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IUSM Scope

November 4, 2011
Volume 15 Number 43 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Above the Fold

Faculty News

Student Showcase

Staff News

Events & Lectures

News to Use


Grants & Funding

Around Campus

At Your Fingertips

Above the Fold

Arrow Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center receives $9.1 million renewal

The National Institutes of Health has renewed funding to the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center at the IU School of Medicine for the fifth consecutive five-year term. The award of $9.1 million is the largest grant yet received by the center.

The funding renewal marks the 20th anniversary of the center being named an NIH-designated and funded Alzheimer disease center. As one of 29 such centers in the U.S., the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center’s investigators tackle a broad range of dementia-related issues and have developed a reputation for specialized expertise in several areas, including hereditary Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementias and prion diseases. The center also offers a variety of educational and outreach programs, including an annual spring educational symposium with sessions for scientists, health care providers and caregivers.

The grant will enable the center’s scientists and doctors to continue their work in state-of-the-art research aimed at developing better understanding of the causes and potential treatments for Alzheimer disease and other dementias.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Glick Eye Institute to open new eye care location in Lebanon

An agreement between Witham Health Services and the IU Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute will open a new state-of-the-art vision care center in Lebanon, IN.

Witham Health Services is constructing a new clinic in the North Pavilion building of the main campus in Lebanon, with a completion date set for January 2012. The new eye care clinic will offer full-service vision care with services ranging from glasses and contact lenses to cataract surgery. The 4,000-square-foot clinic will include an optical shop and six exam rooms with cutting edge diagnostic equipment.

Daniel Spitzberg, MD, clinical associate professor of ophthalmology, and Melanie Pickett, OD, assistant professor of optometry, will be the primary faculty members practicing in the Lebanon clinic at 2705 Lebanon St.

For more information, see this page.


Arrow AAMC president to address IU School of Medicine

Darrell Kirch, MD, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, is delivering two lectures on Thursday, Dec. 1. A presentation for faculty, staff, students, fellows and residents will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Walther Hall (R3), room 303/305. A public conversation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 450. A reception will precede this talk at 4:30 p.m. 

Driven by the question, “Can Anyone Fix Health Care?,” Dr. Kirch will discuss how IUSM and academic medicine at large can respond to this leadership imperative and accomplish true health care reform.

Dr. Kirch’s visit is part of the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning Winter Lecture Series.

For information or to register, visit


Arrow IUSM Spirit and Place Festival events

IUSM faculty will participate in several events as part of the 2011 Spirit and Place Festival. This year’s theme, “The Body,” will challenge participants to think about the human form in new and different ways, including its role in medical care and education.

Monday, Nov. 7: Gregory P. Gramelspacher, MD, professor of medicine and philanthropic studies, will present “Knowing and Remembering the Other” from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wishard Memorial Hospital Myers Auditorium. He will be joined by Elizabeth Lynn, founder of the Project on Civic Reflection, and Artur Silva, a local artist and cultural advocate. This event will explore how the arts and humanities play a role in care for the living and dying, as well as bridges the gaps between health care providers and the populations they serve. RSVP to Jordan Anderson at 630-7432 or

Tuesday, Nov. 8: Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, vice chair and professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy and philanthropy, and anthropologist Heather Wood Ion will present, "Imaging and Imagining the Body" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Indianapolis Medical History Museum, Surgical Amphitheater. This discussion will examine the ways in which our views of the body have changed over time from a physiological and philosophical perspective. This event is presented in partnership with the IUPUI Medical Humanities Program. RSVP to Sarah Halter at

Wednesday, Nov. 9: A panel of experts from IUSM will present "From Gross Anatomy to Compassionate Care" from 6 to 9 p.m. in the WFYI Building, 1630 N. Meridian St. This event will explore the vital role body donation plays in medical school education through an innovative anatomy program at IUSM-Northwest that allows medical students to honor donors and their families. Panelists 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, associate 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. RSVP to 274-7722 or

Both events are free. The Nov. 7 event is presented by Wishard Health Services and Indiana Humanities. The Nov. 9 event is presented by the IU Center for Bioethics, IUSM, IUSM-Northwest, IUPUI, Sound Medicine and WFYI.

Now in its 16th year, the Spirit and Place Festival is a collaborative community project managed by the Polis Center, a unit of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

For more information, see


Faculty News

Arrow Chair of the Department of Psychiatry — open position

The IU School of Medicine seeks a visionary leader for the position of chair in the Department of Psychiatry.

The Department of Psychiatry provides comprehensive psychiatric and psychological assessment and treatment through state-of-the-art specialty clinics across the diagnostic spectrum for children, adolescents and adults; maintains a commitment to educational excellence for students, residents, interns, and fellows; and, in recent years, has achieved an exponential increase in translational research funding.

The successful candidate for this position must be board certified in psychiatry with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated ability to lead a multi-faceted clinical, research and educational program in a competitive environment.

Salary commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should create one PDF file containing a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information for six references. Send the PDF file by email to Christopher M. Callahan, MD, chair of the search and screen committee at using “Chair Department of Psychiatry” as the subject of the message.

The search and screen committee will begin reviewing applications as they are received and applications will be considered until an appointment is made. Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Further information is available at


Arrow IUSM reception at AAMC in Denver

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 (866) 267-3104 or


Arrow Fall faculty meeting audio online

Audio is available from the IUSM Fall Faculty Meeting on Oct. 31. Last week’s meeting featured a discussion on creating an IU health sciences campus with D. Craig Brater, MD, dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs at IU, and Uday Sukhatme, ScD, executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties at IUPUI.

The proposal to more closely integrate the health sciences at IU—including the schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, rehabilitation sciences, public health and optometry—is among the recommendations in the New Academic Directions Report, commissioned by IU President Michael McRobbie. Created by senior faculty and administrators at IU, the report focuses on strategies to amplify the university’s success. To see the complete report, visit

To listen to the fall faculty meeting, visit


Student Showcase

Arrow Alternative Spring Break-Honduras seeks volunteers

For the past three years, student leaders for the Alternative Spring Break-Honduras project have organized a medical brigade to Trujillo, Honduras. Sponsored by the Office of Medical Service-Learning, this program sends 15 first- and second-year medical students—supported by six to 10 physicians—on a week-long trip to a clinic in a small rural community about 45 minutes outside the city, where they serve approximately 100 patients each day. 

The Alternative Spring Break project, along with several other IUSM programs, is working to establish a sustainable and long-term relationship with communities in Honduras. Many Honduran patients return to this clinic each year for an annual check-up. Individuals who the IUSM brigade lacks the necessary resources to treat properly are referred to local health care providers, with guidance provided by Honduran physicians and community members.

For the medical students, this is an extraordinary opportunity to learn medicine in a hands-on manner under the tutelage of highly-qualified physicians. Many students who have gone on the trip cite it as the most helpful learning experience of their first two years of medical school.

For physicians, this trip is a chance to practice medicine in its purest form. Many physicians find the time practicing medicine without the burdens of paperwork, health insurance and bureaucracy refreshing.

As a bonus, this trip offers participants an opportunity to see the beautiful Honduran countryside, as the week concludes with an excursion that features opportunities to zip-line through the forest and enjoy natural hot springs.

This year, student project leaders are again seeking interested and qualified physicians to join them during the week of March 10-18. This program cannot function without the support of physicians eager to both treat patients and impart their knowledge to this future generation of doctors. Student leaders hope that interested physicians will consider joining them for what is sure to be another incredible trip.  

Potential physician participants are asked to remember that this type of brigade requires that physicians feel comfortable treating both adults and children. In addition, Spanish fluency is helpful but in no way necessary as physicians work with the aid of student or local interpreters. 

If you are interested in participating in this trip or would like to know more, please contact the student leaders at or

Student leaders Emma Cordes, Joshua Ring and Farheen Sultana, all second-year medical students, thank you for your consideration and hope to hear from you soon.


Arrow Pie sale to benefit children’s hospital in Kenya

The OB/GYN Student Interest Group will host a bake sale fundraiser through Nov. 15. Pies will be for sale Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium.

Flavors: Apple, Cherry, Pumpkin, Apricot, Raisin, Pecan, Rhubarb, Blackberry, Peanut Butter, Sugar Free Apple, Sugar Free Cherry, Sugar Free Blackberry

All proceeds will go to benefit the Riley Mother Baby Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. Order online at or contact


Staff News

Arrow IUPUI Staff Council meeting — Nov. 16

The next IUPUI Staff Council meeting will be 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the IUPUI Library Ruth Lilly Auditorium.

A 2011-2012 meeting schedule is online at


Events & Lectures

Arrow Medical history lecture on cervical cancer

The John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society will present a seminar on cervical cancer from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

Darron R. Brown, professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology, will present "Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs in Preventing Cervical Cancer: A Major Killer of Women Worldwide."

For more information, see the event flier. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Medical Humanities-Health Studies Program.

Lunch will be served. To RSVP, email


Arrow Lecture to focus on next-generation therapeutic targets

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will present a seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

Jean Chmielewski, PhD, professor of organic and bio-organic chemistry at Purdue University, will present “Next Generation Therapeutic Targets: Multi-drug resistance and regenerative medicine.”

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 in the same location.


Arrow Goals and responsibilities of modern medicine

Seminars in Medical Humanities and Health Studies will present Heather Wood Ion, founder of Epidemic of Health and Healing, from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Emerson Hall, room 304.

Wood Ion will present, “Are We Being Good Ancestors,” which will address this famous question raised by Jonas Salk. The discussion will focus on the goals of today’s medicine as well as the ways in which responsibilities to an unknown future may change patients interventions, and how those interventions are valued.

This event is co-sponsored by the Spirit of Medicine program. For more information, see the event flier.

Questions and RSVP to 278-1669 or


Arrow Seminar to focus on prostate cancer

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will present another talk in its 2011 fall seminar series from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Research II (R2), room 101.

Amina Zoubeidi, PhD, assistant professor of urologic sciences at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, University of British Columbia, will present “The Role of Hsp27 in Prostate Cancer Progression.”

For more information, visit


Arrow Grand rounds to focus on ocular disease

The at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute will present a grand rounds lectures on ocular surface disease from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Glick Eye Institute, Spitzberg Hall.

Clark Springs, M.D., assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology, will present "Beneath the Surface: An In-Depth Look at Ocular Surface Disease."

Dr. Springs is director of cornea and refractive surgery at the Glick Eye Institute.


Arrow Immunologist to present on HIV and Hepatitis C

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology will present a seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

Andy Yu, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, will present “HIV-1 and HCV hijack regulators of complement activation to escape antibody-complement immunity.”

Refreshments will be served outside room 420 in the same building.


Arrow Helping Babies Breathe — Nov. 10

The OB/GYN Student Interest Group will present a talk by Sherri Bucher, MD, assistant research professor of pediatrics, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 311A/B.

Dr, Bucher will discuss "Helping Babies Breathe," a neonatal resuscitation training program in Kenya, as well as other broad issues related to maternal-neonatal-child health care research in the resource-limited setting.

This talk is running in collaboration with our OB/GYN SIG Pie Sale fundraiser for the Riley Mother Baby Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. Orders will be taken at the talk or visit


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 Seminar to focus on epigenetics

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will present a seminar on epigenetics from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 14, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, room 1110.

Wei Wang, PhD, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, will present "Epigenetic Perspectives of Transcriptional Regulation."

This event will be hosted by Yaoqi Zhou, PhD, professor of informatics, IU School of Informatics.


Arrow Health entrepreneurship conference

The next event in the sixth annual Indiana Life Science Collaboration Series will be 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College at Winona Lake near Warsaw.

"Powering Life Sciences Entrepreneurship in Indiana” will provide participants with a better appreciation of the state of entrepreneurship in Indiana's life sciences economy, and insights into the opportunities that exist for their organizations to play a role. The keynote will be presented by Dan Hasler, Indiana secretary of commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

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

Registration is $125. For more information or to register, visit

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


News to Use

Arrow Open enrollment information sessions

IUPUI Human Resources Administration will conduct an information session to review health insurance open enrollment materials for full-time academic staff and employees from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the IUPUI Nursing Building, room 112, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Dental School, room 115.

Special sessions on the High Deductible Health Plan PPO and Health Savings Account Additional will also be available from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the IUPUI Library auditorium and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 307

HRA will also provide satellite benefits offices for employees who wish to speak directly to a benefit specialist about the open enrollment process to request assistance with online enrollment. Satellite offices will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 7 and 14, and Wednesdays, Nov. 9 and 16, in Taylor Hall, room 2164; from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Nursing School, room 112; and 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Dental School, room 115.

A complete schedule of information and satellite office sessions, including sessions at IUPUC in Columbus is available at

The deadline for open enrollment is Friday, Nov. 18. Questions to 274-4596 or


Arrow People Mover out of service — Nov. 4-8

Both trains on the IU Health People Mover will be out of service from after 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. The service outage will be due to repairs and upgrades.

To check the People Mover’s status, visit this page.


Arrow Mark Brothers lecture video online

A video of the 2011 Mark Brothers of South Bend Lecture has been recorded and is available online.

To watch the video, go to


Arrow Remember to reset your clocks

Don't forget! Indiana will mark the end of daylight-saving time (DST) at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Please remember to set your clocks back by one hour (and enjoy an extra hour of sleep) this weekend.

DST always ends the first Sunday in November. Clocks will “spring forward” next year on the second Sunday in March — the 11th.


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, IU healthcare policy observer Aaron Carroll, MD, will discuss the recent elimination of the CLASS Act from the healthcare reform law and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield medical director Kimberly Roop, MD, will explain how the new law is spurring Anthem to update insurance policies for low-income patients. Also learn about the search to cure the common cold, how hospitals are encouraging breast feeding and an author discusses female body image. Sound Medicine airs Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. on WFYI, 90.1FM.

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 Biostatistics short course for health care researchers

The Department of Biostatistics will offer a short course from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 8-10 on basic concepts of statistical methods commonly encountered in health care literature. The course will be held in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, room 1110.

This course will be open to faculty, fellows and residents, as well as other interested students and staff.  Enrollment will be limited to the first 30 registrants.  At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to recognize common study designs and statistical methods used in medical research; discuss complex study design and analysis with a statistician; specify basic concepts of data management; identify appropriate use of statistical procedures when given a common study design; and implement simple statistical analyses under the guidance of a statistician.

For more information or to register, see the course flyer.


Arrow MBA support for Indiana CTSI services — request for applications

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and IU Kelley School of Business is accepting applications for their third annual the Indiana CTSI-IU Kelley MBA Core and Project Business Management Assistance program.

This program provides a team of two to five MBA students from the IU Kelley School of Business to core services, resources and unit partners that support Indiana CTSI investigators that need assistance in project management, marketing plans, and financial or resource efficacy management. MBA students will present their plans at a capstone event Feb. 24.

Participants can choose to engage with MBA students for seven to eight weeks or 15-16 weeks. The first option will run from December 2011 February 2012; the second from January 2012 to May 2012. Preference should be indicated in the application.

Cores, resources and units providing a central service to Indiana CTSI investigators are eligible. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.15. Reviews will be completed by Nov. 30.

For complete guidelines and application forms, visit, log in with your institutional ID and password, and select “CTSI - IU Kelley MBA Business Management Assistance.”

Questions to Jessica Lapsia at or Lilith Reeves at


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


Arrow Nominate a last lecture speaker — Jan. 15

All IUPUI faculty, retired faculty, staff and students are invited to submit nominations for speakers at the Last Lecture. This annual lecture is an opportunity to hear reflections on life’s lessons and meaning from a retired or current IUPUI colleague of exceptional merit.

The lecturer will be asked to share with students, staff, faculty and the general public the wisdom she or he gained through academic pursuits and life experiences and to distill a life of inquiry, reflection and service into guidelines and advice for successive generations. Speeches should be 30-40 minutes.

The Last Lecture will be Friday, March 30, at IUPUI. All current and retired IUPUI-based faculty and staff are eligible. Nominators should submit a brief summary justifying why the nominee deserves consideration.The successful nominee will receive $1,500.

Send nominations to Golam Mannan, IUPUI Senior Academy, 355 North Lansing - AO 109, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 or email to Submission deadline is Sunday, Jan. 15.

The Last Lecture is co-sponsored by the IUPUI Senior Academy, the IUPUI Administration and the IU Foundation. 

Questions to Golam Mannan at 228-0324 or


Grants & Funding

Arrow Grants and Awards — October 2011

The following list includes new and competing research awards received during the month of October 2011, excluding commercial projects. Amounts shown are based on the first budget period/year:

PI Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Susan Elizabeth Clare The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Continuing/
Development of a Molecular Encyclopedia of the Normal Human Breast 10/1/11 9/30/12 $225,000
Kenneth G. Cornetta UCLA Continuing/
Translational Development of Replication-Competent Retrovirus Vectors 6/1/11 5/31/12 $206,224
Gregory Andrew Cote University Of Pittsburgh New Feeding and Pancreatic Rest in Acute Pancreatitis 1/1/11 12/31/11 $37,376
Tatiana M. Foroud Michael J Fox Foundation For Parkinsons Research New Storage of Biospecimens from MJFF Biomarker Study 10/1/11 9/30/14 $10,020
Bernardino Ghetti Wake Forest University New Neuropathology of Rapid-onset Dystonia 4/1/11 3/31/12 63,049
Flora McConnell Hammond Craig Hospital (Colorado) New Social Competence Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury 8/1/11 7/31/15 262,517
Andy Hudmon Indiana State Department Of Health New Strategies to Develop CaMKII Peptide Inhibitors to Reduce Excitotoxic Neurodeneration in TBI 8/1/11 7/31/13 $120,000
Suk-Hee Lee University Of Florida New Transposases in Etoposide Resistance 7/1/11 5/31/12 $43,459
Patrick J. Loehrer Walther Cancer Foundation, Inc. New Center Directors Developmental Funds Award 10/15/11 6/30/12 $50,000
Patrick J. Loehrer Walther Cancer Foundation, Inc. New Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Population Science Pilot Project Program 10/15/11 10/14/12 $100,000
Daniela E. Matei NIH-NCI New Transglutaminase Modulated Tumor-Stroma Interaction in Pancreatic Cancer 9/6/11 8/31/12 $160,789
Kathy D. Miller The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Continuing/
Telomerase inhibition to reverse trastuzumab resistance in patients with HER2+ metastatic disease 10/1/11 9/30/12 $222,449
Bruce A. Molitoris NIH-NIDDK New Proximal Tubule Albumin Transport in Disease States 9/30/11 7/31/12 $334,950
John I. Nurnberger Jr. Regents Of The University Of California Continuing/
Pharmacogenetics of Mood Stabilizer Response in Bipolar Disorder 6/1/11 5/31/12 $104,139
Munro Peacock Purdue University New SCF and Calcium Metabolism in Adolescent Children. 6/1/10 11/30/11 $20,000
Jamie Lynn Renbarger NIH-NICHD New Indiana University Center for Pediatric Pharmacology 9/26/11 6/30/12 $787,295
Ernestina Schipani NIH-NIAMS New Identification of a novel population in the adult bone marrow. 9/21/11 8/31/12 $208,250
Bryan Paul Schneider Conquer Cancer Foundation New Genetic predictors of taxane induced peripheral neuropathy in E1199 10/1/11 9/30/12 $150,000
Bryan Paul Schneider NIH-NCI New VEGF Gene Amplification/Haplotype as Biomarkers for Bevacizumab in Breast Cancer 9/8/11 7/31/12 $336,052
George W. Sledge Jr. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Continuing
Angiogenesis in Breast Cancer and Tumor Dormancy 10/1/11 9/30/12 $225,000
Kara Kay Wools-Kaloustian Moi University Faculty Of Health Sciences Continuing/
U.S. Military HIV Research Program (USMHRP) AIDS clinical Trial Group (ACTG) 12/1/08 11/30/11 $21,161
Cong Yan NIH-NCI New Inflammation and Immunosuppression in Lung Cancer 9/1/11 7/31/12 $318,512
Feng-Chun Yang Leukemia And Lymphoma Society New Development of therapeutic strategy for the treatment of AML 10/1/11 9/30/12 $200,000
Constantin T. Yiannoutsos Yale University New Neuropathobiology of Primary HIV-1 Infection 11/26/10 1/31/12 $36,533


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.


Around Campus

Arrow IUSM art show on display in campus center

The IUSM art exhibit, “Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression,” is now on display at the IUPUI Campus Center Cultural Arts Gallery. The exhibit, which opened Oct. 19 in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium, will be on display at the Arts Gallery through Dec. 2. The “Meet the Artist Reception,” which is open to all, will be at the gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

Included in the display are the People’s Choice Award winner and first and second place runners-up: Min Li’s sculpture entitled “Mini Thinker,” Arpita Mondal’s “Anschauung,” and Ruben Sandoral’s “RMS Glorerulus.”

For more information on the annual exhibition, visit


 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

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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:

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