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September 4, 2009
Volume 13 Number 35 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Search begins for chair of anatomy & cell biology

IUSM seeks an outstanding scientist with the vision, scientific standing, and leadership qualities to lead the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. The department has a strong and diverse research program, a successful graduate program, and actively participates in graduate and medical education.

IUSM is undergoing an expansion of its already excellent research programs including strengthening interdisciplinary programs. Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent; an active and competitive, internationally recognized research program; and demonstrated commitment to teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Women and under-represented candidates are particularly urged to apply.

Please send letter of intent and curriculum vitae electronically to Applications will be reviewed as received. Indiana University is an AA/EOE, M/F/D.


Arrow Flu information update

The September/October schedule for seasonal flu vaccination clinics has been added to the IUPUI Student Health Services website at Seasonal flu clinics will begin Wednesday, Sept. 9. The vaccine will be available at the Tuesday campus center clinics (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) beginning Sept. 15. Please check the online schedule before going to a clinic since the vaccination times may change.

Seasonal flu clinics are beginning earlier than normal since the health clinic has limited space to store both vaccines. The free seasonal flu vaccine is available to all IUPUI part- or full-time students, staff and faculty as long as supplies last. Official IUPUI /Clarian ID must be presented in order to receive a free vaccination.

Seasonal flu clinics that are listed on the IUPUI schedules are open to all IUPUI students, staff and faculty and Clarian employees as long as supplies last. Clarian has scheduled multiple clinics for Clarian employees. Tabletop schedules for Clarian clinics at Riley Hospital are in the Riley Hospital cafeteria.

A clinic at Riley Hospital and one University Hospital for IUPUI employees and students should be scheduled soon. Employees working in the building where a clinic is held may attend it or one in another building.  Doris Mays ( is the contact person for scheduling IUPUI clinics.

It is possible to be vaccinated with both H1N1 and the seasonal vaccine on the same day, but it is not recommended to wait until H1N1 is available in order to receive both at the same time. It is not known how much H1N1 vaccine will be distributed to any institution and restrictions will likely apply. Two doses of H1N1 are recommended and should be given at least 3 weeks apart. As soon as we receive H1N1 vaccine, it will be publicized and available in the clinics. 

Other sources of information are: the IUPUI Emergency Preparedness site at and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at


Arrow CTSI Core Facility grants available

The Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities grant program is now open and accepting proposals. This CTSI program is designed to encourage the use of the technologies and expertise afforded by the CTSI Core Facilities with the specific goal of funding projects with outstanding scientific merit that can be linked to generating extramural funding or novel intellectual property (IP).

The program will provide up to $10,000 in core services for successful applicants from Indiana University, Purdue, or Notre Dame.  For more information and detailed eligibility guidelines, visit The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12


Arrow Faculty ASR survey due Sept. 21

The 2009 Faculty Annual Summary Report is now available. All regular faculty members who were active during the past academic year (2008-2009) have been requested to complete this survey.  Deadline for ASR submissions is Monday, Sept. 21.

If you are involved in the instruction or presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME - Question #4) or undergraduate courses (Instruction -Question #1) all course related activities will need to be entered as this data has not been provided by a central source.

Please do not forget to complete the “School of Medicine Faculty Offices, and Standing Committees Nominations” questionnaire at the bottom of the report.

The web search application for last year’s research interest question may be found at
The survey is available at  Contact the office of Decision Support at 278-1968, or e-mail, if you have problems or questions.


Arrow Financial disclosure deadline approaches

The Office of Research Administration would like to remind all faculty and researchers that it is time to complete the annual financial interest disclosure form. 

In order to complete the 2009/2010 COI disclosure, which is due no later than Wednesday, Sept. 30, see Once you sign in using your IU ID and passphrase, you will arrive at the COI disclosure form.  Please complete the requested information, verify the data and click “submit.” 

Questions: Email the COI office at or call Sherry Oswalt-Smith at 274-7307 or Angela Reese at 278-4894.


Arrow Revenue processing training

In an effort to have better internal controls and ensure University policy compliance, the Office of Financial Affairs is providing mandatory IUSM revenue processing training.

In this session you will learn how to properly deposit and transport funds at the IUSM.  The class is mandatory for IUSM fiscal officers and revenue processors and is not open to other Schools at this time.

Register at  Scroll down to "Revenue Processing for the IU School of Medicine."

Note:  IUSM units on the IUPUI campus should immediately cease using campus mail to transport funds. Contact IUPUI Banking Services at 274-2769 for a pick up by IUPUI Security.


Arrow GHHS members from the class of 2010

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

Class of 2010 members of the IUSM Gold Humanism Honor Society:


Margaret Allen
Stella Asuquo
Jennifer Baenziger
Mark Baker
Amber Brannan
Timothy Campbell
Abigail Donnelly
Jillian Erb
Isaac Fehrenbacher
Benjamin Felix
Valerie Fenneman
Laura Hinkle
John Holden
Emily Horvath
Elisa Illing
Matthew Kardatzke
Colleen Kiernan
Hayley Knollman
Laura Kruter
Andrew McDaniel
Emma Nordstrom
John Thomas O Malley
Ashley Overley
Allison Pernic
Raymund Ramirez
Kaitlin Rice
Caroline Rouse
Michael Schacht
Vlad Simianu
Rachel Smith
William Strong
Katherine Sullivan
Marissa Vawter
Michael Veronesi
Daniel Yelfimov
Kyle Yoder


Arrow APA 6th Edition EndNote Style update

The EndNote® American Psychological Association 6th Edition Style update is now available. Go to for information and to download the new APA style into your EndNote Program Style Folder. The download procedure will be practiced at the next EndNote workshop in the VanNuys Medical Sciences Building B016A on Thursday, Sept. 10, from  2:30 to 4 p.m.

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


Arrow AOA election meeting

The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society annual fall election meeting will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Ruth Lilly Learning Center Auditorium at the Riley Outpatient Center.

Email or call 278-6302 for more information.


Arrow Annual Indiana CTSI retreat set for Sept. 24

The second annual Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute retreat will be Thursday, Sept. 24, at Purdue University, with presentations by investigators from Indiana and Purdue universities and the University of Notre Dame.

With the theme of “Building A Greater Research Agenda on Indiana Strengths,” the retreat will offer “conversations to stimulate state-wide collaborations for building teams, preparing for high end grant applications, and leveraging facilities and resources,” and will include breakout discussions on:

  • Personalized Medicine and Nutrition
  • New Tools and Technology Development
  • Imaging Technology
  • Modeling and Simulations
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Animal ModelsThe retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, room 121, at Purdue’s Discovery Park.

For additional information, or to register, please see

The registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 7. For additional information or answers to questions, contact Sydney Kisseberth at, or 765-494-1678.


Arrow Tour of the Times, Celebrating 40 Years

Put on your walking shoes and join the Tour of the Times expedition of the IUPUI campus and its community.

Expand your knowledge of the past, present and future of Indiana’s urban research campus during a guided walking tour of campus sites on Saturday, Sept. 26. Tours are available every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tour of the Times is one of many campus activities being held as part of the yearlong celebration of IUPUI’s 40th anniversary.

As Tour of the Times community partners, neighboring venues invite you to catch a shuttle or walk over for a visit. For starters, you can ride into the Wild West at the Eiteljorg Museum, experience local African American history at the Crispus Attucks Museum, or retrace the filming of “Hoosiers” at the old Wishard Hospital.

The guided campus tour is free. Some community venues may charge an entrance or special activities fee of $1-$45.

For details, including a complete list of Tour of the Times community partners, and registration, go to:

When: Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Tour Start/Shuttle Departure will be from the IUPUI Campus Center

Shuttle Destinations: Eiteljorg Museum, IPS Crispus Attucks Museum, Madame Walker Theatre Center, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, National Art Museum of Sport at University Place, Herron School of Art and Design, Wishard Nursing Museum (the old Wishard Hospital), and White River State Park.


Arrow Acing the Academic Job Search

A discussion on succeeding in the academic job search process – including picking the right institutions, preparing to apply, how to market yourself effectively, navigating the interview process and negotiating offers will be Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Emerson Hall, room 304.

All postdocs and graduate students are invited to attend!

Speakers will include:

David Burr, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, IUSM

N. Douglas Lees, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Biology, Purdue School of Science, IUPUI

Simon Rhodes, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Professor of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, IUSM

Information for postdocs can be found at


Arrow IUSM-Lafayette to host CME program

IU School of Medicine - Lafayette and the Lafayette Medical Education Foundation will host a CME program on Saturday October 17th on the Purdue campus. (Purdue vs. Ohio State Football).

The program, "Subacute and Acute Atmospheric Decompression: From 'Mountain Sickness' to 'The Bends'" will be presented by Greg Konrath, MD, J. Paul Robinson, PhD, and Ulf Balldin, MD, PhD. Participants will be able to recognize medical problems as might be experienced during mountain vacations or scuba diving and understand the basic principles for prevention and treatment of these disorders.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 30.

To register or for more information, see, email Jayne Rayman at, or call her at 765-496-1190.


Arrow Women’s Health Symposium

In conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Indiana University Alumni Association, the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health presents its Sixth Annual Symposium in Women’s Health for Primary Care Providers: Empowering our Patients for Health, on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road. 

IU and Purdue faculty presenters from several disciplines will:

  • Describe the techniques for engaging patients in motivational interviewing to affect behavioral change for addictions, eating disorders, and pain management;
  • Review the guidelines and discuss the implications for complementary and alternative therapies, including menopause and hormone replacement therapy, pain management, and dietary supplements;
  • Describe the current methods and implement the guidelines for managing abnormal pap smears and ensuring appropriate vaccination(s) across a woman’s lifespan;
  • Identify patients who may be victims of abuse, who are masking addictions, and who are struggling with body image issues including eating disorders.

This conference is made possible through an endowment from the IUSM Class of 1990.

Registration is $150 for physicians; $125 for physicians who are IU Alumni Association members; $50 for nurses and other health care providers; $50 for IU School of Medicine and Clarian Health faculty and staff; and $25 for residents-in-training.  To register on-line, or to download the brochure, visit

Questions?  Please contact Tina Darling, Associate Director, at 278-2264 or


Arrow OMSL kicks off a new year

On Aug. 27, the Office of Medical Service-Learning sponsored its annual pizza lunch for medical students eager to get involved with various service-related projects. An estimated 125 medical students attended the event in Emerson Hall, heard medical student project co-chairs briefly describe each project, and viewed a photo slideshow.

There are currently 15 active OMSL service-learning projects offering diverse opportunities, which include working with adults and seniors, mentoring or teaching children, participating in community and international health programs, cultural competency, and developing nonprofit leadership.

The Medical Student Service-Learning Group, the student-led forum affiliated with the OMSL, officers for 2009/2010 include Katie Sullivan (MS4) and Zach Tempel (MS4), co-chairs; Caitlin Dugdale (MS3) and Bill Steck (MS3), junior co-chairs;  Lee Tan (MS4), treasurer; Henry Chou (MS3), website manager; Arthy Saravanan (MS3) and Selyne Samuel (MS3), public relations coordinators; Katy Dickerson (MS3) and Dracina Will (MS3), at-large officers; and Bill Steck (MS3), Elaina Chen (MS2), Zafar Sayed (MS3), Pavan Rao (MS3), and Richelle Baker (MS3), volunteer service coordinators.

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


Arrow Ride to Remember for palliative care kick-off Sept. 10

All are invited to Palliative Care’s 10th anniversary celebration and kick off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, for the Ride to Remember. The event will be Myers Auditorium, the Myers Multipurpose Room and the “W” elevator lobby, Myers main floor, at Wishard Hospital.

This September and October, Greg Gramelspacher, MD, director of the Wishard Health Services Palliative Care Program, will celebrate the anniversary of the program with the Ride to Remember.  This 3,280-mile cross-country bicycle ride will honor the more than 3,000 patients served by Wishard’s Palliative Care team over the past 10 years.  Riding one mile for each patient, The Ride to Remember is also aimed at raising support for the Palliative Care Program while drawing attention to the needs of those who are terminally ill.
Activities at the event include remembering past patients, the Power Meter Challenge, prize drawings and refreshments.  Ride to Remember T-shirts will also be available with a $15 donation.

Come and join the celebration.  If you have any questions, please contact Christine Slater-Turner, program manager, at 630-7767.


Arrow Spokes of Hope stopping at IUSCC

Passionate and energetic, Cindi Hart – a champion bicyclist, speed skater, a registered nurse and cancer survivor – is spearheading a national effort – Spokes of Hope -- with Cyclists Combating Cancer (CCC).  CCC members from across the country will head to Washington, D.C. to tell lawmakers about the importance of funding cancer research.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, Hart and a group of bicyclists will kick off the Indy to D.C. Spokes of Hope leg in the lobby of the IU Simon Cancer Center.  All are invited.  The cyclists will arrive in Washington on Sept. 16.


Arrow Healing Arts narratives sought

The Journal of General Internal Medicine seeks submissions for a narrative medicine feature entitled Healing Arts. Submissions may be solicited or unsolicited, and will be peer reviewed.

They seek two types of high quality work:

  • Text and Context consists of excerpts from literature (novels, short stories, poetry, plays or creative non-fiction) of 200-800 words and an accompanying essay of up to 1000 words discussing the meaning of the work and linking it to the clinical or medical education literature. May include up to 3 learning objectives/discussion questions and up to 5 references, including an appropriately detailed reference of the creative work.
  • Materia Medica consists of well-crafted, highly readable and engaging personal narratives, essays or short stories of up to 1500 words and poetry of up to 100 lines. These pieces should focus on a given experience, person or event which informs or illuminates the practice or teaching of medicine. Submissions may be written by or from the point of view of the patient, health care provider, family member, teacher, investigator, or trainee. If non-fiction, please either mask the subject’s identity or gain their permission prior to submission.

In addition they seek submissions for a special issue, Chronic Care and Education (deadline Nov. 2).

Material may be submitted electronically to If you have questions, contact the editors:

Richard L. Kravitz, MD, MSPH, UC Davis Division of General Medicine, 4150 V. Street, Suite 2400 PSSB, Sacramento, CA 95817, Email:
Mitchell D. Feldman, MD, MPhil, UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine,  400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94143-0320, Email:


Arrow Fogarty Scholars Program seeks applicants

The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program is seeking applicants for a one-year clinical research training experience. Participants in the program, which is open to all doctoral students in medical and health professions schools, will experience mentored clinical research training at one of 25 top-ranked National Institutes of Health-funded research centers in Africa, Asia, South America, or the Caribbean.

The program is sponsored by the NIH Fogarty International Center, in partnership with 15 other NIH institutes, centers, and offices, and is administered by the FICRS-F Support Center at Vanderbilt University, the AAMC, and the Association of Schools of Public Health. Applications are due Thursday, Dec. 3.

Information: E-mail or go to


Arrow Ball Garden free concerts

The final two summer concerts in Ball Gardens, which is located north of Ball Residence Hall and east of the Union Building, will be from noon to 12:45 p.m.:

Tuesday, Sept. 8                          The Chatham Arch String Quartet
Thursday, Sept.  17                     IUPUI Chamber Ensemble

Rain Location: Riley Outpatient Center atrium

All of these concerts are free, kid-friendly, and open to the public. They are hosted by the IU Foundation and the Purdue University Department of Music and Arts Technology


Arrow Grants and Awards - July 2009

PI Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Rajiv Agarwal National Kidney Fdn New Can Volume Index Predict Blood Pressure Response to Ultrafiltration? 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 50,000
Taeok Bae NIH-NIAID New Prophage contribution to the virulence of Staphylococcus aureus. 7/15/2009 6/30/2010 297,200
Nikolai Broustovetski Showalter Trust New Mitochondrial injury in glutamate-induced calcium deregulation and excitotoxic neuronal death 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000
Louis Barry Cantor Research To Prevent Blindness


Unrestricted Research Grant 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 100,000
Rebecca Jeanne Chan Showalter Trust New Role of Increased c-Jun Expression in the Pathogenesis of Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000
Hanying Chen Showalter Trust New BMP10 is a novel therapeutic reagent for heart failure 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000
Jinhui Chen Showalter Trust New Targeting the neural plasticity for functional recovery following traumatic brain injury 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000
Zhenhui Chen Showalter Trust New The Ca clock in sinoatrial node of normal and atrial fibrillation in canine model 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 25,000
Simon J Conway NIH-NHLBI New Regulation of Periostin by TGFbeta and BMP in Heart Development. 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 471,000
Theodore R. Cummins NIH-NINDS New Molecular Determinants of Resurgent Sodium Currents in Sensory Neurons 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 25,356
Zizheng Dong Showalter Trust New Role of the Spectrin Domain of eIF3 p170 in Protein-Protein Interaction and in Regulation of mRNA Translation and Cell Proliferation 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000
Yansheng Du Am Heart Midwest New Characterization of Neuroprotective Properties of Conditioned Media from Adipose Stem Cells 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 71,500
Loren J. Field NIH-NHLBI New Transgenic Reporters for Cardiac Growth and Regeneration 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 192,500
Laura Sue Haneline NIH-NHLBI New Endothelial Progenitor and Vascular Dysfunction in Infants of Diabetic Mothers 8/1/2009 5/31/2010 380,274
Brian Paul Herring NIH-NHLBI New Function of the 130kDa MLCK in vasculature physiology and pathophysiology 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 342,443
Michelle Suzanne Howenstine Seattle Children'S Research Institute Contin/
The EPIC Observational Study: Longitudinal Assessment of Risk Factors For and Impact of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Acquisition and Early Anti-Pseudomonal Treatment in Children with CF 4/1/2009 3/31/2014 48,779
Shoji Ichikawa Showalter Trust New Klotho-mediated regulation of PTH production in the parathyroid 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000
Erik A. Imel NIH-NIAMS New FGF23 in Pediatric Phosphate Physiology and X-linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 128,509
Thomas S. Inui Regenstrief Institute Contin/
Regenstrief 44-825-70 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 228,431
Reuben Kapur NIH-NHLBI Contin/
Mechanisms of adhesion and growth control in stem cells 7/6/2009 6/30/2010 418,735
Stephen A. Kempson Am Heart Midwest New Acute regulation of osmolyte transport in kidney 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 71,500
Raymond Lloyd Konger NIH-NIEHS New Tumor suppression through oxidized glycerophosphocholines 7/16/2009 6/30/2010 231,000
Hyun-Suk Lim Showalter Trust New Chemical Inhibitors of the SCFSkp2 Ubiquitin Ligase 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000
Edward E Mckee NIH-NHLBI Contin/
Mitochondrial Toxicity of Antiviral Nucleosides 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 664,061
Daniel Richard Meldrum NIH-NHLBI New Sex differences in TNFR2 signaling mechanisms following acute surgical ischemia 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 50,054
Oussama Meroueh Showalter Trust New Computational Design and Chemical Synthesis of Next Generation Antimetastatic Agents 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 56,677
Grant D. Nicol NIH-NINDS New Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptors and Sensitization of Sensory Neurons 7/17/2009 6/30/2010 530,809
John I. Nurnberger Jr. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Contin/
Clinical Research Laboratories 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 168,311
J. Marc Overhage Brigham And Women's Hospital New Clinical Decision Support Services 3/5/2008 3/4/2009 56,943
Anantha Shekhar NIH-NIMH Contin/
Role of Serotonin and CRF Pathways in Anxiety Regulation 7/10/2009 6/30/2010 357,188
Robert Virgil Stahelin NIH-NIAID New Lipid-Protein Interactions in Viral Assembly and virus Like Particle Formation 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 364,480
Robert Matthew Strother The ASCO Fdn New A Pharmacokinetic Pharmacogenetic Study of HIV-positive Patients on Combined Anti-Retroviral Therapy with Kaposi's Sarcoma Being Treated with Single Agent Oral Etoposide 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 50,000
William J. Sullivan Jr. NIH-NIAID New MYST opportunities for Toxoplasma drug development 7/17/2009 6/30/2010 189,616
Raj K. Vuppalanchi Amer College Gastroenterology New Effect of Acute Hepatic CYP2E1 Inhibition on Hepatic Insulin Sensitivity in Adult Overweight/Obese Healthy Volunteers 7/1/2009 12/31/2010 33,800
Ronald C. Wek SHOWALTER TRUST New Translation and stress regulatory pathways in health and disease 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000
Xiaofeng Frank Yang NIH-NIAID New Host adaptation of the Lyme disease spirochete 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 373,188
Constantin T. Yiannoutsos University Of California, San Francisco New Neuropathobiology of Primary HIV-1 Infection 9/1/2008 7/31/2009 44,093
Karmen Kay Yoder NIH-NIDA New Assessment of the Dopamine System in Fibromyalgia 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 236,972
Qigui Yu Showalter Trust New The Role of Intrahepatic IL-17/Th17 Cells in the Pathogenesis of Accelerated Liver Disease in HCV/HIV-1 Coinfection 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000
Jian-Ting Zhang US Dept Of Defense New Novel small molecular inhibitor of ABCG2 for elimination of drug resistant breast cancer stem cells in combinational therapy 7/1/2009 6/30/2012 337,571
Baohua Zhou Showalter Trust New Roles of TSLP in Suppressing Airway Tolerance 7/1/2009 6/30/2010 60,000


Arrow Grants and Awards - August 2009

PI Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Matthew C. Aalsma Porter County Juvenile Probation Department New Connection to Mental Health Care for Youth in Juvenile Justice 4/1/09 3/31/10 39,970
Dennis Ang NIH-NIAMS New A Pilot study on the Combined Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Duloxetine for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia 8/1/09 7/31/10 210,568
Suzanne Slater Bohlson NIH New The regulation of inflammation and phagocytosis by CD93 9/1/09 8/31/10 385,000
Christopher M. Callahan NIH New Modeling Alzheimer Disease Costs and Transitions 8/15/09 7/31/10 630,409
Aaron Edward Carroll NIH-NLM New Computer Decision Aid for ADHD Management (CDAAM) 8/1/09 7/31/10 500,855
Rebecca Jeanne Chan NIH-NHLBI New Aberrant Monocytic Differentiation Induced by Gain-of-Function Shp2 Mutants 7/30/09 6/30/10 192,870
Bradley Niel Doebbeling Purdue University New Cancer Care Engineering Initiative - 5: budget and statement of work 8/1/08 9/30/09 32,030
James W. Fletcher NIH-NCI New Whole-Body PET/CT Assessment of Tumor Perfusion Using Generator-Produced 62Cu 8/1/09 7/31/10 476,882
James Dennis Fortenberry NIH-NIDDK New Urethral Microbiome of Adolescent Males 6/24/09 5/31/10 818,758
Shreevrat Goenka NIH-NHLBI New PARP activity in allergic inflammation 8/1/09 7/31/10 379,600
Bryan E. Hainline Michigan Public Health Inst Contin/
Region 4 Long Term Follow UP and Clinical Outcomes:  Inborn Errors of Metabolism Registry 6/1/09 5/31/10 3,500
Maureen A. Harrington Clarian Health New The role of acyl CoA: cholesterol acyl transferase (ACAT) in breast cancer progression 6/1/08 5/31/09 4,000
Thomas S Inui Center For Health Care Strategies, Inc. New Medicaid Leadership Institute 7/1/09 6/30/10 168,723
Mark H Kaplan NIH-NIAID Contin/
Stat4 Immunobiology 8/1/09 7/31/10 385,000
Debomoy K. Lahiri Univ of Rhode Island New Occupational Exposure & The Developmental Basis of AD 4/1/09 8/31/09 30,800
Yunlong Liu NIH-NIAAA New Elucidating CIS-Acting Elements Regulating Alcohol-Induced Alternative Splicing 8/20/09 7/31/10 231,000
Russell D Meldrum Orthopaedic Research And Education Foundation New Fellowship Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation 8/1/09 7/31/10 75,000
Raghavendra G Mirmira Am Diabetes Assn New Transcriptional and Survival Mechanisms in Beta Cell Biology 7/1/09 6/30/10 45,000
Gerry S Oxford NIH-NIGMS New Ligand Directed Functional Selectivity of G-Protein Coupled Receptor Signaling 8/1/09 7/31/10 311,556
Brenda Bradley Poindexter Duke University New Fluconazole Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Candidiasis in Infants <750 Grams Birth Weight 7/6/09 6/30/10 205,000
Molly Duman Scheel NIH-NIAID New Analysis of the functions of axon guidance genes during vector mosquito development 8/1/09 7/30/10 396,500
Rachel Christine Vreeman NIH-NIMH New Development of an Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Measure for Pediatrics 8/1/09 4/30/10 172,737
Sarah Elizabeth Wiehe NIH-NICHD New Mapped and perceived context of adolescent health risk 8/15/09 7/31/10 125,281
Xiao-Ming Xu University Of Texas Health Science Center Houston New Combinatory Strategies to Functional Remyelination after Spinal Cord Injury 9/1/08 3/31/10 27,686


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Tune in at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, or 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, to Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM) in Indianapolis. The program is hosted by Barb Lewis.

This week, Sound Medicine will rebroadcast some of its popular stories and interviews from recent months.

Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob visited several community health clinics that are receiving federal recovery funds and will share people’s thoughts about the benefits from this initiative.

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.

John Medina, MD, developmental molecular biologist at University of Washington School of Medicine, will discuss his new book, Brain Rules, which dissects the inner workings of the brain, revealing the ways we can most effectively improve our lives at school, work and home.
Author Paul Roberts will discuss his new book, The End of Food, which explains why he believes that the current system for growing, producing and selling food can leave the U.S. vulnerable to an increasing number of food-borne illnesses.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, PhD, will explore new dentistry techniques that dentists are exploring to put patients at ease.

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

Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Primary care segments are underwritten by Wishard Health Services.


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.