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September 17, 2010
Volume 14 Number 37 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Above the Fold

Student Showcase

Events & Lectures

News to Use

Grants & Funding

Opportunities

Kudos

Around Campus

Around Town

Traffic Updates

At Your Fingertips


Above the Fold

Arrow New Pink Glove Dance video debuts

The second edition of the popular Pink Glove Dance video, which kept popping up on computer screens across the country in 2009, is now on YouTube.

Faculty, staff and students from the IU Simon Cancer Center, the IU schools of nursing and medicine and Clarian Health, along with hospital staff from about 12 other cities, are featured in the Pink Glove Dance — the Sequel. To watch the video, visit PinkGloveDance.com.

A separate video that will feature only those who participated locally will be available on Friday, Oct. 8. It also will be posted on PinkGloveDance.com.

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 — you'll be dancing in your seat.

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Arrow Art submissions requested for Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression

Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit entries for the third annual IUSM Art Exhibition "Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression." The deadline for submissions will be 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. For additional information, including details of how to submit entries, visit communications.medicine.iu.edu/submit-art.

The exhibit, Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium. Voting for a People's Choice Award will take place during the exhibit. 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 campuses 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 kharper@iupui.edu.

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Student Showcase

Arrow Northwest Center's anatomical education program highlighted

The Associated Press recently carried a story about the anatomical education program at IUSM-Northwest. The story was picked up by media outlets across the nation and beyond. It documents the relationship between one of the Northwest campus medical students and the family of Dorothy "Dot" Purcell, one of the anatomical donors.

To read the story, visit news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100913/ap_on_he_me/us_med_cadaver_friendship_3.

Video: news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/21869176.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Ronald McDonald House Clays Shoot and Barbecue

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana will hold its third annual Wild, Wild Midwest Sporting Clays Shoot and Barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Crooked Creek Conservation & Gun Club, 13203 E. 246th St., Noblesville.

This event will host more than 100 clays shoot enthusiasts and is expected to raise more than $20,000 in support of the House's mission as a home-away-from-home for families with children who are being treated at area hospitals, primarily Riley Hospital for Children.

Questions to Pam Anderson at 269-2247 or panderson@rmh-indiana.org. For more information, visit www.rmh-indiana.org/sporting_clays.html.

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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 by 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 faculty.medicine.iu.edu/programs/academy.html.

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Arrow Updates from the State Health Commissioner

Gregory Larkin, MD, Indiana State health commissioner, will present "Updates from the State Health Commissioner" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Legacy Boardroom, located on the second floor at the top of the stairs.

Everyone interested in public health informatics is welcome to attend. Bring a beverage, lunch will be provided.

This presentation is sponsored by the Indiana Center for Excellence in Public Health Informatics.

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Arrow NIH Division Director will present research update

John J. McGrath, division director for chemical, bioengineering and environmental and transport systems at the National Institutes of Health, will present "What's Happening Now at NIH" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Lilly Auditorium, IUSM Library.

This event is hosted by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. For more information, visit the IUPUI News Center.

To register, visit crl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=2154.

Questions to 274-1020 or ovcr@iupui.edu.

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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 nursing.iupui.edu/continuing/rcep/researchcoordinator.shtml.

Questions to 274-7779 or censg@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Alternative spring break information session

The Office of Continuing Medical Education will offer an information session for first- and second-year medical students interested in participating in an "alternative spring break" in Honduras from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Medical Science Building, room B13.

Participations will learn about the trip, global outreach and how they may apply to participant in this year's event.

For more information, contact iusm.asb@gmail.com.

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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, download the event flyer. Questions to Donna Fischer at 278-1130 or dfischer@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciate Day

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will celebrate the second annual National Postdoc Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in Walther Hall (R3), second floor atrium.

All postdocs and PIs are invited to take a break, connect with postdocs from other labs and take part in a celebration that recognizes their vital contributions to the university research community. Free coffee and donuts will be served.

For more information, visit www.postdoc.medicine.iu.edu. Questions to Jennifer Williams, director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, at 274-3430 or jlw25@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Presentation will explore blood transfusion in Africa

The 2010-2011 Seminars in Medical Humanities series will present "The History of Blood Transfusions in Sub-Saharan Africa," a presentation by William H. Schneider, PhD, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 268.

Dr. Schneider is an adjunct professor of medicine and medical and molecular genetics at IUSM and the Constance M. Baker and Robert S. Ort Chair and professor of history, as well as adjunct professor of philanthropic studies, in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

This event is co-sponsored by the Baker-Ort Chair and the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program at IUPUI. For more information, visit medhumanities.iupui.edu/new/template_seminars.htm.

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Arrow Practical Pearls 2010

General and Community Pediatrics, a section of the Department of Pediatrics, will present "Practical Pearls 2010," a Continuing Medical Education 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.

This event will advance participants' diagnostic and therapeutic skills by reviewing current scientific advances as they apply to daily practice. Topics will 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 cme.medicine.iu.edu/iucme/carteBlanche/scripts/prodView.asp?id=38986. For more information, visit rileychildrenshospital.com/parents-and-patients/programs-and-services/general-pediatrics/practical-pearls.jsp.

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Arrow Lecture to focus on medical education in Indiana

Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts, and philanthropy, will present "Flexner's Legacy and Flexner's Vision: Implications for Medical Education in Indiana," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room B26.

The talk will focus on Abraham Flexner, author of The Flexner Report, issued in 1910, the most influential document in the history of American medical education.

This event is sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, IUSM and the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program. It is free and open to everyone. Reservations are requested for a seat and lunch. To RSVP, contact Rebecca Cervenka at 278-1669 or rcervenk@iupui.edu.

To watch a recorded and archived version of this presentation, visit the IUSM Media Access Site and click on "IUSM Events" on the left-hand side of the screen and select the "History of Medicine Society" folder.

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Arrow Alan Schmetzer retirement reception

The IUSM Department of Psychiatry, invites the community to a retirement reception for Alan Schmetzer, MD, from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, in the University Ballroom at University Place and Conference Center.

This event will honor Dr. Schmetzer's 35 years of dedication and service to the Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University and the state of Indiana.

Please RSVP by Monday, Sept. 20, to psychiatry.medicine.iu.edu/schmetzerretire.  Questions to Kellie Hindman at kmhindma@iupui.edu.

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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 Center, 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 faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Scientific writing workshop for life science researchers

The Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication will host a scientific writing workshop for life sciences researchers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in the Riley Outpatient Center lower level conference center.

This workshop is aimed at international researchers seeking to improve their writing for publication. Christine Feak of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will lead the program.

The fee for the workshop is $75 for IU/IUPUI affiliates, and $100 for others. To register, visit liberalarts.iupui.edu/icic/uploads/docs/WorkshopRegistration.doc. For more information, visit liberalarts.iupui.edu/icic/news_events/scientific_writing_workshop.

Questions to 274-2555 or icic@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Indiana Health Care Summit — Oct 26

BioCrossroads and Credit Suisse will present speakers from the local health care and business communities for the Indiana Life Sciences Summit Tuesday, Oct. 26, to Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Westin Hotel, 50 South Capitol Ave.

Presenters include Sam Nussbaum, chief medical officer at WellPoint, and David Johnson, president and CEO of Biocrossroads, who will present Indiana's life sciences state of the state address. Other speakers and panelists will address topics such as the effect of healthcare reform on innovation, ways to acquire and retain capital in a constrained economy, and strategies for success from regional life sciences initiative leaders.

The event kicks off Tuesday evening with a networking reception hosted by Eli Lilly and Company and Cook Medical. The cost of registration is $179.

For a complete agenda, or to register, visit www.seeuthere.com/rsvp/invitation/invitation.asp?id=m1312d46-DFOY6VGBTRI7&sutEventRoleID=m1312d46-1C9U3HML6C9KK&sutGuid=40381.

Questions to Lori LeRoy at 238-2456 or lleroy@biocrossroads.com.

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Arrow Early registration open for Midwestern Conference on Health Games

Meredith Golomb, MD, associate professor of neurology, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Midwestern Conference on Health Games from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the IUPUI Campus Center.

Interactive health games are emerging as effective tools in the future of healthcare and education and have been applied to medical objectives, including educating diabetics on how to manage their condition, helping smokers kick the habit, fighting childhood obesity and maintaining cognitive ability in Alzheimer's patients and senior citizens. This conference will gather medical researchers, academics, IT professionals, multimedia experts and other leaders from across the region to explore how healthcare is using games to encourage healthy behaviors, prevent disease, improve overall care and drive down medical costs.

Early bird registration is $25 through Friday, Oct. 1. Registration after Oct. 1 and onsite is $50. Students may register at the special rate of $10. The conference is sponsored by the IU School of Informatics at IUPUI with support from the Games for Health Project.

For more information, visit www.midwesthealthgames.org. Questions to Vicki Daugherty at 278-4123 or vdaugher@iupui.edu.

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News to Use

Arrow Free prostate cancer screenings

IU Simon Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to promote early detection of prostate cancer through free screenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6., in the Urology Clinic, room 340, of the Indiana Cancer Pavilion.

Participants will have a small amount of blood drawn for a test that can detect prostate cancer in its early stages. They will also receive a digital rectal exam from professional urologist. Together these tests offer the most effective screening for prostate cancer. Each screening should take less than 15 minutes. Current guidelines suggest most men should begin testing for prostate cancer at age 50.

Screenings are limited to the first 100 appointments scheduled. To sign up, call 274-6988.

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Arrow Participate in the Walk to Cure Diabetes

Riley Hospital and the Wells Center for Pediatric Research will participate in the 14th annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.

This two-mile fun walk and 5K walk/run will take participants through scenic downtown Indianapolis. There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to raise or donate money. All participants that register prior to the walk will receive a free team T-shirt. Any participant that raises $25 or more in pledges will be eligible to receive one of many door prizes the day of the event. The top fundraiser will receive two Colts tickets. This is a free, family-oriented event, including games and activities for everyone involved.

To join the Riley Hospital/Wells Center team, register at www.walk.jdrf.org and choose "Team Riley/Wells Center" as your team. Individuals unable to join a team may wish sponsor someone who is walking.

Questions to Shari Upchurch at shupchur@iupui.edu or Jim Wallace at wallacja@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Be a Crispus Attucks mentor

IUSM and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute are seeking mentors and tutors for the pre-college program at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet School.

Participants are needed to tutor students in math and science classes as well as mentor students in health-related careers through shadowing experiences and pre-college planning. The time commitment for this program is only about an hour a week. Participants will also have the opportunity to earn money while helping young students learn to succeed.

Question to Tisha Reid at 278-1783 or tireid@iupui.edu.

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Arrow HOST program seeks volunteers

HOST, or Helping Our Students Travel, is a program designed to help fourth-year medical students save money during their residency interviews by pairing them with IU alumni to provide overnight accommodations and mentoring while on their interview.

Students participating in the program benefit from free housing and meals in residency interview cities, local insight on the medical community from IUSM alumni, networking connections with new colleagues and an opportunity to develop mentor relationships with physicians in a new home city.

For more information or to register, either as a student or an alumni host, visit www.alumni.iupui.edu/medicine/host.htm.

Questions to Greg Budney in the Alumni Relations Office at iusmalum@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Division of Diversity Affairs announces new values statement

The Division of Diversity Affairs is a newly created division within the Dean's Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development that replaces the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Its core values are:

  • IUSM stands to benefit from a systemic integration and emphasis on diversity across the fabric of the institution.
  • Affirming diversity is an essential element in accomplishing the research, teaching, and service missions of the School of Medicine.
  • Affirming diversity is critical in providing culturally competent healthcare.
  • A diverse physician workforce is essential to meet the needs of the rapidly changing demographics of today's environment.

For more information, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/offices/da.

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Arrow Weight management program available

The National Institute for Fitness and Sport is inviting individuals to sign up for "Lite'n Up at NIFS," an eight-week weight management program held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 28 to Nov. 16.

This program focuses on a healthy attitude toward food and fitness. Participants will be provided with the tools to select healthy foods and to incorporate exercise into their daily life. Unlike many programs that promote a "quick fix" for weight loss, Lite'n Up encourages gradual changes in attitudes and behaviors related to nutrition, exercise and wellness.

For more information, visit www.nifs.org/liten.

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Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Sept.18, and Sunday, Sept. 19, Sound Medicine covers the return of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. Other topics include early-onset puberty in girls, hot flashes in menopausal women, and the book, The Youth Pill.

March of Dimes medical director Alan Fleishman, MD, will explain the primary reason for whooping cough's comeback. In addition, we meet Katie and Craig Van Tornhout, parents of an infant who died of the disease. The Van Tornhouts are now advocates for the pertussis vaccine.

Continuing the topic of vaccines, IU adolescent medicine specialist Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, M.D., will detail the immunizations and booster shots that everyone, including adults, should receive. Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber also will discuss a recent study of early onset puberty in girls, and in particular the link between early puberty and obesity.

Sound Medicine's Kathy Miller, MD, will chat with IU School of Nursing researcher Janet Carpenter, RN, PhD, about menopausal hot flashes, a common but surprisingly mysterious condition. Dr. Carpenter is a nationally recognized expert on hot flashes.

David Stipp, author of The Youth Pill, will discuss the science — and the ethics — of anti-aging treatments with Barbara Lewis and IU bioethicist Eric Meslin, PhD. Stipp will talk about the discovery of "the aging gene" and how it has changed the science of gerontology.

In this week's Checkup feature, Jeremy Shere will talk with American Cancer Society epidemiologist Eric Jacobs, PhD, whose long-term research study links waist-size to life-span.

For archived editions of Sound Medicine, as well as other helpful information, visit soundmedicine.iu.edu.

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.

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Grants & Funding

Arrow Research Funding Update

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

View the current Research Funding Update

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Opportunities

Arrow 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 proposal submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 31. For more information, download www.indianactsi.org/site/announcements/fairbanksrfp.pdf.

Questions to Cynthia Helphingstine at 238-2459 or chelphingstine@fairbanksinstitute.org.

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Arrow Speakers sought for John Shaw Billings Society

The board of the John Shaw Billings Society is seeking speakers interested in participating its noontime lecture series for medical students. These events will take place throughout the semester.

Individuals with a special interested in medical history are encouraged to contact library specialist Nancy Eckerman at 274-2076 or neckerma@iupui.edu to find out more about participating in a future event.

In addition, the society is seeking new members. Please also submit names for the society's mailing list to neckerma@iupui.edu. Dues are appreciated, but not required, to participate.

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Kudos

Arrow Zipes awarded IU President's Medal for Excellence

IU President Michael A. McRobbie has awarded a 2010 President's Medal for Excellence to Distinguished Professor Emeritus Douglas P. Zipes, MD, emeritus director of IUSM Cardiology Division. The award is among the highest honors an IU president can bestow.

The award was officially presented in Bloomington on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at IU Auditorium, in recognition of sustained excellence in service, achievement and leadership. Susan Gubar, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emerita of English was also a recipient. McRobbie praised Zipes and Gubar for representing IU's "collaborative scholarly spirit."

"In different ways," he said, "both have dedicated their careers to helping others live better, more fulfilling lives, and both have dedicated themselves to the great spirit of education and scholarship that extends far beyond the walls of the academy."

Zipes, a physician and emeritus director of the IU School of Medicine's Cardiology Division, is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, past president of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society and past chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Around Campus

Arrow Fourth annual Jag Jaunt

The fourth annual Jag Jaunt 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Michael A. Carroll Stadium.

This event, in which participants will run down the downtown Indianapolis canal, is the IUPUI Athletic Department's primary fundraiser for women's athletic scholarships. All participants will receive a Jag Jaunt t-shirt along with tickets to IUPUI sporting events.

To sign up, contact Jane Goergen at 278-2599 or visit iupuijags.com/sb_output.aspx?form=24.

For more information, visit www.iupuijags.com/news/2010/8/16/GEN_0816104743.aspx.

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Around Town

Arrow IUPUI Regatta canoe relay race

The Student Organization for Alumni Relations, the IUPUI Alumni Council, and the Central Indiana Chapter of the IUAA will host the IUPUI Regatta, a canoe relay race on the Downtown Canal, Saturday, Sept. 25, at Buggs Temple, 337 W. 11st St.

Students, alumni, and faculty/staff are invited and encouraged to participate in this new campus event, including a community carnival with fun, food and music. Teams will race against others in their respective categories, culminating in a final race between students, alumni, faculty and staff, with winners receiving bragging rights and a spot on the IUPUI Regatta Cup trophy.

For more information, visit www.iupui.edu/regatta. Questions to Christina Bleeke at cbleeke@umail.iu.edu or Pete Hunter at erhunter@iupui.edu.

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Traffic Updates

Arrow Gateway parking garage open

A reminder that the Gateway Parking Garage, located at the corner of Michigan and Blackford streets, has been opened for the fall semester. The new parking garage adds 1,300 more spaces to those available on campus.

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

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 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

The Continuing Medical Education office launched a new and improved website at cme.medicine.iu.edu. In addition to online registration and listings of grand rounds, conferences and courses, the site provides in-depth tools and information for presenters and program developers. Included are forms, tips, links, contacts, maps, and a host of other handy resources to make it easier to participate in CME events, prepare a presentation or plan an event.

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Arrow Resources

Want to find a room that has a Polycom hook-up? Need official IUSM templates for your PowerPoint presentation or poster about a guest lecturer? Check out the new “Resources For” page on the IUSM web site. Resources For is accessible from the school’s home page (medicine.iu.edu) – look on the right-hand side of the page.

If you have suggestions of other resources that would be beneficial and could be added to this list, contact the Office of Public and Media Relations at medschl@iupui.edu.

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Arrow MedTV

The Office of Public and Media Relations now manages the MedTV screens on the medical school campus. This closed-circuit TV system, part of the IUPUI network, presents a wonderful opportunity for faculty, staff and students to communicate events and information of interest to others. It also serves as a source for broadcasting emergency information on campus.

The MedTVs are located in public areas of the HITS building, the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium, the Daly Center, Research II, Walther Hall (R3) and the Cancer Research Institute (R4).

Announcements from departments and offices are welcome. To have your department or office announcements posted on MedTV, please read the MedTV guidelines: medicine.iu.edu/medtv. Questions? Phone 274-7722.

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Arrow Scientific Calendar online

A comprehensive listing on IUSM seminars, lectures and Grand Rounds can be accessed at the new Scientific Calendar website. To place items on the Scientific Calendar, please forward them to Kelli Diener at kas1@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Scope submission guidelines

Scope wants your news items.

The deadline for submission is 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Scope is published electronically and sent to faculty, staff, students, and residents on Fridays (except on holiday weekends when it is published on the following Monday).

There are three easy ways to submit story ideas or information to Scope:

  • e-mail the information to scopemed@iupui.edu
  • mail the information to Kevin Fryling, 1110 W. Michigan, LO 401, IUPUI
  • fax your information to (317) 278-8722

Contributions submitted by e-mail should be forwarded in 12 point, plain text format. Word document attachments in lieu of fliers are encouraged.

In the interest of accuracy, please do NOT use:

  • acronyms
  • abbreviations
  • campus building codes (use full, proper name of building and include the room number)
  • Dr. as a preface before names (designate MD or PhD)

To keep the electronic version of Scope as streamlined as possible, only seminars and lectures of general or multidisciplinary interest will be included.

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