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January 14, 2011
Volume 15 Number 2 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow Brater to open leadership series

D. Craig Brater, MD, dean of the IUSM and vice president for university clinical affairs, will open the first event in the 2011 IUSM Leadership Development Series with a presentation on leadership from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

Also presenting will be Rebecca Hennison of the Steven Covey Institute who will speak on "Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times."

To register, visit

Questions to or


Clarian News

Arrow Riley Hospital address change

Riley Hospital for Children has changed its primary address with the opening of the Simon Family Tower. Riley's official address is now 705 Riley Hospital Dr., Indianapolis, IN, 46202. All suite numbers will remain the same.

Mail addressed to 702 Barnhill Dr. will continue to be delivered to the hospital; however, everyone is encouraged to update their forms and correspondence information.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Diversity Week speakers

The ninth annual Diversity Week Noon Speakers program will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, to Friday, Jan. 21, in Wishard Memorial Hospital, Myers Hall Auditorium.

This series will explore diversity in the medical sciences as well as the sometimes bumpy road to a career in biomedicine. The speakers and topics are:

  • Jan. 18: Maria Fatima Lima, PhD, professor and dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Meharry Medical College, "Diversity in Biomedical Sciences and Medicine: A Porous Pipeline."
  • Jan. 19: Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, epidemiology and biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment, "Diversity in Pediatrics: Pride or Panic?" Dr. Fuentes-Afflick also will present pediatric Grand Rounds at 8 a.m., Jan. 19, entitled "Battle of the Bulge: Acculturation and Body Mass."
  • Jan. 20: Adam Aponte, MD, a board certified pediatrician, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine, "From El Barrio to the Bedside: A Journey to Medicine."
  • Jan. 21: George H. Rawls, MD, clinical professor emeritus of surgery, IUSM, and author of "History of the Black Physician in Indianapolis: A Microcosm of the United States."

All presentations are free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Student National Medical Association, the Society of Latinos and the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development Division of Diversity.

For additional information, call 274-1939.


Arrow Presentation on public health informatics

The Indiana Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics will offer a lunch-time lecture session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Legacy Boardroom.

Jeff Friedlin, DO, visiting assistant professor of family medicine, will present "Challenges to Improving Automated Notifiable Condition Detection."

Everyone interested in public health informatics is welcome to attend. Lunch is included.


Arrow Dynamed Training Sessions

Training representatives from DynaMed, an evidence-based point-of-care tool that is now offered to faculty and students, will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the IUSM Library, room 227.

Sessions will last about 20 minutes and will begin on the half hour.

Questions to Rick Ralston at 274-1409 or


Arrow FEED session on motivational interviewing

The Faculty Enrichment and Education Development (FEED) series will host a workshop entitled, "Helping People Help Themselves: Patient Behavior, MI and U" from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Riley Outpatient Center, lower level conference rooms A and B.

This session will familiarize clinical teachers with the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a patient-centered communication practice that involves facilitating enhanced motivation toward patients' personal goals.

For more information, visit


Arrow Library session on mobile technology

The IUSM Library will host an information session on mobile technology from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the IUSM Library, room 226.

Session topics will include an update on the iOS 4.2 iPhone Operating System, mobile device management and integration, electronic publishing and iOS development resources.

RSVP to Sue London at 274-2281 or


Arrow Drug discovery and development lecture

Sethu Reddy, MD, vice president of U.S. medical affairs at Merck & Co., Inc., will present a lecture on preclinical drug discovery and development from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

This Merck Academy Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology.


Arrow Navigating Difficult Conversations

The Department of Pediatrics in collaboration with the IUPUI Office of Human Resources will conduct a workshop series on "Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Medical Setting" from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 2 and 6 and March 2 and 16, in the Candlelight Room (A3050) at Methodist Hospital.

These workshops will help participants develop the confidence, courage and skills to handle difficult conversations while maintaining good relationships. Participants will learn the theory behind good communication, practice the skills, and discuss how to apply these approaches. These sessions will include a series of role plays (simulations) using scenarios submitted by the participants and contributors.

The four sessions are entitled "Essential Communication, Listening and Non-Verbal Communication," "Achieving Effectiveness through Negotiation," "Raising Difficult Issues" and "Managing Personality and Cultural Differences."

Registration costs $80 before Saturday, Jan. 15, or $100 after Jan 15. Registration deadline is Sunday, Jan. 30. Workshops are open to IU and non-IU students and faculty.

To register, visit Questions to 962-2275 or


Arrow Luncheons to explore women's leadership

Jean Molleston, MD, director of the division of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Riley Hospital for Children, will kick off the this year's Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership series on Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.

Additional series speakers will include Joye M. Carter, MD, chief forensic pathologist,  Marion County Coroner's Office, Friday, March 11, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005, and Kathy Johnson, PhD, professor and chair of psychology and director, Cognitive Development Laboratory, IUPUI, 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. The series creates a forum in which all faculty and students may network and learn about professional development through hearing the personal career journeys of successful women.

All luncheons will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. These events are open to all faculty, staff and students, both men and women, and sponsored by the IUSM Women's Advisory Council and the Office for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

To register, visit


Arrow Heroes Foundation events

The Heroes Foundation will sponsor two events in February to benefit the IU Simon Cancer Center.

Spin4Heroes, an indoor relay-style team cycling event, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Motion Cycling & Fitness, 9530 E. 126th St., Fishers. To register, visit and select "Spin4Heroes."

An Evening with Heroes, the 11th annual dinner gala to benefit cancer research, will be Saturday, Feb. 26, at the new JW Marriott, 10 S. West St.  The event includes dinner and live music and features both silent and live auctions. To register, visit select "An Evening with Heroes."

The Heroes Foundation was founded by Vince Todd, a 10-year lymphoma survivor treated at IU. The foundation has given more than $425,000 to the IU Simon Cancer Center to fund the CompleteLife program for patients and their families as well as a fellowship for young oncologists.


Arrow FEED seminar explores curricular reform

Molly Cooke, MD, will present "Educating Physicians for the 21st Century" from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in a location to be announced.

This interactive session will promote conversation among IUSM faculty surrounding issues of curricular reform, including the future of medicine education, the affect of institutional culture on student learning and promoting continuous learning.  Dr. Cooke is co-author of "Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency," a report addressing these issues based upon interviews conducted at 14 academic medical centers in 11 states.

Dinner will be provided. To register, visit


Arrow Indiana CTSI annual meeting — April 25

Mark Your Calendars: The third annual Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute meeting will be Monday, April 25, at University Place Hotel and Conference Center.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about the Indiana CTSI, its research and mission, and its contribution to many exciting initiatives in Indiana. A complete agenda is to be announced.


News to Use

Arrow Hire student assistants

The IUPUI offices of Human Resources Administration and Student Employment encourages faculty to hire students to perform research and provide data assistance, computer support, and lab and clinical support, among other activities.

Over 300 units and departments at IUPUI hire student assistants. Hiring students frees up time for full-time employees to perform more important tasks and strengthens budgets by eliminating benefit costs. In addition, writing a student position into a grant improves its chances of being accepted.

Working in research encourages more students to enter the life-health sciences fields. Students working on-campus in research are more likely to stay, graduate and pursue graduate and postgraduate educations.

Faculty interesting in finding qualified IUPUI student assistants may post positions to, a free site for recruiting from among 30,000 IUPUI students and graduates. Select "Apply Online" to receive student resumes by email.

For additional information about the student hiring process, visit and select "Management Resources," then click on "Student Employment."

Questions to Judy Carley at 274-7381 or or Jennifer Weinmanns at 274-2713 or


Arrow Crispus Attucks mentors needed

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pre-College Program is seeking medical students, as well as graduate and undergraduate students in the science and health professions, to mentor or tutor middle and high school students at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School.

Participants will provide mentorship in such skills as career exploration, goal setting and time management, or tutoring in math and science. The goal is to stimulate students' interest in and improve their ability to enter a career in biomedical science.

This is an opportunity to earn money while assisting Crispus Attucks students as they meet their educational goals and succeed. To apply, contact Carrie L. Harris at 278-1783 or

Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 21.


Arrow Register for IU Mini Marathon

Registration has opened for the sixth annual IU Mini Marathon and 5K Run/Walk scheduled Saturday, April 2.

This half marathon and 5K course will wind through the IU campus and downtown Bloomington. The first 500 people to register for the half-marathon pay only $40, after which the cost will rise to $50 per person or $45 for IU alumni, faculty, staff and students. The cost to participate in the 5K is $30 per person for the general public or $25 for IU alumni, faculty, staff and students.

The IU Mini Marathon and 5K Run/Walk benefit the Bill Z. Littlefield Scholarship fund for cancer survivors who are also IU students. Littlefield, an IU Kelley School of Business faculty member, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

The event is coordinated by the IU Alumni Association in partnership with the Indiana Running Company.

To register, visit or call 1 (800) 824-3044.


Arrow New NIH podcasts offer advice

Two new podcasts from the National Institutes of Health offer application advice and information on the requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research.

Listen or download at


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Jan. 15, and Sunday, Jan. 16, the hosts of the award-winning Sound Medicine radio show will talk with experts about the perils of exercising while sick and of surfing the web for medical advice.

Exercise may help prevent catching a cold, but if you're already sick, working out may do more harm than good. Sound Medicine's Steve Bogdewic, PhD, will meet with sports medicine expert David Nieman , DrPH, to find why it's a bad idea to exercise when you've got a cold. Dr. Nieman is a fellow at the American College of Sports Medicine.

In the latest Sound Medicine "doc chat" session, host Barbara Lewis will talk with IU oncologist and Sound Medicine essayist Larry Cripe, MD, about a recent Dartmouth study of terminally ill cancer patients. The study found that information about end-of-life care is lacking for these patients. Dr. Cripe is medical director of the palliative care unit at IU Hospital in Indianapolis.

On the Internet, it's easy to look up and diagnose your symptoms, right? "Wrong," says Ruben Hernandez, M.D., a primary care physician at Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis.  Dr. Hernandez will explain to Sound Medicine's Dr. Bogdewic why self-diagnosis online is a lousy idea.

One of the most important discoveries in the 20th century was the discovery of medical insulin, which utterly transformed and saved the lives of diabetes patients. Writer Arthur Ainsberg is co-author of Breakthrough, a book that traces the dramatic history of insulin's development in 1921. Ainsberg will tell the remarkable story to Sound Medicine's Kathy Miller, MD.

In this week's Sound Medicine Checkup, Jeremy Shere will get travel advice from Harvard tropical disease expert Edward Ryan, MD. Ryan will explain the importance of researching health risks before traveling, especially to underdeveloped countries.

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

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM). Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and IUPUI. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.


Grants & Funding

Arrow Research Funding Update

The IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research offer a weekly digest containing information about funding opportunities including those that limit the number of allowable pre-proposal or proposal submissions.

Recently, OVPR has expanded and refined its funding category types. In addition to the primary report, it now offers updates regarding funding in Arts and Humanities; Sciences; Social Sciences; Technology; and Multidisciplinary.

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

View the Research Funding Update

View the Multidisciplinary Update

View the Technology Update



Arrow Trustee Teaching Award — Feb. 4

Each year the Indiana University Board of Trustees recognizes excellence in teaching through a program known as the Trustee Teaching Awards.

Recipients of this prestigious award receive a $2,500 bonus, have their names displayed on a plaque and are recognized at award ceremonies at IUSM and at IUPUI. In addition, IUSM awardees are recognized at the medical school commencement in May.

Excellence in teaching is the primary factor for selection. To nominate an awardee, submit name(s) to by Friday, Feb. 4. Those who submit nominees should also include their university status (student, resident, fellow or faculty) and indicate the nominee's department in addition to their name.

For more information, visit

Questions to


Arrow Nominate a Mark Brothers Awardee

Nominations are being sought for the 2011 Mark Brothers of South Bend Lecture.

This endowed lectureship was created to recognize nationally and internationally renowned medical scientists of Asian descent. The recipient is asked to present two lectures, one clinical and one research, to the medical community, and to spend about two days on campus, during which one or two additional lectures to smaller groups are planned. The recipient will receive a plaque and a check in the amount of $4,000.

Nominations should be accompanied by a statement emphasizing the nominee's most important academic accomplishments, importance to biomedical or clinical science, and a statement as to why the nominee is deserving of the honor. Also include a curriculum vitae and a list of key publications.

Please send information by Friday, Feb. 18, to Kelli Diener, IUSM Dean's Office, 340 West 10th Street, Fairbanks Hall 6200, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3082.


Arrow Beering Award nominations

Nominations are sought for the 2011 Steven C. Beering Award. This award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science. The award, a tribute to a former IUSM dean, is presented annually and consists of a prize of $25,000.

Recipients are asked to present one major lecture to the medical community at the time the award is bestowed and to spend about three days at IUSM delivering one or two additional lectures to smaller groups.

Submissions should be accompanied by a statement emphasizing the nominee's most important academic accomplishments, importance to biomedical or clinical science, and a statement as to why the nominee is deserving of the honor. A curriculum vitae and a list of key publications are also requested.

Please send information by Friday, Feb. 18, to Kelli Diener, IUSM Dean's Office, 340 West 10th Street, Fairbanks Hall 6200, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3082.


Around Campus

Arrow Exercise classes

National Institute for Fitness and Sport will offer new six-week classes in using the TRX Suspension Training system starting Monday, Jan. 17; Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 15th at their location at 250 University Blvd.

This system uses the exerciser's own body weight and gravity to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

Details at


 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

The Continuing Medical Education office launched a new and improved website at In addition to online registration and listings of grand rounds, conferences and courses, the site provides in-depth tools and information for presenters and program developers. Included are forms, tips, links, contacts, maps, and a host of other handy resources to make it easier to participate in CME events, prepare a presentation or plan an event.


Arrow Resources

Want to find a room that has a Polycom hook-up? Need official IUSM templates for your PowerPoint presentation or poster about a guest lecturer? Check out the new “Resources For” page on the IUSM web site. Resources For is accessible from the school’s home page ( – look on the right-hand side of the page.

If you have suggestions of other resources that would be beneficial and could be added to this list, contact the Office of Public and Media Relations at


Arrow MedTV

The Office of Public and Media Relations now manages the MedTV screens on the medical school campus. This closed-circuit TV system, part of the IUPUI network, presents a wonderful opportunity for faculty, staff and students to communicate events and information of interest to others. It also serves as a source for broadcasting emergency information on campus.

The MedTVs are located in public areas of the HITS building, the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium, the Daly Center, Research II, Walther Hall (R3) and the Cancer Research Institute (R4).

Announcements from departments and offices are welcome. To have your department or office announcements posted on MedTV, please read the MedTV guidelines: 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.