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December 10, 2010
Volume 14 Number 48 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Clarian launches Great Logo Recall

Clarian Health has launched the "Great Logo Recall,” during which all employees are invited to exchange branded items from Clarian or Clarian-affiliated institutions for one new Indiana University Health-branded item. (Examples of Clarian affiliations include, but are not limited to, Riley Hospital for Children, Clarian Serves, LifeLine or “A Call to Change.”)

Clarian-branded items turned in at most of Clarian’s statewide partner hospitals will be donated to the Indiana-Kenya Partnership, a program developed by IUSM faculty and the Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya.

Clarian-branded clothing, hats, totes, umbrellas, water bottles, mugs, pens, notepads and other items critical to daily living and education will enrich the lives of Kenyans touched by the partnership. Employees may keep Clarian-imprinted décor items (such as posters, clocks, magnets, business cards, etc.) as mementos of the Clarian years.

Dates and locations include:

  • Friday, Dec.10: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the IU Hospital Main Atrium
  • Monday, Dec. 13: 6 to 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Riley Hospital Outpatient Center and Atrium
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Riley Hospital Outpatient Center and Atrium
  • Wednesday, Dec. 15: 7 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Methodist Hospital – Rotunda Atrium
  • Thursday, Dec. 16: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Methodist Hospital – Rotunda Atrium
  • Friday, Dec. 17: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fairbanks Hall Lobby and 3 to 5 p.m. in the Gateway Building, eighth floor lobby

Eligible Clarian-marked item may be exchanged for one of three IU Health-branded items: an umbrella, a padfolio or a lunch cooler. New IU Health-branded items will be distributed in early 2011. Individuals who donate three or more items will be entered into a special grand prize drawing.

Questions to


Arrow Tierney to receive national award

The American College of Physicians will present one of its highest honors, the Alvan R. Feinstein Memorial Award to William M. Tierney, MD, president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute and the associate dean for clinical effectiveness research at IUSM.

Dr. Tierney is a Chancellor's Professor of Medicine at IUSM. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

"It is an honor to work with such distinguished colleagues at the IU School of Medicine. Drs. Tierney, Zipes, Inui and Crabb embody the best that medical education, patient care, and science have to offer through their insight, dedication, perseverance and compassion. Indiana University and its medical students, residents, fellows and faculty physicians have benefited greatly from their broad contributions," said D. Craig  Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine.

The Alvan R. Feinstein Memorial Award is presented biannually to an American physician who has made a major contribution to the science of patient care in activities, broadly defined as clinical epidemiology or clinimetrics, involving the direct study of patients' clinical conditions.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Student Showcase

Arrow Camp seeks medical student volunteers

Boggy Creek, a year-round medical camping facility for children ages 7 to 16 living with a chronic or life-threatening illness, needs medical student volunteers to enrich the lives of these children by creating camping experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe, and medically sound.

Boggy Creek serves over 14 different illness groups including heart disease, HIV, sickle cell anemia, and cancer. It is a not-for-profit organization and children who come to the camp participate free of charge. The camp will host family weekends from January to April as well as right week-long summer sessions that begin in June and end in August.

Although female and male volunteers are urged to apply, male volunteers are especially needed for the summer camping season. Volunteer groups, such as campus clubs, fraternities, sororities and career focus groups, also are welcome to apply.

For more information, visit, or contact the volunteer coordinator at 352-483-4200 ext. 293 (toll-free at 866-Go-Boggy) or


Events & Lectures

Arrow Swigonski to present on primary care transformation

Nancy L. Swigonski, MD, MPH, will present "How Does Context Affect Primary Care Practice Transformation,” at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Legacy Boardroom, second floor.

This event is sponsored by Children's Health Services Research. To RSVP, contact Lena Jones at 278-0552 or


Arrow 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 postdoc and faculty reviewers. The agenda will include two 30- to 45-minute presentations, with 15 to 25 minutes of constructive feedback. Pizza will be provided.

Postdoctorial students and faculty volunteers to give valuable feedback to the presenters, as well as postdocs interested in presenting, are needed. To sign up, visit

To RSVP for the Dec. 14 event, visit

Questions to Jennifer Williams at


Arrow Indiana CTSI to host retreat at Purdue

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will host its third annual retreat, "Advancing the Science of Translational Medicine," at Purdue University from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in the Discovery Learning and Research Center, room 131, located at 207 S. Martin Jischke Dr., Suite 203, West Lafayette.

This event will present scientific advances and success stories that highlight translational research collaborations among Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.

Opening addresses will include an update from Indiana CTSI Director Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, associate dean for translational research and Raymond E. Houk Professor of Psychiatry and professor of neurobiology, pharmacology and toxicology, and deputy director Connie Weaver, PhD, Distinguished Professor and director of the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University, who will discuss future perspectives of the Indiana CTSI.

Additional presentations will cover topics such as bionutrition, implementing research, next generation sequencing and data management and sharing. Also scheduled are concurrent breakout sessions, poster presentations and an afternoon town hall meeting on "How we can make the most of the Indiana CTSI."

For more information, see the event flyer. Lunch will be provided. Anyone interested in learning more about the Indiana CTSI is welcome to attend.

To register, visit


Arrow Seminar for new tenured research faculty

"I'm a Newly-Tenured Associate Professor: Now What?," the next seminar in the Research Faculty Development Series, will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

After the excitement of achieving tenure, what is really expected? How should faculty prepare for promotion to full professorship? Answers to these and other questions will be address in this discussion about understanding a faculty's role at this rank and beyond.

To register, visit


Arrow Psychiatrist to present on depression in the elderly

IU Geriatrics will sponsor a presentation on the topic of “Clinical Depression in the Elderly” from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Wishard Hospital, conference room T2008A/B.

Geriatric psychiatrist Jeanne Dickens, MD, MS, associate professor of clinical psychiatry, will highlight the diagnostic criteria and symptomatology of depressive disorders listed in DSM IV-TR, and will focus on commonly encountered comorbid medical illnesses as well as recommended pharmacologic and non-medicinal treatment interventions.

Questions to Laurel Marshall at 630-2219 or


Arrow FEED session to focus on patient behavior

The Faculty Enrichment and Education Development (FEED) series will present “Helping People Help Themselves: Patient Behavior, MI and U” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Riley outpatient Center, rooms A and B.

This informative and interactive session will familiarize clinical teachers with the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a patient-centered communication practice that involves facilitating enhanced motivation toward patients’ personal goals. The use of MI in clinical practice and the evidence for effectiveness will be discussed. During the session, facilitators will focus on the use of MI in the setting of brief interventions targeted at risky alcohol and other substance use.

In addition, participants will have guided practice in using MI techniques and discuss how to teach and give feedback on these practices to their learner.

For more information, visit


Arrow Promotion and tenure workshops

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development will host a series of faculty promotion and tenure workshops throughout the month of February:

  • General Promotion and Tenure Session: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 16, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005
  • Excellence in Research: 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the HITS Building, room 1130
  • Excellence in Teaching: 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb 24, in Fairbanks Hall, room 6010
  • Excellence in Service: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 22, in Fairbanks Hall, room 6010
  • Special Session for Women: noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb 28, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005

Questions to Krista Hoffmann-Longtin at 278-2608 or


News to Use

Arrow IUPUI Health Services closed until Dec. 13

IUPUI Health Services will close at noon Friday, Dec. 10. The facility will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13. During the closure, IUPUI employees and staff with a new injury that requires immediate attention should report to the IU Hospital ER.

Those employees who experience a needlestick, other contagious disease exposure, minor injury or are not sure if their injury requires going to the ER, should contact an IUPUI Health Services staff member by paging the OUCH pager at 321-6824. A staff member will advise the employee on the appropriate management of the situation.


Arrow Local artists sought for Glick Eye Institute

Indiana artists or artists who trained in Indiana submit art will have the opportunity to display their art in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, currently under construction on the IUSM campus at IUPUI, as part of a permanent installation in the new home of the IUSM Department of Ophthalmology.

The 77,000 square-foot building will include ophthalmology and optometry clinics on the ground floor as well as three floors for clinical and science research labs, physician office space, conference rooms and a library.

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 Friday, 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 Friday, Aug. 19.

The full Request for Proposal, FAQs and renderings of the building and spaces where art can be displayed are available at


Arrow Summer research program seeks students

The IU Simon Cancer Center's 2011 Summer Research Program, held in partnership with the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning, places high school and undergraduate students with a mentor physician or researcher for nine weeks (June 1 to July 29) on the IUPUI campus. Students work with faculty who are conducting studies in the most progressive areas of cancer research.

The program’s primary goal is to increase the number of underrepresented populations engaged in basic, clinical, and prevention and control cancer research by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to those fields.

Each student receives a stipend of $3,200. Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

For additional information and an online application, visit Questions to the IUPUI Center for Research & Learning at 274-8880.

Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 11.


Arrow Scope holiday publication schedule

Due to the winter holidays, Scope will not publish Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. Additional December issues will be determined based upon submission volume. Anyone interested in submitting items to Scope are encouraged to consider this limited publication schedule when sending items involving events or deadlines. Scope will return to its regular publication schedule Friday, Jan. 7.

For more information on Scope submissions, see


Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, Sound Medicine, the award-winning radio show, will devote a full hour to autism -- its identification, causes and treatment.

Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis will speak with Laura and Mike Williamson, the parents of a child with severe autism. The Williamsons tell the story of their son, Philip, whose symptoms have improved with a dairy-free nutritional regimen.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University recently completed a major study involving very young children diagnosed with autism. Sound Medicine’s Kathy Miller, MD, will talk with the study’s lead author, Rebecca Landa, PhD, who will discuss the research project: an inexpensive group-treatment model that has had very encouraging results.

Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob will visit a classroom for autistic children where clinicians and teachers develop teaching strategies that work for different levels of ability. The project is a collaborative effort between the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center, which is affiliated with IUSM, and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, and the city’s public schools.

The Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center runs a program called “HANDS in Autism,” where HANDS stands for Helping Answer Needs by Developing Specialists in Autism. Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, MD, will meet with program director, Naomi Sweazy, PhD, to discuss how the HANDS program trains people in schools to work with autistic kids.

In addition, Barbara Lewis will chat with Kathy Oehler, an autism consultant for a suburban Indianapolis school system. Oehler will provide insights for parents who are preparing to enroll their autistic child in kindergarten and elementary school.

For more information on Sound Medicine, or archived editions, visit

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM). 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-AREP course development grants

Two $5,000 summer stipends will be awarded 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 concentration is part of the Indiana University-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership (IU-Moi-AREP), funded by a grant from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to the IU Center for Bioethics.

For more application details, see To apply, email a complete application to or Jason T. Eberl, PhD, graduate director in the Department of Philosophy at IUPUI, at, by Friday, Jan. 28.

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

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


Arrow Showalter Trust applications due Jan. 10

Since 1975, IUSM has received research funding through gifts made possible from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund. The areas of appropriate biomedical research, eligible for funding, are broad and described by the benefactors as “the type of medical research that is most likely to permanently benefit mankind.”

Applications for funding from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust will be reviewed in two stages. An initial review by the IUSM Biomedical Research Committee will select the most meritorious proposals for further discussion and ranking. The BRC will then provide a recommended ranking to the Showalter Trustees who conduct a second review. Final funding decisions are made by the Showalter Trustees.

Applications for funding beginning July 1 must be received by the Dean’s Office of Operations at by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10.

For additional instructions and downloadable forms, visit


Arrow Indiana CTSI offers pilot funds — call for proposals

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is accepting applications for its Collaboration in Translational Research Pilot Grant Program.

The purpose of the Indiana CTSI CTR pilot grant program is to foster and encourage collaborations between entities at the three CTSI partner institutions (IU, Purdue and Notre Dame) and to initiate or continue translational research projects that have the potential to develop into larger, externally funded research programs or generate novel intellectual property (IP).

Proposed projects should have participation by two (or more) principal investigators representing at least two of the sponsoring affiliates for this program. These include IUSM, IUPUI (non-IUSM, IU-Bloomington, Purdue University (West Lafayette) and the University of Notre Dame.

Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Faculty from IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame are eligible to apply. To review detailed eligibility criteria by institution, see the application guidelines.

Applications must log in to obtain forms and to submit a proposal.


Arrow Translational and clinical research grants available

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is seeking applicants for predoctoral training awards and research fellowships in clinical and translational research:

  • Predoctoral Training Awards in Translational Research are available to investigators with at least one year of a pre-doctoral training program and co-mentorship by faculty investigators from at least two different disciplines. Eligible applicants must be engaged in research that is translational in nature and takes advantage of the synergism that comes from working at this basic/clinical interface. Benefits include partial salary support, tuition and fees for required and elective coursework, pilot research monies and travel funds to attend the national CTSI young investigator meeting. Interested candidates should e-mail a CV to Colleen Gabauer, EdD, at (Phone: 765-494-9256). Details at
  • Young Investigator Awards in Clinical-Translational Research are available to clinician-scientists with a doctoral degree or basic scientists with a PhD. Eligible candidates must be engaged in translational research that involves some component of human subjects research with high potential for early translation into impacting patient care. Funding is for two years, with the second year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. Benefits include a full stipend as well as health insurance and partial coverage of tuition and fees. Interested candidates should e-mail a CV to Donna Burgett at (Phone: 317-630-7447). Details at

Eligible candidates will be provided additional information regarding the formal application process. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 7. Awards will begin July 1.


Arrow Vanderbilt Prize — call for nominations

The Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science recognizes a woman scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of other women in science. The award includes $25,000. The winner will be expected to give a lecture at Vanderbilt, serve as a mentor to a female PhD student and sit on the Vanderbilt Prize review committee for the following year.

Nominees for the Vanderbilt Prize must be women scientists in any area of basic or clinical research or clinical practice. The nominee must have a national reputation, a stellar record of research accomplishments and must be an active mentor of other women in science.

To nominate a woman scientist, submit a nomination form, as well as a letter of nomination from the nominee’s department chair or dean, a letter of recommendation and a complete CV, to by Friday, Jan. 28. Nomination packets should be emailed as one .pdf.

Questions to Danielle Certa at 615-936‐6228 or vanderbilt‐


Arrow JAMA seeks cover art submissions

The Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges is seeking submissions of original artwork of any visual medium to be featured on the cover of their academic medical journal. Submissions should be inspired by some aspect of the "academic medicine experience." This may include learning how to be a physician or scientist, caring for patients, exploring research questions, making a new discovery, teaching, or being sick in a teaching hospital.

Submissions may reflect such experiences from any perspective: teacher or learner, patient or caregiver, researcher or human participant in an experiment and should be accompanied by an artist's statement of no more than 600 words. The statement should serve to illuminate the connection between the work and an academic medicine experience. It may focus narrowly on a specific piece or discuss the work process more generally.

There is no deadline for submitting — this is an ongoing feature. Browse the Cover Art Gallery to view past selections.

To submit artwork, go to to create an account and start a new submission.

Questions to Mary Beth DeVilbiss at 202-828-0429 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 — November 2010

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

PI Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Gregory Wendell Arling, PhD AHRQ New Evaluating a Comprehensive State-Level Model to Improve Nursing Home Quality 9/30/10 7/31/11 $492,975
Hal E. Broxmeyer, PhD NIH-NIDDK New Regulating hematopoietic stem cells and hematopoiesis for clinical efficacy 9/30/10 6/30/11 $739,912
Gregory Andrew Cote, MD American Society For Gastrointestinal Endoscopy New Use of fully-covered, self-expandable metallic stents for first-line treatment of benign bile duct strictures 7/1/10 6/30/11 $75,000
Craig Andrew Erickson, MD Clarian Health New Acamprosate in Fragile X Syndrome 8/1/10 8/1/11 $40,000
David A. Flockhart, MD, PhD Mayo Clinic Contin/
Tamoxifen biotransformation pathway pharmacogenetics 6/1/10 5/31/11 $37,371
David A. Flockhart, MD, PhD US Army New A New Role for Aromatase (CYP19) in Drug Disposition in Breast Cancer 11/1/10 10/31/12 $82,248
Evan L. Fogel, MD Medical University of South Carolina New A Pilot Prospective Study of Minor Papilla Endoscopic Sphincterotomy (MPES) for Pancreas Divisum: Answering Critical Questions Required to Finalize the Phase 3 Randomized Sham-Controlled Multicenter Trial Protocol. 6/25/10 5/31/11 $20,773
Allon Friedman, MD National Kidney Foundation New Omega.3 Fatty Acides and Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Hemodialysis Patients 7/1/10 6/30/11 $150,000
Cynthia M. Hingtgen, MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University New Regulation of Inflammatory Genes and Pathways by INI1/SMARCB1 and its Relevance to Pain in Shwannomatosis 9/1/10 8/31/11 $63,761
Mark R. Kelley, PhD Purdue University New IU/PU Joint Working Group Project-Pancreatic Working Group 11/1/10 10/31/11 $46,405
Kathy D. Miller, MD Breast Cancer Research Foundation Contin/
Telomerase inhibition to reverse trastuzumab resistance in patients with HER2+ metastatic disease 10/1/10 9/30/11 $67,400
Alexander B. Niculescu III, MD, PhD NIH-OD New Developing Blood Tests for Mood Disorders 9/30/10 8/31/15 $2,310,000
Irina Petrache, MD University of Illinois at Chicago New Signaling Sphingolipids in COPD 2/16/10 7/31/10 $6,795
Xiao-Ming Xu, MD, PhD Clemson University New Tissue engineering for remyelination after spinal cord injury 9/29/10 10/29/13 $249,996
Xiao-Ming Xu, MD, PhD Purdue University New A Micelle Approach to Early Nerve Repair after Spinal Cord Injury 9/1/10 8/31/11 $9,997



Arrow Honors

David Flockhart, MD, PhD, Edith Gladstein Chair in Cancer Genomics and professor and director of the division of clinical pharmacology, has been appointed to the National Advisory Research Resources Council of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Flockhart also serves as the program leader of the Disease and Therapeutic Response Modeling Program at the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Council members meet three times a year to advice the National Center for Research Resources on its policies and programs, as well as to provide the second level of review on grant applications. Council members serve for four years.

Thomas S. Inui, MD, professor of medicine, and Douglas P. Zipes, MD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, have been named to masterships from American College of Physicians. ACP Masters comprise a small group of highly distinguished physicians who have achieved recognition in medicine by exhibiting preeminence in practice or medical research, holding positions of high honor, or making significant contributions to medical science or the art of medicine. Formal presentation of these national honors will take place at the ACP annual meeting in San Diego in April 2011. In addition, David W. Crabb, MD, chairman and professor of medicine, was awarded a Laureate Award from the Indiana Chapter of the ACP during the recent annual meeting of Indiana chapter of the ACP.

George W. Sledge Jr., MD, was awarded the 2010 William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Supported by GlaxoSmithKline Oncology since its inception in 1992, this honor acknowledges distinguished internationally recognized researchers for their significant contributions to breast cancer research. Dr. Sledge is the Ballve-Lantero Professor of Oncology and professor of medicine and pathology  at IUSM and co-director of the IU Simon Cancer Center's breast program.


 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.