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September 6, 2012
Volume 16 Number 35 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Foundation supports childhood leukemia research in Kenya

An IU School of Medicine pediatrician's unique idea to improve leukemia detection in children in western Kenya has earned grant funding from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

Terry Vik, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics and medical director for the Childhood Cancer Survivor Program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, has been awarded one of three epidemiology awards from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Dr. Vik is the principal investigator for the two-year, $199,000 award.

“We are trying to improve the detection rate of leukemia in children,” Dr. Vik said. “Our project will test whether it is feasible to use the common malaria laboratory slide test to detect the rare condition of leukemia. If we can do that, then we can train technologists to detect it as well, and arrange for the referral of children to the hospital for treatment in a more expeditious manner."

The idea is to use a common lab test for finding malaria parasites in a drop of blood to also detect leukemia cells. The research is a joint project of IU and the AMPATH Oncology Institute in conjunction with Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya. The IU School of Medicine has a long-standing partnership with Moi University and AMPATH, or Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare.

Other researchers on the project are Jodi Skiles, M.D., a lecturer in clinical medicine and co-director of the AMPATH Oncology Institute; Ann M. Moormann, Ph.D., MPH, associate professor of pediatric immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; and Festus Njuguna, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at Moi University School of Medicine.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom

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Arrow External advisory council to advise IUSM dean search

An External Advisory Council has been appointed by President Michael A. McRobbie to assist the recently formed search committee in identifying finalists for the next dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs.

The 21-member council, chaired by Charles Schalliol, counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels, will:

  • Advise the search committee, chaired by IU School of Dentistry Dean John Williams, on desirable qualifications and experience candidates should have from the broad external perspective of the members of the council.
  • Suggest potential candidates based on their wide and extensive networks of contacts.
  • Participate in interviews in the final stages of the search process. 

“The appointed council members are distinguished leaders in business, philanthropy, higher education and the community, and also have a special interest in, and the understanding of, the importance of the IU School of Medicine to the broader life and health sciences sector in Indiana,” McRobbie said. “This is an outstanding group of individuals who will play a vital role in helping select the next dean for the School of Medicine, and their support is most appreciated.”

The next dean will succeed D. Craig Brater, M.D., who announced his retirement effective June 30, 2013, after 27 years of service to the School of Medicine, serving as dean since July 1, 2000. Dr. Brater also holds the title of Walter J. Daly Professor at the School of Medicine and is vice president for university clinical affairs at IU.

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Arrow Glick Eye Institute purchasing Indiana art

The art committee at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute will purchase 17 pieces of art created by 15 artists with Indiana ties who displayed their work during a year-long public art project developed to showcase the visual arts in the Glick Eye Institute, which houses the Department of Ophthalmology at the IU School of Medicine.

“It’s been a real joy to work with the artists, see their proposals, display their works and be able to purchase some of this art that is so reflective of vision, color, light, perspective and reflection,” said Jeff Rothenberg, M.D., associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology  and chair of the Glick Eye Institute Public Art Project’s committee. Dr. Rothenberg is also an artist who works with glass; his hand-blown glass globes hang in the lobby of the eye institute.

Phase II of the public art project, which began last week, gives Indiana artists another opportunity to submit artwork to be considered for display in the Glick Eye Institute. Artwork purchased in the first round includes submissions from photographers, quilters and painters from throughout Indiana, including Indianapolis, Evansville and Nashville.

One of the works selected in the inaugural art project included a glass mosaic titled “Visum,” which was created by a group of middle school students from Fishers.

“The art students at Saint Louis de Montfort School in Fishers were fortunate enough to be chosen to create a mosaic for the library at the Glick Eye Institute,” said Mireille Wannemuehler, art teacher at the Montfort School. “It was a chance for my students to learn the process, from start to finish, of bidding, planning, creating and viewing public works of art.”

For more information, including a list of all 17 works of art selected for permanent display, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Faculty News

Arrow Dunnington to lead Department of Surgery

Gary Dunnington, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Surgery. A surgical oncologist, Dr. Dunnington’s clinical focus is in breast and endocrine disease. He has been the founding medical director of two multidisciplinary breast centers, first at the USC Norris Cancer Center and then at Southern Illinois University.

Dr. Dunnington’s research support as a principal or co-principal investigator has totaled more than $5.6 million, and he has published more than 125 peer-review articles. He also has a particular interest in medical education and has received 19 institutional teaching awards.

Dr. Dunnington came to IU in August after 15 years at Southern Illinois University, where he had served since 2000 as professor and chair of surgery. Previously, he was an associate professor of surgery and senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

A native of Indiana, Dr. Dunnington is a graduate of the IU School of Medicine.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Student Showcase

Arrow IU Northwest spotlights medical education

IU Northwest has put the spotlight on their campus's medical education with a new video that highlights IUSM-Northwest on the IU Northwest campus in Gary.

In the video, Emily Watson, an undergraduate at IU Northwest pursuing a career in children’s medicine, said she chose to begin her journey toward becoming a physician on the recommendation of her pediatrician.

“She said the medical school’s right on the campus and the teachers know what they’re doing,” Watson said.

J.J. Cox, a former premedical student at IU Northwest, agrees.

“I wouldn’t want to be on any other campus,” said Cox, who recently began his second year of medical school at IUSM-Northwest.

In addition, IU Northwest and IUSM-Northwest are partners in the IU Northwest College of Health and Human Services, whose team-based learning approach allows student doctors to participate in joint learning experiences with student nurses, student social workers and other health professions students.

IUSM expanded four-year medical education to all eight medical school campuses in 2011.

To learn more, visit the IU Northwest Newsroom.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow LGBT welcome reception — Sept. 6

IUSM faculty, staff and students are invited to a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender welcome reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the VanNuys Medical School Building atrium. 

This event is for anyone who would like to meet other members of the campus community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or ally.

For more information, contact Jarod Wilson at wilsjama@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Seventh annual Aprison Lecture in Biological Psychiatry

Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., will present the seventh Morris H. Aprison Annual Lectureship in Biological Psychiatry, “The Puzzle of Schizophrenia,” from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 7, in the Riley Hospital Outpatient Center auditorium.

Dr. Andreasen is Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and director of the Neuroimaging Research Center and the Mental Health Clinical Research Center at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.  

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this free event. Continuing medical education credits will be available.

The Aprison lecture is hosted by the Department of Psychiatry.

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Arrow Presentation to focus on Lafora disease

Anna DePaoli-Roach, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, will present from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, Room 326.

Dr. DePaoli-Roach will present “Molecular Basis of Lafora Disease: Role of Phosphatases and Glycogen Metabolism.”

This seminar is presented by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Arrow Stark Neurosciences lecture — Sept. 10

Stephanie Murphy, VMD, Ph.D., associate professor of anesthesiology at Oregon Health & Science University, will present a seminar from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Research II (R2) Building, Room 401.

Dr. Murphy will present “Sex Differences in the Response To Isoflurane Preconditioning and Experimental Stroke.”

This event is co-sponsored by the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and the Laboratory Animal Resource Center.

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Arrow Mathematician to present on medical analytics

Leslie Gardner, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at the University of Indianapolis, will present a lecture on medical analytics from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Room 1110.

This event is hosted by the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and hosted by Keith Dunker, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, T.K. Li Professor of Medical Research and director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

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Arrow Department of OB/GYN 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 & 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; she 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.

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Arrow 'Women of INfluence — Raising the Grade in Women's Health'

The IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health will host “Women of INfluence: Raising the Grade in Women's Health" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 12, at the Tobias House, 5 E. 71st Street.

Keynote speaker Michelle Berlin, M.D., director for the Policy Advisory Toward Health program at  Oregon Health and Science University's Center for Women's Health, is the primary author of Making the Grade on Women's Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card.  

Women of INfluence, formerly INFluence (Indiana Female Leaders Unite), provides an avenue by which female leaders are educated about critical women’s health issues and given a charge to raise awareness, educate and advocate for women’s health in their own spheres of influence. The program, which began in the Indiana State Department of Health, recognizes that women of influence have the power to carry critical women’s health messages far and wide, and make these issues relevant and visible at work, at school, at home, in policy, in the media, in faith communities and among health care professionals.

Now under the direction of the IU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, the Women of INfluence coalitions across the state are charged with forging partnerships within their communities to address women's health issues.

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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.

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 Global health director to participate in panel discussion

Robert Einterz, M.D., associate dean for global health and professor of clinical medicine, will participate in a panel discussion on “Understanding Health Disparities and Promoting Health Equity” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in the  Riley Hospital for Children Outpatient Center auditorium.

Dr. Einterz is also director of the IU Center for Global Health. Additional panelists will include Jeff Richardson, JD, vice president of the Abbott Fund; Sonya Soni of Global Health Corps; and Matt Leroue of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Shamie Das, founder and executive producer of weekly medical radio show "Radio Rounds," will moderate. 

This even, co-sponsored by the IU Center for Global Health and Timmy Global Health, is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Timmy Global Health or contact Sarah Hollis at 317-920-1822, ext. 2, or sarah@timmyglobalhealth.org.

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Arrow Symposium to focus on disease modeling

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will host the Second Annual Symposium on Disease and Therapeutic Response Modeling on Nov. 13 and 14 in Indianapolis.

This two-day program will include speakers from academia, industry and regulatory agencies as well as poster presentations that will cover diverse disease areas and modeling approaches.

Speakers include Jamie Dananberg, M.D., executive vice president at Takeda Pharmaceuticals; Peter Bonate, Ph.D., senior director at  Astellas Pharmaceuticals; Marc Gastonguay, Ph.D., chief scientific officer at Metrum Institute; Nick Holford, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and clinical pharmacology at the University of Auckland; and Goñi Joaquín, a postdoctoral researcher at IU Bloomington.

Registration details will be announced soon. For more information, contact Christine McDonald at chrimcdo@iupui.edu.

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News to Use

Arrow Last chance to update passphrases — Sept. 10

University Information Technology Services will soon require all faculty, staff and students to maintain a passphrase that is less than two years old. IU will begin the process of expiring passphrases that are more than two years old starting Monday, Sept. 10.

If a passphrase expires, the user will lose all access to all services accessed via IU's Central Authentication Service until their passphrases are changed. This includes Oncourse, OneStart, ePTO and HRMS.

The policy is being implemented because insecure and old passwords and passphrases jeopardize the security of personal and university data. Passphrase expirations help protect this data against unauthorized access and misuse. To change your passphrase:
  1. Go to passphrase.iu.edu
  2. Read the instructions carefully
  3. Follow the prompts
  4. For additional assistance, contact your departmental IT professional or the UITS support center.

For more information, visit the UITS Knowledge Base.

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Arrow Glick Eye Institute seeks public art submissions

Indiana artists or artists who trained in Indiana are invited to submit art to be considered for inclusion in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the IU School of Medicine.

All art must depict or express vision, light, color, perspective and/or reflection. Art for the second round of the project can be created specifically for the building or can be existing pieces that meet these requirements.

The full Submission Proposal and photographs of art currently on display in the building can be found on the Glick Eye Institute website, which also includes a booklet describing the art selected for display the first year of the public art project.

Artists have until Wednesday, Oct. 31, to submit their works for consideration. Artists whose work is chosen for display in the building will be notified by Nov. 30 and will have until the end of 2012 to deliver their works to the building for installation. 

For information on supporting the art project, contact Linda Cantor at 317-274-3602, 800-643-6975 or lcantor2@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Eyeglasses trunk show scheduled Sept. 19

The optical shop at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, 1160 W. Michigan St., will hold a trunk show featuring the newest glasses and sunglasses styles from Marc Jacobs, Nike and Ray-Ban from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The optical shop is on the first floor of the Glick Eye Institute, 1160 W. Michigan St. on the IUPUI campus. A wide array of frames at all prices are available at the Glick optical shop. Representatives from Marc Jacobs, Nike and Ray-Ban will bring additional styles to the trunk show.

A variety of prizes will be given away in a drawing at 4:30 p.m.; you must be present to win. Prizes include a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, a Vera Bradley make up bag, Calvin Klein cologne, Fendi perfume and a John Deere baseball hat.

All visitors will receive a free cleaning cloth for glasses.

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Arrow IUSM Art Exhibit — call for entries

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. All artwork must be ready for display, particularly hanging items. To submit work, visit the submisson page.

"Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression" will begin with a one-day show in the atrium of the VanNuys Medical Science Building, followed by a monthlong display in the IUPUI Campus Center Cultural Arts 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.

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

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Arrow This week on 'Sound Medicine'

This week on “Sound Medicine,” a University of Illinois health policy researcher explores the impact of strict controls over sugary drinks and snacks in schools on children’s weight. Also on this week’s show, the health consequences of unplanned pregnancies on infants and children, a study that advocates adding ultrasounds and MRI’s to routine mammograms, the impact of immobility on breast cancer, and the author of "iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us."

"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. 9, 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 Molecular hematology research — applications due Sept. 14

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 additional application guidelines, download the complete RFA.

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.

Applications are due 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, to Edward F. Srour, Ph.D., at esrour@iupui.edu or April D. Maines at amaines@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Indiana CTSI fall core pilot grants — request for applications

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is seeking applications from faculty whose research may benefit from technologies and expertise offered by core facilities at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.

The Indiana Fall Core Pilot grant program provides up to $10,000 in core services. A complete list of core facilities is online; only cores denoted with a CTSI seal are eligible. The primary goal of this program is funding projects with outstanding scientific merit that can be linked to generating extramural funding or novel intellectual property.

To access complete grant guidelines and application forms, log into the Indiana CTSI grants system using your university ID and select "Indiana CTSI Spring Core Pilot Funding Program – Request for Applications."

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. This grant is available to Indiana University (IUSM, IUPUI, IU Bloomington) Purdue and Notre Dame faculty.

 For more information, email Lisa Dinsmore at ictsi@iupui.edu.

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Arrow McGovern Compleat Physician Award — call for nominations

The 2013 John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award is accepting nominations. This award, established in 1993, is presented annually by the Houston Academy of Medicine in collaboration with the Harris County Medical Society, to recognize a physician whose career has been founded on the Oslerian ideals of medical excellence, humane and ethical care, commitment to medical humanities and writing, research, and harmony between the academician and medical practitioner.

The submission deadline is Friday, Nov. 2. For more information, see the online application or contact Nuria Morral, Ph.D., at nmorralc@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Alzheimer Research Pilot Grant Program

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute in conjunction with the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center is offering pilot funding to investigators developing translational research projects focused on Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementia or diffuse Lewy body disease, as well as other neurodegenerative or vascular dementias.

Applications related to basic mechanisms of memory, learning and cognition, or the delivery of health care services, are also welcome.

This pilot grant mechanism aims to provide funding that will allow investigators to obtain preliminary data that will likely lead to extramural funding or generate novel intellectual property. Applications are limited to $25,000. 

To access complete grant guidelines and application forms, log into the Indiana CTSI grants system using your university ID and select "Alzheimer Research Pilot Grant Program (ARP)."

Application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. This grant is available to Indiana University (IUSM, IUPUI, IU Bloomington) Purdue and Notre Dame faculty.

 For more information, email Lisa Dinsmore at ictsi@iupui.edu.

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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 Fisher Fund awardees

Costantine Albany, M.D., a fellow in the genitourinary oncology program at the IU Simon Cancer Center, has been awarded the inaugural George and Sarah Jane Fisher Young Investigator Award. The award honors recipients for their passion to make a substantial contribution to the benefit of others through research and a “commitment to the vision of Hoosier Oncology.” Dr. Fisher established this award in memory of his brother and mother to encourage hematology/oncology fellows from the IU Simon Cancer Center to become involved in Hoosier Oncology research. 

Marietta Moore, RN, nurse coordinator in the testis cancer program at the IU Simon Cancer Center, has received the Sandra Turner Excellence in Clinical Research Award. The Turner award was established in memory of Sandra Turner, the first executive director of the Hoosier Oncology Group. Awardees are honored for their sustained professional commitment, contribution to the progress of oncology care and “unflinching touch of compassion.”

Both awards are supported by the Fisher Family Fund, established by Bill Fisher, M.D., of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fisher established this award in memory of his brother and mother to encourage hematology/oncology fellows from the IU Simon Cancer Center to become involved in Hoosier Oncology research. 

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Around Campus

Arrow United Way kickoff luncheon

The 2012 IUPUI United Way Campaign will begin with a special faculty and staff kickoff luncheon from 11:45 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Scholars Hall at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

A guest presentation will be given by IU alum Quinn Buckner, captain of the 1976 undefeated NCAA Championship team and the 1976 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Basketball Team. Buckner is also the current vice president of communications for sports and entertainment with the Indiana Pacers.

This will be a buffet-style lunch. Cost is $6 per person.

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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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