Mary Pell Abernathy, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, Kim Quaid, Ph.D., professor of medical and molecular genetics

Feb. 25 – Myths and Facts of Medicine: What Doctors Believe
Dr. Aaron Carroll, associate professor of pediatrics, and Dr. Rachel Vreeman, assistant professor of pediatrics


Arrow 2009 MLK Dinner tickets available

Tickets are now available for the 40th Annual MLK Dinner with keynote speaker, Jeff Johnson. The dinner will be Sunday, Jan. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Cosmopolitan Ballroom. See


Arrow Atomic clocks available through Campus Facility Services

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?  Does Anybody Really Care?

Yes, Campus Facility Services Does.

Do you know what the hardest thing about daylight savings time is?  It is remembering to change the clocks at home and at work. Many hours are spent by CFS maintenance each spring and fall when clocks must be rolled forward or backward.  Departmental clocks are changed by the people within the individual schools/departments.

Campus Facility Services has purchased 600 atomic clocks that were installed over the holiday break in general inventory classes and public areas across campus.  These clocks will automatically update for daylight savings time based on atomic signals sent directly to the clocks.

If you are interested in ordering one of these clocks (cost is $146.00) for your school or department, contact the CFS Call Center at 278-1900 to place your order.  Be sure to give them you account number.  Then we will all know what time it is.


Arrow Through My Eyes - Perspectives of Autism art exhibit

Entries are being accepted for the inaugural juried art exhibition sponsored in partnership by Riley Hospital’s Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center and VSA Arts of Indiana in honor of National Autism Awareness Month and in conjunction with CSATC's Autism Awareness Fair – April 2009.

The goal of the art exhibition is to educate the community about autism by showcasing through art, the abilities of people with autism spectrum disorders.

A variety of art pieces will be selected from autistic artists of all ages and will be displayed throughout the month of April in the Riley Hospital Atrium and the VSAI gallery in the Harrison Center.

Entries are due Friday, Jan. 16. Any artist with an autism spectrum disorder who is an Indiana resident, age eight and above, is eligible to submit artwork for consideration:

For more information or to register an entry, see, or print an entry form and mail to VSA Arts of Indiana, c/o Emily Compton, 1505 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by email or U.S. mail on or near Monday, Jan. 26.

For more information, contact Emily Compton at 317-974-4123, 1-800-484-8055 (pin 1605) toll free, or


Arrow Photos for Health: Invitation for photography submissions

Riley Hospital for Children staff, patients, families and photography enthusiasts are invited to participate in Photos for Health, an opportunity to contribute artistically to the Simon Family Tower.

Original digital photographs are being accepted for consideration for permanent display.  The deadline for submission is Sunday, Jan. 18, and photos including images of people will not be accepted. Photos may be submitted at


Arrow IUSM course spawns new leadership book

An IU School of Medicine course, Leadership in Medicine, has spawned a new book just released by Springer, the world’s second-largest medical publisher. The course, taught by IU faculty member Richard Gunderman, MD PhD, is a fourth-year student elective that will be offered for the third time in March.

The book, Leadership in Healthcare, also by Dr. Gunderman, argues that medical schools need to do a better job of acquainting future physicians with the characteristics of effective leaders and preparing them to play leadership roles in health care organizations and society. For example, over the past 75 years, the percentage of U.S. hospitals led by physicians has declined by 90 percent. The course and the book explore the reasons behind the decline in physician leadership and outline steps to reverse it.

Dr. Gunderman is professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts, and philanthropy, and also serves as vice chair of radiology. He is the author of 32 articles on leadership, serves as faculty fellow in IU’s Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence, and lectures and teaches widely on the traits of effective leaders.


Arrow Abonour to be honored during Pacer’s game

Rafat Abonour, MD, IUSM associate dean for clinical research, will be recognized as a recipient of an Indiana Hero Award at a special on-court presentation during the Indiana Pacers game Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The award, part of the Pacers’ community outreach, recognizes Hoosiers who have made an overwhelming impact on the lives of others and who, through their unique commitment and humanitarian spirit, have made exceptional and lasting contributions to our community and our state. Dr. Abonour is being recognized for his tireless Miles for Myeloma fundraising efforts.  The Pacers take on the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m.


Arrow Honors

David G. Marrero, PhD, has been elected to the American Diabetes Association 2009 Board of Directors. He is the J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine and director of Diabetes Translational Research Center at IUSM.  He has been an American Diabetes Association member since 1985.

Meridith Runke, MD, has been elected to serve as a resident member on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Resident Review Committee (RRC) in Neurology.  Dr. Runke is a PG Level 2 in the Indiana University School of Medicine neurology residency program.  She will serve a two-year term beginning July 1.

George Sledge Jr., MD, a pioneer in the development of novel therapies for breast cancer, has been elected president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for a one-year term beginning in June 2010. He will take office as president-elect during ASCO’s 45th annual meeting in Orlando in June 2009. He is the Ballve-Lantero Professor of Oncology and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at IUSM. He joined the IU faculty in 1983 and has been a member of ASCO since 1984.


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Tune in at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 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 weekend, Michael Landis, M.D., vascular surgeon at the Indiana Vascular Institute at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, will explain a new treatment that uses heat to reduce varicose veins.

Kidney stones are rarely a serious condition, but can be extremely painful and can cause urinary tract infections. Caleb Nelson, MD, PhD, pediatric urologist at Harvard Medical School, will discuss why more children are developing kidney stones and how they are being treated.

Sound Medicine co-host Stephen Bogdewic, PhD will comment on a recent proposal to include a photograph of a patient inside his or her medical records.

Most patients get a little apprehensive about going under anesthesia. Ben Taimoorazy, MD, author of Before You Go Under: A Step By Step Guide to Ease Your Mind Before Going Under Anesthesia, will answer common questions people have about being anesthetized.

This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” with Jeremy Shere will explore how web browsing can keep older minds more active.

Archived editions of Sound Medicine as well as other helpful information can be found at

Sound Medicine is underwritten by the Lilly Center for Medical Science, Clarian Health, and 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

Scope wants your news items.

The deadline for submission is 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Scope is published electronically and sent to faculty, staff, students, and residents on Fridays (except on holiday weekends when it is published on the following Monday).

There are three easy ways to submit story ideas or information to Scope:

  • e-mail the information to
  • mail the information to Mary Hardin, Z-7, Ste. 306, IUPUI
  • fax your information to (317) 278-8722

Contributions submitted by e-mail should be forwarded in 12 point, plain text format. Word document attachments in lieu of fliers are encouraged.

In the interest of accuracy, please do NOT use:

  • acronyms
  • abbreviations
  • campus building codes (use full, proper name of building and include the room number)
  • Dr. as a preface before names (designate MD or PhD)

To keep the electronic version of Scope as streamlined as possible, only seminars and lectures of general or multidisciplinary interest will be included.