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November 5, 2010
Volume 14 Number 44 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Above the Fold

Faculty Development & News

Student Showcase

Clarian News

Events & Lectures

News to Use


Grants & Funding


Around the State

At Your Fingertips

Above the Fold

Arrow IU/Wishard Trauma Center renews top status

The Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons has re-verified the IU/Wishard Trauma Center at Level I, the highest level of trauma care available. This is the seventh consecutive time that Wishard's trauma center has been re-verified since 1992 which recognizes its dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

 The IU/Wishard Level I Trauma Center treats more than 2,500 patients each year. The trauma center at Wishard became the first verified Level I trauma center in the state in 1992 and remains one of only two adult Level I trauma centers in Indiana.

There are four separate categories of verification by the American College of Surgeons. Each category has specific criteria that must be met by a facility seeking that level of verification. The four separate categories include Levels I through IV, with Level I ranking the highest.

For more information, visit


Arrow IUSM Orchestra fall concert — Nov. 14

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

This orchestra concert will feature 35 of IUSM's musically talented medical students. The program will include Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky, Concerto No. 8 in G minor (Christmas Concerto) by Corelli, Overture for Winds by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Grieg.

A short coffee and cookie reception will follow the performance. Parking will be available in the lot north of the building accessiable from New York Street. This concert is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Medical Service Learning and IUSM Alumni Association. To RSVP, contact Rachel in Alumni Relations at 274-8828 or email


Arrow Reminder: Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget! Indiana will mark the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. The IUSM community is reminded to turn back their clocks one hour this weekend.


Faculty Development & News

Arrow Voting update: Tenure clock extension ballot

Seventy-six percent of eligible IUSM faculty have voted on the proposal to increase flexibility in the tenure clock, which will allow faculty to apply for tenure anytime between seven and nine years on faculty. 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


Student Showcase

Arrow Med students prepare for service project

Teams of MSI and MSII students will gather on the near northeast side of downtown Indianapolis Saturday, Nov. 6, for the first annual MS1 Class Service Project, designed to be a day of service-learning and fellowship-building.

Over 70 students will be painting, cleaning and repairing at the Neighborhood Fellowship Church (site of the IU Student Outreach Clinic) and at the John H. Boner Community Center residences, which provides housing to the elderly, disabled and homeless.

Students will also stuff knapsacks and backpacks with school supplies and books for the pediatric patients who come to the Outreach Clinic. A dinner with community guests will follow the project. Along with actively serving the community with their classmates, students will get to know each other better and learn more about their future patient population.

This year's MS1 Class Service Project leaders are Janice Lin (MS2), Melissa Tully (MS2), Andy Chern (MS2), Casey Robertson (MS2), and Matthew Pflederer (MS2).

The MS1 Class Service Project is sponsored by the Office of Medical Service-Learning, which promotes a lifelong commitment to community service through innovative service-learning experiences. For more information, visit


Arrow IU Student Outreach clinic continues to expand

The IU Student Outreach Clinic (IU-SOC), the first and only student-run clinic in the state of Indiana, continues to expand with more than 200 students involved and a growing number of faculty volunteers.

The clinic provides free medical care on a first-come, first served basis at the Neighborhood Fellowship Church, 3102 E. 10th St. The IU-SOC is open Saturdays (except holidays) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and has developed partnerships with the Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the IU School of Dentistry and the IU School of Medicine Department of Public Health.

The IU-SOC has been open for more than a year and what a year this has been! New laboratory services and STD screenings are available to the patients through our partnerships with DCL Medical Laboratories and Bell Flower Clinic. Also, with the support of Medical Student Affairs and the Medical Student Council (MSC), the IU-SOC has established a temporary office on the IUPUI campus for basic administrative functions, sharing the MSC office in the Medical Sciences Building.

The IU-SOC is developing an electronic medical records system with IU/Cerner targeted for use in January. The system will allow the IU-SOC to plug into the IU/Clarian patient database so that protected patient information can be shared securely and with ease. The IU-SOC is able to provide basic lab services through DCL and Bell Flower currently, but the goal is to be approved to offer point-of-care labs, including blood sugar, cholesterol and urine screenings. All of these projects are under way with the help of hundreds of students and faculty, a list that continues to grow each week.

In addition to weekly volunteers, the School of Medicine student community is supporting the IU-SOC through student interest group participation via free health screenings and information sessions. This includes dermatology skin cancer screenings, ophthalmology vision and glaucoma screenings, and family medicine school physicals.

The IU-SOC continues to engage pre-medical and medical students from all four class years. Pre-medical student volunteers manage patient check-in and arrange required paperwork. The MS1s and MS2s then assess and triage patients, staying with a patient throughout their care at the clinic. These students then accompany the MS3 and MS4 students through the clinical encounter, including the history and physical, and the development of a plan of care for each patient. Each patient is staffed with a volunteer physician from fields such as emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine (including subspecialists), and pediatricians. The physician volunteers who staff the clinic are essential to providing free, quality health care to the IU-SOC patients.

Of course, with the rapid expansion of the clinic, more volunteers are always welcome. Students or faculty members interested in volunteering at the IU Student Outreach Clinic may email (students) or (faculty). For more information, visit

The IU-SOC is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Medical Service-Learning and IU/Clarian Health. Financial support is generously provided through the office of the associate dean of diversity affairs and by the kindness of many private donors — individuals and groups. Each contribution makes a difference. Gifts are used to support program expenses, including laboratory services, medications, and medical supplies and equipment. For more information on how to make a tax-deductible donation, visit

The OMSL promotes a lifelong commitment to community service through innovative service-learning experiences. For more information, visit

Steve Kirchhoff, Director
Office of Medical Service-Learning
Indiana University School of Medicine


Arrow Medical Spanish lunch session

Medical Spanish, a project sponsored by the IUSM Office of Medical Service-Learning, will offer a lunchtime session Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Daly Center, room 185.

Medical Spanish is an opportunity for Spanish speakers of all levels to develop their listening and speaking skills in an informal and non-threatening setting. A typical session involves a small instructional period followed by ample time to practice speaking Spanish with others. Lunch talks give doctors and health care workers an opportunity to share their experiences working with the Hispanic community (and may be presented in Spanish). About 20 students attend a typical session.

A final fall semester session will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, in Daly 185. Additional sessions and talks are scheduled for the spring semester and a four-week Spanish course will be offered to medical students at a nominal fee in June and July.

OMSL promotes a lifelong commitment to community service through innovative service-learning experiences. Volunteer co-chairs are MS2 students Tyler Babbitt, Peter Carey, Molly Clark, Stephen Frantz and Juan Carlos Venis.

For more information, visit


Clarian News

Arrow Indiana Clinic to become IU Health Physicians

As you heard from Dan Evans last spring, Clarian Health will become Indiana University Health in early 2011, as part of the new brand position of assurance and its role in the patient experience.

Nearly 1,400 patients, families, physicians and staff throughout the state took part in comprehensive market research which told us that the most meaningful thing we can deliver is assurance. To patients and families, assurance means confidence – confidence that they made the right decision in trusting their care to us.

The research also showed that "IU Health Physicians" (when compared to the "Indiana Clinic") best communicates that assurance and is better aligned with the new system name – Indiana University Health – as well as the expertise, clinical skill and cutting-edge research of the Indiana University School of Medicine. With that in mind, the Indiana Clinic Board of Directors has made the decision to become "IU Health Physicians" in late first quarter 2011, following the system name change.

We are excited about this new chapter for our physician-led practice group. Look for the new name and logo to be phased in late in the first quarter of 2011. Questions are welcome and may be submitted to


Events & Lectures

Arrow IU Geriatrics Conference — November schedule

The IU Geriatrics Conference will offer a series of lectures, forums and other presentations in the month of November. Events include:

  • "Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges" by Hamid Sayar, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in Wishard Myers Auditorium.
  • "Sexuality and Disorders of Sexual Function in the Older Adult" by Monica Tegeler, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in the Department of Medicine, second floor, room U2227.
  • "Pediatric Palliative Care" (lecturer TBA) from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.
  • "A Rapid Translation from Discovery to Delivery: The Story of the Aging Brain Program at Wishard" by Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and director of the IU Center for Aging Research Aging Brain Program from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in Wishard Myers Auditorium.
  • "Thoughts on the Origin of Virulence, Martian Threats and Dinosaurs" by Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Leo and Julia Forchheimer Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Wishard Hospital Myers Auditorium.
  • "Financing, Coverage and Costs of Healthcare" by Arif Nazir, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Nov 19, in the HITS Building, room 2124.
  • "New State Laws and WVAP" by Robin Bandy, JD MA, NCG, program director for the Advocates Volunteer Program in Advanced Directives-Guardianship at Wishard, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, in Wishard Hospital, room T2008A/B.

CME credit is available for all ethics lectures, grand rounds events and Wednesday morning conference sessions.

For more information, visit To download a complete November schedule, go to

Questions to Laurel Marshall at  630-2219 or


Arrow HANDS in Autism open house — Nov. 8

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



Arrow Seminar on culturally sensitive pedagogy

The Multicultural Teaching and Learning Institute will be 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


Arrow Ethics lecture on palliative care in children

The Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series will present "Decision Making in the Care of Children Suffering from Serious Illness" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

The presenter will be Javier Kane, MD, visiting professor. Dr. Kane is an associate member in the department of pediatric medicine and director of the division of palliative and end-of-life care at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He also is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. His research interests include pediatric palliative medicine and hospice care, with a special focus on pediatric oncology patients.

This event is co-sponsored by the IUPUI RESPECT Center. CME/CE credit will be offered. For more information, visit

Questions to Amy Chamness at 962-1721 or


Arrow Nobel Laureate to speak on science and society

Sir Harry Kroto, PhD, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will present "Science and Society in the 21st Century" from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in IUPUI Campus Center, room 450. The lecture will be preceded by a reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Kroto will discuss how a necessary condition for creativity in the sciences and the arts to flourish is a liberal/democratic sociopolitical environment as well as examine the importance of intellectual and personal freedom for humanitarian advancement.

This event is free and open to the public. It is presented by the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. To register, visit


Arrow Women's Wellness Event — Nov. 10

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



Arrow Burmese refuges to discuss acculturation and resettlement

The Global Health Student Interest Group and Physicians for Human Rights will host a presentation by two Burmese refugees, Rita Si Si Lwin and Mary Oo Mutraw, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 305.

Ms. Lwin and Ms. Mutraw are Burmese refugees who escaped the persecution of the military junta government. They will speak about their work with the Burmese Community Center in Indianapolis in aiding the acculturation and resettlement of Burmese refugees.

This event is free and open to everyone. Southeast Asian treats and refreshments will be provided.


Arrow Incorporating the arts in the medical curriculum

Jeffrey Rothenberg, MD, associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and vice chair for faculty development and alumni affairs, will present "Putting the Humanities Back into Medicine: Getting Back to Basics" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 311A/B.

Dr. Rothenberg's lecture will focus on the importance of incorporating the arts into the IUSM curriculum in order to produce better, more empathetic physicians and caregivers.

This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, contact Rebecca Cervenka at 278-1669 or

For more information, see the event flyer.


Arrow Boustani to deliver grand rounds

Malaz Boustani, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of the Aging Brain Program in the IU Center for Aging Research, will present the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds lecture at noon Friday, Nov. 12, in the Wishard Myers Auditorium.

Dr. Boustani will present "A Rapid Translation from Discovery to Delivery: The Story of the Aging Brain Program at Wishard."


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.


Arrow Annual seminar to focus on work-life balance

The Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Seminar will be from 12:30 to 5 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


Arrow Riley Children's Foundation annual luncheon

The Riley Children's Foundation will celebrate the close of the Hope Happens Here campaign at the 2010 Riley Children's Foundation Annual Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott.

Guest speaker will be Tony Dungy, former coach of the Indianapolis Colts. To make an early reservation, contact 634-4474 or email


Arrow Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series

The second conference in 2010-2011 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series, "Life Sciences Human Capital," will be held Friday, Nov. 19, at Cook Medical World Headquarters, 750 Daniels Way, Bloomington.

This conference will explore how Indiana can respond and adapt to the growing and changing human capital needs of the life sciences industry.

The registration fee for each conference is $90. Special reduced student fees are available for full-time students registered at an accredited Indiana institution of higher learning. To register online, visit

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

For more information, go to


News to Use

Arrow Goal set for United Way Campaign

This 2010 IUPUI United Way Campus Campaign will continue through Friday, Dec. 3, with events designed to help raise $415,000 for United Way of Central Indiana. This year's goal for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences group is $182,700 based on number of employees, as well as past giving.

Incentives for this year's campaign include a chance to meet Peyton Manning or a trip for two to the 2011 Super Bowl in North Texas. This opportunity will be available to employees who donate a new gift of $100 or increase their last year's gift (as an undesignated gift to UWCI) by $100.

The United Way of Central Indiana is a network of more than 100 agencies, including medical organizations, youth groups and services for the elderly.

Questions to Jana Hill at To donate, visit



Arrow Glick Eye Institute seeks local artists

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute requests proposals from Indiana artists or artists who trained in Indiana to submit art to be considered for inclusion in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the Indiana School of Medicine. All art must depict or express vision, light, color, perspective and or reflection.

Artists have until Saturday, Jan. 15 to submit their works for consideration. Artists whose work is chosen for display in the building will be notified by Feb. 25, and will have until the end of May to complete their work. Art will be installed in June and July; the building will be dedicated during a ceremony on Aug. 19.

The full request for proposals, FAQs, renderings of the building and spaces where art can be displayed and instructions for submitting art are online at

The Glick Eye Institute, scheduled for completion in spring of 2011, will be the home of the IUSM Department of Ophthalmology.


Arrow Using Acrobat to develop a portfolio

The Academy of Teaching Scholar will present "Enhance Your Portfolio with Acrobat Portfolio" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the IUSM Library, room 227.

This session will demonstrate how to use the portfolio function in Acrobat 9 to combine documents and images from a wide variety of sources, including text documents; spreadsheets; graphic and image files; PowerPoint presentations; and video and audio files, into a single, editable, searchable and compressed PDF portfolio. It will also review how this new technology may be incorporated into teaching and communications with colleagues.

This session meets the Academy of Teaching Scholars Instructional Technology competency. To register, visit


Arrow EndNote advanced workshop

An EndNote workshop for experienced users will be from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the IUSM Library, room 226. No RSVP required.

Bring your questions—and a laptop (not required). Carole Gall and Doug Bartlow will demonstrate the EndNote time-saving updates. Mac expert, Sue London, will be available.

In-office courses also are available. To schedule an hour-long session, contact Carole at 274-1411 or Limited to the first 10 callers.


Arrow Employee Suggestion Program

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 and use your ADS User ID and password to access. (Internet Explorer required.)

The Employee Suggestion Program was launched in October 2009. For more information on the program, visit

Questions to Sue Knight at


Arrow IUPUI offers free flu shots

IUPUI Health Services has announced that seasonal flu vaccinations are available for all IUPUI faculty, staff and students. Multiple outreach flu clinics will be held during November and December, including two full-day sessions on Thursday, Nov. 11, and Friday, Nov. 12, in the Van Nuys Medical Sciences Building atrium. 

These shots are free to IUPUI faculty and staff. They are also free to the first 1,750 students who request them. IUPUI HS has ordered 5,500 flu vaccines for faculty, staff and students. A valid IUPUI picture ID is required in order to receive a flu shot.

Flu shots are also available at IUPUI Health Services office in Coleman Hall, suite 100. Health care workers and students may also be able to receive a flu shot in the clinic where they work or at the hospital where they work.  Individuals may choose to get their flu shot at any of these locations.

The best tool to prevent flu is to receive a flu shot.  Health care workers are strongly encouraged to receive a flu shot to protect both themselves and their patients.

The flu shot being used this fall contains three flu strains, including novel H1N1. Unlike last year, there will only by one flu vaccine that is needed this year. The vaccine this year has been produced using the same process as has been used for decades in making the seasonal flu vaccine.

For more information, visit


Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM), will include research on the effects of multi-tasking and a day for students to ask scientists questions about drugs.

New research finds that multi-tasking actually tires the brain. With Sound Medicine's Steve Bogdewic, PhD, will be University of Michigan neuroscientist Marc Berman, PhD , who will explain how multi-tasking depletes our direct attention and leads to mental fatigue. Dr. Berman also will list activities that rest the brain and improve cognitive function.

A popular annual event called the National Drug Chat Day allows students to ask scientists about the effects of taking drugs. To find out how it works, Sound Medicine's David Crabb, MD, will meet with Cindy Miner, PhD, deputy director at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the group that sponsors the event, which is part of National Drug Facts Week.  Dr. Miner will explain how the event was conceived and how students can take part.

In a "Doc Chat" session with program host Barbara Lewis, Sound Medicine co-host David Crabb, MD, will provide details about a new alcohol screening component in medical resident training. Dr. Crabb, a medical educator and alcohol researcher at IU, will give examples of what doctors might ask their patients about their alcohol consumption.

The new book Clutch explores why some people perform well under pressure and others do not. Dr. Bogdewic will speak with the book's author Paul Sullivan, a columnist for the New York Times. Sullivan will share the traits of well-known "clutch players" and provide advice for those of us who tend to fade or "choke" under pressure.

Sound Medicine's Kathy Miller, MD, checks in with a researcher she interviewed several years ago, Alan Beck, ScD, who directs the Center for Human Animal Bond at Purdue University's  School of Veterinary Medicine. Beck studies whether people bond with robotic dogs as well as with "carbon-based" dogs.

Finally, Sound Medicine's Eric Metcalf has a basic question about sleep studies: How do participants sleep with all those electrodes taped to their face and body? In this week's Checkup feature, Metcalf will pose the question to David Kuhlmann, MD, a sleep expert with Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo.

For archived editions of Sound Medicine, as well as other helpful information, visit

Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and IUPUI. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.



Arrow IU-Moi course development — call for proposals

The IU-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership will offer two $5,000 summer stipends to faculty members from any IU school to develop a syllabus for a specialized graduate elective course to be taught as part of the curriculum for the International Research Ethics Concentration of the Master of Arts program in Philosophy in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. This opportunity is made possible by a grant to the IU Center for Bioethics from the Fogarty International Center at NIH.

Applicants must submit a two-page proposal outlining the pedagogical style of the course (seminar, lecture, problem-based, etc.), topics to be covered, learning objectives and a list of potential readings. Applicants should also include a 250-word personal statement explaining why they are interested in developing and teaching this course. More information at

Submission proposal deadline is Friday, Jan. 28. Submit all proposals via email to Jason T. Eberl, PhD, graduate director, IUPUI Department of Philosophy, at

An informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, in the IU Center for Bioethics, HITS Building, suite 3100. To RSVP, contact Eva Jackson at by Friday, Nov. 26.

Questions to Dr. Eberl or Eric M. Meslin, director of the IU Center for Bioethics, at


Arrow American Cancer Society seeks new investigators

The IU Simon Cancer Center seeks proposals from new investigators seeking to initiate independent research projects. This program is made possible by support from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant.

Funds are available for four to five pilot projects in amounts up to $25,000. Special funds also are available for one pilot study in the amount of $30,000 within the special topic of cancer disparities focused on underserved populations. Proposals must address benefits to specific populations and present a clear plan for pursuing external funding. The funding period will be Feb. 1, 2011 to Jan. 30, 2012.

To obtain an application form, contact Elizabeth Parsons, Cancer Pavilion RT-455, 278-0078, or download Application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 15.

For more information and guidelines, visit


Arrow VA announces Young Investigator Awards

The VA Medical Research Service at the Richard L. Roudebush V.A. Medical Center requests applications for small research grants. Up to three awards of up to $15,000 to $25,000 each will be awarded from funding provided by the Indiana Institute for Medical Research, Inc.

Applicants should be a qualified VA investigator (MD, DO or PhD) with an academic rank not exceeding assistant professor and no current or prior history as a Principal Investigator of NIH or VA funding. Clinical relevance and significance to the veteran population will be considered in assigning priorities.

Submission deadline is Monday, Jan. 3. Proposal resulted are expected by March 2011. Anticipated funding initiation is Tuesday, March 15. Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to Marta Sears, executive director of the Institute for Medical Research, at

For more information, include application requirements and eligibility, visit

Questions to Dr. Sears at 988-4202 or; Mary Harden at 988-4727; or Thomas Sharp at 988-2624 or


Arrow Proposals sought for NIH TRND program

The first solicitation for collaborative projects for the new NIH Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Disease (TRND) program is now open at the online application website ProposalCentral.

TRND will, in collaboration with successful applicant partners, develop clinical candidates for rare and neglected diseases. Collaborators can be academic, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or foundation researchers, domestic or foreign. Entry criteria is available at

The application deadline for the first solicitation cycle is Monday, Dec. 6.

Submit questions to


Arrow Biomedical Informatics training program

The IU/Regenstrief Training Program in Biomedical Informatics is a two-year predoctoral dissertation scholarship funded by the National Library of Medicine for students seeking a PhD in health informatics that includes stipend, travel and modest research funding.

This program will provide the opportunity to work with international leaders in medical informatics and health services research. Applications will also benefit from the IU/Regenstrief Institute's 35 years of experience in electronic medical records design, research and evaluation.

Application's areas of research may include, but are not limited to, clinical informatics, regional health information networks, decision support  and Implementation of evidence-based practice, data mining and secondary analysis of clinical data, bioinformatics, imaging informatics and clinical translational research. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

To apply, contact Miranda Clephane at 423-5670 or


Grants & Funding

Arrow Research Funding Update

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

View the current Research Funding Update


Arrow Grants and Awards — October 2010

The following list includes new and competing research awards received during the month of October 2010, excluding commercial projects. Amounts shown are based on the first budget period/year.

PI Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Elliot J. Androphy, MD NIH-NCI New Functions of Papillomavirus E6 7/18/10 1/31/11 $252,560
Elliot J. Androphy, MD NIH-NCI New Control of Papillovavirus Expression and Transformation 7/18/10 5/31/11 $341,289
James M. Croop, MD, PhD National Childhood Cancer Foundation Contin/
Children's Oncology Group Phase I / Pilot Consortium Grant CA97452-09, Amendment 20221 (Salary support as QA Committee Chair) 8/1/10 7/31/11 $6,306
Tatiana M. Foroud, PhD University Of Rochester Contin/
Cooperative Huntington Disease Observational Trial (COHORT) 7/1/10 6/30/11 $125,527
James Dennis Fortenberry, MD NIH-NIAID New Urethral Microbiome of Adolescent Males 9/1/10 8/31/11 $1,530,436
Theresa Ann Guise, MD Komen Cancer Foundation New Halofuginone Inhibition of TGF-BETA Signaling: Treatment for Bone Metastases. 9/21/10 11/21/11 $82,734
Theresa Ann Guise, MD NIH-NCI New TGFbeta in the bone microenvironment: Role in tumor metastasis. 9/24/10 11/30/10 $280,643
Deborah Kay Hamby, MD Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation Contin/
Robot-Mediated Task-Specific Training in Cerebral Palsy: Block Versus Random Presentation 9/15/10 9/14/11 $50,000
Derek Michael Houston, PhD Ny Eye Ear Infirmary New Language Processing in Children with Cochlear Implants 6/1/10 5/31/11 $116,700
Marc David Kohli, MD NIH-NLM New Digital X-Ray Equipment and Collection of Images and Data 9/23/10 9/22/11 $98,912
Patrick J. Loehrer, MD Walther Cancer Foundation New Walther Oncology Center Transition into Indiana University Simon Cancer Center 7/1/09 6/30/13 $248,264
Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD Medical College of Georgia New Epigenetic Mechanisms of Metabolic Memory in Diabetes Mellitus 7/1/10 6/30/11 $68,173
Kenneth P. Nephew, PhD Ohio State Univ Research Foundation Contin/
Interrogating Epigenetic Changes in Cancer Genomes 5/1/10 2/28/11 $786,769
J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD Harvard University New Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects: Focus Area #3 & Healthcare Application and Network Platform Architectures 4/1/10 3/31/14 $4,300,013
Mark D. Pescovitz, MD NIH-NIDDK New Rituximab for treatment of Type 1 diabetes: Impact on JC viral replication 9/30/10 9/29/12 $397,906
Irina Petrache, MD Us-Israel Binational Science Foundation New Role of ceramide synthase 2 in cigarete smoke-induced lung autophagy and apoptosis 10/1/10 9/30/11 $24,000
Peter J. Roach, PhD NIH-NIDDK Contin/
Glycogen Metabolism and it's Regulation 9/20/10 6/30/11 $584,230
Bryan Paul Schneider, MD Komen Cancer Foundation New VEGF Gene Amplification/deletion And Haplotype As A Biomarker For Bevacizumab In Breast Cancer 7/1/10 6/30/11 $62,500
George W. Sledge, Jr., MD Breast Cancer Research Foundation Contin/
Angiogenesis in Breast Cancer and Tumor Dormancy 10/1/10 9/30/11 $223,000
Stanley M. Spinola, MD NIH-NIAID Contin/
Pathogenesis of Haemmophilus Ducreyi Infection 9/15/10 8/31/11 $395,819
Johnathan David Tune, PhD NIH-NHLBI New Perivascular adipose tissue and coronary vascular disease 10/1/10 9/30/11 $31,760
Huiping Xu, PhD Purdue University New Prognostic Significance of Insuffiecient ADL Help on Health Outcomes/Utilization 8/1/10 3/31/11 $28,115
Dalai Yan, PhD University of California-San Diego Contin/
Study of Nitrogen Assimilatory Responses in Bacteria during Nutrient Depleting Transitions 6/1/10 5/31/11 $107,674
Qi-Zhuang Ye, PhD NIH-NIAID Contin/
Antibacterial Methionine Aminopeptidase Inhibitors 9/23/10 8/31/11 $385,000



Arrow Honors

René Michelle Roberts, a fourth-year medical student pursuing a career in family medicine, has been named recipient of the Dr. Jeffrey C. Darnell Medical Student Geriatrics Achievement Award for 2011. The purpose of this award is to recognize a medical student for outstanding service and leadership in the care of older adults. Roberts will receive her honor at noon Friday, Nov. 12, immediately preceding the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds in the Wishard Myers Auditorium.

Kinga A. Szucs, MD, associate professor of clinical pediatrics, has been named a fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation, during the 15th Annual International Meeting of the ABM in San Francisco. There are only 81 such fellows in the world.


Around the State

Arrow Indiana CTSI to host retreat at Notre Dame

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will host an informational retreat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the University of Notre Dame.

Participants will hear presentations on how the Indiana CTSI is connecting Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, as well as public and private partnerships, to accelerate the rate of health care innovation in Indiana and beyond.

Speakers will include Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, director of the Indiana CTSI; Scott Denne, MD, associate director of the Indiana CTSI; and Robert Bernhard, PhD, vice president for research at Notre Dame. Participants also will hear from Indiana CTSI investigators, who will discuss their research. The afternoon will feature a series of breakout sessions.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the resources available through the Indiana CTSI is welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided.

To register or to view a complete schedule, visit


 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

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


Arrow Resources

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

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


Arrow MedTV

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

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

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


Arrow Scientific Calendar online

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


Arrow Scope submission guidelines

Scope wants your news items.

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

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

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

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

In the interest of accuracy, please do NOT use:

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

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