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June 3, 2011
Volume 15 Number 21 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Staff Council election results

IUPUI Staff Council has announced the election results for the IUSM unit representatives. They are:

Maryanne Alyea (2012), Jeramy Bowers (2012), Regeania Brown (2012), Scott Harmon (2012), Rochelle Hudson (2012), Margaret Hughes (2012), Becky Jacobs (2012), Earl Knight (2012), Sue Knight (2012), Lindsay Macy (2012), Darlene Pitman (2012), April Reed (2012), Eric Schmidt (2012), Vicki Slunaker (2012), Peggy Hannah (2012), Christopher Stines (2012) and Janice Walls (2012).

Melissa Ade (2013), Kacy Allgood (2013), Christina Beard (2013), Lee Bernard (2013), Victoria Bills (2013), Virginia Blevins (2013), Benita Book (2013), Bwana Brooks (2013), Rebecca Cass (2013), Elizabeth Chaisson (2013), Shannon Cooper (2013), Pinkie Evans (2013), Tiffany Fox (2013), Cindy Gilbert (2013), LaTasha Gilson (2013), James Graber (2013), Michelle Hacker (2013), Sharon Henson (2013), Rebecca LaFlamme (2013), Catherine Matthews (2013), Christophe Marchal (2013), Christopher Paynter (2013), Lisa Polen (2013), Tanya Shelton (2013), Lisa Tully (2013), Sara Vitaniemi (2013), Melody Warman (2013) and Leslie Wilson (2013).

Year in parenthesis indicates service through June 30 of the listed year.


Student Showcase

Arrow Students to lead Doctor Camp

The IUSM Office of Medical Service-Learning will sponsor its 11th annual Doctor Camp from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, in the Medical Science Building and Daly Center.

The 2011 Doctor Camp will be co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center, which also provides financial support. Doctor Camp targets minority youth in grades 5-8 from various metropolitan area schools. Thirty will participate this year.

During Doctor Camp, medical students conduct hands-on sessions and serve as "camp counselors" for the youth as they learn about science and various aspects of medicine including anatomy, neurology, physical diagnosis, radiology, biomedical research and pathology. The program also includes a "tour" of an ambulance led by Wishard EMT staff.

In addition, IUSM student volunteers will participate in the Fourth Annual Camp Medical Detectives on Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9. This event is modeled after Doctor Camp and targets high school students interested in health professions.

Medical student leaders for both this year’s Doctor Camp and Camp Medical Detectives are second-year medical students Kristina Shaffer and Susan Wetzel. Camp Medical Detectives is co-sponsored by OMSL, MICI-AHEC and the IUSM Health Professions Programs.

OMSL promotes a lifelong commitment to community service through innovative service-learning experiences. For more information, visit


Staff News

Arrow Hollingsworth to lead health engagement

Neil Theobald, vice president and chief financial officer for IU, has announced the appointment of Patricia Whitten Hollingsworth as director of health engagement for Indiana University. She will begin serving as director Monday, July 11.

Hollingsworth will be responsible for providing direction, analysis, consultation and advice to foster the creation, implementation and ongoing operation of the IU Health Engagement Program, which services the university’s 17,000 employees and family members. She will work with the University Human Resources Department and other university departments to develop programs and services that create and maintain a culture of healthy lifestyle engagement.

Hollingsworth previously served as director of the Health Enhancement Program at Ball State University, where she established a new health and wellness program for employees, spouses and retirees.

For more information, see the IU Newsroom.


Arrow Academic Standards Committee chair needed

Candidates are sought to serve as chair of the Academic Standards Committee. The Academic Standards Committee is charged with the evaluation of the components of the undergraduate medical education program across our centers of medical education.

The focus of this evaluation will include courses and teaching and learner outcomes. Outcomes will be assessed relative to achievement of the overall goals and objectives of the educational program, comparative norms and national standards. The reviews done by the committee will be reported to the Curriculum Council Steering Committee to inform decision making about the educational program.

The chair will lead a dedicated group of faculty and students interested in the critical work of continuous quality improvement and a goal of enhancing teaching and learning at IUSM. The committee will be charged to establish and implement the process to be used in formal review of the components described above. 

For more information, or to express interest in this position, contact by Wednesday, June 15.


Arrow Staff Council award nominations open

The IUPUI Staff Council is accepting nominations for the 2011 IUPUI Staff Council Awards. They are:

  • Multicultural Impact Staff Award: This award is given to a staff member who promotes a campus climate where diversity is valued and accepted. This honor includes $1,000.
  • Bepko Spirit Award: This award is open to all full-time staff who contribute to the overall mission and success of the university.
  • Nan Bohan Community Engagement Staff Award: This award is open to full-time staff who contribute to the overall mission and success of the university. This honor includes $500.
  • Carol D. Nathan Staff Council Scholarship Award: This award is for those pursing their degree at IUPUI. This honor includes $250.

Applications due Friday, July 1. For more information, visit


IU Health News

Arrow Dermatology joins IU Health Physicians

University Dermatology, Inc. has joined IU Health Physicians, a multi-specialty physician practice group of more than 550 physicians, as part of IU Health, effective June 1. The practice will be renamed IU Health Physicians Dermatology.

Physicians joining IU Health Physicians include Anita Haggstrom, MD; Alison Klenk, MD; Charles Lewis, MD; Lawrence Mark, MD; Christiane Machado, MD; Nico Mousdicas, MD; Ally-Khan Somani, MD; Jeffrey Travers, MD, and Stephen Wolverton, MD. Practice physicians already members of IU Health Physicians include Elliot Androphy, MD; Melanie Kingsley, MD; G. Joanne Trockman, MD; and Lisa Xu, MD. Advanced providers are Yulianna Toubin, PA-C, and Anjali Harsha, PA-C.

The practice serves infants, children and adults at eight locations in the greater Indianapolis area, with a ninth location opening in July. It was originally established when the Department of Dermatology joined IUSM in 1963.

For more information, visit IU Health.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Environmental health summit — June 6

The IUSM Department of Public Health, the IUPUI Center for Urban Health, and Improving Kids’ Environment will present their third environmental health summit, “Air Quality and Public Health,” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the IUPUI Campus Center.

Girish Vitalpur, MD, IUSM assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, and Gabriel Filippelli, PhD, IUPUI professor of earth sciences and director of the Center for Urban Health, will speak. Additional speakers include Janet McCabe, deputy assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Daniel Greenbaum, president of the Health Effects Institute in Boston.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch is included. For more information or registation, visit


Arrow Expert to present on reproductive psychiatry

The IUSM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will present a Grand Rounds lecture by Shari Lusskin, MD, from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

Dr. Lusskin, director of reproductive psychiatry and clinical associate professor of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at the Landone Medical Center at New York University, will present “Mood Disorders in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women: Pharmacologic Treatment Options.” Dr. Lusskin is a regular guest on many local and national news programs where she discussions women's mental health and reproduction.

For more information, visit or


Arrow Presentation on Alzheimer's Disease safety

The third session of the 2011 Memory University, “Maintaining Function at Home: Occupational Therapy in the Care and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease,” will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

This session will be presented by Carrie Spangler-Morris, occupational therapist and a project coordinator at the IU Center for Aging Research. She will discuss strategies to help patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers maximize safety and function in the home.

Memory University is presented by the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. Registration is free and begins at 1 p.m. the day of the event. To register, contact 274-493 or

For more information, see the event brochure at


Arrow Panel to address K award strategies

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will present “Give me a K!: Developing Your Career with Individual K Awards” from 10 to noon Thursday, June 9, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

National Institutes of Health K awards are designed to aid in the process of becoming an independent researcher. This event will feature a panel of K award recipients and a K award reviewers as they share their experiences and suggestions to submit a successful application. Presenters include Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and medicine; Patrick Fueger, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics; Tracy Vargo-Gogola, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology; and Xiaoming Jin, PhD, assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology.

To register, visit


Arrow Cancer symposium — registration ends June 10

Cancer Support Community and IU Health will present “A Celebration of Wellness: Honoring the Spirit of Survivorship” with Lynn Sherr, an ABC News “20/20” correspondent and cancer survivor, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, in Fairbanks Hall, room 1112.

Sherr will share her personal story of cancer survivorship and discuss her experience witnessing ABC News anchor Peter Jennings’ battle with lung cancer during this educational and celebratory symposium and luncheon for cancer survivors, co-survivors and healthcare professionals. Sherr will also host a butterfly release, with 200 monarch butterflies let go around noon over the canal near Fairbanks Hall. The event will also include a patient panel and leading oncologists from the IU Simon Cancer Center who will discuss innovations and trends in cancer treatment and survivorship.  

This symposium is free for cancer patients and their loved ones; $20 for health care professionals obtaining CEUs. 

Registration deadline is Friday, June 10. To RSVP, contact 257-1505 or


Arrow Adult guardianship information session

The Indiana State Guardianship Association 2011 Annual Meeting and Continuing Education Program will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Fort Harrison State Park Main Lodge, 5830 N. Post Road, Indianapolis.

ISGA members, other professionals and volunteers interested in adult guardianship issues are invited to attend. Registration is $40 for members or $55 for non-members (includes discounted membership); $50 for guests. Four NASW CEUs (add $5 per person) and 1 CLE (add $10 per person) will be available.

The reservation deadline is Tuesday, June 8, with payment made at the door. Lunch is included.

To RSVP, contact Robin Bandy, ISGA president, at


Arrow Session on small biotech careers

A session on “Careers with Small Biotech Companies” will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 15, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 311 A/B.

This event will review career options with small biotech companies, and the ins and outs of working in them. Speakers include Coleen Carroll, PhD, assistance laboratory director at AIT Laboratories, and Sri Subramaniam, PhD, research operations manager at CS Keys.

This event is presented by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. To register, visit


Arrow Scholarship of teaching workshop

Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, PhD, associate professor of anatomy and cell biology and director of undergraduate studies for the medical sciences, will present an online session on “Developing a Publishable Scholarship of Teaching” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15.

Dr. O'Loughlin will discuss the ways in which she has used her anatomy classes in developing her own pedagogical research. She will discuss factors to consider in performing this type of research, and participants will leave with a specific working hypothesis to test in their classrooms, a basic understanding of what assessments can be used to test the hypothesis and a better idea about how to document their findings.

To register, visit


Arrow Conference on culture in health care

The 10th Annual Conference on Cultural Competency for Behavioral Healthcare will be Thursday, June 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn North at the Pyramids, 3850 DePauw Blvd.

Andrés Tapia, author of The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity, will give the keynote address, “Cultural Inclusion: Making Diversity Work.”

For more information on the conference, including the keynote address, see the registration brochure.


Arrow Teleseminar on deep learning

Linda Nilson, PhD, and Terri Tarr, PhD, will present “The Mind Has a Mind of Its Own: Teaching and Learning That's In Sync with the Mind” from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.

This event includes a teleseminar with Linda Nilson, PhD, director of teaching effectiveness and innovation at Clemson University, who will share teaching and learning methods and activities that enhance learners’ deep learning, retention, and retrieval, followed by a face-to-face conversation about how the ideas could fit into the IUSM curriculum.

Lunch is included. Polycom will not be available. To register, visit


News to Use

Arrow Renew parking permits — deadline July 1

The deadline for parking permits renewals is Friday, July 1. A and B permits are available as well as permits for numerous parking garages, including Vermont Street, North Street, Wilson Street, Riley and Indiana Avenue garages.

Additional parking and transportation options include an off-peak permit, for parking on campus between the houses of 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m.; the car pool program, in which participants may choose from nearly 70 existing campus car pools; or “Jags Express GPS,” the campus shuttle service, now equipped with web-based GPS for tracking shuttles in real time. Includes pick-ups every 10 minutes from Indiana Avenue and Bush Stadium lots.

Also starting July 1, the H permit will be retired. Current H permit holders will be allowed to renew for a B permit through June 30.

For more information, visit


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

Questions to 274-7517 or


Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, experts discuss the similarity of injuries that athletes and performing artists get in their work and a New York Times reporter discusses his controversial reporting on the premature birth drug Makena. Other topics this week include the book My Beautiful Leukemia, and the discovery of heart disease in ancient Egyptians. Sound Medicine will air on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio shows, Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. For more information on this week’s show, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM) and underwritten by IU Health, IU Health Physicians, and IUPUI. To learn more or listen to archived episodes, visit



Arrow Merilyn Hester Scholarship applicants sought

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


Arrow RESPECT Center — request for proposals

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, each worth up to $15,000, starting July 1. Funded proposals will present their work at a statewide conference in spring 2013. For more information, see the complete guidelines.

Questions to Molly Donovan at 278-7749 or


Arrow Fairbanks Institute pilot project proposals

Researchers affiliated with academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply for access to DNA and linked clinical data from INbank, a resource created by the Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities for research related to chronic diseases of aging.

For more information, see the complete submission guidelines. There is no application deadline. Submit proposals to Cynthia Helphingstine, PhD, president and CEO of the Fairbanks Institute, at

Questions to 238-2459 or


Arrow Conference on Health Games — 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. This event is presented by the IUPUI School of Informatics.

For more information, visit


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:



Arrow Honors

Dean Maglinte, MD, Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, was awarded Honorary Fellowship by the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology at the 22nd Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of ESGAR in Venice, Italy, on May 21-24.

George Parker, MD, associate professor of clinical psychiatry, has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. The award is given to a psychiatrist who has made substantial contributions to NAMI Affiliate and NAMI State Organization activities and who is noteworthy for “going the extra mile.” Award winners are recognized for their advocacy for access to care and research funding, community education programs and other NAMI priorities. Winners have also provided comprehensive treatment to consumers including medical, rehabilitative and social needs, and have taken time to educate family members and people living with mental illness.


 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.