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July 15, 2011
Volume 15 Number 27 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Komen Tissue Bank to partner with 2012 Super Bowl

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at IU Simon Cancer Center has announced a partnership with the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee to launch "Indy's Super Cure,” a project to raise awareness about the Komen Tissue Bank, increasing the diversity of breast tissue donations and fundraising for the Komen Tissue Bank to advance breast cancer research.

Leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, Indy's Super Cure will host a major fundraising dinner on Friday, Nov. 18, with nationally recognized breast cancer advocates. Several tissue donation events will also be organized, including events during the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

Additional representatives partnering on Indy's Super Cure include IUSM, IU Health, Central Indiana Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Indianapolis Colts.

For more information, visit


Arrow IUSM institutions participate in Indiana Black Expo

The IU Simon Cancer Center and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute are among the IUSM institutions participating in the 2011 Indiana Black Expo July 14-17 in downtown Indianapolis.

To promote healthy eating, IUSCC will partner with the Little Red Door Cancer Agency to give away 3,000 seed packets to those who play an interactive game about nutrition and cancer prevention and also with Side Street Deli to offer samples of healthy foods. Participants in the Indianapolis Department of Health’s One Stop-One Stick Program who have never been diagnosed with cancer will also be given the option to donate their blood sample to the IU Cancer Biomarker Study, led by Noah Hahn, MD, assistant professor of hematology and oncology.

The Indiana CTSI Office of Research Recruitment will provide information about INresearch, an online registry created by the Indiana CTSI to encourage volunteer participation in clinical research studies conducted by IUSM faculty. Interested participants will be able to sign up on the spot via laptop. Indiana CTSI representatives also will offer information about the Indiana Biobank, a new clinical sample repository under development to enhance research across the state. A daily drawing for two AMC movie tickets will also be held.

Both groups will be participating in the INShape Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair in Hall D of the Indianapolis Convention Center. IUSCC will be in booths 237, 239, 241 and 243 from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 15; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

The Indiana CTSI booth will be staffed from 1 to 8 p.m. July 15; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 16 and noon to 6 p.m. July 17.


Faculty Development & News

Arrow New Faculty Orientation — Aug. 17

The IU School of Medicine New Faculty Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 17. Faculty members hired after August 15, 2010 should plan to attend the 2011 School of Medicine and IUPUI New Faculty Orientation events. Meet the dean and connect to resources at the IUSM New Faculty Luncheon on August 17 before attending the IUPUI New Faculty Welcome.

For registration information and additional program details, visit

Questions to


Events & Lectures

Arrow Fonseca to present bioinformatics lecture

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will present a seminar by Michel Espinoza Fonseca, PhD, professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics, University of Minnesota, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, room 1110.

Dr. Fonseca will present “Atomistic insights into binding and function of intrinsically disordered proteins.” The event will be hosted by Keith Dunker, PhD, director of CCBB and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.

For more information, visit


Arrow Learning styles webinar to focus on new generation

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning will present a webinar on “Teaching Today’s Students” from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19.

Today’s students learn and interact differently. This webinar will explore the learning experiences and expectations of this new generation and what strategies to implement to teach them more successfully.

To register, visit


Arrow Breast health webinar on mammogram psychology

The sixth webinar on breast cancer health will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. Dr. Denise Johnson Miller of St. Francis Hospital and Claudia Davis of the Community Health Network will discuss the behavior and psychosocial aspects of mammography screening

This series is hosted by the Central Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in partnership with the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and the IU Simon Cancer Center. To register, visit

To watch the lecture live, visit at 4 p.m. July 20. To watch an archived version, visit no earlier than 4 p.m. July 21.

Free CME credit is available for the live and archived versions of this lecture. There are four more webinars in this series. For more information, visit


Arrow Lecture to focus on alternatives to blood products

The next lecture in the Pediatric Grand Rounds series, Embracing Diversity, with will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium. Tony Blacketer, a minister with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, will present “Alternatives to the Use of Blood Products.”

The Embracing Diversity lectures aim to improve the quality and responsiveness of medical care that supports and honors the unique cultural, religious and spiritual beliefs of each patient. It is an innovate model that recognizes the body, mind and spirit as vital to a patient’s well being.

For more information, see the event brochure. To submit future lecture topic ideas, contact to Darla Cohen at


Arrow Alumni association to host happy hour

The IUSM Alumni Association will sponsor a Young Professionals and Alumni Happy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at The Rathskeller, 401 East Michigan Street.

Check out one of Indianapolis’ most nostalgic German restaurants and beer garden while meeting colleagues from other departments and hospitals around Indianapolis.  Refreshments provided for those who attend.  Look for the red and white balloons in the biergarten (or in the ballroom if it’s raining). New IUSM resident or fellow, as well as IUSM alumnus, are encouraged to attend.

To RSVP, email or 274-8828, or visit the IUSM Alumni Association Facebook page.


Arrow Free PubMed training — Aug. 9

A free day-long class on PubMed, the free life sciences and biomedical information online database, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at IUSM Library, room 226-227.

This event is provided by the National Library of Medicine through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-National Training Center and Clearinghouse. Faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows are welcome to attend. To register, visit

Questions to Beth Whipple at 278-6179 or


Arrow Glick Eye Institute 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 Session on how to find research funding

The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research will present “Finding Funding” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the IUSM Library, room 106.

This session will provide an overview of the various types of external funding sources, identify tools to locate funding opportunities, explain how to design a funding search, and demonstrate various knowledge management systems that contain thousands of funding opportunities available by the university subscription.

To register, visit

Questions to Etta Ward at


News to Use

Arrow Medical library main entrance reopens

The IUSM Library main entrance has reopened so library users no longer need to enter from the second floor.

The closure was caused by a tile replacement project on the first floor of the Medical Research/Library Building, which is now completed. Work continues on additional renovations outside the building near Walnut Street.

To monitor any future changes in library access, visit


Arrow Student Outreach Clinic seeks physician volunteers

Physician volunteers are needed for the IU Student Outreach Clinic at the Neighborhood Fellowship Church, 3102 East 10th St., Indianapolis.

IUSOC is a non-profit student-run clinic dedicated to providing free medical care and other services to the underserved and uninsured patients on the near-eastside of Indianapolis. It was created by students and faculty at the IU School of Medicine who recognized the many unmet medical needs of people living in the area. The clinic is open most Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteer responsibilities will include staffing each patient with students, reviewing and co-signing each visit chart before leaving the clinic, signing any necessary prescriptions (volunteers are asked to provide a script pad) and assess patient needs case by case to recommend the best approach to care, including patient education/information, referrals and follow up. All faculty staff physicians volunteering at the IUSOC will be covered by the School's malpractice insurance.

To volunteer, visit

Questions to Yiping Li at


Arrow Apply to mentor a Crispus Attucks student

Medical student volunteers are sought to mentor or tutor middle- and high-school students at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School. Graduate and undergraduate students in the science and health professions also are needed.

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 helping students meet their educational goals and succeed.

This project is supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pre-College Program. Applications are due by Wednesday, Aug. 3.

To apply, contact Carrie Harris at 278-1783 or


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This week, IU breast cancer specialist Kathy Miller, MD, will discuss research findings unveiled at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. Also, physician experts explain the importance of diagnosing mood disorders during pregnancy, and why it’s better to be morning person, not a night-owl. Plus, don’t miss Barbara Lewis’s interview with the authors of Don’t Cross Your Eyes, a new book debunking common medical myths. Sound Medicine airs July 16 and 17 on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio stations nationwide.

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

For more information on this episode, visit the IUSM Newsroom. To listen online, visit



Arrow Nominate a Riley Champion — July 15

Riley Hospital for Children is seeking children between the ages of 8 and 18 who've recieved care from the hospital within the last three years to nominate as a "Riley Champion."

The Riley Children’s Foundation offers this honor to courageous patients who have inspired communities with their commitment to help others. (Children's philanthropic efforts do not have to be related to Riley Hospital.) Riley Champions will be announced in the fall at the Riley Children’s Foundation Annual Luncheon and will be invited to attend a Colts game.

To nominate a Riley Champion by Friday, July 15, visit


Arrow Indiana CTSI P3 Awards — request for applications

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, with support from the IU School of Medicine, is offering a new funding mechanism to support the submission of Program Project Grant (PPG)-type extramural applications and similar multi-PI funding opportunities.

Indiana CTSI Program Project Planning (P3) Awards will range from about $75,000 to $100,000. P3 Awards are designed to support PPG-type grants spanning bench to bedside T1 research and clinic to population-based T2 studies at IUSM. Program project grants eligible for P3 award support are broadly defined as any multi-PI, multi-project extramural grants with annual direct budgets of $600K or higher in direct costs per year, including NIH P series, U series or other unique mechanisms from federal government agencies.

The applications may be submitted throughout the year. For more information, see the complete application guidelines at To apply, visit

Questions to the Indiana CTSI at 278-2874 or


Arrow Mobile tablet education topics sought

University Information Technology Services and the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning are calling on faculty to submit proposals for an expanded Teaching and Learning with Mobile Tablets Faculty Learning Community.

The Teaching and Learning with Mobile Tablets FLC focuses on how mobile tablets, specifically the Apple iPad, can enhance teaching and learning across a wide variety of disciplines/areas of interest.

To see the complete call for proposals, including submission information, visit the CTL website.


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. They include:       

To subscribe to these updates by email, click here.


Traffic Updates

Arrow Clinical Quad, Eskenazi Health projects

Significant impact on car and foot traffic is expected on Clinical Drive and near Gatch and Fesler halls due to the Clinical Quad project. The route from West Drive to Medical Drive between Coleman and the Riley Outpatient Center Garage will be closed to through traffic. The entire area will be closed for construction in the next five to six weeks. Pedestrian traffic and delivery plans are to be announced.

In addition, the Eskenazi Health project will require the installation of a new sanitary line on or after Monday, July 18. The line will run from Lot 1 across Elmwood into the Wishard Parking Lot. It will be installed between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. All open trenches will be road plated prior to 6 a.m. the following day. Construction will start in the Wishard Parking Lot and then progress to the west, toward Elmwood and eventually Lot 1 (north of Psych Research). Traffic lanes will be maintained during the crossing of Elmwood and parking spaces will remain open.

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)

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