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June 4, 2010
Volume 14 Number 22 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow Radiation Oncology earns accreditation

Radiation Oncology Services at Indiana University Hospital/Clarian Health Radiation Oncology have been awarded a three-year accreditation following a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of the facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

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Arrow Call for submissions — 2010 IUSM Reflections publication

The IUSM Office of Medical Education, in collaboration with the Mindfulness in Medicine group and the Relationship-Centered Care Initiative (RCCI), invite submissions for inclusion in the annual publication titled Reflections: Working Together, Learning Together. Submission of narratives, essays, poetry, photographs and other forms of printable creative expressions are welcome.

To explore this year's theme, Reflections: Working Together, Learning Together, creative works are preferred that convey a message about what it means for members of the health care community to develop through experiences and relationships with one another. For example, stories or artwork representing ...

  • patients and families as teachers
  • health care disciplines working together
  • working and learning with inspiring colleagues and teachers
  • learning through personal illness, coping, loss or professional challenges
  • an experience that helped to illuminate a certain particular path to take
  • the helping and teaching contributions of the many non-medical members our community: hospital volunteers, clergy, program coordinators, administrative staff, etc.

The list is endless... It can be anything related to the ways members of the health care community work, learn and grow.  Photographs and other types of visual art should include an explanation or narrative about how the item is linked to the "working together, learning together" theme.

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT? Submissions from all disciplines and roles in the academic medicine community: health care and social service professionals, students, faculty, patients and family members, clergy, and administrative support, customer service, educational or other staff.

Past editions are viewable at meca.iusm.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=21.

A submission form should accompany all items submitted. Photographs of personally identifiable individuals will also require a photo release.  Submission and release forms are available on the MECA website at meca.iusm.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=21 or contact Angie Graves at angdgrav@iupui.edu.

Deadline for submission is Friday, June 18.

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Staff News

Arrow IUPUI Staff Council election results

The IUPUI Staff Council has announced the results of their recent unit representative elections.

Staff council representatives are: Amber Allen (2011), Nathaniel Allen (2011), Maryanne Alyea (2012), Michelle Benberry (2011), Russell Black (2011), Jeramy Bowers (2012), Trena Brim (2011), Regeania Brown (2012), Elizabeth Chaisson (2011), Nancy Crouse (2011), Marty Doty (2011; one year appointment), Tiffany Fox (2011), Nancy Gibson (2011), Dana Gonzalez (2011), Crystal Haney (2011), Scott Harmon (2012), Amy Harrity (2011), Susan Henderson-Sears (2011), Linda Henson (2011), Angela Hill (2011), Betsy Horton (2011), Rochelle Hudson (2011), Margaret Hughes (2012), Deborah Kent (2012), Earl Knight (2012), Sue Knight (2012), Lindsay Macy (2012), Joyce Marlatt (2011), Marietta Moore (2011), Lyndsi Moser (2011), Michael Ney (2012), Marsha Quarles (2011), Christine Padgett (2011), Darlene Pitman (2012), Andrea Rostanzo (2011), Eric Schmidt (2012), Vicki Slunaker (2012), Lucy Smiley (2011), Holli Smith (2011), Jeri Steward (2012), Christopher Stines (2012), Tonia Stubbs (2011), Shelley Tyler (2011), Sara Vitaniemi (2011), Janice Walls (2012), Aaron Walton (2011), Dolly Warner (2011), Carlene Webb-Burton (2011), Cheryl Wisdom (2011) and Pamela Wise (2012).

Year in parenthesis indicates service through June 30 of the listed year.

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Student Showcase

Arrow Student Outreach Clinic open house

The Student Outreach Clinic (IU-SOC) will host an open house Saturday, June 5, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Neighborhood Fellowship Church, 3102 E. 10th St.

The event will include tours of the clinic, which will be open and running, as well as an opportunity to offer feedback and suggest ideas to the students, physicians and volunteers who staff the clinic. Lunch will be provided.

IU-SOC is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Medical Service-Learning.

To RSVP, contact promotions@iu-soc.org.

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Indiana Clinic Updates

Arrow An update from Indiana Clinic CEO John F. Fitzgerald

In March, I announced that we had 412 physicians and approximately 1,000 staff in the Indiana Clinic. I am pleased to share that we are gearing up to bring the following groups into the Indiana Clinic in the June - August timeframe and will report those final numbers once physicians and staff have joined. They include:

  • IU Family Medicine
  • IU Hospitalists
  • IU Department of Medicine:
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Rheumatology
    • Pulmonology
    • Nephrology
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Infectious Disease
    • Allergy
    • Clinical Pharmacology

In addition to bringing physicians and their staff into the Indiana Clinic, we are also focusing on key areas to provide preeminent patient care, education, and research. In March, I shared what we are doing in education. Now, I would like to describe for you what we are doing in research.

We have formed a Research Committee, chaired by Dr. Anantha Shekhar, director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). It consists of 20 physicians from across the Indianapolis Clarian Health system, including liaisons from the Indiana Clinic Board of Trustees (Sam Odle, Dr. David Crabb and Dr. Larry Stevens). The purpose of this subcommittee is to recommend a comprehensive approach to the organization and administration of research within the Indiana Clinic. We hope to develop an integrated clinical research network that will assist investigators at all entities of our system (i.e., IU, Methodist, and Riley hospitals) in the recruitment of clinical trial volunteers.

Several aspects of the clinical trial recruitment process represent major challenges to effective clinical and translational research. First, is the problem of finding the "right" patient who must meet all inclusion criteria appropriate for the study, but without any exclusion factors that would render him or her ineligible for study. Next, since patient privacy regulations appropriately limit access to patients' medical records, most patient recruitment results from a physician referral. And finally, once a trial is proposed, this recruitment must occur rapidly, or the investigator risks falling behind or even losing the contract. In addition, all trial processes (including recruitment) must pass stringent examination by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to demonstrate ethical and legal compliance. Also at any given time, numerous ongoing clinical trials require that recruitment be coordinated, so trials do not compete for the same patients.

The Research Subcommittee is beginning to address these challenges by gathering data about all clinical research being done at various entities across our system and what needs exist to improve recruitment effectiveness. For instance, we are considering establishing a centrally managed team of coordinators who will facilitate patient recruitment. We are also proposing a more visible role for the CTSI in assisting our research entities with training, funding and review.

Our goal is to bring existing research efforts into alignment and to increase the growth of clinical trial activity. The practical importance and relevance of research cannot be underestimated: progress in medicine relies on research to advance our understanding of diseases, perfect therapies, and thus improve health and enrich the quality of life for countless individuals and families. As such, research is central to the mission and goals of the Indiana Clinic.

Please join me in thanking the Research Subcommittee for their crucial work. They play an essential role in the Indiana Clinic's dedication to preeminence. If you would like more information about the Research Subcommittee, feel free to contact me, Dr. Shekhar or Dr. Crabb.
Sincerely,
 
John F. Fitzgerald, MD, MBA
CEO, Indiana Clinic
340 West 10th Street, Ste. 5100
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Arrow Indiana Clinic Town Hall — June 23

An Indiana Clinic Town Hall event will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 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.

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Events & Lectures

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. For health care professionals, there is a $20 fee, which includes CEUs. 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 events@cancersupportindy.org.

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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 Curricular Change Brown Bag Series

The next Curricular Change Brown Bag is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, June 7, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room B11, and on video bridge 116.

Brown bag sessions on curricular change are held on the first Monday and third Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Meetings also are scheduled to stream live online.

Members of the IUSM community are invited to discuss their goals and visions for the medical school curriculum at these meetings. Summer sessions will focus on the newly released draft of the guiding principles for curricular change.  Basic science and clinical teaching faculty are encouraged to attend in order to learn what is being discussed around campus, as well as share ideas about how to make IUSM even better.

The brown bag series is co-sponsored by the Curriculum Council Steering Committee, Faculty Steering Council, Medical Student Council, Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, and the Offices of Medical Education and Curricular Affairs and Medical Student Affairs.

For more information on upcoming meetings, how to watch online and links to curriculum resources, visit the MECA website at meca.iusm.iu.edu/integratedcurriculum.

 

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Arrow Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit — opening celebration

The new traveling exhibit, "Changing the Face of Medicine," will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, in the IUSM Library main entry. Julie McGowan, PhD, chair of the department of knowledge informatics and translation and director of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, will present the opening comments.

"Changing the Face of Medicine" tells the remarkable story of how women struggled for the right to study in medical schools and to practice medicine in the United States. It begins with Elizabeth Blackwell, who became the first American woman physician in 1849, and ends with women doctors today, who have achieved success in work once considered "unsuitable" for a woman. Women are now represented in every area of medicine—they are researchers on the cutting edge of new medical discoveries, educators, surgeons, family practitioners, specialists, and government officials.

The exhibit will run until until Sept. 9.

For more information, contact Medical Librarian Carole Gall at 317-274-1411 or visit library.medicine.iu.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 meets the Academy of Teaching Scholars Learning Theory competency.

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

Questions: maquarle@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Data mapping workshop

New Urban Research, Inc., a national social research organization specializing in quantitative and spatial community analysis, will present "Mapping Indiana Communities Workshop: An Introduction to GIS & Community Analysis" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Hyatt Place Indianapolis Airport, 5500 Bradbury Ave., Indianapolis.

This workshop is intended for anyone interested in mapping their community, including researchers, government agencies, non-profits, environmental groups and students. Participants will learn to create thematic maps, address mapping (geocoding), conduct special queries and to download and map U.S. Census and American Community Survey Data.

For more information, or to register, visit www.nur-online.com/workshops/indiana-gis.htm.

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Arrow Enhance collaborative learning with Twitter

The Academy of Teaching Scholars will offer "Using Twitter to Enhance Collaborative Learning," hosted by Kerry Ramsay, professor and coordinator of the postgraduate public relations program at Loyalist College, Ontario, Canada, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the University Library, room 1125.

Not just a tool for finding out what celebrities eat for breakfast, Twitter has the power to make classroom projects more collaborative, creative and engaging.  Students and faculty can use Twitter to monitor trends in real time, develop professional networks, and increase personal involvement with course material. All it takes is a little basic know-how and some creative ideas.

Ramsay will introduce faculty members to the fundamentals of Twitter and lead participants through an inspiring discussion of the many inventive ways that Twitter can be utilized to improve college teaching and learning.

This workshop meets the Academy of Teaching Scholars Instructional Technology competency.

To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp

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Arrow IUSCC Komen Tissue Bank collection — June 26

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank is collecting breast tissue and blood samples from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, in the Hematology Clinic and Women's Center (second floor) in the new patient building of the IU Simon Cancer Center, 1030 W. Michigan St.

Everyone is welcome to donate. Komen researchers are particularly hoping to increase their collection of breast tissue and blood samples from Asian women, as recent studies suggest that their likelihood to develop breast cancer is on the rise.

During the donation process, a tissue sample will be taken from one breast with a needle and local anesthesia. The amount of tissue taken is about one gram (or the size of two peas).

To register, visit http://www.komentissuebank.iu.edu or contact Pat Mitchum at (317) 274-2366 or pamitchu@iupui.edu. Donors must have a confirmed appointment time.

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Arrow Instructional technology sessions

The Academy of Teaching Scholars will offer two workshops focusing on instructional technology this summer.

  • "CONNECTing with Students: Adobe Connect 7.5" will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. The online seminar will focus on how creating a virtual meeting space can provide social presence, collaboration and team building using the web-based conferencing service Adobe Connect. Participants see the power of sharing course resources first-hand by joining a live online classroom utilizing synchronous communication via video, audio and chat. Instructions for viewing this workshop online will be provided to participants prior to the event.
  • "Leveraging Web-Based Video for Instruction" will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in University Library, room 1125M. Participants will discover ways to use existing video to support and simplify instruction, as well as how to work with web-based video tools that promote student collaboration and deeper learning.

Both workshops meet the Academy of Teaching Scholars Instructional Technology competency. To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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News to Use

Arrow Jazz Quintet will launch Ball Garden summer concerts series

The Ball Gardens summer concert series opens with a performance by the John Vander Gheynst Jazz Quintet from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in Ball Gardens, located behind Ball Residence Hall and in front of the Riley Outpatinet Center entrance.

The other performances scheduled for this summer are a guitar performance with John Alvarado Tuesday, July 13, and the Chatham Arch String Quartet Tuesday, Aug. 17.

These kid-friendly performances are free and open to everyone. A limited number of chairs are available, but audience members are welcome to provide their own blanket or lawn chair. If it rains, the concerts will be cancelled.

Concerts are sponsored by the IU Foundation and the Department Of Music And Arts Technology at Purdue University. For more information, visit ballgardens.iupui.edu.

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Arrow Eat local at the University Place Conference Center

Beginning this month, Chancellor's Restaurant and Our Den Sports Lounge and Grille, located inside the University Place Conference Center and Hotel, is offering a special "eat local" menu featuring food created by products grown on local soil.

By choosing to focus on local and organic produce, diners can curb global warming, support local farmers and enjoy fresh, tasty food. To preview an "eat local" menu, visit www.universityplace.iupui.edu/documents/eat-local-june-1-10.pdf.

For more information, visit http://www.universityplace.iupui.edu or make a reservation at www.opentable.com.

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Arrow Email upgrades scheduled

Information Services and Technology Management (ISTM) will move Exchange mailboxes to Exchange 2010 and add new hardware, beginning June 15.

The advantages of the move will include increased disaster recovery and the capability to increase mailbox sizes in the future. Employees who access their IU Exchange email using a web browser via www.exchange.iu.edu will also experience improvements in Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome, as well as Internet Explorer.

Employees may continue to use their regular email client (Outlook, Entourage, etc.) throughout the migration. If an email client is running while your mailbox is being moved, a notice may appear that says a problem occurred, or that asks users to quit and restart. Simply closing and restarting the email client will automatically connect users to the new hardware.

Mac OS X 10.6 Mail/iCal/Address Book, Outlook 2003, and some mobile devices will require additional steps. For more information, visit kb.iu.edu/data/azsk.html.

Questions to IT support staff or the campus support center at kb.iu.edu/data/abxl.html

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Arrow IUPUI Parking Services encourages early renewal

IUPUI Parking Services reminds the university community to renew parking permits early this year, as parking spaces lost to various construction projects, including the new Wishard Hospital, as well as increasing number of new students on campus, is prompting the campus to take the unprecedented step of capping the number of on-campus permits sold to faculty and staff.  "A" and "B" permits will be limited.

IUPUI Parking Services offers the following choices:

  • Choose ease: The I A permit are the least expensive, but still highly convenient, parking option, boasting ease of parking and ease on the pocketbook.
  • Choose green: Find a partner and sign up for a carpool permit. Carpool permit holders will receive an A permit for half the price of a B permit.
  • Choose to hunt: If you choose an A or a B permit, renew early. There will be a limited number of each. If you have a garage permit, renew before July 1 to ensure continued "worry-free" parking.

To learn more about your options, visit www.parking.iupui.edu.  Or follow IUPUI Parking Services on Facebook and Twitter for parking updates and space availability reports.

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Arrow Your suggestions sought

The Employee Suggestion Program, launched last fall, continues to accept suggestions for improving processes and saving money at IUSM. Big or small, these suggestions could add up to significant improvements.

To learn more about the Employee Suggestion Program, visit www.medicine.iu.edu/EmployeeSuggestionProgram.

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Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, June 5 and 6, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss the potential of cancer vaccines, prophylactic mastectomies, the benefits of Avastin and a research database for psychiatric disease.

Doug Schwartzentruber, MD, medical director of the Goshen Center for Cancer Care in Goshen, Indiana, was named to the 2010 TIME 100 for his work in developing a vaccine for melanoma. He will discuss his study - one of the first to find that vaccines may be effective against some types of cancer. The melanoma vaccine, combined with an existing treatment, greatly increased tumor shrinkage and helped keep the cancer from spreading.

It's not uncommon for women who've had cancer in one breast to give serious consideration to removing the other one as a preventive measure. Does this make sense, both from a medical standpoint as well as psychologically? Co-host and IU breast cancer specialist Kathy Miller, MD, will talk about the most recent study that shows that removing the healthy breast does benefit one select group of women.

Also focusing on breast cancer, co-host and pharmacogeneticist David Flockhart, MD, talks to his colleague Bryan Schneider, MD, a medical oncologist at the IU Simon Cancer Center, who wants to determine which breast cancer patients will benefit from the drug Avastin.

Sound Medicine commentator Aaron Carroll, MD, provides a point-by-point walk through of the elements of health care reform that are taking effect in 2010. A patient's bill of rights will be released soon. What's likely to be in it? In describing the bill of rights, President Obama said it would set up an appeals process to enforce rights. How might that work?

Maree Webster, MD, who supervises the Stanley Medical Research Institute at Johns Hopkins University, talks about their brain bank and how it helps researchers find answers to difficult diseases including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Researchers can access the database for free and request tissue samples without cost.

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

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Grants & Funding

Arrow Research Awards — May 2010

The following list includes new and competing research awards received during the month of May 2010, excluding commercial projects. Amounts shown are based on the first budget period/year. 

PIAgencyTypeProject TitleBeginEndTotal
Matthew C. AalsmaChristian Community, Inc.NewEvaluation of Junior High OWL (Our Whole Lives) Sexuality Curriculum3/1/105/31/10$160,800
Mohammad Ali Al-HaddadNatural Orifice Surgery Consort For Assessment & ResearchNewPropofol Sedation for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery: Feasibility Study in Dogs3/1/102/28/11$25,179
Gregory Wendell ArlingUniversity Of MinnesotaNewNursing Facility Quality Measures in Pay for Performance Model1/1/106/30/10$73,166
David Patrick BasileOhio State University Research FoundationNewRegulation of mRNA stability in kidney epithella9/1/098/31/11$3,035
Janice S. BlumNIH-NIAIDNewClass II antigen presentation via chaperone mediated autophagy5/1/104/30/11$346,500
Alexander L. DentNIH-NIAIDNewControl of autoimmunity by follicular helper T cells and BCL65/15/104/30/11$192,500
Howard J. EdenbergNIH-NCRRNewApplied Biosystems SOLiD 3 System5/20/105/19/11$492,387
Jill Christine FehrenbacherNIH-NIDCRNewThe role for the GPR30 Receptor in Inflammatory Pain12/3/094/30/10$269,500
James Dennis FortenberryNew York UniversityNewComputerized Counseling to Promote Positive Prevention and HIV Health in Kenya8/14/096/30/10$79,020
Sujuan GaoNIH-NIA

Contin/
Competing

Selenium, other risk factors and cognitive decline in rural elderly Chinese4/15/103/31/11$526,078
Brittney-Shea HerbertKomen Cancer FoundationNewTargeting Telomerase for the Treatment of Refractory Breast Cancers5/13/105/12/11$200,000
Gary D. HutchinsPurdue UniversityNewPhotoacoustic CT for Preclinical Molecular Imaging1/1/107/30/10$19,662
Mark H. KaplanNIH-NIAIDContin/
Competing
Stat4 Immunobiology5/1/104/30/11$385,000
Mark H. KaplanNIH-NIAIDContin/
Competing
The role of PU.1 in T helper cell heterogeneity5/1/104/30/11$385,000
Chao-Hung LeeNIH-NIAIDNewPolyamines and Pneumocystis5/15/104/30/11$77,000
Yong LiSenior AllianceNewEconomic Impact of the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver Program5/3/107/23/10$13,354
Lawrence LumengNIH-NIAAAContin/
Competing
Rodents with Genetic Differences in Alcohol Preference5/1/104/30/11$665,055
Linda H. MalkasUS ArmyNewA Peptide Antibody Directed Against Cancer-associated PCNA Expressed in Breast Cancer Has Therapeutic Potential5/1/104/30/13$120,903
Alexander G. RoblingUS DODNewSecreted Wnt antagonists in disuse-induced osteoporosis5/1/105/30/13$1,062,980
Henry RodriguezNIH-NIDDKContin/
Competing
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet at Indiana University Clinical Center5/1/104/30/11$823,262
Anantha ShekharFairbanks InstituteNewMulticenter Research Study to Build a Repository that will allow Researchers to Study Chronic Diseases in the Population of Central Indiana11/1/096/30/17$700,001
Michael Stephen SturekCardiometabolic Disease Reesarch FoundationNewEpicardial Fat and Coronary Artery Disease3/1/102/28/11$119,793
Claire E. WalczakNIH-NCRRNewAcquisition of a DeltaVision OMX Super Resolution Imaging System5/13/105/12/11$1,234,261

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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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Kudos

Arrow Honors

Felipe P. Perez, MD, a geriatric medicine physician in the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been selected to participate in the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Leadership Fellowship Class of 2010.  The program provides promising Hispanic physicians support to enhance their leadership capability, increase understanding of current key national/state health policy issues, develop innovative perspectives on solutions to critical issues affecting Hispanic populations and develop a proposal for policy action to improve health care in the Hispanic community.

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

Jennifer Wessel, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, and Silvia M. Bigatti, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, have been named recipients of the Lilly Scholars awards, an annual award funded by a recent Eli Lilly and Company Foundation $1 million gift that supports new faculty in public health recruited through national searches. In addition to the honor that goes with the Lilly Scholar title, recipients receive start-up funds to help them develop research projects that will be submitted to National Institutes of Health or other national peer-reviewed funding agencies.

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Arrow Conway named program leader

Simon J. Conway, PhD, professor of pediatrics, has been named program leader for developmental biology and neonatal medicine in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, effective June 1, 2010. A physician with a national and international reputation, Dr. Conway has distinguished himself as an outstanding scientist in the areas of cardiac development, mouse models of congenital disease and neural crest biology.

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Traffic Updates

Arrow Medical Drive between West and Union Drives closed

More than 500 parking spaces west of the Union building are no longer available for IUPUI parking due to progress on the new Wishard Hospital.

"A" and "B" spaces have been reassigned to Lots 1 and 3, which are located northwest of the Psychiatric Research building. Parking is also available south of the AO building and in the Barnhill Garage.

Parking is also available for "A", "B", "E" and "IA" permit holders at 1200 Indiana Ave., with shuttles available every 10 minutes for faculty, staff and students.

For more information, visit http://www.parking.iupui.edu. Or follow IUPUI Parking Services on Facebook or Twitter for parking updates and space availability.
 

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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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