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August 3, 2012
Volume 16 Number 30 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow IUSM research reveals potential target for hard-to-treat cancers

IU School of Medicine researchers have identified a compound that targets a cancer-related protein, suggesting it could offer a future therapy for difficult-to-treat cancers. The protein, called SHP2, emerged as a potential new “druggable target” in research published online in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology.

Rebecca Chan, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics; and Reuben Kapur, Ph.D., Frieda and Albrecht Kipp Professor of Pediatrics, were among the researchers who found that SHP2 is “hyperactive” in the cells of leukemia patients with a certain type a mutation that negatively impacts their changes of overcoming the disease.

Drs. Chan and Kapur collaborated with Zhong-Yin Zhang, Ph.D., chair biochemistry and molecular biology, and a biologist who identified a small molecule that inhibits SHP2. In laboratory tests the compound, IIB-08, was moderately effective in blocking SHP2 activity in samples of patient cancer cells and in mouse models of leukemia, reducing cancer cell growth and prolonging animal’s lives.

The results indicate that SHP2, working with other proteins in the body, encourages cancer growth, and that IIB-08 is a promising candidate for blocking that activity.

“The combination significantly enhanced the survival,” said Dr. Kapur. “It’s more than a synergistic effect. It’s pretty profound.”

For the full story, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Neurosciences building groundbreaking on Aug. 6

The groundbreaking ceremony for the IU School of Medicine's Neurosciences Research Building is scheduled at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, in the IUPUI Campus Center Theater.

The $45 million Neurosciences Research Building project, near 16th Street and Senate Avenue near IU Health Methodist Hospital, will expand and strengthen the IU School of Medicine’s biomedical and life sciences research capability by providing IUSM scientists with state-of-the-art facilities in which to conduct a broad range of neuroscience research in fields such as neurotrauma, dementias, addiction, epilepsy and pain.

During the ceremony, IU President McRobbie will bestow an honorary doctor of science degree upon Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D., an Indiana native who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1998. Also delivering remarks will Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels; D. Craig Brater, M.D., IUSM dean and vice president for university clinical affairs at IU; IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz, Ph.D.; Nicholas M. Barbaro, M.D., chair of neurological surgery; and Daniel F. Evans, Jr., president and CEO of IU Health.

The facility, which will be 138,000 square feet, will be adjacent to the IU Health Neuroscience Center, which is nearing completion. It is scheduled to open in 2014.

A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. To RSVP, contact 800-249-4002 or


Arrow Miles for Myeloma kicks off fundraising effort

Rafat Abonour, M.D., professor of medicine and pathology and laboratory medicine at the IU School of Medicine and a physician at the IU Simon Cancer Center, and several colleagues will embark on their eighth annual Miles for Myeloma bike ride from Sept. 28 to 29 to raise funds for research on myeloma, an incurable cancer of the plasma cell in the blood.

The riders will travel 200 miles on their trek from Cincinnati to Indianapolis, but the journey actually begins now. This year’s goal is to raise $250,000 for myeloma research, bringing the event’s cumulative eight-year total to $2 million.

Individuals who wish to support Miles for Myeloma 2012 may make a gift to honor or remember a friend or loved one by donating online, conduct a personal fund-raising campaign or support the campaign of a friend or family member who has myeloma. Items are also sought for this event's annual silent auction.

Nearly 1,000 myeloma patients are currently being cared for at the IU Simon Cancer Center. For more information on how to support this cause, contact 317-278-4510 or


Faculty News

Arrow Neely named senior medical advisor with flying eye care program

Daniel E. Neely, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and a pediatric ophthalmologist at the IU School of Medicine, has been named senior medical advisor of the ORBIS Cyber-Sight telemedicine program. ORBIS is a global nonprofit organization that sends volunteer physicians to assist with diagnosis and treatment of patients and teach eye doctors in developing countries.

Cyber-Sight, was a founded in 1998 by Eugene Helveston, M.D., emeritus professor of ophthalmology, and became an official ORBIS program in 2002. ORBIS is best known for its “flying eye hospital,” an airplane with a teaching classroom and operating and recovery room, which can be used to supplement local hospital facilities.

“I can’t think of a better person than Dan Neely to take on the medical responsibilities of Cyber-Sight,” Dr. Helveston said. “His contributions to ORBIS have been outstanding for the past 10 years and will continue in his new role.”

The Cyber-Sight screening program allows participating physicians to triage cases electronically, selecting the best teaching cases for surgeries when volunteer eye doctors visit during a flying eye hospital or a local hospital-based program. This system allows patients with treatable but difficult cases to receive priority. Cyber-Sight also provides online resources and e-learning opportunities to physicians who are in remote locations and often without access to necessary books, courses and teachers.

Dr. Neely spent his fellowship year at IU working with Dr. Helveston, previously director of the pediatrics section in the IU Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Helveston has spent much of his retirement working with the Cyber-Sight program, headquartered in Indianapolis.

Dr. Neely has been an ORBIS volunteer since 2002, traveling to Vietnam, Jamaica, India, South Africa, China, Peru and Uganda and as a mentor to students from countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Petrache appointed Calvin H. English Professor of Medicine

Irina Petrache, M.D., has been named the Dr. Calvin H. English Professor of Medicine, pending approval by the IU trustees. She will retain her current titles as professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and as vice chair of research in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Petrache holds a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania. She served as a resident at Case Western Reserve University and as a clinical fellow and later served on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined the IU School of Medicine in 2006.

The Dr. Calvin H. English Chair was established by the Fort Wayne-based English-Bonter Mitchell Foundation in 1986 with the intent that the professorship be held by a person who teaches or conducts research on topics associated with the fields of industrial medicine, pathology or cardiology.


Arrow New Graduate Medical Education appointments

The Office of Graduate Medical Education has announced new program, residency and fellowship directors in several medical specialties and subspecialties:

  • Michael Busha, M.D., assistant professor of clinical family medicine, has been named director of the family medicine residency program. This Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved residency has educated students in this medical specialty since 1969.
  • Peter Chira, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, has been named director of the pediatric rheumatology program. This ACGME-accredited program has educated students in this medical subspecialty since 2004.
  • Thomas Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Culbertson Professor of Pathology and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been named director of the medical microbiology fellowship. This ACGME-accredited fellowship has educated students in the medical subspecialty since 1986.
  • Nabil Fayad, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine, has been named director of the internal medicine-gastroenterology fellowship. This ACGME-accredited fellowship has educated students in this medical subspecialty since 1987.
  • Ralph Hicks, M.D., professor of clinical pediatrics, has been named director of the child abuse pediatrics fellowship. This ACGME-accredited fellowship has educated students in this medical subspecialty since 2010.


Arrow Arora appointed Saxony Hospital CMO

Gaurav Arora, M.D., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, has been named chief medical officer at IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers, Ind.

Dr. Arora will support the overall operations, administration and medical management of the clinical program for the organization. He will work with IU Health Saxony President and CEO Jon Goble to establish strategic, financial, operational, clinical and administrative goals and policies.

Dr. Arora has served as the medical director for emergency services at IU Health Saxony since the hospital opened in December. He previously served as medical director of the emergency department and president of the medical staff at Henry County Hospital and also served as a staff physician for the Level 1 trauma center and tertiary care referral center for IU Health Methodist Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.


Staff News

Arrow Oncology group appoints executive director

Cyndi Burkhardt, RN, was named executive director of the Hoosier Oncology Group by the Hoosier Oncology Board of Directors on July 24.

A registered nurse with more than 20 years of health-care experience, Burkhardt previously served as a program director at the Hoosier Oncology Group. Her primary duties involved overseeing research projects and developing new program initiatives.

"At the end of the day it was obvious that Cyndi will bring institutional memory, but more importantly, she will bring her love of team work and her enthusiasm for engagement with all partners of Hoosier Oncology to the organization," said Rafat Abonour, M.D., professor of medicine and pathology and laboratory medicine and chair of the Hoosier Onology Group. "We have great trust in her leadership abilities."

In her previous position, Burkhardt’s was also involved in facilitating communication between research sites and staff members, facilitating the patient advocacy program, and coordinating and disseminating information to the general public, media and allied organizations, patient advocacy program. She also previously served as clinical coordinator at a large community oncology practice.

For more information, visit the Hoosier Oncology Group website.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Public health leadership conference — Aug. 8

The Indiana Public Health Training Center will host its second annual leadership conference, "Learn, Connect, Act and Empower: Effective Management in Public Health," on Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 409/450.

This professional development conference will focus on leadership, management and communication skills. Breakout topics include management ethics, conflict resolution and confidence and privacy.

Registration is $70. For more information or to sign up, visit the registration page.


Arrow Interactive theater performance to begin academic year

An award-winning theater group will present an interactive theater performance for faculty and students from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9, in the IUSM Library, Room 317.

The Case Study: An Interactive Performance to Improve Medical Education includes a facilitated discussion on strategies for addressing controversial topics in a productive way and an opportunity to collaborate to brainstorm methods of dealing with unexpected conflict. 

This performance is open to the entire IUSM community and is sponsored by the IU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Office of Educational Affairs. Register online. Dinner will be provided from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 5:45 p.m.


Arrow IUSM leaders to speak at professional development conference

The Association of American Medical Colleges will present the 2012 Group on Faculty Affairs and Group on Diversity Inclusion Joint Professional Development Conference from Aug. 9 to 12 at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis.

The theme of the first GFA/GDI Joint Professional Development Conference is “Creating Diverse and Inclusive Cultures: Transforming Ourselves, Our Faculty, Our Institutions.” This conference will provide a forum to highlight the collaborations that occur at academic medical centers by bringing together two influential AAMC professional development groups critical to the transformation of academic medicine.

IUSM speakers will include D. Craig Brater, M.D., IUSM dean and IU vice president for clinical affairs; Maryellen E. Gusic M.D., executive associate dean for educational affairs; George Rausch Ph.D., associate dean for diversity affairs and associate professor of family medicine; and Mary E. Dankoski, Ph.D., associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development. A complete agenda is online.

Plenary sessions will focus on the subjects such as unconscious bias, inter-professional education and collaboration, talent management and transforming institutional culture.

Registration is $655. For more information, contact Carlos LaTorre at 202-828-0502 or


Arrow Dental research presentation to focus on stem cells

Paul H. Krebsbach, D.D.S., Ph.D., will present “Designer substrates to control self-renewal of human embryonic stem cells,” at a seminar hosted by the Indiana Bone and Mineral Study Club and IU School of Dentistry. His presentation will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the IU School of Dentistry, Room 116.

Dr. Krebsbach is a professor of dentistry and biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan.

This event is co-hosted by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.


Arrow Glick Eye Institute grand rounds speaker

Ram H. Nagaraj, Ph.D., will speak at Ophthalmology Grand Rounds at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute Spitzberg Hall.

Dr. Nagaraj is the Carl F. Asseff, M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Nagaraj’s Case Western Reserve laboratory investigates two major complications of the eye: cataract and diabetic retinopathy.


Arrow Indiana CTSI fourth annual meeting

The fourth annual meeting of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

The highlight of the program will be plenary talks by leaders from the National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Lilly Research Laboratories, Indiana University Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as poster presentations and breakout sessions. It will also provide an opportunity to learn more about the Indiana CTSI, participate in poster presentations and breakout sessions, and meet new colleagues and collaborators.

This is a free event and is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the Indiana CTSI and its programs. A complete agenda and registration information is online. Registration and poster presentation deadlines are Friday, Aug. 17.

For more information, contact


News to Use

Arrow Scope to publish on Thursdays

Scope, the official internal e-newsletter of the IU School of Medicine, will begin to publish on Thursdays starting Aug. 16. The move to mid-week aims to reach more readers when they are available and ensure important medical school news reaches as many IUSM faculty, staff, students, residents and fellows as possible.

The new publication date also coincides with changes in publication dates from Scope’s sister publications within IU Communications, such as Inside IU (formerly IU Homepages), which has historically been published on Fridays, and will soon publish every other week on Wednesdays.

This change in no way impacts Scope’s focus on news and events of interest to the medical school community. New tips, stories, events and award notifications are welcome. Submissions related to student activities and news from the nine IUSM campuses are especially encouraged.

The new submission deadline for Scope items will be 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Submissions with photos are encouraged for use on the IUSM homepage or social media channels. Submissons also may be considered for promotion on MEDTV, the IUSM digital signage system.

Complete submission guidelines are below. Questions or comments to Kevin Fryling, communications specialist and editor of Scope, at


Arrow Employee health screenings begin this month

IUPUI Health Services will begin to provide free health screenings with informational feedback for eligible employees in August. 

Eligible employees will receive an e-mail from Healthy IU inviting them to schedule an appointment, and the alphabetical rolling process of invitations will continue throughout the year. Recipients are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity and ask their co-workers to do the same. There is a $100 incentive for completion of the screening. 

Employees may also choose to have their screening performed by their personal physician. This could potentially be classified as a wellness visit and therefore incur no cost, but employees should check their specific health plan coverage to learn whether or not they will have any financial responsibility. If the routine screening turns up any unexpected health programs, employees may incur a cost. Employees seeking their screening via their primary care physician are responsible for any applicable co-pay or deductible. Healthy IU is not responsible for co-pays or deductibles.

Employees who choose to see their own physician are still eligible for the incentive with a Health Screening Verification Form. This form must be printed off and signed by the physician who performs the screening

Employees who have completed the screening at their doctor’s office in the past six months may still send the form to their doctor for a signature, then ask it be returned to them in order to be submitted to the address on the form.

The Health Screening Verification form does not ask for screening results; it only asks the doctor to attest to the fact that the required screenings were done. 

For more information, visit the Healthy IU FAQ.


Arrow New undergraduate neurosciences program

The School of Science at IUPUI has established a new bachelor’s degree in neuroscience program to offer undergraduate students an opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree in a rapidly advancing field on a campus with a climate of strong interdisciplinary collaboration. The new program is expected to offer a foundation for the pursuit of graduate and professional degrees that culminate in careers in science and medicine.

Undergraduate neuroscience majors will have opportunities for research and internship experiences in the IU School of Medicine and School of Science at IUPUI as well as through companies in central Indiana that are aligned with the life science, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The new IU Health Neuroscience Campus is also expected to offer many benefits for students and provide future job opportunities.

For more information, visit the IUPUI Newsroom.


Arrow Reminder from Tobacco-Free IUPUI

Tobacco-Free IUPUI reminds the IU community that as of July 1, Indiana law mandates that nearly all public places and places of employment in Indiana, including facilities on university campuses, restaurants and other workplaces, be smoke free.

This change comes as the result of Indiana's first statewide smoke-free-air law, House Enrolled Act 1149

IUPUI has had a tobacco-free policy since 2006, but the new state law makes smoking in IU facilities or within eight feet of an entrance illegal and a citable offense.  As such, the IU Police Department will be involved in efforts to maintain IUPUI as a smoke-free environment

IUPD began to issue warnings to violators as of July 1, shortly after which citations for a minimum of $150 were issued for violations within 8 feet of any entrance. Violations also are referred to the appropriate administrative office for review and appropriate administrative action: for students, the Office of the Dean of Students; for faculty, the Office of Academic Policies, Procedures and Documentation; for staff, Human Resources Administration.

Beyond the 8-feet range of any entrance, violations to the IUPUI Tobacco Free Policy are referred to the appropriate administrative office as stated above.

Tobacco-Free IUPUI regards referrals, formal warnings and citations as a last resort. All IU employees are asked to comply with the law and university policy.

 For more information on resources for quitting smoking, visit Tobacco-Free IUPUI.


Arrow This week on 'Sound Medicine'

This week on Sound Medicine, Joan Temmerman, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss the Food and Drug Administration’s controversial approval of two new diet drugs, Qysymia and Belviq.

Also on this week’s show, experts will discuss the drug testing for Olympic athletes, a plan from the Center for Disease Control to offer free rapid HIV tests, proposed mandatory heart screenings for high school athletes, and new research that connects teenage girls’ first sexual partners to the sexual risks they may face as adults.

Sound Medicine, an award-winning radio program that covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine, is co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio and underwritten by IU Health Physicians and IUPUI. The program next airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, on WFYI 90.1 FM, and is also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.

For more information on this week’s show, visit the IUSM Newsroom or listen online.



Arrow IU Health religion and medicine grant application deadline

IU Health is seeking applications for its 2013-14 Values Fund grants in the categories of “Medical Research,” “Medical Education” and “The Integration of Religious and Spiritual Dimension in Health Care.”

A letter of intent — as well as any questions — must be submitted for the Integration of Religious and Spiritual Dimensions in Health Care by Monday, Aug. 7. Applications are due by noon Monday, Oct. 15, to the attention to Steven Ivy, Ph.D., senior vice president for Values Ethics, Social, Responsibility and Pastoral Services via Nicole Veal at 317-962-3591 or

Eligible applicants include employees of the IU Health Academic Health Center (i.e. IU Health University, Riley at IU Health, IU Health Saxony and IU Health Methodist) or those with IU Health medical staff, including physicians and health professionals with admitting privileges at the IU Health Academic Health Center.

For more information, or to apply, visit this page.


Arrow IUSM selected Learning from Teaching Program pilot site

IUSM has been chosen as a pilot site for the American Association of Medical Colleges/American Medical Association Learning from Teaching Program. This program is designed to recognize and enhance teaching in clinical settings.

Faculty can obtain AMA Category 1 CME credit for their own learning that results from their teaching interactions with medical students, residents or fellows.

The program will run this month through October. Slots are available for full-time, part-time, affiliate or volunteer faculty.

To participate, contact Alex Djuricich, M.D., associate dean for CME, at


Arrow Postdoctoral research fellowship in behavioral oncology

The Training in Research for Behavioral Oncology and Cancer Control program supported by the National Cancer Institute is seeking applicants for a special postdoctoral research fellowship in behavioral oncology.

This highly interdisciplinary program encourages applications from a broad range of health care specialties. Funding is available for junior faculty scientists or post-doctoral fellows. The start-date could be as early as September 2012.

Coursework in cancer basics, behavioral oncology theory, behavioral oncology survey, intervention design and methods and research ethics are offered by outstanding faculty scientists on the IUPUI campus. Numerous electives also are available. Concentrated research time under the interdisciplinary mentorship of two senior scientists is provided.

Positions are currently available and provide up to two years of funding for junior faculty scientists or post-doctoral fellows. In addition to salary support or a stipend, benefits include health insurance, tuition and fees and pilot research funding. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

To apply or recommend qualified candidates, contact Kurt Kroenke, M.D., at 317-630-7447 or


Grants & Funding

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 Robinson named Innovator of the Year

Susan Robinson, M.S., associate professor of clinical radiologic and imaging sciences, was named the first recipient of the American Educators in Radiologic Sciences/Elsevier Innovator of the Year Award during the AEIRS National Conference in New Orleans from July 12 to 14.

The honor recognizes Robinson’s innovation and effectiveness in promoting student learning through technology, including using iPad technology to promote critical thinking and the integration of iPad applications as instructional strategies related to classroom learning and the clinical experience.

Robinson has long worked at the forefront in clinical development of digital imaging and remains active in many aspects of teaching, service and research.  She has received numerous first-place awards for her scientific research exhibits throughout her career, including the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Scientific Display Competition Awards. Most recently, Robinson has been researching and exploring the use of iPads in medical education, including  an article titled “Promote Active Learning with iPads,” published in the 2011 November/December issue of ASRT Radiologic Technology.

In 2009, Robinson was featured in the national professional publication ASRT Scanner as one of the three “radiologic sciences educators who go beyond imparting their knowledge to students, to fostering social responsibility in promoting social community service.”

Robinson has worked as a registered radiologic technologist for 40 years and has been teaching both didactic and clinically as a faculty member for the past 22 years.


Arrow Honors

Michael Econs, M.D., Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and professor of medicine and medical and molecular genetics, and Theresa Guise, M.D., Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology and professor of medicine, have been honored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. Dr. Econs is the recipient of the Frederic C. Bartter Award, which is given to an ASBMR member in recognition of outstanding clinical investigation in disorders of bone and mineral metabolism. Dr. Guise is the recipient of Paula Stern Achievement Award, which is given annually to recognize a woman in bone research who has made significant scientific achievements and promoted the professional development or advancement of women in the field.

Shaun Grannis, M.D., associate professor of family medicine and knowledge informatics and translation, J.T. Finnell, M.D., associate professor of clinical emergency medicine and knowledge informatics and translation and director of health informatics at the IU School of Informatics, J. Marc Overhage, M.D., Ph.D., adjunct professor of medicine, received third place from the Research Committee of the International Society for Disease Surveillance for "Outstanding Research Article" in the "Impact on Field of Biosurveillance" category. Their paper's title was "All Health Care is Not Local: An Evaluation of the Distribution of Emergency Department Care Delivered in Indiana." Drs. Grannis and Finnell are also investigators at the Regenstrief Institute. For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

Harikrishna Nakshatri, Ph.D., Marian J. Morrison Professor in Breast Cancer Research, professor of surgery and biochemistry and molecular biology, has been named a member of the National Institutes of Health Cancer Molecular Pathobiology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on the applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science. He was nominated because of his demonstrated competence and achievement in his scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of his research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. Dr. Nakshatri is associate director for education and a researcher at the IU Simon Cancer Center.


 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.