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March 11, 2011
Volume 15 Number 10 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Faculty Council election results announced

The IUSM Faculty Steering Committee has announced the election results for the 2011-2012 academic year:

President-elect: Jerry Young, MD
Secretary-elect: Mary Dankoski, PhD
Academic standards: Jennifer Choi, MD, and Eric Horn, MD, PhD
Admissions: Nasser Hanna, MD, and Darel Heitkamp, MD
Awards: Johnny He, PhD, and Kenneth White, PhD
Biomedical research: Matthew Allen, PhD, and Rafat Siddiqui, PhD
Community relations: Tim Taber, MD, and Elizabeth Whipple, MS
Curriculum council: Timothy Ellender, MD, and Rakesh Mehta, MD
Faculty development coordinating: James McAteer, PhD, and Cory Pitre, MD
Faculty promotion and tenure: Praveen Mathur, MD, and Karen West, MD
Lecturers and clinical rank faculty appointment contract and promotion: Susan Gunst, PhD
Student promotions: Peter Nalin, MD, and Michele Saysana, MD
Faculty steering committee (IUMG representative): Tom Gardner, MD
Faculty steering committee (Regional campus representative): Robert Stahelin, PhD
IUPUI faculty council: John Boe, MD, Timothy Ellender, MD, Patrick Fueger, PhD, Jeffrey Rothenberg, MD, Karen West, MD, Kenneth White, PhD, and Karmen Yoder, PhD
IU faculty council: Poonam Khurana, MD, Praveen Mathur, MD, and Karen West, PhD

Complete faculty election results are also available at

President-Elect of the Faculty

Jerry Young, Anesthesia    


Secretary-Elect of the Faculty

Mary Dankoski, Family Medicine    


Academic Standards

Jennifer Choi, General Surgery

Eric Horn, Neurological Surgery    



Nasser Hanna, Hematology and Oncology

Darel Heitkamp, Radiology and Imaging Science    



Johnny He, Microbiology and Immunology

Kenneth White, Medical and Molecular Genetics    


Biomedical Research

Matthew Allen, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Rafat Siddiqui, Medical Research    


Faculty Community Relations

Tim Taber, Nephrology

Elizabeth Whipple, Ruth Lilly Medical Library    


Curriculum Council

Timothy Ellender, Emergency Medicine

Rakesh Mehta, Hematology and Oncology    


Faculty Development Coordinating

James McAteer, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Cory Pitre, Emergency Medicine    


Promotion and Tenure

Praveen Mathur, Pulmonary

Karen West, Surgery    


Lecturers and Clinical Rank Faculty Appointment Contract and Promotion

Susan Gunst, Cellular and Integrative Physiology    


Student Promotions

Peter Nalin, Office of Graduate Medical Education

Michele Saysana, Pediatric Adolescent Care Center    


Faculty Steering Committee - IUMG Representative

Tom Gardner, Urology    


Faculty Steering Committee - Regional Campus Representative

Robert Stahelin, South Bend IUSM    


IUPUI Faculty Council John Boe Emergency Medicine

Timothy Ellender, Emergency Medicine

Patrick Fueger, Pediatric Endocrinology Basic Research

Jeffrey Rothenberg, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Karen West, Surgery

Kenneth White, Medical and Molecular Genetics

Karmen Yoder, Radiology and Imaging Sciences    


IU Faculty Council

Poonam Khurana, Pediatric Neonatology

Praveen Mathur, Pulmonary

Karen West, Pediatric Surgery


Arrow Students to celebrate Match Day

IUSM students will celebrate Match Day, when medical students learn their placement in residency positions at hospitals across the state and country, at noon Thursday, March 17, at the Scholar’s Hall at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

This year’s event, the most highly anticipated day of the year for many fourth-year medical students about to receive their long-awaited medical degrees, will coincide with St. Patrick’s Day, with many students wearing matching green T-shirts to mark the occasion.

For more information about the National Resident Matching Program, which coordinates thousands of medical students' and U.S. hospital programs' preferences, visit


Faculty Development & News

Arrow Butterworth departs anesthesia

John Butterworth, MD, chair and Robert K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia, has accepted an opportunity to chair the Department of Anesthesia at the Medical College of Virginia.

“We will miss John but at the same time congratulate him on the opportunity to be closer to family and continue to maintain a leadership role in anesthesia,” said D. Craig Brater, dean of IUSM and vice president for University Clinical Affairs at IU.

Robert Presson, MD, professor of anesthesia, will service as interim chair of the department.


Arrow Loder appointed orthopaedics chair

Randy Loder, MD, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, taking the helm from Jeffrey Anglen, MD, who has stepped away to focus on research and patient care.

Dr. Loder’s new role is in addition to his role as division director of pediatric orthopaedic surgery, a position he has held since he joined IUSM in February 2003.


Arrow Associate dean for CME sought

The search for the next associate dean for continuing medical education, currently held by Charles Clark Jr., MD, has been opened by Maryellen Gusic, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs.

The associate dean for CME will be a part-time position and should be a current IUSM faculty physician with interest and experience in medical education and medical practice. The new associate dean will be expected to establish CME as their area of scholarly focus as an educator. Experience in performance improvement, medical education, and/or health services research would be of added value, as would knowledge and experience with IUSM and medical practice in the state of Indiana.

Qualified applicants should send a CV and letter of interest addressed to search committee chair Peter Nalin, MD, at and Kelli Diener at by Thursday, March 31. To submit a suggestion for a candidate for this position, contact Dr. Nalin.

To view the complete job description, see


Student Showcase

Arrow Welcome new student bloggers

IUSM’s Tour the Life portal is home to a plucky group of students blogging their way through medical school. Delve in and find out what it’s like to save money living with the folks, to miss family 2,000 miles away, and to be a mother while also a med student.

New bloggers this semester include Sarah Hall and Drew Oehler from the Bloomington campus; Robert Oswalt from Evansville; Morgan Cox from South Bend; and Paul Maldonado from the Muncie campus. From the Indy campus, meet Jasmine Johnson, Allison Kaderabek, Emily Kraft and Rachel PetersonAdam Nevel, also from the Indy campus, is an MD/MBA candidate.

When you visit, be sure to post a comment.


Staff News

Arrow Staff Council Awareness Month and trivia contest

March is IUPUI Staff Council Awareness Month. The IUPUI Staff Council will host a booth on campus every Wednesday for the month with information about services offered by the IUPUI Staff Council. Locations are:

Wednesday, March 16: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center under the Citizens Commons Sign.

Wednesday, March 23: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SL/LD Building at the main entrance elevators.

Wednesday, March 30: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ES/BS Building on the second level outside the doors leading to the library walkway.

In addition, IUPUI Staff Council will sponsor a trivia contest with questions posted to the group’s website every Monday in March. Submit answers by Friday each week for a chance to win a prize. Winners will be notified the following Monday.

The individual with the most correct answers over the course of the month will receive a grand prize. Grand prize winner will be notified the first week of April.

For more information, visit Questions, concerns or ideas to Sue Herrell at


Events & Lectures

Arrow Academy of Teaching Scholars assessment workshop

Academy of Teaching Scholars will present a workshop entitled "Assessing Learning Based on Objectives” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. This online session will be offered in Adobe Connect.

Terri Tarr, PhD, associate director of the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning, will lead the event. Participants will examine what many expert teachers consider to be the key components of assessing learning based on objectives in the classroom or a clinical setting.

The Academy of Teaching Scholars program is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

To register, visit


Arrow Symposia on Alzheimer Disease

The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center will host "Aging and Dementia: On the Cutting-Edge of Translational Research" from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the Herron School of Art and Design, Basile Auditorium. A second symposium from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. is also scheduled Saturday, March 19, in the same location.

The first day symposium is built on three mini-symposia:

  • “New Frontiers in Alzheimer Disease Clinical Research: Interventions Across the Continuum of Care," focusing on new research findings and their clinical application.
  • "Update on Frontotemporal Dementias: From Bedside to Bench,” focusing on one of the most common types of dementia affecting patients less than 65 years of age.
  • "Advances in Neuroimaging and Genetics of Memory and Aging,” showcasing recent advances in structural, functional and molecular brain imaging in Alzheimer disease including integration of neuroimaging and genomic data.

The Saturday symposium, "Caring for the Person with Dementia in the Home,” will focus on the care and needs of the person with dementia and their caregivers while providing care in the home.

Registration for the Friday symposium is $35; the Saturday event is free. There is no onsite registration.

For more information, contact Deb DeBusk at  278-8457 or


Arrow Lecture to focus on hip fracture rehabilitation

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will host a lecture by Kenneth Ottenbacher, MD, from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 21, in the IUPUI Campus Center.

Dr. Ottenbacher, Russell Shearn Moody Distinguished Chair in Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, will present “Rehabilitation Research Using Large Datasets: Impact of Comorbidity on Outcomes in Hip Fracture.”

He is also senior associate dean for graduate education and research, director of the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Health Professions, director of the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and associate director for the Sealy Center on Aging at UTMB.

To RSVP, contact by Friday, March 18.


Arrow DisABILITIES Fair – March 22

The IUSM Children and Adults with Disabilities Student Interest Group will host a DisABILITIES Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building Atrium.

This event will feature representatives from 15 organizations in Indiana supplying resources and support for individuals with all types of disabilities and medical conditions.

Medical professionals, patients and families are welcome. Food will be included.

Questions to Anita Turk at


Arrow Session on writing learning outcomes

Sarah Lang, a STEM Education Specialist from the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, will present an online session from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, as part of the Academy of Teaching Scholars series.

The session, entitled “Writing Learning Outcomes: the Basics and Beyond,” will discusses how to write learning outcomes, both at the course and program levels.

This series is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. To register, visit


Arrow Workshops on alternative funding

The IUSM Library will host several workshops this month highlighting alternative sources for research funding. They are:

Exploring the World of Gifts and Grants: This panel discussion will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the IUSM Library, room 1116. This event will explain the differences between gifts and grants and how those differences affect proposal development, submission and award management, as well as introduce faculty to key staff who can aid their research fund-seeking efforts. Register at

Basics of Preparing a Foundation-Funded Research Proposal: This workshop will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the University Library, room 1116. This event will introduce faculty to funding opportunities provided by foundations, offer writing strategies and review sample successful foundation proposals. Register at


Arrow Public Health information session

The IUSM Department of Public Health will host an information session from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Department of Public Health, room 220, 714 N. Senate Ave. (south west corner of Senate and St. Clair streets).

Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about the educational programs offered in the Department of Public Health, including an overview of the graduate programs (MPH, MHA, PhD) and undergraduate programs in public health and health services management. Additional information sessions will be Thursday, April 21; Monday, May 23; and Tuesday, June 21.  Times and location remain the same for all presentations.

Free parking is available in the two lots north of the building. Enter the building on the canal level. For more information or to RSVP for the March 23 event, visit or contact Charisse Acklin at or 278-0765. 

Attendance is also available online at


Arrow Lecture on drug safety

IUSM and the IU School of Law will sponsor a Grand Rounds presentation by Alta Charo, JD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium

Charo, a senior policy advisor on emerging technology issues in the Office of the Commissioner at the US Food & Drug Administration, as well as many other federal advisory committees, will discuss "Challenges for Drug Safety."

CME credit will be available for physicians. Application in process for nurse, social work and chaplain CE credit.

Questions to Dennis Mullen at or Patty Bledsoe at


Arrow Banquet to fight world hunger

The third annual IUPUI Hunger Banquet will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 450.

This fundraiser and advocacy event will raise awareness about world hunger. Keynote speaker will be Dave Miner, national chairman for Bread for the World. All proceeds of this year's event will benefit the IU-Kenya Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Program and the Tumaini Children's Center in Eldoret, Kenya.

The banquet will feature entertainment groups and booths showcasing the work of other IUPUI and Indianapolis organizations. Guests will be seated in first-, second- and third-world dining areas with ethnic cuisine representing each region.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door for non-students or $8 in advance or $10 for students. To purchase a ticket, visit


Arrow Women student-faculty mentoring mixer

Join Mary Dankoski, PhD, assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development and associate professor of family medicine, for the next women student/faculty mentoring mixer from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Daly Student Center, room 186.

This mentoring mixer is an opportunity for IUSM learners and faculty to build their networks.  The event is open to women medical students, graduate students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty. 

This event is sponsored by the American Medical Womens Association (AMWA) Student Chapter, the IUSM Womens Advisory Council, and Office for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

Attendance is free. To register, visit


News to Use

Arrow Daylight Savings Time — begins March 13

Indiana will “spring ahead” by one hour this weekend, Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m., for the switch to Daylight Savings Times. DST begins the second Sunday in March and ends at 2 a.m. the first Sunday of November (Nov. 6).

Equipment with clock settings may be affected by DST, including computers and laptops, calendar accounts, desktop and mobile phones, pagers, and PDAs. For more information on which university telephone sets will be affected by DST, visit

Don't forget to check the clocks in the car, on the microwave and on VCR and DVD players as well.

To learn more about DST, visit


Arrow Health engagement program seeks input

Human Resources Administration is working with Bruce Jacobs, executive officer of auxiliary services and programs at IU-Bloomington, to seek input on health engagement from the IUPUI campus community. This health engagement program will encompass a broader lifestyle/wellness component as well.

  Faculty and staff are invited to participate in one of the following interactive community conversations on health engagement:

  • Wednesday, March 23; 12-1:30 p.m., IUPUI Campus Center, rooms 450A, B, C
  • Monday, March 28; 9-10:30 a.m., IUPUI Campus Center, room 450C
  • Monday, April 4; 2-3:30 p.m., IUPUI Campus Center, room 450C

Participants will be able to provide feedback on how IU can best design and implement a health engagement program that creates a climate of healthy lifestyle engagement, meets the needs of employees to maximize participation and is supported by the culture and environment at IUPUI. Input is sought for all aspects of health engagement, including, but not limited to, dietary support, exercise programs and lifestyle initiatives.

A reservation is not required to attend a session.


Arrow Register for clinical research studies

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has launched a new website to increase enrollment in clinical research studies.

INresearch, a website developed by the Indiana CTSI Office of Research Recruitment, is an online registry for individuals interested in participating in research studies conducted by physicians at Indiana, Purdue and Notre Dame universities. Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to join. Details at the IUSM Newsroom.

To register, visit


Arrow Volunteer at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana is currently seeking to engage volunteers for chaplaincy, as well as other areas of the hospital.

RHI is an in-patient acute rehabilitation hospital on the west side of Indianapolis that provides physical rehabilitation services to patients with orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes and brain injury. It also offers psychological and neuropsychological services, case management and outpatient care.

Volunteers may be utilized to assist with patient support in the therapy gym and in one-on-one situations. RHI often needs volunteers for the following departments/areas: switchboard operation, health information services, admissions, gift shop, patient transportation, materials management, foundation support, font lobby for piano playing and chaplaincy

Spiritual and emotional support for our patients, families and staff members is provided through our chaplaincy program. Chaplaincy volunteers will provide a chaplaincy presence on weekends and lead Catholic and Protestant worship services. Chaplaincy volunteers must be licensed, ordained or have received training in leading worship from their faith group.

RHI is a community collaboration of Methodist Hospital and St. Vincent Health. To participation in the RHI volunteer program, contact Chaplain Fred Madren at 329-2101 or

For more information, visit or download the program flyer.


Arrow Postdoc Night Live! — Call for postdocs and faculty

Postdoc Night Live!, a monthly program offering postdocs the opportunity to practice presenting and provide feedback to their peers, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 122A.

Each session will feature two postdocs delivering presentations and receiving feedback from both postdoc and faculty reviewers. The agenda will include two presentations (30 minutes in length) with 15 minutes of constructive feedback each. Pizza will be provided.

This event will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. A second presenter is currently sought for the March event, as well as presenters for the April event. To apply, contact Jennifer Williams at

To register to attend the March 15 event, visit


Arrow Autism film screening — April 23

The Indiana Resource Center for Autism at IU and the Autism Society of Indiana will host a screening of the film Wretches & Jabberers at noon Saturday, April 23, at AMC Showplace 17, 4325 S. Meridian St. A screening is also scheduled at noon Saturday, April 16, at AMC Showplace 12, 2929 W. Third St., in Bloomington

The film, directed by Academy Award winner Gerardine Wurzburg, follows two men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability, intelligence and communication. Indiana was selected to screen the documentary by the Autism Society of America in Indianapolis to commemorate National Autism Awareness Month.

Questions about the Indianapolis screening to Leslie Jachim at (800) 609-8449 or Questions about the Bloomington event to Pam Anderson, Indiana Resource Center for Autism, at (812) 855-6508 or

For more information, visit the IU Newsroom.


Arrow Submit notices to MedTV

A reminder that MedTV, the video signage system with displays across campus, is a free service offered by the Office of Public and Media Relations for department and office communicate events and information of interest to others. Notices from faculty, staff and students are also welcome.

Locations for this closed-circuit TV system, part of the IUPUI network, include the public areas of the HITS building, the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium, the Daly Center, Fesler Hall, Research II, Walther Hall (R3) and the Cancer Research Institute (R4).

To submit an announcement, please review the MedTV guidelines and use the online submission form at

Questions to 274-7722.


Arrow Survey to improve UITS services

Individuals selected to participate in the University Information Technology Services user survey are encouraged to take a moment to share their thoughts. The observations and opinions provided by this survey will be critical to  evaluating IT services provided by UITS.

Surveys include instructions for responding online. The survey questions will assess levels of satisfaction with UITS computing and telephone services, as well as with support for instruction, research and administration.

Past input has helped tailor UITS services. To view previous UITS Survey findings, visit


Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13, Sound Medicine, the award-winning radio program, will cover the USDA’s proposed new guidelines for healthier school lunches. Sound Medicine reporter Shia Levitt examines the practicalities of implementing the USDA’s proposed guidelines for school lunches that contain fresher, lower fat and lower sodium foods.

Also this week, experts will discuss food allergies in kids, alleviating post-partum depression, and dealing with infertility in a positive way, plus an interview with a classical pianist with arthritis:

Pediatric immunologist Wesley Burks, MD helped create the food-allergy guidelines recently approved to make it easier for physicians to diagnose and treat this affliction. Dr. Burks will discuss difficulties in diagnosing food allergies and explain how the new rules will help. Dr. Burks is chief of pediatric allergy and immunology at Duke University Medical Center.

Mothers frequently suffer from post-partum depression when new baby is brought home from the hospital, usually due to hormonal changes. However, clinical psychologist Sara Rosenquist, PhD, believes that fathers and adoptive parents can suffer from post partum depression as well. Dr. Rosenquist, author of the book After the Stork, will join host Sound Medicine Barbara Lewis to discuss ways to alleviate post-partum depression.

Indianapolis-based writer Lori LeRoy and her husband have struggled for years to have children, so far without success. Lori’s journal about their effort to conceive, begun at her husband’s urging, has resulted in the book, The Inadequate Conception, in which she writes about infertility with humor and good sense. Lori will join Barbara Lewis to discuss her unique outlook on infertility.

For years, pianist Byron Janis has dealt with a cruel irony: arthritis in his hands. Yet Janis has gone on to become one of the 20th century’s great performers, playing through the pain. With Sound Medicine’s Barbara Lewis, he will discuss how he’s managed his arthritis over the course of his career.  He is the author of a new book, Chopin and Beyond: My Extraordinary Life in Music and the Paranormal, a portion of the proceeds to the Arthritis Foundation.

For more information, or to listen to archived editions of Sound Medicine, visit

Sound Medicine is co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM). The program is underwritten by IU Health, IU Health Physicians and IUPUI. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.



Arrow IUPUI research showcase – proposals due March 11

Proposals are being sought for the IUPUI Research Day community showcase. IUPUI Research Day, a campus-wide celebration of research and scholarly activities hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, will be Friday, April 8, at the IUPUI Campus Center.

The community research showcase is an opportunity to highlight and demonstrate community-based research projects, discoveries, prototypes, and initiatives through dynamic, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, and/or videos. It is scheduled from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m., with set up from noon to 1 p.m. The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 11. Space is limited.

To submit a proposal, click here. For more information, or to register, visit

Questions to 278-9170 or


Arrow Brater Scholarship opportunity – April 15

The Indiana Institute of Personalized Medicine is accepting applications for the Brater Scholars program.  Medical fellows who will be engaged in research in personalized medicine in any medical subspecialty in the 2011-2012 academic year are eligible to apply. 

Applications are due by Friday, April 15. For more information, visit


Arrow Fairbanks Institute – Request for Proposals

Researchers affiliated with academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for access to DNA and linked clinical data from INbank, a resource created by the Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities for research related to chronic diseases of aging.

This is an open-ended invitation. Proposals may be submitted to the Fairbanks Institute at any time; however, the Fairbanks Institute may, at its discretion, withdraw the invitation at any time.

For more information, including application requirements, see the complete submission guidelines. Submit applications electronically to Cynthia Helphingstine at

Questions to Dr. Helphingstine at 238-2459 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 offers weekly digests containing information about funding opportunities including those that limit the number of allowable pre-proposal or proposal submissions.

This year, OVPR and OVCR began providing refined and expanded funding updates catagorized by the limited submissions, sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, technology and multidisciplinary.

Digests are published on Wednesdays but may be sent more frequently if deadlines are urgent.

View the Limited Submissions Update

View the Multidisciplinary Update

View the Technology Update



Arrow Honors

Javier F. Sevilla-Martír, MD, assistant dean for diversity affairs, associate professor of clinical family medicine and director of international medicine and Hispanic health, Department of Family Medicine, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Dr. Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award. The award was conferred by IUPUI Chancellor Bantz on Feb 24.

Rajiv Sood, MD, professor of plastic surgery and medical director of the Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Wishard Hospital, has been the prestigious Achievement in Medicine (AIM) Award. Dr. Sood cares for and treats nearly 400 inpatient and 2,200 outpatient burn patients each year and has been cited for being “instrumental in leading patient care through innovative burn care research and ongoing positive clinical outcomes.”  The AIM Award recipient is selected by the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. Indiana Blood Center annually sponsors the award.


Arrow Trustee Teaching Award recipients

The recipients of the 2011 IUSM Trustee Teaching Awards are:

Recipient Department
Andrew W. Beckman, MD Emergency Medicine
Richard Bihrle, MD Urology
Margaret J. Blythe, MD Pediatrics
Timothy B. Brady, MD Pediatrics
Mark W. Braun, MD IUSM-Bloomington
Herbert E. Cushing, MD Medicine
Joseph A. DiMicco, PhD Pharmacology & Toxicology
Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD Medicine
David J. Grignon, MD Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Kenneth H. Gwirtz, MD Anesthesia
Eyas M. Hattab, MBBS Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD Medical & Molecular Genetics
Jennifer Hur, MD Medicine
Thomas D. Hurley, PhD Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Stephen A. Kempson, PhD Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Brian Kennedy, PhD IUSM-Northwest
John C. Kincaid, MD Neurology
Paul Y. Kwo, MD Medicine
Mark P. Langer, MD Radiation Oncology
Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH Medicine
Keith D. Lillemoe, MD Surgery
Kieren J. Mather, MD Medicine
David E. Matthews, MD Surgery
James A. McAteer, PhD Anatomy & Cell Biology
Glenn J. Merkel, PhD IUSM-Fort Wayne
J. Andrew Parr, MD Orthopaedic Surgery
Aashish A. Patel, MD Radiology
John A. Powelson, MD Surgery
Nathan D. Prahlow, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Douglas K. Rex, MD Medicine
Jeffrey M. Rothenberg, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dragos Sabau, MD Neurology
Gattadahalli S. Seetharamaiah, PhD IUSM-Evansville
Mark F. Seifert, PhD Anatomy & Cell Biology
Javier F. Sevilla Martir, MD Family Medicine
Rashida S. Shah, MBBS Medicine
Noelle Sinex, MD Medicine
Cynthia L. Stone, DrPH
Public Health
Homer L. Twigg, III, MD Medicine
Gabi N. Waite, PhD IUSM-Terre Haute
James J. Walker, PhD IUSM-Lafayette
Kelda H. Walsh, MD Psychiatry
Jennifer D. Walthall, MD Emergency Medicine
Emily C. Walvoord, MD Pediatrics
Elizabeth C. Whipple, MLS Knowledge Informatics & Translation
Xiofeng F. Yang, PhD Microbiology & Immunology
W. Brett Zimmerman, PhD IUSM-Muncie


Around Town

Arrow African benefit at Fountain Square

Anchor of Hope Charities will host a gala event at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Fountain Square Theater.

This event will include a silent auction, dinner and entertainment provided by drummers and dancers from South Africa. All proceeds will support the shoe drive benefiting orphaned children in Zambia. 

Tickets cost $125. To purchase a ticket or for more information, contact Judy Kendall at 274-5274 or Or visit

Support of the shoe drive can also be provided though IU Health’s Strength That Cares program at


 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, Fesler Hall, Research II, Walther Hall (R3) and the Cancer Research Institute (R4).

Announcements from departments and offices are welcome. To display your department or office announcement on MedTV, please read the MedTV guidelines and find our online submission form at

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

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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

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In the interest of accuracy, please do NOT use:

  • acronyms
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