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February 19, 2010
Volume 14 Number 7 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow State of the University address – Feb. 23

IU President Michael McRobbie will deliver the annual State of the University address on the IU Bloomington campus Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 2: p.m. in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the address in the Solarium, located next to Alumni Hall.

Members of the university community are cordially invited to view the president's address in person at Alumni Hall or in the following ways:
•    via live-stream broadcasting at;
•    live on IU Bloomington Campus Cable (Channel 32);
•    on tape delay on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. off-air on Digital Multicast Broadcast Channel WTIU-World 30.2 or on Comcast Cable channel 17 in Bloomington and repeated later on Feb. 23 at 11:30 p.m. off-air on Digital Multicast Channel WTIU-HD 30.1 or on WTIU Comcast Cable channel 5 in Bloomington;
•    via archived broadcast, available soon after the address at


Arrow Phone system change completed today

Riley Hospital’s phone system was switched today – ending the switch-over that began in January at IU Hospital. Riley patient room phones made the switch Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Phones in the Clarian system with 274 prefixes now have 944 prefixes; those with 278 prefixes have changed to 948. Phone numbers in the IU system are unchanged.

The IU and Riley hospitals and Clarian Health information operator can be reached at 944-5000. To call the operator for general information regarding IUPUI, including the IUSM, call 274-5000 or 274-5555.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Violence against Kenyan women

“Violence against Kenyan Women and its Remedy” will be the topic of a symposium preceeding the Hunger Banquet. The symposium will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Education and Social Work Building, room 2132.

Guest Speaker:  Avril Rua, L.A.C.E. (Legal Aid Center of Eldoret) & LLM Human Rights Candidate, IU School of Law, Indianapolis.  With an introduction on the Waki Report’s commentary on the status of women following the 2007 election crisis by Lindsy Shaiper.

Discussant:  Sarah Archer, DrPH, international humanitarian and public health specialist, who has worked in multiple settings around the world including Kenya, Jordan, Bangladesh, Rwanda (following the genocide in 1994-95), Kosovo and Montenegro.

All are welcome. For more information contact Ian McIntosh, IUPUI Office of International Affairs at or 317 274 3776.

Sponsored by the Partnership: Africa, the IUPUI–Kenya Interest group, the Office of International Affairs, the Office for Women, and the Institute for Research on Social Issues.


Arrow Hunger Banquet

The Global Health Student Interest Group at IUPUI, an organization dedicated to awareness and advocacy of global health issues, invites you to participate in the second annual Hunger Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 450.

The event is designed to promote awareness and cogent discussion of world hunger – an unconscionable reality for one out of every six people, most of whom are in the developing world.  The format of the Hunger Banquet provides a unique way to encourage dialogue on the topic through a “tiered-dining” experience that divides guests into “first world,” “second world,” and “third world,” and tailors the meals to the different economic strata represented.

In addition, the event features ethnic food donated from Indianapolis restaurants, diverse cultural entertainment (for instance, last year’s event featured Indian dancing and Brazilian Capoeira performances), and Imani Workshop selling fair-trade Kenyan crafts.

All proceeds of this year’s event go to benefit the IU-Kenya Orphans & Vulnerable Children’s Program.

Tickets will be available for $10 in advance and $12 at the door and can be purchased online or at IUPUI campus offices.  For more information, see


Arrow Promotion and Tenure workshops

Five informational workshops on promotion and tenure, sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, are being offered to the IUSM faculty (tenure and non-tenure) on the following dates:

  • Promotion & Tenure: General
    Monday, Feb. 22, from 8-9 a.m. in Fairbanks 5005
    Register Here
  • Promotion & Tenure: Excellence in Research
    Monday, March 1, from 8-9 a.m. in HITS 1110
    Register Here
  • Promotion & Tenure: Excellence in Service
    Tuesday, March 9, from 4-5pm in Fairbanks 1111
    Register Here
  • Promotion & Tenure: Special Session for Women Faculty
    Wednesday, March 10, from Noon-1 p.m. in Fairbanks 5005
    Register Here
  • Promotion & Tenure: Excellence in Teaching
    Friday, March 12, from 4-5 p.m. in Fairbanks 5005
    Register Here



Arrow Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership luncheon

The Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership series is intended to create a forum where all faculty and students can learn about professional development through hearing the personal career journeys of successful women.

Join us for lunch and conversation with Mary L. Fisher, PhD, RN, on Monday, Feb. 22, from  11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005. Dr. Fisher is professor of nursing administration at the Indiana University School of Nursing, and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at IUPUI. 

The series is sponsored by the IUSM Women's Advisory Council and the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.


Arrow Cutting Edge Lectures

The IUPUI Cutting Edge Lecture Series continues this spring with lectures designed to promote thinking and discussion across disciplinary boundaries, and encourages attendance and interactions among faculty, staff and students from across the campus as well as people in the community.

The series is free. The next lecture will be “Human Rights, Health, International Trade and Slavery – Lessons from hurricane Katrina” with George E. Edwards, JD, director of the Program in International Human Rights Law and Carl M. Gray Professor of Law,  Wednesday, Feb 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lilly Auditorium at the IUPUI Library.



Arrow New IUSM Learning Center open house

Come join the celebration of the opening of the new IUSM Learning Center in the IUSM Medical Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. Remarks will be presented at 2:30 p.m. in the dean’s tower of the medical library. Light refreshments will be served. 

The second and third floors of the medical library have been transformed into a team-based learning classroom, four computer labs for classroom and testing use, and 10 small group study rooms. New study carrels and enhanced wireless access have been added throughout the building and a new 24-hour study area for IUSM students has been added on the second floor.

Self-guided tours with information will be available, as well as hands-on demonstrations in some of the rooms.


Arrow Cultural Arts Gallery displays Imani Workshop art

Drawings from Life: Works from the Imani Workshop, Eldoret, Kenya, will be on display at the IUPUI Campus Center second floor Cultural Arts Gallery through Feb. 28.

The paintings in this exhibition were created by clients of the IU-Kenya Partnership AMPATH program in what is known as the Imani Artist Collective, within Imani Workshops.  The focus of this group is to “tell their truths” through the medium of painting.



Arrow Disney Institute comes to IUPUI

A one-day local workshop, “Disney’s Approach to Quality Service for Healthcare Professionals” will be Monday, March 22, at the IUPUI Campus Center. The innovative day-long program will address Disney’s approach to quality service and business success for healthcare professionals.

For additional information, see or phone 877-544-2384. To register, email Use the promotional code “IUPSFNEI” to receive a $50 discount per guest when registering. Group discounts also are available.


Grants & Funding

Arrow CTSI Young Investigator Basic Science Award applications sought

The first round of the Indiana CTSI Young Investigator Basic Science Award in Translational Research is now open. This program is designed to provide promising junior investigators, with a focus on basic science research at the participating CTSI affiliate entities, the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive multidisciplinary settings.

The goal is to assist these junior faculty members to develop a translational research program that will include “T1 & T2 research” (e.g., basic biomedical research that has the potential to lead to results that may eventually impact on clinical outcomes).

Candidates must be full-time faculty members by July 1, 2010, in a track with potential for tenure at one of the CTSI participating affiliate entities –

  • A department within IUSM or one of its regional centers for medical education; or
  • A department within Indiana University – Bloomington, Indianapolis, or a regional IU campus; or
  • A non-clinical department within the University of Notre Dame

For more details on eligibility requirements and application materials, visit; log into the system using your Indiana University, Purdue University or Notre Dame account, and then click on ‘CTSI Young Investigator Basic Science Award – 2010.03’.

The submission deadline is Monday, March 29.  Electronic submission of the proposal is required at


Arrow March 1 is deadline for Indiana CTSI Collaboration applications

Applications are being accepted for the second round of the I-CTSI Collaboration in Translational Research (CTR) pilot grant program. The purpose of these awards is to foster collaborations between entities at IU, Purdue and Notre Dame to conduct translational research projects that have the potential to develop into larger, continuing, externally funded research programs.

Awards funded by this program are considered seed grants and applications are expected to have a maximum requested amount of $75,000 and be limited to one year duration. Proposals should include participation by two or more principal investigators representing at least two of the sponsoring affiliates for this program. Sponsoring affiliates are:

  • IU School of Medicine
  • IUPUI (non-IUSM)
  • IU Bloomington
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette)
  • University of Notre Dame

For more details, please visit to log into the system using your Indiana University, Purdue University or Notre Dame account, and then click on Collaboration in Translational Research Pilot Grant Program.

The submission deadline is Monday, March 1.  Electronic submission of the proposal is required at


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 First Glick Vision Research Symposium set for April

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute will hold its first Vision Research Symposium on Saturday April 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Walther Hall, room 203.

The symposium will give researchers and scientists from across Indiana an opportunity to meet and discuss their current projects that involve the eye, vision or have vision-related components.

Researchers interested in participating may submit abstracts at until Monday, March 1. Researchers from all Indiana universities, and ophthalmologists from across the state, are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion at the symposium or to attend the meeting.

For more information, or to register, contact Peggy Hannah in the Department of Ophthalmology at 274-2128. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. CME credits are pending.


Arrow AAMC seeks nominations for Nickens awards

The AAMC is soliciting nominations for the annual Herbert W. Nickens Award, as well as nominations for the Nickens faculty fellowship and medical student scholarships. Nominations for all three awards must be received by May 3.

The Herbert W. Nickens Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to efforts that promote justice in medical education and provide equal health care for all Americans. The recipient will receive a $10,000 award and present the Nickens Lecture at the AAMC’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Nominees may come from the fields of medicine, education, law, nursing, public health, or social sciences.

The Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member, committed to a career in academic medicine, who has demonstrated leadership in addressing inequities in medical education and health care. The fellowship recipient will receive a $15,000 grant to support his or her academic and professional activities over a two-year period.

The Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships are awarded to five outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have demonstrated leadership in addressing the educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

For more information, contact Angela R. Moses at 202.862.6203, or go to


Arrow Beering Award nominations sought

The Steven C. Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science. The award, a tribute to a former IUSM dean, is presented annually and consists of a prize of $25,000.

The recipient is asked to present one major lecture to the medical community at the time the award is bestowed and to spend about three days at IUSM delivering one or two additional lectures to smaller groups.

Bert W. O’Malley, MD, Thomas C. Thompson Professor and chairman of molecular and cellular biology and director of the Baylor Center for Reproductive Biology, was the 2009 recipient of the Beering Award. His research group has made fundamental discoveries in characterizing the intracellular mechanisms by which steroid hormones exert their actions through nuclear receptors. His work has been recognized by his receipt of more than 45 honors and awards, and most recently, the National Medal of Science, our nation’s highest award in science. Five of the past Beering Award recipients have become Nobel laureates, either before or after receipt of this award.

Nominations are sought for the 2010 award and each should be accompanied by a summary statement emphasizing the most important academic accomplishment(s) of the nominee, importance to biomedical or clinical science, and why you believe he/she is deserving of this honor. Please include a curriculum vitae and a list of key publications.

Please send information no later than Monday, March 1, to the attention of Iona Sewell, Indiana University School of Medicine Dean’s Office, 340 West 10th Street, Fairbanks Hall 6200, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3082.


News to Use

Arrow Firefox and the Mac Operating System

Using a Macintosh computer to access medical library resources? The Mozilla Firefox web browser is preferred over the Safari browser for interacting with library-provided databases and online full text.

Firefox can be obtained at For more information contact Sue London at or 274-2281.


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

Tune in at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, or 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, to Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM) in Indianapolis.

This weekend, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss asthma during cold weather exercise and IV infection rates.

Christopher Randolph, MD, of Yale University’s Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, will discuss why elite athletes and others can develop a form of asthma during strenuous exercise in the cold.

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, will explain how his 5-step checklist has reduced the IV infection rate to nearly zero in the hospitals where it is followed. Dr. Pronovost is the director of adult critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Harvard child psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport, MD, will discuss how the suicide of her mother affected her life in her new book In Her Wake. Dr. Rappaport is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, PhD, will explore hand sanitizers.

Archived editions of Sound Medicine as well as other helpful information can be found at

Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Primary care segments are underwritten by Wishard Health Services.



Arrow 2 IUSM faculty to be honored at Founder’s Day

"Students are the life blood of a great university," said Herman B Wells, who presided as president of Indiana University on Founders Day in 1961. "But to pump and move the blood, a great university must have great teachers."

Wells' observation still rings true.

As the university marks its founding 190 years ago this spring, President Michael A. McRobbie will present IU's Distinguished Teaching Awards in honor of Founders Day at a dinner on April 16. Sixteen faculty members and two doctoral students will be recognized for outstanding teaching, research and service to the university. The award recipients teach at IU Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana University Northwest and Indiana University South Bend.

Two IUSM faculty members are among those to be recognized; they will receive the rank of Distinguished Professor. They are Howard J. Edenberg, PhD, Chancellor's Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and of Medical and Molecular Genetics, and Dean Maglinte, MD, professor of radiology and imaging services. 


 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.