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March 4, 2011
Volume 15 Number 9 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Above the Fold

Arrow Harper Hall dedication — March 8

A dedication ceremony for Harper Hall, the new home of the Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute, a novel collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.

Harper Hall contains 55,000 square feet of office and research laboratory space and is located adjacent to Raclin-Carmichael Hall, home of the IU School of Medicine-South Bend, on the corner of Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue.

The Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute will include Notre Dame and IUSM faculty, and faculty with cancer research programs housed in other research buildings on the Notre Dame campus and in Raclin-Carmichael Hall. Scientists from both institutions will collaborate on research in cancer biology, with an emphasis on such areas as genomics and proteomics, and breast, prostate and colon cancers.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow Educational Affairs expands services and innovation

A new Office of Research in Medical Education (RIME) is opening its doors this month. Debra Litzelman, MD, will serve as the associate dean for RIME, building on her successful history of securing medical education and training grants and disseminating IUSM medical education innovations. RIME will provide the following key services:

  • consultation and mentoring to faculty pursuing intra- and extramural funding for medical education research and innovations, including collaboration in the development of research project ideas and grant proposals;
  • assistance in designing educational research interventions and evaluation measures;
  • assistance to faculty in preparation of education scholarship; and
  • cross-discipline and cross-institution networking on education research projects to ensure IUSM remains on the cutting edge of medical education.

RIME is located in the fifth floor of the Regenstrief Health Center, adjacent to Methodist Hospital. For more information, or to schedule an appointment for consultation, contact Deb Litzelman at dklitzel@iupui.edu or Ann Cottingham at ancottin@iupui.edu.

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Faculty Development & News

Arrow Director sought for State Toxicology Department

The Indiana State Department of Toxicology, the agency responsible for alcohol and drug testing for the State of Indiana housed within the IUSM Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Indianapolis, is seeking a director.

This position will be filled as a clinical track faculty position or senior professional staff position in the IUSM, depending upon the successful candidate’s education and experience. This recruitment is part of a major expansion of State Department of Toxicology. Ample laboratory space and resources for hiring additional personnel are available.

The director will be responsible for the growth of the State Department of Toxicology and for supervision of its functions, which include the alcohol Breath Testing Program for the State of Indiana and activities of the forensic toxicology laboratory. The director will be expected to offer expert testimony in court cases related to the activities of the State Department of Toxicology.  A PhD and/or MD degree and at least 5 years of experience in forensic toxicology or a closely related field are required. MD candidates should be board eligible or board certified in Forensic Toxicology.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop strong collaborative relationships with other state agencies and with appropriate departments in the university and teaching programs in forensic toxicology. More information about the State Department of Toxicology, the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and IUSM can be found on these websites: isdt.iusm.iu.edu; pharmtox.iusm.iu.edu; medicine.iu.edu.

Interested candidates should send  a curriculum vitae, contact information for six references and a two-page statement describing the applicant's leadership experience and vision for the State Department of Toxicology. Send all three documents as one PDF file by e-mail to ofapd@iupui.edu using “State Department of Toxicology” 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.

IU is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Arrow Wales appointed to interim dean position

Paula Wales, EdD, assistant dean for medical education and assistant professor of surgery, will serve as interim associate dean of the Office of Medical Education and Curricular Affairs.

Dr. Wales will be responsible for the oversight of undergraduate medical education for the School of Medicine including curriculum development, student assessment and program evaluation.

“This is a critically important time for the IUSM,” said Maryellen Gusic, executive associate dean for educational affairs. “Dr. Wales’ experience, expertise and her leadership of MECA is vital in our efforts to expand our clinical learning experiences for our students at the regional medical centers and our continued work to develop educational innovations and enhance and reform the curriculum.”

For more information, or to participate on a curricular reform team, contact Paula Wales at pwales@iupui.edu.

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Student Showcase

Arrow Match Day T-Shirts for sale

Special T-shirts are available for medical students looking to celebrate Match Day in style. The T-shirts will be green with a shamrock logo in honor of this year’s event taking place on St. Patrick’s Day.

The deadline to order is noon on Saturday, March 5. Cost per shirt is $10. To order, contact Matt Swarm (MS4) at matt.swarm21@gmail.com. Payment via cash or personal check should be put in Swarm’s mailbox in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building.

T-shirt pick-up information will sent by email.

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Events & Lectures

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 noon to 2 p.m. in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 122A.

This Research Faculty Development Seminar will offer tips to investigators to stay on top of their research finances and avoid 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 faculty.medicine.iu.edu/registration/indexDirect.asp?id=414.

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Arrow Genomics of Alcoholism

Howard Edenberg, PhD, Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will present a lecture on “The Genomics of Alcoholism,” at 4 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

This seminar is hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Refreshments will be available before the lecture at 3:30 p.m.

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Arrow Medical malpractice mock trial

The IU School of Law-Indianapolis Trial Advocacy group will present “Damages: A Simulated Interdisciplinary Learning Experience for Attorneys, Doctors, Dentists, and Social Workers" from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Wynne Courtroom at the IU School of Law-Indianapolis. A reception will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Conour Atrium.

This mock trial will re-create a real-life medical malpractice trial involving a patient whose routine foot surgery resulted in amputation of her toes, and a podiatrist who admits his negligence. The event will consist of expert testimony, evidence and a discussion regarding the extent of extra compensation the patient or plaintiff is entitled to, over and above the medical carrier's malpractice insurance.

The workshop is free for members of the IU Alumni Association, students, residents, fellows, and interns and is $40 for a IUAA non-members (applied toward annual dues for one-year IUAA membership). Physicians will receive a certificate of attendance, which can be submitted for AMA PRA Category 2 Credits.

Complimentary parking is available at the Indiana History Center.

For more information, or to register, visit this site.

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Arrow Australian official to speak on biobanks

The IU Center for Bioethics will host a visit by Peter O’Leary, PhD, director of the Office of Population Health Genomics, Division of Health Policy and Clinical Reform in the Department of Health of Western Australia, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, room 1110.

Dr. O’Leary will present “Ethical Issues in Public Engagement: Lessons from the Western Australia Biobank.” Support for this lecture is provided by the Predictive Health Ethics Research Program (PredictER) grant funded by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation.

For more information, see the event flyer. Questions to Eva Jackson at 278-4034 or evajacks@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Spirituality and medicine presentation

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 accept 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 embeckma@iupui.edu or Martin Magers at mmagers@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Luncheons explore Women’s Leadership paths

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. As a result, women faculty tend to have smaller professional networks than male colleagues and fewer role models of success.

The Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership series creates a forum where all faculty and students can learn about professional development through hearing the personal career journeys of successful women. Upcoming presentations include:

  • Friday, March 11: 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, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.
  • Wednesday, March 30: Jean Molleston, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Riley Hospital, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.
  • Monday, April 25: Kathy Johnson, PhD, professor and chair of psychology and director of the Cognitive Development Laboratory, IUPUI, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 305.

All presentations are scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. This series is presented by IUSM Women's Advisory Council and the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Academy of Teaching Scholars assessment workshop

Academy of Teaching Scholars will present a workshop entitled "Assessing Learning Based on Objectives” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. This online session will be offered in Adobe Connect.

Terri Tarr, PhD, associate director of the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning, will lead the event. Participants will examine what many expert teachers consider to be the key components of assessing learning based on objectives in the classroom or a clinical setting.

The Academy of Teaching Scholars program is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

To register, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Lecture to focus on patient guardianship

The IUPUI Medical Humanities-Health Studies Program will present Robin Bandy, JD, director of the Wishard Volunteer Advocates Program, who will discuss “A Healthcare Approach to Guardianship” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 307.

Bandy will focus on how the need for guardianship services for patients who cannot make decisions for themselves and lack financial and social resources impacts patients and healthcare providers.  A new model of guardianship, which uses volunteer advocates to act on behalf of patients, will be presented.

This lecture is sponsored by the Seminars in Medical Humanities & Health Studies and is Part of the History of Medicine Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited; RSVP to Kelly Gascoine at 278-1669 or at kgascoin@iupui.edu.

For more information, visit medhumanities.iupui.edu/new/template_seminars.htm.

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Arrow FEED lecture on science of creativity

The Faculty Enrichment and Education Development (FEED) program will present “Creativity: The Science Behind Ideas and Collaboration” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 309.

This lecture, delivered by R. Keith Sawyer, PhD, professor of psychology and education at Washington University in St. Louis, will present the latest scientific research on creativity.

Dr. Sawyer's visit is co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, the Gateway to Graduation program, and the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).

To register or for more information, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow Lecture on education for innovation

Academy of Teaching Scholars will present “Educating for Innovation” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.

R. Keith Sawyer, Ph.D., a professor of psychology and education at Washington University in St. Louis, will share fascinating new learning environments that will lead audiences to rethink what is possible in the classroom.

The event is Dr. Sawyer's visit is co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, the Gateway to Graduation program, and the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).

For more information, visit faculty.medicine.iu.edu/events.asp.

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Arrow American Delirium Society Conference

The inaugural conference of the American Delirium Society, “Advancing Delirium Care through Research,” will be June 5-7, at the Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis.

This scientific conference for researchers, clinicians and administrators from across the United States 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.

Early registration for ADS members by Friday, April 15 is $400 or $500 for non-members. Cost after April 15 is $500 for ADS members or $600 for non-members. Discount registration is available to fellows at $200; student registration is $100. ADS membership (one-year; June 2011-July 2012) is $100; student membership is $25. To reserve a room at the Omni Severin Hotel, click here.

Abstracts will be accepted and approved by the ADS committee. Abstracts may be submitted in a Word document format to abstracts@americandeliriumsociety.org. Abstracts are due by Friday, April 15; late submissions will not be accepted.

For more information, or to register, visit americandeliriumsociety.org/Conference_Registration.html.

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News to Use

Arrow Cores relocate to Walther Hall

The Therapeutic Validation Core and the Angiogenesis, Endothelial & Pro-Angiogenic Cell Core of the IU Simon Cancer Center have moved to Walther Hall, Room C343.

To reach the Angio Core, call 278-7232. For the Therapeutic Validation, call 278-6608.

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Arrow IUPUI Research Day showcase opportunity

Proposals are being sought for the IUPUI Research Day community showcase.  IUPUI Research Day, a campus-wide celebration of research and scholarly activities hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, will be Friday, April 8, at the IUPUI Campus Center.

The community research showcase is an opportunity to highlight and demonstrate community-based research projects, discoveries, prototypes, and initiatives through dynamic, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, and/or videos. It is scheduled from 2:15-4:30pm, with set up from noon to 1 p.m. The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 11. Space is limited.

To submit a proposal, visit surveycentral.uc.iupui.edu/Survey.aspx?s=e428621754654bf18203c5a5a2970c44. Questions to 278-9170 or solution@iupui.edu.

For more information, or to register, visit research.iupui.edu/events/researchday2011/index.html.

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Arrow Summer course schedules online

IUPUI Summer Session will be from Wednesday, May 11, to Monday, Aug. 8.

These summer courses will be offered during two six-week sessions, Summer I, from May 11-June 22, and Summer II, from June 27 to Aug. 8.

Summer course options range from 12-, six- and three-week courses, as well as daytime and evening classes. Course duration and timings can be found at registrar.iupui.edu/schedule.html. Information on alternative length course schedules at registrar.iupui.edu/splashcln.html.

The complete Academic Calendar, including links to important procedural information and deadlines, see registrar.iupui.edu/accal.html.

Faculty and staff who wish to promote summer sessions may also download the program flyer.

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Arrow Physician assistant program open house

The IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will offer an open house for their physician assistant master's degree 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 shrs.iupui.edu/forms/rsvp/pa-openhouse.html.

For more information on the physician assistant masters program, visit shrs.iupui.edu/health_sciences/degrees/physician_assistant.html.

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Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, the FDA raps acetaminophen for toxicity and sheds light on a melanoma drug that shows promise. Sound Medicine airs on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio stations, this weekend, March 5 and 6.

The Food and Drug Administration is urging drug makers to limit the amount of acetaminophen put in prescription drugs. Too much of this pain reliever, which is commonly found in both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, can cause liver damage. Sandra Kweder, MD, deputy director in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, will explain the problem to Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis.

A new drug for melanoma is making its way through the approval process. The drug targets a mutation in melanoma tumors called B-RAF. Oncologist Paul Chapman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, is leading the clinical trial. Dr. Chapman will talk with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, MD, about the B-RAF clinical trial and about the difficulties of treating melanoma, a disease known to metastasize readily.

Currently there is no way to know how many different babies have been born from the same sperm donor; as a result, there’s no way to identify children who might inherit a genetic disease from one of those donors. Barbara Lewis will talk with Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, a medical journalist and author who writes on the subject of infertility, childbirth and sperm banks. Dr. Hutter Epstein will explain why it’s time to start a national registry for sperm donors that would allow children of donors to discover if they’re liable to inherit genetically linked diseases.

Being a rural physician today is very different than it was a generation ago. As a family physician in rural Minnesota, Therese Zink, MD, knows the territory well. Dr. Zink will join Barbara Lewis to discuss a new collection of essays, poetry, and fiction written by doctors and other healthcare professionals who practice rural medicine. The book is called The Country Doctor Revisited: A 21st Century Reader. Dr. Zink edited and contributed to the book.

Also, in this week’s Sound Medicine Checkup, Jeremy Shere will explain why sleeping with your pet makes for strange, and potentially unsafe, bedfellows.

For more information, or to listen to previous episodes of Sound Medicine, visit soundmedicine.iu.edu.

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 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.

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Grants & Funding

Arrow Grants and Awards — February 2011

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

PI

Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Naga P. Chalasani Mayo Clinic New PSC Resource of Genetic Risk, Environment & Synergy Studies (PROGRESS) 9/30/10 8/31/11 40,000
David Wade Clapp NIH-NCI New Genetic Therapy for Fanconi Anemia 2/1/11 12/31/11 319,550
Kenneth G. Cornetta UCLA New Translational Development of Replication-Competent Retrovirus Vectors 6/1/10 5/31/11 235,032
Theresa Ann Guise Komen Cancer Fdn New Near-infrared photodynamic therapy with selective targeting: Breast cancer and bone metastases. 7/1/10 6/30/11 250,000
Erik A. Imel Clarian Health New FGF23 in Pediatric Phosphate Physiology 2/1/11 2/1/12 40,000
Kathryn Jane Jones NIH-NINDS New Immune Regulation of Neuronal Injury and Repair 12/1/10 11/30/11 342,637
Jamie Lynn Renbarger NIH-NICHD New Pharmacogenetic Determinants of Vincristine Toxicity and Response 1/1/11 12/31/11 438,042
Girish Chakkodabail Subbarao Univ Of Pittsburgh New A Multi-Center Group to Study Acute Liver Failure in Children 9/1/10 8/31/11 21,786

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Arrow Core pilot grants and equipment funding

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is accepting applications for its Core Equipment Funding and Core Pilot Funding programs.

  • The Core Equipment Funding Program offers up to $100,000 for the purchase of equipment that will enhance the research environment and contribute to the research mission of IUSM and the Indiana CTSI. Proposals requesting $5,000 to $100,000 will be considered. Proposals for equipment costing more than $100,000 will be considered if matching funds to cover the balance are identified. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 30.
  • The Core Pilot Funding Program promotes the use of the technologies and expertise afforded by the Indiana CTSI Core Facilities, with the specific goal of funding projects with outstanding scientific merit that can be linked to generating extramural funding or novel intellectual property. The program will provide up to $10,000 in core services. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 11

For more information, including program guidelines, application forms and eligibility, visit www.indianactsi.org/grants, log in using an institutional ID and password, and select a grant opportunity.

Questions to Lilith Reeves, chief scientific officer, at ictsi@iupui.edu.

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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.

This year, OVPR and OVCR began providing refined and expanded funding updates catagorized by the limited submissions, sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, technology and multidisciplinary.

Digests are published on Wednesdays but may be sent more frequently if deadlines are urgent.

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Opportunities

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.

A maximum of 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 nmorralc@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Ethics Fellowship applications open

Applications are available for the 2011-2012 Clinical Ethics Fellowship sponsored by the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. The application deadline is Friday, April 29.

This nine-month, part-time fellowship focuses on training health care professionals in clinical ethics, including ethics consultation, hospital ethics committee work, and ethics research. Graduates will become capable members of the ethics community.

This fellowship is aimed at physicians, nurses, chaplains and social workers. Other members of the community (e.g. attorneys or members of administrative staffs) may also apply.

For more information, or to apply, visit www.fairbankscenter.org/index.php/programs/fellowship.

Questions to Patty Bledsoe, program manager for the Fairbanks Center, at 962-9260 or pbledsoe@iuhealth.org.

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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 www.aamc.org/initiatives/66032/awards.

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Kudos

Arrow Health Care Heroes announced

Members of IUSM were honored Friday, March 4, as Health Care Heroes by the Indianapolis Business Journal. For the past 11 years, the annual awards program recognizes deserving individuals and organizations in the health care industry.

Community Achievement in Health Care

The Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood; medical director Mary Ciccarelli, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics at IUSM. Staff members of CYACC include: Jason Woodward, Brittany Mak, Maggie McCullough, Tiffany Martinez, Christina Rogers, Katie Weber, Elise Montoya, Kerstin Sobus, Jane Taylor-Holmes, Steve Koch and Erin Gladstone. This unique program eases the transition to adulthood for youth with special needs.

Advancements in Health Care

George W. Sledge Jr., MD, Ballvé-Lantero Professor of Oncology, professor of medicine and of pathology, at IUSM and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, was the winner. Dr. Sledge was recognized for his pioneering role in treating breast cancer.

Vincenta Salanova, MD, professor of neurology and director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at IUSM, was a finalist in the category. Dr. Salanova was honored for her innovative care and research in epilepsy. 

Physician

Gregory P. Gramelspacher, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Palliative medicine Fellowship at IUSM, and director of the Palliative Care Program at Wishard Health Services, was the winner. He was recognized for his dedication to the dying poor and program creation in the field of palliative care.

Robert M. Pascuzzi, MD, professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology at IUSM, finalist. Dr. Pascuzzi was recognized for his approach to patient care and research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Arrow Jayne's photos on national news

The work of Dave Jaynes, staff photographer for the IUSM Office of Visual Media, is featured in Brian Williams's NBC Nightly News interview with racecar driver Jeff Gordon about his philanthropic work with Riley Hospital for Children.

Not only is Jaynes's photo front and center during the interview, the IUSM photographer himself can be seen snapping shots in the footage that has Gordon mingling with Riley patients. The interview aired last Friday.

To watch, visit www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/ns/nightly_news and search for “Jeff Gordon."

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Around Town

Arrow Forum on community partnerships

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 recognize 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.

Attendance is free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit www.indianactsi.org/chep/events/cac2011.

Questions to Tisha Reid, CHEP outreach manager, at 278-3361 or tireid@iupui.edu.

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 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

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

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Arrow Resources

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

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

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Arrow MedTV

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

The MedTVs are located in public areas of the HITS building, the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium, the Daly Center, 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 communications.medicine.iu.edu/get-the-word-out/medtv.

Questions? Phone 274-7722.

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Arrow Scientific Calendar online

A comprehensive listing on IUSM seminars, lectures and Grand Rounds can be accessed at the new Scientific Calendar website. To place items on the Scientific Calendar, please forward them to Kelli Diener at kas1@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Scope submission guidelines

Scope wants your news items.

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

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

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

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

In the interest of accuracy, please do NOT use:

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

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

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