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May 20, 2011
Volume 15 Number 19 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow Riley Hospital earns top marks

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health has ranked highly in 10 out of 10 categories in the 2011-12 Best Children’s Hospitals from U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also the only Indiana children’s hospital to be ranked.

Now in its fifth year, the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings pull together clinical and operational data from a lengthy survey, completed by the majority of the 177 hospitals asked to participate for the 2011-12 rankings. The rankings are the most extensive listing of its kind and recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties. Riley’s ranking are:

  • Urology – 3rd
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology – 12th
  • Pulmonology – 12th
  • Nephrology – 23rd
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery – 25th
  • Gastroenterology – 27th
  • Cancer – 28th
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery – 28th
  • Orthopedics – 29th
  • Neonatology – 30th

The rankings will be featured in the Best Hospitals print edition of U.S. News & World Report, available on newsstands Aug. 30. To see the rankings online, visit their website.

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Arrow IUSM Day at the Zoo — May 21

IUSM Alumni Association’s inaugural “Day at the Indianapolis Zoo” will be Saturday, May 21.

Join alumni and other faculty, staff, house staff and students as they go on safari in Indianapolis with D. Craig Brater, dean of IUSM. 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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Student Showcase

Arrow New certificate programs graduate first class

IU has graduate its first class of individuals enrolled in six new one- and two-year graduate certificate and master’s programs focusing on health information technology.

These programs, supported by IUSM in collaboration with the IU School of Informatics, IUPUI and the Regenstrief Institute, were established with a $1.4 million training grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

This year’s class of 15 includes nurses, physicians, computer programmers and individuals from the business world.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow IUSM graduation photos

Congratulations to the IU School of Medicine Class of 2011, which graduated Saturday, May 15. This year’s class included 303 new physicians, making IUSM is the second largest public medical school in the country.

To see photos from last Friday’s event, visit IUSM on Facebook or Flickr, then follow these accounts to see future updates as they happen.

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Faculty Development & News

Arrow Fall Faculty Meeting video available

A video of the May 17 session of the 2011 Spring Faculty Meeting is online at the IUSM Mediasite. To watch the video:

  • Log in at the upper right hand corner using the IU ads account information
  • Select the “IUSM Events” folder on the left side
  • Select the “IU School of Medicine Faculty Meetings” subfolder
  • Select presentation entitled “2011 Spring Faculty Meeting_5/17/2011”

The minutes for the 2011 Spring Faculty Meeting will be available in the coming weeks. For more information, contact contact Kelli Diener at kas1@iupui.edu.

Also remember to save the date for the IUSM 2011 Fall Faculty Meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

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Arrow IUSM-Lafayette seeks clinical assistant professors

IUSM-Lafayette is searching for two persons to fill two half-time, academic year clinical assistant professor of medicine positions on its teaching faculty.

Successful applicants will become a non-tenure track faculty member at Purdue University. Academic year appointments cover the seven-calendar-day period prior to the first day of classes each semester and the periods between the end of classes and the final date for submitting grade reports.

Successful applicants will be primarily responsible for serving as course director of clinically oriented courses, and participation in other center teaching and administrative activities as a faculty member, such as involvement in clinical skills training (history and physical exams), lecturing on diseases, developing problem- and team-based learning exercises and one-on-one mentoring with individual students. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in a medical specialty or have advanced training in research and academic medicine, e.g., with a PhD degree.

Applicants should direct inquiries or send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of references (MS Word or PDF format) to Gordon L. Coppoc, MD, assistant dean and director of IUSM-Lafayette, at coppoc@purdue.edu.

Application review will begin Wednesday, June 1, and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

The IUSM-Lafayette is located in Lynn Hall on the Purdue Campus. For more information, visit medicine.iu.edu or lafayette.medicine.iu.edu.

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IU Health News

Arrow Riley CEO resigns

Dan Fink has resigned as president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. His last day is Friday, May 20.

Fink joined the IU Health as chief operating officer nearly six years ago. He served as chief executive officer for the past two years, during which the Riley Simon Family Tower at IU Health – the hospital's single largest expansion – opened.

Marilyn Cox will serve as interim president and chief executive officer during a national search for a new leader. She has served as senior vice president for Nursing and Patient Care Services since 1991.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Merritt Lecture in Women's Health

The 11th Annual Doris H. Merritt, MD, Lectureship in Women’s Health will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Walther Hall Auditorium, room 203.

Cheryl Taylor, PhD, director of the Office of Research at Southern University and A&M School of Nursing, will present the lecture, “Promising Practices in African-American Women’s Health Care,” with a panel discussion to follow.

This event is presented by the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. For more information, visit www.womenshealth.medicine.iu.edu.

Question to Tina Darling at 948-2264 or tdarling@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Third Annual Memory University

The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana will present the third annual Memory University from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for four consecutive weeks in May and June at the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

These events will feature up-to-date information and time will be available to ask the experts questions. Subjects will include dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, research, function at home and feeding issues. Sessions include:

  • Thursday, May 26: “AD: Research and Treatment Update,” presented by Martin R. Farlow, MD, professor and vice chair for research in the department of neurology, IUSM. He follows hundreds of persons with and without AD with a goal to developing effective diagnostic and treatment strategies.
  • Thursday, June 2: “Safe Feeding Strategies and Non-Oral Nutrition Decision Making for Persons with AD and their Families,” presented by Erin Hines, clinical coordinator of speech pathology at Wishard Hospital. She is working with her team on improving awareness of the risks of long-term non-oral nutrition in the geriatric population, with a focus on those with AD or dementia.
  • Thursday, June 9: “Maintaining Function at Home: Occupational Therapy in the Care and Management of AD,” presented by Carrie Spangler-Morris, occupational therapist and a project coordinator at the IU Center for Aging Research. She is working to help patients with AD and their caregivers maximize safety and function in the home.
  • Thursday June 16: “Managing Challenging Behaviors,” by Waqar Mahmud, MD, geriatric psychiatry fellow at IUSM. He has completed fellowships in addiction psychiatry and psychopharmacology at IU.
The program is free but registration is required. Registration for each event will begin at 1 p.m. the day of the event. To register in advance, contact 274-493 or rcludy@iupui.edu.

To see the complete event brochure, visit www.alz.org/indiana/documents/Memory_University_2011.pdf.

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Arrow Willer to present concussion research

Barry Willer, PhD, professor of psychiatry at the University at Buffalo, will present “Mild TBI and Concussion Assessment and Treatment” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the IUPUI Campus Center.

Barry Willer is co-founder of the concussion clinic at the University at Buffalo and author of the first return to play after concussion guidelines for the International Olympics, introduced in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics. He will describe his research that suggests that mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussion are primarily physiologic in nature, finding with major implications for diagnosis, treatment and return to activity decisions.

This event is presented by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

To RSVP, contact Cyndi Herrera at cherrera@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Cancer expert to deliver keynote

Frank McCormick, PhD, associate dean and directorof the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California at San Francisco, will deliver the keynote address at the IU Simon Cancer Center Research Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

This annual event aims to increase understanding and awareness about research endeavors at the IU Simon Cancer Center and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana. Additional speakers include Lawrence Einhorn, MD, Distinguished Professor and Lance Armstrong Foundation Professor of Oncology.

For more information, visit www.cancer.iu.edu/education/canc_research_day.

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Arrow Register early for the Glick Eye Symposium

The second annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute Vision Research Symposium will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19, in the Spitzberg Conference Room at the new Glick Eye Institute Building, 1160 W. Michigan St. The new building will be dedicated in a formal campus ceremony at 3 p.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center following the symposium.

Online registration is now available. To sign up, visit iueye.iu.edu/about-the-department/research-symposium/symposium-registration-form.

Questions to 274-7517 or vkherman@iupui.edu.

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News to Use

Arrow Parking permit renewals open

The IUSM community will have 43 days beginning May 19 to renew IUPUI parking permits. Starting July 1, the H permit will be retired. Current H permit holders will be allowed to renew for a B permit thru June 30. Other parking and transportation options include:

  • Off-Peak Permit: An Off-Peak permit allows parking on campus between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. for less than B parking. Recommended for afternoon and evening classes or shifts.
  • Car Pool Program: There are nearly 70 existing campus car pools. This option saves money, time and the environment.
  • Jags Express GPS: Jags Express shuttles are now equipped with web-based GPS, enabling riders to track shuttles in real-time. Jags Express provides transportation throughout campus, including pick-ups every 10 minutes from the Indiana Avenue lots and Bush Stadium.
For more information, visit www.parking.iupui.edu.

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Arrow Phone system changes

Effective Friday, May 20, IU Travel Management Services will implement an electronic call routing system to facilitate improved customer service and expedited responses. Callers to the main Travel service line (812-855-2873) will be presented with menu options that will help connect each call to the Travel representative best suited to provide assistance in that area. This will decrease the likelihood of additional transfers and increase the opportunity for immediate answers to your travel questions and concerns.

In addition, IUSM employees will notice a slight change to the long distance calling process at IUPUI starting Tuesday, May 31. No longer will a voice request callers "Please enter your authorization code." This message will be replaced by a wordless “stuttering dial tone” prompting employees to enter an authorization code. Details at kb.iu.edu/data/aqxw.html#oncampus.

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Arrow Technical support available

University Information Technology Services will continue to provide tech support throughout the summer months, including Memorial Day weekend.

Phone consults at UITS Support Center are available 24/7 at 274-4357, with walk-in services available from the Information Technology Building, room 129. (Closed between 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28 and 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 31). Or email ithelp@iu.edu or visit ithelplive.iu.edu to chat online.

Support information is also available on the UITS website at uits.iu.edu or by searching the Knowledge Base at kb.iu.edu.

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Arrow Admissions relocates temporarily

The IUSM Office of Admissions has temporarily relocated to Long Hospital, room 417 until mid-August. During this time, student appointments will be limited to telephone conversations only.

For more information, visit admissions.medicine.iu.edu.

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Arrow Psychiatry acquires new technology

The Department of Psychiatry has opened a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Program for treatment of depression at the psychiatry outpatient clinic at University Hospital.

TMS is a treatment that involves magnetic stimulation of the front part of the brain and the treatment is conducted in a fully awake state while a person is sitting down in reclining chair. The TMS device manufactured by Neuronetics for treatment of depression inadequately treated with at least one antidepressant either due to lack of efficacy or due to side effects was approved by the FDA in 2008.

For more information, contact Becky McMahon at 948-1333 or Amit Anand, MD, director of the IU Health TMS program, at 948-3017.

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Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This weekend on Sound Medicine, experts will explain ways the environment affects human health. The CEO of the Health Effects Institute will discuss how air pollution harms children’s respiratory health. In addition, the authors of the book Changing Planet, Changing Health will argue that global warming is causing illness in populations worldwide. Sound Medicine will air on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio stations, May 21 and 22.

For more information on this episode, visit the the IUSM Newsroom. To learn more or listen to past episodes of Sound Medicine, visit soundmedicine.iu.edu.

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Opportunities

Arrow Cancer training program seeks applicants

Pre-doctorial students are invited to apply to the Cancer Biology Training Program (CBTP), an interdisciplinary training environment supported by the IU Simon Cancer Center for students who wish to pursue a career in cancer research.

The CBTP is designed to enhance the training received in any individual laboratory or department. Trainees are exposed to a broad range of cancer-related research encompassing both basic and clinical aspects of the disease. CBTP pre-doctoral students fulfill the requirements of their individual basic science departments and complete the cancer biology minor. CBTP stipends are available on a competitive basis for trainees conducting their research in the laboratory of a CBTP preceptor.

CBTP preceptors represent the IUSM departments of biochemistry and molecular biology, cellular and integrative physiology, medicine, microbiology and immunology, medical and molecular genetics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, pharmacology and toxicology, surgery, and urology. The IUSCC supports an wide range of cancer research efforts and activities, includes nationally funded research programs focused on breast cancer, hematopoiesis, microbiology and immunology, experimental and developmental therapeutics, cancer prevention and control, and tumor biology and metastases.

Application deadline is Wednesday, June 15. For additional information about the program, visit www.cancer.iu.edu/CBTP.

Questions to Dr. Hari Nakshatri at 278-2238 or hnakshat@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Merilyn Hester Scholarship – request for applications

The IU Simon Cancer Center Merilyn Hester Scholarship is seeking applications from students who have a strong academic record, an outstanding character, and well-defined professional goals.

This fund was created to assist medical and/or PhD students pursuing degrees in biomedical sciences and who have demonstrated an interest and potential for conducting pediatric hematology or oncology research.

Awardees will be asked to submit a final one page summary documenting what the funding has meant to them, signed by their mentor. Funding is typically $8,000 a year with the number of awardees determined by the quality of applications and available funds in a given year.

For more information, download the complete application. Submission deadline is Friday, July 1.

Questions to Julie Driscol at 274-8909 or judrisco@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Glick Eye Institute Symposium — submit an abstract

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute has issued a call for poster presentations abstracts to be presented at its second annual Vision Research Symposium Friday, Aug. 19, in the Spitzberg Conference Room at the new Glick Eye Institute Building.

To submit an abstract, visit eyeatlas.medicine.iu.edu/wp/main-page/abstract-submission. Submissions are due by Friday, July 1. Accepted participants will be notified by Friday, July 15.

Questions to vkherman@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Health games conference — submit a proposal

Abstracts are currently being accepted for presentation at the second annual Midwestern Conference on Health Games Friday, Oct. 28, in the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex.

Health games use popular gaming consoles, web and mobile technologies as effective tools in health care and education. Abstracts may include case studies, scientific research papers, panel discussions, lectures, posters or tutorials. For more information, visit www.midwesthealthgames.org.

This event is presented by the IUPUI School of Informatics.

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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.

Funding opportunities are organized across several major categories, including science, technology, multidisciplinary, and limited submissions:

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Kudos

Arrow Senior Banquet award winners announced

The following students and faculty members were honored during the 2011 Senior Banquet on Friday, May 13:

Department awards Award Recipent
John Barnhill Award Zahar Sayed
Student Excellence in Anethesia Erica Breanne Johnson
Department of Dermetolgoy Award Jenna Leanne Gross Streicher
Medical Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Stephan Michael Keller
Medical Student Professionalism and Service Award Jessica Knopp
Department of Family and Medicine Award Kimbre Lee Vogel
John B. Hickman Award Stephanie Kim Nothelle
Alexander Treloar Ross Award Ryan Michael Gleason
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Medical Student Award for Excellence in Neurology David Alan Isaacs
Roy Rheinhardt Memorial Award Sara Renee Till
Floyd T. Romberger Jr., MD, Teaching Award Katherine Wippermann McHugh
J. Donald Hubbard Award Chad Edward Tewell
Carleton D. Nordschow Award Bethany Dawn Vallangeon
Lyman T. Meiks Awards: Clincal: Nicole Soncera Steber
Research: Sarah Hafsa Kamel
John E. Heubi Award in Ambulatory Pediatrics Jonathan David Salisbury
E. Jane Brownley Award Kathryn Elyse Dickerson
K.K. Chen Award Kathryn Elyse Dickerson
Indiana Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitaion Award Anna Sophia Tritle
Patrica Sharpley Award Matthew Lee Runyan
American College of Surgeons Award Jacob Ryan Miller
Community Service Leadership Awards
Alternative Spring Break Honduras Catlin Marie Dugdale, Elizabeth ruth Jones
Camp Riley Megan Kristin Hainlen
Creative Arts Therapy Brain Peter Ciampa, Kathryn Elyse Dickerson, Suza
Bloomington Health Projects Richelle M. Baker
Mary Jean Yoder Award Caitlin Marie Dugdale
Dean's Award Kevin Simon Jenner & Shreuas Subhash Joshi
Marus Ravdin Award Andrew Justin Bishop
Alpha Omega Alpha Geoffrey Paul Aaron
Lindsay Lee Anderson
Kristen Lawlis Bendinger
Andrew Justin Bishop
Jenny TzuJane Chen
Celanie K. Christensen
Rohit Devnani
Catlin Marie Dugdale
Lauren Elizabeth Dvorscak
Neil Craine Estabrook III
Suzanne Louise Field
Andrea Rae Freeman
Barrett Frickle
Ronald Stephen Hamrick Jr.
Paul Michael Haste
Stephen James Hoyt
Anthony christopher Illing
David Alan Isaacs
Shreyas Subhash Joshi
Meaghan Elisabeth Keller
Stephen Michael Keller
Jamie Hyojong Kieham
Matthew J. Kuhns
Shafer Zunt Kurshuk
Adam Charles Losch
Cathryn Janine Luria
John Paul Magno Manalo
Ross Abraham McEntarfer
Melinda Renee Mcknight
Jacob Ryan Miller
Aaron Blake Mull
Swapna A. Msunuru
Ha Son Nguyen
Stephanie Kim Nothelle
Ruchin G. Patel
Erik Allen Pattison
Zafar Sayed
Kashif Ajaz Shaikh
Betsy Curry Simms
Jennifer Elaine Somerville
Nicole Soncera Steber
Jenna Leanne Gross Streicher
Jordan Kesner Swensson
Chad Edward Tewell
Joshua Scott Tierney
Benjamin Alan Tierney
Benjamin Alan Tritle
Diane Nicole Turvy
Kimbre Lee Vogel
Katherine Anne Voges
Richard Jason VonDerHaar
Brian Christopher Ward
Gold Humanism Geoffrey Paul Aaron
Kristen Lawlis Bendinger
Andrew Justin Bishop
Elizabeth Brauchla
Hannah Kyung Choe
Henry Chou
Celanie K. Christensen
Kathryn Elyse Dickerson
Catlin Marie Dugdale
Luke Stephen Ernstberger II
Ann therese Esquivel
Andrea Rae Freeman
Tiffany Marie Good
Megan Kristin Hainlen
Christine Lynn Hainlen
David Alan Isaacs
Shreyas Subhash Joshi
Meaghan Elisabeth Keller
Yue-Hin Loke
Katherine Rose MacDonald
Melinda Renee McKnight
Jean Martin Mensz
timothy Ian Mercer
Komal T. Sawlani
Zafar Sayed
Nirav Himanshu Shah
Jordan Kesner Swensson
Joshua Scott Tiernery
Megan Song Uhl
Kimbre Lee Vogel
Dregory Scott Zahn
Research Progress in Academic Medicine Aakash Chauhan, John Thomas Kihlken
Red Shoes Award Kathyrn Elyse Dickerson, Dana Rose Marlowe
Dr. Jeffrey C. Darnell Mdical Student Geriatrics Achievement Award Rene Michelle Roberts
Jay Thomas Award (Bloomington) Cole Buchanan Beeler
Chancellor's Scholar Award for Academic Achievement Andrew Justin Bishop
Medical Class of 2011 Faculty Awards
Baisc Science Faculty Awards Mark W. Braun, MD, Bloomington
Rhonda J. Eubanks, MD, Evansville
Glenn J.Merkel, PhD, Fort Wayne
Thomas E. Davis Jr., MD, PhD, Indianapolis
James J. Walker, PhD, Lafayette
W. Brett Simmerman, PhD, Muncie
Brain G. Kennedy, PhD, Muncie
Joseph A. Prahlow, MD, South Bend
Taihung "Peter" Dunog, PhD, Terra Haute
Clinical Science Faculty Awards John D. Emhardt, MD, Anesthesia
Cory J. Pitre, MD, Emergency Medicine
Javier F. Sevilla-Martir, MD, Family Medicine
T. Robert Vu, MD, Internal Medicine
Robert M. Pascuzzi, MD, Neurology
Peter S. Marcus, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
John C. Christenson, MD, Pediatrics
Michael J. DeMotte, MD, Psychiatry
Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD, MPH, Radiology
David e. Matthews, MD, Surgey
James D. Ulm, MD, Surgery Subspecialty (Otolaryngology)
Support Staff Award Jose R. Espada
Outstanding Clerkship Emergency Medicine
Golden Apple Award Robert M. Pascuzzi, MD

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Arrow Trustee Teaching Award recipients

IUSM is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 IUSM Trustee Teaching Awards:

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


IUSM is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 IUSM Trustee Teaching Awards. 

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Arrow Meslin to advise CDC on bioethics

Eric M. Meslin, PhD, director of the IU Center for Bioethics and associate dean for bioethics at IUSM, has been appointed to the Ethics Subcommittee, Advisory Committee to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This 12-member subcommittee provides counsel on a broad range of public health ethics questions and issues arising from programs, scientists and practitioners. The subcommittee also supports the CDC in developing internal capacity to identify, analyze and resolve ethical issues.

Dr. Meslin is also the director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program. His four-year appointment at CDC will be in effect through July 2015.

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Arrow i2iConnect named TechPoint finalist

An online service developed by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and IU Pervasive Technology Institute, in collaboration with Cook Medical and the IU Research and Technology Corp., has been honored as a finalist in the 12th Annual Mira Awards, the Indiana technology awards presented by Techpoint.

i2iConnect is a resource that helps inventors discover the right company to market their biomedical products, assist biomedical companies in soliciting the latest innovations that map to their product specialties and connect technology transfer professionals to the right licensing partners for institutional disclosures.

TechPoint Mira Awards recognize excellence and achievement of Indiana’s outstanding technology industry performers and contributors, and focuses attention on the broader issue of the important role technology plays in Indiana’s economy.

Category winners were announced during the Mira Awards Gala May 7. All finalists were named in a special supplement to the May 16 issue of the Indianapolis Business Journal.

To visit i2iConnect, go to i2iConnect.org.

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Around Town

Arrow Broad Ripple Art Fair tickets

Tickets are available now from the IUPUI Campus Center for the Broad Ripple Art Fair Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center.

Tickets are $15 at the gate but only $12.50 if purchased at the Jagtag Office. Also available at the Jagtag Office are tickets for the Indy 500. General admission tickets are $30, Carb Day tickets are $20, Qualification Day tickets are $15 and Practice Day tickets are $10. All forms of payment are accepted including Jagtag.

For more information, visit the Jagtag website.

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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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