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August 27, 2010
Volume 14 Number 34 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Mini Medical School to start Sept. 21

The Fall 2010 Mini Medical School series will kick off Sept. 21. The four weekly sessions are open to the public and will include discussions of patient-physician communication, acupuncture for cancer patients, a primer on tools and tips for working with individuals with autism and a hands-on training experience at the Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall, a training site for students and medical personnel.

Classes are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. Topics and presenters are:

  • Sept. 21: Participants will have hands-on learning experiences with teaching models and evaluate mock patient exams and interviews in the Clarian/IUSM Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall, 340 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis.
  • Sept. 28: Peter Johnstone, MD, the William A. Mitchell Professor and chair of radiation oncology, and Jennifer Meador-Stone, MD, volunteer clinical lecturer in medicine, will discuss integrating acupuncture with the practice of medicine in treating cancer patients.  This session will be at the IUPUI Campus Center, room 409.
  • Oct. 5: Naomi B. Swiezy, PhD, associate professor in clinical psychiatry, clinical director of the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center and program director of HANDS in Autism, will present a session on autism, including interactive exercises and videos. The session will be at the IUPUI Campus Center, room 405.
  • Oct. 12: IU Simon Cancer Center breast cancer specialists Anna Marie Storniolo, MD, director of the Catherine Peachey Breast Cancer Prevention Program, and Robert Goulet, MD, professor of surgery and medical director of the Breast Care and Research Center, will focus on communicating new guidelines for mammograms. This session will be at the IUPUI Campus Center, room 405. 

Parking for the final three sessions is available in the garage adjacent to the IUPUI Campus Center for a minimal fee. Parking for the Sept. 21 class will be adjacent to Fairbanks Hall. Classes are free but registration is required. For more information or to register for one or all of the sessions, contact 274-7722 or visit

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Finnell to lead IU Health Informatics

The IU School of Informatics has named John. T. Finnell, MD, director and associate professor of its health informatics program.

Dr. Finnell will play an integral role in shaping the future of the graduate and doctoral program. He is principal investigator on a recent $1.4 million grant funded by the Office of the National Coordinator to offer workforce development programs training individuals for important new careers in health information technology. These graduate-level programs are available as part of the School of Informatics' health informatics program, in collaboration with the Regenstrief Institute and the IU schools of medicine and nursing.

In addition to his role with the School of Informatics, Dr. Finnell is associate professor of emergency medicine at IUSM and a research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute. His past research endeavors have focused on emergency department infrastructure and data capture for improved delivery.

For more information, visit the IUPUI Newsroom.


Arrow MRI enters Riley Simon Family Tower

Significant progress has been made since construction on the Riley Simon Family Tower restarted earlier this year. On Monday, Aug. 30, MRI will see its first patient in its new location on the tower's first floor. Then, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, Pharmacy will begin operating out of the tower as well.

The tower will begin serving inpatients on Jan. 27.


Faculty Development & News

Arrow Professional development seminars

The Academy of Teaching Scholars will offer several faculty development opportunities this September. They are:

  • "Getting Students to Prepare," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. This seminar will be offered online and fulfills the Instructional Strategies competency.
  • "Grading Efficiently" from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. This seminar will be offered online and fulfills the Assessment of Learners competency.
  • "Exploring Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues" from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 17, in the IUSM Library, room 1125M. This seminar fulfills the Instructional Strategies competency.
  • "CONNECTing With Students Using Adobe Connect" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. This seminar will be offered online and fulfills the Instructional Technology competency.

For more information or to register, visit


Events & Lectures

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.

Medical school alumni, Indiana AOA members and 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 IU former first lady to discuss childbirth taboos

Peg Brand, PhD, associate professor, Department of Philosophy, 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 medical librarian Carole Gall at 274-1411 or


Arrow Public Health Department information session

IUSM Department of Public Health will offer an information session on its educational programs (PhD, MPH, MHA and undergraduate) from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Sept. 20 and Oct. 13, in the Department of Public Health office, room 220, 714 N. Senate Ave.

Free parking is available in the two lots north of the building. Enter the building on the canal level. For more information, visit

This event will be available via live web streaming at


Arrow Gunderman to present on medical professionalism

The Ethics at Lunch Student Interest Group will present a lecture by Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, professor of radiology and imaging sciences and pediatrics, and professor of philosophy, School of Liberal Arts, entitled, ""Professionalism: Command, Contract, or Covenant?" at noon Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Medical Science Building, room 326. 


Arrow Morris H. Aprison Annual Lecture

The IUSM Department of Psychiatry will host the fifth Morris H. Aprison Annual Lectureship in Biological Psychiatry from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 3, in the Riley Hospital Outpatient Center, Lilly Learning Center Auditorium.

The guest speaker will be John H. Krystal, MD, the Robert L. McNeil Jr. Professor of Psychiatry, chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and chief of psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. McNeil also serves as director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Center for Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism; director of the clinical neuroscience division at the VA National Center for PTSD; director of the VA Alcohol Research Center; and medical director of the DVA Schizophrenia Biological Research Center.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this free CME-accredited lecture.

For information, visit


Arrow Presentation to focus on black hospitals in America

Nathaniel Wesley, Jr., MHA, will present "Black Hospitals in America: History, Development and Contributions" from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, in the Riley Outpatient Center, Lilly Auditorium.

Wesley has been studying the subject since the development of a national directory of black hospitals for the National Association of Health Services Executives in 1977. He has been cited for his work in numerous national publications and spoken extensively on the history and current plight of the remaining black hospitals. In the October 1997, EBONY magazine cited him as an authority on the subject. After 30 years of teaching health care policy and administration at colleges and universities, Mr. Wesley retired from the faculty of Florida A&M University in 2006.

This event is sponsored by the IU schools of medicine, health and rehabilitation sciences and dentistry, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

For more information, visit

Questions to Kaitlin Bell at 274-4702 or


Arrow Einterz to lecture on health care in Africa

Ellen M. Einterz, MD, will present a lecture entitled, "The Give and Take of International Aid to Health and Healthcare in Africa: A Village-level View" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room B26.

Dr. Einterz will discuss her experiences with international aid for health care in Africa gained as medical director of the Kolofata District Hospital in rural Cameroon, where she has worked for nearly three decades. Medical students considering working abroad, as well as anyone with an interest in global health issues, are encouraged to attend.

This presentation is sponsored by the Medical Humanities-Health Studies Program. A pizza lunch will be provided, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Rebecca Cervenka at 278-1669 or

For more information, visit


Arrow Register for the One-Eyed Golf Scramble

The annual One-Eyed Golf Tournament will be Saturday, Sept. 11, at Old Hickory Golf Course, 1626 U.S. Highway 231, Greencastle. This annual event raises funds for the Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children.

Event founder Terry Clodfelter lost an eye due to a childhood eye injury and was treated at Riley Hospital for Children. He started the tournament 17 years ago after friends chastised him for a poor performance on the golf course by encouraging them to play while covering one eye with a bandana. The tournament regularly raises about $10,000 a year.

Dinner and an awards presentation follow the tournament at 5 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Greencastle. Participation costs $200 per team or $50 for an individual. Register at

For more information, visit


Arrow Grantsmanship seminar

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development will offer a seminar entitled, "Write Winning Grants," presented by David C. Morrison, PhD , co-founder of Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LLC, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Emerson Hall, room 304.

This seminar will address the conceptual and practical aspects associated with the grant writing process, often called grantsmanship. Participants may include faculty members contemplating a competitive application to federal or state agencies or foundations in basic science or clinical research.

For information or registration, visit


Arrow Riley to host Teen Sibshops

Riley Hospital for Children has announced several upcoming support group sessions for the brothers and sisters of children with disabilities. These "Teen Sibshops" for adolescents ages 14 to 17 will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 19, at Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Dr.

These events will include a movie screening and food. Cost of attendance is $5. To register, contact Jacqueline Jones at 944-2964 or visit and selected the "Strong Families" tab. Registration is limited and payment must be turned in no later than Thursday by noon prior to each event.

Riley Hospital Teen Sibshops are presented in partnership by Riley Community Education and Child Advocacy and the Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood at Riley Hospital for Children.

Questions to Christina Rogers or Shirley Payne at 948-0061.


News to Use

Arrow Call for entries for annual art exhibit

The third annual IUSM Art Exhibition will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium. A Meet the Artists Reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with music provided by the IUSM students.

The deadline for submitting entries is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.

This year all the health related schools at IU have been invited to participate. Faculty, staff and students from all campus of the IU schools of medicine, nursing, health and rehabilitation sciences and dentistry are invited to participate in "Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression."

Also, artists will have the option of submitting their works exhibited at the Oct. 27 show in a month-long exhibit at the IUPUI Campus Center Cultural Arts Gallery. That exhibit will be Nov. 1-26. The Meet the Artist Reception for that show will be at the gallery from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. 

For additional information, including details of how to submit entries, see

Questions to Kim Harper at 507-2258 or


Arrow Mock interview volunteers needed

The Medical Student Affairs Office is seeking faculty and house staff volunteers who are familiar with the residency interviewing process to provide mock interviews for fourth-year medical students to help them prepare for residency interviews. Dates for this project are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, and Tuesday, Oct. 19.

About 10 faculty or residents are needed for each date; volunteers must commit at least two hours during which they will conduct 20-minute interviews, each followed by an individual critique of the student's performance. The interviews will be held at the Simulation Center in Fairbanks Hall.

After faculty interview schedules have been confirmed, fourth-year medical students will be asked to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. These students' residency application materials, along with transcripts, will be forwarded to faculty interviewers for review prior to the interviews.

Faculty members from all disciplines are needed, but no guarantees can be made that volunteers will be matched to students interested in their specialty.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Carlene Webb-Burton at 274-7173 or


Arrow Marks Brothers lecture video available

A recording of the 2010 Mark Brothers of South Bend Lecture has been archived and can be viewed at:

To watch the video, login at the upper right hand corner of the screen with an IU user account. The lecture will be found in the IUSM Events Folder, along the left hand side.


Arrow Online modules on autism spectrum disorders

HANDS in Autism (Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center/Department of Psychiatry) offers free online interactive modules on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for students, faculty, and staff. The modules provide background knowledge on autism spectrum disorders, diagnosis and ASD flags, as well as helpful strategies for working with individuals on the spectrum.

For more information, visit


Arrow Improved shuttle routes

IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services has improved the Jags Express shuttle routes to meet increased campus transportation needs.

Additional parking is available minutes from campus along Indiana Avenue and on 16th Street at Bush Stadium. The Jags Express lots offer convenient parking and easy transportation to campus.

Buses leave every 10 minutes between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit


Arrow Lower cost parking for late- and night-shift employees

Evening- and night-shift employees at IU and Riley hospitals now have access to a new, lower-cost Evening Parking Pass that takes advantage of the reduced garage usage on evenings and weekends, and lessens the number of remote parkers after hours.

The new pass allows employee parking in the Riley Outpatient Center Garage, Wilson Street Garage and Vermont Street Garage during the following times:

  • Monday through Friday: 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Weekends: 2:30 p.m. Friday to 8:30 a.m. Monday

"B" and "H" parking passes currently held by employees working evening and night shifts at IU and Riley hospitals may be exchanged by visiting the IUPUI Parking Services office in the Vermont Street Garage any time Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Employees must bring an B or H parking permit to make an exchange for the Evening Parking Pass.

Questions to 962-8000.


Arrow After hours access changes to Cancer Center

The main entrance at IU Simon Cancer Center is now closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. The change began Aug. 23.

Staff and visitors who need after-hours access to the facility should continue to use the Vermont Street Garage walkway, where an intercom is available for assistance. Patient visitor representatives will continue to staff the information desk.


Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29, Sound Medicine visits a site vital to the education of future doctors and nurses in Indiana. There also will be rebroadcasts of popular segments on patient safety and relational coordinated care.

Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob visits the Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall, which is jointly operated by IUSM, IU School of Nursing and Clarian Health. Medical and nursing students work with high-tech mannequins that respond like real patients in an effort to gain experience and reduce medical errors before they enter doctor's offices and hospitals. Host Barb Lewis will speak with the center's director, Scott Engum, MD, associate professor of surgery at the IU School of Medicine.

This week's Sound Medicine "Checkup" will explore "phantom" vibrating cell phones with Paul DiZio, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Brandeis University.

Find archived editions of Sound Medicine, as well as other helpful information, at

Sound Medicine is produced by IUSM in conjunction with WFYI Public Radio. The show is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and IUPUI. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.


Grants & Funding

Arrow Research Funding Update

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

View the current Research Funding Update



Arrow 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


Arrow Clarian Values Fund Grants

Clarian Values Fund grants are available for:

  • Medical Research
  • Medical Education
  • 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.

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



Arrow Physicians present diabetes update

Five IUSM professors participated in a special one and a half day program for Mexican internal medical specialists entitled Diabetes Update Aug. 20-21 in Mexico City.

  • Charles M. Clark, Jr., MD, associate dean for continuing medical education, served as the keynote speaker and program chair.
  • Sandeep K. Gupta, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics and clinical medicine, discussed the problem of pediatric obesity and the IUSM POWER Program.
  • Rattan Juneja, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, presented the Clarian Health Partners' program for intensive management of inpatient hyperglycemia.
  • Kieren J. Mather, MD, associate professor of medicine, discussed the role of incretins in the pathophysiology and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
  • Samer Mattar, MD, medical director of the Clarian Bariatric Center, discussed the role of bariatric surgery in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

This event was sponsored by the Mexican College of Internal Medicine, the Office of Continuing Medical Education and the American Diabetes Association.


Around Campus

Arrow Sustainability and Green Fair

The annual IUPUI Sustainability and Green Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, in the Taylor Hall courtyard.

This event is a collaboration of green suppliers, organizations, speakers, workshops and events that will encourage participants to think about sustainability on and off campus.

For more information, visit


Around Town

Arrow Heart Walk registration ends Sept. 1

Time is running out to register for the Start! Heart Walk on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Celebration Plaza in White River State Park, downtown Indianapolis. Registration will continue until Wednesday, Sept. 1.

The Start! Heart Walk encourages Americans to take control of their risk for cardiovascular disease and stoke by walking. The walk is three miles long, with a special one-mile walk also available. All funds raised for the Heart Walk will go directly to the American Heart Association to support the fight against cardiovascular disease.

For more information, visit


Around the State

Arrow Cancer fundraiser at Indiana Beach

Indiana Beach Amusement Resort will host its first annual American Cancer Society Fund Raiser Event, "We Will Survive!" from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Indiana Beach, located on Lake Shafer in Monticello. A luminaria walk also is scheduled at 9 p.m.

This event will include free admission for cancer survivors, $20 admission for family and friends, unlimited rides and water park access and health awareness training and prizes, as well as entertainers, sports celebrities and music. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

For ticket purchases, donations and sponsorships, contact Joni at (847) 612-2128, or call (877) 303-0034 or visit Click "Buy Now," and enter the e-consignment promo code: americancancer2010.


 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.