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February 25, 2011
Volume 15 Number 8 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow IU and Regenstrief to host inaugural delirium conference

Researchers, clinicians, and administrators from across the United States will meet in Indianapolis, June 5-7, for “Advancing Delirium Care through Research,” the inaugural conference of the American Delirium Society.

The scientific conference will provide the first opportunity to share information on delirium as a threat to the health and independence of older adults, as well as discuss current and future research and therapy.

 “Having delirium prolongs the length of a hospital stay, increases the risk of post-hospitalization transfer to a nursing home, doubles the risk of death, and increases the vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease,” said Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and a Regenstrief Institute investigator. “We as a scientific community need to commit our research effort to protect the brains of older adults from the burden of delirium and set a goal of reducing the delirium burden by half within the next two decades.”

Dr. Boustani is president-elect of the ADS and assumes presidency of the organization at the inaugural meeting. The meeting is hosted by IUSM and the Regenstrief Institute. Conference sponsors include the Regenstrief Institute, IU Center for Aging Research, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and Wishard Health Services.

For more conference information, or to register, visit

Details at the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Faculty Elections – Voting open until Feb. 28

IUSM Faculty Council annual elections are now open.  Eligible faculty may cast their ballots by logging into Angel at, and selecting the IUSM Faculty Election community group.  

Annual elections to committees and offices represent an opportunity to participate in faculty governance of IUSM. All votes must be cast by Monday, Feb. 28.

For technical issues, contact


Faculty Development & News

Arrow Smith named to professorship

Roger P. Smith, MD, has been named the first holder of the Robert A. Munsick Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

His faculty title will be Robert A. Munsick Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Smith was appointed Feb. 1 to the position of division director of the Department of General Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Munsick was a professor of pharmacology at IUSM from 1974 to 1995, who died in 1999. The Robert A. Munsick Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology was aestablished by residents, students, faculty and friends of Dr. Munsick in 2000 in honor of his memory. It is the intent of the donors that the holder of the fellowship be a full-time faculty member working in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.


Staff News

Arrow Staff Council update

The most recent meeting of the IUPUI Staff Council took place Wednesday, March 16. News and updates include:

  • The Union Building is being vacated and offices relocated.  Several offices will be moving downtown to the former Safeco Insurance Building, including Human Resource Services and the Office of Equal Opportunity. IUSM currently leases space in an adjacent building.
  • A new garage will be built near the sports complex. The new garage will be located on the former tennis courts, which have been repurposed for surface parking. Construction is expected to begin in April and be completed by the start of start of the spring semester in January 2012.
  • The IUPUI Staff Council and Undergraduate Student Government will team up to sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, April 28. There will be two Bloodmobiles outside Taylor Hall, a space in the Campus Center and a site in the Van Nuys Medical Science building. 
  • The IUPUI Staff Council participates as a team in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure each year. This year’s race is scheduled Saturday, April 16. 
  • A panel to discussion flexible schedules will meet Wednesday, March 9. Contact your staff council representative for more information. 

Comments or questions to


Student Showcase

Arrow Students to visit Honduras for alternative spring break

Participants in the Alternative Spring Break — Honduras program, sponsored by the IUSM Office of Medical Service-Learning, will make their third annual medical service trip to Trujillo, Honduras March 12-19.

While in Honduras, trip participants will set up a week-long medical clinic in the town of Rigores, near the northern coast, where they will provide basic medical care, hospital referrals and much-needed medications to more than 800 people in the area.

Patients from the surrounding resource-poor villages face extreme barriers to accessing health care. A major goal of the trip, beyond acute care, will be to provide patients with information and resources to get tied into the local health-care system. Trip volunteers will also be involved in preventive medicine by offering blood pressure and glucose screenings, as well as conducting public health education sessions on topics such as diabetes, hypertension and dental hygiene for the children.

Project leaders Jeannette McIntyre, Neha Patel, Prerna Raj and Benjamin Rejowski, all second-year medical students, have invested many months in fundraising, recruiting, planning, coordinating in-country logistics, acquiring donations of medications and supplies, and expanding this project from the excellent standard of care set by last year’s trip.

This trip is a collaborative effort that seeks to build upon the existing relationships with Honduran partners established by the IUSM Department of Family Medicine through their summer immersion, third-year clerkship and fourth-year international elective programs.

The 2011 ASB team is comprised of 22 volunteers, including Javier Sevilla, MD; Scott Renshaw, MD; Darron Brown, MD; Ruben Hernandez, MD; Mark Conway, MD; William Swigart, MD; and Jennifer Custer. Medical students include Neha Patel (MSII); Prerna Raj (MSII); Benjamin Rejowski (MSII); Brittany Wilkerson (MSII); Joshua Ring (MSI); Kyle Walter (MSI); Jessica Senefeld-Naber (MSI); Olayinka Afolabi (MSII); Emma Cordes (MSI); Aisha Davis (MSI); Molly Childers (MSI); Farheen Sultana (MSI); Angela Choe (MSII); Vinny Gemma (MSI); and Micah Hatch (MSIII).

To learn more about the Alternative Spring Break — Honduras program, contact medical student project leader Prerna Raj at

The OMSL promotes a lifelong commitment to community service through innovative service-learning experiences. For more information or to donate online, visit


Arrow Postdoc Night Live! — Call for postdocs and faculty

Postdoc Night Live! , a monthly program offering postdocs the opportunity to practice presenting and provide feedback to their peers, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 122A.

Each session will feature two postdocs delivering presentations and receiving feedback from both postdoc and faculty reviewers. The agenda will include two presentations (30 minutes in length) with 15 minutes of constructive feedback each. Pizza will be provided.

This event will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. A second presenter is currently sought for the March event, as well as presenters for the April event. To apply, contact Jennifer Williams at

To register to attend March 15 event, visit


Arrow Medical journal seeks literary submissions

University of South Florida College of Medicine is currently accepting submissions from medical students for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Legible Script, a national literary journal.

Legible Script is seeking talent in the areas of prose, including essays and short fiction, poetry, personal statements and art or photography.

Students may submit more than one entry per category; each entry must be accompanied by a $5 submission fee. Entries should also be submitted in electronic form as an email attachment to the Art and photography must be received in high resolution suitable for printing.

Decisions regarding all submissions will be made by May, and any submissions received after that date will be kept and considered for 2012’s edition. The journal is expected to publish in a July.

First place winners will receive a minimum of $150; honorable mention awards are available.

Questions to


Events & Lectures

Arrow Promotion and tenure workshops

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development will host a series of faculty promotion and tenure workshops throughout the month of February:

  • Excellence in Teaching: 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb 24, in Fairbanks Hall, room 6010
  • Special Session for Women: noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb 28, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005

Questions to Krista Hoffmann-Longtin at 278-2608 or


Arrow Annual Amelia Project — Feb. 26

The 13th Annual Amelia Project will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

The Amelia Project is designed to bring together scientists and clinicians working on research in breast cancer. The keynote speaker will be Patricia S. Steeg, PhD, director of the Women's Cancers Section, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute.

For more information or to register, visit


Arrow Williams to present on Krannert and the EKG

Seminars in Medical Humanities and Health Studies will present a lecture by Eric S. Williams, MD, professor of medicine and associate dean for IU Health Affairs, “Krannert and the EKG: Cardiology at IU School of Medicine” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room B26.

This event is presented by the Medical Humanities-Health Studies Program at IUPUI.

For more information, visit


Arrow Seminar on effect of cancer testing advertising on women

The Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics will present a seminar focusing on the impact of direct-to-consumer advertising for cancer-related genetics testing on the women of Indianapolis from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

This event will be presented by Janine Fricano, a genetic counseling student in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Division of Clinical and Biochemical Genetics.


Arrow Research seminar on financial management

Lynn Pressler, associate director for administration, grants coordinator and financial manager for the Wells Center for Pediatric Research, will present “Avoiding Financial Crises: Keeping Tabs on Your Grant Spending” Monday, March 7, from to 2 p.m. in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 122A.

This Research Faculty Development Seminar will offer tips to investigators about staying on top their research finances and avoiding over-spending (or under-spending) grant dollars in a given year—an issue facing all principal investigators, especially those with no prior experience running a laboratory or leading a clinical research project.

To register, visit


Arrow Physician assistant program open house

The IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will offer an open house for their physician assistant masters program from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

Event registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Only the first 200 RSVPs will be accepted. To register, visit

For more information on the physician assistant masters program, visit


Arrow Presentation on spirituality and medicine

The IUPUI Medical Humanities Program, Christian Medical Association and Ethics at Lunch will present “Spirituality and Medicine,” a lecture by Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy and liberal arts, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

Medicine deals not only with the human body but also with the human spirit, and excelling as a physician frequently requires knowledge, experience and skill in both domains.  Dr. Gunderman will discuss the transformative lessons he has learned exploring the intersection between spirituality and medicine, and outline opportunities for medical students to do the same.

Also discussed will be a new, two-year program funded by an IU Health Values Grant available to interested IU medical students. This new Spirituality and Medicine program will be accepting applications through Friday, April 15, and commence in August. The program will include monthly evening meetings to discuss seminal readings and meet with thought leaders in spirituality and medicine.

Questions to Emily Beckman at or Martin Magers at


Arrow Women in leadership luncheon

Joye M. Carter, MD, chief forensic pathologist at the Marion County Coroner's Office, will speak as part of the Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership series from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 11, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.

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. This luncheon series creates a forum where all faculty and students can learn about professional development through hearing the personal career journeys of successful women.

This series is presented by IUSM Women's Advisory Council and the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

To register, visit


Arrow Symposia on Alzheimer Disease

The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center will host "Aging and Dementia: On the Cutting-Edge of Translational Research" from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the Herron School of Art and Design, Basile Auditorium. A second symposium from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. is also scheduled Saturday, March 19, in the same location.

The first day symposium is built on three mini-symposia:

  • “New Frontiers in Alzheimer Disease Clinical Research: Interventions Across the Continuum of Care," focusing on new research findings and their clinical application.
  • "Update on Frontotemporal Dementias: From Bedside to Bench,” focusing on one of the most common types of dementia affecting patients less than 65 years of age.
  • "Advances in Neuroimaging and Genetics of Memory and Aging,” showcasing recent advances in structural, functional and molecular brain imaging in Alzheimer disease including integration of neuroimaging and genomic data.

The Saturday symposium, "Caring for the Person with Dementia in the Home,” will focus on the care and needs of the person with dementia and their caregivers while providing care in the home.

Registration for the Friday symposium is $35; the Saturday event is free. There is no onsite registration.

For more information, contact Deb DeBusk at  278-8457 or


Arrow Law lecture to focus on drug safety

The annual McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Lecture and Indiana Health Law Review Symposium will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Wynne Courtroom, Inlow Hall, IUPUI.

This event will feature Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, speaking on “The Challenges for Drug Safety.”

The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion of experts, including Craig Brater, dean of IUSM and vice president for university clinical affairs at IU.

For more information, visit

Questions to Carsandra Knight at 274-1912.


News to Use

Arrow Spring Mill Outpatient Center — phone number changes

The IU Department of Medicine Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, located at the IU Health Spring Mill Outpatient Center, 200 W. 103rd Street, is changing phone numbers from the "278" to "948" prefix in order to align with the IU Health phone system.

The phone prefix transition impacts the main number 317-278-5000 (now 317-948-5000), and all phones in the IU Department of Medicine Multi-Disciplinary Clinic at IU Heath Spring Mill Outpatient Center. This prefix transition includes phones in the nurse's station, front office, physician work room, practice administrator's, and individual staff phones. IU Department of Medicine specialties included in this prefix transition at Spring Mill are IU Hematology/Oncology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Allergy.

Only phone numbers 278-5000, 278-5036, 278-5955 and 278-5980 will be directly forwarded to the new 948 numbers until August 2011 and then will play an intercept message until October 2011. The remaining phone numbers in the clinic currently have an intercept message that directs callers to dial the new 948 prefix. These 278 numbers will be disconnected in April 2011.

IU Dermatology, IU Health Physicians Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and IU Ophthalmology clinics located at Spring Mill are not included in this first phase transition, but are expected to follow suit later this year. Please make note of  these new numbers in your phone lists.


Arrow Public health conference registration open

Registration is now open for the 2011 Indiana Joint National Public Health Week Conference, to be Tuesday, April 5, to Wednesday, April 6, at the IUPUI Campus Center.

This year’s theme is Safety is NO Accident, Live Injury Free! Students, faculty, and anyone with an interest in public health is encouraged to attend and network with hundreds of public health professionals with diverse backgrounds. Also featured will be local and national speakers in more than 40 educational sessions.

For more information, or to register, visit, and select the Public Health Week tab. This event is sponsored by the Indiana Public Health Training Center, IUSM and the Department of Public Health.

Questions to Elizabeth Krauskopf at


Arrow Civil War nurse diary published

Jane E. Schultz, a professor of English, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, has edited and published This Birth of Souls: The Civil War Diary of Harriet Eaton, an uncensored nursing diary by a female relief worker—a rarity among medical accounts of the war.

The edition contains an extensive introduction by Schultz, as well as transcriptions of relevant letters and newspaper articles and a comprehensive biographical dictionary of the people mentioned in the diary. The diary provides a rare, vivid account of caring for wounded 150 years ago.

Schultz teaches courses in 19th-century literature and culture and in medical humanities and has published extensively on social interaction in American Civil War military hospitals.

For more information, visit the IUPUI Newsroom.


Arrow New wellness blog

IUPUI Student Health Services has launched a new blog, Wellness@IUPUI, focused on health and wellness topics, including events concerning wellness on the IUPUI campus.

Wellness@IUPUI will discusses various wellness topics and promotes programs and events occurring on the IUPUI campus.

To view the blog, visit Questions to Emily Werner at, or visit


Arrow Learn to create compelling presentations

University Information Technology Services will offer “PowerPoint 2010: The Basics” from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Informatics and Communication Technology Complex, room 127.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn PowerPoint in a short or long format, including how to create and deliver a finished presentation.

UITS also offers intermediate to advanced PowerPoint skills in fast-paced, one hour workshops offered throughout the rest of the spring semester.

For more information, or to register, visit


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, learn how Indiana University medical students honor individuals who donate their bodies to science. Sound Medicine airs on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio stations, this weekend, Feb. 26 and 27.

At IUSM-Northwest, medical students hold an annual memorial service in honor of the people who donated their bodies to the anatomical education program and as a way to thank their families. The donations enable first-year medical students to begin their education in human anatomy. Sound Medicine’s Colleen Iudice reports from Gary, Indiana.

When direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits first came to market, experts feared the products would create anxiety in patients and lead to unnecessary treatments. Nevertheless, according to a recent survey conducted by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), these fears were greatly exaggerated. STSI assistant professor and neuropsychologist Cinnamon Bloss, PhD, will explain the survey results.

Complicated questions swirl around the use of personal genetic information to improve public health. Recently a group of international experts, including Sound Medicine’s resident bioethicist Eric Meslin, PhD, convened to discuss the issues. Dr. Meslin will explain how geneticists and public health experts find common ground. Meslin directs the IU Center for Bioethics.

Physician and author Yvonne Thornton, MD, MPH, will discuss her book, Something to Prove: A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy, which details her struggle to overcome racism and sexism to become the first African-American woman to be board certified in maternal-fetal medicine.  Dr. Thornton is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons.

What it’s like to have the most important person in the world as your patient? Physician and author Connie Mariano, MD, will chat about her book, which answers that question. Dr. Mariano treated three U.S. presidents: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Mariano also is the first Filipino-American to rise to the rank of Navy rear admiral.

For more information, or to listen to archived episodes of Sound Medicine, visit

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.



Arrow Nominate a Women's Leadership Awardee

Nominations are now open for the annual Women's Leadership Awards given to outstanding students, faculty and staff during Women's History Month by the IUPUI Office for Women and the Office of Student Involvement.

All current IUPUI students, faculty and staff may nominate women leaders. Awards will be announced at the leadership reception at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 450. Nominations are due Monday, Feb. 28, for faculty and staff.

For nomination criteria and forms, visit

Questions to Kathy Grove at or Tina Powellson at



Arrow Professionalism Award — Request for applications

The Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award provides up to $50,000 to initiate a program that provokes teaching faculty to create appropriate learning environments for professionalism, or a new project designed to ingrain professionalism in medical students and resident physicians.

Up to three grants will be awarded. Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a personal interest in teaching or research in aspects of professionalism.

Faculty of all ranks at medical schools that have an active chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha are eligible to compete. Faculty in associated schools (e.g., nursing, law, business) are eligible, and projects with collaborative faculty among two or more schools in the same or different institutions are encouraged.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31. Awardees will be notified before Wednesday, June 15. A full report of the project implementation and results must be delivered to the  national office within 20 months after the initiation of funding.

For more information, see the award application. Questions to Núria Morral, PhD, at 278-9039 or


Arrow AAMC seeks annual awards nominees

The AAMC is issuing a call for nominations for its 2011 annual awards. Each year at its annual meeting, the AAMC honors individuals and organizations that make significant contributions to the academic medicine community in the areas of medical education, research, and community service.

No fees are required to submit nominations, and there is no limit on how many nominations can be submitted.

The deadline for entries is Monday, May 2. To apply, visit



Arrow Honors

Mark Rodefeld, MD, associate professor of surgery, has been awarded the Cor Vitae Award from the American Heart Association. The Award was presented at the Lafayette Heart Ball on the Purdue campus. Dr. Rodefeld and Steven Frankel, PhD, professor of engineering at Purdue, are developing innovative mechanical circulatory support approaches to improve therapies for children and adults born with single ventricle heart disease who undergo Fontan palliation. The group was recognized for excellence in advancing the field with highly innovative approaches to this enigmatic problem. Frankel was also recognized was for his effort in this multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary effort.

Jeffrey M. Rothenberg, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and vice chair for faculty development and alumni affairs, has been elected District V Secretary for American Congress of OB/GYN, effective from 2011 to 2014.

Combined degree MD/MBA students Frank Hrisomalos, Jeff Lastfogel, Bailey Myers, Girish Kunapareddy, and Jason VonDerHaar were named recipients of the Best Business of Life Sciences Award for their presentation on a comprehensive commercialization plan for nonspecific orexin antagonist compounds. The award, sponsored by Eli Lilly, is given to the top performing team in a class of graduate Kelley MBA students.


Around Town

Arrow Presentation on patient-centered medical homes

Indianapolis-based Community Health Network will host a presentation entitled, “Partnering Between Specialists and Primary Care Physicians in the Patient-Centered Medical Home,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the IT Conference Room, 7351 Shadeland Station, Indianapolis.

All medical students & physicians are invited. Hors D‘Oeuvres will be served.

To participate, RSVP by March 1 to 355-5913 or


Arrow Community Advisory Council Forum

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Community Health Engagement Program will host the third annual Community Advisory Council Forum, “Celebration of Community and Science,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St.

This forum will celebrate statewide exemplars of community-based research and provide feedback about local health issues which will help guide clinical research projects supported by the Indiana CTSI. Topics will include the Indiana Biobank, funding resources for community research and strategies for building effective community and academic partnerships.

There is no charge for this meeting. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit

Questions to Tisha Reid, CHEP outreach manager, at 278-3361 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 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


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, Fesler Hall, Research II, 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, please read the MedTV guidelines and find our online submission form at

Questions? Phone 274-7722.


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


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.