Indiana University
IUSM IU
IU School of Medicine Office of Public and Media Relations

Current Issue
Event Reminders
Scope Submissions
Archives
Scope RSS | Event Reminders RSS | Print (.pdf)


IUSM Scope



January 30, 2009
Volume 13 Number 4 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:



Arrow Summer research scholarships awarded

Five second-year IUSM students from the Indianapolis campus are recipients of scholarships based on their projects presented during the 2009 Student Research Forum Jan. 15. The exhibitors participated in the 2008 Summer Research in Academic Medicine Program. 

Judging was based on the quality of the oral presentation (which represents 70 percent of their total score) and the quality of the research abstract (which represents 30 percent of their total score).

Top Prize:  Christine Hammer, $16,200 funded through the Claude Smith Black Scholarship

Second Place Prize:   Neil Estabrook, $5,000 funded through the Hazel and Tommy Thompson Cardiac Research Scholarship

Third Place Prize:  Ryan Dumas, Jon Salisbury, and Miriam Conces, $1,500 each funded through the William and Fern Groves Hardiman Research Scholarship


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Kudos to IUSM

The following note was sent to IUSM Dean Craig Brater after medicine.indiana.edu/IUSM-trends was distributed to IUSM employees earlier this month. The name of the other medical school has been removed as a gesture of civility.

Craig, my son ........started medical school in 2000. He was pretty smart (obviously, taking after my wife) – was a Wells Scholar in Bloomington, had a 4.0 GPA, and a 39 on the MCAT. He was offered a $12,000/year scholarship to attend the IUSM. However, he also got offered a full ride named scholarship at $35,000/year to attend (a top five mid-western private medical school), so he went there “to get out of Indiana.”

When he graduated from (this top-5 medical school), I finally thought I could have cogent clinical discussions with him. But even though he was at or near the top of his class, his clinical knowledge was clearly lacking. He knew much less than I expect our mid-year 4th year students to know.

When I dug into why this might be, it turned out that he was taught almost nothing during his clinical years. He had almost no practical experience. For example, when he was on this internal medicine inpatient ward rotation, he was allowed to follow only one patient at a time and was not allowed to write orders. His job was to just tag along on rounds. He was bored silly and learned nothing. When he did his medicine internship in preparation for his Rad Onc residency (which he completes this year), he had to learn internal medicine essentially from scratch. He hated it because it was so hard.

This (top five mid-western medical school’s) vaunted education program (is terrible). So it is gratifying to see IU finally getting some of the recognition it deserves for its excellence in clinical education. I don’t think my son’s experience is unique – IU sends much better prepared physicians out into the world of medicine.

Thought you might appreciate this anecdote.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Candidates sought to direct IUSCC

IUSM seeks candidates for the position of associate dean for cancer research and director, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center that provides patient care. The NIH cancer center designation was renewed in 2008 with a five-year, $6.5 million grant. 

IUSM seeks an outstanding individual with excellent academic credentials and demonstrated ability to lead and foster a multi-faceted clinical, research and educational program in a competitive environment. A goal for the new director would be to have the IUSCC positioned in the near future to successfully compete for NCI-designated comprehensive Cancer Center status.

Salary commensurate with qualifications. Women and under-represented minority candidates are particularly urged to apply.  Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae and references to Hal E. Broxmeyer, Ph.D., Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Indiana University School of Medicine, 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. 

More detailed information about the IUSCC and its members can be found at www.cancer.iu.edu.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow V-Day event needs participants

The Vagina Monologues isn't just an attention grabber. It's also a fundraiser. Come see how you can help with the V-Day campaign, which uses performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and earn money to fight violence against women and girls. V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

This year's spotlight cause is the violence against the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Your participation doesn't require a stage performance. Backstage roles are available. Everyone is welcome – women and men – because we all need to come together to help bring an end to violence.

Practice and performance schedules are tentative at this point. Participation at about 60 percent of rehearsals and one of two dress rehearsals is required to perform. Men may be able to perform an accompanying play if there is enough interest.

For more info, please contact Elizabeth Eglen at eeglen@umail.iu.edu. To be a part of this year's campaign, come to either of our next meeting

  • Sunday, Feb. 1, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Emerson Hall 2nd/3rd floor lecture hall
  • Wednesday, Feb. 4, noon to 1 p.m., Emerson Hall, room 304


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Mini Medical School begins Wednesday

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

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

The programs and IU School of Medicine presenters:

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

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

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

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


BACK TO TOP

Arrow English intonation class now offered Tuesday evenings

The Department of Pediatrics at Riley Hospital is offering an evening class of American English Intonation: Effective Intercultural Communication. This course is for international medical students, residents, fellows, postdocs and faculty at IUSM and Clarian Health.

The program, made possible by support from a Clarian Values Grant, introduces a new format. Classes will last two hours, 5 to 7 p.m., for eight consecutive weeks, Feb. 3 through March 24, at the Methodist Hospital Maternity, Candlelight Room A 3050 A.
The instructor is a TESOL-certified IUPUI adjunct faculty.

To ensure individual attention, class size is limited. The early registration fee is $180 for eight classes; after Jan. 24 the fee is $220. Textbooks and CDs are provided on site.

For more information and registration, contact:
Poonam Khurana, M.D. FAAP           
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine   
Ph: (317) 962-2275
Email: pkhurana@iupui.edu


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Coach Ron Hunter and Samaritan’s Feet reception

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a reception honoring ABC Person of the Year Coach Ron Hunter.

The event is Thursday, Feb. 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., prior to the Jaguars vs. South Dakota State University game. Coach Hunter will speak at 3:30 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. Admission is a $20 donation to Samaritan’s Feet or a pair of new shoes – child size 3 to adult size 9. All donations are tax deductible.

The reception, sponsored by University Place Conference Center and Hotel, will be in the campus's newest event venue - Scholars Hall - in the University Place Hotel.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow First ‘Embracing Diversity’ lecture Feb. 18

“Embracing Diversity:  The Indiana Amish”
Pediatric Grand Rounds – 8 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18
Ruth Lilly Auditorium, lower level of the Riley Outpatient Center
Presented by Thomas J. Meyers, PhD, associate academic dean, director of international education and professor of sociology at Goshen College

Mark your calendar to attend this session – one in a series exploring the influence of diverse belief systems on health-care delivery.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow LAMP offers special programs to junior faculty in February

The Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) is opening its February session to all junior members of the IUSM faculty. All junior faculty members may attend either of these two workshops on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

For clinician teachers:
“Real Life Clinical Teaching: How to Make it Work” presented by John L. Turner, MD, and Mary E. Dankoski, PhD.
Effective clinical teaching is both an art and a science. This session is designed for faculty new to clinical teaching and will provide an overview of some of the science – the principles and practices of effective clinical teaching. This information will be delivered in an easily digestible, interactive format including the critique of a recorded teaching encounter and skill-building through small group simulations.

For research faculty:
“The Secret Life of Grants” presented by Randy R. Brutkiewicz, PhD.
This session will involve an analysis of the “nuts and bolts” of preparing grants.  The skills presented are appropriate for junior faculty who have submitted one or a few grants previously, those who never have submitted a grant (and plan on it in the not too distant future), as well as those who may in the future and would like to know more about it. The idea is to understand what  is involved and how it can best work within your busy work life.

Each workshop includes lunch but space is limited.  Register soon at faa.iupui.edu/newFaa/events/eventsCalendar.asp

Date: Feb. 18
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Riley Outpatient Center, rooms A & B
LAMP is a program of the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Cognitive health and decline topics of symposia

The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center is presenting a two-day symposia entitled the “Role of Comorbidity in Cognitive Decline” will be March 13, and on March 14, “How to Keep a Healthy Brain as We Age” will be presented. Both programs will be at the Indiana Historical Society from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There is no charge for attending any or all of the symposium. The intended audience is IUSM faculty, residents, community physician, nurses, social workers, research coordinators and members of the professional health community.

Space is limited so early registration is recommended. The deadline to register is Monday, March 2. To register or for additional information about the symposium, see cme.medicine.iu.edu or call the CME office at 274-8353.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow IUPUI Research Day submissions due today

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at IUPUI is sponsoring the first IUPUI Research Day on Friday, April 24.  There will be a number of presentations that day.  The School of Medicine has been allotted 10 of these (10 minutes each with 2 minutes for questions).  They should highlight “some of the best and most promising research projects and initiatives” that we have undertaken.  There will also be poster space for the 28 Signature Centers and a booth for the CTSI.  Please send proposals (with titles and authors) for school presentations by Friday, Jan. 30, to:

Rose S. Fife MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Research
rfife@iupui.edu

The proposals must be forwarded from the school to the vice chancellor on Feb 2.  The area of greatest interest is “interdisciplinary efforts involving collaborating faculty and centers that go past the boundaries” of the school itself.

In addition to these presentations, the keynote lecture will be:
Dr. Leon Lederman (1988 Nobel Prize in Physics): Knowing How Science Works for Scientists and Citizens


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Nominations sought for alumni, faculty awards

Do you know of an IU School of Medicine alumnus who has made outstanding contributions to the field of medicine?  Would you like to see them recognized by your Alumni Association for their service and achievement?  Help us identify IUSM graduates who have accomplished careers by nominating them for a Distinguished Alumni Award.

Early Career Achievement
Honors young alumni of the school who have graduated within the last 15 years.

Distinguished Alumni Achievement
Honors alumni of the school for significant medical accomplishments.

Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Faculty
Honors faculty of the school who have brought notoriety to IUSM through their dedication to students, colleagues, and the medical profession.

Nominator should submit a letter stating the category of nomination, the nominee’s qualifications and vita, including contact information, and supplemental letters of support along with any additional information. Visit www.alumni.iupui.edu/medicine/awards.htm for more information about Alumni Association awards or to fill out an online nomination form.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 13
Submit Nominations to:
IUSM Alumni Association
850 W. Michigan Street, #241
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Questions?  Contact Jayme Little at jtlittle@iupui.edu or 274-1345.


BACK TO TOP

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 meca.iusm.iu.edu/tan/TTA.aspx 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 meca.iusm.iu.edu/Resources/TTA.htm.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Public opinion sought on Medicaid waivers

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has asked the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community to host a series of community discussions to gather public opinions that will guide the development of Medicaid waivers administered by the FSSA.

See newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/9748.html?emailID=9748 for times and dates or contact Vicki Pappas or Joel Fosha at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at 812-855-6508 or via e-mail at beheard@indiana.edu.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow NIH electronic submissions weather delay

The NIH's transition to electronic submission of applications for Individual National Research Service Awards (Fs), originally scheduled to occur April 8, has been postponed due to Grants.gov-related delays. Until a new transition date is confirmed,  applications should continue to be submitted on paper forms.

Plans to require electronic submission of applications via Grants.gov using the SF424 (R&R) forms for Individual Research Career Development Award Programs ("K"s) - with the exception of K12s - have not changed. See grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-044.html.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow DoD grant information

The Fiscal Year 2009 Defense Appropriations Act provides $50 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) to support scientifically meritorious proposals that may impact the field of research and/or patient care across a diverse range of diseases and disorders.

Specifically, the FY09 PRMRP is soliciting research applications across the following 19 congressionally-directed topic areas: alcoholism research; autoimmune diseases; blood cancer; childhood asthma; drug abuse; epilepsy; kidney cancer; listeria vaccine for infectious diseases and cancer; lupus; mesothelioma; molecular signatures in tumors; neuroblastoma; osteoporosis and related bone disease; Paget's disease; pediatric cancer; polycystic kidney disease; social work research; tinnitus; and West Nile virus vaccine.  Applications submitted to the FY09 PRMRP must address one of the topic areas listed above.

This program is administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
Visit http://cdmrp.army.mil for more information.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow 40th anniversary website fun and games

The IUPUI 40th Anniversary website is now up and running. This website not only has the upcoming events and history of IUPUI, but it also has some fun and games. Two of these fun features are the ability to answer trivia questions on the website for a chance at winning a prize and an opportunity to share your famous recipes with IUPUI family and friends.

Visit the website at www.forty.iupui.edu and click on the recipe and trivia links to support the 40th anniversary of IUPUI.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Honors

Simon J. Conway, PhD, a professor of pediatrics and a member of the Riley Heart Research Team and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, will serve as a member of the Cardiovascular Differentiation and Development Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for a four-year term beginning July 1.

The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the world’s leading charity dedicated to mental health research, announced a list of 10 leading research discoveries in 2008, including one from IUSM’s Alexander B. Niculescu III, MD, PhD. Dr. Niculescu and his group were recognized for work towards the development of a blood test for mood disorders. Their more recent work on creating the first comprehensive map of genes involved in bipolar disorder was also recently featured on the NARSAD website.

Carly Snipes, a fourth-year student at the IUSM, is a recipient of the Medical Student Professionalism and Service Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Snipes is among 31 students nationwide to receive the honor, given to recognize students who "excel in compassionate care of patients, professional behavior, and service to the community." ACEP is a professional society representing emergency medicine physicians. Following graduation in May, Snipes plans to pursue a three-year residency in emergency medicine.

Stanley Spinola, MD, was elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology on Jan. 14.  Dr. Spinola is the David H. Jacobs Professor of Infectious Diseases and director of the Infectious Diseases Division at IUSM.

Stephen Williams, MD, the founding director of the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, has been honored with a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor an Indiana governor can bestow. Dr. Williams, who is stepping down from the role he has held since the cancer center was formed in 1992, was formally recognized Jan. 12, for his distinguished service to the state. Mitch Roob, Indiana secretary of commerce and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., presented the award to Dr. Williams during a reception attended by family, friends and colleagues.

Logan Wink, MD, a second-year psychiatry resident at IUSM, has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Anne Alonso PhD Memorial Award for her paper “Comorbid Intellectual Disability and Borderline Personality Disorder: A Case Series.” The award is presented by the Endowment for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Grants and Awards: January 2009

PI

Agency

Type

Project Title

Begin

End

Total

Wade D. Clapp

Fox Chase Cancer Center

New

P21-activated Kinase-1 as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Asthma

7/1/2008

6/30/2009

80,000

Hua Gao,

Carl M Reeves and Mildred A Reeves Foundation

Contin/Competing

Blockage of intraocular bFGF for treatment of age-related macular degeneration

11/1/2008

8/31/2009

30,000

Thomas Daniel Hurley

Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution

New

Alcohol Metabolism, Primate Evolution, and Paleogenetics.  An Inclusive Paradigm

9/25/2008

6/30/2009

115,000

David A. Kareken

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

New

Neural Bases of Implicit Attention to Alcohol-Conditioned Stimuli

9/30/2008

8/31/2009

221,375

Katherine J Kelly

Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

New

Mechanisms of Diabetic Renal Injury

12/1/2008

11/30/2009

50,000

Gilbert C Liu

Clarian Health

New

Carol M. White Physical Education Program

7/1/2008

6/30/2009

81,000

Nuria Morral Codol

American Diabetes Association

New

Role of intracellular fatty acid transporters on PPAR-delta activation

1/1/2008

12/31/2008

99,999

Xiaoxi Qiao

Carl M Reeves and Mildred A Reeves Foundation

Contin/Competing

Study of Molecular Mechanisms of a Spontaneous Animal Model of Age-related Macular Degeneration

11/1/2008

8/31/2009

20,000

Douglas Kevin Rex

Northwestern University

New

Novel Biophotonics Methodology for Colon Cancer Screening

5/5/2008

2/28/2009

41,899

Hiromi Tanaka

Komen Cancer Foundation

New

Mechanisms of telomere dysfunction in breast cancer

12/3/2008

12/2/2011

450,000

Stephen Douglass Williams

National Cancer Institute

Contin/Competing

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Support Grant

9/1/2008

8/31/2009

1,263,405

Xin Zhang

National Eye Institute

New

Regulation of FGF signaling in lacrimal gland development

1/1/2009

12/31/2009

308,000


BACK TO TOP

Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Tune in at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 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, Abraham Morgentaler, MD, Harvard Medical School urologist and author of Testosterone for Life, will explain the symptoms and treatments for low testosterone in men over the age of 35.

Steve Beller, Ph.D., president and CEO of National Health Data Systems Inc. and a clinical psychologist, will talk about the challenges of incorporating electronic health records into a mental health practice.

Palmer Mackie, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine at IUSM, will discuss the difficulties in diagnosing and treating chronic pain.

Gary Schwitzer, director of graduate studies in health journalism and communication at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism, will explain the practicalities and ethics of good health-care reporting.  His website – healthnewsreview.org – reviews medical journalism and offers practical suggestions for consumers.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup”, Jeremy Shere explores recent findings that both mothers and babies have better outcomes when the mom is able to begin maternity leave several weeks prior to the birth.

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.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Social engineering – how people can steal information

According to Wikipedia.org, social engineering is the act of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. While similar to a confidence trick or simple fraud, the term typically applies to trickery or deception for the purpose of information gathering, fraud or computer system access; in most cases the attacker never comes face-to-face with the victim.

Consider the following scenario of how a person can use social engineering to steal valuable information at work.

Spoofing a caller id phone number

Susan’s phone rings and shows that it is Steven Jones from payroll. The caller informs Susan that they are a new employee working for Steven Jones and that there appears to be a problem with her upcoming direct deposit.  They need to get her bank account information today or her direct deposit will not be submitted that evening.  Susan gives her bank information to the caller because she doesn’t want to delay her deposit.

The thief could use a service like spoofcard.com to spoof the caller id.  From this site, a person can enter the number they want to appear in the caller id and make the call.

How to protect yourself

In both of these scenarios, the person contacted could have confirmed the identity of requestor with a return phone call.

Educate your associates about how thieves are using social engineering techniques to get information and what you can do to protect yourselves.


BACK TO TOP

Arrow NIH’s weather-delay submission policy

The National Institutes of Health realizes that there may be problems for organizations in submitting grant applications due to the recent winter ice storm that has swept across the country.  The usual NIH practice for such circumstances will apply.  Electronic and paper applications that are submitted late because of weather problems should include a cover letter noting the reasons for the delay.  It is not necessary to get permission in advance for weather-related delays in grant application submissions.  It is expected that the delay will generally not exceed the time period that an applicant organization/institution is closed. grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-042.html

NIH has established a Web page on the NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters that provides information on a variety of topics: grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters.htm


BACK TO TOP

Arrow Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership series

Women have achieved significant accomplishments in medicine and science, yet comprise a relatively small proportion of faculty, especially at the highest ranks and positions of leadership. As a result, women faculty tend to have smaller professional networks than male colleagues and have fewer role models of success.

The Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership series is intended to create a forum where all faculty and students can learn about professional development through hearing the personal career journeys of successful women.  The guest speaker for these sessions will be interviewed in the presence of attendees about significant milestones in their personal and professional lives that have led to career success.  The sessions are open to all faculty and students, both men and women, and are sponsored by the IUSM Women’s Advisory Council and the Office for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

Please register for each luncheon at  faa.iupui.edu/newFaa/events/eventsCalendar.asp

Special guests:

Janice Blum, PhD, Chancellor’s Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, co-director of the Center for Immunobiology, and member of the Walther Oncology Center
Monday, Feb. 16, 11:45am – 1pm (lunch provided), Fairbanks Hall, room 5005

Virginia Caine, MD, director of the Marion County Health Department and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases
Monday, March 16, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch provided), Fairbanks Hall, room 5005

Fairbanks Hall is on the People Mover route. Exit the People Mover at the canal stop, take the stairs up and turn right. Enter the Fairbanks building and take the elevator to the 5th floor.


BACK TO TOP

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 www.gk12-iupui.org. If there are questions from IUSM graduate students about this program, contact Simon Rhodes, PhD, in the Graduate Division at 274-3441.


BACK TO TOP

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.

BACK TO TOP


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.

BACK TO TOP


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.

BACK TO TOP