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August 13, 2010
Volume 14 Number 32 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Super-resolution microscope now at IU

A new laser-equipped microscope at IU Bloomington's Light Microscopy Imaging Center makes it possible to examine biological samples with unprecedented detail in three dimensions.

The $1.2 million DeltaVision OMX super-resolution microscope from Applied Precision was paid for entirely with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, through a National Institutes of Health program that supports high-end instrumentation at America's most deserving centers of higher education.

For more information, visit


Arrow Graders need for Junior and Senior OSCEs

Administration of the annual IUSM Junior and Senior Objective Standardized Clinical Exams (OSCEs) is nearly complete for this year and grading of the exams has begun. Each of these exams includes five to eight standardized patient cases and each case requires students to write a post-encounter note based on their experience with a standardized patient.

Students receive feedback and scores based on a checklist completed by the standardized patient and a post-encounter note graded by a faculty member.  With approximately 600 medical students completing either the Junior or Senior OSCE, a large pool of clinician faculty graders is needed to score the patient notes so that feedback can be provided to the students quickly.

A small group of dedicated faculty has been shouldering most of the grading load. We hope to assist them by increasing the pool of clinical faculty to help with this effort. Training and grading keys will be provided. Grading can be done in the comfort of your own home or office, with scores submitted electronically.

In addition, time spent on this activity is eligible to be included in the DDD portfolio of IUSM faculty members. We are asking for a commitment of at least two hours (approximately 50 patient notes.)

If you are an IUSM clinical faculty member or resident (PGY2 or greater) and are interested in volunteering as a grader, please contact the Office of Medical Education and Curricular Affairs as soon as possible (

Thank you for your assistance with this important responsibility.

Klaus Hilgarth, MD
Chair, IUSM OSCE Committee


Faculty Development & News

Arrow AAMC women's professional development seminar

The AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, to Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

This seminar is a 3½-day program designed for women associate professors. The program's goal is to enhance knowledge and skills needed to support progress along the path to leadership in academic medicine.

For more information, visit Questions to Stephanie Wragg at

The application deadline is Monday, Sept. 20.


Arrow Internal grant applications due Sept. 1

The application deadline for the following IUSM internal grant programs is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1:

  • Biomedical Research
  • Grant Research Enhancement Grant

For more information, or application forms, visit:


Student Showcase

Arrow White Coat Ceremony laced with tradition

Saturday, 322 men and women will embark on a four-year curriculum that will culminate with a medical degree from IUSM. Along the way, they will experience many significant moments starting with the White Coat Ceremony at 3 p.m. at the Murat Theatre, 502 N. New Jersey St.

Tradition abounds at the annual event. As family and friends watch, the class of 2014 will be presented with white coats – symbolic of clinical service – and repeat a physician's pledge whose origins are attributed to the Greek physician Hippocrates.

The students will be joined on stage by IU School of Medicine Dean Craig Brater, M.D., and Maryellen E. Gusic, M.D., executive associate dean for educational affairs, who will ask "Just Who Will You Be?" after medical school.

For more information, see White Coat Ceremony.


Arrow Through the Hourglass

"Through the Hourglass," a fundraising event organized by IUSM students to support underprivileged children and orphans in Central Indiana and Vietnam, is scheduled Sunday, Aug. 22, at Hilbert Circle Theater, 45 Monument Circle.

The event will feature a selection of Vietnamese culture, including food, fashion, comedy and music. The "Vietnamese Food Experience" begins at 3 p.m.; a fashion show, featuring intricate clothing designs modeled by IUSM students, starts at 7 p.m. Also scheduled are performances by local comedians from Vietnam and musical works by the Vietnamese composer Le Van Khoa performers by members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

"For the Youth" was founded in 2007 by Hai Nguyen, a fourth-year medical student at IUSM, along with various members of the local Vietnamese community. Locally in Indianapolis, it collaborates with the IU Student Outreach Clinical to provide health services to teenagers with unreliable social support.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $30 for preorder or $35 at the door. To order, contact 506-3156 or 514-2766, or email

For more information, visit


Events & Lectures

Arrow Panel to explore life science economy

Hoosiers Work for Health will host a panel discussion on the impact of the life sciences and medical innovation on Indiana's economy at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at the Indiana University Innovation Center, 2719 E. 10th St., Bloomington.

This free event will provide a platform for local business owners and others involved in Indiana's high-tech sector to engage in conversation about medical innovation and its role in reducing health care costs, cutting the deficit, generating jobs and ensuring global competitiveness.

Featured panelists will include State Rep. Peggy Welch, chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures Health Committee; Bart Peterson, senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications at Eli Lilly and Company; Kristin Jones, president and CEO of the Indiana Health Industry Forum; and Christy Gillenwater, president and CEO of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

This event will be held in collaboration with the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Health Industry Forum.

For more information, visit


Arrow Ball Gardens Concert — Aug. 17

The Ball Gardens Summer Concert Series concludes with a performance by the Chatham Arch String Quartet from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in Ball Gardens, located between Ball Residence and the Riley Outpatient Center entrance.

This kid-friendly performance is 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 concert will be cancelled. This is the final Ball Gardens Concert of the 2010 season.

The Ball Gardens Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the IU Foundation and the Department of Music and Arts Technology at Purdue University. For more information, visit


Arrow Building a City-Level Fitness Index

The Indiana Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics will present "ACSM American Fitness Index: Building a City-Level Fitness Index" during the group's monthly work-in-progress meeting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in the HITS Building, Legacy Boardroom, second floor near the top of the stairs.

The topic presenter will be Terry Zollinger, DrPH, professor of public health and associate director of the IU Bowen Research Center.

Everyone interested in public health informatics is welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring a beverage; lunch will be provided.


Arrow Mark Brothers of South Bend Lecture

Freddie H. Fu, MD, will present the 2010 Mark Brothers Lectureship Seminar, entitled "Anatomic ACL Reconstruction: What We Have Learned," at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

Dr. Fu, David Silver Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2010 Mark Brothers of South Bend Award presented by IUSM.

He will visit the medical school campus Aug. 19 and 20 to meet with scholars and students and present the seminar.

This event will be available via live web streaming.


Arrow Brater to present on physician supply

D. Craig Brater, dean of IUSM, will speak during the Indiana Hospital Association's "Physician Supply Briefing" from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at The Montage, 8580 Allison Pointe Blvd.

This event will provide participants an update on local approaches to easing problems related to one of Indiana's top health care challenges: physician supply. Currently, physicians in Indiana face soaring patient volumes, declining reimbursement and rapidly changing work environments. Dr. Brater will provide an update on plans to expand enrollment at IU, and the need for clinical affiliations.

Other presenters include Daniel Elsener, president of Marian University, Phil Morphew, CEO of the Indiana Primary Healthcare Association, and William Thompson, partner of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman.

This event is open to the public. A registration fee of $75 is required. For more information, visit

Questions to Carla J. Brown at 423-7793 or


Arrow Participants sought for golf fundraiser

Golfers are needed for the annual golf outing to raise funds for medical student scholarships on Monday afternoon, Aug. 30, at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel. The event is sponsored by IUSM and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

All medical school alumni, all Indiana AOA members and all Indiana hospital employees may participate. Golfers are asked to contribute $625 per person to play. Hole sponsorship costs $800. Most of the contribution will be tax deductible.

A cocktail reception with some light food and a silent auction will conclude the day's events. Some of the silent auction items will be AOA student artwork.

To register, contact event planner Michele Rogers at 253-6199 or or Chris Stines at 274-7883 or


Arrow Presentation to explore the aesthetics of childbirth

Peg Brand, PhD, associate professor of women's studies, will present "Still a Taboo: The Aesthetics of Childbirth," from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, in the IUSM Library, room 226-227.

This program of images and discussion will explore the depiction of childbirth in art, including a Renaissance illustration of a "confinement room," in which women surround the pregnant woman. These scenes were often commemorated on double-sided, painted wooden childbirth trays, platters, or bowls as forms of domestic art. The trays were given as gifts to the woman for good luck. An Italian version of these images dates back to 1580.

Dr. Brand, who will teach this fall's medical humanities class, will be part of a soon-to-be-published book entitled, Maternal Subjects: Philosophical Essays on Pregnancy, Birth, and Mothering.

The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Carole Gall, medical librarian, at 274-1411 or


Arrow Practical Pearls 2010

General and Community Pediatrics , a section of the IUSM Department of Pediatrics, will present "Practical Pearls 2010," a Continuing Medical Education (CME) event, from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Riley Outpatient Center, Ruth Lilly Learning Center, conference rooms A and B.

Participants in this event will advance their diagnostic and therapeutic skills through reviewing current scientific advances as they apply to daily practice. Topics include:

  • "A Pediatric Infectious Disease Update" by John Christenson, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics
  • "Dermatoses in Children of Color" by Patricia Treadwell, MD, professor of pediatrics
  • "Medical Efforts After Natural Disaster: The Children of Haiti" by Deanna Reinoso, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics
  • "Evaluation and Management of Thyroid Disease in Children" by Emily Walvoord, MD, associate professor of clinical pediatrics

To register, visit

For more information, visit


News to Use

Arrow Departments urged to encrypt data

The IU Information Policy Office is urging employees to install software encrypting all office laptops and other portable media against the breach of critical data.

Storing data in an encryption state ensures it remains accessible and readable only by authorized persons when a computer is lost or stolen. Per Indiana law, if a computer containing sensitive data is encrypted, its loss or theft is not considered a data breach.

Disclosing data to unauthorized persons, whether intentionally or by accident, can carry penalties up to three years jail time and $10,000 in fines.

Data encryption is available to departments at no cost through an IU licensing agreement for PGP Whole Disk Encryption, a software program that protects all data stored on a computer's hard drive. This software does not require creating any extra passwords/passphrases and easily integrates into Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

For more information, visit Questions to


Arrow Post Office relocation

The Contract Postal Unit has returned to its former location at 536 Barnhill Drive, between Long Hospital and the Clinical Research Building.

This move will not affect the usage and rental of the postal boxes located at the second floor west entrance of the IUPUI Campus Center. Mail delivery to the postal boxes will continue between the hours of 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An outgoing mail box/slot will remain on the second floor of the Campus Center near the Post Office boxes. Stamps and other postal supplies will continue to be sold at the Barnhill location.


Arrow New mailbox location

The mailbox formerly located at the corner of Barnhill Drive and Michigan Street has been moved to 420 University Blvd., next to the southwest entrance of the IUPUI Campus Center, facing Vermont St.

The new pick up times for this location are 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays.


Arrow Additional shuttle service

Clarian is now operating an additional shuttle for employees at IU and Riley Hospitals who are parking farther away due to constructions currently underway on the downtown campus.

This shuttle service includes stops at the Bush Stadium lot, the Soccer Field lot, the 1200 Indiana Ave. lot, and the front doors of IU and Riley hospitals.

This service operates Mondays through Fridays from 6-8 a.m.; 2-4 p.m.; 6 to 8 p.m.; and 10 to midnight. Shuttles will not run on weekends when parking is more plentiful.


Arrow ProCare Hotel Program offers savings

Special discount hotel rates as low as 40 percent are available to all IUSM faculty, staff, students and guests through the Clarian ProCare Hotel Program.

In addition, rooms booked through ProCare provide Clarian Social Services with free nights for families with limited resources. This means by booking through ProCare you save money and help those in need.

Participating hotels are located in downtown Indianapolis and around the I-465 beltway with easy access to hospitals, universities and businesses, as well as to all attractions in the area. Among local hotels participating in the program is the five-star Conrad Hotel, offering 30 percent to 40 percent discounts.

To save on a room using ProCare, contact a ProCare concierges at 317-974-2039 or 1-800-974-2039, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Or by calling the hotel and asking for the ProCare rate. Or book directly at any time at

For more information, watch a brief introductory video at


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Tune in at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, or 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, to Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM) in Indianapolis.

Topics will include:

Certified athletic trainer Marj Albohm explains the dangers of heat illness and offers ways parents and coaches can treat heat-stricken players. Albohm is president of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Physician and researcher Omar Hasan, MBBS, MPH, examined more than 150,000 hospital records and found that uninsured patients are twice as likely to die from heart attack or stroke than patients with private insurance. Dr. Hasan provides details on his study to Sound Medicine's Steve Bogdewic, PhD.

Budget cuts to county health departments could cause serious problems for public health in the U.S. Indiana University public health expert Stephen Jay, MD, discusses the shortage of public health workers with Sound Medicine's David Crabb, MD.

Indiana University pediatric health researcher Sherri Bucher, PhD, explains a new international outreach program called "Helping Babies Breathe," which trains third-world birth attendants to keep newborns alive. 

In the last segment of the show, optometrist and IU ophthalmology professor Melanie Pickett, OD, talks about the phenomenon of "anime eyes" and provides safety tips for young women who wish to wear these funky but fashionable colored contact lenses.

In this week's Sound Medicine "Checkup" Jeramy Shere, PhD, explores an unusual finding in stroke research. Apparently, stimulating a rat's whiskers will prevent a stroke in the animal, a technique that could be adjusted to work on humans.

Find archived editions and other helpful information at the Sound Medicine website.

Sound Medicine is produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine in conjunction with WFYI Public Radio. The show 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 Young Investigator Award recipients

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) recently announced the recipients of its 2010-2011 Young Investigator Awards.

The awardees, consisting of seven clinician-scientists at Indiana University and Purdue University, will receive approximately $500,000 in funding. Awardees include members of IUSM, IU School of Nursing, and Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.

This year's recipients include researchers investigating traumatic brain injury in veterans, lifestyle interventions to reduce diabetes risk in African-Americans, and music-based therapy to improve quality of life in pediatric cancer patients.

All awardees have dual mentorship from a clinician and a non-clinician PhD scientist, and are focused on translational research that will accelerate the application of laboratory findings to the improved understanding and care of human disease, and from clinical studies to patients and populations in the community.

Award benefits include partial salary support as well as tuition and fees for required and elective coursework, pilot research monies and travel funds to attend the national CTSI Young Investigators meeting.

For more information, including awardees' names and research interests, visit


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 New NIH funding opportunities

The National Institutes of Health has posted several new funding opportunity notices for 2011 that encourage innovation in biomedical research. The NIH Director's Award Programs include:

These programs are designed to "encourage creative, outside-the-box thinkers to pursue exciting and innovative ideas about biomedical research," according to NIH.

For more information, visit


Arrow Clarian Values Fund Grants

The Clarian Health Board of Directors is pleased to announce the availability of Values Fund grants for:

  • Medical Research
  • Medical Education and
  • The Integration of Religious and Spiritual Dimension in Health Care

Eligible applicants include Clarian employees and Clarian medical staff, including physicians and health professionals with staff privileges at Clarian Health.

The application deadline for the medical research and the medical education grants is noon Friday, Oct. 15, with funding beginning in the spring on or about May 1, 2011.

Applicants for the Integration of religious and Spiritual Dimensions in Health Care are invited to submit a letter of interest by noon Monday, Aug. 30. The full applications are due by noon Friday, Oct. 15. Funding will begin on or about March 1.

Applicants should review the full instructions since application requirements and submission due dates vary among the three programs. Detailed instructions and application forms are listed below.

Current instructions and application forms are available on Clarian PULSE in the Grants Administration Department page at


Around Campus

Arrow Farmers' Market at Wishard

Visit the Farmers' Market at Wishard each Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the perimeter of the Wellness Gardens behind the Bryce Building, located behind the pathway that leads from the Primary Care Center to the main entrance.

This weekly farmer's market features a medley of vendors, local farmers, bakers and beekeepers offering fresh and local produce, fresh baked goods, lavender products, honey products and other market items.

This season, in addition to the cookouts from the cafeteria, the market features a new booth called "Au Bon Wishard" featuring farmers' market chicken salad.

The Farmers' Market at Wishard continues through Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Questions to the Wishard Wellness Line at 630-7374.


Around Town

Arrow Riley Hospital at Indiana State Fair

This year's Indiana State Fair will include youth body mass-index screenings offered by Riley Hospital for Children.

The screenings will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 8, and again Saturday, Aug. 15, and Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Riley Fun Park, located in the northeast corner of the fairgrounds.



Arrow University Place earns four diamond rating

The University Place Conference Center and Hotel has earned the AAA Four Diamond Rating for 2011.

The hotel regularly provides training for employees as part of its ongoing commitment to high standards and impeccable service. This is the fifth consecutive year the property has earned the Four Diamond Rating.

For more information, visit


 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.