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March 25, 2011
Volume 15 Number 12 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow Becker to lead IUSM-Evansville

Steven G. Becker, MD, medical director, radiologist and medical staff president at St. Mary's Warrick Hospital, Boonville, has been named the interim assistant dean and interim director of IUSM-Evansville. He succeeds Rex D. Stith, PhD, who served for the past 18 years in that position.

Dr. Becker’s new duties begin March 21, pending board of trustee approval. He has been a practicing radiologist in the greater Evansville area since 1986 and a volunteer clinical instructor of radiology anatomy at IUSM-Evansville since 2001. He is the former medical director and clinical instructor of radiology technologists at St. Mary's Medical Center and Welborn Hospital and a founding member and president of Southern Indiana Imaging Consultants.

Dr. Becker’s duties will include serving as a part-time professor of radiology and imaging sciences. Dr. Stith will continue to teach at IUSM-Evansville as a professor of physiology.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow IU to launch new grant management tool

IU will implement a new, comprehensive grant administration system to better assist faculty researchers at every stage of the grant-making process in two phases between July and December 2012.

Kuali Coeus will enable research administrators and investigators to manage all aspects of grant proposal development, submission, award and compliance from the desktop. The open-source system will replace and build upon the university's current Electronic Research Administration system and components of the Financial Information System, as well as numerous internal research administration systems and databases.

"We see this new system as a game-changer not only for Indiana University, but also for the network of elite research institutions already committed to using a system modeled from MIT's highly-regarded Coeus application," said IU Vice President for Research Jorge José. "In replacing Coeus, Kuali Coeus will offer a free, open-source research administration tool that will be accessible from any common web browser."

Phase 1, scheduled July 2011, will allow users to build simple or complex proposals for individual or aggregate submissions, create budgets, and submit proposals for both Grants.gov and non-Grants.gov entities. Phase 2, scheduled December 2012, will provide the ability to create awards, award terms and conditions, and to manage complex multi-account awards.

For more information, visit the IU Newsroom.


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Arrow Evening of the Arts — April 2

The 20th anniversary of the Evening of the Arts will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2. The performance and a silent auction will be at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, 1140 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Street.

The program will showcase the musical, artistic and dramatic talents of Indiana University School of Medicine students and supports clinics providing free health care services to the homeless and working poor of Indianapolis.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and items in the silent auction will be on display throughout the evening. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults and are available at the door.

For more information, see www.iupui.edu/~iusmeota.

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Student Showcase

Arrow Student orchestra to perform — April 10

The IU School of Medicine Orchestra, a musical ensemble featuring students, faculty and friends of the school, will hold a spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Indiana Historical Society.

The concert will include performances of Nabucco Overture by Giuseppe Verdi, Variations on a Shaker Melody by Aaron Copland, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace by John Williams (arr. Jerry Brubaker) and Voyage for String Orchestra by John Corigliano.

The IUSM Alumni Association will be holding a reception immediately following the performance. No RSVP is needed for this concert. For more information, contact the Stephen Kirchhoff, Director of the Office of Medical Service Learning, at 274-8724 or skirchho@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Photos from Match Day

IUSM students celebrated the next phase of their medical careers with green T-shirts, silly hats, fake red beards, and an on-stage cartwheel during Match Day on St. Patty’s Day, March 17, at Scholar’s Hall at the University Place Hotel & Conference Center.

See the photos at the official IUSM Flickr page.

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Faculty Development & News

Arrow Faculty promotion materials available

Faculty promotion dossier materials for promotions effective July 1, 2012, are available online at medicine.iu.edu/administration/faculty-promotion-tenure-and-appointment-contract-dossiers.

Dossiers will be due in the Dean's Office (Academic Administration) no later than July 8, 2011. To inform the Dean's Office of your intent to submit a dossier for promotion, contact Lynn Wakefield at lwakefie@iupui.edu no later than Friday, July 1.

For advice about dossier preparation or sample dossiers, contact Deb Cowley at dcowley@iupui.edu.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Former nursing dean to present lecture

Angela Barron McBride, PhD, dean emerita of the School of Nursing and Distinguished Professor Emerita, will present “Reflections on Leadership: Looking Back to Move Forward” as part of the IUPUI Last Lecture Series at 3 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 450A.

The Last Lecture Series offers the IUPUI community the opportunity to hear reflections on life’s lessons and meaning from a current or retired IUPUI colleague of exceptional merit. Each speaker will share the wisdom gained from past experiences, and distill a life of inquiry, reflection and service into important guidance for successive generations.

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Arrow Molleston to present women in leadership lecture

Jean Pappas Molleston, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, will speak from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005, as part of the Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership series, presented by IUSM Women's Advisory Council and the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

Women have achieved significant accomplishments in medicine and science, yet comprise a relatively small proportion of faculty, especially at the highest ranks and positions of leadership. This luncheon series creates a forum where all faculty and students can learn about professional development through hearing the personal career journeys of successful women.

Attendance is free. To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/registration/indexDirect.asp?id=443.

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Arrow Lecture on the patient-centered medical home

Elizabeth G. Baxley, MD, professor and chair of family and preventative medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, will give a presentation from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the IU Methodist Family Medicine Center, 1520 N. Senate Ave.

Dr. Baxley is a national leader in practice redesign and a former faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine. Her discussion will focus on the concept of the “Patient-Centered Medical Home.”

This is a free event. RSVP to Eric Kimes at ekimes@iupui.edu

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Arrow FEED lecture on science of creativity

The Faculty Enrichment and Education Development (FEED) program will present “Creativity: The Science Behind Ideas and Collaboration” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 309.

This lecture, delivered by R. Keith Sawyer, PhD, professor of psychology and education at Washington University in St. Louis, will present the latest scientific research on creativity.

Dr. Sawyer's visit is co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, the Gateway to Graduation program, and the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).

To register or for more information, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Lecture on education for innovation

Academy of Teaching Scholars will present “Educating for Innovation” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.

R. Keith Sawyer, Ph.D., a professor of psychology and education at Washington University in St. Louis, will share fascinating new learning environments that will lead audiences to rethink what is possible in the classroom.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, the Gateway to Graduation program, and the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).

For more information, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Workshop on IRB for Education Projects

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning will offer “IRB Review for Education Projects” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the IUPUI University Library, room 1116.

This workshop will address the definition of Human Subjects Research and the qualifications for different IRB review levels including levels of risk, consent, and subject population. Presenters also will discuss the Human Subject Office review and approval process. 

To register, visit ctl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=2409.

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Arrow National Public Health Week Conference

Time is running out to register for the 2011 Indiana Joint National Public Health Week Conference to be held April 5-6 at the IUPUI Campus Center.

This year’s theme is “Safety is NO Accident, Live Injury Free!” Students, faculty and anyone with an interest in public health are encouraged to attend and network with hundreds of professionals with diverse backgrounds as well as local and national speakers in more than 40 educational sessions.

To register, visit www.publichealthconnect.org. Questions to ekrausko@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Workshop on inclusive teaching

Academy of Teaching Scholars will offer an online workshop on inclusive teaching from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

Presenter Mona Kheiry will offer information on creating an inclusive curriculum and positive classroom environment supporting the success of all students.

To register, visit ctl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=2300.

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Arrow Theoretical physicist to deliver keynote

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has announced S. James Gates, Jr., PhD, as keynote speaker for IUPUI Research Day Friday, April 8, in the IUPUI Campus Center. His presentation will begin at 1 p.m.

Dr. Gates is the John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland at College Park. He is internationally known for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity and superstring theory and serves on President Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Dr. Gates has been featured on NOVA programs, including “The Elegant Universe.”

This daylong celebration of research and scholarly activities at IUPUI will also feature a faculty poster session (IUSM faculty included); a student (graduate, professional and undergraduate) poster session, recognition of the 2011 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award recipients and a networking reception.

For more information or to RSVP, visit research.iupui.edu/events/researchday2011/index.html.

Questions to Etta Ward at 278-8427 or emward@iupui.edu.

 


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Arrow Saliva expert to speak at Dental Research Day

Jeffrey L. Ebersole, PhD, will present “Salivary Biodiagnostics in Oral and Systemic Diseases” from 1:25 to 2 p.m., Monday, April 11, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 450A-B. His presentation will take place during IU School of Dentistry’s 19th annual Research Day from 1 to 4 p.m.

Dental Research Day is open to everyone on campus and will include more than 80 poster presentations and clinical case reports by IU dental students, faculty, and staff; undergraduate IUPUI students and others who have worked on projects with dental faculty; and dental student researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the universities of Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Detroit Mercy.

Dr. Ebersole is the newly elected president of the American Association for Dental Research, associate dean for research, and director of the Center for Oral Health Research at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.

For more information, contact Karen S. Gregson, PhD, president of the Indiana Section of the AADR, at kagregso@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Perspectives on Autism — lectures and art exhibit

Perspectives on Autism, a series of three 15-minute lectures touching on aspects of autism spectrum disorders, will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the atrium of the VanNuys Medical Science Building. This event will be in conjunction with the Third Annual Autism Art Exhibition Through My Eyes: Perspectives on Autism, in the same location.

Autism information booths will be available during the Thursday lectures. The lecture speakers and titles are:

  • 12:00-12:15 p.m.: Kylee Bassett Hope, JD, "People with Autism are People Too"
  • 12:20-12:35 p.m.: Julie Rusyniak, MS, BCBA, "Engaging with the Individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Community
  • 12:40-12:55 p.m.: Craig Erickson, MD, "Autism: Straight Talk About Vaccinations and Alternative Medicine"

The art exhibit will be open for viewing during regular building hours from Monday, April 11, through Friday, April 15, culminating in a reception to meet the artists, all of whom have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

Exhibit and lecture attendance is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the IUSM Department of Psychiatry.

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Arrow Maternal and Child Health Poster Session

The Indiana Maternal and Child Health Training Programs will host a poster session on Friday, April 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Riley Child Development Center Classroom, Riley Hospital for Children, room 5931.

Posters highlighting research and projects will be on display. Poster topics include emerging issues in adolescent health, nutrition during the neonatal period, family-community partnerships and emerging issues in diagnosis and treatment.

Refreshments will be provided and informal “People’s Choice Honors” will be awarded.

Questions or RSVP to 944-8167.

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Arrow Fulbright Scholar funding workshop

An informational session about Fulbright Faculty Programs 2012-2013 will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Education/Social Work Building, room 2132.

This workshop will introduce scholars to the wide range of Fulbright programs and will offer assistance in identifying and applying for appropriate opportunities.

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program that provides funding opportunities for faculty to do research and teaching internationally, and that brings international scholars to IUPUI. It is expected to send more than 1,100 U.S. scholars to teach and do research in more than 125 countries in 2012-2013.

This event is offered by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of International Affairs.

To RSVP, contact Etta Ward at emward@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Research Coordinator Certification Program

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and IU Office of Research Administration will offer a second opportunity to participate in the Research Coordinator Certification Program this spring.

This program has emerged from the Indiana CTSI's and ORA's shared mission to transform the conduct of clinical research at IU. It provides research coordinators additional education on campus-specific aspects of conducting clinical research and fosters the implementation of best practices for advancing the research enterprise.

Spring 2011 sessions are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 12: IUETC Building, room 100
  • Thursday, May 19: Daly Student Center, room 185
  • Thursday, May 26: IUETC Building, room 100
  • Thursday, June 2: IUETC Building, room 100

All sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Coffee and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Qualified applicants must possess three or more years experience in clinical research and up-to-date certification (e.g., ACRP, SOCRA, etc.)  For more information, visit www.indianactsi.org/announcements/rccpspring2011.

Applications are due by Wednesday, April 13. To apply, visit researchadmin.iu.edu/REEP/reep_edu.html. Questions to reep@iu.edu.

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News to Use

Arrow Mark your calendars — IUSM Day at the Zoo

Plan your summer departmental outing at IUSM Alumni Association’s inaugural “Day at the Indianapolis Zoo,” Saturday, May 21.

Join alumni and other faculty, staff, house staff and students as they go on safari with D. Craig Brater, dean of IUSM, in Indianapolis. The School’s traditional Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon will be held at the Zoo this year beginning at 11:45 a.m. Family, food and fun and a “roarin’ good time” await.

For more information, visit www.alumni.iupui.edu/alumniweekend/zoo.html.

Questions to Jayme Little at 274-1345 or IUSMalum@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Health science interns poster session

The IUPUI Life-Health Sciences Internship Program will present a spring poster session from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building atrium.

This event will be an opportunity to learn about the LHSI students and projects, as well as meet current program mentors.

Photo galleries and programs from previous poster sessions are available at lhsi.medicine.iu.edu/postersession.

To RSVP by April 1, visit lhsi.medicine.iu.edu/postersession/rsvp.

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Arrow Register for course on family violence

IU Health will offer a one-day course on family violence from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Fairbanks Hall Simulation Center.

“A Clinical Approach to Dealing with Family Violence” will assist physicians in knowing how to approach this difficult topic in a clinical setting, including how to screen for all forms of family violence, what to do if you suspect family violence is affecting your patient, and how to provide the necessary support for those who are victims.

This course is open to IU Health physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants from any specialty. Registration is first-come, first-served until capacity is reached.For more information, visit pediatrics.iu.edu/sections-and-faculty/child-protection-program/a-clinical-approach-to-dealing-with-family-violence.

This is a CME-eligible course. Adult and pediatric tracks will be offered. Lunch and snacks provided. Register at pediatrics.iu.edu/sections-and-faculty/child-protection-program/a-clinical-approach-to-dealing-with-family-violence/course-registration.

Course questions to Katrina Coppedge at 278-0552 kcoppedg@indiana.edu. Registration questions to alaskey@iupui.edu.

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Arrow IU Simon Cancer Center seeks poster abstracts

Students, fellows, and faculty conducting cancer research at IUPUI, IU-Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Walther Cancer Research Center at the University of Notre Dame are eligible to present their current cancer research efforts at the May 26 IU Simon Cancer Center Research Day.

Cash awards for best posters by graduate students, post-doctoral/medical fellows, research technicians, and clinical nurses in all three research categories will be selected by a review board.

Abstracts should be submitted for basic science, translational/clinical research, or population science/epidemiology categories. Individual laboratories may submit multiple abstracts; if space becomes limited, each laboratory will be asked to identify representative posters. 

For more information and the abstract form, visit www.cancer.iu.edu/crd. Submit abstracts to iuscccrd@iupui.edui by Friday, April 15.

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Arrow Reaccreditation Town Hall — March 30

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Office of Planning and Institutional Improvement will host the next in a series of town hall meetings on the North Central Association's 2012 Reaccreditation process from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 in the IUSM Library auditorium.

This town hall will focus on “Criterion 5: Engagement and Service.” Committee co-chairs Robert Bringle, Chancellor’s Professor of Psychology and Philanthropic Studies, and Karen Yoder, PhD, director of the Division of Community Dentistry and professor of preventive and community, School of Dentistry, will provide an overview prior to opening up the meeting to your questions and comments.

These meetings are open to all faculty, staff and students. For more information, academicaffairs.iupui.edu/events/eventDetails.asp?id=2410.

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Arrow Regional IT departments join UITS

IU’s regional IT departments are becoming part of University Information Technology Services. The transition will create a seamless, university-wide IT organization, benefitting infrastructure, facilities and services -- such as research, training, and user support -- on the regional campuses and at the IUPU Columbus Center.

For more information, see uitspress.iu.edu/news/page/normal/17765.html.

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Arrow Discount concert tickets available

Discounted tickets are available for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor at 8 p.m. April 15 and 16 at Hilbert Circle Theatre. IUPUI students, faculty and staff can get $15 tickets by using the code “Jag” when ordering tickets at 317-639-4300 or at www.indianapolissymphony.org.

For more information, visit www.indychoir.org.

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Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend on Sound Medicine, Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27, IU breast cancer specialist Kathy Miller, MD, will discuss two new “best practices” for diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Also this week: antibiotics for earaches; young weight lifters taking human growth hormones; and the book, The Panic Virus.

Recent breast cancer research calls into question two common practices: surgical biopsies and the removal of cancerous lymph nodes. It turns out there are safer alternatives for both procedures. Sound Medicine’s breast cancer expert, Kathy Miller, MD, will discuss the studies. Dr. Kathy Miller is a breast cancer oncologist at the IU Simon Cancer Center and IUSM. She is a regular contributor to Sound Medicine.

Earaches are the most commonly diagnosed illness in children and the most common reason physicians prescribe antibiotics for kids. Are antibiotics overprescribed for earaches? Pediatrician and researcher Alejandro Hoberan, MD, concludes the answer is “no.” Dr. Hoberan, chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, will discuss his research findings with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, MD.

Nowadays young weightlifters frequently employ human growth hormone, or HGH, to build muscle mass. Harvard-affiliated psychiatrist Brian Brennan, MD, MSc, will discuss this problem with Sound Medicine’s Steve Bogdewic, PhD. Dr. Brennan is an instructor in psychiatry and associate director for translational neuroscience research at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.

In his new book The Panic Virus, author Seth Mnookin explores how the scientifically unsupported myth that vaccines cause autism was able to race through the media and grip the public imagination so thoroughly. Mnookin will discuss his ideas, and his book, with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, MD.

For more information on Sound Medicine, or to listen to archived episodes, visit soundmedicine.iu.edu.

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program that airs on WFYI, 90.1 FM and on many other public radio stations. Sound Medicine is co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM) and underwritten by IU Health, IU Health Physicians and IUPUI. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.

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Opportunities

Arrow Applications sought for regional pediatric grant program

Applications are sought for a new multi-state grant program supported by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and other CTSA centers to encourage collaborations between translational researchers at Riley Hospital for Children and other pediatric health centers throughout the eastern Midwest region.

The Pediatric Regional Collaborative Grant program will support research between investigators from programs at Riley Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH; Rainbow Babies Hospital in Cleveland, OH; and the University of Kentucky Department of Pediatrics.

Each participating organization will provide funding for the project component that takes place within its institution. Each collaboration site will contribute $10,000 of support for a maximum allowable budget of $50,000. For more information, including a complete application form, see www.indianactsi.org/site/grants/prcgrantinstructions.pdf.

This project is supported by CTSA centers at all five participating institutions. The Indiana CTSI is supported by a Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) from the National Center of Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health.

This grant has no specific deadline. Applications may be made at any time during the grant year of July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012. Funding will be available July 1.

Questions to James E. Heubi, MD, at (513) 636-8046 or james.heubi@cchmc.org.

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Arrow Spirit of Medicine — request for applications

Spirit and Medicine, an IU Health Values funded reading and discussion program to begin in August, is accepting applications.

The Spirit of Medicine program will include monthly evening meetings to discuss seminal readings and meet with leaders in spirituality and medicine. The program deals not only with the human body but also with the human spirit, and excelling as a physician, which frequently requires knowledge, experience, and skill in both domains.

Submit applications by Friday, April 15, to embeckma@iupui.edu. Applications should include contact information, details about educational background and a one-page statement of interest. For complete application details, see the program flyer.

Applications will be reviewed by Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, and Emily Beckman, DMH.

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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 offers weekly digests containing information about funding opportunities including those that limit the number of allowable pre-proposal or proposal submissions.

OVPR and OVCR provide separate funding updates categorized by the limited submissions, sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, technology and multidisciplinary.

Digests are sent on Wednesdays: They include:

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Around Campus

Arrow World Hunger Banquet

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 event will raise awareness about world hunger. Keynote speaker will be Dave Miner, national chairman for Bread for the World. All proceeds 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 and informational booths. 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 ghsig.usg.iupui.edu.

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Around the State

Arrow IU Mini Marathon — April 2

The sixth annual IU Mini Marathon and 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, April 2, in Bloomington. This is the first time the IU Alumni Association will coordinate this event.

The half marathon and 5K course will wind through the IU campus and downtown Bloomington. The first 500 people to register for the half-marathon pay only $40, after which the cost rises to $50 per person or $45 for IU alumni, faculty, staff and students.

The cost to participate in the 5K is $30 per person for the general public, or $25 for IU alumni, faculty, staff and students.

To register, visit alumni.indiana.edu/events/iumini or call (800) 824-3044.

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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, 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 communications.medicine.iu.edu/get-the-word-out/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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