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January 16, 2009
Volume 13 Number 2 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Arrow Cantor to lead IU Department of Ophthalmology

Louis B. Cantor, MD, has been named chair of the IUSM Department of Ophthalmology, effective Jan. 15. An internationally recognized educator, clinician and researcher in glaucoma, Dr. Cantor will retain his title of Jay C. and Lucile L. Kahn Professor of Glaucoma Research and Education and professor of ophthalmology.

He succeeds Robert D. Yee, M.D., the Merrill Grayson Professor of Ophthalmology, who has served as department chair since 1987.

Dr. Cantor received his A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1976 and his  medical degree from IUSM in 1980. He completed his internship at the St. Vincent Health Care Center, Indianapolis, his residency at the IU Department of Ophthalmology, and a glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Cantor joined the IU Department of Ophthalmology as the director of the Glaucoma Service in 1985. From 1986 to 1989, he also served as chief of ophthalmology at Wishard Memorial Hospital. In 1996 until 2006, he also served as director of the ophthalmology residency program for the department.

The department celebrated its centennial in 2008 and will begin construction of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute on the IUPUI campus this spring.

Dr. Cantor and his wife Linda E. Cantor (BA ’76, JD ’79) have three children.


Arrow Riley Hospital ranked by Parents magazine

Nationally distributed Parents magazine released its annual ranking of children’s hospitals and recognized Riley Hospital for Children’s neonatal and pulmonary care departments in the top five nationally, fourth and fifth respectively, among select specialties that were ranked.

In addition, Riley was ranked among the top 25 – 16th overall – in the nation.  The rankings will appear in the February 2009 edition of Parents magazine.

Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, was the only children’s hospital in Indiana to be recognized in any category by Parents magazine.

This acknowledgement from Parents magazine follows on the heels of Riley’s recognition in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking five specialty programs at Riley among the top 30 hospitals in the nation. The programs recognized were neonatal care, respiratory disorders, digestive disorders, cancer and neurology and neurosurgery.


Arrow 1969-2009: IUPUI celebration begins

IUPUI is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2009. A kickoff breakfast for the IUPUI community will be Wednesday, Jan. 28. Chancellor Charles R. Bantz is hosting the event with registration and a buffet breakfast beginning at 7:45 a.m. and a one-hour program beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Space is limited so reservations are requested. RSVP to Tina Hill at or call 274-7711 no later than Wednesday, Jan. 21.


Arrow Candidates sought PM&R chair

IUSM seeks candidates for the position of chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The ideal candidate would be board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and possess strong academic credentials. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to manage a multi-faceted clinical and educational program in a competitive environment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Women and under-represented minority candidates are particularly urged to apply.

Send curriculum vitae, cover letter and references to Alan D. Schmetzer, M.D., chair, Search and Screen Committee, Fairbanks Hall, Suite 5100, 340 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. Applications will be reviewed as received. 

Indiana University is an AAEOE, M/F/D.


Arrow 2009 IUSM Trustee Teaching Awards call for nominations

Each year the IU board of trustees recognizes excellence in teaching through a program known as the Trustee Teaching Awards. Recipients of this prestigious award receive a $2,500 bonus, have their names displayed on a plaque, and are recognized at award ceremonies at IUSM and at IUPUI, including the medical school commencement in May.

Students, residents, fellows and faculty are needed to identify IUSM’s best teachers. Please submit the names of nominees to by Friday, Feb. 6.  Nominations should include the nominee’s name and department and  the university status (student, resident, fellow or faculty) of the nominator.

Excellence in teaching is the primary factor for selection.  About 46 outstanding IUSM teachers will receive the award this year. Tenured and tenure-track faculty and librarians engaged in teaching are eligible, as are full-time clinical faculty and full-time lecturers whose primary duties are teaching, including faculty at IUSM who may be located at regional medical education centers or be paid by institutions other than Indiana University (e.g., Clarian, Wishard, VA, IUMG-PC ).

Award recipients must have demonstrated a sustained level of teaching excellence in the form of documented student learning and must have completed at least three years of service at IUPUI to be eligible (appointed on or before 7/1/05).

Information regarding the award is available at


Arrow Young Investigator Awards in Translational Research

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTSI) seeks applicants for special research fellowships 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). 

To be eligible, candidates must be:

  • Clinician-scientists with a doctoral degree (physicians, nurses, dentists,     pharmacists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, veterinarians, allied health care professionals, etc.).
  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Full-time junior faculty or research scientists who would be eligible to apply as principal investigator on an NIH grant or career development award but who have not to date been a principal investigator on an R01 or equivalent grant.
  • Able to identify co-mentors who are faculty investigators from at least two different disciplines (preferably a clinician and a nonclinician-scientist).
  • Planning to submit a grant for external funding (either a career development award or independent research grant) during the first 12 months of the award.

Postdoctoral clinical or research fellows are not eligible to apply unless their institution has arranged for them to have a full-time faculty or research scientist appointment by summer 2009.

Funding is for one year and is renewable for an additional year.  Benefits include partial salary support as well as tuition and fees for coursework, ability to apply for CTSI pilot research monies, and travel funds to attend the national CTSI young investigator meeting.

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, Feb. 15, and awards will begin May 1.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV to Donna Burgett at (phone: 317-630-7447). Eligible candidates will be informed how to proceed with the application.


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 second 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 the application.


Arrow Indiana ARC seeks proposals to expand research mission

The Indiana Alcohol Research Center conducts internationally acclaimed research on the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. As the ARC enters its 22nd year of continuous NIH funding, plans are underway to strengthen existing research programs and to move the center in new directions.

As part of the planning process, the IARC is soliciting research proposals that would either complement or strengthen existing areas of excellence in animal models; genomics, proteomics and molecular biology; developmental neurobiology; neuroscience and neuroimaging. The center funds several Cores,  including the animal production core (for selectively bred mice and rats that voluntarily drink large amounts of alcohol) and a molecular biology and genomics core for genotyping, SNP analysis, microarray analysis of any tissue or blood sample, and confirmation of mRNA levels found to be differentially expressed. More information on the center is available at

Proposals will be reviewed by the ARC director and co-directors for scientific merit and potential for future growth of the center. A subset of research proposals will be presented to the ARC Scientific Advisory Board for further analysis in February 2009, in preparation for selecting those that will be included in the competing renewal of the center.

Proposal submissions should include a two-page description of the proposed specific aims and rationale. An important aspect of the center grants is how well they can be integrated with the other center projects. Projects most likely to be included will take advantage of interactions with other parts of the center, such as the cores, and the other components, so please point out how the project will fit into ARC’s historical themes.

IAC is especially interested in work that can bridge animal and human genetics, medications development, tissue injury, community outreach and education, and projects that bring new techniques and approaches to the center, as well as new researchers into the group.

Most leaders of a project in the center should already have independent funding, such as an R01 or VA Merit review grant. Please append an NIH biosketch with the proposal and send it electronically by Sunday, Jan. 25 to:

David W. Crabb, MD
Chairman, Department of Medicine
John B. Hickam Professor of Medicine
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Scientific Director of the Indiana Alcohol Research Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
545 Barnhill Dr., Emerson Hall 317
Indianapolis, IN  46202
317-274-8438 (office)
317-274-1437 (fax)


Arrow Nominations sought for Beering Award, Mark Brothers Lecture

Nominations are being sought for the 2009 Steven C. Beering Award and the Mark Brothers of South Bend Lecture.

The IUSM Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science.  The award is presented annually and consists of a prize of $25,000.  The recipient is asked to present one major lecture to the medical community at the time the award is bestowed and to spend about three days at IUSM delivering one or two additional lectures to smaller groups.

Dr. and Mrs. Guey C. Mark created the endowed Mark Brothers Lectureship to recognize nationally and internationally renowned medical scientists of Asian descent.  The recipient is asked to present two lectures, one clinical and one research, to the medical  community, and to spend about two days on campus, during which one or two additional lectures to smaller groups are planned. The recipient will receive a plaque and a check in the amount of $ 4,000.

Nominations should be accompanied by a summary statement emphasizing the most important academic accomplishment(s) of the nominee, importance to biomedical or clinical science, and information on why he/she is deserving of this honor.  Also include a curriculum vitae and a list of key publications.

Suggestions are appreciated.  Send information no later than Friday, Feb. 13, to the attention of Iona Sewell, IUSM Dean’s Office, 340 West 10th Street, Fairbanks Hall 6200, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3082.


Arrow IUSM Diversity Week programs begin Jan. 20

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 Medical mistakes – what you need to know

“Disclosing Medical Mistakes: Is ‘I’m Sorry’ All you need to Know?” will be presented by Sandra Petronio, PhD, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

Dr. Petronio is a professor of communication studies at IUPUI and an IUSM  faculty member. She also is a senior affiliated faculty at the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. Her areas of research and teaching expertise are in privacy, disclosure, and confidentiality studied within health, family and interpersonal contexts.

The Fairbanks Ethics Lectures are free. Free CME/CE credit is offered. Questions? Contact Amy Chamness at or call 962-1721.

For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, see


Arrow Medical Humanities explores becoming a physician

The Jan. 21 Seminars in Medical Humanities program, “Preparing to be a Doctor,” will be presented by Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, an IUSM faculty member.
The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 305.

The program will examine how closely undergraduate and graduate phases of medical education are aligned, what future health professionals need to know that is not taught in medical school and how to do a better job encouraging undergraduates to maximize their college opportunities.

The program is co-sponsored by the AMSA Pre-Med Club, the IU Center for the History of Medicine, and the Medical Humanities – Health Studies Program.
Pizza will be provided. Space is limited so reservations can be made by contact Rebecca Cervenka at 278-1669 or


Arrow Connecting through diversity topic of IUPUI seminar

“Taking Adversity Out of Diversity” will be presented by Maura Cullen, PhD, a national known diversity trainer, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in the IUPUI Campus Center room 450.

All members of the IUPUI community are invited to attend the seminar which will explore patterns of communication involving such issues as race, gender, sexual orientation, class, disabilities, age and religion.

The seminar is free but registration is highly recommended. Register as a group or as an individual by emailing, or calling Sandy Stone at 274-4438.

For more information on Dr. Cullen, see The seminar is co-sponsored by the IUPUI Office of Student Life and the IUPUI Office of Finance and Administration.


Arrow Diversity colloquium Jan. 26

David L. Bell, EdD, will visit the School of Education at IUPUI Monday, Jan. 26, for a special colloquium from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  His presentation, "Transforming Schools: Empowering Undergraduate and Graduate Students to Facilitate School Diversity Transformation" will focus on three years of research in Chicago area schools that led to a book by the same title.  The event will be in the School of Education Commons on the third floor of the Education Building.

Dr. Bell will discuss the need for institutions of higher learning to engage school change agents in the process of fostering diverse school environments. 

Dr. Bell is an associate professor in the School of Education at Saint Xavier University-Chicago. RSVP to Jennifer Taylor at or 274-6862 by Monday, Jan. 19.


Arrow Ethics and health IT challenges

Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, co-director of the University of Miami’s Ethics Programs, will presenting “Ethics and Health Information Technology: New Challenges in Clinical Care and Research In a Pharmacogenomic World” at the IU Center for Bioethics on Thursday, Jan. 29, from noon to 1 p.m. The center is located in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) building, 410 W. Tenth Street, Room 1110.

Dr. Goodman is co-director of the University of Miami’s Ethics Programs and founder and director of its Bioethics Program and Pan American Bioethics Initiative. The Ethics Programs have recently been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of four such centers in the world and the only one in the United States. He recently was elected a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

Support for Dr. Goodman’s lecture is provided by the IU Center for Bioethics through the IU-Moi Academic Research Ethics Partnership; the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program, Indiana CTSI;  the Predictive Health Ethics Research Program (PredictER), and the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation


Arrow Student networking/mentoring opportunity

The IUSM Alumni Association and Medical Student Affairs are hosting Operation: Education from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450.

Operation: Education is a variation of the speed dating concept, adapted for mentoring, networking, and career exploration. The event targets second and third year medical students, but others are welcome to attend. The program will provide students an opportunity to communicate with IUSM alumni physicians in an interactive environment to gain insight into the practice of medicine and help bring career plans into focus.

Dinner will be provided. A friendly competition with door prizes will conclude the evening. For more information or to participate, contact Champ Thomaskutty in the Office of Alumni Relations at or 317-274-6587.


Arrow T’ai Chi and Chinese philosophy focus of DiversiTea

Jing Wang, PhD, assistant professor of Chinese in the IU Department of World Languages and Cultures, will facilitate the next DiversiTea Session. Dr. Wang is an expert in the practice and culture of Chinese martial arts.  The program will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Daly Student Center, room 186.

Discussion will include the history of T’ai Chi (Tie Chee), features of the movements, T’ai Chi and Chinese philosophy, T’ai Chi and Chinese health care tradition, and ways to practice T’ai Chi.

T’ai Chi originated in China as a martial art and over time has developed into a form of exercise.  It has been described as “meditation in motion” because of how the movements connect the mind and body.  It is often practiced to increase flexibility, reduce stress, improve muscle strength, and increase energy and feelings of well being.

RSVP by Friday, Feb. 6, to or 274-7217

DiversiTea is a collaborative staff development initiative of the Dean’s Office-HR Services and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  These sessions provide an opportunity to share information, expand thoughts and understanding through informal dialogue between the presenter and IUSM staff while utilizing the universal tradition of tea drinking to recognize our similarities and celebrate our differences.


Arrow Online directory serves up phone numbers and more

For individual and departmental contact information for all IU campuses, look no further than the Indiana University Faculty/Staff Directory, now available online at

The site serves as a resouce to find people, look up international dialing codes, and locate campus- and department-specific information. Advanced features include:

  • Self-updates that are live within 24 hours
  • Reverse look-up for phone numbers
  • Interactive campus maps
  • Links to Knowledge Base calling instructions
  • Printing and PDF export options


Arrow Adobe Connect tool now available for web conferencing, collaboration

IU faculty and staff can take advantage of web conferencing and data collaboration via Adobe Connect (formerly Macromedia Breeze). It offers a virtual meeting/classroom environment for sharing presentations, images, and desktop applications with remote participants in real time. Features include a digital whiteboard, text chat, polling, and audio/video broadcasting. Adobe Connect can be used alone or in conjunction with video or telephone conferencing.

A broadband Internet connection and a web browser with the Flash plugin (almost all computers have this already) are prerequisites for creating or attending a Connect meeting. Connect meeting accounts are a requirement for creating and hosting a meeting and are available to all faculty and staff with an IU or IUPUI user id. Information on obtaining and getting started on using a Connect account can be found at the IU Connect Meeting Service site. (


Arrow NSF Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science

The White House has established the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) program. The program, administered by the National Science Foundation, seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts or programs designed to enhance the participation of groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The awardees serve as exemplars to their colleagues and are leaders in the national effort to more fully develop the Nation's human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Nominations to honor individuals and organizations are invited for the competition of these annual awards.

For complete guidelines see


Arrow 2009-2010 NSF GK-12 Fellowships for graduate students available

The GK-12 Urban Educators Program at IUPUI is a partnership between the IUPUI School of Science, the IU School of Medicine, and the Indianapolis Public Schools. GK-12 Fellows are research graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.) who spend time in nearby school classrooms working with a science teacher partner to bring the excitement of research into the classroom.

GK-12 Fellows benefit by improving their leadership, communication and teaching skills, and become more aware of the need for high-quality science education at all levels.

For information on the program, including application materials, visit If there are questions from IUSM graduate students about this program, contact Simon Rhodes, PhD, in the Graduate Division at 274-3441.


Arrow Campus weather advisories

Will that bone-chilling cold result in class cancellations? Will slippery roads cause IUPUI to close? Check for the IUSM adverse weather advisory. The IUPUI adverse weather policy can be found at


Arrow First Spinal Cord and Brain Injury research awards

The Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Board awarded its first grants totaling almost $1.7 million to 14 Indiana institutions and researchers.

"This is an exciting time for Indiana," said Annette Seabrook, chair of the research board.  "By awarding these first grants, it shows that the state is dedicated to investing in new and innovative research.  These grants will go a long way toward attracting new researchers and projects to the state with the long-term goal of impacting the lives of Hoosiers with these disabilities."

One of the main purposes of the fund is to support research related to the treatment and cure of spinal cord and brain injuries, including acute management, medical complications, rehabilitative techniques and neural recovery.  The grants are worth $120,000 each over the course of two years. Although collaborations are encouraged, the research must all be done in Indiana.

Grant recipients are:

  • Samantha L. Backhaus, PhD, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation
  • Ji-Xin Cheng, PhD, Purdue University
  • Eri Hashino, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Jacob T. Kean, PhD, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation
  • Rajesh Khanna, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Wei-Hua Lee, PhD, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Naikui Liu, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Brenna C. McDonald, Psy.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Alyssa Panitch, PhD, Purdue University
  • Anne L Prieto, PhD, Indiana University – Bloomington
  • Jenna Rickus, PhD, Purdue University
  • Thomas M. Talavage, PhD, Purdue University
  • Riyi Shi, MD, PhD, Purdue University
  • Xiaofei Wang, MD, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine.

The Indiana State Department of Health is a member of the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Board, which was created in 2007 by the Indiana General Assembly.  Funding for the grants comes from motorcycle registration fees. Visit for more information.


Arrow Grants and Awards: November 2008

PI Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
SUZANNE BOWYER DUKE UNIVERSITY New Multicenter Prospective Registry of Infliximab Use for Childhood Uveitis 6/4/2008 6/3/2009 4,750
SUSAN CLARE UNIV OF ILLINOIS New Integrated Biochip Sensores for Detection of Cancer 7/1/2008 5/31/2009 104,179
DAVID FLOCKHART MAYO CLINIC New Tamoxifen biotransformation pathway pharmacogenomics 7/11/2008 5/31/2009 56,623
DAVID GILLEY FLIGHT ATTENDANT MEDICAL RESEARCH INST New Telomere dysfunction and breast cancer detection 7/1/2008 6/30/2011 325,500
RAGHAVENDRA MIRMIRA EASTERN VIRGINIA MED SCHOOL New 12-Lipoxygenase as a novel target to increase beta cell regeneration 9/1/2008 8/31/2009 120,372
EUGENIA MOLLESTON UNIV OF COLORADO New Etiology and Treatment of Biliary Atresia and INH 2/1/2008 5/31/2008 38,572
DAVID NELSON NATIONAL INSTITUTE ALLERGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASES New Characterization of the Chlamydia trachomatis STI cytotoxin CT166 8/1/2008 7/31/2009 81,673
ELLIOT ROSEN UNIV NOTRE DAME New Integrating multiscale modeling and in vivo experiments for studying blood clot development (subcontract) 9/1/2008 8/31/2009 100,562
FREDERICK UNVERZAGT UNIV ALABAMA BIRMING New Etiology of Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke 4/1/2008 11/30/2008 38,508


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Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Tune in at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 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, Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob will visit a house party sponsored by the Obama transition team, designed to gather suggestions for health care reform from citizens. Aaron Carroll, MD, health services researcher with the IU Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research, also will discuss the Obama health care reform plans.

A recent study compared the benefits of home hemodialysis performed during the day and at night while a patient is sleeping.  Christopher Chan, MD, a researcher at the Toronto General Hospital, will explain the findings of the impacts of nocturnal hemodialysis.

Frederic Frese, PhD, a practicing psychologist and frequent contributor to such publications as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, will join Sound Medicine to discuss how he has recovered from his schizophrenia enough to practice professionally, achieve prestigious honors and advocate for important mental health issues.

Oliver Sacks, MD, neurologist and author of MUSICOPHILIA: Tales of Music and the Brain, will discuss his research to understand why in some cases of brain traumas and stroke, music begins to play a key role in a person’s life and personality.

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

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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.

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.

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.