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August 19, 2011
Volume 15 Number 32 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Glick Eye Institute dedication — Aug. 19

The newest building on the IU School of Medicine campus, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, will be formally dedicated at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in the IUPUI Campus Center.

The four-story 77,000 square-foot building provides 14,000 square feet of clinic space, including doubling the ophthalmology clinic outpatient center at IU Health University Hospital, which will relocate to the Glick Eye Institute later this summer. The second and third floors of the new building will house 15,000 square feet of research space, with connecting third floor labs to provide opportunities for discussion and collaboration.

The building is the capstone of the philanthropy of Eugene and Marilyn Glick, who donated $30 million to IU to support vision research, eye care and education in the new institute. Their support provided $20 million for building construction and $10 million for a research endowment to help fund scientific work in the new laboratories.

Additional events surrounding the opening include the second annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute Vision Research Symposium on Aug. 19 and Community Day on Saturday, Aug. 20. Community Dat events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include building tours, vision and health screenings and art projects.

To read the full story, see the IU Newsroom.


Arrow Translational science master’s degree

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will offer a new master’s degree in translational science. This 30-credit hour interdisciplinary program targets individuals, including clinical fellows and junior faculty, who’ve completed a terminal degree or equivalent in a clinical science area (MD, DNS, DDS, DVM).

The program has been designed to jointly train scientists, engineers and physicians or clinicians in the methods of translational research (basic science and medicine working to advance care for patients). Participants will be prepared to seek academic and industry careers as translational scientists—as well as enhance their ability to participate in multi-disciplinary teams pursuing translational research projects.

Applications will be accepted for the spring 2012 semester. To review the complete course requirements, see

For more information, visit Questions to Carrie Hansel at 278-5842 or cahansel@iupui.


Arrow Call for entries for annual art exhibit

The fourth annual IUSM Art Exhibition “Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression” will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.19, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium.

Beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, artists can submit their proposed entries to The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Questions to Tom Weinzerl at or Kim Harper at

This year faculty, staff, students and alumni of the IU schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and health and rehabilitation sciences; VA, Wishard, and IU Health systems are invited to submit artwork. 

In addition to the exhibit at the Medical Science Building, artists can also choose to submit their work for a month-long exhibit at the IUPUI Campus Center Cultural Arts Gallery. That exhibit will be Oct. 31 to Dec. 2. The “Meet the Artist Reception” for the show, which is open to all, will be at the gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.


Student Showcase

Arrow Pathology student lunch talk

The Pathology Student Interest Group will host a lunch talk from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room B13.

The talk will feature two first year pathology residents. It will be a Q&A style event about Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS), residencies and the interview process.  Lunch will be provided. 

RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 23, to Euna Choi


Events & Lectures

Arrow Guest speaker to present on glaucoma

J. Crawford Downs, PhD, will present “The Role of Ocular Biomechanics in Glaucoma” at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the in the Spitzberg Conference Room, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute

Dr. Downs is associate scientist for Ocular Biomechanics Laboratory, Devers Eye Institute Research Laboratories in Portland, Ore.


Arrow Seminar on blood vessel repair

Matthias Clauss, PhD, associate research professor of cellular and integrative physiology, will present “Regulation Of Angiogenesis And Blood Vessel Repair” from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture outside room 420. This seminar is presented by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.


Arrow Day of Caring — Sept. 16

Register now to volunteer with the IUPUI Day of Caring from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.

This annual service project includes assisting neighborhood partners and organizations throughout Indianapolis with clean ups, planting and other needed projects. Participants will receive a free t-shirt, lunch and a chance to help out their community.

For more information, visit


Arrow Health law and compliance conference

The Hall Center for Law and Health at the IU School of Law-Indianapolis will host the inaugural Biomedical and Health Industry Law and Compliance Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Inlow Hall, IUPUI.

The conference will focus on law and compliance, with special emphasis on emerging compliance trends, fraud and abuse, enforcement and pharmaceutical and manufacturing issues. keynote speaker Joyce R. Branda, director of the fraud section of the commercial litigation branch at the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak on "Health Care Reform and Health Care Fraud Enforcement."

For more information, visit

Questions to Carsandra Knight at


Arrow Sixth Life Science Collaboration Series

The sixth annual Indiana Life Science Collaboration Series will take place 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Walther Hall (R3) auditorium.

This event will include an extensive program on the "consumerization" of medical product marketing, including presentation by several marketing professionals and researchers. Keynote speaker Dena Cox, PhD, professor of marketing at the IU Kelley School of Business, will present “Helping Consumers Understand the Risks and Benefits of Medical Treatments.”

Additional conferences in the series include:

  • Friday, Nov. 18: "Powering Life Sciences Entrepreneurship in Indiana," at the Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College at Winona Lake near Warsaw, Ind.
  • Friday, Feb. 24: "The Confluence of Diagnostics and Therapeutics," at the offices of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, in Indianapolis. "Integrated Healthcare/ Accountable Care.
  • Friday, May 11: “Organizations and Their Impact," at Cook Medical world headquarters in Bloomington.

This conference series is presented by the IU Kelley School of Business and its Center for the Business of Life Sciences, the Indiana Economic Development Corp., and BioCrossroads.

The cost is $125 for one event or $400 for the entire series. For more information or to register, visit

Questions to Kelli Conder at (812) 856-0915 or


Arrow Disease modeling symposium — registration opens

Registration information is now available for the first Symposium on Disease and Therapeutic Response Modeling on Nov. 2-3 at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

This event will focus on disease and therapeutic response modeling as a means for understanding treatment of patients in an environment that encourages interaction among the participants. Keynote speakers will be Jamie Dananberg, vice president for translational medicine at Eli Lilly & Co., and Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, associate dean for translational research at IUSM and director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

For a complete list of speakers, see the event brochure. To register, visit this page. To reserve a hotel at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center, visit this page or call (317) 231-5160.

For more information, visit or

Questions to Rob Bies at, Eric Sherer at or Jasper Stevens at


News to Use

Arrow Scientific Calendar discontinued

After a recent assessment of the IUSM Scientific Calendar, this tool will be discontinued as MEDTV and the SCOPE newsletter are IUSM’s key methods for disseminating pertinent information to the medical school community. 

For additional information or assistance, contact Kelli Diener at


Arrow Human subjects protection — feedback requested

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking entitled, “Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators,” which seeks input from the national research community on a variety of changes under consideration to the federal regulations that address human subjects research.

Jorge José, PhD, vice present for research at IU, has created a task force to prepare an institutional response to this request. The task force invites researchers and research staff to submit comments, questions and concerns about the proposed changes in human subjects regulations. These comments will be review in preparing the institutional response to ensure the researcher community voice is heard and reflected.

For additional information about the proposed changes and/or to submit a public comment, visit or email

Feedback due by the end of the day Friday, Sept. 2. IU will submit its intuitional response by Sept. 26.


Arrow Mock residency interviewers needed

The Medical Student Affairs Office is seeking faculty and house staff volunteers who are familiar with the residency interviewing process to provide mock interviews for fourth-year medical students to help them prepare for residency interviews. Dates for this project are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 18.

About 10 faculty or residents are needed for each date; volunteers must commit at least two hours during which they will conduct 20-minute interviews, each followed by an individual critique of the student's performance. The interviews will be held at the Simulation Center in Fairbanks Hall.

After faculty interview schedules have been confirmed, fourth-year medical students will be asked to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis. These students' residency application materials, along with transcripts, will be forwarded to faculty interviewers for review prior to the interviews.

Faculty members from all disciplines are needed, but no guarantees can be made that volunteers will be matched to students interested in their specialty.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact Carlene Webb-Burton at 274-7173 or


Arrow Clinic phone number changes

The IU Health Physicians multi-specialty clinic located in the IU Health West Medical Office Building has changed its phone numbers effective Aug. 18.

The new main number will be (317) 948-3200 and will continue to be answered by I-Connect. The main phone and fax lines will be forwarded for some time while the others will have an intercept message. Callers who encounter issues reaching the office can contact Michele Ryan, the new practice manager, at her new number: (317) 217-2524.

In addition, the IU Health Physicians dermatology clinic located at Spring Mill Medical Center experienced phone and fax number changes. The prefix for all north side locations is now 948. The main line to the Spring Mill Dermatology office is (317) 948-5928. The fax number is (317) 948-5949.

For all referral for dermatology, continue to call (317) 944-7744.


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, an Indianapolis psychologist and researcher will explain how early treatment of depression may lower an individual's risk for heart disease. Additional topics include advances in heart valve research, the effect of graphic warning labels on cigarette use, stress as a health predictor and the “Longevity Project.” Sound Medicine airs 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 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. 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, see the Sound Medicine website.



Arrow Women’s health fellowships — applications requested

The Foundation for Women's Wellness (FWW), a small nonprofit public charity, is offering two women's health fellowship awards to medical and graduate students working on women’s health research.

Applicants may be assisting with a women's health related medical research study or conducting work on their own. Each award will provide $3,000 for women’s health research. Submission deadline is Thursday, Aug. 25.

For more information, visit

Questions to Sharon Cravitz at (303) 548-0595 or


Arrow IUSM internal grant applications — due Sept. 1

The application deadline for the following IUSM internal grant programs is 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • Biomedical Research Grant
  • Research Enhancement Grant

For application forms and further information visit


Arrow NIH Pioneer and New Innovator Awards

Proposals are sought for the 2012 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards to support innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. 

Pioneer Awards:

  • Up to $2.5 million in direct costs over five years
  • Open to scientists at any career stage.

 New Innovator Awards: 

  • Up to $1.5 million in direct costs over five years
  • For early career stage investigators (ESI), defined as those who have not received an NIH R01 or similar grant and are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or medical residency. 

NIH expects to award at least seven Pioneer Awards and at least 33 New Innovator Awards in summer 2012. To continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply.

The deadline for Pioneer Award applications is Friday, Oct. 7. For complete application instructions, see For more information, visit Questions to
The deadline for submitting New Innovator Award applications is Friday, Oct. 14. For complete application instructions, see For more information, visit Questions to

These awards are supported by the Common Fund, and managed by the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH institutes, centers and offices. The NIH Common Fund encourages collaboration and supports a series of high impact, trans-NIH programs. 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.

Funding updates categorizes include sciences, limited submissions, technology and multidisciplinary:

To subscribe to these updates by email, visit this page.



Arrow Honors

D. Craig Brater, MD, dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs at IU, will receive the Henry R. Besch Jr. Promotion of Excellence Award from the Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors. The award will be given Monday, Oct. 3, during a dinner and reception in the Tudor Room at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington. Dr. Brater also is Walter J. Daly Professor of Medicine at IUSM.

The second edition of Achieving Excellence in Medical Education by Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, pediatrics and medical education, has been published by Springer Medical Publishers London. The first edition was praised by the Journal of the American Medical Association as an "eloquent, quotable, and inspirational book" and strongly recommended  to "department chairs, clerkship and residency program directors, and education professionals who are shaping the future of medical education" by the New England Journal of Medicine. The text will be available in the United States later this month.


Around Campus

Arrow Lunchtime yoga sessions

Sign up for lunchtime yoga classes this fall with two levels of classes to be held Mondays through Thursdays from 12:05 to 12:45 p.m.

Level I classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays and level II classes will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the IUPUI Campus Center (with a few exceptions). Classes begin Monday, Aug. 22. Registrants must pay the semester recreation fee ($83 for staff/faculty; $30 for students). This program is supported by HRA Work/Life, Student Wellness Coalition and Campus Recreation

For more information, visit Questions to Maggie Stimming at 274-5466 or


 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 left-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. 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, Gatch Hall (formerly Clinical Building), Research II (R2), 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, read the MedTV guidelines and find our online submission form at

Questions? Phone 274-7722.


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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