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September 20, 2012
Volume 16 Number 37 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Post-stroke care initiative goes national

The Regenstrief Institute, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the IU School of Medicine are leading a national effort to coordinate and organize acute stroke care across the entire VA medical system.

This initiative to improve in-hospital management of stroke with the goal of reducing disability and death was implemented by the VA this summer and may serve as a model for public and private hospital systems around the country.

“This undertaking grew out of our research into evidence-practice gaps in care, where we showed that the VA had high quality of post-acute and discharge care for stroke, but some room for improvement in very early stroke care,” said Dawn Bravata, M.D., associate professor of medicine and clinical coordinator of the VA’s Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative.

Stroke care quality will initially be measured in three areas: administration of thrombolytic clot dissolving drugs; screening for swallowing difficulties; and use of the NIH “Stroke Scale” to determine critical information about the severity of the stroke.

The initiative affects all VA facilities that treat stroke patients, no matter the size of the unit or the number of hours per week when stroke care is available. Coordination and organization of care doesn’t mean stroke care will be practiced identically at every facility. It does, however, encourage more uniform quality.

Dr. Bravata is also a research scientist at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and investigator at the Regenstrief Institute.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Arrow Cheer on IUSM’s Regatta teams — Saturday

Come cheer on IUSM’s two teams in the fourth annual IUPUI Regatta starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, on the downtown canal at 11th Street. The IUPUI Regatta is a half-mile canoe relay competition involving teams of up to six IUPUI students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Winner of the 2011 IUPUI Regatta, Gubernaculum, led by third-year IUSM student Ethan Morrical, and Without a Scalpel, led by second-year IUSM student Danyal Fer, will take on 110 IUPUI teams in their quest to once again capture victory for the IU School of Medicine.

Both of this year’s IUSM teams are sponsored by the IUSM Dean’s Office and Medical Alumni Association. Without a Scalpel includes IUSM students Kevin Nowak, Daniel Sassoon and Heather Benson. Team captain Fer also serves as president of the IUSM Class of 2015. They will take on defending champion, Gubernaculum, whose members are Morrical, Andy Krack, Hunter Oliver-Allen and John Murray.

Last year, Gubernaculum crossed the finish line in seven minutes and 10 seconds to beat out the second place finishers by 45 seconds. In honor of the win, the team’s names were enshrined on the IUPUI Regatta Trophy and each member was given a commemorative wooden canoe. 

This year’s race begins at Fairbanks Hall at the north end of the canal at 11th Street and continues down to the Walnut Street basin — the location of the USS Indianapolis monument — and back to complete a full half-mile race.

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Arrow Flu vaccination clinic in Med Sci — today

Flu vaccinations are available until 4 p.m. today in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium.

The flu vaccination clinics are one of several being offered this month by IUPUI Health Services. Other dates and locations include:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 26: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., IU School of Nursing
  • Thursday, Sept. 27: 1 to 4 p.m., IU School of Dentistry, Student Lounge (basement)

A complete vaccination clinic schedule is online. Flu shots are also available at Coleman Hall, Suite 100, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays. IUPUI or IU Health ID is required to receive a free vaccine. An appointment is not required.  

The IU School of Medicine faculty, staff, students, fellows and residents who serve as medical staff, are employed by, or receive training at IU Health and/or Wishard Health Services, are required to receive an influenza vaccination this flu season. The deadline for the vaccine is Saturday, Dec. 15.  

For more information on the flu vaccination policy, visit the Flu FAQ.

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Arrow IUSM Art Exhibit deadline — Oct. 1

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

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 move to Cultural Arts Gallery from Nov. 5 to 30. A Meet the Artists Reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

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

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Student Showcase

Arrow IUSM resident to intern with ABC News

Norleena Gullett, M.D., never expected to spend part of her IU School of Medicine radiation oncology residency sitting behind an ABC news desk in New York City.

But she's not one to shirk a challenge, so Dr. Gullett jumped at the chance to intern with the ABC News national health desk after ABC extended a unique offer to medical residents nationwide. She will complete a medical journalism elective in October developing health stories for Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief health and medical editor, and other broadcasts including “World News With Diane Sawyer,” "Good Morning America" and "Yahoo."

"Cancer patients often arrive in our clinic, overwhelmed by their diagnosis, having searched the Internet for information on the latest cancer treatment,” said Dr. Gullett, who accepted the offer as a way to improver herself as a physician. “My elective at ABC News will help me understand how medical data gets communicated to the public by the national media. I want to ensure that my patients receive the most up-to-date and accurate information about their treatment, not just the first hit on Google or what they heard on TV the night before.”

The opportunity to work at ABC was a “right place, right time” situation. IUSM has had a relationship for more than a dozen years with the ABC News national health desk and during that time has connected many faculty specialists with a national network database of physicians. Earlier this year, ABC used its expert database with connections to medical schools to offer a news internship to residents, including Dr. Gullett.

While at ABC, she will assist the news staff in reviewing dozens of scientific studies, including the most recent scientific breakthroughs. She will work with national and international experts to analyze this data, and assess the scientific and clinical relevance. She will also have access to the set and the opportunity to observe news casts and Dr. Besser from behind the camera. To learn more, visit the IUSM website for the full story.

To follow Dr. Gullett’s experiences at ABC, visit her on Twitter at @NPGullettMD.

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Faculty News

Arrow Miramonti to lead patient safety group

Charles Miramonti, M.D., assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, has been named chair of the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety. He also serves as chief of Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services and an emergency medicine physician at Wishard Health Services.

Since it was founded in 2003, the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety has provided a forum for Indianapolis-area hospitals to share information about best practices and work together to solve patient safety issues in Indianapolis and surrounding county hospitals.

Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Miramonti previously served as division chief for the IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Out of Hospital Care and deputy medical director for the Wishard Ambulance Service and the Indianapolis Fire Department. He is also chief medical officer of MESH, a partnership of health care entities working to identify shared risks and develop standardized training and programs to prepare organizations to work together during an emergency.

Dr. Miramonti replaces the retiring Glenn Bingle, M.D., Ph.D., volunteer clinical professor of medicine and medical and molecular genetics, who served as chairman since the organization’s incorporation in 2009.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

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Events & Lectures

Arrow Annual Robert L. Campbell Lecture

Kim J. Burchiel, M.D., John Raaf Professor and chair of neurological surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, will present the 19th Annual Robert L. Campbell Lectureship from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in the IU Health Methodist Hospital Petticrew Auditorium. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.

The topic of Dr. Burchiel’s lecture is functional neurosurgery. Physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and other clinical staff are encouraged to attend. Cases will be presented to Dr. Burchiel from 9 to 10 a.m. after the lecture.

For more information, contact Anna Hileman at 317-396-1283 or ahileman@iuhealth.org or Mary Gallagher at 317-396-1234 or mgallagh@iuhealth.org.

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Arrow Biochemistry and molecular biology lecture

Katheryn Meek, Ph.D., will present a seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, Room 326.

Dr. Meek is a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics and pathobiology and diagnostic investigation at Michigan State University.

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

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Arrow Computational biology and bioinformatics seminar

Sarath Janga, Ph.D., assistant professor of informatics in the School of Informatics at IUPUI, will present “Exploiting network-based approaches for understanding the dynamic and evolutionary constraints imposed on regulatory systems” from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 24, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Room 1110.

This event is presented by the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Yaoqi Zhou, Ph.D., professor of informatics at IUPUI, will serve as host.

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Arrow Presentation to address risks in diabetic pregnancy

Mary Loeken, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, will present on “Molecular Causes of Congenital Malformations in Diabetic Pregnancy” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Walther Hall (R3), Room 203.

Dr. Loeken is also an investigator on islet cell and regenerative cell biology at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

This event is presented by the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. Simon Conway, Ph.D., will host.

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Arrow Annual 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, Rooms 1110 and 1112.

Participants will develop skills to build a robust professional network to guide their careers. This year’s presenters include Susan Butler, CEO of the Susan Bulkeley Butler 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 faculty, learners and staff of all genders and ranks. Lunch will be served.

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

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Arrow Register for the NIH funding tips workshop

A National Institutes of Health workshop, “Applying for NIH Funding: The Myths, The Mistakes, and The Magic” will be from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 5, in the IUPUI Campus Center Theater.

This interactive presentation will provide tips and recommendations on writing and submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health. This will include a look at the review process, including a "review panel" made up of several IU faculty who have NIH study section experience.

This workshop is led by Michal Stefanek, Ph.D., who spent eight years as a branch chief with the NIH in an extramural division.

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

To sign up, visit the registration page.

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Arrow Mental Illness Awareness roundtable

Recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week with an educational event starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the IU Health Neuroscience Center auditorium (Goodman Hall, Room 1030), 355 W. 16th St.

This event will feature three speakers discussing intervention in early psychosis, information for family members, and current and future research in psychosis. Speakers are Alexander Radnovich, M.D., Ph.D., attending psychiatrist at the Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital; Ashley Overley, M.D., a third-year psychiatry resident at the IU School of Medicine; and Justin O’Connor, M.A., a clinician at the Midtown Mental Health Center.

For more information, see the event flyer. This is a free event and open to everyone. It is sponsored by the IU Psychotic Disorders Program and Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis.

For more information, contact Heidi Hendrick at hgovert@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Cancer conference to focus on team science

The 2012 Behavioral Cooperative Oncology Group Annual Fall Conference on Team Science will be Nov. 8 and 9 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis.

Kara Hall, Ph.D., director of the behavioral research program at the National Cancer Institute, will be the keynote speaker. IUSM speakers include Jamie Renbarger, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, medicine and OB/GYN; Nora Letzter Scholar in Pediatrics; and associate director of the Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine.

A panel discussion on “Team Science From a National Perspective” from noon to 1 p.m. will feature Dr. Hall; Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Indiana CTSI and associate dean for translational research at the IU School of Medicine; Patrick Loehrer Sr., M.D., director of the IU Simon Cancer Center and associate dean for cancer research at the IU School of Medicine; and Kurt Kroenke, M.D., professor of medicine and director of Research Education, Training and Career Development at the Indiana CTSI.

The Behavioral Cooperative Oncology Group includes IU, Michigan State, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. Conference co-sponsors include the Walther Cancer Foundation, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at IUPUI.

This is a free event. For more information, see the event brochure. To sign up, visit the registration page or contact Sandi Fowler at sjfowler@iupui.edu.

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News to Use

Arrow IU Health Neuroscience Center video

A new video introduces the community to the new IU Health Neuroscience Center, which officially opened Aug. 27. The center, south of IU Health Methodist Hospital, and its clinical outpatient and imaging facility, Goodman Hall, serve as a “one-stop shop” for people with mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia and neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, stroke, spine problems, seizures and traumatic brain injuries. 

“This facility allows IU Health and IU School of Medicine to combine their neuroscience expertise and resources to collaborate like never before,” said Nicholas Barbaro, chair and Betsey Barton Professor of Neurological Surgery and professor of neurology. “This means that when a person with epilepsy with complex symptoms comes to see us, a team of experts works together to reach an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan… or for someone who’s tried every treatment option for depression without success, our physicians and researchers collaborate on possible new treatment options.”

Construction on the IU Neurosciences Research Building, an adjacent facility focused on neurosciences research operated by the IU School of Medicine, will complete in 2014.

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Arrow Privacy and security compliance plan released

The Interim University HIPAA Privacy Officer and Interim University HIPAA Security Officer have announced that the IU HIPAA Privacy & Security Compliance Plan has been finalized.

The goal of the plan is to provide a structure that promotes understanding and compliance with the HIPAA Privacy & Security Rules, related provisions of the HITECH Act and applicable Indiana privacy and security laws.

For more information, email Leslie Pfeffer at lpfeffer@iu.edu or Eric Schmidt at erschmid@iu.edu.

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Arrow Donate to the United Way campaign

The 2012 IUPUI United Way Campaign kicked off Sept. 18 with a luncheon at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel.

For more than 50 years, the United Way of Central Indiana has been working to address the most pressing human service issues for local residents. As one of the top 20 contributors to the United Way of Central Indiana, IUPUI staff, faculty, and students aim to raise $360,000 for the organization in 2012-13.

This year, the IU School of Medicine has set a goal of raising $155,000. To contribute, visit the donor page. Your User ID is your 10-digit employee number. Your employee number can be found on your payroll check stub. The campaign runs through Wednesday, Oct. 31.

For more information, contact Deb Kent, 2012 UW IUSM Dean's Office campaign co-chair, at dskent@iupui.edu.

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Arrow Income processing training — Oct. 3

The Office of Financial Affairs is providing training in IUSM income processing from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Fesler Hall, Room 211.

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

To register, visit the Financial Management Services website and select "Income Processing for IU School of Medicine employees."

For more information, email Andrea Johnson at 317-274-2346 or ajohnso3@iupui.edu.

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Arrow News from the Indiana CTSI

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has released the latest issue of the Indiana CTSI Newsletter, a bimonthly news and information source for researchers, physicians, students and others affiliated with the Indiana CTSI at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.

This issue includes information about the fourth annual meeting of the Indiana CTSI, which included presentations from David Wilkes, M.D., executive associate dean for research at the IU School of Medicine; Daniel J. Evans, president and CEO of IU Health; Christopher Austin, M.D., scientific director of the Center for Translational Therapeutics at NIH and Andrew Dahlem, Ph.D., vice president and chief operating officer of Lilly Research Laboratories at Eli Lilly and Co. Other topics include Indiana CTSI-supported research on nanoparticles to fight cancer at the University of Notre Dame; a new tool for community engaged researchers; open grant opportunities; and upcoming events.

Interested faculty, staff and students may also visit the Indiana CTSI subscription page to receive future issues and other updates, such as emails about new open grant opportunities.

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Arrow This week on 'Sound Medicine'

This week on “Sound Medicine,” Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., director of the eating disorders program at the University of North Carolina, discusses a recent study showing that 13 percent of women older than 50 suffer from an eating disorder – a condition generally associated with younger women.

Also on this week’s show, a public health specialist discusses rising diabetes and obesity rates among Singaporeans who consume Western-style fast-food at least twice a week; a look at hormone replacement therapy in post-menopausal women after a long-term study on the topic was terminated 10 years ago due to concerns about increased risk for breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes and blood clots; and details about harmful effects of sitting for more than three hours a day.

"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. 23, 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 Internal travel grant applications open

The IU Office of the Vice President for International Affairs has announced the 2012-13 internal grant competitions for faculty members at all IU campuses as part of the implementation of the IU International Strategic Plan. These competitive grants provide funding for a broad range of opportunities to support faculty members in their efforts to enhance IU’s international engagement.

  • International Short-Term Visitors Grant (Revised)
  • Overseas Conference Grants (Revised)
  • Language Learning Grants
  • Overseas Study Program Development Grants
  • Short-Term Faculty Exchange Programs

For specific grant deadlines and application information, visit the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs grants page.

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Arrow Indiana CTSI 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 Glick Eye Institute seeks local 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 Nominate a McGovern Compleat Physician

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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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 Gold Humanism Honor Society inductees

Thirty-three students from the IUSM Class of 2013, as well as six residents, will be inducted into 2012-13 IUSM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Each year, the top 10 percent of the class is chosen from a group of peer nominations in recognition of their professionalism and humanistic qualities. In addition, resident physicians were selected from student nominations for their dedication to patients and role modeling.

Class of 2013 members of the IUSM Gold Humanism Honor Society: Heather Brillhart; Lucas Buchler; Cindi Chapman; Gordon Chen; Esineya Chigaga; Danielle Cummins; Ross Deppe; Angela Dismuke; Damond Farar; Lina Gordy; Adam Henry; Maria Herrera; Ross Heskett; Sarah Holsopple; Melanie Huffman; Busayo Irojah; Benjy Katz; Andrew Krieger; Mary Clare McGregor; Jennifer McPeak-Bailey; Molly McPheron; Elise Miller; Anthony Murphy; Neha Patel; Emily Peters; Matt Pflederer; Prerna Raj; Ben Randel; Casey Robertson; Chad Solik; Chris Southwood; Emily Starrick; and Cheryl Steiman.

Resident inductees: Kelli Barbour, M.D. (OB/GYN); Cole Beeler, M.D. (internal medicine); Daniel Guiles, M.D. (medicine-pediatrics); Anita Malone, M.D. (OB/GYN); GenaLynne Mooneyham, M.D. (pediatrics-psychiatry); and Allison Pernic, M.D. (ophthalmology).

The students will be inducted at a banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the University Place Hotel and Conference Center. Mark Seifert, assistant dean for curriculum in the foundational sciences and professor of anatomy and cell biology, will speak.

For more information, visit the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

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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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