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April 24, 2009
Volume 13 Number 16 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:



Arrow Wilkes named EAD for Research Affairs

David S. Wilkes, MD, has been named executive associate dean of research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

He succeeds Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, MD, who held the position for nine years and also was the president and chief executive officer of Riley Hospital for Children.

Dr. Wilkes is the Dr. Calvin H. English Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He also is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and of microbiology and immunology. His research specialty is immune mechanisms that contribute to lung transplant rejection.

For more information on the appointment, see www.medicine.indiana.edu/news_releases/viewRelease.php4?art=1064.


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Arrow First REEP executive director named

The IU Office of Research Administration has concluded a nation-wide search for the position of executive director of the Office of Research Ethics, Education and Policy and has named John R. Baumann, PhD, to the position.  Dr. Baumann is in the process of moving from Kansas City, Mo., and will begin his new appointment July 1.

Dr. Baumann most recently served as the vice provost for research and director of the Office of Research Services at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. As the chief research officer for UMKC, he has been responsible for all aspects of the campus’ research efforts.

REEP is a new university-wide research support function that will coordinate educational initiatives in the areas of research ethics and research compliance. In addition, REEP will support the development and vetting of research related policy. REEP will work closely with the Poynter Center, the Center for Bioethics, the Clinical Translational Science Institute, and the Graduate School to institute a Responsible Conduct in Research program.  REEP will work directly with the IU research community as well as facilitate compliance education for central and departmental staff and IU research compliance committees.

The REEP executive director search committee was chaired by Eric Meslin, PhD, Director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, and included faculty and administrators from several campuses.

For additional information on the appointment, see researchadmin.iu.edu/News/news-reep.html.


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Arrow Two vice chairs named in Ob/Gyn

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has appointed two vice chairs: Debra Kirkpatrick, MD, as vice chair for clinical affairs and Jeffrey Rothenberg, MD, as vice chair for faculty development and alumni affairs.

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Dr. Kirkpatrick joined the IUSM faculty in 1999 as an assistant professor in clinical Ob/Gyn and since that time has been promoted to associate professor of clinical Ob/Gyn and most recently has been the Chief of Service at Wishard Memorial Hospital.

As vice chair of clinical affairs, Dr. Kirkpatrick will work with clinical leaders across all our practice sites to monitor and improve the quality of our care processes and outcomes.  She will serve as the chair’s delegate to committees and initiatives focused on clinical operations and quality improvement. 

Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Alumni Affairs

Dr. Rothenberg joined the faculty in 1996. At IUSM he has served as medical director of the Coleman Center for Women and director of the Section of General Obstetrics & Gynecology.  He is the president-elect of the faculty in the School of Medicine, secretary of the Clarian medical staff, and a member of the IUSM Teacher/Learner Advocacy Committee and the Curriculum Council. 

As vice chair of faculty development and alumni affairs, Dr. Rothenberg will network with the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the IUSM Alumni Association, and the Division of Continuing Medical Education (as well as ACOG and other professional organizations.  He will work with other departmental leaders to identify and address faculty development needs across all clinical divisions and mission areas.  In addition, Dr. Rothenberg will be the faculty coordinator for all departmental CME programs including Grand Rounds.


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Arrow Town Hall meetings to answer Indiana Clinic questions

Indiana Clinic is an exciting development for the health of the state and region. Along with this change come questions and the need for information. Indiana Clinic leadership will provide information to interested staff in three town hall meetings on May 8, 18 and 19:

  • Friday, May 8, 8-9 a.m.
    Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium
  • Monday, May 18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    IUPUI Campus Center (SW corner of W. Michigan St. and University Blvd.)
    Rooms B&C, 4th Floor
  • Tuesday, May 19, Noon -1 p.m.
    Methodist Conference Room, DG422B & DG422C, Basement (under library)At each meeting, D. Craig Brater, MD, Indiana University vice president and dean of the IU School of Medicine, along with Dan Evans, CEO of Clarian Health, will explain what the Indiana Clinic is and why it’s being formed.

John Fitzgerald, MD, CEO of Indiana Clinic, will provide an overview of physician groups joining the Indiana Clinic and the timeline.

Amanda Bates, Indiana Clinic executive director of human resources, will help staff understand who may move to Indiana Clinic and answer questions about transitioning into Indiana Clinic.

There will be a general question and answer session, with Indiana Clinic executive leadership, John Kohne, MD, chief medical officer; Kim Sherbrooke, COO; and Carol Karp, CFO.   Human resource staff from IU, IUSM, IUMG-Specialty Care and Primary Care, Methodist Medical Group, as well as Clarian Health will be on hand to address specific questions.

Staff who know their physician group will join Indiana Clinic in the next nine months are urged to attend.


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Arrow Update on plans for the IUSM curriculum

During the March 27 Curriculum Council Steering Committee (CCSC) and the April 13 Executive Committee meetings, Dean Brater announced that it is time, if not past time, to redo the medical school curriculum.  He noted that during the recent Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) site visit debrief, members of the LCME review team commented highly favorably on the competency aspects of the IUSM curriculum, but repeatedly mentioned that the rest of our two-plus-two curriculum had remained unchanged for several decades and is now “antiquated.” They noted we are missing the opportunity to achieve curricular excellence across the entire scope of the curriculum.

The LCME encouraged integration of basic and clinical sciences through all years of medical school and earlier exposure to clinical practice for the medical students.

Dr. Brater stated that curricular ownership lies in the Dean’s office, according to the LCME, and, at IUSM, the executive associate dean for educational affairs is responsible for all educational activities. He charged the EAD for educational affairs with the responsibility and authority for planning, implementing, and evaluating curricular change. 

Drs. Brater and Leapman indicated it is logical that the Dean’s Office for Medical Education and Curricular Affairs (MECA), as the curricular arm of the Deans Office and the current administrator of the curriculum, be at the forefront of curricular development. 

MECA will research curriculum best practices, set timelines and partner with faculty to develop collaborative processes that will result in a stunning, cutting edge curriculum. Diversity in faculty working groups will be essential and it will be expected that contributors to the process will be drawn from all nine IUSM campuses, through all years, and both basic and clinical sciences represented.

Any proposed curricular change or model will pass through the faculty curricular bodies --  CCSC, Curriculum Council Clinical Component, Competency Directors, Component I, II and Academic Standards Committee for input. The EAD for educational affairs and the Dean, in consultation with these primary advisory groups, will provide final approval.  The goal is to involve as many faculty members as possible and develop the best ideas and models without sacrificing efficiency.

Dr. Brater also indicated the current model for allocating school resources dedicated to education may need to be reexamined to make sure it is aligned with the new curriculum.


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Arrow U.S. News rankings include IUSM primary care, research

Seven Indiana University graduate schools and programs are ranked among the nation's top 25 by U.S. News and World Report magazine in its latest annual report, "America's Best Graduate Schools."

The School of Medicine in Indianapolis improved its ranking in two different areas. It was moved up from 26th to 21st in primary care and moved up one position to 45th in research.

"In these difficult times where fewer and fewer students choose to pursue careers in primary care, we are buoyed by our moving up in the ranks of medical schools," said Dr. D. Craig Brater, dean of the IU School of Medicine. "This will help meet the primary care needs of Hoosiers in the future; similarly, when research funding has never been more competitive, we are relieved to maintain our rank though we are committed to moving up this ladder also. Our success in research translates directly into jobs and economic development for the state, and we aim to do even more."

The full rankings by U.S. News and World Report were released to the public online at www.usnews.com on Thursday, April 23, and will be available on newsstands and in the "America's Best Graduate Schools" guidebook Monday, April 27.

To see the complete Indiana University news release on all its rankings, go to newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/10670.html?emailID=10670.


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Arrow Cytogenetic lab adds CGH analysis

The Cytogenetic Laboratories at IUSM has added comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) microarray analysis to its laboratory testing menu. This analysis utilizes a targeted and whole genome distribution of clones including coverage for more than 150 syndromes and extensive density of the pericentric and subtelomeric regions. (Correction: The purpose of the CGH analysis was incorrectly explained in last week’s Scope.)

CGH array testing is effective in detecting genomic abnormalities in patients with:

  • Mental Retardation
  • Developmental Delay
  • Dysmorphic Features
  • Congenital Anomalies

If chromosome analysis is normal, the American College of Medical Genetics supports CGH testing as the next step in patient care for the evaluation of unexplained mental retardation or developmental delay.

Additionally, CGH microarray testing will advance the laboratory’s cytogenetic technology and provide physicians with an opportunity to advance the diagnosis and treatment of their patients.

Requests for information concerning CGH testing or questions about other available testing are welcomed by phone at 274-2243 or via e-mail at ghvance@iupui.edu.


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Arrow Staff Council elections

Voting for the 2009-2011 Staff Council unit representatives began April 15 and will continue until the end of the day on Thursday, April 30. Visit www.formdesk.com/iupui/MedicineVote to cast a vote. All votes must be cast online; call the Staff Council office at 274-2215 if you need assistance. 


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Arrow Krummel to present Grosfeld Lecture

Thomas M. Krummel, MD, will present the Jay L. Grosfeld Lecture in Pediatric Surgery at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the Emerson Hall auditorium. His presentation is “Inventing Our Future: Training the Next Generation of Surgeon Innovations.”

Dr. Krummel is the Emile Holman Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.


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Arrow IUPUI Blood Drive

The IUPUI Staff Council will sponsor the Spring Blood Drive Wednesday, April 29. Times and locations for donating are:

Campus Center, rooms 405 and 409 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium – 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Safeco Building, Bloodmobile on Meridian – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Public Health Building, Bloodmobile – 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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Arrow Learn Quality Improvement the Fun Way

Do you want to learn more about quality and process improvement?  Have you always wondered how to make things in the hospital or your clinic function better?  Some researchers at IUSM, Purdue, and MIT have developed a table top simulation “game” that teaches tools for quality and process improvement.

Volunteers are needed to practice the game.  If you volunteer, you will learn about tools that can help improve the area where you work.  The tools have been shown to improve patient and employee satisfaction, reduce costs, and improve performance in hospitals around the country.

Volunteers will be asked to participate in the game and give feedback to the researchers on the validity of the game in the health-care setting.  All health-care disciplines and levels of training are desired (nursing, pharmacy, medical student, resident, faculty, etc.)

Participation is free but limited to the first 30 people. RSVP required. Lunch will be served.  Saturday,  May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the IUSM campus. Please contact Deanna Willis drwillis@iupui.edu if you would like to register.


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Arrow Wishard hosts diversity education forum

On Tuesday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wishard Health Services invites the public to attend a free educational program titled Diversifying Diversity.  The program is the first in a series of educational forums that will be held at Wishard relating to diversity.  It will be held in the Myers Auditorium at Wishard Memorial Hospital, 1001 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, In 46202.

Greg Fehribach, an attorney at Stark, Doninger and Smith, LLP, will be the keynote speaker during the two-hour session.  Fehribach is the founder of the Fehribach Group, a leading accessibility design consultancy.

Fehribach will speak on the topic “Embracing Our Individual Cultures - The Capstone of a Harmonious, Diverse Community.”  For more information on this free program, contact Gloria King at 656-4264 or gloria.king@wishard.edu.


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Arrow Lung Walk in May

Join the American Lung Association of Indiana at the 2009 Lung Walk on Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at The Monon Center in Carmel, Indiana. The goal is to raise more than $64,000 for local lung disease programs and research.

Each day, 500,000 Hoosiers struggle with lung disease – Asthma, COPD, Lung Cancer, Emphysema.

To learn more about the event or to register, please visit www.LungIn.org.  On behalf of those we serve, the American Lung Association thanks you.


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Arrow IUSM Annual Education Retreat

The IUSM Annual Education Retreat will be on the IUPUI campus on the evening of Thursday, May 14, and all day Friday, May15. As in years past, the aim is to offer faculty additional opportunity to meet with colleagues and improve aspects of their teaching.

Based on the positive response to last year’s retreat focused on “The Basic Scientist as Medical Educator” and as we move toward more integrated teaching of the basic and clinical sciences, we plan for both basic scientists and clinicians to come and participate in the Stanford Faculty Development Center (SFDC) course on medical teaching this year. This course was developed by Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD, and Georgette Stratos, PhD over 20 years ago at Stanford University. The course has now been taught internationally to both basic scientists and clinicians.

The purpose of the course is to introduce teachers to an educational framework that allows them to analyze and improve their own teaching and to allow for a forum for an exchange among educators about what has worked for them in their own settings.

In order to provide an even broader forum for this collegial exchange, basic science and clinical educators will take part in both the large group and small group sessions together to facilitate discussions that will focus us on the core principles of all the competencies, including competency III - scientific knowledge. Also, methods for active student learning will be discussed.

To help plan for the number of facilitators for this retreat, please RSVP to Toyia Martin by Monday, March 23, at toymarti@iupui.edu or 317-274-0758. The location of the retreat will be announced afterwards.

For those of you who attended last year’s retreat, we encourage you to attend since the richness of the event is mainly built on the small group discussions and sharing of ideas and teaching experiences of all participants.


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Arrow IU Medical Reunion Weekend 2009

The IU School of Medicine Alumni Association will host its 62nd Annual Strawberry Shortcake Awards Luncheon on Saturday, May 16.  This year, the Alumni Association will honor five School of Medicine alumni for their distinguished work in the field of medicine and School of Medicine alumni who graduated in years ending in “4” and “9.”

This year’s distinguished alumni include:

David E. Longnecker,  MD  ’64 – Distinguished Alumnus (Annapolis, MD)
Robert K. Stoelting, MD  ’64 – Distinguished Alumnus (Indianapolis)
Ronald D. Miller, MD  ’64 – Distinguished Alumnus (Mill Valley, CA)
David G. Reuter, MD /PhD ’94 – Early Career Achievement (Bothell, WA)
Eric S. Williams, MD  ’71 – Glenn W. Irwin, Jr.,  Distinguished Faculty (Indianapolis)

All IU School of Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend. Register today online or call Michael at 274-5060 or email IUSMalum@iupui.edu. Cost is $30 for non-members and $25 for members of the IU Alumni Association.


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Arrow Register for best practices in behavioral health conference

Eighth Annual Indiana Conference on Cultural Competency for Behavioral Healthcare

Date:  Thursday, May 28
Time:
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (you may attend all or part)
Theme:
Embracing Cultural Competency: Best Practices

Goal: The eighth annual conference aims to advance cultural competency from education and awareness creation to application of skills and lessons learned.

Objectives:

  • To integrate best practices of cultural competency in behavioral health.
  • To share lessons, skills, and practices of implementing and incorporating cultural competency in mental health and the healthcare arena.
  •  To share current practices of integrating cultural competency into the education of healthcare professionals.

Conference background: The Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC) in partnership with the Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addictions (DMHA) and other hold this cultural competency conference in the form of a summit, culminating from various cultural competency initiatives that we are implementing throughout the State.

Contact:
Mwangi James Murage, MPH
Director, Training and Evaluation
Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Inc.
3737 N. Meridian Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 926-4011 ext. 234
Fax: (317) 926-4012
Email: mmurage@imhc.org
Website: www.imhc.org


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Arrow Baylor molecular biologist named Beering Award recipient

Bert O’Malley, MD, of the Baylor College of Medicine is the recipient of the 2009 Steven C. Beering Award. Dr. O’ Malley is the Thomas C. Thompson Professor and chairman of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and director of the Baylor Center for Reproductive Biology.

His research group has made fundamental discoveries in characterizing the intracellular mechanisms by which steroid hormones exert their actions through nuclear receptors.

Dr. O’ Malley will present a lecture to the graduate and medical students at 9 a.m. on Tuesday Oct. 27, in Emerson Hall auditorium, and the Beering Award Lecture at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday Oct. 28  in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

For further information, contact Iona Sewell (imsewell@iupui.edu) or Simon Rhodes (srhodes@iupui.edu). The IUSM Awards Committee is chaired by Nuria Morral, PhD, and Thomas Inui, MD.


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Arrow Campus store to carry Imani Workshop items

Artisans Boutique and Coffee, located inside the University Place Conference Center and Hotel, will offer an eclectic mix of wood, glass, and clay products, as well as gift items from some of Indiana’s favorite artisans – Mosaic Gardens, Cold Creek Clay Pottery and Brooke’s Candy Co.

The shop also celebrates the diverse styles and unique personalities of designers from around the world such as Manos de Mandres (Honduras) and Banyan Paper (Rwanda)   and will showcase  the work of Imani Workshop (Kenya) artists. By featuring these products, Artisans applauds the success of the Imani Workshop, which was established in 2005 under the IU-Kenya Partnership's AMPATH program.

The arrival of Artisans also launches another downtown outlet for Hubbard & Cravens Coffee.  Providing several organic, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees, this vendor supports another theme of the shop– to provide earth friendly products to its visitors.

Store hours are Monday - Sunday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  
Call 269-9000 or visit Artisan’s website at www.universityplace.iupui.edu.


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Arrow Caribou Coffee opens in Walther Hall

Caribou Coffee has opened a shop conveniently located in Walther Hall (R 3) on the second floor atrium. The shops serves specialty espresso coffee beverages, including favorites such as the Campfire Mocha and Lite White Berry Latte. The first 50 people to order a large espresso beverage from the new location will receive a free Caribou Coffee mug. Stop by any time during the month of April for free samples, give-a-ways and more.
 


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Arrow Meyer continues cycling across country in Ride for World Health

Ben Meyer, MS4, is cycling across the United States as a member of a group of medical professionals on a Ride for World Health team to raise money for two grassroots world health organizations, Esperanca and Village Health Works.

Ben is blogging about his trip and those comments can be accessed at www.xrayben.com. The website for the ride is www.rideforworldhealth.org.

Meyer and his team are cycling left San Diego in mid-April and will arrive in Washington D.C. in May, riding 3,700 miles, to raise awareness of current public health issues and to generate funds for the two groups. His goal is to raise $2,500 in donations. Those interested in supporting this non-profit organization with a tax deductible donation may contact Meyer at meyerbj@gmail.com or by mail at 656 Masten Street, Plainfield, IN 46168, or through the donation site www.rideforworldhealth.org/theriders/bmeyer.html.

Throughout the trip, the team delivers a daily coast-to-coast lecture series to educate various community groups on world health issues. Ben says he hopes to get IUSM faculty interested and inform students for possible future involvement.


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Arrow Latest Research & Creative Activity issue online

The spring 2009 issue of Indiana University’s Research & Creative Activity magazine is now available at research.iu.edu/magazine. The issue showcases the science, art, and scholarship of networks.

With an array of stories addressing networks of all kinds, the Spring 2009 issue of IU’s award-winning research magazine encompasses the physical, biological, digital, and social networks that connect us, from Antarctica’s glaciers to Mexico’s ancient trade routes to the Internet’s virtual worlds.

Research & Creative Activity magazine is published semiannually by IU’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research. For more information, please contact the editor at (812) 855-4152 or e-mail rcapub@indiana.edu.


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Arrow Regenstrief in the pink

The inspired staff at Regenstrief Institute Cancer Busters won a “Paint the Town Pink” award for decorating their office space in the HITS Building during Komen Race for the Cure week.  The group participates in the annual run/walk as the Cancer Busters.

Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday recently presented the Paint the Town Pink award at Regenstrief.  The link to a one-minute audio slide show commemorating the event can be viewed at medicine.indiana.edu/galleries/cancerBusters/.


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Arrow Award recipients at Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation

IUPUI’s outstanding faculty were recognized and honored and several students were presented with high-level awards April 17 at the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation, a formal, robbed ceremony presided over by Chancellor Charles R. Bantz and Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme. IUSM faculty who were recipients of awards include:

Chancellor’s Professor
Kurt Kroenke, MD
Professor of Medicine

Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., MD Research Scholar
John Ignatius Nurnberger
Joyce and Iver Small Professor of Psychiatry

Prestigious External Award Recognitions
Robin Ann Beck School of Medicine
Richard B. Gunderman School of Medicine
David G. Marrero School of Medicine
Douglas Kevin Rex School of Medicine

Recognizing External Achievements
Rose S. Fife, MD
Antoinette L. Laskey, MD
Stephen D. Williams, MD

Chancellor’s Scholar Awards
Allison Kasey Taraska, School of Medicine - MD Program
Jonathan Bradley Corn, School of Medicine - Health Professions Program

Trustees Teaching Award Recipients
The Trustees Teaching Award honors individuals who have a positive impact on learning through the direct teaching of students, especially undergraduates. Award recipients must have demonstrated a sustained level of teaching excellence and must have completed at least three years of service at IUPUI to be eligible. IUSM recipients:

Margaret E. Bauer
Andrew W. Beckman
Derron L. Bishop
H. Glenn Bohlen
Angela T. Carbone
Thomas E. Davis
Joseph A. DiMicco
Robert Emmons Emerson
Waqas Shafqat Ghumman
Richard Brian Gunderman
Kenneth H. Gwirtz
Bryan E. Hainline
Nasser H. Hanna
Ahdy W. Helmy
David A. Ingram
John Collins Kincaid
John Michael Kunzer
Diane E. Lorant
Mary Alice Maluccio
James McAteer
Edward E. McKee
Rakesh P. Mehta
Glenn J. Merkel
Alexander D. Mih

David E. Miller
Mara E. Nitu
Jacqueline A. O'Donnell
Beth Ann Pfau
Marian D. Pfefferkorn
Timothy H. Pohlman
Kamnesh R. Pradhan
Rick K. Ralston
Peter J. Roach
Martin C. Ronan
Michael P. Ryan
Jeanne M. Schilder
Gattadahalli S. Seetharamaiah
Mark F. Seifert
Don Jay Selzer
Chandru P. Sundaram
Gabi N. Waite
James J. Walker
Lee Garett Wilbur
Deanna Ruth Willis
Stephen Edward Wolverton
Curtis Wright

 

The celebration began with the presentation of the initial IUPUI Last Lecture by Robert M. Einterz, MD. The lecture now can be seen online at  www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhwZa8ClNPw.


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Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Tune in at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, or 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 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.

Sound Medicine reporter Shia Levitt will explore the growing phenomenon of baby boomers who are returning to illicit drug use of their younger years and forcing managers of drug rehabilitation programs to face new challenges dealing with boomers’ issues.  Timothy Condon, PhD, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse will explain this surge.

Guenther Boden, MD, chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Temple University School of Medicine, will discuss the discovery that fat cells in the obese are fundamentally different than those of slimmer people.

Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS, associate professor of neurological sciences at Rush University Medical Center, will explain her research which debunked the presumed link between statin drug use and Alzheimer’s disease.

ABC News medical contributor Marie Savard, MD, will discuss Oprah Winfrey’s recent announcement that she has quit taking her prescribed thyroid medication.

Mezzo-Soprano opera singer Cindy Sadler will explain the methods she used to lose more than 130 pounds without surgery or medications and she will demonstrate that her voice is as strong as ever.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, PhD, will explore keeping romantic love alive long term.

Archived editions of Sound Medicine, as well as other helpful information, including when and where the program airs around the state, can be found at  www.soundmedicine.iu.edu.

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.


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Arrow Continuing Medical Education at your fingertips

The Continuing Medical Education office launched a new and improved website at cme.medicine.iu.edu. 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.

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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 kas1@iupui.edu.

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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 mhardin@iupui.edu
  • 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.

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