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October 4, 2012
Volume 16 Number 39 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Wells Center education program welcomes state’s top science teachers

IU School of Medicine scientists at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research are used to helping improve children’s physical health through their work that results in medical breakthroughs for the young. But a dedicated group of physician-researchers at the center is also working to improve the educational health of the Hoosier kids through an outreach program that aims to get teachers — and their students — excited about science.

Molecular Medicine in Action for Teaching Professionals will host 33 high school science teachers from across the state from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Wells Center in the Research 4 building. The program, which launched four years ago, grew from a similar, nearly 15-year-old program that welcomes high school student to campus to hear from Wells Center faculty and engage in hands-on laboratory learning.

“Our primary motivation creating this program was the need to increase high-quality science teaching in Indiana,” said Mark R. Kelley, Ph.D., Betty and Earl Herr Professor in Pediatric Oncology Research and associate director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, who founded the teacher's program. “Our state’s science teachers are at the point of the spear of encouraging students to get excited about science.”

The daylong event includes lectures by IU School of Medicine faculty and hands-on laboratory learning, including sessions on “RNA silencing,” a method to “knock out” a specific protein in a cell; blood vessel development (angiogenesis); and the role of zebrafish in diabetes research.

This year’s program includes science teachers from Kokomo High School; Martinsville High School; McCutcheon High School in Lafayette; Mississinewa High School in Gas City; Muncie Southside High School; Northside High School in Fort Wayne; and Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. Participation in the program in free, except for travel costs.

Established in 2009, Molecular Medicine in Action for Teaching Professionals was made possible by support from the Lilly Endowment, which provide a $1 million endowment to the program in 2006. Additional support comes from the Riley Children’s Foundation, the Department of Pediatrics and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research.

For more information, see the full story.


Arrow IU School of Medicine selected national brain injury research site

The IU School of Medicine and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana has been designated a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System site by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

The five-year $2.1 million grant adds local researchers and physicians to the leading national network of centers studying and treating traumatic brain injury and its impact on the lives of patients and their families.

“This award recognizes that the IU School of Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana have an excellent continuum of care, a solid research plan and world-renowned clinical researchers. It ensures that this partnership can develop a stronger understanding and new treatment methods for people dealing with traumatic brain injuries, while helping current patients by sharing that information with clinicians and researchers worldwide,” said Flora Hammond, M.D., Covalt Professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at IU School of Medicine and director of medical affairs at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana.

Dr. Hammond will be the director of the new TBI Model System, and the co-director will be James F. Malec, Ph.D., professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at IU and research director of Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, will be co-director.

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, established in 1988, has created the longest and largest database of long-term information on individuals with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. Sixteen centers around the country have attained TBI Model System site status.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Indianapolis Colts visit IU Simon Cancer Center

Players from the Indianapolis Colts visited with patients at the IU Simon Cancer Center on Oct. 2, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A video of the visit is online.

“We just want to get our here and show our appreciation of the fans and brighten up the people on this floor's day,” said Dwayne Allen, tight end for the Indianapolis Colts. “Especially in light of recent events with Coach (Chuck) Pagano, it really hits home.”

Pagano, coach of the Indianapolis Colts, was admitted to the IU Simon Cancer Center on Sept. 26 with acute promyelocytic leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow tissue. His physician is Larry Cripe, M.D., associate professor of medicine.

“We see over 40,000 patients come through this facility every year, but to see the Colts come through here — (patients) forgot about their cancer,” said Patrick Loehrer, M.D., director of the IU Simon Cancer Center and associate dean for cancer research at the IU School of Medicine. “Each one of these grownups looked like little kids at Christmas time. It’s a big deal.”


Arrow Olson to present Beering Award Lecture

Eric N. Olson, Ph.D., will deliver the Beering Award Lecture from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

Dr. Olson is the professor and chairman for the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. A reception will follow Dr. Olson’s lecture.

This award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science.

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

Live Web streaming will be available for this lecture.


Student Showcase

Arrow Student research program marks 25 years with poster session

The Student Research Program in Academic Medicine will celebrate 25 years with a poster session from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today, Oct. 4, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium.

Posters on display will be judged for best presentation, and as many as five winners will receive a small cash prize.

This year was the largest yet for the Student Research Program in Academic Medicine, which provides research opportunities for medical students after their first year of medical school. The 2012 cohort included 45 medical students and two affiliate students.  

The goal of the program, which is directed by Nadia Carlesso, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine, is to inspire medical students to pursue research as a practicing physician fulfilling the tremendous need for medical scientists. Dr. Carlesso notes that the need for medical scientists is at a critical stage nationally, and that programs such as Student Research Program in Academic Medicine are one of the few ways medical students are introduced to basic science research.

Twenty-four of this year’s student participants were supported by an NIH Training Grant. The remaining students received funding from various sources, including significant sponsorship from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.


Faculty News

Arrow Miller, Nakshatri to co-lead breast cancer research

Kathy Miller, M.D., associate professor of medicine and Sheila D. Ward Scholar in Medicine, and Harikrishna Nakshatri, Ph.D., Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research and professor of surgery and biochemistry and molecular biology, have been named co-leaders of the breast cancer research program at the IU Simon Cancer Center.

A researcher with an established track record designing and leading breast cancer clinical trials, Dr. Miller currently is leading a clinical trial to reduce breast cancer recurrence in women with recently diagnosed breast cancer. The nationwide study will determine whether a treatment to prevent the formation of new blood vessels that norish cancer cells — in combination with standard breast cancer drugs — will reduce recurrence of the disease, particularly among high-risk women with early-stage disease.

Dr. Nakshatri was first named interim co-leader of the program in 2011. His research focuses on the theory that the stem cell is within the tumor mass but most likely escapes treatment because of its enhanced ability to survive. He is also working to determine whether the type of stem cell present in a tumor predetermines where the cancer will metastasize, with a focus on the bone, lungs and brain. This research could result in treatments to prevent growth of cancer cells in those organs.

The cancer center’s breast cancer research program goals are to understand the biology underlying breast cancer and to apply understanding of that biology to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 

Dr. Miller succeeds George Sledge, M.D., Distinguished Professor, the Ballve-Lantero Professor of Oncology and a co-leader of the program, who departs IU in January to lead the oncology program at Stanford University School of Medicine.

For more information, visit the IU Simon Cancer Center Newsroom.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Seminar to address virus lifecycles — Oct. 4

Margaret Kielian, Ph.D., professor of cell biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will deliver a presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. today, Oct. 4, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, Room 326.

Dr. Kielian will present “Understanding the Alphavirus and Flavivirus Lifecycles.”

Refreshments will be served in Room 420. This seminar is presented by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Andy Yu, M.D., Ph.D., will host.


Arrow Dermatology to host tribute to Charles Lewis

Indiana Academy of Dermatology will present a tribute to Charles Lewis, M.D., from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Walther Hall (R3) Auditorium.

Dr. Lewis, or “The Colonel,” is professor of clinical dermatology at the IU School of Medicine and director of dermatology at Wishard Health Services. He joined IU in 1994 following a distinguished career in the U.S. Army, including appointments as a brigade surgeon in Vietnam and chief of dermatology service at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He also served as the chair of the special committee to investigate chemical warfare in the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General from 1979 to 1982.

Speakers will include Richard Storm, M.D., and Scott Fretzin, M.D., both volunteer clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the IU School of Medicine; William James, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania; Richard A. Keller, M.D., of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System; James Keeling, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic; and U.S. Col. Denny Lane.

Presentations will provide a mix of education and stories about Dr. Lewis. Dr. Storm, who trained under Dr. Lewis as a resident, will provide an introduction with photos.   

This event is presented by the IU Department of Dermatology. A reception and testimonials will take place following the presentations in the lobby.


Arrow Untangling Disordered Proteins

David Weis, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Kansas, will present a lecture from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 8, in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Room 1110.

Dr. Weis will present “Untangling the spaghetti of disordered proteins with mass spectrometry.”

This event is sponsored by the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Keith Dunker, Ph.D., will host.


Arrow Molecular biology seminar on melanoma

Samisubbu Naidu, Ph.D., assistant professor of dermatology at the IU School of Medicine, will present “Twisting the apoptotic arm of p53 in melanoma" from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, VanNuys Medical Science Building, Room 326.

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in Room 326. This event is sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Arrow FEED session on vitality survey — Oct. 8

The first Faculty Enrichment and Education Development session will be from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the loweer level of the Riley Outpatient Center.

This interactive seminar will present how the IU School of Medicine uses data from the Faculty Vitality Survey to improve policies and programs, and how individual faculty vitality shapes the culture at IU.

FEED is a quarterly series of workshops on key topics in academic medicine offered over dinner.

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


Arrow Academy of Teaching Scholars workshop series

As part of the ongoing workshop series from the Academy of Teaching Scholars, the following topics will be offered during the month:

  • Monday, Oct. 8: Constructing Better Test Questions, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Walther Hall, Room 203 and via Polycom
  • Monday, Oct. 8: USMLE Changes, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Walther Hall, Room 203 and online via Polycom
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23:  Grading Oncourse Discussion Forums, noon to 1 p.m., online via Adobe Connect Meeting Room
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30:  Using Adobe Connect Within Oncourse, noon to 1 p.m., online via Adobe Connect Meeting Room

These events are a partnership between the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, and the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning.

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


Arrow Presentation on medical geography

Rudy Banerjee, Ph.D., assistant professor of geography at the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, will present "Geographic Information Science: A ‘Leitwissenschaft’” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Cavanaugh Hall, Room. 438.

A leitwissenschaft is defined as a “leading or guiding science.” Dr. Banerjee’s presentation will focus on the science of medical geography.

This event is presented by Medical Humanities & Health Studies. For more information, see the event flier.

To RSVP, email to


Arrow IUSM Library to simulcast biotechnology workshops

The IUSM Library will broadcast the National Center for Biotechnology Information Discovery Workshop from the University of Michigan on Oct. 11 and 12. Sessions will be in the Medical Library Rooms 224 and 225. 

The four sessions of the Discovery Workshop are:

  • Thursday, Oct. 11: “Sequences, Genomes and Maps” from 9 a.m. to noon, and “Proteins, Domains and Structures” from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 12: “NCBI BLAST Services,” from 9 a.m. to noon, and “Human Variation and Disease Genes,” from 1 to 4 p.m.

Participants may attend all or any combination of these sessions. For more information on the workshops, visit the IUSM Library blog.

To register, contact email Kellie Kaneshiro at


Arrow Perry retirement gathering — Oct. 15

Faculty, staff and students are invited to extend their wishes to Pamela Perry at her retirement celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the Walther Hall (R3) atrium. Remarks will be at 4:30 p.m.

Perry is the founding director of the IU School of Medicine Office of Public and Media Relations. She led that office for 24 years after spending 15 years in the IUPUI communications office.

The “Sound Medicine” radio program, Mini Medical School and a host of other programs were the result of her vision as she worked tirelessly to increase the visibility of the IU School of Medicine locally and nationally.


Arrow Neuroscience seminar on stroke rehabilitation

Stephen Page, Ph.D., associate professor of health and rehabilitation sciences at Ohio State University, will present “Applying Experience Dependent Plasticity to Rehabilitation” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Goodman Hall auditorium.

Dr. Page also serves as the director of the Motor Recovery Laboratory (“RehabLab”) at Ohio State University, which develop therapies that improve stroke survivors' function and independence, and to optimize rehabilitative care delivery for stroke survivors. Dr. Page's primary research interest focuses on restoring language and movement after stroke.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Registration is due Wednesday, Oct. 17. To RSVP, email


News to Use

Arrow Flu shot clinic locations — Oct. 8 to 10

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.

IUPUI Health Services will offer a number of flu vaccination clinics in October and November. Dates and locations for the week of Oct. 7:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8: 9 to 11 a.m. at Lockfield Village; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Ball Hall lobby; and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Apartments.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9: 9 to 11 a.m. at the IUPUI Library, Room 1126.
  • Thursday, Oct. 10: 9 to 11 a.m. in Walker Plaza, Room 201, and 5 to 7 p.m. at 1201 Indiana Avenue (Club House).

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 deadline for the vaccine is Saturday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit the Flu Policy FAQ.


Arrow IUPUI Health and Benefits Fair

The 10th annual IUPUI Health and Benefits Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the IUPUI Campus Center, Fourth Floor.

IUPUI health and fitness professionals will be on hand to provide free screenings such as cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing, melanoma and bone density. In addition, experts representing various IU benefit plans will be available to discuss the various plans.  Free flu shots will be given to faculty and staff with a valid Jagtag ID.

This event will also feature workshops on open enrollment information, retirement planning and nutritious meals. Fitness opportunities include Zumba, a guided 30-minute walk for beginners and beginning yoga.

For more information, including a complete schedule and workshop descriptions, visit the IUPUI Health and Benefits Fair website.

This event is presented by the IUPUI Human Resources Administration.


Arrow Women’s health center supports Food Day

The IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health supports Food Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

A recent study of overall health statistics conducted by the National Women's Law Center scored the United States as unsatisfactory grade for healthy eating. The IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health wants to change this, and challenges the IUSM community to take a step toward a healthier lifestyle by participating in Food Day on Oct. 24.

Celebrate relationships with a healthy meal by  hosting a lunch or dinner at work or home, having a healthy pitch in.

To download a toolkit and recipe ideas and to register your event, visit


Arrow HOST Program assists with student travel

HOST, or Helping Our Students Travel, is designed to help medical students save money and create alumni connections during their travel for educationally related programs or residency interviews.

Students participating in the program benefit from free housing and/or meals, mentor relationships, and local insight into the medical community from IUSM Alumni. This program has been successful because of the generosity of alumni across the country, and has helped save students thousands of dollars in travel expenses over the past five years. 

For more information on HOST, or to register as a student, visit the HOST Program website.

For more information, contact Nolan Ryan at 317-274-6588 or


Arrow Public health naming ceremony online

Faculty, staff, students and other members of the IUSM community who weren’t able to attend the official naming ceremony of the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health on Sept. 27 can now watch the event online.

The IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, which grew from the Department of Public Health in the IU School of Medicine, will focus on strengths in the areas of urban health, health policy, biostatistics and epidemiology and on its strong connections to the IU School of Medicine.

The school is named for Richard M. Fairbanks, an innovator in radio broadcasting and founder of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, whose foundation has contributed $20 million to support the school.


Arrow This week on 'Sound Medicine'

This week on "Sound Medicine," the program puts the spotlight on a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that indicates that work-related asthma is on the rise. Other topics include a focus on women’s health, including new screening recommendations for ovarian and breast cancer and a special state-by-state report card on women’s health, and an explanation of the human “microbiome,” prompted by a recent National Institutes of Health initiative to map all the microorganisms in the human body.

"Sound Medicine," an award-winning radio program that covers controversial topics, breakthrough research and the application of medical advancements, 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, Oct. 6, 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.



Arrow Register for the Glick Eye Institute Vision Symposium

Registration has opened for the third annual two-day Glick Eye Institute Vision Symposium. To register or view the symposium brochure, visit

On Friday, Nov. 2, researchers will present abstracts and display posters; on Saturday, Nov. 3, faculty physicians will present clinical updates. Attendees may participate in one or both days of the symposium. All events will be in the Glick Eye Institute, 1160 W. Michigan St.

Featured speakers for the Nov. 2 research program include:

  • Louis Pasquale, M.D., director of glaucoma service and telemedicine at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston. His topic is “The reverse engineering cycle of discovery in glaucoma.”
  • Jost Jonas, M.D., faculty member of clinical medicine at the University of Mannheim-Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany. His topic is “Pathogenic implications from the morphology of the glaucomatous optic nerve head.”
  • Einar Stefansson, M.D., a member of the faculty at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. His topic is “Retinal oximetry in health and disease.”

Wallace L.M. Alward, M.D., a glaucoma specialist from the University of Iowa, is the keynote speaker Nov. 3. Ophthalmology faculty and area physicians also will present Saturday on topics such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, cornea disease to glaucoma.

The cost to attend will be $50 for M.D./O.D/D.O./ Ph.D. participants and $35 for postdoctoral participants. There is no charge for fellows, residents, students and staff. Meals, including Friday’s breakfast and lunch, and Saturday’s breakfast, are included along with conference materials.


Arrow Indiana CTSI fall core pilot grants due Oct. 15

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


Arrow University of Chicago Faculty Scholars Program

The Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago is inviting applications for their Faculty Scholars Program’s 2013-15 cohort.

The program seeks to develop a cadre of faculty leaders who will expand scholarship and education regarding the spiritual and religious dimensions of the practice of medicine.

The deadline for submission of a preliminary letter of intent is Monday, Oct. 15.

For more information and an application visit Faculty Scholars Program.


Grants & Funding

Arrow Research Funding Update

The IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research offer weekly digests containing information about funding opportunities including those that limit the number of allowable pre-proposal or proposal submissions.

Funding opportunity categories include the sciences, limited submissions, technology and multidisciplinary:

To subscribe to these updates by email, visit this page.



Arrow Honors

Gregory D. Zimet, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical psychology in the Section of Adolescent Medicine, has received a University of Sydney (Australia) International Research Collaboration Award. The award will allow Dr. Zimet to work for five weeks at the University of Sydney on collaborative behavioral research projects related to HPV vaccine acceptance and adolescent health. While in Australia, he will be working with Spring Cooper Robbins, Ph.D., and several other university researchers on development of brief behavioral interventions to encourage HPV vaccination. In addition, the time in Sydney will allow him to concentrate on several ongoing collaborative projects, including one funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, on which Dr. Zimet serves as a co-investigator.


Around the State

Arrow IUSM-Evansville Corcoran Lecture

Daniel J. Beckman MD, volunteer clinical assistant professor of surgery and surgical director of cardiovascular critical care at IU Health Methodist Hospital, will deliver “Is Cardiac Repair Possible With Medicine Alone?” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Health Professions Center Mitchell Auditorium at the IU School of Medicine-Evansville.

Although medical therapy for AF moderately reduces complications, cardiac surgery continues to have a valuable role in its treatment and is continually changing. New treatments for atrial fibrillation will be the focus of this lecture.

A native of Evansville, Dr. Beckman completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Indiana. He attended the IU School of Medicine Evansville and completed his medical degree at the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis.  

This presentation is the free public lecture of the annual Evansville Corcoran Lecture series. An invitational luncheon lecture is also scheduled earlier the same day.

IUSM-Evansville is one of eight regional campuses in the state. It is located on the host campus of the University of Southern Indiana.

For more information, call 812-464-1831.


 At Your Fingertips 

Arrow Continuing Medical Education

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


Arrow Resources

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

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



The Office of Public and Media Relations manages the MEDTV screens on the medical school campus. This closed-circuit TV system, part of the IUPUI network, presents an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to communicate events and information of interest. It also serves as a source for broadcasting emergency information on campus.

The MedTVs are in public areas of the HITS building, the VanNuys Medical Science Building atrium and corridor/lounge, the Daly Student Center, Fesler Hall, Gatch Hall (formerly Clinical Building), Research II (R2), Walther Hall (R3) and the Cancer Research Institute (R4).

Announcements from departments and offices are welcome. To display your department or office announcement on MedTV, read the MedTV guidelines and find our online submission form at

For more information, call 317-274-7722.


Arrow Scope submission guidelines

Scope wants your news items.

The deadline for submission is 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Scope is published electronically and sent to faculty, staff, students and residents on Thursdays, except on holiday weekends. Photos are encouraged with submissions and also may be used on the IUSM homepage or social media channels.

There are three easy ways to submit story ideas or information to Scope:

  • E-mail the information to
  • Mail the information to Kevin Fryling, IU Communications, 251 N. Illinois St., North Tower, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Campus mail; no postage required)
  • Fax your information to 317-278-8722

Contributions submitted by e-mail should be forwarded in 12-point, plain text-format. Word document attachments in lieu of fliers are encouraged.

In the interest of accuracy, please do NOT use:

  • Acronyms
  • 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.