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May 14, 2010
Volume 14 Number 19 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow HHS Secretary and NIH Director announce pediatric research grant

On Friday, May 14, at noon in Walther Hall (R3), U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins will announce a major Recovery Act grant for pediatric research at the IU School of Medicine.

To watch the press conference live online at noon, visit


Arrow Officials break ground on the new Wishard Hospital

An official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wishard Hospital took place May 12 at the site of the new hospital, east of the Richard L. Roudebush V.A. Medical Center.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and leaders from across Central Indiana broke ground on the project using ceremonial shovels emblazoned with “The New Wishard” logo before a crowd of nearly 300 from across the Marion County community.

Joining Ballard to speak were IU President Michael McRobbie and IUSM Dean D. Craig Brater.

Also participating in the ceremony were state representatives Gregory Porter and Bill Crawford; Barbara Malone, city-county councilor; Matthew R. Gutwein, president and CEO of Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County; Lisa Harris, CEO and medical director of Wishard Health Services; Virginia Caine, director of Marion County Health Department; and other invited guests.

The New Wishard construction project will create 4,400 jobs and transform the landscape of healthcare in Indianapolis. Facilities will include a 315-bed inpatient hospital, a 200-bed outpatient clinic, a 2,400-car parking garage, a 90-bed treatment room emergency department, a women’s health clinic, a central energy plant and offices for faculty, research and administration functions. Construction is expected to complete at the end 2013.

To learn more about the construction project, visit


Faculty Development & News

Arrow Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs appointed

Sheryl E. Allen, MD, has been appointed assistant dean for Diversity Affairs in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development’s Division of Diversity Affairs.

In her new role, Allen will be responsible for assisting IUSM’s efforts to recruit and retain residents from underrepresented backgrounds as junior faculty members. Dr. Allen will also work with the IU Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Chapter as a faculty advisor.

Dr. Allen is a pediatric emergency medicine physician in the IUSM Department of Emergency Medicine and an attending at Riley Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

For more information, visit


Arrow Problem solving competency team members sought

The Problem Solving Competency Team is looking for faculty and students interested in getting more involved in undergraduate medical education and who have an interest in the area of problem solving.

Team activities include development of curricular content as well as development and implementation of problem solving assessments statewide.

For more information, visit the Medical Education and Curricular Affairs website at or contact Butch Humbert, MD, Problem Solving Competency director, at


Events & Lectures

Arrow Hammond will present Stepping Stones in Leadership Luncheon

Flora Hammond, MD, chair of the IUSM Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and chief of medical affairs at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, is the next speaker in the Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership Luncheon series from 11:45 a. m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 21, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.

The 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 luncheon is open to all faculty, staff and students, both men and women, and is sponsored by the IUSM Women’s Advisory Council and the Office for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

To register, visit



Arrow Renowned cancer researcher to present Gladstein Lecture

The second annual Harry and Edith Gladstein Visiting Professor Lecture, “Genomic Variation and Cancer,” will be presented at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in Walther Auditorium by Thomas J. Hudson, president and scientific director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR).

Internationally renowned for his work in genomics and human genome variation, Dr. Hudson’s past positions include leadership roles as director of the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre and assistant director of the Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research, where he led a team that generated physical and gene maps of the human and mouse genomes. He has been a founding member of the International Haplotype Map Consortium, the Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium.

Dr. Hudson’s laboratory at OICR is involved in the study of genome variation that affects cancer predisposition, progression, and response to therapy. His main project focuses on the genetic architecture of loci associated with risk for colorectal cancer.


Arrow IUSCC presents a Celebration of Wellness

The IU Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC) is partnering with Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana to present “A Celebration of Wellness: Honoring the Spirit of Survivorship” from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Friday, June 4 in Fairbanks Hall, room 1112.

This free educational symposium is for people with cancer and their loved ones. There is a $20 fee for for health care professionals. The symposium includes opening remarks by Larry Cripe, MD, clinical director and interim director of IUSM Division of Hematology/Oncology and founder of the cancer center’s CompleteLife program.

Deanna Dewberry of WISH-TV, Sherman Burdette of Fox 59 and Lorene Burkhart, a central Indiana author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cancer survivor, are guest speakers during the event. The symposium includes lunch, a butterfly release and an afternoon Q&A session with IUSCC physicians and researchers.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; closing remarks begin at 2:15 p.m. Free parking is available.

To RSVP, call 257-1505 or email


Arrow Gopen to present scientific writing workshop

“Scientific Writing from the Reader’s Perspective,” hosted by George D. Gopen, PhD, will be offered as a two-day workshop, Monday, June 21, to Tuesday, June 22, in the Walther Hall (R3) auditorium.

As competition for external funding becomes more challenging, the importance of getting one’s scholarly work successfully published is more important than ever. Dr. Gopen’s approach is based on a single idea: Learning to write for the reader allows the writer to control what readers learn.

Dr. Gopen has presented this workshop at IUSM for the past 3 years, and has changed participants' writing habits permanently, often resulting in improved grant writing success. Both junior investigators and experienced scholars/mentors will benefit from this program.

Registration is available at Registrants must be able to commit two full days (6/21-6/22) to this workshop, as each session builds upon the previous one.


Arrow Revenue processing training

The Office of Financial Affairs is providing training in IUSM revenue processing from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, in Fesler Hall 211 (Hurty Hall B). This training is mandatory for IUSM fiscal officers and revenue processors and is not open to other schools at this time.
This session will teach participants how to properly deposit and transport funds at IUSM. It is being offered in an effort to implement better internal controls and ensure university policy compliance. After participants attend an IUSM Revenue Processing training session they are not required to attend another session; however, everyone is welcome to attend.

To register, visit and select "Revenue Processing for the IU School of Medicine."


Arrow Resident and Fellow Career Reception

The 2010 Resident and Fellow Career Reception, sponsored by IUSM and Indiana Clinic Physician Recruitment, will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, in the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

The reception will provide an opportunity to explore fellowship and employment opportunities with IUSM, Clarian Health and the Indiana Clinic.

For information, contact Gloria Robertson at 963-7857 or


News to Use

Arrow Studies in Sociology of Science seeks editors, submissions

Studies in Sociology of Science (SSS), a new multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published semi annually by Academic Journals, is seeking qualified researchers to join its editorial team as editors, subeditors or reviewers. SSS will cover all areas of studies in sociology of science.

The journal also welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence in this subject area, and will publish theoretical and empirical articles, book reviews and comments from a range of fields including education; philosophy, religion and theology; social sciences; agricultural, food and veterinary science; biotechnology; chemistry; physics; economics, social and behavioral sciences; engineering and technology; environmental sciences; life sciences; and medicine, pharmacology and medicinal chemistry.

Submit manuscript(s) to or for publication in the Maiden Issue (June 2010). The journal’s objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue.

Instruction for authors and other details are available on the website:


Arrow Indianapolis Monthly accepting nominations for “Top Docs”

Indianapolis Monthly magazine is now accepting physician nominations for its annual Top Docs issue.

Nominations may include up to 25 physicians who are clinically outstanding and deserving of the recognition. Submissions are due Sunday, May 16.

All licensed physicians in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan or Shelby counties are eligible to nominate their peers. The survey is conducted in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an established and reputable health care research and information company.

Nomination Instructions:

  1. Log on to
  2. Click on “Continue.”
  3. Complete the registration information and click on “Submit My Information.”
  4. Physicians will be given a one time nomination code. Highlight and copy this code. Click “If you would like to nominate doctors immediately, click here.”
  5. Paste in the nomination code and click “Submit.”
  6. Nominate up to 25 physicians up to one time.


Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, May 15 and 16, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss vaccinations, smallpox and changes to the categorization of autism disorders.

Anne Gershon, MD, professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric infectious disease at Columbia University Medical Center, will discuss the 2008 outbreak of measles in San Diego and what lessons were learned about vaccinations.

D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH, former director of the World Health Organization’s global smallpox eradication campaign, will discuss his book, Smallpox, the Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer, which details how he led the effort.

Cathy Pratt, PhD, director of the Indiana Resources Center for Autism at Indiana University, will explain changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' categorization of autism disorders.

Jody Hoffer Gittell, PhD, associate professor of management and MBA program director at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, will discuss relationship-coordinated health care and what it means for patients.

Richard Frankel, PhD, professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will present a new installment of “Patient Listening,” where he speaks with parents of a child who died of cancer. The parents now coach medical professionals in how to speak more effectively and empathetically to parents of seriously ill children.

This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” will explore posting calorie information in chain restaurants.

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. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.


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 Assistant Dean in Faculty Affairs and Professional Development position available

The Dean’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD) is seeking a clinician to join the faculty development team. Specifically, they are looking to identify a faculty member interested in helping other clinical faculty advance and be successful in their careers.

The assistant dean will work in collaboration with OFAPD, Graduate Medical Education, Medical Education and Curricular Affairs, Continuing Medical Education and the IUSM clinical departments to provide high quality professional development workshops, training and other opportunities for clinical faculty. Quality improvement, patient safety, scholarship of clinical service, balancing the demands faced by busy clinicians, leadership development and clinical education are all potential areas for faculty development efforts, plus any other needs identified by the IUSM clinical faculty in our vitality survey or other needs assessments. The position is 20 percent FTE and is available beginning in July.

Qualifications: The individual selected for this position must have excellent presentation and administrative skills, be a proven clinical leader and educator, and have a keen interest in conducting research about faculty, faculty vitality and the impact of faculty development. While some faculty development experience would be a plus, it is not essential that someone have vast experience in faculty development. For example, a relatively junior clinician who has excellent teaching skills and a passion for OFAPD’s work and mission would be considered a strong candidate. This position represents a unique opportunity for a colleague who envisions service as their area of excellence.

Interested candidates should send a letter of inquiry and a CV to



Arrow Outstanding Faculty and Resident Teaching Awards announced

The following faculty and residents have received Outstanding Faculty and Resident Teaching Awards following nominations by third-year medical students.

Recipients were chosen for exemplifying excellence in education by inspiring students with their dedication to teaching and patient care. Winners were selected based on votes and submitted comments:

Faculty: Matthew Bain, MD, assistant professor of clinical neurology; Jefferey Breall, MD, professor of clinical medicine; and David Matthews, MD, associate professor of clinical surgery.

Residents: Andy Adler, MD, psychiatry resident; Ben Gayed, MD, surgery resident; and Sara Pierce, MD, Ob/Gyn resident.

Questions to Henry Chou at


Arrow Daly joins medical history board

Former IUSM Dean Walter J. Daly, MD, has accepted an invitation to serve as a board member on the IUSM John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society.


Arrow IUSCC awards Wright Scholarships

Three IUSM students have been awarded William J. Wright Scholarships by the IU Simon Cancer Center. They are:

  • Theodore T. Brown, fourth-year medical student in pathology
  • Neil C. Estabrook, fourth-year medical student in radiation oncology
  • Adam Golas, third-year medical student in hematology/oncology
This scholarship is awarded to third- and fourth-year medical students, physicians in cancer-related postdoctoral programs and/or medical doctors employed by IUSM and pursuing cancer-related fellowship training who demonstrate commitment to, or potential for, conducting cancer research as well as outstanding character and well-defined professional goals.


Arrow Senior Banquet awards

The following faculty and student awards were presented at the Senior Banquet, Friday, May 7:

Department Awards


John Barnhill (Anatomy)

John H. Holden

Student Excellence in Anesthesia

Benjamin Francis Redmon

Department of Dermatology Award

John Thomas O’Malley

Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine

Tiffany Carolyn Williams

Medical Student Professionalism and Service Award

Kyle B. Yoder

Department of Family Medicine Award

Kaitlin Rice Prinsen

John B. Hickam Award (Medicine)

John H. Holden

Alexander Treloar Ross Award (Neurology)

Jared Robert Brosch

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Medical Student Award for Excellence in Neurology

Christopher Carl Muth

Roy Rheinhardt Memorial Award (OB/GYN)

Caroline Elizabeth Rouse

Floyd T. Romberger Jr., MD Teaching Award (OB/GYN)

Bryrony Lynn Dougherty Schaab

J. Donald Hubbard Award (Pathology)

Michael L. Hopen &
John W. Nay


Department Awards

Award Recipient

Carleton D. Nordschow Award (Pathology)

Joshua Robert Bradish & Ashley Suzanne Inman

Lyman T. Meiks Awards: Clinical:

Tyler Stephen Arnold

Christopher Thomas Lux

John E. Heubi Award in Ambulatory Pediatrics

Matthew August Kardatzke

Tina Kwan Scholarship (Pediatrics)

Lauren Claire Rakes

E. Jane Brownley Award(Pediatrics)

Kendall Denise Jefferson Agochukwu

K.K. Chen Award (Pharmacology)

John Ryan Martin

Indiana Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Award

Kevin Aswin Desai

Patricia Sharpley Award (Psychiatry)

Brian Joseph Quinn

American College of Surgeons Award (Surgery)

Colleen Marie Kiernan

Senior Elective Honors: Ob/Gyn





Jennifer Tracy Haak Baenziger
Jillian K. Erb
Hilary Douglas Hinshaw
Stephanie Michelle McKaig
Tobechukwu C. Mofunanya
Diana Marie Patterson
Kaitlin Rice Prinsen
Caroline Elizabeth Rouse
Bryrony Lynn Dougherty Schaab.
Kristin L. Schlegel
Molly Christine Strong

Senior Elective Honors: Surgery

Chad Walton Katon
Colleen Marie Kiernan
Ian Cooper Sando
Vlad Simianu
W. Ross Strong
Monica Tomoyo Young

Community Service Leadership Awards
“IUSM Student Outreach Clinic”

Chad Walton Katona
Laura Elnecave Kruter
Christopher Carl Muth
Palka Ramanlal Patel
Anne Elizabeth Penner
Kaitlin Rice Prinsen
Raymund D. Ramirez
Caroline Elizabeth Rouse
Molly Christine Strong
W. Ross Strong
Kyle B. Yoder
Rachel Brooke Yoder

Mary Jean Yoder Award

Colleen M. Kiernan

Dean’s Award

Michael C. Veronesi


Around Town

Arrow IUSM Orchestra inaugural performance

The inaugural performance of the IUSM Orchestra will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis.

This free orchestra concert features 35 of IUSM’s musically talented medical students.

A short coffee and dessert reception will follow the performance. Parking will be available in the lot north of the building off of New York Street or along the street surrounding the building.

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Medical Service Learning and the Indiana University School of Medicine Alumni Association.

For more information, contact IUMS Alumni Relations at 274-8828 or email


 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.