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January 28, 2011
Volume 15 Number 4 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow IU Health celebrates new name

Indiana University Health, formerly known as Clarian Health, held a special ceremony to celebrate the official adoption of its new name Monday, Jan. 25, in Fairbanks Hall.

Physicians, faculty, staff, patients and representatives from IU Health and its hospitals across the state turned out to celebrate the milestone. The name IU Health affirms the health system’s unique partnership with IUSM and a shared vision to provide one standard of preeminent, patient-centered care to the people of Indiana and beyond.

“As one of the nation’s leading medical schools, it is our mission to advance health in Indiana and beyond by promoting innovation and excellence in education, research and patient care. We partner with Indiana University Health in that mission,” said D. Craig Brater, dean of IUSM and vice president for university clinical affairs at IU. “Together, we are training the physicians of tomorrow and making a commitment to the education and training of the doctors our state needs today and in the future.”

Additional ceremony participants included IU President Michael McRobbie, PhD; Daniel Evans Jr., JD, president and CEO of IU Health; Jeff and Tammy Bulmahn, a patient who received treatment for a serious brain tumor at IU Health and his wife; and the Rev. Hames Bushfield, director of connectional ministries, Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. Official remarks were followed by a commemorative pinning and flag raising ceremony. Participants were also given the opportunity to view the Lifeline emergency helicopter and the People Mover, both sporting the new IU Health logo and colors.

For more information, see the IU Health Newsroom.

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Arrow Simon Family Tower opens first phase

The first phase of the Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Simon Family Tower is complete with patients moving into rooms on the seventh, eighth and ninth floors Thursday, Jan. 27. The other construction phases will be complete by winter 2013.

“One of the most exciting elements of our new Simon Family Tower is that every patient will have a private room,” said Dan Fink, president and CEO, Riley at IU Health, “helping to boost their comfort and privacy as well as reduce potential infection rates.”

When complete, the 10-story, 675,000-square-foot addition will to boost capacity at Riley, increase efficiency and enhance patient satisfaction. Each private room is bigger than Riley’s current semi-private rooms and has its own bath, refrigerator, safe, TV, entertainment system and wireless Internet. Each patient room has a dedicated family area for rest and relaxation with a roll-out bed and separate TV. Other new amenities include family lounges, kitchens, business centers, showers, laundry facilities, vending areas and breast-pumping rooms.

For more information, visit the IU Health Newsroom.

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Arrow Wellness Committee offers running program

The IUSM Wellness Committee will sponsor the first-ever IUSM Half Marathon Training Program starting Feb. 2. The program will meet each week for a group run downtown at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building Atrium.

Teams will be formed based on desired pace and distance. Runners of all fitness levels and speed, as well as friends and family, are welcome. There is no obligation to make it to every meeting. This group aims to help participants get motivated, meet others on campus and learn more about running.

The group also will meet every other Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at different locations around the city for longer training runs. Weekend run dates are runs are Feb. 5 and 19; March 5 and 19; and April 2, 16 and 30. Location will be weather dependant.

To receive Saturday morning run locations, schedule changes and other helpful training information, email ltedesch@iupui.edu. Participants may also start with this basic Mini Marathon Training Program or visit the “Smart Coach Program” at www.runnersworld.com.

For more information or to sign up for the IUSM Half Marathon Training Program, contact Laura Tedeschi at ltedesch@iupui.edu.

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Faculty Development & News

Arrow Kelton named program director

Gaylen M. Kelton, MD, has been appointed clinical professor and founding program director of the new IU Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at IUPUI, effective Jan. 1.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Kelton served as a faculty member in the IUSM Department of Family Medicine for 14 years. During his tenure in the Department of Family Medicine, he also served as the assistant chair of the department.

As director of IU Travel Medicine, Dr. Kelton provides pre- and post-travel consultation and country-specific advice to patients and has been involved in global health throughout his career. In 2010, he travelled to care for patients in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, and China, where he has delivered lectures in universities and consulted in teaching hospitals. He is involved with planning and implementing primary care education, research and service, and establishing a medical center in Honduras.

Dr. Kelton holds a Certificate in Travel Health and Medicine from University College London and a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a recipient of the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award.

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Arrow Call for competency director

IUSM is accepting applications for Competency Director for Using Science to Guide Diagnosis, Management, Therapeutics, and Prevention. The primary role of the director is to facilitate the teaching, assessment, development and documentation of students’ competence in that area.

The director will work closely with course and clerkship directors, faculty from all IUSM campuses, students, other competency directors and the Dean's Office for Medical Education and Curricular Affairs.

Responsibilities include chairing the Using Science Competency Team; developing curricula/learning experiences for this competency; reviewing and assigning competency grades; and reviewing competency-related course management materials in the Database of Competency Curriculum (DoCC) to ensure teaching and assessment of the competency. The Competency Director also will work closely with IUSM educators in the current curriculum reform that is grounded in a commitment to teach and assess the competencies across all four years of medical school.

Candidates must have interest and experience in medical education and/or methods of adult education and have a written commitment from their department chair to protect a minimum of 20 percent FTE for this educational administrative role. The Dean’s Office will provide $20,000 to the competency director’s department/unit annually to help pay for his/her time. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, a CV and a letter of support from their department chair that specifically addresses the candidate's protected time for the position, to the Dean’s Office for Medical Education and Curricular Affairs, EF 200 or meca@iupui.edu.

Applications should be received no later than Friday, Feb. 11. Electronic applications are encouraged. For additional information about the competency curriculum, visit medicine.iu.edu/meca. Questions to MECA at 274-4556.

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Student Showcase

Arrow Project Joy update

On Nov. 5, medical students participating in Project Joy, an Office of Medical Service-Learning project, visited The Alpha Home, a nursing home on Indianapolis’ westside. Following the residents’ church activities, students participated in arts and crafts with the senior citizens. By the end of this session, these senior residents had beautiful art to place in their rooms for the holidays.

This semester, upcoming events will include karaoke, arts and crafts and more. To volunteer for future events or for more information, contact co-chairs Olayinka Afolabi (MSII) at oafolabi@iupui.edu or Kemi Awe (MSII) at oawe@iupui.edu.

The OMSL promotes a lifelong commitment to community service through innovative service-learning experiences. To learn more, visit www.medicine.iu.edu/omsl.

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IU Health News

Arrow IUSCC earns national accreditation

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has been granted a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Administered by the American College of Surgeons, the NAPBC gives accreditation only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures a patient will have access to:

  • Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
  • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
  • Quality breast care close to home.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Events & Lectures

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.

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Arrow Workshop on difficult medical conversations

The Department of Pediatrics in collaboration with the IUPUI Office of Human Resources will conduct a workshop series on "Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Medical Setting" from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 2 and 6 and March 2 and 16, in the Candlelight Room (A3050) at Methodist Hospital.

These workshops will help participants develop the confidence, courage and skills to handle difficult conversations while maintaining good relationships. Participants will learn the theory behind good communication, practice the skills, and discuss how to apply these approaches. These sessions will include a series of role plays (simulations) using scenarios submitted by the participants and contributors.

The four sessions are entitled "Essential Communication, Listening and Non-Verbal Communication," "Achieving Effectiveness through Negotiation," "Raising Difficult Issues" and "Managing Personality and Cultural Differences."

The registration deadline is Sunday, Jan. 30, and the cost is $100. Workshops are open to IU and non-IU students and faculty.

To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/special/dcm.html. Questions to 962-2275 or pkhurana@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Molleston to open women's leadership luncheon series

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 faculty.medicine.iu.edu.

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Arrow 2011 Health Geographic Symposium

The 2011 Health Geographic Symposium: Using Spatial Information and Spatial Analysis to Advance Health Research and Practice will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, room 1110.

This event will feature national experts exploring opportunities for using spatial information for health research and practice. It is open to all interested public health professionals, but space is limited. To register, visit www.indianactsi.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&formId=81. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 2.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Health Geographics, the Polis Center, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Indiana Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics, the IU Department of Public Health and the IUPUI Department of Geography.

For more information, visit www.healthgeographics.iupui.edu/symposium.

Questions to Karen Comer at 274-2296 or kfrederi@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Workshop targets new grant writers

Drs. David Morrison and John Robinson will present “Getting Started as a Successful Grant Writer and Academician” from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Emerson Hall, room 304.

This day-long workshop will prepare advanced graduate students, post-docs and new faculty to submit their first NIH, NSF, DOD or AHA proposal. Topics will include organizational structures of the major federal funding agencies, how priority scores are calculated, what are facilities and administrative costs, and how to analyze a critique in anticipation of resubmission. Emphasis will be on starting to build an academic career, including how to write a career development award.

This event is sponsored by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, IUSM Graduate Division, IUSM Department of Microbiology and Immunology and IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Lunch and a copy of The Grant Application Writer's Workbook are included. To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Ethics lecture on patient advocacy

Robin Bandy, JD, director of the Wishard Volunteer Advocates Program, will present “A Healthcare Approach to Guardianship” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Methodist Hopsital Petticrew Auditorium.

This lecture will review basic guardianship law and why guardianship is important to healthcare providers. Bandy also will discuss the need for guardianship services for incapacitated patients who lack financial and social resources, and outline a new model of guardianship that uses volunteer advocates to act on behalf of patients.

The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of IUHealth hospitals and others in the central Indiana community.

This event is CME/CE eligible. Fairbanks Ethics Lectures are free, open to all and do not require pre-registration. For more information, visit www.fairbankscenter.org.

Questions to Amy Chamness at 962-1721or achamnes@iuhealth.org.

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Arrow Forum to focus on prenatal health

The Fourth Annual Indiana Perinatal Network Forum, “Controversies and Innovations in Perinatal Health,” will be Friday, March 11, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel, Keystone at the Crossing.

This statewide conference showcases the best practices, innovative programs and research related to perinatal care. For more information or to register, visit www.indianaperinatal.org/sections/forum.php.

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News to Use

Arrow Campus to remain open March 1

Human Resources Administration has released new information about the Campus Holiday, which it was announced last year would be a floating holiday in 2011.

To be eligible for the Campus Holiday, appointed staff employees must be in active or partial-leave status on March 1, 2011. New employees hired after March 1, 2011 or current employees returning from unpaid leave status after March 1, 2011 will not receive a floating holiday in 2011.

In past years at IUPUI, the Campus Holiday was a designated date that coincided with Good Friday, and many campus offices were closed.  This year it is anticipated that most, if not all, campus offices will be open on Good Friday, and since this day is no longer a designated holiday, support and service staff employees who work on Good Friday will not be eligible for holiday incentive pay.

For more information, see www.hra.iupui.edu/content/doclib/Campus%20Holiday%202011.pdf.

Questions to Employee Relations at 274‑8931.

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Arrow Vote to support wellness program

Wishard Hospital’s Take Charge Lite Wellness Program is competing for the chance to win a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. The grant will help fund the program and future opportunities for participants.

Individuals are urged to support the project by voting online or texting “105178” to “73774.” Standard text message rates apply. To vote online, visit www.refresheverything.com search for the TCL project with the keyword “Wishard.” Votes may be cast daily. The ten organizations with the most votes will receive a $50,000 grant. Voting closes Monday, Jan. 31.

The Take Charge Lite Wellness program teaches participants how to make healthier choices the way they want to make them, and it gives them the necessary tools to succeed. Support consists of a personal wellness coach; support groups; learning to cook healthier recipes; and access to walking clubs, a gym and fitness courses.

Questions to Lisa Chrysler at lisa.chrysler@wishard.edu.

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Arrow Glick Eye art project deadline extended

The deadline for Indiana artists or artists who trained in Indiana to submit art to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute has been extended to Monday, Feb. 14.

Selected submissions will join a permanent installation in the Glick Eye Institute, the new home of the Department of Ophthalmology currently under construction on the IUSM campus at IUPUI.

The 77,000 square-foot building will include ophthalmology and optometry clinics on the ground floor, as well as three floors for clinical and science research labs, physician office space, conference rooms and a library.

All art submissions must depict or express vision, light, color, perspective or reflection. Artists whose work is chosen for display in the building will be notified by Friday, Feb. 25, and will have until the end of May to complete their work. Art will be installed in June and July; the building will be dedicated during a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 19.

The full Request for Proposal, FAQs and renderings of the building and spaces where art can be displayed are available at www.glickeyeinstituteart.org.

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Arrow Submit a life science intern project

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 lhsi.medicine.iu.edu/interestedmentors.

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

Questions to Brandi Gilbert at 278-3637 or brgilber@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Winter weather closing tips

IU has an emergency web site to keep the university community informed about campus closures, weather conditions and other emergencies. To see current status alerts, visit indianauniversity.info or find closing instructions specific to IUSM at medicine.iu.edu/resources/adverse-weather.

In addition, IU may reach out directly with information during severe weather or a campus emergency. To update personal contact information, visit onestart.iu.edu, log in and select “IU-Notify."

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Arrow Art exhibit at IUSM Library

The IUSM Library is now displaying a painting by an Indiana artist known for his beautiful Hoosier landscapes, particularly those including beech trees. The painting is located on the third floor of the Library, outside the Team-based Learning classroom, room 317.

William Arnold Eyden Jr. was a native of Richmond and a painter in oils and watercolors. Also on display are a series of prints by caricaturists William Hogarth, George Cruikshank, James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson. They are located in room 303.

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Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This weekend, Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Jan. 30, IU faculty host David Crabb, MD, of the award-winning Sound Medicine radio show will chat with an expert pediatrician about the connection, or lack of it, between childhood vaccinations and autism.

Recently, the original study claiming that vaccines cause autism has been debunked, and the British doctor who published the findings has been charged with falsifying data. But is the controversy over? This week, IU pediatrician Rachel Vreeman, MD, will discuss the issue with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, MD. Dr. Vreeman is assistant professor of pediatrics at IUSM.

In the year since the massive earthquake in Haiti, that country has experienced several public health crises, including a cholera outbreak and a rise in tuberculosis. Sound Medicine’s Kathy Miller, MD, will speak with Kevin Schwartzman, MD, from McGill University about the public health surveillance efforts underway in Haiti. Dr. Schwartzman is a clinical researcher at the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit at McGill University School of Medicine.

You’ve heard of abandoned cars. But abandoned prescriptions? Purdue pharmacy professor Mick Murray, PharmD, MPH, explains this growing problem to Sound Medicine’s Steve Bogdewic. Dr. Murray is also a researcher at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis.

In a chat with host Barbara Lewis, leading cancer researcher Arnold Levine, PhD, will discuss causes of and cures for cancer, including his discovery of a cell protein that inhibits tumor growth. Levine leads the Simons Center for Systems Biology at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, MD, will talk with author Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, about his book Emperor of All Maladies. The book takes a sweeping look at the history of cancer, starting with the ancient Egyptians. Dr. Mukherjee is assistant professor and oncologist at Columbia University in New York.

Also, in this week’s Checkup: Eric Metcalf wants to know why yawning is contagious.

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

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Opportunities

Arrow Macy Faculty Scholar opportunity

IUSM is seeking faculty members with proposals for innovative educational projects to be submitted for the 2011 Macy Faculty Scholar Award.

IUSM can nominate one faculty member to submit a proposal to the Macy Foundation.  If the selected faculty member's proposal is chosen by the Macy Foundation for one of its five 2011 awards, the faculty member  will become a Macy Faculty Scholar and receive $100,000 salary support annually for two years to support their project.

A special review group has been formed by Maryellen Gusic, MD, executive associate dean for education, to select the IUSM 2011 scholar nominee. Potential proposals will be reviewed this month and one nominee will be selected to develop a full proposal to represent the IUSM by Tuesday, Feb.1.

For more information, see the complete Request for Proposals or the program brochure

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Arrow Nominate a Nurse of the Year

The Indianapolis Star is presenting its ninth annual Salute to Nurses to recognize and honor nurses and nurse educators from around the state for their selfless service to the community. Nominations for Salute to Nurses awards, which Indiana University Health sponsors, will be accepted online through Wednesday, Feb. 2, at www2.indystar.com/salute.

Winners, including one Nurse of the Year, will be announced April 27 at an awards banquet in Indianapolis.

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Arrow Trustee Teaching Award — Feb. 4

Each year the Indiana University Board of Trustees recognizes excellence in teaching through a program known as the Trustee Teaching Awards.

Recipients of this prestigious award receive a $2,500 bonus, have their names displayed on a plaque and are recognized at award ceremonies at IUSM and at IUPUI. In addition, IUSM awardees are recognized at the medical school commencement in May.

Excellence in teaching is the primary factor for selection. To nominate an awardee, submit name(s) to meded.iusm.iu.edu/tan by Friday, Feb. 4. Those who submit nominees should also include their university status (student, resident, fellow or faculty) and indicate the nominee's department in addition to their name.

For more information, visit www.indiana.edu/~medicine/meca/awards/tta.

Questions to meca@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Keck Foundation — Request For Applications

The W. M. Keck Foundation Science and Engineering Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting high-risk and high-impact projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach to intractable problems, push the edge of their field, or question the prevailing paradigm.

Past grants have been awarded to major universities and independent research institutions to support pioneering science and engineering research and the development of promising new technologies, and to facilitate the purchase of advanced instruments where such instruments would further research ideas.

IU is allowed only one application for this limited submission opportunity. Internal submission deadline is Thursday, Feb. 10. Do not apply directly to the Keck Foundation.

For more information, visit ovpr.indiana.edu/limsub/LimSubDetail.asp?Number=1493.

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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.

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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

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Around the State

Arrow Parkview Research Symposium

The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program and Parkview Hospital will present the Ninth Annual Parkview Research Symposium from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.

This symposium will focus on the challenges of clinical research, translational science and information technology. Speakers will include Fen-Lei Chang, MD, professor of neurology at IUSM-Fort Wayne.

This meeting is provided at no charge to participants. Meals and parking included.

For a complete agenda or to register, see the event flyer.

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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 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 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 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: medicine.iu.edu/medtv. Questions? Phone 274-7722.

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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 kas1@iupui.edu.

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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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