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IUSM Scope

October 7, 2011
Volume 15 Number 39 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Mark Brothers of South Bend Lecture — Oct. 12

The 2011 Mark Brothers of South Bend Lecture will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

Karen Hsiao Ashe, MD, PhD, will present “Cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory loss in Alzheimer's disease.” Dr. Ashe is professor and Edmund Wallace and Anne Marie Tulloch Chairs in Neurology and Neuroscience and director of the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care at the University of Minnesota.

The Mark Brothers of Sound Bend Lecture Award was established by IUSM in 1997 to recognize persons of Asian descent who are nationally and internationally prominent in academic medicine. Dr. Ashe will be on campus from Oct. 12-13 to meet with members of the IUSM community and present the seminar.

To view the lecture via live web stream, visit this page.


Arrow Spirit and Place Festival to spotlight IUSM program

IUSM will participate in the 16th annual Spirit and Place Festival with a unique exploration of the vital role body donation plays in educating the future generation of physicians, and the ways in which medical students honor those who “give of themselves” to advance medical science. The theme of this year’s festival is “The Body.”

The use of cadavers for anatomy classes has often been seen as a taboo subject despite the fact that more than 250 people donate their bodies each year to IUSM. This event, "From Gross Anatomy to Compassionate Care," from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the WFYI Building, 1630 N. Meridian St., will explore changing attitudes with a panel discussion about a new approach to medical education at IUSM-Northwest. Until recently, medical students did not know the identities of the cadavers on which they operated. Now they are given the opportunity to learn about their first patients through family members. The program allows medical students to honor donors and their families while also transforming the way doctors are taught respect for human life.

Event panelists will include Kathryn J. Jones, PhD, professor and chair of anatomy and cell biology, IUSM; Margaret Gaffney, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, IUSM; Ernest Talarico, director of medical education and assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology, IUSM-Northwest; Lucas Buchler, a third-year student at IUSM, and a donor family member. Barbara Lewis, host of WFYI’s Sound Medicine, will moderate.

This event is presented by the IU Center for Bioethics, IUSM, IUSM-Northwest, IUPUI, Sound Medicine and WFYI. The Spirit and Place Festival is a 10-day celebration supported by the Polis Center, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, which presents “never-seen-before” programs that inspire participants to think and act differently on behalf of their community.

To participate, call 274-7722 or email RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 3.


Arrow IUSM releases annual fact sheet

The IU School of Medicine has released its 2011-2012 Fact Sheet. This year’s update reveals that IUSM educates the second largest medical student body in the United States and pegs total grants awarded for the 2010-2011 fiscal year as in excess of $250 million. It also notes that approximately half of Indiana’s physicians received all or some of their education at the IU School of Medicine.

Additional information includes student demographics, total faculty and staff numbers (including regional campuses) and a timeline of landmark events in the medical school’s history.

To see the complete two-page report, click here.


Faculty News

Arrow Torres-Martinez to lead Genetic Counseling Program

Wilfredo Torres-Martinez, MD, associate professor of clinical medical and molecular genetics, has been named the director of the Genetic Counseling Program in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.

The Genetic Counseling Program is a two-year master’s degree program and is one of the oldest and most respected programs in the country. This highly competitive program accepts six students per year from across the US. The program is accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and the state of Indiana recognizes genetic counseling as a medical specialty. Indiana licensure is required for practitioners providing services within the state.

Dr. Torres-Martinez is board certified in OB/GYN and medical genetics. He has been an IUSM faculty member since 1995.


Student Showcase

Arrow Student breast cancer awareness program

IUPUI Student Health Services will present “Breast Cancer Sucks,” a breast cancer awareness program, from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 148.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month event will highlight steps for early detection and prevention. Jane Ambro, a cancer prevention specialist from IU Health, will be instruct participants who will have an opportunity to feel a life-like model to learn what a lump feels like, and pick up a number of additional resources.

This program is part of the Wellness Wednesdays Program Series sponsored by Student Health Services, part of the Division of Student Life. For more information, email Emily Werner at or call 274-WELL.

For other Wellness Wednesday program dates, visit


Events & Lectures

Arrow Medical and molecular genetics seminar — Oct. 11

The Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics will present a seminar on the role of nutrients in insulin resistance from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

Wenhong Cao, MD, associate professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “Insulin plays a necessary role in converting excess nutrients into insulin resistance.” Dr. Coa also serves as an associate consulting professor of medicine (endocrinology and metabolism) at the Duke University School of Medicine.

This event will be hosted by Nuria Morral, PhD, associate professor of medical and molecular genetics and biochemistry and molecular biology.


Arrow Marrero to present on diabetes prevention

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Community Health Engagement Program and Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities will host a lecture on diabetes prevention from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Indianapolis Central Library's Riley Room.

David Marrero, J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine and director of Diabetes Translational Research Center, will present “Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: A Hoosier Success Story.”

Dr. Marrero is a diabetes researcher with expertise in both clinical trials and in translational research, which focuses on moving the results of research studies into the public health sector. He helped design the Diabetes Prevention Program and the TRIAD study, which evaluated strategies to improve diabetes care delivery in managed care settings. He is also co-director of the Indiana CTSI Community Health Engagement Program.

This is a free event; lunch will be provided.  For more information, see the event flyer.

To RSVP, email Julie Routt at


Arrow Lecture to focus on health impact of Gulf oil spill

The Department of Public Health will host a presentation on the health impact of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, room 1110.

Elizabeth T.H. Fontham, DrPH, will present “Another Chapter for All Too Common Disasters: the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” Dr. Fontham is founding dean of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health and associate director for cancer prevention and control at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center.

She also serves as senior consultant epidemiologist to the Louisiana Office of Public Health-Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology. Elizabeth Fontham is currently on the team of investigators studying the health effects of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Arrow HANDS in Autism to host summit on system change

The HANDS in Autism Program and Resource Center will host a summit focused on implementing systems change from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the IUPUI Campus Center.

This event will welcome professionals to discuss the components, benefits and challenges of systems change in Indiana across arenas of health care, public health and education. Participants will include Steve Bogdewic, PhD, executive associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development and George W. Copeland Professor and associate chair of Family Medicine, IUSM; Daniel Evans, president and CEO of IU Health; Betsy Lee, director for Indiana Patient Safety Center; and Nicole Norvell, director of special education at the Indiana Department of Education.

This event also will focus on the newly evolving concept of “local community cadres in autism.”

For more information or to register, visit


Arrow IUSM Art Exhibition — Oct. 19

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.

This year’s event will feature faculty, staff, students and alumni of the IU schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and health and rehabilitation sciences; VA, Wishard, and IU Health systems.

In addition to the exhibit at the Medical Science Building, some artists also will be featured in 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.

For more information, visit


Arrow Author to present grand round and workshops

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 through funding from the NIH and IU Health Values Grants. Space is limited. To register, contact Kathie Mullins at 630-7988 or


Arrow Fourth annual arts and crafts fair — Oct. 29

The IUPUI Staff Council, along with Herron School of Art and Design student artists, will present its third annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the IUPUI Campus Center.

One-of-a-kind handmade items and holiday gifts will be offered by more than 40 crafters and artisans from around the state.  Each vendor has been hand-selected from a team of jurors from the IUPUI Staff Council committee to ensure quality items are featured.  Items for sale include clothing, hand-woven baskets, glass art, jewelry, original artwork, woodcrafts, pottery, crocheted and knitted items, hand-made greeting cards, and recycled bottle art. 

The Staff Council represents all non-faculty and non-union employees of IUPUI.  The Fine Arts and Crafts Fair is the group’s first major annual fundraising effort. Proceeds from booth rental will support scholarships for IUPUI students. 

Admission to the fair is free of charge and open to the public. Parking is available in the Vermont Street garage adjacent to the Campus Center.

For more information, visit the Staff Council website at

Questions to Teresa McCurry at 274-0463 or


Arrow Grand round on disability in older adults

Medicine Grand Rounds will present “The Critical Care Recovery Program Initiative” from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Wishard Hospital Myers Auditorium. 

Malaz Boustani, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of the aging brain program at IU Center for Aging Research, and Babar Khan, MD, assistant professor of medicine, will present. The focus of the lecture will be cognitive, psychological and physical disability among older adults who survived acute critical illness, including the minimally specified care that needs to be provided to these vulnerable older adults, especially during the critical 90 days following discharge from the hospital.

Dr. Khan also serves as a scientist with IU’s Center for Aging Research and Dr. Boustani as an investigator with Regenstrief Institute.

Attendees will receive CME credit of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1.


News to Use

Arrow Electronic W-2 to be available in OneStart

IUSM Human Resources Administration has updated its electronic W-2 process to a more convenient option through OneStart.

To receive the 2011 W-2 form one to two weeks earlier, employees must consent to this new process through the OneStart portal. Employees will be notified by email when their W-2 form is available. If no action is taken, employees will receive their W-2 form via mail to their home address.

To begin the process, click here; this link goes to a consent form, or go to OneStart and select “Employee Center” from the "Services Tab." The "Tax Information" panel is located on the right-hand side under "Payroll Information," where employee paycheck information is located.  Select “edit” for W-2 Online Delivery. For more information, visit this page.

For questions about W-2s or this new process, contact To help spread the news about this change, download this flyer.

Students can also receive their 1098-T forms online through OneStart. For more information, click here.


Arrow IU to pilot new employee health care initiative

IU and IU Health have launched a pilot initiative to provide health care to to IU employees, retirees and their families in the Bloomington area.

The Integrated Clinical Care Services pilot will provide access to primary care physicians affiliated with the IU Health network at existing clinics in the Bloomington area to  all those covered by an IU-sponsored health plan. The pilot program also will establish an electronic medical records system that will allow access to patient records across the entire physician and nurse care managers' network, streamlining the diagnostic and treatment process.

The first phase of the program will be in place by the end of the year. Approximately 19,000 people will be eligible to receive services under this initiative. Physicians from IU Health Bloomington Hospital, IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians and Internal Medicine Associates, a leading Bloomington health care provider under contract to IU Health, will participate in the program.

For more information, visit the IU Newsroom.


Arrow Mark Your Calendar — IUPUI Health Fair

IUPUI Employee Health & Benefits Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the IUPUI Campus Center.


Arrow Arthritis run volunteers sought

Volunteers are sought for the 2011 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell 5K  Run/Walk Saturday, Dec. 10 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Event duties will include checking in volunteers, greeting and registering participants, staffing tables, providing route guidance, food table management, costume design and assistance with the “Santa Race.” Volunteers also are needed for the week running up to the event to stuff goodie bags and manage packet pick-ups.

To volunteer, visit this page. To sign up, select “Team Volunteer” and use the promo code, “Donner.”

Questions to Cyndi Herrera at


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, learn about how medical schools are preparing students for practicing medicine in rural areas. Also, IU alcoholism research David Crabb, MD, discusses a drug that controls alcohol cravings, and a physician who specializes in treating the homeless will talk about her calling. Sound Medicine airs 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 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 Fall Core Pilot Funding Program — applications due Oct. 12

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 (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 and log in using your university ID.

Questions to Lilith Reeves at


Arrow IU Health Values Fund — request for applications

Submissions for the IU Health Values Fund for Research and Education grant applications and proposals are due at noon, Monday, Oct. 17.

All IU employees submitting applications must have their proposals into the IU Office of Research Administration five full business days before the Oct. 17 deadline. Additional requirements include approval of the application by the applicant’s PIs and all cognizant chairs, directors, deans and, if required, vice president, chancellors or provost. The narrative and literature cited must be uploaded to the proposal packet two business days prior to the sponsor’s submission deadline.

These new rules were implemented Jan. 1, 2011. For more information on all internal submission guidelines, visit IU ORA or IU Sponsored and Research Programs.

Questions to Terry White at 274-2221 or or Amy Clifford at 274-0151 or


Arrow Rural health conference seeks speakers

The Indiana Rural Health Association invites individuals with an interest in rural health to submit concurrent session ideas for presentation at the IRHA’s 15th Annual Conference, “Rural Health: Partnering for Better Communities,” June 14 to 15 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Presentations will be selected based on the need for the topic as it relates to rural health and the speaker’s knowledge and expertise on the subject. The 2012 IRHA conference will offer keynote speakers and plenary sessions.  Concurrent breakout sessions will provide an opportunity for deeper explorations of topics.  The conference planning committee will announce their final selections in January.

The deadline for speaker proposals is Thursday, Dec. 15. To download the official RFP, click here. To submit a proposal, email Tina Elliott at


Grants & Funding

Arrow Grants and Awards — September 2011

Principal Investigator Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Matthew Robert Allen, PhD
Texas Biomedical Research Institute New Bone Structural Integrity Profiling 7/15/11 5/31/12 $36,131
Amit Anand, MD
NIH-NIMH New Differentiating Unipolar and Bipolar Depression in Young Adults Using fMRI 8/5/11 5/31/12 $518,007
Dennis Ang, MD
NIH-NIAMS New Novel Use of Ketotifen (Mast Cell Stablizier)in Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Study 9/1/11 8/31/12 $209,475
Sunil Badve, MD
U.S. Department of Defense New Converting Dreaded HIV to a Breast Cancer Therapy 9/1/11 8/31/12 $112,260
Margaret E. Bauer, PhD
NIH-NIAID New Mechanisms of Sap-mediated Antimicrobial Peptide Resistance 9/30/11 8/31/12 $231,000
Richard Lowell Bell, PhD
NIH-NIAAA Continuing/
Rat Animal Models Core (RAMC) 9/5/11 8/31/12 $381,788
Teresita Maria Bellido, PhD
NIH-NIAMS New FAK/Pyk2 signaling pathway and bone formation 9/1/11 8/31/12 $346,500
Hal E. Broxmeyer, PhD
NIH-NHLBI Continuing/
Cytokine Enhancement of Myeloid Progenitor Cell Survival 8/15/11 6/30/12 $385,000
Hal E. Broxmeyer, PhD
NIH-NIDDK New Regulating hematopoietic stem cells and hematopoiesis for clinical efficacy 9/1/11 6/30/12 $32,800
Aaron Edward Carroll, MD
Boston VA Research Institute New Healthcare Research Translation for Policy Makers and Managers 9/15/11 3/14/12 $33,520
Jinhui Chen, MD, PhD
NIH-NINDS New Exercise-enhanced neurogenesis and functional recovery following TBI 9/1/11 8/31/12 $192,500
Gregory Andrew Coté, MD
NIH-NIDDK New Covered metal stents for treatment of post-liver transplant biliary strictures 8/25/11 5/31/12 $232,375
Theodore R. Cummins, PhD
NIH-NINDS New Harnessing gating-pore currents to identify novel Nav1.7 modulators 9/1/11 6/30/12 $231,000
Kimberly Quaid de Cordon, PhD
NIH-NICHD New Genetic Testing for Huntington Disease in At Risk Adolescents and Young Adults 9/23/11 8/31/12 $77,000
Mary Kathleen de Groot, PhD
NIH-NIDDK New Program ACTIVE II: Behavioral Depression Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes 8/1/11 7/31/12 $677,803
Howard J. Edenberg, PhD
NIH-NIAAA New Early binge drinking and gene regulation 9/5/11 8/31/12 $235,726
Craig Andrew Erickson, MD
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Continuing/
UW Acamprosate in Youth with Autistic Disorder 7/1/11 6/30/12 $29,764
Bernardino Ghetti, MD
NIH-NIA Continuing/
Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center 8/15/11 6/30/12 $1,763,493
David Michael Haas, MD
Northwestern University New Sleep disturbance and risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes 6/1/11 4/30/12 $49,908
Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD
Komen Cancer Foundation Continuing/
Targeting Telomerase for the Treatment of Refractory Breast Cancers 5/13/11 5/12/12 $200,000
Mircea Ivan, MD, PhD
NIH-NCI New Role of Hypoxia-Induced miR-210 in Tumor Metabolism 7/19/11 5/31/12 $364,233
Melissa Ann Kacena, PhD
NIH-NIAMS New Regulation of Osteoblast Function by Megakaryocytes: Key Signaling Proteins 9/1/11 8/31/12 $346,500
Hua Lu, MD, PhD
NIH-NCI Continuing/
The role of ribosomal proteins in the p53-MDM2 pathway 8/30/11 6/30/12 $231,459
Raghavendra G. Mirmira, MD, PhD
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International New Deoxyhypusine synthase inhibition a novel strategy for beta cell protection 8/1/11 7/31/12 $45,256
Raghavendra G. Mirmira, MD, PhD
NIH-NIDDK New Role of Deoxyhypusine Synthase in the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes 9/5/11 9/4/12 $48,861
Eugenia P. Molleston, MD
Children's Hospital Association (Denver) Continuing/
Longitudinal Study of Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease 1/1/11 12/31/11 $72,982
Michael Dennis Murray, OD
Regenstrief Institute New The National Coordinating Center for the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) 7/1/11 6/30/12 $55,614
Alexander G. Robling, PhD
NIH-NIAMS New Lrp5 signaling in bone mechanotransduction and metabolism 9/19/11 7/31/12 $611,214
Bryan Paul Schneider, MD
Komen Cancer Foundation Continuing/
Comprehensive Biomarker Discovery Project for Bevacizumab in Breast Cancer 8/7/11 8/6/12 $1,107,696
Chie-Schin Shih, MD
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command New A Pilot study of Sutent/Sunitinib, and oral multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor in subjects with NF1 Plexiform Neurofibromas 9/1/11 8/31/12 $324,517
John Emerson Sidle, MD
Moi University Faculty of Health Sciences Continuing/
US Military HIV Research Program and AIDS clinical trial group 12/1/10 11/30/11 $20,360
Robert Virgil Stahelin, PhD
University of Notre Dame New University of Notre Dame Harper Cancer Research Institute Program 7/1/11 6/30/12 $56,315
Robert Virgil Stahelin, PhD
National Science Foundation
New COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: SPK1-ROP Signaling at the ER surface: Implications for ERES Assembly and Morphogenesis 9/1/11 8/31/12 $80,756
Brian Kevin Stansfield, MD
Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs New Myeloid Cells and NF1 Vasculopathy 7/1/11 6/30/12 $102,330
Debbie C. Thurmond, PhD
NIH-NIDDK New The Role of the Cdc42-Pak1 Signaling Pathway in the Incretin Effect 9/6/11 9/5/12 $46,346
Claire E. Walczak, PhD
NIH-NIGMS New Mechanisms of Mitotic Spindle Assembly 9/1/11 8/31/12 $27,362
Sierra L. Washington, MD
Brown University New Cervical Cancer See and Treat; How best to follow up 7/1/11 6/30/12 $25,631
Feng-Chun Yang, MD, PhD
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command New Identifying molecular and pharmacologic targets for impaired fracture healing in a murine model of NF1 9/1/11 8/31/14 $958,274


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

Sandeep Gupta, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics and clinical medicine, has been selected to receive the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award in the field of Preventive Medicine and Public Health for work with the POWER (Pediatric Overweight Education and Research) Program at Riley Hospital for Children. The Hulman Health Award is considered to be Indiana’s Premier Health Award. Dr. Gupta earned the award Oct. 6 at the annual awards program at the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

Mark P. Langer, MD, professor of clinical radiation oncology, has been named president of the Association for Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs. Dr. Langer officially began the position Oct. 2. In addition, Julia Compton, MD, a second-year resident in radiation oncology, has been elected as a resident representative to the ADROP residency review committee.

Michael Ney, director of academic support in the Department of Surgery, has received the Indiana Guard Reserve’s Outstanding Field Grade Officer award for training year 2011. Ney, a lieutenant colonel in the Indiana Guard Reserve, is the brigade commander for Support Command located at Stout Field in Indianapolis. Support Command is a brigade-sized unit composed of medical, military police and communication units. He earned the honor Oct. 2.


Around Campus

Arrow Memorial blood drive – Oct. 13

The IU Department of Physical Therapy will host the Byron S. Hartman Memorial Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the VanNuys Medical Sciences Building atrium.

The blood drive will honor the memory of Byron Hartman, a doctoral student in the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, who passed away July 11 in a boating accident. There also will be an opportunity to register as an organ donor and help save lives in the same way as Hartman.

Walks-ins are welcome. A free lunch will be offered to the first 50 donors to register through the event’s Facebook page.

Questions to Chelsea Ann Bird at


Around Town

Arrow Colts to spotlight IU Simon Cancer Center

George Sledge, MD, medical oncologist and co-director of the breast care and research center at IU Simon Cancer Center, will serve as the honorary coin toss captain as the Indianapolis Colts take on the Kansas City Chiefs at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The coin toss will be one of several breast cancer awareness activities at the game, which takes place the second weekend of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Additional activities include a halftime event in which 100 breast cancer survivors will be recognized on the field, including several who were treated at the IU Simon Cancer Center. For more information, click here.


 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)

To keep the electronic version of Scope as streamlined as possible, only seminars and lectures of general or multidisciplinary interest will be included.