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October 22, 2010
Volume 14 Number 42 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow 2010 Kenya Gala is Saturday

The 2010 Kenya Gala Celebration and Reunion will begin at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Downtown Indianapolis Marriott. This event is held once every three years to celebrate the work of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) in western Kenya.

Saturday's event will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the partnership between Indiana University and Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. Over the past two decades, this partnership has created the most successful program in sub-Saharan Africa to combat HIV/AIDS. AMPATH continues to build on this success by providing primary care, chronic disease management and many other programs that support the overall health of the Kenyan people.

All are welcome to attend to celebrate the program and learn more about AMPATH's work in western Kenya. For more information or to register, visit www.kenyagala.org.

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Arrow Don't forget: Beering Lecture Oct. 27

Arnold Levine, PhD, will deliver the Beering Award lecture, entitled "The Evolution of the P53 Family of Genes: One Billion Years of Fidelity," at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Emerson Hall auditorium. This is a CME eligible event.

In addition, Dr. Levine 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 and participate in a "Postdoc Coffee and Conversation" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 122C & D. All postdocs are invited to this casual conversation with Dr. Levine about his award-winning research contributions and career in science. To RSVP, go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/GCV3N7J.

Dr. Levine, the Harry C. Wiess Professor in the Life Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences, in Princeton, N.J., is the recipient of the 2010 Steven C. Beering Award. The Oct. 27 lecture will be streamed online at the IUSM Mediasite.

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Arrow IUSM Art Exhibition coming soon

The third annual IUSM Art Exhibition "Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression," will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building atrium. A Meet the Artists Reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m.

This year all the health related schools at IU have been invited to participate. Artwork by faculty, staff and students from all campuses of the IU schools of medicine, nursing, health and rehabilitation sciences and dentistry will be featured. The artwork also will be on exhibit Monday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov. 26 at the IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery in the IUPUI Campus Center.

Questions to Kim Harper at 507-2258 or kharper@iupui.edu.

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Faculty Development & News

Arrow Fall Faculty Meeting — Oct. 26

The IUSM Fall Faculty Meeting is scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium. Please note this meeting will occur at an adjusted time from the usual schedule. 

The fall faculty meeting will address issues related to maintaining the academic mission of IUSM and the Indiana Clinic. The chairs of the research and the education subcommittees will provide an overview of their progress to date. 

Featured speakers will include Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, associate dean for translational research and director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute; Herbert E. Cushing, MD, associate dean for medical student affairs and John F. Fitzgerald, MD, MBA, executive associate dean for clinical affairs and president and CEO of the Indiana Clinic. In addition, D. Craig Brater, dean of IUSM, and Dr. Fitzgerald will answer questions from the faculty.

 To view this meeting via a web stream, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~video/stream/liveflash.html?filename=fall_faculty_mtg. The stream will go live 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. To view via video conferencing, dial Video Bridge Recorded 116. 

For the minutes from the May 25, 2010 Spring Faculty Meeting, click here. Questions to Kelli Diener at kas1@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Vote now: Tenure clock extension ballot

Only 46 percent of eligible IUSM faculty have voted regarding the proposal to increase flexibility in the tenure clock, which will allow faculty to go up anytime between seven and nine years.

This vote needs a response from all tenured and tenure track faculty. On Monday, Oct. 18, faculty who are eligible to vote on this issue received an email with a link to the ballot.

For more information on the proposed tenure clock policy, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/tenureclock/index.asp

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Student Showcase

Arrow IU-Kenya Partnership offers student scholarships

The IU-Kenya Partnership is accepting applications from first-year medical students (class 2014) for two ambassador openings at Moi University School of Medicine. Selected students will serve as ambassadors for two months in Kenya. Students are expected to represent IUSM and to serve as outstanding ambassadors for the Partnership. 

The two students selected will receive round trip transportation, room, board and some financial support. They will be expected to maintain involvement with the Partnership until graduation. Students will begin work in Kenya in May or June 2011. 

Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vita, statement describing qualifications and interest in this job, and contact information (email address, phone number and medical school campus) via electronic attachment to Ron Pettigrew at rpettigr@iupui.edu by Friday, Dec. 31

Questions to program manager Ron Pettigrew at 630-8695 or via email. Or contact a former student ambassador/Slemenda Scholar: Mary Katherine Eckerle (mkeckerl@iupui.edu), Brandon Hood (brhood@iupui.edu), Rachel Koontz (rekoontz@iupui.edu), Megan Moore (meggiles@iupui.edu) and Jonathan Weyerbacher (jsweyerb@iupui.edu). 

For more information, visit www.iukenya.org

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Clarian News

Arrow Clarian Health merges sleep disorder centers

Clarian Health has opened a new, state-of-the art, Sleep Disorders Center along the canal at 714 N. Senate Ave., suite 10. The new location replaces two separate sleep disorders centers formerly located at IU Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

The new center features updated technology to ensure accurate and timely sleep study results and 22 hotel-like sleep rooms with private baths, including four rooms designed for wheelchair and bariatric patients. The rooms also offer wall-mounted, flat-screen TVs with DVD players and individually controlled heating and air conditioning.

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Arrow Clarian earns national honors

Clarian Health has recently earned several national honors for their overall performance and patient care:

Methodist Hospital received the prestigious national Quality Leadership Award in recognition for excellence in delivering high-quality care. This award is presented by the University Health System Consortium, which recognized Methodist Hospital as one of the nation's best academic medical centers – as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study. Of the 98 academic medical centers included in the analysis, Methodist Hospital is one of only five to earn the Quality Leadership Award. This review has been conducted annually since 2005. This is the fourth consecutive year in which Methodist Hospital has been recognized.

Clarian North Medical Center was recently selected by the outcomes firm Studer Group to received an Excellence in Patient Care award at the 8th annual What's Right in Health Care conference in Dallas. The award, which represents the outstanding patient care and overall patient experience Clarian North's staff provides, is based on survey scores Clarian North received through Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Global health to be topic of lecture

James M. Sherry, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Global Health at George Washington University, will present "Space Ethics, the Global Health Bubble, and the Limits of Philanthropy" as the third talk in the Global Health Series from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in Emerson Hall auditorium, room 304

Dr. Sherry possesses a wealth of experience and expertise in global health. Prior to joining GWU, he served as director of program development and coordinator at UNAIDS where he established the Children's Vaccine Initiative and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He also supervised the re-establishment of basic health care services in postwar Rwanda as the chief of health promotion and senior advisor for program strategy at UNICEF.

This event is free and open to the public. The Global Health Series is sponsored by the Baker-Ort Chair, Global Health Student Interest Group and Medical Humanities—Health Studies Program, IUPUI.

Questions to Rebecca Cervenka at 278-1669 or rcervenk@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Fairbanks Institute 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 cdotson-roberts@fairbanksinstitute.org or register online at fairbanksinstituteroundtable2.eventbrite.com. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, download the event flier.

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Arrow Be The Match bone marrow drive

Clarian Health and Riley Hospital for Children are partnering with Gary Brackett and the Indianapolis Colts for "Drive for Life," a bone marrow donor drive, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center and 3 to 7 p.m. at the Clarian North Medical Center.

In 2005, Colts Linebacker Gary Brackett was a bone marrow donor for this brother. On Oct. 26, he is asking for volunteers to join the Be The Match registry to help save a life. Participants who stop by either location will be entered to win an autographed Gary Brackett jersey.

Event sponsors include Clarian Health, Riley Hospital, the Gary Brackett Impact Foundation, the Indianapolis Colts, Be The Match, the Indiana Blood Center, Clarian North Medical Center, the University Place Hotel and Conference Center and the Tyler Genneken Foundation.

For more information, visit indianablood.org/driveforlife or garybrackett.org.

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Arrow Indiana Health Care Summit

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

Presenters will 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 health-care 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, click here. Questions to Lori LeRoy at 238-2456 or lleroy@biocrossroads.com.

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Arrow Economist to present on health care costs

Anne Beeson Royalty, PhD, associate professor of economics at IUPUI, will present "Healthcare Costs and Employee Medical Benefits: Quo vadis?" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Faculty Club, University Place Conference Center, room 200.

Dr. Royalty will discuss the growth of health care costs and the value employees put on health benefits versus wage increases. This presentation is part of the 2010-2011 Scholarship at Lunchtime series, an interactive series that provides an opportunity for IUPUI faculty to meet new colleagues and learn about the different types of research initiatives on campus in an informal setting.

Lunch is available prior to the lecture for an additional cost. For more information or to register, visit faa.iupui.edu/newFaa/SALT.asp.

Questions to Dominique M. Galli at dgalli@iupui.edu.

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Arrow 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 health care and education, including diabetes education, smoking cessation, fighting childhood obesity and maintaining cognitive ability in Alzheimer's patients and senior citizens. This conference will explore how health care is using games to encourage healthy behaviors, prevent disease, improve overall care and reduce health care costs.

Registration is now open. IUSM members may take advantage of a special discounted rate of $25, including lunch, during the month of October. (Regular admission is $40.) 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. The Games for Health Project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio.

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

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Arrow Inaugural Patient Power Panel

The inaugural Patient Power Panel will gather from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 409.

This free event is a chance to hear local experts discuss ways in which patients may become better informed consumers of health care, including ways in which patients may better prepare for physician visits, physician expectations during appointments, and forthcoming changes related to national health care legislation.

Featured speakers will be Lee Learman, MD, PhD, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at IUSM; Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, executive director of the IU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health; and Lorene Burkhart, author of Sick of Doctors? Then Do Something About It! A Prescription for Patient Empowerment. Discussion will be moderated by Barbara Lewis, host of WFYI's Sound Medicine and Inside Indiana Business.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Brown bag lunches are welcome.

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Arrow Lecture on mental health in Haiti

Maria C. Poor, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, will present a lecture on mental health disaster response in Haiti entitled "How Do You Debrief an Entire Country?" from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Walther Hall (R3), room 303.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry. Lunch will be included. RSVP at https://www.iupui.edu/~psycdept/haitilunch.

Questions to Kyle Hattenburg at KyHatten@iupui.edu

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Arrow HANDS in Autism open house

The HANDS in Autism Program will host an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Fesler Hall, room 302.

This event will include information about resources and services available to students, faculty and staff who work with individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. These include walk in consultations, training opportunities, informational materials, workshops and a learning lab.

The HANDS in Autism Program is the primary outreach and training component of the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center of IUSM and Riley Hospital for Children.

Refreshments and door prizes will be available. For more information, visit www.handsinautism.org/openhouse.html.

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Arrow Medical anthropologist to discuss female circumcision

Ellen Gruenbaum, PhD, professor and director of the Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, will present "Female Circumcision: Exploring Cultural Relativism" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the library auditorium at Marian University.

Dr. Gruenbaum is a medical anthropologist who has conducted research as a consultant to UNICEF in Sudan and Sierra Leone on the practice of female genital cutting and the social movements against "harmful traditional practices." She has served on the Committee for Human Rights of the American Anthropological Association, the Association for Feminist Anthropology and as the secretary of the Society for Medical Anthropology.

She is the author of The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective. She serves on the editorial advisory board of Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.

This event is sponsored by the Marian University Women's Issues Group. Questions to Annie Girresch at 636-485-5980 or agirresch995@marian.edu.

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Arrow Unsafe Food in the Early 20th Century

"A Progressive Affair: The Threat of Unsafe Food in the Early 20th Century," will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 12, at Indiana Medical History Museum. This event is part of the 2010 Spirit & Place Festival.

Enjoy a quiz show about food additives and a provocative discussion by Jeff Bennet, a graduate student in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, and Stephen Jay, MD, professor of medicine and public health at IUSM.

Bennet will discuss two Indiana natives who were instrumental in establishing both the state and federal pure food and drugs laws: Dr. John Hurty, Indiana State Health Commissioner (1896-1922), and Dr. Harvey Wiley, director of the U.S. Bureau of Chemistry (1883-1912). Dr. Jay will discuss our nation's history of food adulteration and his own work to spread awareness on Capitol Hill.

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News to Use

Arrow Postdoc Night Live! — Call for faculty participation

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is coordinating a new monthly program, Postdoc Night Live!, providing a forum for postdocs to deliver presentations and receive constructive feedback from other postdocs and faculty.

This event will take place on the second or third Tuesday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 122A. Pizza will be provided. The agenda will include two 30- to 45-minute presentations, with 15 to 25 minutes of constructive feedback.

OPA is seeking faculty interested in providing presentation feedback to developing postdocs to make this event possible. To volunteer, email Jennifer Williams at jlw25@iupui.edu and indicate a preference of date(s). Available dates are Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16.

Questions to jlw25@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Academy of Teaching Scholars — November sessions

The Academy of Teaching Scholars will offer the following sessions in November:

  • "Creating Engaging Online Presentations" from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the University Library, room 1125M
  • "Culturally Sensitive Pedagogy" from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the IUPUI Campus Center, fourth floor
  • "Learner Friendly Video" from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the University Library, room 1125M
  • "The Science of Learning" from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Walther Hall (R3), rooms 303 and 305
  • "Second Life for Instruction" from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 15. This course is offered online.
  • "Enhance Your Portfolio with Acrobat Portfolio" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the University Library, room 227
  • "Creating Online Learning Activities" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the University Library, room 1125M
  • "Concept Maps: Not Just Another Graphic Organizer" from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005
  • "Enhancing Student Learning through Reflection" from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in the University Library, room 1116 

For more information on these courses or to register, visit https://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Advanced life support course

The IU School of Dentistry's Advanced Cardiac Life Support Lab will offer a two-day "Advanced Life Support Course" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Walker Plaza building, room 201A.

This course is open to anyone, on campus or off, that is currently working in the medical field.

For more details, contact 274-8731.

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Arrow Employee Suggestion Program — Update

The dean's office list of employee suggestions, and their statuses, received in response to the Employee Suggestion Program has been updated. The list shows the ways in which individuals are actively engaged in moving these suggestions forward.

To view the list, go to tinyurl.com/ESPResults and use your ADS User ID and password to access. (Internet Explorer required.)

The Employee Suggestion Program launched in October 2009. For more information on the program, visit medicine.iu.edu/EmployeeSuggestionProgram.

Questions to Sue Knight at sueknigh@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Volunteer for the HOST Program

HOST (Helping Our Students Travel) is 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.

Participants in the HOST program help students benefit from:

  • Free housing and meals in residency interview cities
  • Local insight on the medical community from IUSM alumni
  • Networking connections with new colleagues
  • Developing mentor relationships with physicians in your future home city

For more information or to register, visit www.alumni.iupui.edu/medicine/host.htm. Questions to Greg Budney, Alumni Relations Office, at iusmalum@iupui.edu.

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Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss the "green" design and construction of the new Wishard Hospital, scheduled to open in 2013.

Sound Medicine reporter Colleen Iudice explores the modern techniques being used to build an eco-friendly and sustainable hospital in Indianapolis, including a roof-top garden. The new Wishard Hospital will be designed to provide better patient care and cultivate a healthier community.

Twenty states are suing the federal government over the new health care reform bill, claiming that its insurance mandates are unconstitutional. IU health care policy specialist Aaron Carroll, MD, will discuss the lawsuits and their possible outcomes.

Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but ultra-aggressive disease that disproportionately affects younger and African-American women. Its unusual presentation makes the disease difficult to diagnose. IUSM breast cancer researcher Bryan Schneider, MD, will discuss ways to improve diagnosis and treatment with Sound Medicine's David Crabb, MD.

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer deaths are dropping in the U.S. Is it due to better cancer treatments or better health habits? Barbara Lewis will pose the question to Sound Medicine's Kathy Miller, MD. Dr. Miller is a breast cancer specialist and researcher at the IU Simon Cancer Center.

Hospital-management consultant Quint Studer will discuss how hospitals can improve patient care and improve efficiency — at the same time. His book is called Hardwiring Excellence.

Finally, in this week's Checkup feature, Jeramy Shere will talk with Kansas State University nutrition professor Mark Haub, who discovered that it's possible to eat 1,800 calories worth of junk food per day, and lose weight. Really. 

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 Services.

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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 Indiana CTSI request for applications for Indiana Biobank

The Indiana Biobank and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute are accepting specimen collection proposals from qualified applicants to help establish the IB, a long-term research resource for the Indiana community.

Over the next five years, IB will collect about 50,000 biological specimens from a wide range of volunteers. Indiana CTSI is soliciting proposals for unique patient groups and populations whose biological specimens would comprise the first phase of the IB. Specimen sizes should range from 200 to 500 subjects, but well-justified, larger collection also will be considered. Specimen collection and deposit should be completed within two years of the award, but proposals for 500 samples or larger may request longer collection periods. Standard specimens collected through IB will include whole blood and DNA. IB will help identify subjects, advise on informed consent procedures and obtain specimens directly from subjects.

Full-time faculty from all CTSI partner institutions (IU, Purdue or Notre Dame) are eligible to submit applications. For more information, complete eligibility guidelines, and application materials, visit www.indianactsi.org/grants/index.php/BSC1011. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15. Electronic submission is required.

It is estimated that five to six projects will be selected for the first round and several future rounds are expected.

Questions to IB project manager Anne T. Nguyen at 630-8795 or annnguye@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching accepting proposals

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting proposals for the 2011 Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching. Online proposal submissions will begin Monday, Nov. 1, and will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 3.

The E.C. Moore Symposium brings the higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to engage learners at all levels. The 2011 program will include 50-minute breakout sessions (including panel and roundtable discussions, lecture-discussion and interactive workshops) and poster presentations. Proposals that cross disciplines or involve students, residents, or fellows in the presentation are strongly encouraged.

For more information and proposal instructions, visit ctl.iupui.edu/ecmoore.

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Kudos

Arrow Honors

Jaffar Al-Tawfiq, MD, a former fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has received a national award for excellence in medical research from Saudi Arabia. The award was presented by the Saudi Minister of Health during a ceremony in the capital city of Riyadh held under the patronage of HRH Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. 

David Burr, PhD, professor and chair of anatomy and cell biology and professor of orthopaedic surgery, has received the Gideon Rodan Award for Excellence in Mentorship from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. This honor is one of the highest awards granted by the society.

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Arrow Gunderman elected to national board

Richard Gunderman, MD PhD, professor of radiology, pediatrics and medical education, has been elected to serve on the national Board of Directors of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Gunderman, who has served as councilor of the Indiana chapter for two years, will serve a three-year term on the board leading initiatives in development and professionalism.

Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., Alpha Omega Alpha is the oldest and largest medical honorary society in the United States, having elected approximately 150,000 members over the course of its history.  The mission of AOA and its 123 medical school chapters is to recognize academic achievement, honor gifted teaching, encourage the development of leaders, support the ideals of humanism and promote service. 

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Around Campus

Arrow IUPUI State of the Campus

IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz, PhD, will present the State of the Campus Address at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

This event will be held in conjunction with the IUPUI Faculty Council meeting. The IFC will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. with the address immediately following. All are welcome to attend.

Questions to Karen Eckert at klee2@iupui.edu.

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Around Town

Arrow Eagle Creek Run/Walk

The IUSM Wellness Committee will host a run/walk/hike for faculty, staff and students at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Eagle Creek Park. Participants will meet at the park entrance off of 56th St., near the Park Office. Entrance to the park costs $5.

This event will be the first in a series of wellness events. Participants will be split up in groups according to desired distance and pace.

For more information, including carpooling options, contact Laura Tedeschi at ltedesch@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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