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March 19, 2010
Volume 14 Number 11 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Correll named interim director of facilities

Karen S. Correll has been named interim director of facilities at IUSM, filling the role previously held by Joel Trammel who has left for a position at Northwestern University.

In her previous role as associate director of space planning, Correll managed current space inventory and reported critical space data, and she participated in strategic planning for the usage of clinical, educational, administrative and research space in accordance with the school’s long-term goals. Working with departments, Correll made recommendations on space efficiency, space programming and resource usage. She also supported research operations by managing moves and relocations of laboratories, the capital equipment database and the emergency freezer program, and assisted with management of the Cesium irradiator.


Arrow Applications sought for chair of emergency medicine

The Indiana University School of Medicine seeks nominations for the position of chair, Department of Emergency Medicine. Candidates for this position must be board certified in emergency medicine and possess excellent academic and clinical credentials.

Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to lead and foster a multi-faceted program in a competitive environment. Women and under-represented candidates are particularly urged to apply.

More information about the department is available online at

Letters of application or nominations should be sent to:

David Canal, M.D.
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Indiana University School of Medicine
Fairbanks Hall, Suite 6200
340 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Or email the information to

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


Arrow AOA banquet and inductees

The 2009-2010 Alpha Omega Alpha Induction Banquet of the Indiana Chapter will be Friday, March 26, at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Grand Hall in Union Station in downtown Indianapolis. This event honors medical students and physicians who were elected into the Honor Society at the fall 2009 annual meeting.

Our guest speaker this year will be Mark Malangoni, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

New members to be inducted:

Class of 2010
Erin Olivia Aakhus
Megan Anne Alderman
Tyler Stephen Arnold
Amber Gail Brannan
Jared Robert Brosch
Abigail Faith Weliver Donnelly
Kyle Harry
Laura Hinkle
Michael L. Hopen
Elisa Anne Illing
Sarah Jacob
Mark Matson Kaehr
Colleen M. Kiernan
Hayley M. Knollman
Laura Elnecave Kruter
Jordan D. LeGout
Joseph Daniel Lutgring
John Ryan Martin
Kevin Charles McCammack
Emily A. Merryman
Andrew Arthur Millis
Christopher Carl Muth
Emma Joy Nordstrom
Benjamin G. Northcutt
Michael O’Connor
John O’Malley
Diana Patterson
Anne E. Penner
Benjamin Francis Redmon
Troy A. Roberson
Ian Cooper Sando
Meghann Lynn Schenk
Michael C. Veronesi


Class of 2010 Elected as Juniors
Timothy Brandon Campbell
Benjamin Russell Felix
John H. Holden
Andrew S. McDaniel
Roger H. Morse
John Nay
Dustin Lee Norton
Lauren C. Rakes
Caroline Elizabeth Rouse
Zachary J. Tempel
Daniel Alberto Yelfimov


Class of 2011
Andrew Justin Bishop
Barrett Fricke
Anthony C. Illing
David Isaacs
Cathryn J. Luria
John Paul Magno Manalo
Jacob R. Miller
Ruchin Gaju Patel
Zafar Sayed
Chad Tewell
Kimbre L. Vogel
Katherine Anne Voges
Richard Jason VonDerHaar


Honorary Members
Richard T. Beeler, MD
Class of 1979
Michele Smallwood Saysana, MD
Methodist Pediatric Service
Class of 1999


David A. Flockhart, MD, PhD
Pharmacology and Medical Genetics
Robert J. Havlik, MD
Plastic Surgery


Paul R. Crisostomo, MD
General Surgery

Laura Jane Nelson, MD
Pediatric Medicine
Anthony David Kaiser, MD
General Surgery


For more information about this event, contact Ruth Patterson, AOA coordinator, at 948-6302 or email at


Events & Lectures

Arrow Cutting Edge Lecture Series

The IUPUI Cutting Edge Lecture Series is designed to promote thinking and discussion across disciplinary boundaries, which by title and content encourages attendance and interactions among faculty, staff and students from across the campus as well as people in the community.

The next lecture, “Supply chain quality in China” presented by Barb Flynn, from the Department of Manufacturing Management, will be Wednesday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lilly Auditorium University Library.



Arrow IU Family Violence Institute presents annual lecture

Medicine Grand Rounds at noon, Friday, March 26, will be “Personalized Prevention: Evaluation of a Brief Mobile Phone Counseling Intervention to Sustain HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Effectiveness” presented by Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD. The presentation will be in Myers Auditorium at Wishard Hospital.

Dr. DiClemente is the second annual IU Family Violence Instutute guest lecturer. He will be introduced at 11:45 a.m. by Rose S. Fife, MD, MPH, the Barbara F. Kampen Professor of Women’s Health and co-director of the IU Family Violence Institute.

Dr. DiClemente is an internationally recognized expert on the development and evaluation of prevention programs tailored to African-American adolescents and young adults. He is particularly well versed in designing programs that use peer-based models of implementation that are culturally and developmentally appropriate. He has published extensively in the area of HIV/STD prevention, particularly among African- American adolescents and young adults, and in the area of partner violence.

Dr. DiClemente is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health and associate director, Emory/Atlanta Center for AIDS Research. He holds concurrent appointments as professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, the Division of Epidemiology, the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Psychiatry. Most recently, he was chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.


Arrow Midwest Blood Club Symposium set for May 6-7; Abstracts due April 2

The Midwest Blood Club will hold its 8th Annual Symposium in Indianapolis May 6-7, featuring two outstanding keynote speakers, Ken Kaushansky, M.D., Helen M. Ranney Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, and Giuseppina Nucifora, Ph.D., professor of medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Since 2003 the annual Midwest Blood Club Symposium has fostered greater communication among hematology/oncology investigators in Indiana and nearby states by creating a forum where researchers can meet and share ideas and data on stem cell biology, transplantation, cell/gene therapy, leukemogenesis, and immunotherapy. The meeting will be composed of both senior and junior investigators, with a decided focus towards students, postdoctoral/clinical fellows, and newly independent investigators serving as speakers.

Oral and poster presentations will be selected from the abstracts, which are due by the April 2.

The first day of the conference and the evening banquet will be held at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel. The second day will be held at Joseph Walther Hall in the auditorium.

Registration fees, which include all meals, are $90 for faculty and $45 for post-doctoral fellows, clinical resident/fellows and technicians. The fee is waived for graduate and medical students.

For the full schedule, a registration form, an abstract submission form and other information go to

For further information, contact Linda Henson at 317-278-2807 or

Sponsors of the symposium are the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, the IUSM Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the IUSM Division of Neonatology, the IUSM Department of Pediatrics, the Indiana University Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Lilly USA, LLC, and Promega.


Arrow CTSI Community Health Engagement Program

An Indiana CTSI Community Health Engagement Program workshop entitled “Involving Community Liaisons as a Mechanism for Bridging the Research Gap between Academia and Community Organizations” will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 19.

All interested researchers and local community organizations are invited to attend a presentation on how two CTSI programs have involved the community in their CTSA Community Engagement programs.

Jim Dearing, PhD, with University of Colorado, and Carolyn Sampselle, PhD, RNC, with the University of Michigan, will discuss the development and implementation of their CTSA Community Liaison Research Programs. Leslie Wright and Karen Calhoun, community liaisons for the CTSI’s in Colorado  and Michigan, will also give their perspective on how these programs can benefit a research project/program. CME credits will be provided.

Registration is required for the  event, which will be in the Indiana University Emerging Technologies Center (IUETC), 351 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, Ice Miller Training Room.  Please click HERE to register.

This event is sponsored by the Indiana CTSI Community Health Engagement Program.  Questions: email CTSI at or call 278-3361.


Arrow Save the date: Indiana Conference on Cultural Competency

“Beyond Cultural Competence: What’s Next?” is the theme of the Ninth Annual Indiana Conference on Cultural Competency for Behavioral Healthcare, which will be Thursday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn North at the Pyramids, 3850 DePauw Blvd.

On April 28, a special reception will feature the keynote speaker, former Surgeon General of the United States David Satcher, MD, PhD. That event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Fairbanks Hall, 340 W. 10th Street. To RSVP for the Satcher reception, see

The conference will seek to:

  • Identify challenges in implementing strategies toward cultural competency
  • Create awareness of benefits that accrue from being culturally competent
  • Improve the quality of service and health outcomes through cultural competence
  • Enhance leadership involvement in cultural competence through leadership commitment

Dr. Satcher will deliver a keynote address at the conference and will be joined by break out sessions lead by IUPUI/IUSM faculty and staff  including Mary Austrom, PhD, Virginia Caine, MD, Darla Cohen, Kenneth Durgans, EdD, and George Rausch, EdD.

Both events are open to the public, health care professionals, students and community organizations.


Arrow 2010 Indiana Injury Prevention Conference

The Automotive Safety Program’s 2010 Indiana Injury Prevention Conference will be Thursday and Friday, May 13-14, at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel. The cost is $100 and that includes breakfast and lunch both days, parking and conference materials.

This conference will offer injury prevention advocates two tracks to follow: one for certified child passenger safety technicians and those interested in vehicle safety; the other for advocates interested in other prevalent injury prevention topics.

For more information, contact Autumn McNichols at 274.2977 or


Arrow Save the date: IUSM Spring Faculty Meeting

The Spring Faculty Meeting will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) auditorium.

Featured speakers: 

Maryellen E. Gusic, MD
Incoming Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, IUSM
Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Penn State College of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

David S. Wilkes, MD
Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs
August M. Watanabe Professor of Medical Research
Professor of Medicine, of Microbiology and Immunology

Additional details will be distributed by email and future issues of Scope.  

Questions: Contact Kelli Diener at


Arrow Gunderman to Deliver Flexner Symposium Keynote

Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, will deliver the concluding keynote address for the Flexner Report Centennial Symposium at the University of Louisville School of Medicine on May 4, 2010.

Abraham Flexner, a Louisville native, authored the most influential document in the history of American medical education, the Flexner Report, which was published in 1910. The symposium, which is being held at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, will feature national authorities including Darrell Kirch, MD, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and Kenneth Ludmerer, MD, the pre-eminent historian of US medical education.

Gunderman is professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts, and philanthropy at IU and served as guest editor of the February 2010 Flexner Centenary issue of Academic Medicine.  The title of his address, which will conclude the symposium, is "After Flexner." 

Information on the symposium, which should be of interest to medical educators and historians, is available at:


Grants & Funding

Arrow Research Funding Update

The IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research offer a weekly digest containing information about funding opportunities including those that limit the number of allowable pre-proposal or proposal submissions. Digests are published on Wednesdays but may be sent more frequently if deadlines are urgent. 

View the current Research Funding Update.



Arrow Survey seeks opinion about CME, CEU

A great deal of time and effort is spent preparing, providing and seeking CME/CEU opportunities for health care licensure and/or certification. However, no one has developed a quick, reliable and validated scale to assist medical educators in creating programs that could meet the needs of various health professionals.

In response, IUSM, in collaboration with Purdue University, the University of South Alabama Medical Center, and Louisiana State University, is conducting a survey about continuing education for health care professionals. The purpose of the survey is to learn the perceptions of health care professionals regarding continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education units (CEU) content and use of technology. The survey is designed to help understand  preferences for the methods that the CME and CEU content is delivered.

Your participation is voluntary, confidential and anonymous (i.e., there is no way to link you or your institution to the survey).  We are only asking for your honest opinion.  This survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete; results will only be reported in summary form.

When you are ready to start the survey, please go to
If this does not direct you properly, copy and paste the link into your preferred web browser.

If you have any questions about the survey please e-mail Mark Di Corcia, PhD, ( or call 948-5967, or Graham Bodie, PhD, (


Arrow 2010 AAMC Awards

The Association of American Medical Colleges is accepting nominations for its annual awards competitions.

See for additional information.

The awards include the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Serve to Medical Education, the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, the Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences, the David E. Rogers Award, the Herbert W. Nickens Award, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award and the Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service.


Arrow You are invited – National Lab Day

From the desk of Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD
Director, National Institutes of Health

I know we share a commitment to making sure that the kids in our communities get a solid science education and experience the excitement of what it means to be a scientist. That is why I am going to spend some time this April in a Washington, D.C., school doing hands-on science and talking about what makes science and discovery so cool to me. I ask you to do the same.

National Lab Day is a new program that will make it easy for you to spend some time with a local middle or high school science teacher and her or his classroom. It’s a bit weird that it’s called a “day,” since it really helps you link up with teachers who are asking for help at any time during the year. But that is good, because it gives you plenty of flexibility, and maybe you will want to build a continuing relationship with the school.

While we aspire to ignite a flame in the next generation of scientists, we may not have known where to start–until now. We have created the NIH Science Education Nation web site, where you can learn more about today’s schools, teachers, and students and how to establish effective partnerships:

When you are ready to join me in volunteering, sign up at


News to Use

Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Tune in at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21, or 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, to Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM) in Indianapolis.

Aaron Carroll, MD, MS, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Center of Health Policy and Professionalism Research at IUSM, will assess the probable results if a soft drink tax is imposed.

Sound Medicine producer Colleen Iudice will report on efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping young people develop a healthy relationship with food.

Gene-Jack Wang, MD, a senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, will explain his work using brain imaging to learn if obese patients have addictive behaviors.

Robert Marion, MD, chief of genetics and of child development at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss his book, Genetic Rounds: A Doctor's Encounters in the Field That Revolutionized Medicine, which is a look at his life as a hospital geneticist.

Sound Medicine will air a new installment of “Grace Notes,” a series of first-person essays about end-of-life issues written and read by Larry Cripe, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of palliative care services at Indiana University Hospital.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, PhD, will explore prolonged sitting and its health effects.

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.


 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

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 Resources

Want to find a room that has a Polycom hook-up? Need official IUSM templates for your PowerPoint presentation or poster about a guest lecturer? Check out the new “Resources For” page on the IUSM web site. Resources For is accessible from the school’s home page ( – look on the right-hand side of the page.

If you have suggestions of other resources that would be beneficial and could be added to this list, contact the Office of Public and Media Relations at


Arrow MedTV

The Office of Public and Media Relations now manages the MedTV screens on the medical school campus. This closed-circuit TV system, part of the IUPUI network, presents a wonderful opportunity for faculty, staff and students to communicate events and information of interest to others. It also serves as a source for broadcasting emergency information on campus.

The MedTVs are located in public areas of the HITS building, the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium, the Daly Center, Research II, Walther Hall (R3) and the Cancer Research Institute (R4).

Announcements from departments and offices are welcome. To have your department or office announcements posted on MedTV, please read the MedTV guidelines: Questions? Phone 274-7722.


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 Kevin Fryling, 1110 W. Michigan, LO 401, 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.