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January 20, 2012
Volume 16 Number 2 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Cancer center prepares for Indy’s Super Cure

As Indianapolis counts down to the clash of the NFL titans at Super Bowl XLVI, the IU Simon Cancer Center is preparing for the coming together of two other “teams” on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, who will advance the fight against breast cancer.

These teams will be composed of 700 women who will donate breast tissue to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at the cancer center and the 600 volunteers needed to coordinate and manage the event. Both are participating in Indy’s Super Cure, an initiative developed by the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee to raise awareness about the tissue bank, increase the diversity of donors and raise $1 million to help support the tissue bank, the first and only healthy breast tissue bank in the world.

Susan Clare, MD, PhD, associate professor of surgery and co-principle investigator of the Komen Tissue Bank, says the event next weekend will gather more donations in a single day than the tissue bank typically collects in a year.

For more information about the significance of Indy’s Super Cure for the Komen Tissue Bank, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Gift to support cervical cancer prevention program

Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana, a grant-funded project overseen by Greg Zimet, PhD, professor of pediatrics and clinical psychology, has received $200,000 from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals to support programs to prevent cervical cancer among minority populations. The gift, which arrives during January’s nationally recognized Cervical Health Awareness Month, is in addition to a previous gift of $150,000, also from GlaxoSmithKline, which established the initiative in 2010.

Dr. Zimet, who oversees the Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana grant, has spent many years conducting studies of the public’s response to vaccinations, primarily ones for human papillomavirus, the main cause of cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana programming has been developed to target disadvantaged, racial and ethnic communities, which have significantly higher incidence rates of HPV infection and cervical cancer. Lake County, Ind., which has one of the highest cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in the state, has been designated a primary Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana target area.

Rivienne Shedd-Steele, director of the Office of Health Disparities and Outreach at the IU Simon Cancer Center, also will serve as director of the Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana. She will work with Dr. Zimet,, co-director of the IU Simon Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Program, to lead initiatives that will focus on education, prevention, screening and behavioral research.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow BTN IU-Kenya program promo video online

A nearly one-minute preview video from "Impact the World," a new Big Ten Network series, is available online from Tuesday’s segment about the IU School of Medicine’s work in Kenya.

The complete segment on AMPATH, the partnership program between IUSM, the Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, aired earlier this week and will be repeated at 10 p.m. Jan. 20 following Purdue vs. University of Wisconsin wrestling; and at 11 a.m. Jan. 22.

Quoted in the video are Joe Mamlin, MD, professor emeritus of medicine and co-founder of AMPATH; Jill Helphinstine, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics; IUSM student Greg Martens.

To see the video, visit the BTN YouTube page. The complete segment is not yet available online.


Student Showcase

Arrow Students participate in Community Leadership Mentor Program

Eleven first- and second-year medical students (including two regional center students) from the IUSM Office of Medical Service Learning’s Community Leadership Mentor Program were recently participated in the 13th annual Community Leadership Mentor Program’s training session on Jan. 14.

The workshop, presented by local experts in the nonprofit field, included nonprofit board/staff roles, leadership models, fundraising and an overview of the United Way of Central Indiana. The session also included keynote remarks from Jason Woodward, MD, a 2002 IUSM graduate and current IUSM faculty member, and a participant in the first Community Leadership Mentor Program class in 1999.

The Community Leadership Mentor Program is a student-led project sponsored by the Office of Medical Service Learning in partnership with the United Way of Central Indiana. This program familiarizes future physicians with the role of nonprofit board members and gives students the skills to be effective leaders in the expectation they will continue their pursuit of community service in nonprofit organizations beyond medical school and residency.

This year’s participants include Anthony Ferrantella (MS1), Travis Frantz (MS1), Jenna Fritsch (MS1), Kate Goeller (MS2), Shama Mehta (MS2), Katherine Miller (MS1), Patience Obasaju (MS2), Brian O’Neill (MS1), Nedhi Patel (MS1), Joshua Ring (MS2) and Jacob Shopp (MS1). 

The students will make three site visits to United Way-affiliated nonprofit organizations this year. During the second year, each student will observe board and committee meetings at his or her chosen agency. In the final two years of medical school, students have the opportunity to become more actively involved with the chosen agency board.

Second year medical students Manisha Patel and James Wilcox serve as co-chairs of the Community Leadership Mentor Program. Steve Kirchhoff, director of the Office of Medical Service Learning, and Jim Brokaw, associate dean for admissions and medical student affairs, serve as advisors for this project.  

To get involved in the mentor program next year, contact Patel at or Wilcox at

The Office of Medical Service Learning promotes a lifelong commitment to community service through innovative service-learning experiences. For more information, visit


Arrow Explore medical specialties at Operation MEDS

Operation: MEDS (Medical students Exploring Different Specialties), a speed networking/mentoring event for IUSM students and alumni, will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 450.

This event is designed to help students who are unsure of which area of medicine they’d like to practice gain a better understanding about their areas of interest, as well as those who have already selected a specialty to learn more about their interests from an IUSM alum. The evening will include five 15-minute sessions to allow students the opportunity to talk with alumni physicians from different specialties and a friendly competition with the game of “Operation.”

Registration is $5. Dinner will be served, and door prizes will be given throughout the evening.

For more information or to register, visit

Questions to Cora Griffin at 317-274-8828 or


Events & Lectures

Arrow Robert L. Campbell Lecture — Jan. 21

James T. Rutka, MD, chair and professor of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, will present the 18th Annual Robert L. Campbell Lecture from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

Dr. Rutka’s lecture title is “Craniopharyngioma: The pendulum keeps on swinging.” He is co-founder and co-director of the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumor Research Centre at the University of Toronto and is completing his term as president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He practices at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and other clinical staff are encouraged to attend. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. before the lecture. Cases will be presented to Dr. Rutka after the lecture. 

This event is hosted by the Department of Neurological Surgery. For more information, visit

Questions to Marilea Bevington at 317-396-1248 or Mary Gallagher at 317-396-1234.


Arrow Diabetes research center director to present

Peter Roach, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and director of the Center for Diabetes Research, will present “The new glycogen metabolism: phosphorylation, vesicular trafficking and Lafora disease” from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

The event is presented by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Refreshments will be served before the lecture at 3:30 p.m.


Arrow Lecture to focus on cancer therapeutics

Mark R. Kelley, PhD, Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research Department of Pediatrics, will present a lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Research II (R2), room 101.

The presentation will be titled “The DNA repair and redox signaling protein APE1/Ref-1 as a target for cancer therapeutics and other indications, or Going Ape over Ref-1.” Dr. Kelley also serves as associate director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and associate director for basic science research at the IU Simon Cancer Center.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.


Arrow Yoga expert to launch medical humanities series

The Medical Humanities and Health Studies program has announced its spring 2012 Seminars in Medical Humanities and Health Studies speakers series. The series kicks off with a presentation on yoga and medicine from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the IUPUI Campus Center, room 305.

Andrea Jain, PhD, assistant professor of religious studies at IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, will present “Yoga as Medicine: The (Re)Construction of Yoga in Contemporary Culture.” Dr. Jain is an expert in South Asian religions and the social-scientific study of religion, with a focus on religion and the body.

Additional speakers will be Sarah Neville, PhD, of IUPUI; Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, of the University of Chicago; and Nancy Rhodes, PhD, of IUPUI.

For more information on speaker topics and dates, visit or see the event flier.

Questions to Kelly Gascoine at 317-278-1669 or


Arrow OB-GYN lecture on professionalism and abortion

Jody Steinauer, MAS, associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, will present an OB-GYN Grand Rounds lecture from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

Steinauer will present a lecture titled “Professionalism and Abortion: Teaching Medical Students and Residents Self-Awareness and Empathy.”



Arrow Proposal development workshop series

The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research will present a series of grant writing workshops from 1 to 2:30 p.m. starting Friday, Jan. 27, in the IUPUI Library, room 2115E.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Proposal Development/Writing Circle brings together faculty members who are preparing external proposals of any kind or length (concept pieces, letters of intent, partial drafts, completed drafts, etc.) to discuss their ideas and documents with circle participants before proposal submission to an external agency. Participants may bring to the workshop any proposal to share with other members of the group for discussion. Sessions will assist project conception and development, budget construction and proposal writing and editing.

Faculty who participate in at least three workshops in the fall 2011 and/or spring 2012 semesters will be eligible to apply for follow-up professional assistance in proposal writing, editing, and submission.

To register for these sessions, visit this page.



Arrow Signature Centers Initiative proposal workshop

A workshop for individuals interested in submitting high-quality proposals to the IUPUI Signature Centers Initiatives program will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the IUPUI Library, room 1126.

This workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of what constitutes a research center and its desired attributes. In addition, the review process and review criteria for Signature Centers Initiative applications will be discussed.

The workshop will be presented by two experienced reviewers of the Signature Centers Initiative applications in the fields of “Health and Life Sciences” and the “Arts and Humanities.”

To register, visit


Arrow NSF director to speak at IUPUI

Subra Suresh, PhD, director of the National Science Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 IUPUI Research Day.

Mark your calendars for this event on Friday, April 13, which will highlight work by researchers across the IUPUI campus. As NSF director, Dr. Suresh oversees the NSF's $7 billion budget, directing programs and initiatives that keep the United States at the forefront of scientific fields, empower future generations of researchers and scholars, foster economic growth and innovation, and improve the quality of life for all Americans.

This event is hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Questions to Etta Ward at 317-278-8427 or


News to Use

Arrow Concepts in Sexuality for the Clinician

Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, professor of radiology and imaging sciences and of pediatrics, will present a new course, “Concepts in Sexuality for the Clinician,” in Riley Hospital Radiology Classroom 1024A.

This March 2012 elective (course #93ZH890) will address the issue of human sexuality as it relates to clinical medicine and to being human. IU faculty will offer lectures, lead discussions and enable students to better understand the complex interplay between sex, psychology, ethics and culture, while gaining confidence in dealing with the social and medical implications of sexuality.

The course will explore clinical cases, journal articles and a textbook as well as literary works of fiction, poetry and film.

For more information, see the course flier. Questions to Emily Beckman at


Arrow Income processing training — March 14

The Office of Financial Affairs is providing training in IUSM income processing from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Fesler Hall, room 211 (aka Hurty Hall B).

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

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

Questions to Andrea Johnson at 317-274-2346 or


Arrow How to report suspected abuse

IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced Jan. 19 that all IU programs that include children on a regular basis must undertake a thorough review of their child protection policies to determine their adequacy.

In addition, all IU faculty and staff are reminded that anyone who has reason to believe that an incident of abuse of a child has occurred is required by Indiana law to report it immediately.

Incidents may be reported to:

  • The IU Police Department on any campus, or the local community police, by dialing 911, the local IUPD campus number, or a local community police department number
  • The anonymous Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. (Dial 1-800-800-5556 or visit the website at


Arrow New vendors accepting Jagtag

Several new vendors are accepting Jagtag as payment. They include IKON (on the bottom floor of Barnes & Noble in the IUPUI Campus Center); the Indianapolis Eye Care Clinic; Sweet Tooth Bakery; Purevisions Hair Salon; and Panda Express.

To pay for goods with Jagtag, sign up for the Jagtag Payroll Deduct program or make a deposit to your account at


Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, Indiana University health policy specialist Aaron Carroll, M.D., discusses possible outcomes for the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Other topics this week will include the erroneous link between a virus and chronic fatigue syndrome, the risks of extremely low-calorie diets to control diabetes, a review of the “war on cancer” and an interview with the author of Saying Goodbye: How Families Can Find Renewal Through Loss.

Sound Medicine, an award-winning radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio, airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 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 Beering Award, Mark Brothers Lecture nominations due Jan. 23

Nominations are being sought for the 2012 Steven C. Beering Award and the Mark Brothers of South Bend Lecture.

  • Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science. The award is presented annually and consists of a $25,000 prize. The recipient is asked to present one major lecture to the medical community at the time the award is bestowed and to spend about three days at IUSM delivering one or two additional lectures to smaller groups.
  • Mark Brothers Lectureship was created and endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Guey C. Mark to recognize nationally and internationally renowned medical scientists of Asian descent. The recipient is asked to present two lectures — one clinical and one research — to the medical community, and to spend about two days on campus, during which one or two additional lectures to smaller groups are planned. The recipient will receive a plaque and a check in the amount of $4,000.

Nominations should be sent in PDF file format and accompanied by a summary statement emphasizing the most important academic accomplishment(s) of the nominee, importance to biomedical or clinical science and why he or she is deserving of the honor. A curriculum vitae and a list of key publications are also requested.

Nominations are due Monday, Jan. 23. Send submissions to Tim Lofton at


Arrow Community-Based Research Grants — request for applications

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Community Health Engagement Program is requesting applications to support community-based research projects.

This request for applications will provide funds to academic and community partners to assist in the development and successful completion of collaborative, community-based research planning or implementation projects. Indiana CTSI CHEP support will range from $1,000 to $5,000 for planning projects and $10,000 to $20,000 for implementation projects during the 2011-12 fiscal year for this RFA.

For the purposes of this opportunity, community-based research will be defined as collaborative efforts with at least one community-based organization and one academic partner.  Planning or implementation projects must be joint efforts pursuing one or more of the following objectives: (1) improve an important feature of health or health care, (2) perform a needed evaluation of a valuable health-related program, or (3) develop a relationship for a community-based implementation project that can lead to (1) or (2). Preference will be given to projects likely to lead to extramural funding that supports the continuation or expansion of the proposed project or results in intellectual property.

The application deadline is Monday, Jan. 30. Awards will be announced March 1. The final allocation amount will be based on the number and quality of applications received. No applications will be funded for more than $20,000. Proposed project periods cannot exceed 12 months from the project start date, although applications for additional funding in the next year’s funding cycle will be considered based on progress.

For complete application guidelines and forms, visit, log in using your institutional username and password and select “CHEP Community-Based Research Awards (CBR)”.

Questions to Emily Hardwick at 317-278-2821 or


Arrow Nominate a Trustees Teaching Awardee

Nominations are being sought for the 2012 Trustees Teaching Awards, a program that recognizes faculty excellence by the IU Board of Trustees. Tenured and tenure-track faculty and librarians engaged in teaching are eligible, as are full-time clinical faculty and full-time lecturers whose primary duties are teaching, including faculty in the School of Medicine who may be located at medical centers or be paid by institutions other than IU (e.g.: Wishard Health Services, VA, IU Health).

Award recipients must have demonstrated a sustained level of teaching excellence in the form of documented student learning and must have completed at least three years of service at IUPUI to be eligible (appointed on or before July 1, 2008). Excellence in teaching is the primary factor for selection.

Recipients will receive $2,500, have their names displayed on a plaque and be recognized at award ceremonies at IUSM and at IUPUI. IUSM awardees are also recognized at the medical school commencement in May. About 48 outstanding IUSM teachers are expected to receive the award this year.

Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 3, to

Questions to


Grants & Funding

Arrow Indiana CTSI Core Pilot Grant Award recipients

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has announced the recipients of its 2011 Fall Core Pilot Grant Program, which will provide nearly $170,000 to 19 researchers at the Indiana University, Purdue University and University of Notre Dame for access to cutting-edge scientific expertise and technology.

Lab technologies available to recipients will range from biological microscopy to mass spectrometry and proteomics analysis, all provided by Indiana CTSI-designated cores — laboratories whose operations have been reviewed and approved by the Indiana CTSI.

Awardees from the IU School of Medicine are:

  • Jill Fehrenbacher, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, who will receive $10,000 to support a project titled “The regulation of gene expression by ATF3 in an animal model of paclitaxel-induced neuropathy.” Core services will be provided by the IUSM Center for Medical Genomics.
  • Melissa Fishel, PhD, research assistant professor of pediatrics, will receive $10,000 to support a project titled “Preclinical Studies of a Novel Dual Targeting Strategy for Pancreatic Cancer.” Core services will be provided by the IUSM Clinical Pharmacology Analytical Core and In Vivo Therapeutics Core.
  • Laura Haneline, MD, professor of pediatrics and microbiology and immunology, who will receive $10,000 to support a project titled “Cellular Biomarkers of Sinusoidal Obstructive Syndrome.” Core services will be provided by the IUSM Angiogenesis, Endothelial and Pro-Angiogenic Cell Core.
  • Andy Hudmon, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, who will receive $10,000 to support a project titled “Generate S272C/H273Q CaMKII knock-in mice.” Core services will be provided by the IUSM Transgenic and Knock Out Core Facility.
  • Timothy Sutton, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, who will receive $9,900 to support a project titled “Measuring p53-induced changes in organ metabolism by advanced imaging techniques.” Core services will be provided by the IUSM Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy.
  • Robert Tepper, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics, who will receive $10,000 to support a project titled “Angiogenic Circulating Progenitor Cells and Atopic Infants With Asthma.” Core services will be provided by the IUSM Angiogenesis, Endothelial and Pro-Angiogenic Cell Core.
  • Jian-Ting Zhang, PhD, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, who will receive $10,000 to support a project titled “Mechanism of eIF3a action in translational control and drug resistance.” Core services will be provided by the IUSM Center for Medical Genomics.

For more information on the program, including a complete list of awardees, visit


Arrow Research Funding Update


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

Funding updates categorizes include sciences, limited submissions, technology and multidisciplinary:

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


Traffic Updates

Arrow Super Bowl traffic restrictions update

Lane restrictions and closures began downtown this week as preparations continue for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Closures and restrictions for the following week are:

  • Capitol Avenue from Maryland Street to South Street was closed starting Jan. 19. It also begin to transition to fewer lanes from Ohio Street to Maryland Street on the same date. Access to the Plaza Park Garage on Capitol Avenue will be available throughout the event. 
  • Georgia Street from Capitol Avenue to Illinois Street was closed starting Jan. 19. Lane closures from Illinois Street to Meridian Street will begin in the eastbound lane on Jan. 21 and the westbound lane on Jan. 27. Lane closure from Meridian Street to Pennsylvania Street will begin in the eastbound lane on Jan. 23 and the westbound lane on Jan. 27.
  • Illinois Street will begin lane restrictions Jan. 21. It will be closed north of Georgia Street to Maryland Street (except for exiting traffic from the World of Wonders Parking Garage) and south of Georgia from Louisiana Street starting Jan. 27. Two-way traffic from South Street to Louisiana Street will provide access to Pan Am Garage, Crowne Plaza, and the Omni Hotel on Jan. 27.
  • Meridian Street will begin lane restrictions north of Georgia Street starting Jan. 21 and south of George Street starting Jan. 23. The northbound lane will be closed north of Georgia Street to Maryland Street starting Jan. 27. All lanes south of Georgia Street to Louisiana Street will be closed starting Jan. 27. The southern half of Monument Circle and Meridian Street will be closed from Washington Street to the Circle from Jan. 27 to 29.
  • Market Street west of Monument Circle will be closed to eastbound traffic around the southern half to Pennsylvania Street from Jan. 27 to 29.   
  • Pennsylvania Street began lane restrictions on Jan. 23 and will be closed from Maryland Street to South Street starting Jan. 27.
  • South Street will begin lane restrictions from Missouri Street to Capitol Avenue starting Jan. 19, with closure from Missouri Street to Capitol Avenue starting Jan. 22.

For more information and future lane restrictions, visit For more information about the impact of the Super Bowl on the IU School of Medicine, visit

In addition, maps with street closures, lane restrictions, park-and-ride locations, alternate routes and other information are online at Smart phone users can also find more information from the "Indy Downtown" app, available in the iPhone iTunes App Store or Android Market.


 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.