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IUSM Scope

April 20, 2012
Volume 16 Number 15 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Above the Fold

Faculty News

Student Showcase

Events & Lectures

News to Use


Grants & Funding


Traffic Updates

At Your Fingertips

Above the Fold

Arrow Lyles-Porter Hall to provide new home for IUSM-Lafayette

Plans for construction of Lyles-Porter Hall, which will be home to IUSM-Lafayette, were celebrated April 18, at Purdue University. The structure will be the first building in the Life and Health Sciences Park on the Purdue University campus.

Lyles-Porter Hall, which will have approximately 61,000 assignable square feet, is named in honor of a $10 million 2009 gift from Marybeth Lyles-Porter Higuera of Visalia, Calif., a former speech pathologist who earned her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology at Purdue in 1959. Higuera was guest of honor at Wednesday’s celebration.

Since 1971, IUSM and Purdue have partnered to create the IUSM-Lafayette program. Each year, 32 first- and second-year IUSM students are placed at this regional medical education center in Lafayette. After the new facility opens, that number will be increased to 48, and will expand to include third- and fourth-year students who will perform clinical rotations in the Greater Lafayette area.

“IUSM students who are educated at one of the eight centers we have around the state are 40 percent more likely to choose primary care medicine and practice in rural and smaller cities and towns in Indiana,” said IUSM Dean D. Craig Brater, noting the importance of IUSM-Lafayette for the health of Indiana residents during the event.

In addition to IUSM-Lafayette, Lyles-Porter Hall will house the university’s nationally ranked Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Wishard and aligned physicians form Eskenazi Medical Group

Wishard and allied primary care and hospitalist physicians, who are IUSM faculty, have formed a new medical group for physicians and advanced practice providers who care for patients at Wishard and its community health centers throughout Indianapolis.

Wishard hospitalists and primary care physicians who previously cared for patients through IU Medical Group-Primary Care (IUMG-PC) have transitioned to Eskenazi Medical Group. Eskenazi Medical Group physicians will continue to be members of the IUSM faculty, focusing on primary care for children, adults and seniors.

IUSM and Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, which operates Wishard, reached the agreement to transition physicians out of the IU Medical Group-Primary Care practice they previously co-founded and co-operated. Former IUMG-PC physicians became part of either Eskenazi Medical Group or IU Health Physicians.

Former IUMG-PC physicians who became members of IU Health Physicians will continue to provide medical treatment in the same office locations, which are now IU Health Physicians facilities.

Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County and the Indiana University Board of Trustees formed IUMG-PC’s parent company in 1996 and operated IUMG-PC facilities throughout central Indiana. In the dissolution of IUMG-PC, these facilities will become either exclusively Eskenazi Medical Group practices or IU Health Physicians sites.

For more information, visit this page.


Arrow Tobias House tour to raise funds for health care

The Tobias House, a historic home in Meridian Hills neighborhood of Indianapolis, will be on display from April 28 to May 13 for the 2012 Decorator’s Show House and Gardens. The tour of the house,  at 7077 N. Meridian St., will raise funds to support Wishard Health Services. The event, which features different homes each year, is a project of the volunteers of the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild and

Stephanie Brater, an active philanthropist and wife of D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine, secured the Tobias House — donated to the IU Foundation in 2010 by Randall L. Tobias, former president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Co. — for this event. A profile of Stephanie Brater and her dedication to charitable activities at home and abroad — such as her steadfast support of the AMPATH Program, a partnership between U.S. and Kenyan hospitals led by IUSM — is online at

Private living areas, public rooms, and outdoor gardens and spaces have been transformed by professional designers and gardeners for the tour of this grand property. To register, visit

Now in its 51st year, the Decorator's Show House and Gardens has raised nearly $10 million to provide health care and health services to vulnerable populations in Marion County.


Faculty News

Arrow Assistant dean of curriculum positions open through April 23

Maryellen Gusic, M.D., executive associate dean for educational affairs, has announced two part-time assistant dean positions. One position will focus on curriculum in the foundational sciences and the other on curriculum in clinical sciences. These positions will report to the associate dean for undergraduate medical education and are open to current full-time IUSM faculty. Each position requires a 40 to 50 percent time commitment. 

To view complete job descriptions, visit Interested applicants should submit a brief letter of interest and CV to Dr. Gusic at by 5 p.m. Monday, April 23.


Arrow IUSM faculty elected to IUPUI Faculty Council

Five IUSM faculty have been elected to IUPUI Faculty Council. The new representatives-at-large elected were selected from tenured and tenure-track faculty.

The results were announced at the IUPUI Faculty Council meeting April 17, and members will begin their terms in late-August or early September. New IUSM members are:

  • Sarah Baker, Ed.D., associate professor of radiologic sciences, IUSM, and associate dean at University College
  • Nerissa Bauer, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics
  • Robert Bigsby, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and cellular and integrative physiology
  • Thomas Hurley, Ph.D., associate chair and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Lyne Racette, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology

The IUPUI Faculty Staff council meets from 3 to 5 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Representatives-at-large attend monthly meetings and vote on policy that affects the faculty body. Votes are not limited to representatives’ individual schools or units.


Arrow Spring Faculty Meeting — April 27

This this year’s all-school Spring Faculty Meeting will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Emerson Hall auditorium. The event will be available via live webstream.

Each semester, IUSM faculty gathers to discuss issues of import to the group at large. Steven Kanter, M.D., vice dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will be the featured presenter. His talk will focus on how the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine maintained its commitment to education and academic life as it transitioned to a unified practice plan system.

In addition, Dr. Kanter, editor of Academic Medicine, will present an informal lunch conversation on publishing scholarly work in medical education from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Daly Student Center, room 186. 

To register for these events, visit


Student Showcase

Arrow Spring House Call photos show student volunteerism

Photos from this year’s Spring House Calls, in which IUSM students perform home and lawn maintenance for elderly, disabled or minority homeowners in neighborhoods near the IUPUI campus, are online. To see photos of IUSM students planting, trimming and beautifying the homes of their neighbors in Indianapolis’ Haughville and near Westside communities, visit the official IUSM Facebook page.

This event marked the 17th year of the oldest service-learning project sponsored by the IUSM Office of Medical Service-Learning.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Technology transfer workshop — April 20

Mervin Yoder, M.D., will present “Guide to Technology Transfer at Indiana University School of Medicine” from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

Dr. Yoder is the assistant dean for entrepreneurial research at IUSM and associate director for entrepreneurship at the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. This workshop is an opportunity to learn from a fellow physician, researcher and entrepreneur the step-by-step process required to navigating technology transfer, intellectual disclosure and commercialization processes at Indiana University.

Dr. Yoder, founder of EndGenitor Technologies, a biotech company in Indianapolis, also serves as Richard and Pauline Klingler Professor of Pediatrics, director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and associate chair for basic research in the Department of Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine.

To RSVP, visit this page by Friday, April 20.


Arrow Lecture on biochemistry and molecular biology

Christopher Counter, Ph.D., will present a lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building.

Dr. Counter, professor of pharmacology and cancer biology and radiation oncology at Duke University Medical Center, will present “Torturing Oncogenic Ras.”

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Arrow Computational biology and bioinformatics seminar

Jon A Erickson, Ph.D., will present a seminar from 11 to noon Monday, April 23, in the Health Information and Translational Science (HITS) Building.

Dr. Erickson, professor in the Department of Global Computational Chemistry, Division of Computer Research and Technology, Eli Lilly Research Laboratories, will present “Strategies for binding mode prediction and application to structure-based and library design.”

This event is presented by the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Faculty host is Samy Meroueh, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.


Arrow Autism Awareness Month events — April 24 to 26

The HANDS in Autism Program and Resource Center, a part of the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center in the Department of Psychiatry at IUSM, will recognize Autism Awareness Month with a series of webinars in April.

These webinars will focus on autism spectrum disorders, support of individuals with a disability throughout their lifespan, and considerations for behavior interventions, transition and strategies for medical offices.

Webinars for the week of April 23 include:

  • April 24: “Grow Up!: Transitioning out of the Classroom” from 11 a.m. to noon.
  • April 24: “IPad Basics and Introduction as an Assistive Technology and Accessible Materials Tool” from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
  • April 24: “Building Collaborative Relationships With Your School” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • April 26: Proactive Behavior Strategies and Behavior Intervention” from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • April 26: “Effective Tips for Consulting With and Within School Settings” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

In addition, HANDS in Autism will host the 2012 Autism Virtual Awareness Fair. This event, which provides an opportunity to visit interactive booths to learn more about resources in Indiana, is accessible from the Awareness Fair webpage.

Additional resource booths with information and materials about autism spectrum disorders will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 and 30 at Riley Hospital for Children and April 20 and 27 at IU Health University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

To register or for more information on these or other events in April, visit this page.


Arrow Lecture on the emotional impact of genetic counseling

Krysten Shipley, a genetics counseling student in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, will present a lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

A genetic counselor is a health care professional who provides services to individuals and families seeking information about the occurrence, or risk of occurrence, of a genetic condition or birth defect. Shipley will present “Depression and Anxiety Experienced by Genetic Counselors.”

This seminar is presented by the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. The faculty host is Paula Delk, M.S., adjunct assistant professor of medical and molecular genetics.


Arrow Indiana Bone and Mineral Seminar — April 25

Kathleen M. Hill, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate, will present seminar “Does Calcium Carbonate Used as Phosphate Binder Do More Harm Than Good in Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral Bone Disorder?” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 122A.

This Indiana Bone and Mineral Study seminar is presented by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.


Arrow Translational Informatics Conference — April 26 to 27

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the IU School of Informatics will present its 2012 Translational Informatics Conference from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Health Informatics and Translational Science Building, room 1110.

This event will gather experts in the fields of medical informatics, bioinformatics, clinical science, basic science and computer science from across IU and beyond to discuss challenges and opportunities in translational informatics. The April 26 event will focus on issues related to biobanking, and the April 27 event will focus on more general translational informatics research.

Registration is limited. To sign up, or to see a complete schedule, visit

This event will also be available via live Web streaming. To watch, visit this page.

Questions to Jennifer Brown at


Arrow Neurosurgeon to lecture on gene- and virus-based therapies

E. Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D., will present the John Mealey, Jr. Lecture at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Petticrew Auditorium at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Chiocca is professor and chair of neurosurgery at Ohio State University Medical Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the Richard J. Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio. His lecture is “Gene- and Virus- Based Therapies.”

Breakfast will be available before the lecture at 6:30 a.m. This event is sponsored by Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine (IUSM Department of Neurological Surgery).

For more information, visit

Questions to Anna Hileman at 317-396-1283.


Arrow Short course on semiparametric regression

The IU Department of Biostatistics will sponsor a short course on “Semiparametric regression” from  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Health Information and Translational Science (HITS) building, Room 1110.

Matt Wand, Distinguished Professor of Mathematical Sciences at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, will lead the course. Wand, who has held faculty appointments at Harvard University, Rice University, Texas A&M University, University of New South Wales and University of Wollongong, will base the course on the book "Semiparametric Regression" by D. Ruppert, M.P. Wand and R.J. Carroll (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and a 2009 paper from the Electronic Journal of Statistics that describes more recent developments on the topic.

To register, contact Ann Lyon at Questions to Dr. Jaroslaw Harezlak at


News to Use

Arrow Traveling art exhibit to visit IU Simon Cancer Center

Artwork from the 2010 Lilly Oncology on Canvas competition will be on display from April 24 to May 4 on the first floor of the IU Simon Cancer Center near the main lobby.

The Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition enables individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer — as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers — to express, through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning. The work from 2010 competition is currently touring cancer centers, hospitals and patient advocacy events.

Over 3,600 individuals have shared stories of hope and despair, loss and survival, and countless other emotions since the establishment of the program in 2004.


Arrow Join the Coaches Huddle to fight cancer on April 28

Bryan Schneider, M.D., will lead a basketball team made up of physicians from the IU Simon Cancer Center on Saturday, April. 28, at the Hinkle Fieldhouse and the Health & Recreation Complex at  Butler University. Tip-off starts at 8 a.m., with specific game times to be announced.

This event, supported by the American Cancer Society’s Coaches Huddle Basketball Tournament, raises awareness about cancer research. Brad Stevens, coach of the Butler Bulldogs, and his wife, Tracy, will lead the activities.

There will be two brackets in the tournament: a blue bracket for recreational players and a white bracket for more experienced players. Each team will play two games; one is guaranteed to take place on the main floor of Hinkle Fieldhouse. There will be a third game played for the championship in each bracket.

In addition to Dr. Schneider, the IU Simon Cancer Center team is composed of Joseph Dynlacht, Ph.D.; Lang Li, Ph.D.; Milan Radovich, Ph.D.; Noah Hahn, M.D.; Yunlong Liu, Ph.D.; JT Zhang, Ph.D.; Lindsey Mayo, Ph.D.; ChienWei Chiang and Heng-Yi Wu.

A Family Fun Zone will be set up in the West Gym to offer activities and entertainment for players and their families.

For more information, visit


Arrow Discount tickets to Indianapolis Indians

Discount tickets for IUSM and IU Health employees are available to the Indianapolis Indians vs. Louisville Bats game from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

In addition, IUSM faculty will be among the physicians providing free oral, head and neck cancer screenings inside the main fan entrance at the game. The screenings are painless and involve a physical examination of the mouth, neck and facial area

To purchase discount tickets ($8.50 for reserved seats or $12.50 for box seats), visit and use the promo code “health.”


Arrow Spring blood drive — April 24

IUPUI Staff Council will sponsor a spring blood drive Tuesday, April 24. The Indiana Blood Center will be on site at three locations to accept donations:

  • 8 a.m. to noon: IUPUI Campus Center, room 309
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: VanNuys Medical Science Building
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bloodmobile at Taylor Hall

The entire blood donation process will take about one hour and provide an opportunity to be part of the life-saving network in the community.

To schedule an appointment, visit this page. For more information about the blood donation process, visit


Arrow This week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, new research out of Harvard medical school suggests child abuse may affect brain development. Also on this week's show, a brain injury expert talks about the long-term effects of concussion symptoms in children; the Wii gaming system fails as a fitness device; and the NCAA updates its rules on aluminum bats for high school baseball players.

Sound Medicine, an award-winning radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio, airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, on WFYI 90.1 FM. 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, visit the Sound Medicine website.



Arrow IUSM internal grant applications due May 1

The application deadline for the following IUSM internal grant programs is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.

  • Biomedical Research Grant
  • Research Enhancement Grant

For application forms and further information, visit this page.


Arrow Indiana CTSI and West Virginia CTSI partnership grant award

Applications are sought for a new joint pilot award from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute. This award will provide up to $50,000 to clinical and translational projects that address health and health care issues relevant to Indiana CTSI and West Virginia CTSI.

Projects will be funded for 18 months and must be collaborative efforts between faculty at WVCTSI institutions (West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University-Charleston and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine) and Indiana CTSI institutions (IU, Purdue and Notre Dame). Each institution will provide 50 percent of the total grant ($25,000 per institution). Applicants must be co-principal investigators on the project. All faculty members with full-time appointments regardless of rank are eligible to apply.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. For complete application information, including eligibility guidelines, submission forms and a proposals presentation checklist, visit Log in using your institutional username and password and select “CTSA Partnership Grant - Indiana CTSI and West Virginia CTSI - 2012.05 (WVP).”

Questions to Lisa Dinsmore, Indiana CTSI, at 317-278-2874 or or Holly Legleiter, WVCTSI, at 304-293-7207 or


Arrow RESPECT Center Pilot Grant Award — request for applications

The Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center has issued a call for pilot proposals to facilitate the development of research focused on improved communication and decision-making for patients facing serious or advanced illness.

The RESPECT Center will fund one pilot project — up to $15,000 — with a starting date of July 1. All teaching and research faculty at IUPUI who are qualified to apply for NIH funding are eligible to apply for this pilot grant opportunity. Preference will be given to new investigators and to research that fosters trans-disciplinary collaboration. The goal of this grant is to generate preliminary data that will facilitate investigators competing successfully for extramural research funding.

To apply, submit a letter of intent by Tuesday, May 1, to Laura Holtz, RESPECT Center project manager, at

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, May 21. For more information, visit this page.

Questions to 317-423-5602 or


Grants & Funding

Arrow Indiana CTSI Young Investigator and Predoctoral Training Award recipients

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will distribute about $1.8 million to recipients of its 2012-13 Young Investigator Training Awards and Predoctoral Training Awards.

This year's grants include 14 Young Investigator Awards — five new awards and nine grant renewals — and 17 Predoctoral Training Awards — 12 new grants and five grant renewals. The awards, which provide career development and research support to young physicians and scientists working on promising research projects, include investigators at IU School of Medicine, IUPUI, IU Bloomington, Purdue and Notre Dame. Support for these awards is provided by the National Institutes of Health and institutional funds at IU, Purdue and Notre Dame.

Young Investigator Awards include dual mentorship from a clinician and a non-clinician Ph.D. scientist, and are focused on translational research projects that accelerate the application of laboratory findings to improved understanding and care of human disease, and from clinical studies to patients and populations in the community.

The winners are Shawn Ahlfeld, M.D., (renewal) assistant professor of clinical pediatrics; Jon Duke, M.D., (renewal) assistant professor of medicine; Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, M.D., (new) assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Rajashekhar Gangaraju, Ph.D., (new) assistant professor of ophthalmology; Shoji Ichikawa, Ph.D., (renewal) assistant research professor of medicine; Shelley Johns, Psy.D., (new) adjunct assistant professor of medicine; Philip Johnson, Ph.D., (renewal) assistant professor of psychiatry; Elaine Lipscomb, Ph.D., (renewal) assistant research professor of medicine; Catherine Mosher, Ph.D., (renewal) assistant professor of psychology, IUPUI; Grzegorz Nalepa, M.D., Ph.D., (new) a resident/fellow in the Department of Pediatrics; Brian Samuels, M.D., Ph.D., (renewal) assistant professor of ophthalmology and cellular and integrative physiology; Sarah Tersey, Ph.D., (new) assistant research professor of pediatrics; Ragini Vittal, Ph.D., (renewal) assistant research professor of medicine; and Zhanxiang Wang, M.D., Ph.D., (renewal) assistant research professor of pediatrics.

Predoctoral Training Awardees include dual mentorship from a clinician and a non-clinician Ph.D. scientist, as well as a full stipend and health insurance, partial coverage of tuition and fees, and access to travel funds. Funding is for two years, with the second year contingent upon satisfactory progress.

The IUSM winners are Paul Childress (new), Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; Jeff Gelhausen (new), Department of Medicine/Biochemistry; Robert Downing (renewal), Department of Biochemistry and Cellular Biology; Rikki Enzor (renewal), Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Mikaela McKenney (new), Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology; and Samiha Sarwat (new), Department of Biostatistics.

For a complete list of winners, as well as information on their research projects, visit the Indiana CTSI.


Arrow Research Funding Update

The IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research offer weekly digests containing information about funding opportunities including those that limit the number of allowable pre-proposal or proposal submissions.

Funding opportunity categories include the sciences, limited submissions, technology and multidisciplinary:

To subscribe to these updates by email, visit this page.



Arrow Honors

Mariam Bah, a senior environmental health science major at IUSM, is among the top 10 female students at IUPUI. Bah was honored at the 13th annual Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner on April 13 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. To be named a top student, Bah had to meet several criteria, including being a degree-seeking junior or senior at IUPUI; completing a minimum of 56 credit hours applicable to her degree program; and achieving a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Top 10 students received an engraved plaque. For a complete list of the IUPUI Top 100 students for 2012, visit

Richard Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and imaging sciences and pediatrics, has been named 2012 Distinguished Educator by the American Roentgen Ray Society, the first and oldest radiology society in the United States. The annual award "celebrates one inspirational person with a track record of new and innovative educational activities that have disseminated scientific and clinical information, stimulated critical thinking, promoted research, and helped to develop and support educators in radiology." Dr. Gunderman will receive the award at the society's annual meeting on April 29 in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Traffic Updates

Arrow Street closures and fitness class cancellations

The Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Race for the Cure will be Saturday, April 21.

The event will cause multiple street closures near campus. New York Street will be partially closed from 9 a.m. on Friday, April 20, to 1 p.m. on April 21. New York Street from the White River Parkway to Capitol Avenue also will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon on April 21.

The National Institute for Fitness and Sport has cancelled all classes on April 21. Other upcoming class cancellations include Saturday, May 5, due to the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.

The Race for the Cure begins at 9 a.m. April 21. For a complete route map, visit this page.


Arrow Elmwood Street closure

Elmwood Street between 10th Street and Wishard Boulevard is closed for the installation of underground utilities.

A new temporary road has been routed east of Elmwood that extends Riley Hospital Drive from Wishard Boulevard through to 10th Street. This section of roadway will be open through mid-August, when Elmwood Street will reopen.


 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 other useful 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” page on the IUSM web site. This section is accessible from the left-hand side of the school’s home page at

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



The Office of Public and Media Relations manages the MEDTV screens on the medical school campus. This closed-circuit TV system, part of the IUPUI network, presents an 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 in public areas of the HITS building, the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium and corridor/lounge, the Daly Student 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

For more information, call 317-274-7722.


Arrow Scope submission guidelines

Scope wants your news items.

The deadline for submission is 8:30 a.m. Thursdays. Scope is published electronically and sent to faculty, staff, students and residents on Fridays, except on holiday weekends. Photos are encouraged with submissions and also may be used on the IUSM homepage or social media channels.

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

  • E-mail the information to
  • Mail the information to Kevin Fryling, IU Communications, 251 N. Illinois St., North Tower, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Campus mail; no postage required)
  • 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 M.D. or Ph.D.)
  • For more info, see the Scope Style Guide (PDF)

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