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May 21, 2010
Volume 14 Number 20 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend

The IU School of Medicine will welcome back over 250 alumni and guests from years ending in “0” and “5” this weekend for Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend. Alumni will have the opportunity to reconnect with classmates through formal reunion dinners and class-specific social function. They will also participate in CME programming and take tours of the new IU/Clarian Simulation Center, the medical and IUPUI campus, the Indiana Medical History Museum and the City of Indianapolis, observing firsthand how campus and the city have changed over the years.

This year marks the 63rd year that the Medical Alumni Association will hold its Strawberry Shortcake Alumni Awards Luncheon. On Saturday, May 22, five alumni and faculty will be honored with three awards:

Early Career Achievement Award:

  • Don J. Selzer, M.D. (Residency 2002) – IU School of Medicine
  • Carrie E. Anderson, M.D. ’99 – Saint Francis Family Medicine Residency Program

Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Faculty Award

  • John W. Brown, M.D. ’70 – IU School of Medicine
  • David B. Burr, Ph.D. – IU School of Medicine

Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Larry H. Einhorn, M.D. (Residency 1970) – IU School of Medicine

The IU School of Medicine Alumni Association is a dues-supported constituent society of the larger Indiana University Alumni Association and provides numerous opportunities each year for alumni to connect with each other and their School of Medicine.

For more information, visit www.alumni.iupui.edu/medicine.

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Arrow Lance Armstrong honors IUSCC nurse

Lance Armstrong is honoring LaTrice Vaughn, RN, his nurse when he was treated for testicular cancer at the IU Simon Cancer Center, during this week’s Amgen Tour of California. On Thursday, he rode with an “I Ride for LaTrice” sticker on his bicycle.

Help cheer on LaTrice by visiting the interactive “I Ride for Livestrong” online game. LaTrice, who is also participating in the race, is riding for IU Simon Cancer Center patients. The top three racers with the most cheers at the end of the Tour of California will have their “I Ride For …” dedication stickers on Lance Armstrong’s bike during the Tour de France. The rest of the top 100 racers will be entered into a drawing to have their dedication sticker on the Team RadioShack bikes as they ride across France.

Go to www.livestrongaction.org/bike/latrice-rides-for-indiana-university-cancer-patients-1 to cheer on LaTrice. Visitors may cheer her on once a day until Sunday, May 23.

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Faculty Development & News

Arrow Spring Faculty Meeting — May 25

The IUSM Spring Faculty Meeting is scheduled for 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) Auditorium.

The featured speakers will be Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, incoming executive associate dean for educational affairs, who will present “From good to great: Seizing the opportunity of curricular change,” and David S. Wilkes, MD, executive associate dean for research affairs, who will present “The State of Research at IUSM.”

To view this meeting via a web stream, visit www.indiana.edu/~video/stream/live_sl.cgi?filename=spring_faculty_meeting. The stream will go live 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

To view this via video conferencing, for a site to participate dial into video bridge 116.

Please view the minutes from the October 13 Fall Faculty Meeting. To find the minutes, go to angel.medicine.iu.edu/default.asp. On the ANGEL main page, find the “Top Stories” section on the left side. There click on “complete details” under the “IUSM Fall Faculty Meeting Minutes - October 13, 2009.”

For additional information, please contact Kelli Diener at kas1@iupui.edu.

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Student Showcase

Arrow Doctor Camp 2010

The IUSM Office of Medical Service-Learning (OMSL) will sponsor the 10th annual Doctor Camp from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 4, in the Medical Science Building and Daly Center.

During Doctor Camp, medical students will conduct hands-on sessions and serve as "camp counselors" for the youth as they learn about science and various aspects of medicine including anatomy, neurology, physical diagnosis, radiology, biomedical research and pathology. The program also includes an ambulance tour led by Wishard EMT staff.

On June 8-10, IUSM student volunteers will participate in the third annual Camp Medical Detectives, which is modeled after Doctor Camp and targets high school students interested in health professions. Medical student leaders for both Doctor Camp and Camp Medical Detectives this year are Elaina Chen (MS2), Robert Cantor (MS2), and Kristina Shaffer (MS1). Camp Medical Detectives is co-sponsored by the OMSL, MICI-AHEC, the IUSM Health Professions Programs and IUSM Diversity Affairs.

The 2010 Doctor Camp is again co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (MICI-AHEC), which also provides financial support. Doctor Camp targets minority youth in grades 5-8 from various metropolitan area schools, including the 30 participating in this year's event.

For more information, visit www.medicine.iu.edu/omsl.

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Clarian News

Arrow Riley Child Development Center celebrates 40 years

The Riley Child Development Center (RCDC) will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a reception and poster session at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in the Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) Auditorium. An awards program will begin at 4 p.m.

The RCDC is a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) interdisciplinary training program which has enjoyed support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau since 1970. The RCDC is supported through the Combating Autism Act in response to the increasing number of children affected by developmental delays.

More than 500 children and their families received services from the RCDC- LEND in 2009. In addition, the RCDC evaluation clinic is a critical component of the Center’s leadership training program in the IUSM Department of Pediatrics, serving as a premiere training opportunity for students and professionals from 18 separate disciplines that serve neuro developmental disabilities can be felt throughout Indiana. Trainees gain insights into the complexity and benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the unique needs of children with developmental disabilities and their families.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Hudson 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 Hall 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 to colorectal cancer.

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Arrow Indiana Clinic Town Hall — May 26

An Indiana Clinic Town Hall event will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in the Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) Auditorium.
This meeting is for anyone interested in learning more about the Indiana Clinic from its employees and executives. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

A live broadcast of the event will also be made available online at chwaccweb2.clarian.org/ictownhallmay2010.

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Arrow Racers Helio Castroneves, Kimball to visit IUPUI, Methodist Hospital

Helio Castroneves, three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, will be a guest on the IUPUI campus from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, in the Technology Building, room 202. Castroneves will talk about his racing career, take questions and sign autographs.

Also, Charlie Kimball, the first professional American open-wheel race car driver with diabetes, will visit the Methodist Hospital Cafeteria Courtyard from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 24. In addition to meeting Kimball, visitors may take a free pre-diabetes risk assessment and grab a healthy snack. This event is sponsored by Clarian Health and Novo Nordisk.

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Arrow IU Global Health Residency Track hosts symposium

The IU Global Health Residency Track will host a Global Health Symposium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in Ruth Lilly Medical Library, room 307.

Come prepared to learn from fascinating global health cases in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, ob/gyn, and family medicine—to be presented by IU residents and faculty.

The event is the first of a series of quarterly symposiums to be hosted by the new IU Global Health Residency Track. Look for upcoming symposiums on Maternal and Child Health (Fall 2010), Health Care Access in Resource-Limited Settings (early 2011) and Tropical Medicine (Spring 2011).

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

The IU Global Health Residency Track will begin accepting intern applicants this fall. For more information, visit globalhealthgme.iusm.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=8942.

To receive updates concerning future symposiums, email ghealth@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Memory University offers courses on Alzheimer’s disease

The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center and the Alzheimer’s Association has announced its speakers for the second annual Memory University, a unique program for both professionals and families to learn more about Alzheimer disease (AD) from nationally known clinicians working at the Indiana ADC.  Participants will learn the most up-to-date information and will also be able to ask the experts any questions they have about AD and related disorders.

The series consists of four courses offered for four consecutive weeks in June at Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) Auditorium, 601 West Dr., Indianapolis. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the courses will run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. They are:

  • Malaz Boustani, MD, a founding physician of the Healthy Aging Brain Center, located within the Center for Senior Health at Wishard Health Services, and chief research officer of the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia (IDND), will present “Agitation, Delirium and Aggression in Alzheimer’s” Thursday, June 3.
  • Brandy Matthews, MD, assistant professor of clinical neurology and associate director of the neurology residency training program at Indiana University, will present “When it’s Not AD: Understanding Frontotemporal Dementia” Thursday, June 10.
  • Susan McLennon, PhD, APRN-BC, assistant professor in the department of adult health at Indiana University School of Nursing, will present “Understanding Grief in Alzheimer Disease” Wednesday, June 16.
  • Greg Sachs, MD, FACP,  chief of the division of general internal medicine and geriatrics, Department of Medicine, and professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, will present “Caring for the Late Stage AD Patient and Caregiver” Thursdsay, June 24.

This program is free of charge, but registration is required. For more information, visit scope.medicine.iu.edu/files/MemoryUniversity2010Final.pdf.

To register, contact Rhoda C. Ludy at 317-274-4939 or rcludy@iupui.edu. There is a charge for parking. To verify the cost, call 317-274-4232.

This program is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.

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Arrow Womack will present on consumer drug advertising

Catherine Womack, associate professor of philosophy at Bridgewater State College, will present "Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising: Can a Little Information Do More Harm Than Good?" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 406.

In 2007, pharmaceutical companies spent $4.8 billion on direct-to-consumer (DTC) drug advertising, marketing medications for everything from erectile dysfunction to depression to restless leg syndrome. Proponents claim that the information in these ads empowers us to be more savvy health care consumers; opponents argue that the information is misleading, upsetting and can result in overdiagnosis and overprescription of marketed drugs.

Dr. Womack will examine the effects on DTC ads on patients, the doctor-patient relationship and the health care marketplace, including how what seems to be a vehicle for transmission of information may in fact reduce the level of knowledge of patients, the productivity of doctor-patient relationships and patients’ abilities to navigate effectively in the health care marketplace.

This talk is sponsored by the IUPUI Department of Philosophy and the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program. To reserve a seat, contact Rebecca Cervenka at 278-1669 or rcervenk@iupui.edu.

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Arrow IUPUI Purchasing to discuss new contract

IUPUI Purchasing will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the new Fisher Scientific contract at 2 p.m. Friday, June 4 Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) Auditorium.

Investigators, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Arrow Campus Reception for Lawrence Goldblatt

Indiana University School of Dentistry will hold a campus-wide reception in honor of Lawrence I. Goldblatt, DDS, MSD, who is retiring from his position as IU’s dean of dentistry, from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 7, in IUPUI Campus Center, room 450 A-B.

Remarks will begin at 4:30 p.m. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome.

Goldblatt has served on the IU School of Dentistry faculty for 34 years, and as dean since 1997. His final day as dean will be June 15, but after a one-year administrative leave, Goldblatt plans to return to the IU dental school as a full-time professor of oral pathology.

For more information, contact Pamela Lovejoy at plovejoy@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Academy of Teaching Scholars session

Carolyn A. Hayes, EdD, will present “Grey Matter: Learning and Teaching with the Brain in Mind” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in Daly Student Center, room 185.

Hayes will discuss the ways in which neuroscience, psychology and education work together to help us understand how our students learn and how we teach.

The session is part of the Academy of Teaching Scholars and meets the Learning Theory competency.

Register at faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

Questions: maquarle@iupui.edu.

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News to Use

Arrow ISTM recommends logging off — not shutting down — at night

Although turning computers off at night would conserve energy, it may cause them to take longer to start in the morning.

Computers supported by the IUSM Office of Information Services and Technology Management (ISTM) receive important updates during the evening, such as security patches and software upgrades. This is done in the evening while a computer is still on, but the employee is not using it.

If a computer is turned off at night and a software update was attempted, it will update the software when it is powered on. Therefore, the computer will take much longer to start.

ISTM instead recommends employees log off their computers, and switch off their monitors, at night.

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Arrow Should you have two or more monitors?

According to a 2006 New York Times article (“The Virtues of a Second Screen”), adding an additional monitor could increase your productivity by 20 to 30 percent. However, other factors, including the investment of the new monitor as well as the additional energy use, should also be taken into consideration before purchasing a second monitor for everyone in a department.

ISTM recommends that each person’s specific role be considered before making a decision about multiple monitors. For example, if an employee routinely manages multiple spreadsheets, calendars or other systems, adding a second monitor may be beneficial.

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Arrow Online collaboration improves communications, saves time, money

When Mike Dance, associate director of business resources, works with the IUSM regional medical center faculty and staff to review financial documents or illustrate a new IU system from a distance, he typically used email. Mike would send the document to the intended recipient, then call them to walkthrough the document over the phone.

This process was always challenging as Mike would have to reference the row and column in a spreadsheet or communicate navigation of a page over the phone as it was being reviewed.  Any changes that were made would have to be sent back and forth through email before it was finalized.  

Recently, Mike was shown Adobe Connect (formerly Breeze) which is a free University software program which allows individuals to host online meetings.

Armed with Adobe Connect, Mike now has the ability to share his desktop with the IUSM regional medical center faculty and staff and those participating in the discussion can be enabled to take control, move the mouse pointer, and make edits on the spot.

While there will always be a need for in-person visits, this tool has increased the efficiency and effectiveness in communications between the business resources group and our IUSM regional medical centers.

To learn more about Adobe Connect, visit www.indiana.edu/~breeze.

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Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, May 22 and 23, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss premature births, high blood pressure and children taking medication.

The March of Dimes medical director and senior vice president, Alan Fleischman, MD, will discuss the decrease in premature births in recent years and why that is important.

Chad Rhoden, MD, PhD, author of Bringing Down High Blood Pressure, will explain recommendations to reduce sodium intake.

Sound Medicine essayist Eric Metcalf will continue with the topic of sodium. He will share a fun conversation he recorded with his friend, David Joachim, a cookbook author and co-founder of Chef Salt, a gourmet salt business.

Deborah Emerson, RN, a nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, will explain the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a clogging of the arteries in the legs.

Author Judith Warner will discuss her new book, We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication, which explores the increasing number of children taking medications for behavioral, emotional and learning disabilities and the struggles of their parents.

This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” will explore triathlon and sudden death risks with Kevin Harris, MD, director of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Training Program.

Archived editions of Sound Medicine as well as other helpful information can be found at www.soundmedicine.iu.edu.

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.

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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

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Opportunities

Arrow IUPUI Staff Council scholarships

Several scholarships opportunities are currently available from the IUPUI Staff Council for the upcoming academic year. They are:

The IUPUI Nan Bohan Community Engagement Staff Award is open to all IUPUI appointed full-time staff members who contribute to the overall mission and success of the university. A $1,000 award will be made to the recipient. Presentation of the award will be made at the Chancellor’s Employee Recognition Convocation in the fall.

All nominations and narrative forms should be submitted per the instructions found on the IUPUI Staff Council Website. For more information on this scholarship, visit www.iupui.edu/~scouncil/awards/bohan.html.

The IUPUI Carol D. Nathan Staff Council Scholarship Award was established in honor of Carol D. Nathan, Dean of the Faculties. Applicants must be a full-time staff employee of IUPUI with at least two years of service; be pursuing an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree at IUPUI; and have completed 12 credit hours at IUPUI with a GPA of at least 3.0.

The scholarship will be in the amount of $250, awarded at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, provided the recipient is currently enrolled for at least 3 credit hours. In order to apply for this scholarship, an individual must complete the application form and write an essay. Details can be found on the IUPUI Staff Council website. For more information, visit www.iupui.edu/~scouncil/awards/nathan.html.

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Kudos

Arrow Honors

John N. Eble, MD, chairman and Nordschow Professor of Laboratory Medicine in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, is the recipient of the F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award at the 99th Annual Meeting United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) in Washington, D.C. The F.K. Mostofi Distinguished Service Award is presented to a member of the USCAP who has rendered outstanding service to the International Academy of Pathology and its US-Canadian Division.

Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, pediatrics and medical education, has been elected a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest extant medical organization in the United States. Gunderman will be inducted, along with 14 other new fellows, in a May 21 ceremony at the College's landmark building in downtown Philadelphia.

David A. Plager, MD, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service, has been elected to serve as president of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

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Arrow Faculty and student Senior Banquet awards

The following is a complete list of faculty and student award recipients from the 2010 Senior Banquet on Friday, May 7. We apologize to those whose names were not included in last week's issue.

Department Awards

Award Recipient

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

Jeffrey C. Darnell Medical Student Geriatrics Achievement Award (Division of Geriatrics) Stephanie Nothelle

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

Carleton D. Nordschow Award (Pathology)

Joshua Robert Bradish & Ashley Suzanne Inman

Lyman T. Meiks Awards: Clinical:
(Pediatrics)
Research:

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

Marcus Ravdin Award

Daniel Alberto Yelfimov


Awards Announced Previously

Award Recipient

Alpha Omega AlphaClick Here
Gold Humanism Honor SocietyClick Here

Research Program in Academic Medicine

Sarah Jo McDaniel Burgin
Vlad Simianu
Timothy Tony Webb

Jay Thomas (Bloomington Campus)

Emily Anne Merryman

John H. Edwards Fellowship

Amber Gail Brannan


Basic Science Faculty Awards

Award Recipient

Bloomington

Bruce Martin Ph.D.

Evansville

Catherine F. McGraw, Ph.D.

Fort Wayne

Glenn Merkel, M.D.

Indianapolis

Thomas Davis, M.D., Ph.D.

Lafayette

Regina Kreisle, M.D., Ph.D.

Muncie

Richard Milton, Ph.D.

Northwest

Taeok Bae, Ph.D.

South Bend

Joseph Prahlow, M.D.

Terre Haute

Peter Duong, Ph.D.


Clinical Science Faculty Awards

Award Recipient

Anesthesia

John Emhardt, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Andrew Beckman, M.D.

Family Medicine

Scott E. Renshaw, M.D.

Internal Medicine

T. Robert Vu, M.D.

Neurology

Robert M. Pascuzzi, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jeffrey Rothenberg, M.D.

Pediatrics

Mitchell Harris, M.D.

Psychiatry

Michael DeMotte, M.D.

Radiology

Richard Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D.

Surgery

David E. Matthews, M.D.

Surgery Subspecialty -
Vascular Surgery

Dolores Cikrit, M.D.


Support Staff Award

José Espada (MSA Staff)

Outstanding Clerkship (Tie)

Emergency Medicine
and Pediatrics

Golden Apple Award

Robert Pascuzzi, M.D.


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Around Town

Arrow High school science education discussion

Jennifer Hicks, PhD, a science curriculum specialist with the Indiana Department of Education, will discuss science teaching practices in Indiana and the impact of recent laws on high schools at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Center for Inquiry Indiana, Suite A, 350 Canal Walk, located on the canal (west side) between the IUPUI Law and Informatics Schools’ buildings, north of New York Street.

Free parking is available for this event on New York and Senate streets after 6 p.m. and Indiana Avenue after 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.centerforinquiry.net/indy/events/cafe_inquiry2.

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Arrow American Association Lung Walk

Join Michael Busk, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at IUSM, and his team, “Breathe Better with Busk,” and make a difference in lung health at the American Lung Association’s annual Lung Walk on Saturday, June 5 at The Monon Center in Carmel.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with complimentary breakfast, live music and entertainment. The walk offers a 5K route or a 1 mile for individuals with health constraints or small families. All walkers receive free passes to the outdoor water park following the walk.

To register, visit www.LungWalk.org. Registration is free but fundraising or a donation is requested.

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Traffic Updates

Arrow Construction reroutes traffic on west end of campus

A four-way stop sign has been placed at Wishard Street and Elmwood Street. Also, Michigan Street, Lansing Street and Limestone are expected to re-open the week of May 24.

For more information, visit www.masterplan.iupui.edu.

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 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

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.

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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 (medicine.iu.edu) – 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 medschl@iupui.edu.

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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: medicine.iu.edu/medtv. Questions? Phone 274-7722.

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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.

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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 scopemed@iupui.edu
  • 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.

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