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August 16, 2012
Volume 16 Number 32 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Student-run health clinic celebrates fourth year

The IU Student Outreach Clinic will celebrate its fourth year of providing free health care to uninsured Indianapolis residents with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Opening remarks will be at 1 p.m., followed by tours of the facility.

Reservations are appreciated but not required. To RSVP, contact 317-225-1881 or

The IU Student Outreach Clinic opened Aug. 1, 2009, in the Neighborhood Fellowship Church, 3102 E. 10th St. Patients without insurance are seen weekly, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

The medical school students provide free urgent care to the needy in collaboration with students from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the IU School of Medicine Department of Public Health, the IU School of Dentistry (who see patients at the People’s Health Center), the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Science Department of Physical Therapy and the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy.

"The IU Student Outreach Clinic has been an integral part of my medical education,” said Neha R. Patel, a member of the IU School of Medicine Class of 2013. “It brought perspective to medicine and advanced my education by allowing me to practice my skills, talk to patients, form friendships and learn from peers. Through continual involvement in the Student Outreach Clinic, I grasped the social aspects of health care and was able to 'practice' medicine under the watchful eyes of compassionate physicians and friendly students from all disciplines.”

Students from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law volunteer in partnership with Indiana Legal Services to provide free legal services and resources, and IU School of Social Work student volunteers help by identifying needs and providing information on available resources.

“One of the most important and exciting aspects of the IU Student Outreach Clinic is the partnerships, both with our community partner, the Neighborhood Fellowship Church, and our various academic partners -- the students from all the participating schools,” said Charles B. Goodwin, chair of the IU Student Outreach Clinic executive board. “These partnerships allow us to better understand what our future colleagues do, and how we can best work together to provide comprehensive care for our patients now. This multidisciplinary approach is the future of health care, and we feel like we are at the forefront of it.”

The clinic, which serves as a hands-on educational opportunity for students, sees 30 to 35 patients for acute and chronic conditions each Saturday. During the first six months of 2012, 676 patients were seen at the clinic, and 196 of those were there for the first time.


Arrow IU School of Medicine curricular reform update

The IUSM Curricular Reform 2.5 Team has released an audio presentation to update the IUSM community on the curricular reform process. Please note that this audio slideshow presentation will not play on an iPad or iPhone. For more information about the curricular reform process, read online about Curricular Reform 1.0 and 2.0, and Curricular Reform 2.5.

As the proposal for the new IUSM curriculum continues to develop, the curricular reform team is seeking input from members of the IUSM community. To share questions or comments, email the Curricular Reform 2.5 Team at


Arrow Medical Humanities fall seminar series

The Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program has announced the speakers in its fall seminar series. Each lecture will be from noon to 1 p.m.

The series will kick off with a lecture titled "In Minute Particulars: Humanitarian Medicine in Rural Africa" by Ellen Einterz, M.D., adjunct associate professor of medicine, Monday, Aug. 27, in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, Room 326. Dr. Einterz, a physician from Indianapolis, will discuss how the need to surmount cultural barriers and to work with so few resources brings health workers closer to patients. Dr. Einterz has worked in Africa for more than 30 years, and currently serves as medical director of a district hospital in northern Cameroon, where she has been since 1990.

Additional speakers include:

  • Thursday, Oct. 11: Rudy Banerjee, Ph.D., will present Geographic Information Science: A ‘Leitwissenschaft’ (A leading or guiding science)” in Cavanaugh Hall, Room 438. Dr. Banerjee is an assistant professor of geography at IUPUI.
  • Monday, Oct. 22: Kenneth Cornetta, M.D., will present “Personalized Medicine versus Personalized Care: Can we balance technology and spirituality?” Dr. Cornetta is is chair and Joe C. Christian Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics and professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at the IU School of Medicine.
  • Monday, Nov. 12: Steven S. Ivy, M.Div., Ph.D., will present “Expecting a Miracle: Religion, Medicine, and Cura” in the IUPUI Library auditorium. Dr. Ivy is senior vice president for values, ethics, social responsibility, and pastoral services at IU Health.

A lecture by Jason Karlawish, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is also scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Emerson Hall auditorium. His lecture title is to be announced.

This series is sponsored by the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program at the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. To RSVP, contact

For more information, visit the MHHS seminars website or contact


Student Showcase

Arrow Regatta team registration begins Aug. 20

Team registrations for the Fourth Annual IUPUI Regatta – which will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Downtown Canal at 11th Street – open Monday, Aug. 20.

Last year, IUSM team Gubernaculum helped the IU School of Medicine paddle to victory over 111 other IUPUI teams. Do you have what it takes to make it happen again in 2012? The IUSM Dean’s Office and Medical Alumni Association have offered to cover the cost of two student teams, so start recruiting your team of four now.

The first two teams to email Nolan Ryan at will be entered into the event. 

This annual tradition is open to everyone. For more information, visit the IUPUI Regatta website.


Arrow White Coat Ceremony photo gallery

On Saturday, more than 335 students from the IU School of Medicine class of 2016 walked the stage at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre to recieve the symbol of their profession — the white coat. This White Coat Ceremony is annual tradition that marks the first step in a long journey towards becoming a physician.

To see photos from this event, visit the IUPUI Gallery.


Faculty News

Arrow Bogdewic earns AAMC award

Stephen P. Bogdewic, Ph.D., executive associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development, was presented the 2012 Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges on Aug. 11 at the AAMC Annual Conference in Indianapolis.

The award recognizes individuals who have contributed to faculty development in academic medicine. Recipients are recognized for making a positive impact on the life and success of faculty by serving as a thought leader and developing policies and programs that allow individuals to succeed.

Dr. Bogdewic, who has been on the IU faculty for 21 years, is the associate chair of family medicine and the George W. Copeland Professor of Family Medicine.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Indiana CTSI annual meeting — registration ends Aug. 17

Registration for the fourth annual meeting of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is Friday, Aug. 17.

This event, which will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel, will feature 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 panel discussions and breakout sessions. A complete agenda is available online.

Participants are also encouraged to submit posters for the poster session. The deadline for poster submissions has been extended to Monday, Aug. 20. To submit your poster, visit the poster submission form.

This is a free event and is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the Indiana CTSI and its programs. To participate, visit the registration page.

For more information, contact 317-278-CTSI (2874) or


Arrow Genome dynamic expert to deliver seminar presentation

Junya Kobayashi, Ph.D., associate professor of genome dynamics at the Radiation Biology Center at Kyoto University, Japan, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in Walther Hall (R3), Room 303-305.

Dr. Kobayashi will present “Emerging roles of NBS1 in DNA damage-induced chromatin remodeling and translesion DNA synthesis.”

This seminar is presented by the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics Seminar and hosted by Hiromi Tanaka, Ph.D., assistant professor of medical and molecular genetics.


Arrow 'Temple Grandin' movie screening — Aug. 23

“Temple Grandin," a movie about the true story of a remarkable woman with autism who achieved great success in the field of animal science, will screen at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, Room 122A.

This event is presented by the Children and Adults with Disabilities Student Interest Group in the Office of Medical Serving-Learning. A short discussion will follow the film. Food will be provided.

For more information, contact Kayla Herget, MS3, president of CAD-SIG, at


Arrow Parsons to present personalized medicine seminar

Will Parsons, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at the Baylor College of the Medicine, will present "Bringing Genomics into the Pediatric Oncology Clinic" from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Wishard Hospital Myers Building, Room W7120

This Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine seminar is presented by the Department of Medicine Division of Clinical Pharmacology.


Arrow Women’s health expert to deliver Merritt Lecture

Michelle Berlin, M.D., MPH, will present the Department of OB/GYN Merritt Lecture at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Walther Hall (R3), Room 203.

Dr. Berlin, vice chair of public health, policy and community service in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University, will present "Cervical Cancer Diagnosis, Pelvic Exams and Screening: A Changing Paradigm." The primary author of "Making the Grade on Women's Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card," Dr. Berlin uses the tools of epidemiology to highlight economic, geographic and racial disparities in women’s health.

The Merritt Lectureship is named for Doris Merritt, M.D., who in 1971 was appointed the first IUPUI dean of research and sponsored programs and in 1978, was the first woman to chair the Board of Regents of the National Library for Medicine at the NIH.

This event is sponsored by the IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.


Arrow Fourth Annual Minority Health Conference

The Fourth Annual Minority Health Conference, "What You Don't Know Can Kill," will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Ramada Inn, 5601 Fortune Circle Drive West, Indianapolis.

This year’s conference topics will include health care reform, tobacco and alcohol abuse, silent diseases that affect minorities and the refugee/immigrant experience.

Submissions are also sought for the poster presentation session. Submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 31. To submit a poster, see the poster submission form. For more information on poster presentations, contact Virginia Githiri at or Tisha Reid at

This conference is free and open to the public. The deadline for online registration is Friday, Sept. 7. A separate registration form is required for reach attendee. Registration will also be available on-site during the conference.

For more information, contact the Indiana State Department of Health Office of Minority Health at 317-233-7685 or


News to Use

Arrow Indianapolis 'Top Doctors' data collection under way

Information collection practices related to the annual "Top Doctors" list, which is compiled each year by Indianapolis Monthly magazine, have changed. A company called AVVO has been retained by the magazine to collect account information beyond peer recommendations in order to select this year's "top" physicians.

AVVO is requesting information on physicians from all Indianapolis-area hospitals, including IU Health and Wishard Health Services, and in some cases may have contacted faculty directly. Engaging with AVVO may increase an individual’s ranking and chances of selection; however, the IU School of Medicine neither discourages nor advocates participation. 

Faculty who wish to participate in this information collection effort should send information to the Whitney Ertel, manager of public relations at IU Health, at, or may choose to interact directly with the company at This is an opportunity to enure that the hospital have up-to-date information on physicians' office hours, numbers for appointments as well as special interest areas for referrals. There is also an opportunity to provide peer recommendation at The deadline to submit information is Wednesday, Aug. 22.

For questions or concerns, contact Margie Smith-Simmons, IU School of Medicine, at


Arrow Diabetes risk and weight loss screening

Volunteers are sought for a study conducted by the IU Department of Medicine Diabetes Translational Research Center.

A free screening is offered to help participants learn whether they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Participants in the screening must be 18 or older and may be eligible to participate in a research study of how their risk for diabetes may be lowered using lifestyle changes. The approached used in the study has been shown to reduce risk by 60 percent.

The screenings will be in the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 268:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20
  • 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21
  • 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 22
  • 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 23

Walk-ins are welcome, but to reserve a time contact 317-278-6208 or


Arrow IUPUI Health Services offers screenings

To encourage employees to have healthier lifestyles, IU is offering free health screenings and a $100 incentive (before tax) to full-time academic and staff employees. (Per IRS rules, the $100 incentive is paid as supplemental pay and is taxed at a higher rate than normal wages.) This program is independent of the health benefit plan.

IUPUI Health Services and IU Bloomington Health Center began providing health screenings with informational feedback for employees in August. Each month, eligible employees on the IUPUI and IUB campuses will receive an email from Healthy IU inviting them to schedule an appointment. The alphabetical process will continue throughout the year. Regional campuses will have on-site screenings at least twice per year. For more details, visit the Health Screening Frequently Asked Questions

Screenings for IUPUI full-time employees and spouses/same-sex domestic partners may be done at IUPUI Health Services or at your own health care provider’s office. IUPUI Health Services appointments will be scheduled from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit the Healthy IU website or contact Lee Bernard of IUPUI Student Health Services at


Arrow Last chance for discount state fair tickets

Don't miss out on your last chance for discount tickets to the Indiana State Fair, which ends on Sunday, Aug. 19. IUSM faculty, staff and students are eligible for tickets at $7.50 each with their employee or student ID at the Jagtag Office in the IUPUI Campus Center.

To order tickets, visit the Jagtag website.


Arrow This week on 'Sound Medicine'

This week on "Sound Medicine," Laura James, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas, will discuss the unrecognized dangers posed by common over-the-counter medications that contain acetaminophen, the common active ingredient in Tylenol and other pain medicines.

Also on this week’s program, experts will review the relationship between kidney stones and obesity, a study that suggests autism may be linked to metabolic disorders during pregnancy, and an occupational therapist talks about her journey of recovery from multiple liver transplants.

"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, Aug. 19, on WFYI 90.1 FM. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.

The program is available via website, podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads.

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



Arrow Leadership in Academic Medicine Program — applications due Aug. 17

The Leadership in Academic Medicine Program, a year-long junior faculty development program for IUSM faculty, is accepting applications for the 2012-13 academic year. Faculty members in years two and three of appointment are encouraged to apply by Friday, Aug. 17.

LAMP seminars introduce participants to the fundamentals of career planning, self-management and leadership skills. The program provides faculty the tools needed to accomplish their primary career goals and aspirations.

For more information, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development or contact


Arrow Nominations sought for IUSM education committees

The IUSM education committees are seeking nominees for membership on important curricular committees. The Curriculum Council is seeking faculty members to serve on the Steering Committee, Clinical Component Committee, Elective Subcommittee and the Academic Standards Committee. 

Faculty from basic science and clinical departments and from all of our campuses are encouraged to apply. To review a description of these committees’ activities or download a nomination form, visit the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education.

Faculty can self-nominate or be nominated by a peer or supervisor. Submissions must be sent by Friday, Aug. 24, to Alan Ladd, M.D., chair of the Curriculum Council Steering Committee at


Arrow Glick Eye Institute seeks presentation abstracts

Presentation abstracts are sought for the third annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Vision Symposium conducted by the IU Department of Ophthalmology at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute.

Submissions are sought for the research program on Friday, Nov. 2. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. To submit an abstract, visit the submission form.

Featured speakers for the research program include Louis Pasquale, M.D., director of glaucoma service and telemedicine at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston; Jost Jonas, M.D., a faculty member in clinical medicine at Mannheim-Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany; and Einar Stefansson, M.D., a retina faculty at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

The symposium will also include a half day of clinical updates on Saturday, Nov. 3.


Arrow NIH Pioneer and New Innovator Awards

A request for applications has been released for the 2013 National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator awards programs. These awards are under the NIH Common Fund program, designed to encourage transformative biomedical research and collaboration across institutes or centers. The funding opportunities are part of the Common Fund’s High Risk-High Reward research program, which addresses challenges in biomedical research through support of scientists who submit creative and innovative proposals with high-impact potential.

For more information about the New Innovator Award program, see the 2013 Frequently Asked Questions or email

Applications are due at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.


Grants & Funding

Arrow Grants and Awards — July 2012

The following list includes new and competing research awards received during July 2012, excluding commercial projects. Amounts shown are based on the first budget period/year:

PI Agency Type Project Title Begin End Total
Mohammad Ali Al-Haddad, M.D.
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy New MicroRNAs for the Diagnosis of Malignant IPMN Lesions 7/1/12 6/30/13 $36,238
Gustavo A. Arrizabalaga, Ph.D.
NIH-NIAID New Characterization of calcium signaling proteins in Toxoplasma gondii 7/1/12 6/30/13 $78,000
Gustavo A. Arrizabalaga, Ph.D.
NIH-NIAID New Dissecting a novel mechanism of drug-induced death in Toxoplasma gondii 7/1/12 6/30/13 $262,508
Nicoletta Bivi, Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New Glucocorticoid-induced atrophy-related genes in bone and muscle 7/1/12 6/30/13 $58,000
David B. Burr, Ph.D.
NIH-NIAMS New Sun Valley Workshop: Musculoskeletal Biology 7/20/12 6/30/13 $23,000
Karen Denise Cowden Dahl, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame New ARID3B regulates cisplatin resistance by altering the expression of DNA repair enzymes. 7/1/12 3/30/13 $20,000
Richard Edward Dahl, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame New Regulation of hematopoietic and leukemic stem cells by the mrn23a cluster miRNAs 7/1/12 3/30/13 $20,000
Zeruesenay Desta, Ph.D.
NIH-NIGMS Continuing/
CYP2B6 Genetic Variations and Drug Interactions 7/1/12 5/31/13 $375,958
Tatiana M. Foroud, Ph.D.
Hereditary Disease Foundation New National Research Roster for Huntington Disease Patients and Families 5/1/12 4/30/13 $77,671
Shekhar Raja Gangaraju, Ph.D.
Knights Templar Eye Foundation New Vascular Stabilization with Adipose Stromal cells in Retinopathy of Prematurity 7/1/12 6/30/13 $60,000
Alon Harris, Ph.D.
NIH-NEI New African and European Descent, Ocular Blood Flow and Glaucoma Progression 7/1/12 6/30/13 $234,000
Brian Paul Herring, Ph.D.
American Heart Midwest New Regulation of microRNA 133 in aortic smooth muscle cells 7/1/12 6/30/13 $26,000
Heather Ann Hundley, Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New Beyond editing: The role of double-stranded RNA binding in the biological functions of ADARs. 7/1/12 6/30/13 $40,000
Melissa Ann Kacena, Ph.D.
NIH-NIAMS New Thrombopoietin: A novel regulator of bone healing 7/1/12 6/30/13 $385,000
Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New A Cure for Epilepsy: Prevention of Post-traumatic Epilepsy by Targeting CRMP2-mediated Axon Sprouting 7/1/12 6/30/13 $60,000
Autumn Starn Kiefer, M.D.
American Academy of Pediatrics New Measurement of Advanced Glycation Endproducts in 2 Preparations of Neonatal Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusions 7/1/12 6/30/13 $5,000
Kurt Kroenke, M.D.
Mayo Clinic New COllaboration to Preserve PErformance in Late Stage Cancer (COPE) trial 3/1/12 2/28/13 $49,355
Xingjun Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New The Role of Shp2 in ROS Generation in Normal and Malignant Macrophages 7/1/12 6/30/13 $40,000
Yan Liu, Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New The Role of Gain-of-Function Mutant p53 in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Self-renewal 7/1/12 6/30/13 $60,000
Raghuveer Singh Mali, Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New Ezrin's role in chronic myelogenous leukemia 7/1/12 6/30/13 $60,000
David Grayson Marrero, Ph.D.
Ohio State University Research Foundation New Evaluation of a lifestyle intervention for employees with prediabetes 7/1/12 6/30/13 $21,180
Samer Gamil Mattar, M.D.
Foundation for Surgical Fellowships New Foundation for Surgical Fellowships 7/1/12 6/30/13 $57,000
James Alexander McAteer, Ph.D.
NIH-NIDDK Continuing/
Strategies for Improved Shock Wave Lithotripsy 7/1/12 6/30/13 $1,462,673
Raghavendra G. Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D.
American Heart Midwest Continuing/
The Role of Deoxyhypusine Synthase in Pancreatic Beta Cell Stress Response 7/1/12 6/30/13 $26,000
Nuria Morral Codol, Ph.D.
American Heart Midwest New Role of microRNA-709 in lipid metabolism 7/1/12 6/30/13 $26,000
Grant D. Nicol, Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New The role of Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptors in Neuronal Sensitization 7/1/12 6/30/13 $60,000
Alexander G. Obukhov, Ph.D.
NIH-NHLBI New TRPC Channels in the Metabolic Syndrome 7/1/12 5/31/13 $511,377
Kathleen Mary O'Neil, M.D.
NIH-NIAID New Progression of Autoimmunity During Puberty in SLE 4/1/12 8/31/13 $164,421
Vinit Jaswant Patel, M.D.
IU Health New Ethics Support for the PICU 5/1/12 4/30/14 $100,000
Irina Petrache, M.D.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation New Impact of Biofilm-forming Pseudomonas aeruginosa on neutrophil clearance 7/1/12 6/30/13 $68,250
Daniela Nicoleta Petrusca, Ph.D.
American Lung Association Contin/
The crosstalk between autophagy and efferocytosis in cigarette smoke-exposed alveolar macrophages 7/1/12 6/30/13 $40,000
Sara Kay Quinney, Ph.D.
NIH-NICHD New Individualization of nifedipine dosing for preterm labor 7/1/12 6/30/13 $125,601
Jamie Lynn Renbarger, M.D.
St. Baldrick's Foundation Continuing/
Biomarkers of Vincristine Neuropathyin Kenyan Children 7/1/12 6/30/13 $76,000
Mark Ransford Rigby, M.D., Ph.D.
NIH-NIDDK New Multicenter Trial to Control Hyperglycemia in Pediatric Critical Care 8/1/11 2/28/13 $152,133
Zachary A. Rodd, Ph.D.
NIH-NIAAA New Biological Basis of Conditioned Cues Effects on EtOH-Seeking 7/1/12 6/30/13 $312,000
Chandan K. Saha, Ph.D.
Northwestern University New Primary Care-Community Partnership to Prevent Diabetes 8/1/11 6/30/12 $158,275
Catherine Rufatto Sears, M.D.
IU Health New Combined cisplatin and radiotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer: mechanisms and modifications for synergistic cytotoxicity 5/1/12 4/30/14 $100,000
Ally-Khan Badrudin Somani, M.D., Ph.D.
Dermatology Foundation Continuing/
Protective effects of dermal rejuvenation on photocarcinogenesis 7/1/12 6/30/13 $55,000
Robert Virgil Stahelin, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame New Molecular Regulation of Ubiquitylation and Destruction of the Tumor Suppressor PTEN 7/1/12 3/30/13 $20,000
Robert Virgil Stahelin, Ph.D.
American Heart Midwest New The Molecular Basis of Ceramide-1-Phosphate Recognition 7/1/12 6/30/13 $71,500
William J. Sullivan Jr., Ph.D.
American Heart Midwest New Elucidating the roles of a novel lysine acetyltransferase, TgElp3, in the heart pathogen Toxoplasma gondii 7/1/12 6/30/13 $26,000
Jie Sun, Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New Control of Respiratory Syncytial Virus induced pulmonary inflammation and injury by B7H1 7/1/12 6/30/13 $60,000
Yuichiro Takagi, Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New Development of chemical probes for Mediator of transcription regulation 7/1/12 6/30/13 $60,000
William Michael Tierney, M.D.
Regenstrief Institute Continuing/
Regenstrief 44-825-70 7/1/12 6/30/13 $417,959
John J. Turchi, Ph.D.
Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation New Rational, biology-based combination therapy for the treatment of ovarian cancer 7/1/12 6/30/13 $50,000
Terry Allan Vik, M.D.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
New Childhood Leukemia in Kenya Identified Through Malaria Slide Review 7/1/12 6/30/13 $99,753
Meijing Wang, M.D.
Showalter Trust New Estrogen-increased SDF-1 in cardioprotection following acute myocardial ischemia 7/1/12 6/30/13 $60,000
Lei Wei, Ph.D.
American Heart Midwest New Rho kinases as targets of therapeutic inhibitors in the treatment of heart failure 7/1/12 6/30/13 $71,500
Ronald C. Wek, Ph.D.
Showalter Trust New Translation and Stress Regulatory Pathways in Health and Disease 7/1/12 6/30/13 $60,000


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.


 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. Wednesdays. Scope is published electronically and sent to faculty, staff, students and residents on Thursdays, 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
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  • 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.