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September 16, 2011
Volume 15 Number 36 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow Renowned cancer researcher appointed Myles Brand Chair

Internationally recognized pancreatic cancer researcher Murray Korc, MD, will join the IU Simon Cancer Center as the first Myles Brand Professor of Cancer Research Oct. 1. He also will hold the titles of IU professor of medicine and of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Dr. Korc, who will move his research laboratory to IU, is currently the Joseph M. Huber Professor of Medicine and a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, chair of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Department and scientific leader for the Pancreatic Cancer Group at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon, NH. From 2008 to 2010, he was the associate dean for clinical and translational research at Dartmouth.

Dr. Korc’s research focuses on aberrant growth-factor signaling in pancreatic cancer and genetic mouse models of pancreatic cancer, with the goal of designing novel therapeutic strategies. He is one of the first researchers brought to IUSM as part of the Physician Scientist Initiative, a project created by IUSM with $60 million in support from the Lily Endowment to capitalize on the unique talents that skilled investigators with medical degrees bring to scientific research.

His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1981.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow IUSM-Evansville researcher earns landmark grant

Tracy G. Anthony, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, has been awarded a prestigious 2011 National Institutes of Health grant of $1.5 million over five years.

Dr. Anthony is the first investigator in the greater Evansville area to receive an investigator-initiated R01 Research Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health, the oldest of the NIH funding programs, which allows the researcher to define the focus of his scientific project.

Her project seeks to improve the treatment for the most common childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). NIH grant support is from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. As primary investigator at IUSM-Evansville, Dr. Anthony will work with scientists at IUSM and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow Art exhibition entry deadline extended

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. Artists can submit their proposed entries to medicine.iu.edu/art.

The deadline for submissions has been extended until 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. The web site is self-explanatory but if you have questions, contact Tom Weinzerl at tweinzer@iupui.edu or Kim Harper at kharper@iupui.edu.

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 will have the option of submitting their works 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. 

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Faculty News

Arrow Student Affairs seeks leadership positions

The executive associate dean for educational affairs has announced two searches for leadership roles in the IUSM Office of Student Affairs. Searches have been initiated for an associate dean and for an assistant dean of student affairs:

The associate dean will serve as the senior administrative leader for the Office of Student Affairs and should be a faculty member with extensive experience in working with students, in medical education and in administrative leadership roles. The associate dean should be a dynamic leader with the ability to develop and cultivate highly functioning teams that deliver results and to champion change and continuous improvement initiatives. Above all, the associate dean must have a student-centered approach and the ability to communicate effectively and foster relationships with faculty, staff and other stakeholders thereby ensuring the success of programs created by the office. For more information, see the complete job description. Interested applicants should contact co-chair of the search committee, Megan Palmer, PhD, at mmpalmer@iupui.edu.

The assistant dean will work closely with the associate dean for student affairs to manage the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive services and programming that support student development and academic success. The assistant dean has day-to-day oversight of the directors and the staff in the divisions responsible for the services provided by the office. The assistant dean should be an empowering manager who brings experience in managing complex projects and in the oversight and management of personnel. Effective candidates will have broad knowledge of student development theory, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to create and support a student-centered approach to all activities in the office. For more information, see the complete job description. Interested candidates should contact co-chair of the search committee, Krista Hoffmann-Longtin at klongtin@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Cushing departs medical student affairs

Herbert Cushing, MD, professor of clinical medicine, will exit his role as associate dean for medical student affairs to focus on his position as medical director of IU Health University Hospital. Although Dr. Cushing will no longer serve as associate dean of student affairs, he will continue to be engaged in medical student education and mentoring/advising of students.

James Brokaw, PhD, Frank C. and Ruby L. Moore and George T. Lukemeyer Scholar and associate professor of anatomy and cell biology, will continue to serve as associate dean of admissions and medical student affairs as a search begins for a new associate dean.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow First Annual Children’s Health Services Research Symposium

Children’s Health Services Research, IUSM Department of Pediatrics, will host its first annual symposium Sept. 19-21 in the Health Information and Translational Science (HITS) Building.

This symposium will bring together leaders in children’s health services from around the world to discuss current trends and broad perspectives in the field. Barry Zuckerman, MD, medical professor and chair of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and director of pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker.

Addition events will include workshops on topics such as career development and research strategies, as well as opportunities for fellows to present their work and informal interaction with peers and mentors.

Registration is free, but space is limited. For more information or to register, visit cme.medicine.iu.edu/iucme/activities/2011/05-631.asp.

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Arrow Luncheon to kick off United Way Campaign

IUPUI will kick off the 2011 United Way Campaign with a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Scholars Hall at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel. Doors open at 11:45 am with the buffet served at noon.

This event will feature a buffet-style lunch and presentation by Scott Raymond, IndyCar engineer and IUPUI Motorsports newest engineering faculty. "Celebrity" servers will include many of IUPUI's vice-chancellors, deans and directors. All tips will be donated to the campus campaign goal of $395,000.

Lunch is $6, cash only. To make a reservation, contact Betty Joyner at (317) 274-2700 or bejoyner@iupui.edu.

This year’s United Way campaign runs from Sept. 16 to Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.iupui.edu/~uwaycamp/index.html.

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Arrow Genomics and bioinformatics expert to speak

The Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics will present a seminar by Peter Cherbas, PhD, director of the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics at Indiana University, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

Dr. Cherbas, who also serves as a professor of biology at IU, will present “Deep Annotation in Drosophila: Rewards and Promises from modENCODE.”

This event is hosted by Ken Cornetta, MD, chair and Joe C. Christian Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics.

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Arrow Write Winning Grants seminar — Sept. 21

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development will offer a seminar entitled, “Write Winning Grants” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the IUSM Library, room 317.

David C. Morrison, PhD, co-founder of Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LLC, and John Robertson, PhD, will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant writing process.  Strategies designed to merit a fundable proposal will be emphasized.

For more information or to register, call 278-3089 or visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/registration/indexDirect.asp?id=507.

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Arrow FEED session on improving scientific presentations

“Making the Most of Your Presentation,” part of the Faculty Enrichment and Education Development (FEED) program series, will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Fairbanks Hall, room 1112.

Based on his book, Trees, Maps, and Theorems: Effective Communication for Rational Minds, Jean-Luc Doumont, PhD, proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations. Among other topics, this lecture covers structure, slides, delivery, and stage fright.

 For more information or to register, call 278-3089 or visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/registration/indexDirect.asp?id=506.

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Arrow Presentation on coronary dysfunction

Johnathan Tune, PhD, associate professor of cellular and integrative physiology, will present “Heart of the Matter: Coronary Dysfunction in Metabolic Syndrome” from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Daly Student Center, room 185.

This event is hosted by the IU Center for Diabetes Research. Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture at 12:30 p.m. outside the VanNuys Medical Center Building, room 4053.

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Arrow Women student-faculty mentoring mixer

Join members of the Women’s Advisory Council for the next women student/faculty mentoring mixer from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Riley Outpatient Conference (ROC) lobby.

This mentoring mixer is an opportunity for IUSM learners and faculty to build their networks. The event is open to women medical students, graduate students, residents, post-doctoral fellows and faculty. 

This event is sponsored by the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Student Chapter, the IUSM Women's Advisory Council, and Office for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

Attendance is free. For more information or to register, call 278-3089 or visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/registration/indexDirect.asp?id=545.

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Arrow Greenamyre to present on Parkinson’s and pesticides

J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD, will present the first lecture in the 2011 Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Fall Seminar Series from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Research II (R2) Building, room 101.

Dr. Greenamyre, professor of neurology and director of the movement disorders division at the University of Pittsburgh, and director of the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, will present “Pesticides, Parkinson’s disease and ‘The Creature from the Black Lagoon.’”

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Arrow Geriatrics faculty forum — Sept. 28

IU Geriatrics will sponsor a faculty forum from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Wishard Hospital conference room T-2008A/B.

This new venue will provide top geriatricians an opportunity to discuss their career paths and scholarly activities. Greg Sachs, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, and Michael Weiner, MD, associate professor of medicine, director of the IU Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research and director of the VA Health Services Research and Development, will present.

Drs. Sachs and Weiner are also scientists with the IU Center for Aging Research.

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Arrow Homeland Security expert to present

Managed Emergency Surge for Healthcare (MESH) will host the 2011 Grand Rounds Series at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Myers Auditorium.

The Honorable Richard A. Reed, special assistant to the president of Homeland Security and senior director for resilience policy at the White House, will present about federal policy that surrounds preparedness efforts relating to disaster preparedness, recovery and protection of the critical infrastructure of the country.

This is a free event. CEUs and CMEs are available. To RSVP, contact 630-7409.

For more information, visit www.meshcoalition.org/training.

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Arrow Grand round and workshops on narrative medicine

Rita Charon, MD, PhD, author of the book Narrative Medicine and director of the program in narrative medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, will visit IUSM Wednesday, Oct. 26, to present a grand round session and workshop series.

Dr. Charon will present “Introduction to Narrative Medicine Grand Rounds” from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. in the Walther Hall (R3) auditorium. Workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 2:30 p.m. or 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Regenstrief Health Center (1050 Wishard Blvd.), room 5103.

Workshop participants will read, write and analyze stories related to patient care, participate in facilitated small group reflection and develop key communication skills. The goal of the day-long series of unique but inter-linked workshops is to enable physicians and other medical educators to develop the capacity to identify and interpret their own emotional responses to patients, make sense of their own life journeys and develop the capacities that are needed to fully engage with their patients.

This event is presented the IUSM Office of Research in Medical Education. Space is limited. To register, contact Kathie Mullins at 630-7988 or kmullins@iupui.edu.

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News to Use

Arrow News from the Indiana CTSI

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) has released the latest issue of its bimonthly newsletter.

The September 2011 issue includes information about a new partnership with a cancer research project at the IU Simon Cancer Center and Purdue University; a collaboration with a violence prevention program at Wishard Hospital and a new master’s degree in translational research, as well as updates on open grant opportunities, community outreach activities and other events. To learn more, visit www.indianactsi.org/newsletter.

To subscribe to future issues, see www.indianactsi.org/subscribe.

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Arrow Office of Research Administration relocation

The Office of Research Administration has begun its relocation from the Union Building. The Grant Services Office will move Sept. 19-21. The Human Subjects Office completed its move Sept. 15.

Both offices will continue to review submissions during the transition, but some staff may be difficult to reach until after the relocation. To request immediate assistance, contact srsinfo@iupui.edu or 278-3473 with questions about grant services or irb@iu.edu with questions about human subjects.

ORA’s new address will be:

Office of Research Administration
980 Indiana Avenue
(Room Number 2232 for Grant Services)
(Room Number 3315 for Human Subjects)
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2915

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Arrow HOST program seeks participants

HOST, or Helping Our Students Travel, is designed to help medical students save money and create alumni connections during their travel for educationally related programs.

Students participating in the program benefit from free housing and/or meals, mentor relationships and local insight into the medical community from IUSM Alumni. This program has been successful due to the generosity of alumni across the country, and has helped save students thousands of dollars in travel expenses over the past five years. 

For more information on HOST, or to register as a student or an alumni host, visit www.alumni.iupui.edu/medicine/host.htm.

Questions to Cora Griffin by email at iusmalum@iupui.edu or 274-8828.

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Arrow Educate patients with free NIH resource

NIH News in Health is a free, monthly health newsletter produced by the NIH Public Information Officer Network features scientifically vetted and quick, easy-to-read health information.

This electronic and print publication features interviews conducted with NIH or NIH-funded experts. Articles are not copyrighted and may be used for various purposes by noting the original source. The newsletter is also a helpful resource in working with populations with lower health literacy and in areas where limited health information and resources are available.

To read or subscribe to the newsletter online, visit newsinhealth.nih.gov.

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Arrow State of the University address

IU President Michael McRobbie will present the annual "State of the University" address at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, IU-Bloomington.

Members of the university community are invited to view the president's address in person in the Frangipani Room or in the following ways:

  • via live-stream broadcasting at broadcast.iu.edu;
  • live on IU-Bloomington Campus Cable (Channel 32);
  • on tape delay on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. off-air on Digital Multicast Broadcast Channel WTIU-World 30.2 or on Comcast Cable Analog Channel 17 in Bloomington and repeated later that evening, at 11:30 p.m. off-air on Digital Multicast Channel WTIU-HD 30.1 or on WTIU Comcast Cable Analog Channel 5 in Bloomington;
  • via archived broadcast available soon after the address at broadcast.iu.edu.

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Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, IU health policy expert Aaron Carroll discusses the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act and why it faces a Supreme Court challenge. Also this week, when it comes to writing prescriptions, do computers make as many errors as humans? Sound Medicine airs 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 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.

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Opportunities

Arrow Research Coordinator Certification Program fall sessions

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and IU Office of Research Administration will offer its second series of training sessions from the Research Coordinator Certification Program this fall. Sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3. Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 in the IUETC Building, room 100.

This program serves as a way to recognize experienced research coordinators, provide additional education relative to the campus-specific aspects of conducting clinical research and foster the implementation of best practices for advancing the research enterprise. RCCP is designed to offer benefits not only to the individual participants, but also their research teams, departments and schools.

There is no cost to attend this program; however, applicants must possess at least three years of clinical research experience and an up-to-date certification (e.g., ACRP, SOCRA, etc.). Approximately 20 participants will be selected for participation in the fall 2011 program. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, including course outcomes and selection criteria, visit www.indianactsi.org/ news/reepfall2011. To apply, visit researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_workshops.html. Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 30. Questions to reep@iu.edu.

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Arrow Fall Core Pilot Funding Program — request for applications

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is accepting applications for its fall 2011 Core Pilot Funding Grant program.

This program will fund up to $10,000 in services provided by Indiana CTSI-designated core facilities, with the specific goal of funding projects with outstanding scientific merit and potential to generate extramural funding or novel intellectual property. For more information on Indiana CTSI-designated cores, visit www.indianactsi.org/research/cores. (Eligible cores marked by the Indiana CTSI logo.)

Faculty at IUSM, IUPUI, IU-Bloomington, Purdue and Notre Dame are eligible to apply for core services from any of the CTSI partner institutions. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

For more information, including complete application guidelines and forms, visit www.indianactsi.org/grants and log in using your university ID.

Questions to Lilith Reeves, chief scientific officer, Indiana CTSI, at ictsi@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Global Health Education Awards — nominations sought

IUSM faculty, students, and residents are eligible for the annual Lancet and Valji Awards from Global Health Education Consortium.

These awards recognize excellence in global health activities, including student research and leadership, community service and teaching excellence. Awards of $1,000 and plaques recognizing the global health achievement will be presented by The Lancet and Drs. Anvar and Pari Velji at the GHEC 2011 Global Health Conference in Montreal Nov. 13-15.

The application deadline is Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information, see the complete application guidelines.

Questions to info@globalhealtheducation.org.

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Grants & Funding

Arrow Grants and Awards — August 2011

PI Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Margaret E. Bauer, PhD NIH-NIAID New Neutrophil Extracellular Traps and Haemophilus ducreyi 8/5/11 7/31/12 $77,500
David B. Burr, PhD NIH-NIAMS New Sun Valley Workshop on Skeletal Biology 7/11/11 6/30/12 $20,000
Peng-Sheng Chen, MD NIH-NHLBI Contin/
Competing
Autonomic Nerve Activity and Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation 8/1/11 7/31/12 $385,000
Peng-Sheng Chen, MD UCLA New Cardiac Fibrillation, Mechanisms and Therapy - Project 3: Arrhythmias and Antiarrhythmic Targets in Failing Hearts 6/1/11 5/31/12 $362,200
Kenneth G. Cornetta, MD UCLA New Stem Cell Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease (DT# 01452) RFA# 09-01 3/1/10 2/28/12 $170,138
Ping Deng, MD, PhD NIH-NINDS New A Novel Ionic Mechanism of Ischemic Neuronal Injury 8/15/11 7/31/12 $192,500
Hong Du, PhD NIH-NHLBI New Pathophysiology of PPARgamma in the Lung 8/1/11 5/31/12 $385,000
James W. Fletcher, MD NIH-NCI Contin/
Competing
Whole-Body PET/CT Assessment of Tumor Perfusion Using Generator-Produced 62Cu 8/1/11 7/31/12 $420,747
Tatiana M. Foroud, PhD Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinsons Research New Mega Meta Analysis Project of Parkinson Disease GWAS Datasets 8/1/11 1/31/12 $24,309
James Dennis Fortenberry, MD University Of Michigan New Sexual Modulation of HIV-Relevant Vaginal Immunity 3/1/11 2/28/12 $24,900
Theresa Ann Guise, MD University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill New Radiation-Induced Osteoporosis in Women with Cancer: Mechanisms and Prevention 4/1/11 3/31/12 $89,856
Theresa Ann Guise, MD Komen Cancer Foundation Contin/
Competing
Near infrared photodynamic therapy with selective targeting: Breast cancer and bone metastases. 11/3/10 11/2/12 $250,000
Chadi Hage, MD Indiana Institute For Medical Research New Personnel Assignment Agreement 7/1/11 9/30/12 $25,357
Paul R. Haut, MD National Marrow Donor Program New 09-MRD: The Role of Minimal Residual Disease Testing Before and After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia 8/1/11 7/31/12 $5,000
Xiaochun Li, PhD Foundation For The NIH New Observational Medical Outcomes Patnership (OMOP) 2011 Research Collaborations- 5/1/11 7/20/12 $168,002
Raghavendra G. Mirmira, MD, PhD American Diabetes Association New Beta cell growth and survival in diabetes 7/1/11 6/30/12 $42,750
Raghavendra G. Mirmira, MD, PhD NIH-NIDDK Contin/
Competing
Transcriptional and Translational Mechanisms Governing Beta Cell Function 8/1/11 5/31/12 $385,000
Sharon M. Moe NIH-NIDDK New Randomized trial of active vitamin D, cholecalciferol and placebo for CKD-MBD 7/1/11 6/30/12 $437,593
Harikrishna Nakshatri Komen Cancer Foundation Contin/
Competing
Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer Recurrence Through Dependence Receptor Pathway 8/25/10 8/24/12 $250,000
Daniel E. Neely Jaeb Center for Health Research, Inc. New ATS17--A Randomized Trial of Levodopa as Treatment for Residual Amblyopia 8/1/11 7/31/12 $13,065
Christie Marie Orschell, PhD University Of Maryland New Radiation/Nuclear Medical Countermeasure Product Development Support Services 9/30/10 9/29/11 $1,059,891
Christian Maximillian Schmidt, MD, PhD Pancreatic Cancer Research - Lustgarten Foundation Contin/
Competing
Early Detection - Specimen Collection - Indiana University 7/15/11 7/14/12 $95,416
Li Shen, PhD NSF New III:Small:Collaborative Research: A Large-scale Data Mining Framework for Genome-wide Mapping of Multi-modal Phenotypic Biomarkers and Outcome Prediction 8/1/11 7/31/14 $200,000
Rebecca Anne Shilling, MD NIH-NHLBI New IL-17 and Lung Transplant Obliterative Bronchiolitis 7/15/11 5/31/12 $387,500
Jodi L. Smith, MD, PhD Washington University New THE PARK-REEVES SYRINGOMYELIA REGISTRY AND DATA USE 8/30/11 6/30/16 $222,000
William M. Tierney, MD Indiana Health Information Technology New IN Challenge Grant Supplemental (Challenge Category #4) 5/1/11 3/31/14 772,150
Ragini Vittal NIH-NHLBI New Role of IL-17 in the Induction of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition 8/1/11 6/30/12 $377,600
Jennifer D. H. Walthall, MD American Academy of Pediatrics New Picture My Reality 8/30/11 7/1/13 $3,000
Mu Wang, PhD U.S. Army Medical Research And Materiel Command New Role of Central Metabolism in Prostate Cancer Progression 7/1/11 6/30/13 $166,879
Ronald C. Wek, PhD NIH-NIGMS Contin/
Competing
Metabolic stress responses and eIF2 kinase GCN2 8/15/11 4/30/12 $353,588
David S. Wilkes, MD Duke University New Novel Cellular Immune Profiles to Predict Lung Disease Outcomes 5/1/11 4/30/12 $21,019
Kara Kay Wools-Kaloustian, MD NIH-NIAID Contin/
Competing
East Africa IeDEA Regional Consortium 8/1/11 7/31/12 $1,567,983
Feng-Chun Yang, MD, PhD Children's Tumor Foundation New Targeting the hematopoietic bone microenvironment in the treatment of NF1 pseudarthrosis 7/1/11 6/30/12 $28,000
Xiao-Ming Yin, MD, PhD NIH-NCI New The Impact of Growth Modulation on Liver Carcinogenesis 7/29/11 5/31/12 $99,002
Karmen Kay Yoder, PhD NIH-NIAAA New Dopamine and Unpredicted Alcohol Delivery: Effects of Alcohol Consumption 8/1/11 7/31/12 $449,142
Feng C. Zhou, PhD NIH-NIAAA Contin/
Competing
Mouse Model Neuro-Facial Dysmorphology Translational and Treatment Studies 8/1/11 7/31/12 $240,069

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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.

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Traffic Updates

Arrow Traffic restrictions on Indiana Avenue

Sidewalk and curb repairs affecting traffic on Indiana Avenue between 10th and 16th streets are scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 19. The project will start on the west side of Indiana Avenue south of 16th Street and proceed south. During this period there will be southbound lane restrictions.

Over time the project will proceed south and stop just north of the Fall Creek bridge, then move to the east side of Indiana Avenue, then north to stop just south of 16th. During this period there will be northbound lane restrictions.

Two-way traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained during this project. The repairs, which are part of the city’s RebuildIndy project, are tentatively scheduled to complete June 15.

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 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

The Continuing Medical Education office launched a new and improved website at cme.medicine.iu.edu. 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.

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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 (medicine.iu.edu); 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 medschl@iupui.edu.

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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 communications.medicine.iu.edu/get-the-word-out/medtv.

Questions? Phone 274-7722.

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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 scopemed@iupui.edu
  • 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.

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