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August 30, 2012
Volume 16 Number 34 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Medical humanities undergraduate degree approved

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved a new health-related liberal arts degree program at IUPUI.

The Bachelor of Arts in medical humanities and health studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum drawn from humanities and social science programs within the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts as well as from other schools at IUPUI. The degree program is now accepting applicants.

"In clear support of IUPUI’s mission to be 'Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus,' this degree builds on existing strengths in the humanities and social sciences to enhance and reinforce the interdisciplinary approach to health and wellness at IUPUI," said D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine. "An MHHS degree provides a stable foundation for students pursuing graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, occupational and physical therapy, not to mention health-related programs such as health economics and bioethics. Equally important is the program’s humanities component that gives students a necessary grounding in humanism and altruism."

The new degree program brings to bear the reflective and cross-cultural perspectives of philosophy (medical ethics), history, religious studies and literature to questions central to an understanding of how human beings deal with health, medical intervention, morbidity and mortality. Students also gain insight into the social, economic and cultural contexts of health, illness and the provision of health care with courses in the health social sciences, such as sociology, economics, anthropology, communication studies and geography.

The new program also will provide a unique and thorough foundation to students pursuing graduate education in health-related fields as well as working professionals with associate degrees looking for an opportunity to upgrade their credentials by obtaining a bachelor’s degree.

For more information, visit the IUPUI Newsroom or contact 317-274-4740 or medhum@iupui.edu.

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Arrow IUSM mourns Glenn W. Irwin Jr., dean emeritus

Glenn W. Irwin Jr., M.D., dean emeritus of the IU School of Medicine and chancellor emeritus of IUPUI, died Aug. 23 at age 92.

Dr. Irwin, who became dean of IUSM in 1965, became the second chancellor of the IUPUI campus in 1973. As dean, Dr. Irwin led the creation of a statewide medical education program and began the drive to build Indiana University Hospital (now Indiana University Health University Hospital), which opened in 1970.

“Dr. Irwin was a true pioneer,” said D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs at IU. “He was one of only nine deans of a medical school that is over 100 years old and the most senior of those still living. His tenure as dean of IUSM and then as chancellor of IUPUI came at a time of great growth in both. Glenn continued to come to the office until shortly before his death and gave wise counsel to three of his successors, including me. He was a giant in the history of the IUSM; we truly stand on his shoulders.”

Medical education was a key focus for Dr. Irwin and the school during his tenure as dean. In the 1960s, the IU School of Medicine developed the "Indiana Plan," which called for a coordinated statewide system of undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. His direction established seven additional medical education campuses where the first two years of medical education were taught in collaboration with basic science faculty at IU Bloomington, Notre Dame, Ball State, Indiana State, the University of Evansville and Purdue University.

This was the first comprehensive program to use all of the resources for medical education within an entire state. In 2012, the IU School of Medicine build upon that statewide system by adding the third and fourth years to all its campuses as it expands its student body to address the continued physician shortages in underserved areas and to serve an aging population.

Dr. Irwin was also a graduate of the IU School of Medicine, one of the school’s two wartime classes of 1944, the result of IUSM’s effort to produce more doctors to serve the troops injured in the war. Family, friends and colleagues had an opportunity to pay their respects Aug. 29 and 30 during visitation hours and a funeral service at the Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow Fourth Annual Gladstein lecture — Sept. 4

Yusuke Nakamura, M.D., Ph.D., will present the fourth annual Harry and Edith Gladstein Professor Lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Walther Hall (R3) auditorium.

Dr. Nakamura is professor of medicine-hematology/oncology and deputy director of the Center for Personalized Therapeutics at the University of Chicago.

The mission of the annual Gladstein lecture, made possible by Harry and Edith Gladstein’s pledge of $1.2 million to the IU School of Medicine to fund research on the link between cancer and genetics, is to highlight the dramatic advances made in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer by genomic science.

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Student Showcase

Arrow IUSM students provide care to patients in Vietnam

Nedhi Patel, a second-year medical student at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will never forget how she brought comfort to a scared 12-year-old girl with a serious medical condition during a trip to a children’s hospital in Vietnam.

Patel is one of almost 20 medical and dental students, residents and alumni who, along with two faculty members and several volunteers, recently spent two weeks in Vietnam and China as part of a medical mission to the region. The trip, organized by the IU School of Medicine Medical Missions Student Interest Group in the Office of Medical Service-Learning, was the second in so many years for the organization, established in 2009.

"When I and another medical student examined the girl and began to discuss potential diagnoses, she got really scared," said Patel, who discovered a large ovarian cyst requiring surgery, a rare problem in such a young patient. "But after I smiled, patted her hand and gave her a hair band, she seemed to grow calm."

Patel and her fellow students from the Medical Missions Student Interest Group were supported in part by Medical Missions Inc. and For the Youth, not-for-profit organizations established by Yiping Li, M.D., an IUSM alum currently undergoing a neurosurgery internship at the University of Wisconsin, and Hai Nguyen, M.D., a surgical resident at the IU School of Medicine.

The group’s first trip, “A Partnership for Life,” took place May 21 to June 1, 2011, and included visits to Bệnh viện Nhi đồng II Children's Hospital, Cho Ray Hospital, University Hospital and the World Health Organization branch in Vietnam. The second trip, “A Partnership for Life II,” took place May 21 to June 3, 2012, and included visits to seven overseas institutions: Bệnh viện Nhi đồng II Children's Hospital, People’s Hospital, Cancer Hospital Developmental Institute in Ho Chi Min City and a District Hospital in the Mekong Delta, as well as a rural orphanage and two rural village hospitals inland. This year’s trip expanded upon the 2011 trip to include dental surgery, including nearly 40 surgeries to repair cleft palates, as well as cancerous tumor removals, colonoscopies and primary care. The group also performed hundreds of dental cleanings and dozens of tooth extractions, and saw more than 100 pediatric and adult patients.

To learn more about the student's trip, read the full story.

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Arrow Medical Service-Learning kicks off a new year

The Office of Medical Service-Learning sponsored its annual pizza dinner Aug. 23 for medical students eager to get involved with service-related projects.

Medical students who attended the event at the VanNuys Medical Science Building heard medical student project co-chairs briefly describe each project and viewed a photo slideshow.

There are currently 16 active OMSL service-learning projects offering diverse opportunities, which include working with adults and seniors; mentoring or teaching children; participating in community and international health programs; cultural competency; and developing nonprofit leadership.

The Medical Student Service-Learning Group, the student-led forum affiliated with the Office of Medical Service-Learning, includes:

  • Senior co-chairs: Janice Farlow, second-year medical student, and Kendal Herget, a fourth-year medical student
  • Junior co-chairs: Kate Mayhew and Ethan Morrical, both third-year medical students
  • Website managers: Sean Karr, Peter Baenziger, and Jeremy Hackworth, all third-year medical students;  
  • Public relations coordinator: Kristina Shaffer, a fourth-year medical student
  • Volunteer service coordinators: Prerna Raj and Kendal Herget, both fourth-year medical students, and Alyssa Bolduan, a second-year medical student

The Office of Medical Service-Learning promotes a lifelong commitment to community service through innovative service-learning experiences.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Neurological surgeon to present seminar

Xiao-Ming Xu, M.D., Ph.D., Mari Hulman George Professor of Neuroscience Research and professor of neurological surgery, will present "Neuroprotective and regenerative strategies for functional recovery after spinal cord injury" from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Research II (R2) Building, Room 101.

Dr. Xu also serves as vice chair for research in the Department of Neurological Surgery and scientific director of the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Group at the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute.

This event presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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Arrow Presentation on intensive care challenges — Sept. 5

Gabriel T. Bosslet, M.D., will present "Futile and Inappropriate Care in the Intensive Care Unit: An Important Differentiation" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the IU Health Methodist Hospital Pettigrew Auditorium.

Dr. Bosslet is assistant professor of clinical medicine in the division of pulmonary, allergy, critical care, occupational and sleep medicine at the IU School of Medicine and an affiliate faculty member at the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. He also serves as the associate fellowship director for pulmonary and critical care medicine and the medical director of the medical intensive care unit at IU Health University Hospital.

This event is free and open to the public; registration is not required. The Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series is sponsored by the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains at no charge, regardless of institutional affiliation.

For more information, visit the Fairbanks Center website or contact Amy Chamness at 317-962-1721 or achamnes@iuhealth.org.

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Arrow 'Scientific Writing From the Reader’s Perspective'

George Gopen, Ph.D., J.D., will present a one-day workshop on "Scientific Writing From the Reader’s Perspective" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium and Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Lilly Auditorium, IUPUI Library.

As competition for external funding becomes more challenging, getting one’s scholarly work successfully published is more important than ever. In this workshop, Dr. Gopen, professor of rhetoric at Duke University, will share key skills needed to adapt scholarly works for any audience.

This event is sponsored by the IU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the Department of Emergency Medicine, the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning.

To register or for more information, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development website.

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Arrow Inui to present faculty luncheon workshop

The Office of Research in Medical Education will sponsor a series of monthly luncheon workshops during the 2012-13 academic year. The workshops will be take place from non to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.

Thomas Inui, M.D., Joe and Sarah Ellen Mamlin Professor of Global Health Research and Medicine, will present the first workshop, "Professionalism Seminars: From Service to Scholarship," Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, Room B11. 

The goals of the workshops are to share best practices; learn through collegial exchange; and turn education ideas into curricular innovations and scholarly, research and dissemination products.

Lunch is provided and RSVP is required. To register, contact Kathie Mullins at 317-630-7988 or kmullins@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Academy of Teaching Scholars — Sept. 28

Jean-Luc Doumont, Ph.D., will present “Making the Most of Your Presentations” from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 28, in the IUPUI Campus Center Theatre.

Strong oral presentation skills are a key to success for doctors, scientists, and other professionals. Based on his book, "Trees, Maps, and Theorems: Effective Communication for Rational Minds," Dr. Doumont will discuss a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations.

To register, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development website.

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Arrow Conference on women and networking

The Annual Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Seminar will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Fairbanks Hall, Room 1110-1112.

The seminar will focus on faculty’s need for a mix of mentors, sponsors and a robust professional network to maximize their careers. This year’s presenters include Susan Butler, CEO of the SSB Institute for the Development of Women Leaders, and Monica Heuer, senior manager at the Center for Applied Research.

This event is free and open to male and female faculty, postdocs, house staff, and graduate and medical students, as well as staff. Lunch will be served.

For more information or to register, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development website.

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News to Use

Arrow Change in clinical program name at IU Simon Cancer Center

The patient care program of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and the patient facility at 1030 W. Michigan St. soon will become known as the Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. The change will eliminate confusion among patients, families and the public as Hoosiers and others have become increasingly aware of IU Health since its launch in January 2011. 

By using IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, the cancer center’s clinical offerings become more clearly aligned with IU Health, assuring patients and the public of the link to a comprehensive healthcare system. The new name also highlights the strong partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine and acknowledges the generosity of Melvin and Bren Simon. A new sign will be going up on the cancer center building on Michigan Street in early September, replacing the three current signs. All other signage, advertising and other patient-facing items will change to IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in the coming months.

Because many members of the IU Simon Cancer Center are scientists or faculty not involved in patient care activities in the IU Health system, the name change will not apply to the research and education missions of the cancer center. The IU Simon Cancer Center name will remain for those components, and you’ll continue to see IU Simon Cancer Center on scientific papers, presentations, posters and other research-related items. 

This change will also not affect the fund-raising program coordinated by the IU School of Medicine. 

If you have any questions about this change, please contact Abby Gras at agras@iuhealth.org or Michael Schug at maschug@iupui.edu.     

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Arrow Health fair to offer free screenings, immunizations

The IU School of Medicine Division of Adolescent Medicine will join community groups across Indiana to offer free health screenings and childhood immunizations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Grassy Creek Health Center, 9443 E. 38th St.

Community Day 2012, which provides assistance to residents of the Eastside neighborhoods, returns this year after a one-year absence. Health screenings at the event will include asthma, cholesterol, glucose (diabetes), skin cancer, blood pressure, body mass index, STD, HIV, sickle cell and vision. Free immunizations for children ages 4 to 16 will also be offered. Parents must bring their child’s shot records.

Event booths will provide information on topics such as child safety, women’s health, asthma education, Medicaid, financial counseling, mental health, educational opportunities and physical fitness. In addition to the many booths and health screenings, a limited number of bicycles and helmets will be given out to fair participants. The event will also include a kids’ carnival with games and music from a local DJ.

This event is hosted by three of Wishard Health Services’ community health centers, Forest Manor, Grassy Creek and North Arlington, as well as the Devington Communities Association. Sponsors and donors include the American Medical Association-IU School of Medicine Chapter, Keeler-Webb Associates, Little Caesar's, Lee and Evelyn Rhyant Family Foundation, Eskenazi Medical Group and Wishard Health Services.

For more information, call 317-554-5208.

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Arrow Help raise funds for Miles for Myeloma

The Eighth Annual Miles for Myeloma bike ride to raise funds cancer research will be Sept. 28 and 29. During the event, Rafat Abonour, M.D., professor of medicine and pathology and laboratory medicine, and several colleagues will embark on a 200-mile trek from Cincinnati to Indianapolis to raise funds for myeloma, an incurable cancer of the plasma cell in the blood.

There are many ways to support this cause, including:

  • Participate in letter campaign: Contact 317-278-4512 or m4m@iupui.edu to receive a customized letter for personal use or use by a loved one. Copies to mail or hand out will be provided.
  • Make a gift: Visit the Miles for Myeloma website and select the “Give Now” button or contact Amber Senseny at 317-278-4510 or akleopfe@iupui.edu.
  • Obtain items for silent auction: Last year’s auction raised nearly $10,000 for myeloma research. To donate an item or obtain a support letter to use in reaching out to potential silent auction donors, contact Amber Senseny.

This year’s goal is to raise $250,000 for myeloma research, bringing the event’s cumulative eight-year total to $2 million.

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Arrow IUSM Art Exhibit — call for entries

Do you or one of your colleagues have an artistic side? Are the doodles of the third-year on the lab stool next to you reminiscent of Picasso? Instead of relaxing at the pool, do you paint, draw, write, carve or make pottery to unwind? If so, this message is for you.

The fifth annual IUSM Art Exhibition “Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression” is accepting entries to showcase the work of the students, staff, faculty and alumni of the IU schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry and health and rehabilitation sciences, as well as that of employees from Roudebush VA, Wishard and IU Health.

The deadline for submitting work is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, and photos of submissions can be uploaded at medicine.iu.edu/art. Directions can be found there.

As in previous years, "Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression" will begin with a one-day show in the atrium of the VanNuys Medical Science Building  and then move to the IUPUI Campus Center Cultural Arts Gallery for a monthlong display. It is not a requirement that artists commit their work to the Cultural Arts Gallery exhibit; the website includes an opt-out option for the gallery.

The exhibit in the VanNuys atrium will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. The works of art will be moved and displayed in the Cultural Arts Gallery from Nov. 5 to 30. A Meet the Artists Reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, and artists must pick up their work at the reception or the following day.

All artwork must be ready for display, particularly hanging items. Items that do not meet the exhibition requirements risk rejection.

For more information, contact Mary Hardin at 317-274-5456.

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Arrow HANDS in Autism offers online CME

Continuing medical education credits are now available from the HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center through its online learning e-modules on autism and related developmental disorders.

To share ideas, feedback and needs regarding this new service, contact  hands@iupui.edu.

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Arrow This week on 'Sound Medicine'

This week on “Sound Medicine,” the radio show re-visits some of its most popular field peices, including a visits to Wishard Hospital that explores the often-overlooked problem of hospital noise, which is patients’ biggest complaints about hospitals, and the many creative ways experts are trying to reduce its impact. Also on this week’s show, reports on how to recognize and treat concussions in young children; a new breakthrough in cystic fibrosis; a groundbreaking intravenious drug study; a former Indianapolis high school student’s crusade to end malaria; and the “anti-gravity treadmill.”

"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, Sept. 2, 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 and posts updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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

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Opportunities

Arrow Minority health conference seeks poster presentations

Poster presentations are due Friday, Aug. 31, for the Fourth Annual Minority Health Conference, "What You Don't Know Can Kill," 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. To submit a poster, see the poster submission form or contact Virginia Githiri at vgithiri@indiana.edu or Tisha Reid at tireid@iupui.edu.

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 each 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 inomh@isdh.in.gov.

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Arrow IU School of Medicine internal grant applications — due Sept. 4

The application deadline for the following IUSM internal grant programs is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4:

  • Biomedical Research Grant
  • Research Enhancement Grant

For application forms and further information visit the Office of Operations website.

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Arrow Annual learning and technology event proposals due Sept. 14

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning is accepting proposals for the Advancing Learning with Technology Symposium in November. The symposium brings the higher education community together to examine and showcase instructional technology strategies that have an impact on learning across a variety of disciplines.

Proposal guidelines are available at the Center for Teaching and Learning website. The program will include 50-minute breakout sessions (possible formats include panel and roundtable discussions, lecture-discussion, interactive workshops, etc.) and poster presentations.

The deadline for submission is Friday, Sept. 14.

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Arrow Molecular hematology research — requests for applications

The IU Center of Excellence in Molecular Hematology is seeking applications to support research that focuses on the molecular and cellular biology of normal murine and human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell regulation and the hematopoietic parameters impacting the efficient use of these cells in transplantation and gene therapy such as homing, cell cycle regulation and the status of the hematopoietic niche.

IU faculty at the rank of assistant professor or an equivalent research rank are eligible. Investigators with outside funding can apply provided there is no overlap between their funded research and the proposal submitted for this mechanism. Previous recipients of CEMH Pilot and Feasibility program grants are not eligible.  For more application guidelines, see the complete request for applications.

Funding for a maximum of $12,500 should be requested for supplies and fees. No salary support for any personnel is permitted. Funding is for one year. Applicants are expected to submit a detailed progress report at the end of their funding period.

Submit applications to Edward F. Srour, Ph.D., at esrour@iupui.edu or April D. Maines at amaines@iupui.edu.The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

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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.

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Kudos

Arrow Honors

Lee A. Learman, M.D., Clarence E. Ehrlich Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been selected to serve as associate editor for gynecology of the "Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey," a Lippincott Williams & Wilkins publication. Each month the "Survey" presents 20 or more summaries of the most timely and clinically relevant research publications worldwide, accompanied by expert commentaries putting the research into a clinical perspective, as well as three Continuing Medical Education review articles. Dr. Learman also serves on the editorial board of "Obstetrics & Gynecology," the lead journal publishing original research in obstetrics and gynecology in the United States.

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Around Campus

Arrow Get Back on Your Bike Challenge

Get Back on Your Bike is an opportunity to refresh your bike safety knowledge and your riding expertise while taking on a challenge to ride 150 miles from Sept. 17 to Oct. 28. This program will provide a bike computer and bicycle safety check, a chance to earn a gift card and other prizes, and a chance to join a team and meet other bicyclists.

Get Back on Your Bike is not a bike-to-work program, it is a "bike anywhere" program. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate. To register, visit the Human Resources Administration website by Friday, Aug. 31.

For more information, call 317-274-5466.

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 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

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

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Arrow Resources

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

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

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Arrow MEDTV

The Office of Public and Media Relations 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 communications.medicine.iu.edu/get-the-word-out/medtv.

For more information, call 317-274-7722.

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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 scopemed@iupui.edu
  • 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.

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