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May 6, 2011
Volume 15 Number 17 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow IUSM Alumni Weekend — May 20-21

IU School of Medicine Alumni Weekend 2011 will be Friday, May 20 to Saturday, May 21. This year will feature several fun activities for returning graduates and current faculty and students, including:

  • The opportunity to learn something new about the arts and healing at a continuing education workshop on Friday, May 20.
  • IUSM Alumni Day at the Indianapolis Zoo, including a traditional Strawberry Shortcake luncheon, on Saturday, May 21.
  • A tour the Indianapolis campus and Simulation Center to see how things have changed.

For those celebrating a class reunion this year, this weekend also is an opportunity to renew old friendships with classmates or faculty, celebrate successes and reminisce about time spent at the medical school. Past graduates are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity as alumni classes only gather for reunions once every five years.

Alumni interested in participating in Alumni Weekend as a volunteer may contact Jayme Little at 274-1345 or

For more information on all Alumni Weekend events, visit


Arrow Curriculum reform retreat

IUSM will hold a retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, in Fairbanks Hall, room 1110, to discuss the progress to date, and future directions for, the curricular reform process.

This retreat will be interactive and is designed to allow all to voice their ideas and opinions. Program leaders include Maryellen Gusic, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs; Paula Wales, ED, interim associate dean for medical education and curricular affairs and associate professor of surgery; Megan Palmer, PhD, assistant dean for faculty and professional development and assistant professor of medicine, and Carolyn Hayes, ED, director of curriculum planning and development in the Office of Medical Education and Curricular Affairs.

The goal of this meeting will be to get feedback and additional input on the work being done by the reform teams to enhance the curriculum. Students, residents, fellows, staff and faculty of the health professions and affiliated schools are encouraged to attend.

To register, visit


Faculty Development & News

Arrow EAD for Administration and Finance — open position

The IU School of Medicine is seeking applications for the position of executive associate dean for administration and finance.

This executive will report directly to the IUSM dean and works in close partnership with other EADs and IUSM leadership to develop the vision, structures, systems and processes that support the School’s strategic goals. The position will play a critical leadership role in the discussion/understanding of current educational and financial issues and how they affect diverse constituencies and lead them toward common objectives.

This highly visible executive will also be a member of the Dean's Cabinet. The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Masters degree in business or related field;
  • Ten or more years of senior management experience within a medical school, major research university and/or academic medical center;
  • Outstanding communication and leaderships skills;
  • A track record of success in working collaboratively with physicians, including department heads and other medical and faculty leaders as well as executive leadership within the clinical enterprise and university setting.

IUSM educates the second largest medical student body in the U.S and has more than 1,500 full-time faculty and 60 clinical departments/specialty divisions. IUSM faculty has performed many "firsts" in Indiana, including transplants of the kidney, liver, cornea, bone marrow, pancreas, and infant and newborn hearts. With nine regional sites located throughout Indiana, IUSM has an annual operating budget of more than $1 billion.

Recommendations or nominations of qualified candidates also will be accepted. All nominations will be handled with the utmost of professional courtesy and confidentiality. The executive search firm of Witt/Kieffer has been retained to conduct a national search.

For additional information, or to apply, contact Dave Conner at (510) 740-1838 or


Arrow Schwartzentruber to lead cancer services

Douglas Schwartzentruber, MD, volunteer clinical associate professor of surgery, will become associate director for clinical affairs at the IU Simon Cancer Center and medical director of IU Health Cancer Services, effective June 13.

Dr. Schwartzentruber is a surgical oncologist and IUSM graduate. In his new position, he will cultivate partnerships among the IU Simon Cancer Center, IUSM, IU Health Physicians and IU Health hospital leadership statewide to ensure efficient, high quality healthcare for patients and their families throughout Indiana and beyond. Dr. Schwartzentruber also will be responsible for coordinating with the IU Simon Cancer Center research, hospital-based clinical research and National Institutes of Health grants.

He most recently served as medical director of IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care.

For more information, visit the IU Health Newsroom.


Arrow Promotion and sabbatical request deadlines

The schedule for the submission of recommendations for promotions to be effective July 1, 2012 is as follows:

  • July 1: Submit tentative list to Dean's Office.
  • July 8: Formal recommendations (original only), including all documentation, to be submitted to the Dean's Office.

The schedule for requests for sabbatical leaves (applicable to tenure track faculty only) during academic year 2012-13 is as follows:

  • Oct. 14: Tentative list to be submitted to the Dean's Office.
  • Nov. 4: Formal applications for sabbatical leaves to be submitted to the Dean's Office (original plus three copies).

Forms to be used for promotion recommendations are available on the web at

Sabbatical leave information is available at All the completed forms for the above faculty actions must be submitted to the attention of Lynn Wakefield, Fairbanks Hall 5100.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Seminar to focus on research collaboration

Randy Brutkiewicz, PhD, will present a Research Faculty Development Seminar on "Finding, Establishing and Maintaining Productive Research Collaborations" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 326

This seminar will provide investigator tips on establishing internal and external research collaborations, including tips on searching for collaborations in places many may not initially consider. Dr. Brutkiewicz is assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development and professor of microbiology and immunology.

For more information, visit


Arrow Teaching workshops on critical thinking

Two workshops on "Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Teaching" will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10, in Fairbanks Hall, room 1110.

These workshops will introduce faculty to the basic components of critical thinking, ways to build those components into curriculum design, and ways to make that design effective. These two integrated sessions are designed to engage all attendees in thinking through course content and teaching goals.

Faculty may sign up for one or both sessions. To register, visit


Arrow Pediatrics Scholars Day — May 11

The eighth annual Pediatrics Scholars Day will be from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 11. The event will begin with a poster session in the Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) Auditorium atrium, followed by four platform presentations during the 8 to 9 a.m. Pediatric Grand Rounds.

This multidisciplinary session will present academic projects conducted by students, residents and fellows, along with faculty mentors from different areas in pediatric research.  Posters and presentations will be presented from basic science, clinical, and community studies.

The goal of this annual event is to highlight trainee work, recognize mentor-supported research, and encourage future collaborative initiatives in child health. All students, trainees, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact June Dailey at 944-4034 or


Arrow Final Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference

The final conference in 2010-2011 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series, "Health Information Technology: Indiana's Role in the Development of a National Model," will be from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the Walther Hall (R3) auditorium.

Robert M. Kolodner, MD, executive vice president and chief health informatics officer at Open Health Tools, Inc., will deliver the keynote, "A Person-Centered Learning Health System: Different Than You Imagine." Dr. Kolodner previously served as the national health information technology coordinator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Registration is $90. Reduced student fees are available. This series is sponsored by the IU Kelley School of Business' Center for the Business of Life Sciences. Assisting as series sponsors are Biocrossroads and Duke Energy.

To register, visit

Questions to Kelli Conder at (812) 856-0915 or


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.

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. 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.

Registration is $50 for IU/IUPUI faculty or $75 for others. Lunch included. 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.

For more information, see the program flyer. RSVP by Tuesday, May 10, at


Arrow Workshop to focus on neuropsychology

The IUSM Department of Psychiatry will host a workshop on neuropsychology from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 305.

The practice of psychology in areas that involve extensive collaboration with other disciplines is continuing to grow. The purpose of this program is to provide participants with an overview of one of these areas, neuropsychology. Speakers include Jennifer Katzenstein, PhD, and Elizabeth Begyn, PhD, assistant professors of clinical neurology, and Brenna McDonald, PsyD, MBA, assistant professor of radiology and imaging sciences and neurology.

Registration is $75. Three CE credits are available. No partial credit will be given for partial attendance. For a complete agenda, visit

Questions to Kellie Hindman at 278-5838 or


Arrow American Cancer Society grant workshop

The IU Simon Cancer Center will host a workshop presented by the American Cancer Society on funding opportunities and strategies for successful proposals from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 17, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203. A working lunch is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. in R4, Room 101.

Lunch participants must RSVP by Tuesday, May 10, to

For more information, visit


Arrow Workshop to focus on arts and healing

The Arts and Healing Professional Development Workshop will be 8 a.m. Friday, May 20, in the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

This professional development and enrichment program will focus on the role of the arts in healthcare. The opening session will feature Jeff Rothenberg, MD, associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and vice chair of professional development and alumni relations at IUSM. Additional IU faculty and community leaders working to incorporate the arts into healing will also present.

Registration is $25 for members of the IU Alumni Association and IUPUI students, $35 for IU affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff) and $45 for non-IU affiliates. Cost includes all course materials, breakfast and lunch.

To register, visit

Questions to 274-8828 or


Arrow Cancer Research Day — May 26

The IU Simon Cancer Center will host a Cancer Research Day Thursday, May 26, at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel. Frank McCormick, PhD, associate dean and director of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the keynote address.

Cancer Research Day is an annual event that aims to increase understanding and awareness of IU Simon Cancer Center research endeavors and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana.

For more information, visit


News to Use

Arrow Guise, Abonour recruiting Coach Hep team

All runners and cyclists are invited to join a team from the IU Simon Cancer Center in the Coach Hep Cancer Challenge Saturday, May 14, at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington. The team will be led by Rafat Abonour, MD, associate dean for clinical research and professor of medicine and pathology and laboratory medicine, and Theresa Guise, MD, Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology and medicine.

The 100K cycle will begin at 7:30 a.m., the 25K/50K cycle at 8 a.m., the 5K run at 10 a.m. and the 2K family walk at 11 a.m. An ice cream social will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an awards ceremony begins at noon. All IUSM faculty, staff, family and friends are welcome to participate.

Registration fee is $35 for adults, $15 for children under 15 years old and children under 5 years old are free. All proceeds from this event will go to cancer research at IUSCC and the Hoosier Oncology Group (HOG).

For more information, visit

To sign up, email Theresa Vernon at


Arrow Volunteer to repair playgrounds and fight obesity

Up to 1,500 volunteers statewide are sought for the Third Annual IU Health Day of Community Service on Friday, May 20. All IUSM employees are also welcome to participate in this event.

Projects include a collaboration with KaBOOM!, a nonprofit that builds playgrounds throughout the country, to participate in playground enhancement projects in Indianapolis. Playground enhancement projects may include adding elements of physical activity, nutrition and education to existing playgrounds; installing a new piece of playground equipment; planting a school garden or building an outdoor classroom. These projects help fight childhood obesity by obesity prevention efforts by making play areas more inviting.

Available locations and shifts include Indianapolis Public School #43 from 8 to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4p.m. and Near North Pocket Park from 8 to a.m. or 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, or to register, visit


Arrow Summer lunchtime yoga to begin May 11

Summer yoga classes will begin Wednesday, May 11, in the IUPUI Campus Center. Level I classes will be offered Mondays and Thursdays and Level II classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All classes will take place from 12:05 to 12:45 p.m.

This program is supported by Human Resources Administration Work/Life, Intramural and Recreational Sports, and the Student Wellness Coalition. Registration is $61 for faculty and staff and $27 for students.

For more information, visit Questions to Maggie Stimming at 274-5466 or


Arrow Watch out for suspicious email

University Information Technology Services reminds the campus community not to fall for fake IU email. Spammers send millions of phishing emails trying to trick people into divulging passwords, personal information, account numbers, and more. They can even make email and URLs look like they're coming from Indiana University.

No one at IU (including UITS) will ever ask for your passphrase for any reason, not in person, or via phone, chat, or email. All suspicious email or websites should be reported to the UITS Support Center at 274-4357 or, or via live chat at

Employees who mistakenly share a passphrase should change it immediately at

For more information, visit


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, acomprosate, a drug used to treat adult alcoholics, shows promise for autistic children with Fragile X syndrome. Other topics include how acomprosate works for alcohol abuse and how anesthesia works on the brain. Also, two adoptive mothers share their stories in our Patient Listening series. Sound Medicine airs on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio stations, this weekend, Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8.

Acamprosate, a drug used to treat alcohol abuse, improves communication and social behaviors associated with a common form of autism. IU autism researcher Craig Erickson, MD, will discuss his ongoing study of acamprosate and Fragile X syndrome, the most frequent, single genetic cause of autism. Dr. Erickson is assistant professor of psychiatry at IUSM and clinical director of the Riley Hospital for Children Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center. Sound Medicine co-host David Crabb, MD, an alcoholism researcher, also will explain how acamprosate can help adult alcoholics who’ve stopped drinking.

It has been more than 150 years since the first person was put under anesthesia with ether. Using MRI scans and EEG monitors, Harvard researcher and anesthesiologist Emery Brown, MD, PhD, seeks to demystify anesthesia. Dr. Brown, also a professor of computational neuroscience at MIT, will discuss his unusual view of surgical sleep.

Also, Sound Medicine's Rich Frankel, PhD, is back with another installment of his Patient Listening series. In honor of Mother's Day, Rich hears stories from two mothers who adopted children from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He explores the decision to adopt and the issues that arise from trans-racial adoptions. Dr. Frankel is a professor of medicine and geriatrics at the IU School of Medicine. His Patient Listening series is a regular feature on Sound Medicine.

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

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.



Arrow RESPECT Center pilot grants — May 20

The Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center has issued a call for pilot proposals to facilitate the development of research focused on improved communication and decision-making for patients facing serious or advanced illness.

This award will fund up to three pilot projects, worth up to $15,000, starting July 1. Funded investigators will present their work at a statewide conference in spring 2013. For more information, see the complete guidelines.

Proposals are due 5 p.m. Friday, May 20. Questions to Molly Donovan at 278-7749 or


Arrow Life sciences business plan competition

Life sciences startup companies stemming from university-based research are invited to submit commercially viable business plans to the Seventh Annual Purdue University Life Sciences Business Plan Competition to be Nov. 10 in West Lafayette, IN.

This annual competition is designed to foster translational research and accelerate the commercialization of intellectual property in the life sciences arena. Participating teams must represent an actual life sciences company that is no more than three years old. Winning companies are required to provide documentation that the company has clear access to the intellectual property.

The competition offers prize money and in-kind services packages to apply towards furthering and commercializing the respective research. Ample opportunities for networking among team members, judges, experts and attendees will be provided during the competition, including an intimate feedback session between the finalist teams and judges. Past winners include companies created through research conducted at MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Cal-Berkeley, Indiana, Purdue, Rochester and San Diego State.

For more information, or to apply, visit


Arrow Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Fund — request for applications

The state of Indiana is seeking applications for its 2011 Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Fund research award program. The objective of this program is to foster 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 or (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


Arrow Regional pediatric grant applications sought

Applications are sought for a new multi-state grant program supported in part by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute 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

Applications may be made at any time during the grant year of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. Funding will be available July 1.

For more information, visit

Questions to


Arrow Nominate a Hulman Health Awardee

The Indiana Public Health Foundation Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2011 Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Awards in the fields of environmental health, geriatrics and gerontology, and preventive medicine and public health. Nominations for individuals and for business/industry/organizations are encouraged.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 15. Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the 27th annual Tony and Mary Hulman Achievement Awards Dinner at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis.

For additional information or nomination forms, visit and click on “Awards Program.

Questions to (812) 360-2050.


Grants & Funding

Arrow Grants and Awards — April 2011

The following list includes new and competing research awards received during the month of April 2011, excluding commercial projects. Amounts shown are based on the first budget period/year:

PI Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Rebecca Jeanne Chan and Reuben Kapur
NIH-NCI New Role of Shp2 in FLT3-ITD-Induced Leukemogenesis 4/1/11 3/30/12 $319,550
David Wade Clapp University Of Texas Southwest Contin/Competing Role of hematopoietic microenvironment in plexiform neurofibroma progression 8/15/10 7/31/11 $250,483
Karen Denise Cowden Dahl Marsha Rivkin Center For Ovarian Cancer Research New The role of ARID3B isoforms in ovarian cancer and chemoresistance 4/1/11 3/31/12 $75,000
Loren J. Field American Cancer Society New Molecular dissection of acute vs. chronic DOX-induced cardiotoxicity 7/1/11 6/30/12 $50,000
Tatiana M. Foroud Michael J. Fox Foundation New PSG - DATATOP Sample Repository 4/1/11 3/31/14 $137,491
Cynthia M. Hingtgen Children's Tumor Foundation New Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease as predictors of NF1 severity 1/1/11 1/31/12 $98,867
Leslie Ann Hulvershorn IU Health Contin/
Neuroimaging the Impact of Methylphenidate Treatment on Emotion Regulation in ADHD 5/1/11 4/30/12 $48,506
Thomas Daniel Hurley NIH-NCRR Contin/
X8 Prospector for Macromolecular Crystallography 4/1/11 3/31/12 $453,292
Thomas F. Imperiale Walther Cancer Foundation New Quantifying Risk of Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia to Target Screening Colonoscopy 1/1/11 6/30/11 $49,921
David A Ingram University Of Texas Southwest Contin/Competing Molecular Dissection of NF1 Vasoocclusive and Aneurysm Disease 8/15/10 7/31/11 $250,485
Harikrishna Nakshatri NIH-NCI New Persistent microRNA changes in serum of cancer-free breast cancer patients 3/9/11 2/29/12 $200,970
Mary Anne Ott IU Health New Vulnerability in Medical Research 6/1/10 5/31/11 $32,191
Brenda Bradley Poindexter NIH-NICHD Contin/Competing Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Neonatal Research Network 4/1/11 3/31/12 $308,000
Lawrence Andrew Quilliam U.S. Army Medical Research And Materiel Command New Targeting ER Stress to Treat TSC 4/15/11 4/14/14 $689,386
Peter J. Roach NIH-NHLBI New Abnormalities of Cardiac Glycogen Metabolism 4/1/11 3/31/12 $192,500
Rebecca Anne Shilling NIH-NIAID New ICOS Expression Levels and Th Development 8/1/10 5/31/11 $91,931
William J. Sullivan Jr. University of South Florida New The AP2 transcription network controlling Toxoplasma replication 3/1/11 2/29/12 $105,253
Ruben Vidal NIH-NIA New Non-anyloidogenic processing of APP 4/1/11 3/31/12 $157,850


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:


Traffic Updates

Arrow Southbound traffic delays

Highway construction on the north side of Bloomington is expected to cause traffic delays for Indiana University Bloomington commencement ceremonies this weekend.

IU officials are encouraging graduates' friends and family members, especially those coming from the north, to allow extra time for the drive and to be patient.

Motorists may want to take an alternative route to avoid the intersection of North College Avenue and IN-46.

For more information, visit


 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

Scope wants your news items.

The deadline for submission is 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Scope is published electronically and sent to faculty, staff, students, and residents on Fridays (except on holiday weekends when it is published on the following Monday).

There are three easy ways to submit story ideas or information to Scope:

  • e-mail the information to
  • mail the information to Kevin Fryling, 1110 W. Michigan, LO 401, IUPUI
  • fax your information to (317) 278-8722

Contributions submitted by e-mail should be forwarded in 12 point, plain text format. Word document attachments in lieu of fliers are encouraged.

In the interest of accuracy, please do NOT use:

  • acronyms
  • abbreviations
  • campus building codes (use full, proper name of building and include the room number)
  • Dr. as a preface before names (designate MD or PhD)

To keep the electronic version of Scope as streamlined as possible, only seminars and lectures of general or multidisciplinary interest will be included.