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October 29, 2010
Volume 14 Number 43 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Above the Fold

Faculty Development & News

Student Showcase

Events & Lectures

News to Use

Grants & Funding

Opportunities

Around Campus

Around Town

Around the State

At Your Fingertips


Above the Fold

Arrow New Indiana University Health hospital names announced

New names that include the Indiana University name have been announced for all hospitals within the Clarian Health system. The name changes are part of a larger effort to establish a new identity that better aligns with Clarian Health's, soon to be IU Health's, vision to provide one standard of care. The new names will go into effect in early 2011.

Clarian's three downtown flagship hospitals will be named:

  • Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
  • Indiana University Health University Hospital
  • Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health

 Indiana University Health hospital names throughout the rest of the state will be:

  • Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital (Lafayette)
  • Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)
  • Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital (Bedford)
  • Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital (Hartford City)
  • Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington)
  • Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital (Goshen)
  • Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital (La Porte)
  • Indiana University Health North Hospital (Carmel)
  • Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital (Paoli)
  • Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center (Bloomington)
  • Indiana University Health Starke Hospital (Knox)
  • Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital (Tipton)
  • Indiana University Health West Hospital (Avon)

The Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute will be renamed the Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center in early 2011. For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

For more information on the IU Hospital name changes, visit www.clarian.org/unite.

Questions to chseniorldrship@clarian.org

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Arrow IUSM Art Show opens today

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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Arrow Beering Lecture available online

The 2010 Steven C. Beering Award Lecture has been recorded for online viewing. This year's award recipient and speaker was Arnold Levine, PhD, the Harry C. Wiess Professor in the Life Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences, in Princeton, N.J.

To watch the video, go to the IUSM Mediasite, click on "IUSM Events" in right hand column and open the folder entitled, "Beering Lectures."

Dr. Levine's lecture is entitled, "The Evolution of the P53 Family of Genes: One Billion Years of Fidelity."

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Faculty Development & News

Arrow Participate in curricular reform — Deadline Nov. 1

Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs, seeks participants for curriculum reform at IUSM. All faculty, staff and students interested in enhancing the quality of the educational experience for IUSM students are invited to participate.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 1. For more information from Dr. Gusic on the mission, see her letter to colleagues.

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Arrow Voting update: Tenure clock extension ballot

Only 60 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 Wednesday, Oct. 27, 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 IUSM Orchestra fall performance

The IUSM Orchestra fall concert will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St.               

This free orchestra concert will feature 35 of IUSM's musically talented medical students. Parking will be available in the lot north of the building off of New York Street or along the street surrounding the building. This event is open to the public and sponsored by the IUSM Office of Medical Service Learning and the IUSM Alumni Association.

For more information, contact 274-8828 or IUSMalum@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Graduate Medical Education elects officers

The 2010 elected officers for the IU Graduate Medicine Education House Staff Forum have been announced. They are:

  • President: Peter Schilt, MD, resident in otolaryngology
  • Vice-President:  Dinorah Milner, MD, resident in family medicine

The IU GME House Staff Forum provides residents and fellows a quarterly forum for communication and discussion about the work environment of IU GME programs.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Luncheon to kick off United Way Campaign

The 2010 IUPUI United Way Campaign will kick off with a luncheon buffet at noon Monday, Nov. 1, in the University Place Hotel Ballroom.

This event will include a keynote address from Colts Special Teams Player Jamie Silva and "celebrity servers," including IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz and other vice chancellors, deans and directors. All tips will be donated to the campus campaign goal of $415,000. The United Way of Central Indiana is a network of more than 100 agencies, including medical organizations, youth groups and services for the eldery.

Lunch will be served at noon. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Cost is $5. Reservations are requested. To RSVP, contact Betty Joyner at 274-2700 or bejoyner@iupui.edu.

 

 

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Arrow FEED workshop to focus on feedback

The Faculty Enrichment and Education Development series will present "Giving and Receiving Feedback" from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in the Riley Outpatient Center conference room.

This workshop will explore how to give and receive appropriate feedback in multiple medical settings. A variety of techniques used to give feedback will be discussed and their application to various clinical settings and learner types practiced. The skills practiced in this workshop will apply to a broad base of medical and educational settings.

The FEED workshop series explores key topics in medical education and culture, and provides an opportunity for faculty to learn in a collegial environment. This is the first FEED event of the year. Dinner will be served.

To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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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 Staff Council Blood Drive — Nov. 2

The IUPUI Staff Council and the Indiana Blood Center will host a blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 2.  Bloodmobiles will be on campus to collect donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taylor Hall; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the School of Informatics; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Van Nuys Medical Science Building. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate.

The Indiana Blood Center is a vital link in Indiana's health care infrastructure and must collect more than 550 units of blood every day to support more than 60 Indiana hospitals. For more information, visit www.indianablood.org.

Questions to Karen Lee at klee2@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Session to focus on personnel conflicts in laboratories

Randy Brutkiewicz, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology and assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development, will present "Dealing With Personnel Problems in the Laboratory" at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Walther Hall (R3), room C203.

Laboratories are not always well-oiled machines. This lecture will cover ways in which problem situations may be identified and handled before they get out of hand. Real personnel issues and how to deal with them — or how they were actually dealt with — will be discussed.

This event is part of the Research Faculty Development Series. To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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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 www.iupui.edu/~psycdept/haitilunch.

Questions to Kyle Hattenburg at kyhatten@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Presentation to address women's health policy in Taiwan

Hsiu-Hung Wang, RN, PhD, FAAN, dean and professor of the Kaohsiung Medical University College of Nursing in Taiwan, will present "National Health Insurance and Women's Health Policy in Taiwan" from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Cancer Research Center (R4), room 101.

An reception will follow the presentation. RSVP requested by Monday, Oct. 25, to Mary Pat Poskon at 274-4019 or mpposkon@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Ronald McDonald House to host fundraiser

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana will host its largest annual fundraising event, "A Taste of Tuscany," from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in the Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St.

This event will feature fine Italian wines, food, art and live entertainment as well as a "festival marketplace" and silent auction featuring more than 120 works by local artists. Special guest will be Angelo Pizzo, American screenwriter and producer best known for Hoosiers and Rudy.

The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana is the only organization in Central Indiana that provides low-cost, short- to long-term lodging to families of critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at area hospitals.

Tickets for this event are $90 per person, $900 for a reserved table of 10 and $1,500 for a reserved table sponsor of 10. To purchase tickets online, visit www.rmh-indiana.org.

Questions to special events manager, Pam Anderson, at 267-0605, ext. 227.

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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 Stantz to present at imaging technology workshop

Keith Stantz, PhD, adjunct professor of radiology at IUSM and assistant professor of health sciences at Purdue University, will present at a workshop on "Whole Animal Imaging with μSPECT/μCT" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Purdue University, room 129.

The workshop also will feature a presentation by technology platform inventor Freek Beekman, PhD, who will introduce both the operating principles and use of Micro SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography), an emerging technology that enables dynamic and three-dimensional visualization of tracer molecules within living animals at unprecedented resolutions (0.35 mm). The first U.S. installation of the MiLabs U-SPECT-II/CT scanner is in the Purdue Bioscience Imaging Facility at the Bindley Bioscience Center. A technology demonstration is also scheduled.

This event is hosted by the Bindley Imaging Group at Purdue University. Laboratory space is limited. To participate, RSVP to Luanne Ludwig at lml@purdue.edu by Monday, Nov. 1.

For more information, visit www.indianactsi.org/events/details/342.

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Arrow Seminar on culturally sensitive pedagogy

The Multicultural Teaching and Learning Institute will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the IUPUI Campus Center, fourth floor.

This year's event will exploring culturally sensitive pedagogy, including ways in which faculty create an inclusive curriculum and a classroom environment that supports the success of all students.

Keynote speaker David Stinson, associate professor of mathematics education at Georgia State University, will present "Is there a Need (or Space) for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Higher Education?"

Concurrent sessions will address diversity skills that employers desire, diversity issues in medical education, student perspectives on inclusivity, and ways to create more LGBT-sensitive courses. There also will be hands-on stations exploring instructional strategies, assessment, classroom dynamics and course content considerations related to inclusive teaching.

This event is sponsored by IUPUI's Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Center for Urban and Multicultural Education.

To register, contact 274-1300 or visit ctl.iupui.edu.

 

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Arrow Women's Wellness Event

Clarian North Medical Center will present "You: Head to Toe, A Women's Wellness Event" from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Sheraton Hotel at Keystone at the Crossing.

The event will feature breakout sessions on a variety of women's health issues, including pregnancy, post-partum depression, incontinence and menopause.

Registration costs $25 per attendee. Dinner will be served. Physicians are welcome to attend the event or to staff the "Ask a Doc" booth throughout the evening. Several volunteers are needed to staff the booth between 3:30-5 p.m.

To volunteer, contact Joy Davis at jdavis27@clariannorth.com

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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. Friday, 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.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow Seminar to highlight women in medicine

The Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Seminar will be from 12:30-5:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in the University Place Conference Center.

The seminar will feature networking, career planning and professional development opportunities, including a keynote presentation entitled "Strategic Priorities: Thriving in Work and Life" by Diana Halpern, PhD, professor of psychology, Claremont McKenna College, and an interview with Maryellen Gusic, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs, IUSM, entitled, "Stepping Stones on the Path to Leadership."

An optional boxed lunch will be available. To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Lecture to address health needs of Hispanic/Latino community

Javier Sevilla-Martir, MD, assistant dean for diversity affairs and associate professor of clinical family medicine, will present the first Cultural Competency Grand Rounds session of the 2010-2011 year entitled, "Meeting the Health Needs of the Hispanic/Latino Community" from 8-9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Walther Hall (R3), room 303.

The Cultural Competency Grand Rounds is a year-long series of conversations designed to raise awareness of issues of culture and diversity in medical settings. This event is sponsored by the IUSM Department of Family Medicine.

To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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News to Use

Arrow Personal Health Assessment canceled

IU Human Resource Services has announced that the university will cancel the Personal Health Assessment questionnaire portion of its Health Engagement Program for 2011.

The decision to cancel this component of the Health Engagement Program was made in response to concerns raised by employees about privacy and relevancy of this information.

The assessment was intended to help employees better manage their personal health; however, it was felt that the university should not implement it without the acceptance and understanding of its employees.

Data collected from employees who have already filled out the on-line questionnaire will be destroyed in a manner that will ensure privacy.

All participants in IU medical plans will automatically receive the respective "premium reduction" for 2011 that was to be granted for completing the questionnaire.

The two other components of the Health Engagement Program — the Tobacco-free Affidavit and Biometric Screening — have not changed.

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Arrow Free flu shots — Nov. 3

A free flu clinic will be offered to all IUPUI faculty, staff and students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 450.

Participants  must bring their University ID/JagTag to receive their free flu shot. The seasonal flu vaccine for the 2010 winter includes protection against the H1N1 strain. The vaccine confers immunity for approximately six to eight months.

For information on additional flu clinics across campus during the months of October, November and December, visit health.iupui.edu/flu.html. Flu clinics are scheduled every day, except Thanksgiving Break, across campus during the month of November.

Questions to Health Services at 274-8214.

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Arrow Call for faculty participation — Postdoc Night Live!

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 Free group fitness classes

NIFS is offering several free fitness classes from now until Sunday, Oct. 31 as part of a promotion for their Les Mills program courses. This includes all BODYPUMP (cardio strength), RPM (cycling) and BODYCOMBAT (martial arts) classes.

For more information, visit www.nifs.org/content/specialty-classes-nifs.

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Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss an autism drug entering the clinical trial phase, treatment for concussions, and the link between cancer and obesity.

Sound Medicine reporter Eric Metcalf will talk with concussion experts who explain the importance of taking this brain injury seriously. Metcalf shares a cautionary tale about his own young son's surprisingly severe concussion.

A new autism drug, carbetocin, addresses the social impairment disturbances that are key symptoms of autism. IU autism researcher Christopher McDougle, MD, will chat with co-host Dr. David Crabb about this promising medication, which is now entering clinical trials. Dr. McDougle is senior consultant with the Christian Sarkine Center for Autism at IUSM.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict that the nation's cancer rate will rise with its obesity rate. Alice Bender, RD, will explain how being overweight increases one's risk for specific cancers. Bender is communications manager for the American Institute of Cancer Research.

Protein drinks are unhealthy, period. IUSM internist and adolescent medicine specialist Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, will talk about a recently published report finding high levels of heavy metals in some popular protein drinks.

Katie Kreider, a second-year medical student at IUSM-South Bend, once had a career as a childbirth educator and midwife. Kreider will read a first-person essay on the importance of being "present" for one's patients.

Two IUSM professors are changing the way anatomy is taught at medical school. Joel Vilensky, PhD, and Ed Weber, DO, teach at IUSM-Fort Wayne. They will talk with co-host Kathy Miller, MD, about their new anatomy book, which matches classic anatomical drawings with common radiologic images, including 3-D reconstructions. 

Finally, the fabulous acai berry: is it hype or health food? In this week's Checkup feature, Jeramy Shere surveys the research. 

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 Biobank — Request for Applications

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. 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, IUSM, IUPUI, Purdue or Notre Dame) are eligible to submit applications. For more information or to apply, visit www.indianactsi.org/grants/index.php/BSC1011.

It is estimated that five to six projects will be selected for the first round and several future rounds are expected. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15. Electronic submission is required.

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

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Around Campus

Arrow IUPUI Fine Arts and Crafts Fair

The IUPUI Staff Council will host its second Fine Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in the IUPUI Campus Center.

Visitors can choose holiday gifts and one-of-a-kind handmade items offered by more than 50 crafters and artisans from around the state. Items for sale include skin care products, clothing, glass art, jewelry, purses, original artwork, floral arrangements, woodcrafts, pottery and seasonal decorations for the home and yard. 

Admission is free and open to the public. Proceeds from booth rental will support scholarships for IUPUI students. This event is presented by the IUPUI Staff Council and sponsored by Best Rentals, Barnes and Noble@IUPUI, Bloomington Shuttle Service, IUPUI Food Service and the IUPUI Campus Center.

For more information, see scope.medicine.iu.edu/files/2010CraftFair.pdf.

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Around Town

Arrow Medical anthropologist to discussion 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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Around the State

Arrow Breast tissue donation at Fort Wayne

The Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center will collect breast tissue samples from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Fort Wayne Medical Oncology Hematology, 11143 Parkview Plaza Drive, Suite 100, in Fort Wayne, IN.

Collecting samples from women with and without breast cancer will help researchers determine the differences between these populations. During the donation process, a tissue sample is taken from one breast with a needle and local anesthesia. The amount of tissue taken is about one gram (or the size of two peas). The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank is the first and only healthy breast tissue bank in the world.

To reserve a time to donate, call 274-4051.

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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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