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

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Arrow University debuts Research Gateway

IU has debuted a new gateway web site focused on university research and creative activities that provides faculty on all IU campuses with streamlined, one-stop access to research-related services and resources.

"The Research Gateway brings together in one location resources that have been widely spread across many university Web sites," said Jorge José, IU vice president for research. "This site will make it easier for people to find the information and help they need as they pursue research and creative activities."

Designed to empower IU faculty and connect them with the tools they need to expedite and enhance their work, the Research Gateway ( includes comprehensive information on internal and external funding opportunities, research proposal development, grants administration, compliance, workshops and training, and links to research offices on IU campuses throughout the state.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow IU Health to launch Jan. 24

Clarian Health will officially become Indiana University Health on Monday, Jan. 24. D. Craig Brater, dean of IUSM; IU President Michael McRobbie; and Daniel Evans, president and CEO of Clarian Health, will participate in a news conference and special ceremony marking the transition Jan 24.

By uniting under a new name that recognizes its partnership with IUSM, Clarian Health will generate broader regional and national recognition of its academic health system. Surveys have shown the IU Health name instills confidence in patients and referring physicians.

In addition to Monday's ceremony, IU Health will debut a web and advertising campaign on Sunday, Jan. 23, including a new advertisement during the NFL's AFC Championship game on WISH-TV8.


Arrow Indiana joins Schweitzer Fellows Program

The 13th Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program in the United States came to Indiana Friday, Jan. 21, with a formal announcement at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

The Indiana Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program will reduce disparities in health and health care by developing "leaders in service," individuals who are dedicated to addressing the health needs of underserved communities and who inspire others through example. The program provides professional students an opportunity to develop and implement a yearlong, 200-hour service project to alleviate health disparities, as well as a $3,000 stipend for each fellow, mentoring, monthly meetings and leadership development training.

 "The Schweitzer Fellowship serves as a catalyst for positive collaboration between academic institutions and community groups and leaders," said Dr. McKeag, program director of the program. "We were asked to be involved due to (our state's) focus on health science."

Partners will include the Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, and the IU schools of dentistry, law, medicine and nursing. 

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Faculty Development & News

Arrow Gonzales appointed vice president

Marcia Gonzales, JD, has been appointed assistant vice president for research compliance at Indiana University by Jorge José, PhD, vice president for research. Gonzales, who has served as executive director of research compliance since 2007, will assume oversight for all areas of research compliance at IU on Feb. 1. She also will serve on the Research Cabinet.

"Indiana University has an increasingly robust research profile," said Dr. José. "Ms. Gonzales's experience and skills will enable us to continue to meet the highest standards of research ethics and regulatory compliance on all of our campuses and in each of our labs." All areas of research compliance, including clinical research compliance, regulatory project management, clinical trials contracting, IRBs, IACUCs, export controls, conflict of interest and radiation safety, will report to Gonzales.

"With the upcoming implementation of the Kuali Coeus system for grants administration," Dr. José noted, "it is particularly important for Steve Martin, associate vice president for research administration, to focus his considerable energy and skill on grants administration and reporting. Reorganizing the Office of Research Administration under the leadership of Martin and Gonzales will ultimately strengthen the organization as a whole, enabling us to continue to provide outstanding service and support to IU's researchers."


Student Showcase

Arrow Operation: MEDS — Students choose medical paths

Operation: MEDS (Medical students Exploring Different Specialties), a speed networking and mentoring event for IUSM students and alumni, will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building Atrium.

This event will help students unsure about which area of medicine they’d like to practice gain a better understanding about their areas of interest, as well as allow those who have already selected a specialty to learn more about it from IUSM alumni.

Activities will include an educational program on medical career search provided by Suburban Health, five 15-minute sessions to allow students the opportunity to talk with alumni physicians from different specialties, and a game of Operation.

Registration is $5. Dinner is included. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening.

For more information or to register, visit

Questions to Greg Budney at


Events & Lectures

Arrow Presentation on health information privacy

Stanley W. Crosley, co-director of the IU Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information Privacy, will present "Health Information Exchange and What it Means to You" from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in the Whittenberger Auditorium, IU Memorial Union, Bloomington.

Crosley's presentation will take place during "Data Privacy Day," a day-long speakers' series highlighting the importance of online privacy and security. He will outline the current state of electronic health information delivery, including the national push to convert personal health records into electronic format, its benefits to citizens and business, and information privacy.

A complete schedule of event is available online. All sessions will also be broadcast live online via Adobe Connect.

No registration required. For more information, visit


Arrow Business expert to discuss drug development

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 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 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 Walthal to discuss adolescents and emergency medicine

Jennifer Walthal, MD, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and pediatrics, will present "SBRIT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment) for Adolescents in the Emergency Department" at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the Health Informatics and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Legacy Boardroom.

This event is sponsored by Children's Health Services Research.

Questions or RSVP to


Arrow Grand Rounds to feature vascular anomalies expert

Dr. Steven Fishman, MD, a vascular anomalies expert, will present 2011 Merrill Davis Visiting Lecture at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

Dr. Fishman is co-director of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's Hospital in Boston. He has developed a particular focus on visceral vascular anomalies and has developed a national and international referral and consultative service.

This Grand Rounds lecture will be hosted by the Department of Pediatric Surgery.

Questions to Renée S. Clark at


Arrow Conference on medical regulatory compliance

The third conference in 2010-2011 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series, "An Update on Regulatory Compliance," will be Friday, Feb. 25, at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis.

This conference will bring together experts from the device, pharma, biologics and nutrition sectors, and government and legal representatives to discuss the latest in approaches to distribute, market and sell products.

Peter Pitts, president and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and former associate commissioner for external relations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will deliver the keynote. A complete agenda is available at

Registration is $90. Special reduced student fees are available for full-time students registered at an accredited Indiana institution of higher learning. To register, visit

This conference's primary and supporting sponsors are the Anson Group, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Beckman Coulter.

For more information, see the event brochure.


News to Use

Arrow New research administration policies

As part of its effort to create a comprehensive, accessible and standardized collection of research-related policies, the Office of Research Administration has created four new policies:

  • Sponsored Programs (Grants and Contracts) and Gifts: Definitions and Administration
  • Cost Sharing on Sponsored Programs
  • Underwriting Grants and Contracts
  • Residual Income on Fixed Price Sponsored Programs

The new policies can be found on the Research Ethics, Education, and Policy webpage, at

The first three policies do not introduce any significant changes from the policies and important notices that they replace; however, there has been a significant change in Residual Income on Fixed Price Sponsored Programs. In the new version, funds not transferred within the required period of time will be moved to a centralized university account.

Questions to


Arrow Student assistant hiring resources

The IUPUI offices of Human Resources Administration and Student Employment encourage 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 Life-health sciences internship opportunities

The Life-Health Sciences Internship Program is now accepting internship project descriptions for 2011-2012. Faculty and staff mentors are needed for IUPUI undergraduate research interns from late August to early May. Applications are reviewed before students are passed on for interviews with potential mentors. The program funds the interns for up to 10 hours per week and mentors provide the experience.

There are a wide variety of majors on this campus available to help with projects. For more information or project description forms, visit

The submission deadline for project descriptions is Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Questions to Brandi Gilbert at 278-3637 or


Arrow One-hour IT training available

In addition to their regular three-hour technology workshops, University Information Technology Services will offer for the first time this year one-hour workshops for professionals who are short on time but still interested in updating their skills.

To see this semester's IT Training Workshops, visit, or contact 274-7383 to request a copy. 


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 This Week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Jan. 22, and Sunday, Jan. 23, the IU faculty hosts of the award-winning Sound Medicine radio show will talk with experts about new insurance rules for Medicare patients and new guidelines for tonsillectomies.

As of Jan. 1, Medicare patients are now eligible for a free physical exam and patients will find the Medicare "doughnut hole" (or coverage gap) is partially closed. Also starting this year, insurance companies are required to spend 80 percent of their revenue on patient care and health promotion. Barbara Lewis will ask IU health-policy wonk, Aaron Carroll, MD, about the changes. Dr. Carroll directs the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at IUSM.

Also new this year: Updated guidelines for deciding if children should have their tonsils removed. The American Academy of Otolaryngology now urges doctors to take a systematic approach to recommending tonsillectomies. IU pediatrician Rachel Vreeman will explain the new strategy and the reasoning behind it to Sound Medicine's David Crabb, MD. Rachel Vreeman, MD, is assistant professor of pediatrics at IUSM.

Type 1 diabetes, the kind that typically affects children and young adults, is usually treated with insulin injections. For severe cases of type 1 diabetes, a more extreme treatment option is a pancreas transplant, a procedure that essentially cures the disease. Jonathan Fridell, MD, directs pancreas transplantation IU Hospital. Dr. Fridell will explain to Sound Medicine's Kathy Miller, MD, what the procedure entails.

What does watching TV do to a child's brain? What's the best way to handle temper tantrums? University of Washington brain researcher John Medina, PhD, will consider questions like these when chatting with Dr. Miller about his new book, Brain Rules for Babies. Dr. Medina also directs the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.

Also this week, do those "smart baby" videos really work? And learn how second-hand smoke can affect children's mental health.

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

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM). Sound Medicine is underwritten by 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 current Research Funding Update

View the Multidisciplinary Update

View the Technology Update



Arrow Indiana CTSI — Call for applications

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is seeking applicants for predoctoral training awards and research fellowships in clinical and translational research: 

  • Predoctoral Training Awards in Translational Research are available to investigators with at least one year of a pre-doctoral training program and co-mentorship by faculty investigators from at least two different disciplines. Eligible applicants must be engaged in research that is translational in nature and takes advantage of the synergism that comes from working at this basic/clinical interface. Benefits include partial salary support, tuition and fees for required and elective coursework, pilot research monies and travel funds to attend the national CTSI young investigator meeting. Interested candidates should e-mail a CV to Colleen Gabauer, EdD, at or call 765-494-9256. Details at
  • Young Investigator Awards in Clinical-Translational Research are available to clinician-scientists with a doctoral degree or basic scientists with a PhD. Eligible candidates must be engaged in translational research that involves some component of human subjects research with high potential for early translation into impacting patient care. Funding is for two years, with the second year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. Benefits include a full stipend as well as health insurance and partial coverage of tuition and fees. Interested candidates should e-mail a CV to Donna Burgett at or call 630-7447. Details at

Eligible candidates will be provided additional information regarding the formal application process. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 7. Awards will begin July 1.


Arrow Faculty Teaching Awards seek nominations

For the 18th consecutive year, IUSM will recognize outstanding teaching by faculty with the IUSM Faculty Teaching Awards. Two awards of $1,000 each will be presented at the Spring Faculty Meeting.

The award is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in teaching (approximately five years of service). All IUSM full-time and part-time faculty and librarians within the statewide system for medical education are eligible.

Please submit the names of faculty you would like to nominate for this prestigious award at by Friday, Feb. 11

For additional information and submission criteria, visit

Questions to Alison Loftus at 278-1428 or


Arrow Nominate a Beering or Marks Brothers awardee

Nominations are sought for the 2011 Steven C. Beering and Mark Brothers of South Bend Lecture awards.

  • The Steven C. Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science. 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. The award, a tribute to a former IUSM dean, is presented annually and consists of a prize of $25,000.
  • The Mark Brothers of South Bend Lectureship recognizes 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.

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.



Arrow Honors

Julie McGowan, professor and chair of knowledge informatics and translation and director of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, recently received the American Medical Informatics Association Leadership Award at the 2010 AMIA Symposium in Washington, DC. This honor recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating outstanding leadership throughout the year.

Breyanna Grays, a third-year medical student, has been selected as one of the eight recipients of 2011 Minority Scholars Program from the American Academy of Neurology Foundation. The scholarship is given in recognition of outstanding achievements as a medical student. It includes registration to attend the AAN Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, airfare, food and ground transportation, lodging for four nights and registration for four educational courses.

Jeff Klann, a Regenstrief Institute/IU Medical Informatics fellow  and a PhD candidate in the IU School of Informatics, recently took second place at the American Medical Informatics Association student paper competition for "A Method to Compute Treatment Suggestions from Local Order Entry Data."

The IUSM Office of Public and Media Relations has been named the recipient of first place, Award for Excellence, in the Association of American Medical Colleges' Institutional Advancement competition for "Tour the Life," a blogging project through which medical students share their experiences with prospective students. The award will be presented during a reception at the GIA National Professional Development Conference on Thursday, April 14, in Nashville, Tenn. Visit "Tour the Life" at


Around Town

Arrow Winter concert for medical missions

IU Jacobs School of Music will present a benefit concert to support medical missions at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hannah Ave.

Tickets cost $10 for balcony, $20 for lower balcony and $30 for center stage (snacks and drinks included). To purchase a ticket, contact Yiping Li at 317-965-4418, Sheiphali Gandhi at 219-689-7422, Sina Akande at 812-459-0448 or Hai Nguyen at 317-292-6267.

All proceeds will support medical missions. A silent auction, food and drinks also be available.

For more information, visit Questions to


 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.