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September 10, 2010
Volume 14 Number 36 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Indianapolis to host international dementia conference

Dementia researchers and caregivers from across the globe will meet Wednesday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 8, for the Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias in Indianapolis.

This conference will provide a rare opportunity for caregivers and researchers to meet and share information in a context that instills a new understanding of the complexities of this disease. Originally known as Pick's disease, frontotemporal dementia symptoms are associated with the degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. The disease progresses steadily and often rapidly and treatment options remain limited.

Hosting this year's conference is Bernardino Ghetti, MD, director of the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Center, Distinguished Professor at IU and Chancellor's Professor at IUPUI.

For more information or to register, visit or see the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Walvoord appointed assistant dean

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has announced that  Emily C. Walvoord, MD, will join the faculty as assistant dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

Dr. Walvoord is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics in the Section of Endocrinology and Diabetology and will continue to serve as an associate program director for the pediatric residency program. She joins the OFAPD faculty with a focus on increasing the development and recognition of faculty as clinical teachers and improving the academic climate for clinical faculty.

Her research interests include clinical decision making, pubertal disorders, hypopituitarism and the cognitive abnormalities in children with growth hormone deficiency.


Staff News

Arrow Pink Glove Dance debuts with IU/Clarian dancers

The second edition of the popular Pink Glove Dance video, which kept popping up on computer screens across the country in 2009, will hit YouTube Friday, Sept. 17.

Faculty, staff and students from the IU Simon Cancer Center, the IU schools of nursing and medicine and Clarian Health, will be featured, along with hospital staff from about 12 other cities, in the Pink Glove Dance — the Sequel. For a preview, go to

The initial YouTube rage started with a few hundred people at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Sponsored by Medline, the maker of the pink hospital gloves seen in the video, the Pink Glove Dance supports breast cancer awareness and a portion of the sale of the pink gloves goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Check out Pink Glove Dance — the Sequel Sept. 17 — you'll be dancing in your seat.


Student Showcase

Arrow Medical Honor Society meeting

The annual election meeting of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to elect new members for induction to AOA.

The top 25 percent of the senior medical student class has been invited to submit a one page summary listing their research, community service and extracurricular school activities while in medical school. AOA membership volunteers will review students' summaries and serve as their advocate and speak on the students' behalf at this meeting.

If you are interested in being a student advocate, contact Ruth Patterson at

AOA also is soliciting nominations for election of IU residents, fellows, faculty and alumni. Only an active AOA member can nominate a candidate. The nominees should be individuals who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership, teaching, research and volunteerism. Send letters of nomination, including a brief background and CV of the nominee, to Dr. Richard Gunderman at


Clarian News

Arrow Methodist Hospital renovates neurosurgical suites

Clarian Neuroscience recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation and modernization of six neurosurgery suites at Methodist Hospital. Each of the newly modernized suites has been expanded to accommodate more equipment, including the most advanced surgical tools, imaging technologies and surgical navigation systems, to assist Clarian's clinical teams in making the best decisions for patients with complex brain and spine disorders.

The suites also have been outfitted with remote-viewing capabilities to enable surgeons to consult on difficult cases room-to-room or with their partners in the office, as well as to teach and share techniques with colleagues across the country and throughout the world.

The renovation is part of a $27 million investment to modernize six operating rooms and add two new integrated surgical suites that will share the state's first intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) scanner. At the conclusion of the project, expected in December, all of Clarian's adult neurosurgeries will be performed at Methodist Hospital.


Arrow Clarian West announces new CMO

Clarian West Medical Center has named Gregory Spurgin, MD, as its new chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. Spurgin, who has held several leadership positions at Clarian West and Methodist Hospital, assumed CMO duties on Sept. 1. He will maintain his internal medicine practice with the Indiana Clinic.

He succeeds James Fesenmeier, MD, who served for six years as Clarian West's first CMO. Under Fesenmeier's stewardship, Clarian West experienced significant growth in both the size of the medical staff and in the scope of clinical services provided to the Hendricks County community.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Finnell to present on pediatric preventative services

Indiana Children's Health Services Research will present "Prioritization of Recommended Pediatric Preventive Services: A K-8 Proposal," by Maria Finnell, MD, visiting assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Legacy Boardroom, second floor.

To RSVP, contact Loyce Stultz at 278-0552 or


Arrow Riley Heart Center to host symposium

Pediatric cardiology experts from around the world will gather for the third annual Riley Heart Center Symposium on Cardiac Development on Monday, Sept. 13, to Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Riley Hospital for Children.

The symposium, organized by the Riley Heart Research Center, is targeted to basic scientists, clinical cardiologists and heart surgeons, and will focus on issues pertaining to the onset and treatment of heart failure in infants and children.

IUSM speakers will include Lei Wei, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics; R. Mark Payne, MD, professor of pediatrics and medical and molecular genetics; and Mark Rodefeld, MD, associate professor of surgery.

The Riley Heart Research Center is located in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research in IUSM Department of Pediatrics.

For more information, visit


Arrow Information Security presentation on e-commerce

The University Information Security Office and the Office of the Treasurer will offer a presentation for developers currently using e-commerce or interested in using e-commerce technology on their web sites from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 405.

This event will cover a variety of technical topics related to credit cards, payment cards and e-commerce. Ruth Harpool, director of treasury operations, and Chad Marcum, lead security engineer, will be on hand to clarify, explain and answer any questions.

This session will be broadcasted, recorded and available via Adobe Connect. For more information, visit


Arrow The Professor, Nazi Germany, and the Krebs Cycle

Robert Harris, PhD, Emeritus Showalter Professor of Biochemistry at IUSM, Emeritus Distinguished Professor at IU and research chemist at the Roudebush VA Medical Center, will present "The Professor, Nazi Germany, and the Krebs Cycle," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room B26.

Dr. Harris will discuss the life of Hans Krebs, the man after whom the Krebs Cycle is named, who was dismissed from his position at the University of Freiburg after Hitler came to power, but went on to obtain positions at universities in England, where he discovered citric acid cycle (Krebs cycle), making a massive contribution to the modern understanding of the most basic of the metabolic processes of our cells—the oxidation of sugars and fat to form ATP.

The presentation will be recorded and archived at the IUSM Media Access Site. To watch the video, click on "IUSM Events" on the left-hand side of the screen and select the "History of Medicine Society" folder.

This event is co-sponsored by the Medical Humanities Health Studies Program, the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society and IUSM.

For more information, visit


Arrow Life Sciences Collaboration Conference

The first conference in the 2010-2011 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series, "Healthcare Reform: The Road Ahead," will be Friday, Sept. 17, in Fairbanks Hall.

Nick Littlefield, former chief of staff for the late Senator Ted Kennedy, will be the keynote speaker. He will provide details and perspective on the past, present and future of health-care reform.

This conference series provides a forum for various players in health care and life sciences to strategically consider key business issues. The other series conferences are:

  • Friday, Nov. 19: "Life Sciences Human Capital," Cook Medical World Headquarters, 750 Daniels Way, Bloomington
  • Friday, Feb. 25: "An Update on Regulatory Compliance," Barnes & Thornburg LLP, 11 S. Meridian St.
  • Friday, May 13: "Health Information Technology: Indiana's Role in the Development of a National Model," Walther Hall (R3) Auditorium

The registration fee for each conference is $90 or $320 for the entire series. Special reduced student fees are available for full-time students registered at an accredited Indiana institution of higher learning.

To register online, visit To register by mail, print and complete the online registration form and mail, along with a check made payable to Indiana University with a note in the memo line "Conf #712-10," to Indiana University, IU Conferences, P.O. Box 6212, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6212.

This series is sponsored by the IU Kelley School of Business' Center for the Business of Life Sciences. Assisting as series sponsors are Biocrossroads and Duke Energy.

For more information, visit


Arrow Occupational therapy information session

The IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will host an information session on its master of science in occupational therapy program from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

This event is open to all college students. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and current students; learn about the profession of occupational therapy; gain information about admissions, curriculum and financial aid; participate in occupational therapy experiential activities; and tour IU's occupational therapy facilities.

RSVP is required. Registration is required by Monday, Sept. 13. To register, visit

Question to Dawn Lipker at


Arrow Academy of Teaching Scholar sessions

The Academy of Teaching Scholars has added two new sessions to this month’s schedule. They are:

  • “Teaching What You Don't Know,” presented Therese Huston, PhD, director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Seattle University, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 21, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.  Dr. Hudson will lead participants in 10 savvy survival strategies, drawn from the empirical research literature and interviews with real faculty who teach on the edge of their expertise and do it well.
  • “Using Web-Based Video to Promote Learning,” presented by  Tom Janke, assistant director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, IUPUI, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the IUSM Library, room 226. Participants will discover ways to use new and existing online video to support and simplify instruction, promote student collaboration and encourage deeper learning. 

To register, or for more information, visit


Arrow What's Happening Now at NIH

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research will host a presentation entitled, "What's Happening Now at NIH" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Lily Auditorium, IUSM Library.

The speaker will be John J. McGrath, division director for chemical, bioengineering and environmental and transport systems at the National Institutes of Health.

To register, visit

Questions to 274-1020 or


Arrow Conference to focus on pediatric cardiology

IUSM and the Riley Heart Center will host the 34th Annual Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Scientific Session from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Omni Severin Hotel, 40 West Jackson Place.

This annual meeting provides an opportunity for pediatric cardiology experts from the Midwest to review and discuss state-of-the-art pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery practices, and to discuss advances in clinical and research issues related to pediatric cardiology.  The meeting is comprised of oral and poster abstract presentations as well as guest lectures.

For additional information, visit

Questions to Donna Fischer at 278-1130 or


Arrow Mandatory research coordinator training

An educational program for research coordinators will be Thursday, Sept. 23, though Friday, Sept. 24, in the Riley Outpatient Center, lower level, classrooms A and B.

This program is mandated for all new research coordinators at IUSM with less than two years experience coordinating studies on the IUPUI/Clarian campuses. It designed to provide specific guidance about how to conduct and coordinate clinical drug studies at IU.

While the program targets the new study coordinator, experienced coordinators and young investigators at the IU schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing, Clarian Health, Roudebush VA and Wishard Hospitals often attend and find the content useful and their skills strengthened.

The cost of registration is $290. Payments from grant accounts or other IU accounts are acceptable. This program is offered by IUSM, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Roudebush VA Research and Development and IU School of Nursing Office of Lifelong Learning.

For more information or a registration form, visit

Questions to 274-7779 or


Arrow Fall faculty workshops

Tara Gray, PhD, an associate professor of criminal justice and director of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University, will present two workshops for IUSM faculty this fall. They are:

  • "Creating and Cultivating Mentors" from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005. Choosing and cultivating successful mentoring relationships can be key to a faculty member's success. Participants will define and identify the kind of mentors that will work best. Individual 35-minute mentoring sessions will also be available with Dr. Gray throughout the day.
  • "Publish and Flourish" from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the Riley Outpatient Conference Room A & B. The myth persists that prolific scholars are born not made, but research suggests otherwise. Participants will learn practical steps they can take to become more prolific.

The second session also will be offered by the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1.

Dr. Gray is the author of three books, including Publish and Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar. She has presented workshops to more than 5,000 scholars in 20 states, and in Guatemala, Mexico, Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

To register, visit


Arrow Metastatic breast cancer conference

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network will present "Current Approaches and Emerging Advances in Metastatic Breast Cancer" from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at University Place Conference Center.

This event will be hosted by George Sledge, MD, Ballvé Lantero Professor of Oncology; professor of medicine and pathology and laboratory medicine, and Kathy Miller, MD, Sheila D. Ward Scholar and associate professor of medicine.

Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The conference is 9:10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an afternoon lunch session and a reception from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The program is free and open to patients, friends, family members and health care professionals.

Register at


Arrow Fairbanks Institute to host community roundtable

The Community Outreach and Engagement Committee of the Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities will host the second event in its 2010 Community Roundtable Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the community room at WFYI Broadcasting Headquarters, 1630 N. Meridian St.

The roundtable will feature a presentation entitled, "Community Revitalization Through Research: The Cabarrus/Kannapolis, North Carolina Experience" by Ashley Dunham, PhD, MPH, a community health project leader at the Duke Translational Research Institute. Dr. Dunham oversees clinical operations in Kannapolis and Cabarrus County, NC. This event will be moderated by Stacia Matthews, a reporter with WRTV/Channel 6.

To RSVP, contact Crystal Dotson-Roberts at or register online at Lunch will be provided.

For more information, visit


Arrow Beering Award Lecture — Oct. 27

Arnold J. Levine, PhD, professor of systems biology at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences, Princeton, NJ, will present the 26th Beering Award Lecture at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Emerson Hall auditorium.

In addition, Dr. Levine, recipient of the 2010 Steven C. Beering Award, will present a lecture to the graduate, first- and second-year medical students at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Emerson Hall auditorium.

Live web streaming and CME credit will be available for the first lecture. A reception will follow the Beering Lecture in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building atrium.

For more information, visit


News to Use

Arrow Health Engagement Program to reduce medical premiums

IU has introduced the IU Health Engagement Program. The new initiative is designed to allow employees covered by an IU medical plan to reduce a portion of their medical plan premiums when they and their covered spouses/domestic partners complete certain health-related activities that promote healthy behaviors and health improvement.

There are three activities to complete to receive the medical plan premium reduction for Phase 1 "Know Your Numbers":

  • Online Personal Health Assessment (PHA) available until Friday, Nov. 12
  • Tobacco-free Affidavit available until Friday, Nov. 12
  • Biometric Screening available until Monday, Feb. 28

IU will cover the cost of the personal health assessment and biometric screenings at campus and other designated locations, as well as the Free and Clear tobacco-cessation program.

The Personal Health Assessment and tobacco-free affidavit are available on the IU Health Engagement Program website at Tobacco users may still receive the premium reduction by completing an IU-sponsored tobacco-cessation program.

Also online is a tool to help schedule a biometric screening at a location on or near campus. It's recommended employees schedule appointments sooner rather than later, since appointment times may fill up quickly.

For more information, visit


Arrow Volunteer for IUPUI Day of Caring

IUPUI's United Way Day of Caring 2010 needs faculty, staff and students to help community organizations from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

The Day of Caring is an annual campus tradition. Members of the university community are encouraged to consider putting together a team of co-workers, colleagues or classmates and spend a Friday volunteering. Team leaders should gather group member names and emails before registering. To register, contact the Office of Community Service at 278-9651 or

For more information, visit Questions to Maggie McGaughey at


Arrow Call for entries for annual art exhibit

The deadline for submitting entries for the third annual IUSM Art Exhibition “Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression” will be 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. For additional information, including details of how to submit entries, visit

Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression 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.

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.

Questions to Kim Harper at 507-2258 or


Arrow Auction items sought for Miles For Myeloma

The Multiple Myeloma Program at the IU Simon Cancer Center is seeking donated items for the first Miles for Myeloma Silent Auction. The auction will be held during the annual patient dinner following the conclusion of the Oct. 9 Miles for Myeloma event.

The 2010 IU Simon Cancer Center's dinner for myeloma patients and those with related disorders will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at University Place Conference Center and Hotel. At 4:15 p.m., patients and their families will gather to welcome the Miles for Myeloma cyclists across the finish line.

If you are interested in contributing an auction item or in making an in-kind donation to the auction, contact Miles for Myeloma intern Amy Silcox at

For more information about the dinner, visit To learn more about the race, visit Or download a detailed event schedule at


Arrow Glick Eye Institute co-sponsors beautiful eyes contest

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute has been named a co-sponsor of the "Most Beautiful Eyes" contest to raise funds to support Prevent Blindness Indiana.

Prevent Blindness Indiana is the only organization in the state of Indiana that trains and certifies community volunteers to conduct vision screenings based on standards set by a national organization whose research has dictated the most effective equipment and protocols to use.

Participants must be 18 years or older to submit photos to this contest. Enter and voting will take place until Thursday, Sept. 30. Entries are $5 per photo. Votes cost $1 each, with a minimum of five votes.

Prizes will be awarded for People's Choice winners, based on popular votes online. Winners will be announced on World Sight Day, Thursday, Oct. 14.

For more information, visit Or enter at


Arrow Register early for Riley Luncheon

Early registration is available for the annual luncheon commemorating the close of the Hope Happens Here campaign for the Riley Children's Foundation from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Indianapolis Marriot Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St.

Tony Dungy, former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, will be the guest speaker.

To make an early reservation, or inquire about corporate sponsorship, contact 634-4474 or email


Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12, Sound Medicine features IU's Dr. Aaron Carroll with his perspective on the future of the health care reform law in the face of rising health care costs and tough mid-term elections. From another corner of the world where health care is at issue, Sound Medicine will hear from doctors working in earthquake-torn Haiti.

IU health policy expert Aaron Carroll, MD, will discuss the future of the health care reform law passed earlier this year. Dr. Carroll says that although the public is increasingly unhappy about health care legislation, he remains optimistic about the specific entitlements now mandated by the law.

Project Medishare is a volunteer medical effort based in Haiti sponsored by the University of Miami. Several participating physicians and health care professionals will recall a meaningful experience they shared while working in a Haitian field hospital.

Marc Mendoca, PhD, director of radiation and cancer biology at the IU Simon Cancer Center, will discuss the increasing use of medical imaging technologies, including tests such as CT scans, and the radiation risk they pose.

In another installment of the Patient Listening series, Dr. Rich Frankel talks with Jim Ogan, a pediatrician from Charlottesville, Virginia, who makes housecalls. Dr. Ogan explains his unusual practice, and his enjoyable relationships with his patients and their families.

In the Sound Medicine Checkup, Jeramy Shere, PhD, ponders if our personalities change over time. To find out, he talks with Christopher Nave, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University of California Riverside.

For archived editions, and other helpful information, visit the Sound Medicine website 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 Fairbanks Institute — call for proposals

Researchers affiliated with academic institutions or not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for DNA and linked clinical data from INbank, a resource for discovery and validation research related to chronic diseases of aging. The successful applicants will have demonstrated experience in genetic, pharmacogenomics, proteomics and/or metabolomics research.

INbank is created by the Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities, a not-for-profit organization working to improve community health. Available data includes DNA and linked demographic, clinical and epidemiologic data. Successful proposals will be pilot projects that advance the Fairbanks Institute's mission.

The submission deadline for proposals is Friday, Dec. 31. For more information, visit

Questions to Cynthia Helphingstine, president and CEO of the Fairbanks Institute, at 238-2459 or



Arrow Honors

Virginia Caine, MD, associate professor of medicine and adjunct associate professor of public health, has been named 2010 Practitioner of the Year by the National Medical Association. This peer recognition award honors a practicing physician for their professionalism, service to the community and "great bedside manner." It was presented during the opening ceremony of the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Orlando, Fla.

Martin Friedman, chief operating officer for clinical affairs in the Department of Medicine, won the Indianapolis Art Center's Best of Student Show 2009-2010, a juried award. Fifty-three pieces of his ceramics are on display at the IAC Gallery through Oct. 3.

Simon J. Rhodes, PhD, associate dean for graduate studies and professor of cellular and integrative physiology, has been named to the Trainee and Career Development Core Committee of the Endocrine Society. He previously served on their Minority Affairs Committee.


Arrow Gunderman to deliver international keynote

Richard Gunderman, MD PhD, Professor in Radiology, Pediatrics, and Medical Education, will deliver the keynote address at the International Conference on Physician Health taking place in Chicago Oct. 3-5.

This conference, co-sponsored by the American Medical Association, the British Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association, is the world's largest bi-annual meeting devoted to physician health.  The theme of this year's meeting is "Physician Health and Resiliency in the 21st Century."

Gunderman, whose address this year is entitled, "The Brilliance of Resilience," also delivered the keynote addresses at the preceding international physician health meetings in Ottawa, Sydney and Vancouver.


Around Campus

Arrow NIFS open house

National Institute for Fitness and Sport will host an open house and cookout from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at 250 University Blvd.

This event will feature free food, games and prizes. Savor a juicy hamburger fresh off the grill; take a high intensity training or outdoor cycling class; play cornhole, four square, balloon toss; or participate in the "Hula Hoop Challenge."

New members will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad.

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.