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November 12, 2010
Volume 14 Number 45 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Above the Fold

Arrow Einterz to lead new global health center

Robert Einterz, MD, associate dean for global health and professor of clinical medicine at IUSM, will be director of the IU Center for Global Health, a new initiative to improve the health of under-served populations around the world.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced the new center and its director during a recent event celebrating the 20th-anniversary of the IU-Kenya Partnership, which will serve as the "core" of the new global health center. The center will be housed at IUSM.

Dr. Einterz is the co-founder of IU's partnership with the Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) program, which has provided HIV/AIDS treatment to more than 110,000 Kenyans at 25 sites throughout rural and urban western Kenya.

IU will make an initial start-up grant of $100,000 to the center to aid in its establishment.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow Only six days left to vote on the tenure clock extension

There are only six days left for eligible IUSM faculty to vote regarding the proposal to increase flexibility in the tenure clock, which will allow for tenure applications to be submitted anytime between seven and nine years on faculty. To date, 84 percent of the faculty have voted. This vote needs a response from all tenured and tenure track faculty.

On Monday, Nov. 15, eligible faculty will receive the last email reminder with a link to the ballot. The vote will close on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 11:59 p.m.

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

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Arrow People's Choice winner part of IUSM Art Exhibition

Visit the IUPUI Campus Center Cultural Arts Gallery through Nov. 26 to see the continuation of the exhibit "Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression," which debuted Oct. 29 in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building atrium. The exhibit features the works of students, staff and faculty from the IU schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and health and rehabilitation sciences.

During the opening day show, 225 ballots were cast for the People's Choice Award. The winner was "Lady," a woodburning by Min Li, M.D., a research associate in the Department of Surgery. Garnering the second highest number of votes was Tim Yates' watercolor "Venice Streets." Yates is a photographer and graphic designer with the IUSM Office of Visual Media. Both pieces are on exhibit at the Cultural Arts Gallery.

A Meet the Artists Reception at the Cultural Arts Gallery will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. The event is open to the public.

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Student Showcase

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 accessible 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 IUSMalum@iupui.edu.

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Staff News

Arrow Letter regarding changes in expenditure reporting

Colleagues:

Effective November 1st, Indiana University and all other public higher education institutions are required to report expenditures related to legislative liaison activities with Indiana General Assembly members, their families, and their staff.  Such expenditures include food, beverages, tickets, gifts and entertainment.

 Jeff Linder and Judy Palmer are working together with the University Budget Office to develop an internal reporting mechanism which will enable us to comply with the requirements of this new law.  Information about the new reporting procedure will be circulated in the next few weeks.  A change in the way that you are currently processing reimbursements and payments for legislative related expenses from your IU Foundation accounts will also be required given a decision made by the IU Foundation board.

Until these new procedures are in place, please continue to follow the longstanding practice of letting Jeff Linder know if you or others on your campus are planning any legislative contacts. Such communications continue to be important in order that all our legislative contacts be coordinated; but it is also essential to ensure accurate and complete reporting of all legislative liaison expenditures in compliance with new statute. While we would anticipate limited activity in the next few weeks, we are aware that some of you may be contacting some local legislators who were elected this past week.

If you process any reimbursement requests prior to receipt of information about the new process, then please note specifically on your reimbursement request and on the receipt the specific amount of the dinner, entertainment, or other expenses including gifts which were expended on the legislator, his/her family member(s) or legislative staff then their families. Please send copies of the reimbursement request and the receipts to Jeff Linder. I apologize for the additional work required until the electronic process is in place, but we must keep a running total on all reportable expenses in order to facilitate University compliance with this new law.

Please share this email with all others on your campus or in your office who may be making contacts with legislators and the other persons listed above who are covered by the new reporting law. Thank you so much for your cooperation in this matter. It is always challenging to implement new reporting requirements but it is very important for us to comply with the new law and its requirements.

Mike Sample
Vice President for University Relations

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Clarian News

Arrow Critical Care Bed Tower timeline extended

The timeline for construction of the Methodist Critical Care Bed Tower has been extended. The change is related to plans for a comprehensive statewide referral study examining ways in which changes in referral sources and other factors potentially will affect what clinicians and patients need as part of the Methodist Hospital campus expansion.

"The continuing uncertainty of health care reform, the realignment of physician practices and changes to the competitive landscape in central Indiana are all reasons why we're revisiting the bed tower design," said Sam Odle, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital.

It is anticipated that the completion date for the tower will be closer to 2017 or 2018 than the original date of 2015. An official timeline for this extension has not yet been established.

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Arrow Simon Family Tower tours

IUSM and Clarian employees are invited to stop by the new Riley Children's Hospital Simon Family Tower between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, for a self-guided tour of this new in-patient facility.

Participants will start at the Simon Family Tower table in the Riley atrium; directions will be provided from there to begin the self-guided tour. Simon Family Tower is a new 10-story inpatient building with 300 beds in private rooms to help the hospital increase the number of children and their families it's able to serve.

Many Simon Family Tour features will be unveiled by Jan. 27, with additional services opening through December 2013.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Lecture to focus on Electronic Medical Records

Indiana Children's Health Services Research will present "What if school clinics could share information with pediatric clinics via EMR?" by Gilbert C. Liu, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Legacy Boardroom, second floor.

To RSVP, contact Loyce Stultz at 278-0552 or lstultz@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Using Acrobat to develop a portfolio

The Academy of Teaching Scholars 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 also will 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 faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Concept mapping for educators

Carolyn Hayes, EdD, director of Curriculum Planning and Development, will present "Concept Maps: Not Just Another Graphic Organizer," from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. This workshop will be held online in an Adobe Connect meeting room.

Concept mapping has become a powerful tool for educators used for curriculum planning, helping learners learn, helping writers write and assessing learning to name a few applications. Participants will learn the theoretical foundations related to concept names as well as the methods of constructing them.

The meeting room's location will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Participants will require a high-speed Internet connection and a computer with working speakers.

This session is hosted by the Academy of Teaching Scholars. To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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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 is 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 cfgall@iupui.edu. Limited to the first 10 callers.

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Arrow Lecture to address health needs in the 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 to 9 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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Arrow Register for the Riley Luncheon

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

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

To reserve a seat, call 634-4474 or email luncheon@rileykids.org.

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Arrow Service learning expert to present faculty workshops

Kerry Ann O'Meara, PhD, associate professor of higher education at the University of Maryland-College Park, will offer two presentations on service learning and community-based research Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Education/Social Work Building, room 1128.

"From Professional Growth to Impact: Connecting Faculty Learning, Agency, Relationships and Commitments to High Impact Practices" will be at 1 p.m.  The second presentation, "Faculty Roles and Rewards or Rewarding the Engaged Scholar: Challenges and Strategies for Promotion and Tenure," will be at 3:30 p.m. These events are open to IUPUI faculty and administrators engaged in service learning and community-based research.

Dr. O'Meara is a recognized expert on issues related to faculty learning and tenure and promotion strategies, particularly for faculty seeking to integrate the service learning teaching with their disciplinary research. Her visit is sponsored by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning.

For more information, or to register, visit the Center for Service and Learning Events Calendar.

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Arrow Virulence, Martian Threats and Dinosaurs

IU Geriatrics Conference will offer "Thoughts on the Origin of Virulence, Martian Threats and Dinosaurs" a presentation by Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Wishard Hospital Myers Auditorium.

Dr. Casadevall, Leo and Julia Forchheimer Professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, is an expert on infectious diseases and the molecular genetics of the immune response.

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Arrow Conference to focus on cloud computing

The IU Pervasive Technology Institute will host the second Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, "CloudCom 2010," from Tuesday, Nov. 30, to Friday, Dec. 3, in the University Place Hotel and Conference Center.

Keynote speakers will include Ian T. Foster, director of the Computational Institute and  Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory; Dennis Gannon, director of applications for the cloud computing, Microsoft Research; and Kai Hwang, Professor, IEEE fellow and director of the Internet and Grid Computing Laboratory, University of Southern California.

Registration costs range from $510 to 825 for members, non-members and students. One-day registrations also are available at reduced rates.

For more information, visit 2010.cloudcom.org. Questions to Melissa Kocias at 812-855-4224 or iuconfs@indiana.edu.

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Arrow Faculty training grant discussion

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Graduate Division will offer a group discussion on best practices in training grant development and management from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Daily Center, room 186.

The discussion will also address recruiting postdocs and the various resources available for collecting and managing data.  All interested faculty are welcome to attend. To RSVP, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/W2HHSLB.

Those who cannot attend but are interested in being added to the Training Grant listserv may email Jennifer Williams at jlw25@iupui.edu. All meeting attendees will automatically be added to the listserv.

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Arrow Career development workshops

Brianna Blaser, PhD, project director of the Outreach Program for Science Careers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will present two workshops on career development Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

"Creative Job Searching," from 10 a.m. to noon, will focus on the skills required to conduct an academic job search, including importance of networking, how to market oneself properly, and other ways to get a leg up on the competition when applying for nonacademic jobs. To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDXFLBZ.

"Careers Away From the Bench," from 2 to 4 p.m., will focuses on "non-traditional" career opportunities for PhD-level scientists outside academic or industrial bench research. Dicussions will include the types of alternative careers available, how to parlay current skills and values into a new area, ways to research career options and how to develop additional required skills. To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/MYDWFB9.

These workshops are hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All IUSM postdoctoral and graduate students are welcome to attend.

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Arrow IUPUI Alumni Holiday Night

IUPUI Alumni Holiday Night will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. This event offers good food, great times and festive holiday music. All five floors of the museum also will be open to participants, including the Yule Slide, Jolly Days and the Carousel.

The cost of this event for fourth-year medical students and current house staff (interns, residents and fellows) is $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-12 (children under 3 are free). All other alumni receive the special IUAA pricing of $20 for adults and $13 for children ages 3-12. Prices include admission ticket with private access all floors of the museum, an Italian buffet open from 6:30 to 8 p.m., drinks and dessert.

To register, visit www.myiupui.com/holidaynight. Questions to Yvonne Owens at 274-5063 or yowens@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Riley Hospital to offer SibShops

The Community Education and Child Advocacy at Riley Hospital for Children will offer a sibshop program for brothers and sisters who have a sibling with special health-care needs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Dr.

At Sibshops, kids can talk about the good and not-so good parts of having a brother or sister who has a disability, play outrageous games, eat fun food and meet new friends. This program is offered in partnership with Easter Seal Crossroads, Damar Services and Noble of Indiana.

For more information, visit or log onto www.rileychildrenshospital.com/kidst1st, then click on the "Strong Families" tab. Questions to Jacqueline Jones at 944-6939.

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Arrow First Postdoc Night Live! — Dec. 14

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will offer the first session of Postdoc Night Live!, a monthly program offering postdocs the opportunity to practice presenting and provide feedback to their peers, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. All following sessions will be on the third Tuesday of the month beginning in January.

Each session will feature two postdocs delivering presentations and receiving feedback from both postdoc and faculty reviewers. The agenda will include two 30- to 45-minute presentations, with 15 to 25 minutes of constructive feedback each. Pizza will be provided.

Postdoctorial students and faculty volunteers to give valuable feedback to the presenters, as well as postdocs interested in presenting, are also needed. To sign up, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/JKGGKND.

To RSVP for the Dec. 14 event, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/JLLBXXJ. Questions to Jennifer Williams at jlw25@iupui.edu.

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News to Use

Arrow Stay up to date with the Scientific Calendar

A reminder that a comprehensive listing of IUSM seminars, lectures and Grand Rounds can be accessed at the IUSM Scientific Calendar. The calendar may also be accessed, along with other useful information about research at IUSM, from the IUSM Research Webpage.

To place items on the Scientific Calendar, contact Kelli Diener at kas1@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Subscribe to the Indiana CTSI newsletter

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will launch a newsletter next week for researchers interested in keeping up to date about the wide range of activities and research happening at the Institute. The Indiana CTSI is a statewide collaboration of IU, IUSM, IUPUI, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, as well as public and private partnerships, that facilitate the translation of scientific discoveries in the lab into clinical trials and new patient treatments in Indiana and beyond.

The Indiana CTSI newsletter also will serve as a vital tool for clinical investigators wishing to discover more about the many educational, research support and funding opportunities, as well as other useful resources, available from the Indiana CTSI.

To subscribe to the Indiana CTSI newsletter, visit www.indianactsi.org/newsletter.

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Arrow Raise money for school in Ecuador

Do you have unused electronic items laying around the house or items that don't work anymore? Engineers Without Borders-IUPUI is recycling electronic items to raise money for the school for the blind they are building in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

Bring any items, including cameras, camcorders, laptops, iPhones, iPods, mp3 players, ink cartridges can cell phones. Drop off locations are in the Engineering/Technology Building, room 101, and the infomation desk at the Campus Center.

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Arrow Text to give to the United Way Campaign

The annual IUPUI United Way Campaign is now underway. Faculty, staff and students can easily donate by texting "JAGWAY" to "864833" until Friday, Dec. 3.

Each text will contribute $5 to the United Way of Central Indiana. Anyone with a cell phone may text up to six times for a total donation of $30. All donors will be eligible to win Colts tickets this season.

For more information, visit www.iupui.edu/unitedway.

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Arrow New iPhone app for Lynda.com

Lynda.com, an online video software training system available for free through Indiana University, is now available via iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. The app now works with the IU authenticated login method.

For details, visit ittrainingtips.iu.edu/it-training-education/updated-ios-app-for-lynda-com/11/2010.

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Arrow New vendors accepting JagTag

New vendors now accepting JagTag as payment include Deering Downtown Cleaners (602 N. Capitol Avenue), Papa Johns (955 Indiana Avenue) Great Steak & Potato (72 West New York Street) and DeeGustos (1430 West Washington Street).

To make a deposit or sign up for the JagTag (Payroll) Deduct, visit the JagTag Office, IUPUI Campus Center, second floor.

For more information, www.jagtag.iupui.edu.

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Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Topics to be discussed this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, on the award-wining weekly radio program Sound Medicine, include a report on using robots to help children with muscular diseases and the first images to show how chemotherapy changes the brain.

Sound Medicine reporter Colleen Iudice will visit the Robotic Rehab Center at Riley Hospital for Children to report on how robots are helping children with cerebral palsy and similar diseases. She will talk to Hermano Igo Krebs, MD, a principal research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who has been studying robotic rehabilitation for nearly 20 years. In his work, he's found that stoke patients who used robotic therapy saw 10 to 20 percent improvement in movement. Today he's looking at how robotic therapy machines can help children like the patients at Riley Hospital.

Joan Luby, MD, a professor of child psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, has been doing research in the field of depression among preschoolers for 20 years. Early on, her work was met with great skepticism. Today her viewpoint is shared by others who have documented depression in the very young.

It's well known that chemotherapy can cause mental cloudiness—a condition known as "chemobrain." Now, for the first time, researchers have used brain imaging to document how chemotherapy affects brain tissue.

Co-host Steve Bogdewic, PhD, will talk with Andrew Saykin, PsyD, director of the IU Center for Neuroimaging and a researcher at the IU Simon Cancer Center, and Brenna McDonald, PsyD, MBA, assistant professor in radiology and imaging science at IUSM. The two researchers and their colleagues found that gray matter changes were most prominent in the areas of the brain that are consistent with cognitive dysfunction during and shortly after chemotherapy.

Actress and writer Marianne Leone wrote a memoir, Knowing Jesse, about her late son, Jesse Cooper who, after having a cerebral hemorrhage soon after birth, developed severe cerebral palsy, was non-verbal and suffered from frequent seizures. She discusses her fight to give her son a meaningful, full life.

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

Sound Medicine 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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Opportunities

Arrow Call for Proposals from the American Cancer Society

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.

Funds are available to investigators holding the rank of assistant professor, research assistant professor or assistant scientist. Faculty from the IU schools of medicine, including regional campuses, nursing, dentistry, optometry, public and environmental affairs, health and rehabilitation sciences, liberal arts, law, science and informatics are encouraged to apply.

To obtain an application form, contact Elizabeth Parsons, Cancer Pavilion RT-455, 278-0078, eparsons@iupui.edu, or download scope.medicine.iu.edu/files/ACSIRG-APPLICATION2010.pdf.

For more information and guidelines, visit scope.medicine.iu.edu/files/ACSIRG-ANNOUCEMENT2010.pdf. Application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 15.

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Arrow VA fellowship training programs

Several fellowship training opportunities are available from the Department of Veterans Affairs:

VA Medical Informatics Special Fellowship: This is a two-year core training program of the VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice at the Indianapolis VAMC, a close partner of the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. This program will prepare graduates for careers in medical informatics, with particular research skills in the areas of redesigning and transforming healthcare delivery. 

VA HSR&D Associated Health Post-doctoral Fellowship: This two-year fellowship provides research and educational learning opportunities in various aspects of the VA health system. This program will prepare fellows for careers in health services, implementation and operations research, with a particular emphasis on redesigning and transforming healthcare delivery.

VA HSR&D Physician Post Resident Fellowship: This fellowship provides two years of post-residency research, education, and clinical learning opportunities to eligible physicians. Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of their time in research and education and 25 percent in clinical care at the Roudebush VAMC.

VA Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Fellowship: This fellowship is a one-year program offered by the Office of Academic Affiliations and the National Center for Patient Safety at six competitively selected sites. This program will provide post-residency trained physicians and postdoctoral or post-masters degree trained associated health professionals an in-depth education in patient safety practice, leadership and research.

For more information on all these programs, visit www.ciebp.research.va.gov/CIEBP_Fellowship_opportunities.asp.

Questions to Kathy Carlson at 988-2591 or katherine.carlson2@va.gov.

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Arrow RESPECT Center offers pilot funding

The Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center has announced a call for pilot proposals intended to facilitate the development of research focused on improved communication and decision-making for patients facing serious or advanced illness.

Funding will be award for two pilot projects, each worth up to $15,000, with a starting date of Jan. 1. Recipients will present their work at a statewide conference to be held in spring 2013. All teaching and research faculty at IUPUI who are qualified to apply for NIH funding are eligible. Preference will be given to new investigators and to research that fosters transdisciplinary collaboration.

Pilot grant proposals are due 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. To apply, visit scope.medicine.indiana.edu/files/RESPECTPilotProposal2010-9-15.pdf.

Questions to Molly Donovan at 278-7749 or madonova@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Hine Award nominations sought

Nominations are being sought for the Maynard K. Hine Award, which acknowledges significant contributions of individual alumni in support of the IUPU campus and its alumni programs.

To nomination one or more individuals, print and fill out this form, then mail to Yvonne Owens, Coordinator of Alumni Programs, IUPUI Alumni Relations, 850 West Michigan Street, Suite 241, Indianapolis, IN  46202-5198. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Nov. 30.

This prestigious campus-wide award is named after Maynard K. Hine, first chancellor of the Indianapolis campus. A bronze medal of Dr. Hine will be presented to each recipient at the annual IUPUI Alumni Leaders' dinner Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Scholars Hall in the University Place Hotel and Conference Center.

For more information, visit www.alumni.iupui.edu. Questions to 274-5063 or yowens@iupui.edu.

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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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Around Campus

Arrow Zumba courses available

The Office of Intramural and Recreational Sport offers Zumba classes from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. every Friday and from 2 to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the Natatorium auxiliary gym (room 156).

Zumbas is a Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance and fitness routine. Classes are open to IUPUI faculty, staff and students who have paid the semester's recreation membership. A JagTag is required to participate.

For more information, visit www.iupui.edu/~iupuirec.

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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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