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IUSM Scope

October 21, 2011
Volume 15 Number 41 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Above the Fold

Student Showcase

Faculty News

Events & Lectures

News to Use


Grants & Funding


Around Campus

Around Town

At Your Fingertips

Above the Fold

Arrow Roodman to lead IU Simon Cancer Center Program

G. David Roodman, MD, PhD, has been named director of the Division of Hematology Oncology at the IU Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Roodman also will be the Kenneth Wiseman Professor of Medicine at the IU School of Medicine. He begins his duties Nov. 15 pending approval by the IU board of trustees.

A specialist in diseases of the bone, Dr. Roodman has been at the forefront of research into understanding the role of the bone marrow microenvironment in promoting hematologic malignancies. His research also looks at osteoclasts and osteoblasts, which are responsible for bone growth and bone resorption. He holds three NIH grants as well as funding from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the U.S. Department Veterans Affairs.

A highly respected researcher, Dr. Roodman is the recipient of incentive funding made possible through Lilly Endowment’s gift to create the Physician Scientist Initiative. To capitalize on the unique talents that skilled investigators with medical degrees bring to scientific research, IUSM created the Initiative, which is supported by a $60 million grant from the Lilly Endowment.

Four researchers from his lab in Pennsylvania will move with him in November to staff his lab on the IUPUI campus, and more investigators may join them.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow State commission endorses school of public health plan

IU's request to establish the state of Indiana's first schools of public health, one at IU-Bloomington and the other at IUPUI, has been approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, an accrediting body created by the state to define the education missions of public colleges and universities and approve or disapprove new programs and campus expansions.

IU's request involves creating a new IU School of Public Health-Indianapolis at IUPUI from the IUSM Department of Public Health and other related campus programs and transforming the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at IU-Bloomington into the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. The two schools will build upon the strengths of their respective campuses, with the IUPUI school focusing on strengths in urban health, health policy, biostatistics and epidemiology, as well as its strong connection to IUSM.

The establishment of the new schools must also be approved by the Council on Education for Public Health, a national public health accrediting body.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Sarah Ellen Mamlin to discuss IU-Kenya Partnership

Sarah Ellen Mamlin will present at Grand Rounds from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 26 at the Glick Eye Institute in Spitzberg Hall.

Mamlin, who with her husband Joe Mamlin, MD, professor emeritus of medicine, operate the IU-Kenya Partnership in Eldoret, Kenya. Dr. Mamlin is also founder and field director for the IU-Kenya program. Mamlin will discuss her and her husband’s work promoting health care in Africa. Dr. Mamlin, who was originally scheduled to talk, has been called back to Africa to speak to the Kenyan government.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. For more information about Joe and Sarah Ellen Mamlin, visit the IU Newsroom.


Arrow 'Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression' — and the people choose...

A teeny, tiny replica of Rodin’s “The Thinker” took top honors at the fourth annual IUSM Art Exhibition held Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building. Min Li’s sculpture entitled “Mini Thinker” captured 18 percent of the People’s Choice Award votes.

Second with 11 percent of the votes was Arpita Mondal’s “Anschauung,” a pencil perspective of the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium, and Ruben Sandoral’s “RMS Glorerulus,” a tessellation of a 3-D reconstruction of a microscopy image of a kidney, was third with 8 percent of the votes.

Voters cast 130 ballots.

This year’s event was open to artistic 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 IUSM to participate in disaster simulation

IUSM faculty and students will participate for the first time in a large-scale urban crisis disaster simulation on Friday, Oct. 28, as IU hosts its second biennial counter-terrorism simulation, “Testing Local Readiness in a Time of Terror,” in Inlow Hall.

This event, which was the subject of a public television documentary in 2009, will include students from the IU School of Law-Indianapolis and School of Public and Environmental Affairs, who will play the roles of officials called upon to manage the aftermath of the largest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. Security officials from local churches and corporations will also participate. The simulation will include live intelligence updates, media reports and press conferences.

Panel discussions and lectures on terrorism and public policy will follow the simulation, including a keynote from former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton. These events are free and open to the public.

For more information, or a live link to watch the simulation, see this page.


Student Showcase

Arrow IUSM students present on summer research projects

Thirty-four medical students from the IUSM class of 2014 who spent 10-12 weeks this summer conducting research with a research mentor through the 2011 Student Research Program in Academic Medicine (SRPinAM) delivered poster sessions and oral presentations Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium. In addition, 25 medical students from the program delivered oral presentations to 12 IUSM faculty judges.

Students were judged upon their project abstracts (20 percent) and oral presentation skills (80 percent). Selection criteria included the quality of science; quality of the presentation (delivery and clarity); ability to respond to questions; communication of the level of motivation; enthusiasm and ownership of the project and clarity about the student’s contribution versus the lab’s contribution to the project.

Judges were Nadia Carlesso, MD, PhD, director of SRPinAM; Simon Atkinson, PhD; James Brokaw, PhD; Rebecca Chan, MD, PhD; Robert Considine, PhD; Jeffrey Elmendorf, PhD; Paul Haut, MD; Barbara Kluve-Beckerman, PhD; Peter Roach, PhD; Edward Srour, PhD; and James Walsh, MD, PhD.

"All of the presenting medical students did an outstanding job this past summer as well as at the oral presentations and posters,” said Jose Rivera Espada, director of Medical Student Affairs. “IUSM should be very proud of the overall high level work the medical students did this summer. The medical students are extremely thankful for their mentor’s guidance."

Top honors were awarded to the following six presenters:

  • 1st: Andrea Wenzel of IUSM-Indianapolis; Brian Samuels, PhD, mentor
  • 2nd: Meagan King of IUSM-Northwest; Taeok Bae, PhD, of IUSM-Northwest, mentor
  • 3rd: Richa Sharma of IUSM-Lafayette; Feng-Chun Yang, MD, mentor
  • 4th: Kevin Williams of IUSM-Evansville; Lindsey Mayo, PhD, mentor
  • 5th: Cassidy Overpeck of IUSM-Indianapolis; Daniela Matei, MD, mentor
  • 6th: Samuel Beard of IUSM-Indianapolis; Mark Payne, MD, mentor

SRPinAM is supported by IUSM Dean’s Office and Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute


Faculty News

Arrow Simulation-based medical education director sought

IUSM is seeking applications for a director of simulation-based medical education. This is a full-time tenure track or clinical track faculty position in which 40 to 50 percent FTE will be designated for serving as director.

The director will be responsible for assisting IUSM faculty in the development of curricula and performance-based assessments using a variety of simulation-based technologies. The position will report to the executive associate dean for educational affairs and will be a member of the IUSM Educational Executive Committee.

The director must hold a terminal degree (MD, PhD, EdD) and should be a faculty member with advanced training, professional development, education or extensive experience in simulation-based education. The successful candidate will bring expertise in program development, performance assessment and program evaluation. Experience in doing educational research and/or the development and dissemination of scholarly work in education will strengthen a candidate's application.

Interested candidates should create one PDF file containing the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Send the PDF file by e-mail to Laura Torbeck, PhD, co-chair of the search and screen committee, at using "Director, Simulation-based Medical Education" as the subject of the message

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will be considered until an appointment is made. IU is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse, intellectual community, and strongly encourages application from women and minorities.

For more information, see the complete job description at


Arrow Fall Faculty Meeting — Oct. 31

The IUSM Fall Faculty Meeting will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium. This semester’s event will focus on the future of the relationship between IUPUI and the IU School of Medicine. 

Uday Sukhatme, ScD, executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties at IUPUI, and D. Craig Brater, MD, dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs at IU, will share details on the possible creation of an IU health sciences campus in Indianapolis, as outlined in the New Academic Directions report. This event will be available via live online streaming or via video conferencing. 

IUSM faculty members may submit questions in advance that they would like addressed at the meeting. To submit a question for Drs. Sukhatme and Brater, or to request additional information, visit


Events & Lectures

Arrow Molecular biology seminar on mammals and mosquitoes

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will present a seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

Giles Duffield, PhD, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, will present “Molecular basis for circadian rhythms in mammals and mosquitoes.

Refreshments will be served at 3:30, also in room 326. 


Arrow Medical humanities lecture on medicine in China

Seminars in Medical Humanities and Health Studies will present a seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 148.

David Luesink, a postdoctoral fellow in the Medical Humanities-Health Studies Program, will present "China's Two Medicines in the 20th Century." The talk will focus on four "moments" of interaction between biomedicine and Chinese medicine as a means of understanding how China developed a dual-medicine system. 

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, email Kelly Gascoine at


Arrow Seminar on microRNA in cancer treatment

The Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics will present a seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

Janaiah Kota, PhD, a postdoctoral scientist at the Center for Gene Therapy, the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, will present “Role of MicroRNA and its Therapeutic Applications in Cancer.”

This event will be hosted by Kenneth Cornetta, MD, chair and Joe C. Christian Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, and professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology.

Questions to 274-1075 or


Arrow Law symposium to debate national health care law

The IU Maurer School of Law will present a mini-symposium on "The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act," from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Moot Court Room at IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.

James F. Fitzpatrick, senior partner of the Washington, D.C., firm Arnold & Porter, will speak in favor of the constitutionality of the Act. Thomas M. Fisher, solicitor general of the State of Indiana, will take the opposing view.

Lauren K. Robel, dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law; Daniel Conkle, Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law; and Dawn Johnsen, Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law, will provide commentary and moderate a question-and-answer session with the audience. Washington, D.C., attorney Stephen M. Trattner, who is sponsoring the symposium, will make introductory remarks. The event will honor Patrick L. Baude, Ralph F. Fuchs Professor of Law Emeritus, who died in January.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the symposium in the law school's faculty lounge.

For more information, visit


Arrow Workshop on presentation skills for scientists

Steven J. Miller, PhD, assistant professor of surgery and cellular and integrative physiology, will deliver “Presentation Skills for Scientists:  Developing and Delivering Dynamic Presentations” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room B26.

This workshop will teach faculty how to develop and deliver dynamic presentations, including preparing for different types of presentations, constructing effective slides, organizing content, delivering engaging presentations and creating strong poster presentations.

This event is open to all postdocs, graduate students and faculty.

To RSVP, visit


Arrow Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month

The IUSM Ruth Lilly Medical Library will celebrate National Medical Librarians Month from Thursday, Oct. 27, to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Stop by the first floor of the library for a talk on premature burial (with treats!) and a chance to ask questions about various library resources, such as how to find guidelines, how to search the medical literature, how to see who’s citing your papers, and more.

Free popcorn will be served. More information will be available next week.


Arrow Midwestern Conference on Health Games

IUPUI and the IU School of Informatics will host the Midwestern Conference on Health Games from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the IUPUI Informatics and Communications Technology Complex, 535 W. Michigan St.

This conference will focus on trans-disciplinary research and development in the field of interactive “serious” games, including popular gaming consoles, the web and mobile technologies, and their application to healthcare, patient behaviors and education. Participants will include clinicians, health care administrators, members of industry, and research scholars in the areas of health informatics, computing and interactive technology and media.

William Ferguson, PhD, editor of the forthcoming journal Games for Health: Research, Development, and Clinical Applications, will deliver the keynote presentation. The conference will also feature Alex Prokhorov, MD, PhD, of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and his work using gaming for smoking cessation.

Registration is $50 for professionals and $20 for students. To see the complete program lineup, or to register, visit


Arrow Family and culture in mental health lecture

The third annual Cultural Psychiatry Grand Rounds will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 28, in the Riley Hospital Outpatient Center auditorium.

Glenda Westmoreland, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, and Javier Sevilla-Martir, MD, assistant dean for diversity affairs and associate professor of clinical family medicine, will present "The Role of Family and Culture in Diverse Populations: Implications for Mental Health Care."

This lecture and discussion will address issues of culture and diversity in a medical practice. The lecture is free and open to the public, and CME and CE credit are available. It is sponsored by the IUSM Department of Psychiatry.

For more information, visit


Arrow Brater to host alumni reception at AAMC

IUSM faculty, alumni and guests are welcome to attend the IUSM Alumni and Friends Reception—held in conjunction with the Association of American Medical College's annual meeting—from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Colorado Convention Center, room 109, 700 14th St., Denver, CO.

The event will be hosted by D. Craig Brater, MD, dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for clinical affairs. Snacks and beverages will be served. Parking is available at the university center near Champa Street and Speer Bouldevard for $12.

To RSVP, contact the IUSM Alumni Association at (866) 267-3104 or


Arrow Enhancing student learning through reflection

Academy of Teaching Scholars will host “Enhancing Student Learning through Reflection” on Friday, Nov. 11, in the IUPUI Library, room 1125M.

Research indicates that reflection enhances student learning. With effective guidance, reflection helps students to make connections among learning experiences across courses and disciplines and between classroom and out-of-classroom experiences. Bring ideas and questions to share with other participants in this discussion of techniques for teaching students how to interpret, comprehend and integrate their learning.

For more information, visit the Center for Teaching and Learning at


Arrow Lecture on using Oncourse

An online lecture showcasing the features of Oncourse will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.

An experienced faculty member will be present to answer questions and provide tips for helping users get started or improve their use of the tool.

For more information, visit the Center for Teaching and Learning at


News to Use

Arrow IUPUI to offer free flu shots

Free flu shots will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 450C, during the IUPUI Health and Benefits Fair. Free flu shots are for IUPUI faculty, staff and students. Participants must show a University ID to get a shot.

Several smaller “outreach clinics” also are scheduled. They are:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25: 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the Health Informatics and Translational Science and Fairbanks buildings
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26: 9 to 11 a.m. in Walker Plaza, second floor conference room
  • Thursday, Oct. 27: 1 to 3 p.m. in the Herron School of Art, room 269
  • Thursday, Nov. 3: 9 to 11 a.m. Methodist Hospital Emergency Room (IUSM residents only)

Free flu shots are sponsored by IUPUI Health Services with the IU School of Nursing.

Questions to IUPUI Health Services at 274-8214. For more information, visit


Arrow Calendar to benefit cancer research

A calendar featuring racing stars from the National Hot Rod Association and their families is now on sale to raise funds for children’s cancer research at the IU Simon Cancer Center and IU Health Proton Therapy Center.

“Real Families of NHRA Full Throttle Calendar” is the second annual calendar from the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation. The 2010 Housewives calendar sold 1500 copies and raised $40,000 for melanoma research. This year, the calendar has expanded to 18-months with several new faces and bonus pictures of drivers with their families. Andrea is wife of NHRA racing star Tony Pedregon.

Cost is $20 each plus shipping. To pre-order, visit the online store or order by mail using this order form (PDF). Orders will arrive before the Christmas holiday season.

For more information, visit


Arrow Automatic pay stations installed at garages

Automated pay stations have been installed in all parking garages controlled by IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services. These stations will become operational Sunday, Oct. 30.

Affected garages include the Wilson Street, Vermont Street, Riley Outpatient Center, University Hospital, North Street, Gateway and Sports Complex garages.  Automated pay stations accept cash, validations and credit cards, including VISA, MasterCard and Discover.

Garage attendants will remain at their posts between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and permit holders will still be able to enter or exit the garage by swiping their permit during entry and exit.

For after-hours assistance, call 278-1900.


Arrow Income processing training

The Office of Financial Affairs is providing training in IUSM income processing from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Fesler Hall, room 211 (Hurty Hall B).

This training is mandatory for IUSM fiscal officers and revenue processors and is not open to other schools at this time. This session will teach participants how to properly deposit and transport funds at IUSM and is being offered in an effort to implement better internal controls and ensure university policy compliance. After participants attend an IUSM revenue processing training session they are not required to attend another session; however, they are welcome to attend as a refresher.

To register, visit and select "Income Processing for IU School of Medicine employees."

Questions to Andrea Johnson at 274-2346 or


Arrow President’s Challenge walking competition

The IU Health Engagement Program is kicking off its new employee health and wellness initiative with the “President’s Challenge,” an inter-campus walking competition

Start being a healthier you by following the four steps listed below;

  • Step 1: Focus on one nutrition goal per week
  • Step 2: Be active 30 minutes, five days out of seven (can be in increments of 10 minutes)
  • Step 3: Complete steps one and two for six weeks within an-eight week period of time between now and winter break.
  • Step 4: Log your activity at or using a printable log available at Completed printed logs should be returned to Patty Hollingsworth, IMU 158.

An account will need to be created the first time a new participant logs in. To create an account, select a campus (i.e: IUPUI) and click “create account.” The campus will need to be selected upon each log in.

This inter-campus competition involves the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award, which provides information about physical activity and healthy eating and includes an online ‘tracker’ to record daily physical activity and eating goals. The campus with the highest rate of participation in the President’s Challenge will win bragging rights, a traveling trophy and improved well-being. The challenge is confidential. The only information available to the coordinator will be the participant’s name, campus location and program completion data.


Arrow Submit Scientific Calendar items to Scope

After an assessment of the IUSM Scientific Calendar several months ago, the IUSM Dean’s Office announced their decision to discontinue this tool. The office regards the Scope newsletter and MEDTV digital signage system as IUSM’s key methods for disseminating pertinent information to the medical school community. Seminar items formally submitted to the calendar should now be directed to

Scope readers are also reminded to please visit our “Event Reminders” section each week for events and lectures not included in the main email due to considerations of length.

For more information or assistance, contact Kelli Diener at


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, IU urologist Mike Koch, MD, will discuss a controversial new recommendation against prostate cancer screening. Also on the show, IU marketing researchers discuss making informed decisions about the cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil; cardiac surgeon Marc Gerdisch, MD, and Pat Studebaker, a nursing home resident who always wanted to witness an open-heart surgery, talk about fulfilling this unique wish; and plastic surgeon and author Tony Youn discusses about his new memoir, In Stitches.

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.

To listen online, see the Sound Medicine website.



Arrow Simulation Center to offer teamwork seminar event

A teamwork seminar for health care professionals will be available from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall.

TeamSTEPPS is a teamwork course designed to help improve patient safety within an organization. This evidence-based system is designed to improve communication and teamwork skills as well as provide ready-to-use teamwork materials and curriculum. Developed by the Department of Defense's Patient Safety Program in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, TeamSTEPPS is scientifically rooted in more than 20 years of research and lessons from the application of teamwork principles.

This is a free workshop. Questions to Kathy Johnson at 963-7606 or


Arrow Symposium on teaching excellence accepting proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2012 Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 2. Proposals that cross disciplines, come from graduate students, or involve student presenters are strongly encouraged. The symposium brings the higher education community together to examine the various instructional strategies that encourage student learning.

Deadline to submit is Tuesday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit


Arrow Conference on rural health 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 and 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 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 Gold Humanism Honor Society inductees

Twenty-eight senior students and six resident physicians will be formally inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society Friday, Oct. 21, at Fairbanks Hall. This honor recognizes inductees for their professionalism and humanistic qualities.

IUSM faculty and staff will join the inductees and their family members for the reception and ceremony. Up to 10 percent of the graduating class is selected annually through a process including peer and faculty nomination followed by a review of each student’s required essays, clerkship comments and record of community service. They are:

  • IUSM Class of 2012 Gold Humanism Honor Society members: Shaheryar F. Ansari, Nikita Barai, Wesley R. Barnes, Tarah J. Brown, Kristin M. Buzzitta, Elaina Y. Chen, Mary E. Clegg, Jessica J. Donaldson, Lauren M. Guggina, Micah A. Hatch, Lesley A. Higgins, M. Tyler King, Yiping Li, Megan K. Marshall-Werntz
  • 2011 Resident Physician IUSM Gold Humanism Honor Society inductees:Benjamin N. Gayed, MD (General Surgery); Rebecca J. Helfrich, MD (Internal Medicine); Holly K. Little, MD (Obstetrics/Gynecology); Mackenzie E. Lupov, MD (Internal Medicine); David L. Orme, MD (Pediatrics/Psychcology/Child Psychology); and Jessica A. Thomes-Pepin, MD (Obstetrics/Gynecology)

To learn more about the GHHS, visit


Arrow Honors

Malaz Boustani, MD, associate professor of medicine, received a 2011 Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award for Excellence in Health Science Research Oct. 6 at the Indiana Public Health Foundation’s 27th Annual Awards dinner. Dr. Boustani also serves as a research scientist with the Regenstrief Institute and IU Center for Aging Research.

Julie McGowan, PhD, professor emeritus of knowledge informatics and translation and librarian emeritus for the IUSM Library, will receive the Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association. This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution over the course of a career in health policy. During a nearly 40-year career, Dr. McGowan’s research has had a national impact on the effect of health informatics in health care policy.

William M. Tierney, MD, associate dean for clinical effectiveness research and Sam Regenstrief Professor of Health Services Research, will receive the 2011 Morris F. Collen Award from the American Medical Informatics Association at the 35th Annual AMIA Symposium on Biomedical and Health Informatics in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 23. The award honors “persistent efforts to advance the field of biomedical and health informatics…and exalt data-driven and computer-assisted health care as the norm in the United States and globally.” Dr. Tierney, who also serves as president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, will present the symposium’s closing keynote address.


Around Campus

Arrow Staff Council Blood Drive — Oct. 28

The IUPUI Staff Council will host a blood drive Friday, Oct. 28. Participants can donate blood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the bloodmobile outside of Taylor Hall or in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the IUPUI Campus Center, room 148 (next to Barnes & Noble).

A one-time donation will assist up to three patients at more than 60 hospitals in the state. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are encourages. To schedule an appointment, visit, click on “schedule to give at a mobile drive,” enter sponsor code 8576 and choose a preferred location.

Most people are eligible to donate. Bring a picture ID and do not fast before donating.

Questions to Lindsey Berry at


Arrow IUPUI Employee 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. This annual event is designed to promote health and fitness and the value of Indiana University's benefit plans.

For more information, visit


Around Town

Arrow Hospital carnivals to support United Way

IU Health will host several carnival events to support the United Way at hospitals in downtown Indianapolis. They include:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the IU Health University Hospital Carnival, Front Lobby,
  • Thursday, Oct. 27: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Riley Hospital for Children Main Lobby
  • Friday, Oct. 28: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. IU Health Methodist Hospital, Main Street Rotunda

This event will feature food and games. Also, the Methodist Hospital event will include the sale of “Arrest warrants.” For $5, IU Health employees can “arrest” co-workers, who will be taken to the jailhouse, located on Main Street in the Rotunda. “Bail” will be set by appointed judges, with all proceeds benefiting the IU Health United Way campaign.

For more information, contact Kimberly Cave at 944-2208 or


 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

The Continuing Medical Education office launched a new and improved website at In addition to online registration and listings of grand rounds, conferences and courses, the site provides in-depth tools and information for presenters and program developers. Included are forms, tips, links, contacts, maps, and a host of other handy resources to make it easier to participate in CME events, prepare a presentation or plan an event.


Arrow Resources

Want to find a room that has a Polycom hook-up? Need official IUSM templates for your PowerPoint presentation or poster about a guest lecturer? Check out the new “Resources For” page on the IUSM web site. Resources For is accessible from the school’s home page (; look on the left-hand side of the page.

If you have suggestions of other resources that would be beneficial and could be added to this list, contact the Office of Public and Media Relations at


Arrow MedTV

The Office of Public and Media Relations now manages the MedTV screens on the medical school campus. This closed-circuit TV system, part of the IUPUI network, presents a wonderful opportunity for faculty, staff and students to communicate events and information of interest. It also serves as a source for broadcasting emergency information on campus.

The MedTVs are located in public areas of the HITS building, the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium, the Daly Center, Fesler Hall, Gatch Hall (formerly Clinical Building), Research II (R2), Walther Hall (R3) and the Cancer Research Institute (R4).

Announcements from departments and offices are welcome. To display your department or office announcement on MedTV, read the MedTV guidelines and find our online submission form at

Questions? Phone 274-7722.


Arrow Scope submission guidelines

Scope wants your news items.

The deadline for submission is 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Scope is published electronically and sent to faculty, staff, students, and residents on Fridays (except on holiday weekends when it is published on the following Monday).

There are three easy ways to submit story ideas or information to Scope:

  • e-mail the information to
  • mail the information to Kevin Fryling, 1110 W. Michigan, LO 401, IUPUI
  • fax your information to (317) 278-8722

Contributions submitted by e-mail should be forwarded in 12 point, plain text format. Word document attachments in lieu of fliers are encouraged.

In the interest of accuracy, please do NOT use:

  • acronyms
  • abbreviations
  • campus building codes (use full, proper name of building and include the room number)
  • Dr. as a preface before names (designate MD or PhD)

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