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April 15, 2011
Volume 15 Number 15 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow Loder to lead orthopaedic surgery

Randall T. Loder, MD, is the new chair of orthopaedic surgery. He served as interim chair in 2003-2005 and as vice chair of the department from 2005 until Feb. 7, 2011 when he began his new duties as chairman.

Dr. Loder is the George J. Garceau Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He joined the IUSM faculty in 2003 following four years as chief of staff at Twin Cities Shriners Hospital in Minneapolis and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

His primary research interest is in pediatric hip disorders, pediatric fractures and trauma, measurement variability in pediatric orthopedics, and the demographics and epidemiology of pediatric orthopedic conditions.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow Einhorn to present Gladstein Lecture

Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD, Distinguished Professor and Lance Armstrong Foundation Professor of Oncology, will present the Third Annual Harry and Edith Gladstein Visiting Professor Lecture, “Lance Armstrong & the Tour de Cancer”  at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Walther Hall (R3) auditorium.

Dr. Einhorn and his research team have developed a number of new treatments for metastatic testicular cancer over the past 30 years. As a result of Dr. Einhorn’s work, the cure rates for young men diagnosed with metastatic testicular cancer has risen from 5 percent to 80 percent, with the overall cure rate for all testis cancer patients rising to 95 percent.

In 1996, Dr. Einhorn led the medical team that treated and cured the cancer of professional cyclist Lance Armstrong, who went on to win seven consecutive Tour de France competitions between 1999 and 2006.

For more information, see the event brochure.

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Arrow Autism art exhibit reception — April 15

"Through My Eyes: Perspectives on Autism," an annual art exhibited featuring the work of artists with autism, will culminate in an artist’s reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building atrium.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit psychiatry.medicine.iu.edu/co/hidden/autism-awareness-art-exhibit.

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Student Showcase

Arrow Student National Medical Association Conference

The IU School of Medicine will host the 2011 Student National Medical Association’s Medical Education Conference, “Generation Next: Facing Crisis, Finding a Cure on April 21-23 at the J. W. Marriott Hotel, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis.

This event is planned to be premier educational reinforcement and professional development event for current and future medical students, residents, practicing physicians and related health professionals, particularly those traditionally underrepresented in medicine or committed to addressing the needs of underserved communities.

For more information, visit http://www.snma.org/amec.php.

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Arrow Postdoc Night Live! — April 19

The next Postdoc Night Live! will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 122A.

Zhigang Cai, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics and the Stark Neuroscience Institute, will present, Modeling Human Uveal Coloboma and Optic Disk Disgenesis in Mice.” A second presenter is being sought. To apply, email Jennifer Williams at jlw25@iupui.edu.

Postdoc Night Live! is a monthly program held on the third Tuesday of the month offering postdocs the opportunity to practice presenting and provide feedback to their peers. Each session features two postdocs delivering presentations and receiving feedback from both postdoc and faculty reviewers.

Pizza will be provided. To register, visit postdoc.medicine.iu.edu/index.php/n/h/calendar-of-events/postdoc-night-live4.

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Staff News

Arrow Land to lead communications

Mike Sample, director of the Public Affairs and Government Relations, has announced that Mark Land will replace Larry MacIntyre as assistant vice president for communications at IU. MacIntyre, who has served in his current position for seven years, will retire June 30.

Land, director of communications at Cummins, Inc., will assume his new position July 1. He is a graduate of the IU School of Journalism, where has also served an adjunct professor and member of the alumni advisory board. Prior to joining Cummins in 2003, Land was a senior editor and newsroom manager for the Gannett News Corp. at newspapers in New York, Michigan and Indiana, including an assistant managing editor for business news at the Indianapolis Star from 2001 to 2003.

For more information, see the IU Newsroom.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Global health panel and breakfast

A panel discussion entitled “Addressing Disparities in Global Health: Perspectives from Indiana and Beyond” will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at the JW Marriott, White River Ballroom D, 10 South West St.

This event will highlight IU’s innovative approaches to address healthcare disparities across the globe by offering an exchange of cultures and resources. Panelists include Robert Einterz, MD, associate dean for global health, Marcus Schamberger, MD, associate professor for clinical pediatrics, Javier Sevilla-Martir, MD, assistant dean for diversity affairs, Sarah Stelzner, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, and Zao Xu, MD, PhD, professor of anatomy and cell biology. Fran Quigley, JD, of the IU Kenya project will moderate.

This program is free and open to the public and presented by the Student National Medical Association. A light breakfast will be served. To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/registration/indexDirect.asp?id=457.

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Arrow Autism Virtual Awareness Fair — April 25-29

HANDS in Autism, the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center and IUSM Department of Psychiatry will host the first annual autism virtual awareness fair, "ASD and Community," April 25-29.

This event, including 13 virtual presentations, will be conducted online. Topics will include a range of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), first responder training and learning to use technology in working with individuals with an ASD.

For more information and to register for online presentations, visit handsinautism.org/awarenessfair.html.

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Arrow Stepping Stones — Women's Leadership Luncheon

Kathy Johnson, PhD, professor and chair of psychology and director of the Cognitive Development Laboratory at IUPUI, will present the final lecture of this semester’s “Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership” series from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 305.

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.

This event is presented by the IUSM Women's Advisory Council and the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. To RSVP, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Indiana CTSI third annual meeting — April 25

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will host its third annual meeting, “Enhancing Health Care and Research Through Public-Private Partnerships” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

Barbara Alving, MD, director of the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the keynote. Additional guest speakers will include Jan Lundberg, PhD, president of Lilly Research Laboratories, as well as updates from the IU Health, Wishard Hospital and the Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine. A poster presentation and breakout session are also scheduled.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, visit http://www.indianactsi.org/rsform?formId=85.

Questions to sscahill@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Presentation on Brains Behaving Badly

IU Geriatrics will host a presentation by Brandy Matthews, MD, assistant professor of clinical neurology, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the Wishard Hospital, conference room T2008A/B.

Dr. Matthews’ presentation will focus on the second most common dementia affecting patients less than 65 years of age, frontotemporal lobar degeneration.  The title of her talk is “Brains Behaving Badly.”

Participants will be introduced to the behavioral and language symptoms that characterize this neurodegenerative illness with patient examples and a clinician's perspective on diagnosis and management.  Pathology and genetics of these disorders will also be discussed as the pathways to disease-modifying therapies in the future.

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Arrow Annual STD Lecture on syphilis

Sheila A. Lukehart, PhD, will present the 25th Annual IUSM Sexually Transmitted Diseases Lecture from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Wishard Memorial Hospital Myers Auditorium.

Dr. Lukehart, professor of medicine and global health and assistant dean for research and graduate education, at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, will present “Syphilis:  New Approaches Understanding an Old Disease” She is also an adjunct professor of microbiology and oral biology.

This event is also the Grand Rounds Lecture for the IUSM Department of Medicine. It has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Sponsored by the IUSM Alumni Class of 1947 and the departments of microbiology and immunology (infectious diseases division), pediatric and adolescent medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology.

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Arrow Workshop on financial security

Join representatives from Northwestern Mutual Financial Network for a presentation on financial security for medical professionals from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in Research Building 4 (R4), room 101.

This event is sponsored by Northwestern Mutual, the IUSM Division of Diversity Affairs, IUSM Office of Graduate Medical Education and IUSM Alumni Association.

Dinner will be included. RSVP to IUSMalum@iupui.edu

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Arrow Grant writing for non-native English speakers

Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication will present a workshop on scientific grant proposal writing for non-native English speakers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the Riley Outpatient Center conference room.

Participants will learn to overcome frequent writing obstacles; understand key linguistic features of clear, persuasive research grant proposals; write compelling grant narratives with appropriate literature citations; and apply effective writing strategies to increase likelihood of future research funding.

This workshop will be facilitated by Ulla Connor, PhD, director of the ICIC and professor of English, IUPUI; Ann Kratz, proposal development manager for the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research at IUPUI; and Lauren Harvey, assistant director of training at ICIC.

The registration fee is $50 for IU/IUPUI faculty or $75 for others. Lunch included. RSVP by Tuesday, May 10, at www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=2474&tid=32

This event is presented in collaboration with the IUSM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Arrow Register for IUSM Day at the Zoo

Sign up now for the 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 IUSM Dean D. Craig Brater, MD, 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 Glick Eye Institute opening events

The Glick Eye Institute will be dedicated in a formal campus ceremony to include IU President Michael McRobbie at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in the IUPUI Campus Center. The second annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute Vision Research Symposium will take place prior to the dedication, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the new eye institute’s Spitzberg Conference Room, 1160 W. Michigan St.

This year’s symposium will feature the first Marilyn Glick Lecture to be given by Robert N. Weinreb, MD, Distinguished Professor and vice chair of ophthalmology, at the University of California San Diego. He also is director of the Hamilton Glaucoma Center in La Jolla, Calif., and a leading expert n glaucoma.

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. Registration is free. To RSVP, visit www.iueye.iu.edu.

To submit an abstracts, visit eyeatlas.medicine.iu.edu/wp/main-page/abstract-submission. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, July 1. Questions to Vicki Hermansen at 274-7517 or vkherman@iupui.edu.

For more information, see the IUSM Newsroom.

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News to Use

Arrow Malpractice mock trail available online

Damages: A simulated interdisciplinary learning experience on medical malpractice, was held on Tuesday, March 8, at the IU School of Law-Indianapolis.

This unique workshop on medical malpractice for alumni, students, and faculty was recorded for later viewing. The video is now available online at www.alumni.iupui.edu/medicine.

This event was presented by alumni associations in the schools of medicine, law and dentistry. 

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Arrow Register to participate in research

INresearch is a website developed by the Office of Research Recruitment Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute to increase enrollment in clinical trials at Indiana, Purdue and Notre Dame universities. Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to join.

Participants in this online registry will be given the opportunity to create an online health profile and may be contacted about participating in research studies for which they’re a match. Volunteers may also explore current clinical trials and discover studies that best fit their needs prior to registration.

To sign up, visit INresearch.org.

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Arrow Summer Work Initiative program

The Summer Work Initiative program is designed to help IUPUI students graduate more quickly and university departments find the extra manpower they may need. IUPUI will cover a portion of the cost for an undergraduate student to work 12 weeks during summer session while taking at least six credit hours. Reimbursement is available for up to 20 hours a week at $5 an hour on a $10-hour pay rate.

Summer Work Initiative positions should be posted to www.IUPUItalent.net. This website will allow students to view and apply for positions in JagJobs. For tips on using the system and developing a job description, see the Employer Guide.

Questions to jcarley@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Protect IU web site launched

University Information Technology Services (UITS) has launched Protect IU, a new online portal to keep the university community up to date on university safety and security issues.

Protect IU will present information about safety and security, as well as display alerts related to immediate safety situations, and news and blog items by internal and external experts on public safety and police, emergency preparedness, physical security, environmental health and safety, online security, and privacy.

This portal will not replace messaging sent via the IU-Notify emergency notification system.

Visit at protect.iu.edu.

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Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, IU child-safety expert Marilyn Bull, MD, will detail the reasoning behind new recommendations for kids in car seats. Other topics this week include an argument for a bigger Medicare budget; a recall list for medical devices; vaccines in colonial America; and a lesson in epigenetics for pregnant women. Sound Medicine airs on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio stations, this weekend, April 16 and 17.

Updated car seat recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics will keep children in rear-facing car-seats for a full two years. It’s a change that pediatricians like IU’s Marilyn Bull, MD, have been advocating for years. Dr. Bull, a pediatrician at Riley Hospital for Children, will explain why this change is necessary.

IU health policy analyst, Aaron Carroll, MD, made waves online recently when he published his opinion that the federal Medicaid budget needs to be boosted, not cut as part of a federal deficit reduction plan. This week Dr. Carroll will dig into the topic more deeply. Dr. Carroll is a IUSM faculty member and director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. He is a regular guest on Sound Medicine.

Hip replacements, pacemakers, stents—wouldn’t it be useful to know if a device your body depends on has been recalled by the manufacturer? A new online registry provides this service.  One of the creators of the site, cardiologist Frederick Ling, MD, will explain how patients and their physicians can use the service to get vital information about their medical hardware. Dr. Ling is associate professor of medicine in the Cardiology Unit and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Rochester in New York. 

Vaccines only sound modern. In fact, vaccines have been in use since the 18th century, even before the American Revolution. University of Michigan medical historian Howard Markel, MD, PhD, will discuss the beginnings of vaccine-use in the colonial era with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, MD. Dr. Markel directs the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan.

Author Michael Roizen, MD, joins Sound Medicine’s Kathy Miller, MD, to discuss a new book he’s co-authored with celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz. This pregnancy guide focuses on “epigenetics,” how environmental factors affect gene expression. Dr. Roizen will explain how women, primarily through diet, can influence their babies’ health. Dr. Roizen chairs the division of anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and pain management at the Cleveland Clinic.

Also on this week’s show, nutritionist and essayist Alix Litwak advises newbie health nuts to start with baby steps. For more information on Sound Medicine, or to listen to archived editions, visit soundmedicine.iu.edu.

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM). Sound Medicine is 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 Poster abstracts sought for Cancer Research Day

The IU Simon Cancer Center is accepting abstracts for posters to be presented at Cancer Research Day Thursday, May 26.

Students, fellows and faculty conducting cancer research at IUPUI, IU-Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between IUSM and the University of Notre Dame, are eligible to participate. Submissions will be accepted for the basic science, translational/clinical research, population science/epidemiology, or behavioral categories. 

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.  Submit abstracts to iuscccrd@iupui.edu by Friday, April 15.

For more information or an application for, visit www.cancer.iu.edu/crd.

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Arrow Submit work for Healing Art Exhibition

Artwork is now being accepted for the “Expressions of Healing Art Exhibition” to be held in conjunction with the One Day U: Arts and Healing Professional Development Workshop Friday, May 20, at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

Submissions from the following disciplines will be considered: ceramics, furniture design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communication. There is a $10 non-refundable entry fee for members of the IU Alumni Association (including the Herron Alumni Association). The entry fee for non-members is $20.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 20. For submission criteria, or to apply, visit https://secure.imodules.com/s/895/index.aspx?sid=895&gid=1&pgid=568&cid=1273

Additional information about the Professional Development Workshop, including how to register, will begin the week of April 18, at http://alumni.iupui.edu/alumniweekend/education.html.

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Arrow Internal grant deadline — May 2

The application deadline for the following IUSM internal grant programs is 5 p.m. Monday, May 2.

  • Biomedical Research Grant
  • Research Enhancement Grant

For more information or an application, visit operations.medicine.iu.edu/research-administration/internal-and-local-research-funding.

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Arrow Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Fund accepting applications

The state of Indiana is seeking applications for its 2011 Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Fund research award program. The overall objective of this program is to foster and encourage research for the prevention, treatment and cure of spinal cord and brain injuries, including acute management, medical complications, rehabilitative techniques and neuronal recovery.

Applications to this program are considered small grants and should have a maximum requested amount of $60,000 per year, including indirect costs. All applications should be limited to two-year duration. This grant is administered by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

To download an application, visit www.in.gov/isdh/23657.htm or www.indianactsi.org/grants (logon required). Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, May 30. Awards will be announced in July.

Questions to the Indiana CTSI at 274-2874 or ictsi@iupui.edu.

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Grants & Funding

Arrow Research Funding Update

The IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research 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 Wednesday and Thursday. They include:          

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Around Town

Arrow Medical historian book reading

Matthew Algo, author of The President is a Sick Man, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Indiana Medical History Museum, 3045 W. Vermont St.

The President is a Sick Man details an almost unknown chapter in American history: Grover Cleveland’s secret cancer surgery and the brazen political cover-up by a politician whose most memorable quote was “Tell the truth.” When the reporter E. J. Edwards exposed the secret operation, Cleveland denied it and Edwards was dismissed as “a disgrace to journalism.” The facts were so well concealed that even more than a century later a full and fair account had never been published.

This event will also include a book signing by the author.

For more information, visit www.imhm.org.

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Arrow NearWest Garden Project

The Growing NearWest project is a community garden project in the near Westside neighborhoods of Haughville, Hawthorne, Stringtown, and We Care, which fosters community engagement, capitalize on existing assets, and build community capacity to address food access issues. Growing NearWest needs nine to 12 volunteers for four plots. The project will prep each garden, including tilling the ground, mapping and creating.

For more information, visit the registration page.

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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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