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IUSM Scope

October 25, 2012
Volume 16 Number 42 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Above the Fold

Staff News

Student Showcase

Faculty News

Events & Lectures

News to Use


Grants & Funding


At Your Fingertips

Above the Fold

Arrow IUSM-Lafayette expanding program, enrollment

The IU School of Medicine-Lafayette officially announced the expansion of its program from two to four years during a press conference Oct. 25 hosted by Greater Lafayette Commerce. Officials also announced plans to increase enrollment from today’s 16 students in each of the first and second years to 24 in each year in 2014.

This year, the school will host 39 third-year students, eight at a time, who will rotate through various specialties in local hospitals and physicians’ offices. A fourth year of medical rotation will be added next year.

“We now have a complete program for third-year students here in the Lafayette-West Lafayette community, receiving their formal training in all medical disciplines required in the third year,” said Gordon Coppoc, associate dean and director of the IU School of Medicine-Lafayette. “Next year, students will be able to begin and complete all four years of their medical studies right here in this wonderful community. It’s a huge milestone.”

“While first- and second-year students spend a lot of time in classrooms, labs and with their textbooks, the third-year clerkship takes us into real-world medical settings … working alongside physicians and surgeons and seeing patients,” said Jerrod Day, a third-year medical student at IUSM-Lafayette. “We know that the local facilities and physicians here are first rate.”

Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital and Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospitals, as well as other clinical practice groups associated with these hospitals, are hosting students.

One of the eight regional medical campuses of the IU School of Medicine, IUSM-Lafayette is housed in Lynn Hall on the campus of Purdue University. The program will relocate to Lyles-Porter Hall, now under construction, in 2013, where it will occupy almost 13,000 square feet, about triple today’s space.

The increase in capacity will enable the program to enrollment to 32 students in each of the first and second years of study.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow IU research confirms future targets for breast cancer treatment

Scientists are now a step closer to understanding the complexities of breast cancer with findings made available through The Cancer Genome Atlas, a multi-center study funded by the National Institutes of Health. IU School of Medicine participated in the research that identified four molecular cancer subtypes based on samples from 825 breast cancer patients.

The findings were published in the Oct. 4 issue of Nature magazine. George E. Sandusky, DVM, Ph.D., senior research professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and principal investigator for the study at IU, said the university is one of 35 tissue source sites in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe. Dr. Sandusky is a senior research professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at IU School of Medicine.

“The ultimate goal of the Cancer Genome Atlas is to identify the gene mutations and pathways so targeted therapies can be developed to more efficiently and effectively treat various cancers,” Dr. Sandusky said. “All of the (Cancer Genome Atlas) studies have found new novel information and reaffirmed that some genetic pathways were valid findings from earlier studies.”

Breast cancer is a vastly complex disease  with various cell types and subtypes, gene mutations and chemical aberrations that control the effectiveness of various treatments. Researchers found four primary breast cancer subtypes, each with its own biology and survival outlooks: HER2-enriched (HER2E), Luminal A, Luminal B and Basal-like.

The IU School of Medicine was recognized for the consistency and quality of the tissue samples provided for analysis, Dr. Sandusky added.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Don’t miss 'Scientific Inquiry, Artist Expression' Nov. 1

The fourth annual IUSM Art Exhibition, "Scientific Inquiry, Artistic Expression," will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the VanNuys Medical Science atrium. The exhibit showcases the artistic work of faculty, staff, students and alumni of the IU schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, and health and rehabilitation sciences, and the VA, Wishard and IU Health systems.

Nearly 90 works will be featured in the one-day show. Spectators will be able to vote for their favorite artwork for the People’s Choice award.

The exhibit will reopen Nov. 5 in the IUPUI Campus Center Cultural Arts Gallery for four weeks. On Nov. 29, a Meet the Artists Reception will take place at the gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit and reception are open to the public.


Arrow Get involved in faculty committees, elections

The IU School of Medicine Faculty Steering Committee is soliciting faculty members’ interest in serving on school-wide committees in appointed and elected roles. Faculty who volunteer to join a committee or run for faculty office enjoy the opportunity to:

  • Network and collaborate with colleagues across the institution
  • Provide input on important policies and programs of the school
  • Help make IUSM a better place to learn and work

Faculty can indicate their preferences for committee service or submit nominations for faculty officers for the 2013-14 Academic Year via the Faculty Preferences Sheet.

The deadline to submit nominations and preferences is Friday, Nov. 16. For more information, visit the IUSM Faculty Steering Committee.


Staff News

Arrow Perry retirement ceremony recognizes years of service

Pamela Perry, the founding director of Office of the Office of Public and Media Relations at IU School of Medicine, was honored for 39 years of service to the university during a retirement ceremony Oct. 15, in Walther Hall.

Speakers included D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs at IU; Amy Conrad Warner, vice chancellor for external affairs at IUPUI and assistant vice president for external affairs at IU; Barbara Lewis, host of “Sound Medicine”; and Perry’s husband, Tom Lane, and son, Justin Lane. A mural commissioned by the IU School of Medicine and created by her son, a professional artist and photographer, was presented to Perry in recognition of her many years of service to the university.

Perry led the IU School of Medicine Office of Public and Media Relations for 24 years after spending 15 years in the IUPUI communications office. “Sound Medicine,” a nationally syndicated radio program; Mini Medical School, an annual educational event for the community; 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.

To see photos from the ceremony or leave a note of congratulations, visit the IUSM Facebook gallery.

Perry officially retires on Wednesday, Oct. 31.


Student Showcase

Arrow Surgical pumpkin carving gets students in the Halloween spirit

The IU School of Medicine students got a chance to practice their skills with surgical instruments in a unique way Oct. 20 during a special pumpkin carving event at Holliday Park

The event, hosted by the IUSM Creative Art Therapy Student Interest Group, included medical students and their families as well as group mentor Jeffrey Rothenberg, M.D., associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology.

“Simulation is a great way to learn and practice surgical skills and tools,” Dr. Rothenberg said, “Not to mention that everyone got to keep their pumpkins.”

In addition to the opportunity to practice incision and suture techniques outside the traditional classroom or clinical environment, Dr. Rothenberg said the group even designated certain pumpkins to represent different diseases, such as neurofibromatosis.

This event was hosted by the IUSM Creative Arts Therapy Student Interest Group. All pumpkins were provided to students at no cost by the IUSM Art Committee.


Arrow Ophthalmology hosts Irish exchange students

Two students from the University of Ulster-Coleraine in Ireland have joined the Department of Ophthalmology at the Marilyn and Eugene Glick Eye Institute as part of an exchange program with the Irish university and IUPUI.

Breedge Callaghan is working in the lab of Rajashekhar Gangaraju, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology. Michael Conwell is working in the lab of Yang Sun, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology and dermatology.

“I’m experimenting with retinal epithelial cells, trabecular meshwork and aiding the lab in any other ways with the hope of potential novel discoveries that will help improve treatment of eye disease,” Conwell said. “Indianapolis is a great city, with plenty to do and see, and I can’t wait to travel around and get to know the city better with some new friends and other members of the program.” 

Conwell will gain a year’s work experience in the labs here while completing his biomedical science master’s degree online through the University of Ulster. He will return to Ireland after completing his degree in September 2013.

Callaghan is in the final year of the same program.

“It is great to be here at IUPUI and I am glad to be allowed the privilege of working under Dr. Gangaraju in the Department of Ophthalmology,” she said. “I love living in Indianapolis – it’s such a beautiful place and, like back home, everyone is so friendly.”


Faculty News

Arrow Breinholt to lead pediatric cardiology fellowship

John Breinholt III, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, has been named director of the Pediatrics Cardiology Fellowship Program by the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

This Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved residency has educated students in this medical specialty since 1963.


Arrow Vreeman interviewed for Open Access Week

Rachel Vreeman, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, is among the faculty interviewed about their scholarship that is freely available to the public as part of Open Access Week 2012.

Open Access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open Access is compatible with copyright, peer review, revenue (even profit) and other features associated with conventional scholarly literature. Open Access Week aims to help faculty increase the impact of their scholarship by raising awareness about open access options.

For more interviews and more information, visit Open Access @ IUPUI.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Microbiology and immunology seminar

Margaret Bauer, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, will present “Haemophilus ducreyi and the Human Host: A Pus-Filled Battleground” from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, Room 326.

Haemophilus ducreyi is the bacterial cause behind a painful sexually transmitted disease in many parts of the developing world.

Refreshments will be served in MS420. This seminar is presented by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology


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 upcoming weeks:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 30: Using Adobe Connect Within Oncourse, noon to 1 p.m., online (Adobe Connect Meeting Room)
  • Friday, Nov. 2:  Delivering Engaging Lectures with Clickers -- Part 2, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., IUPUI Library, Room 1125M 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7: Managing Disruptive Behavior and Promoting Civility, noon to 1 p.m., IUPUI Library, Room 1116
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13: Oncourse Resources: Tips and Tricks, noon to 1 p.m., online (Adobe Connect Meeting Room)

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

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


Arrow IUPUI Health and Benefits Fair — Oct. 31

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 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 Molecular genetics seminar on cellular evolution

Sarath Chandra Janga, Ph.D., will present “Dissecting the dynamic and evolutionary constraints imposed on eukaryotic regulatory networks” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Walther Hall, Room 203.

Dr. Janga is assistant professor of informatics and a member of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the IU School of Medicine.

This seminar is presented by Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics and hosted by Tatiana Foroud, Ph.D.


Arrow Glick Eye Institute Vision Symposium — Nov. 2

Glick Eye Institute Vision Symposium will be Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Glick Eye Institute, 1160 W. Michigan St. Abstracts presentations and poster displays will be featured on Nov. 2; faculty physicians will present clinical updates will be featured Nov. 3. Attendees may participate in one or both days of the symposium.

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.

To participate or view the symposium brochure, visit the registration page.


Arrow Behavioral Cooperative Oncology Group conference

The 2012 Behavioral Cooperative Oncology Group Annual Fall Conference on Team Science will be from Nov. 8 to 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


Arrow FEED session on evidence-based teaching — Nov. 13

Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will present an interactive workshop on “Evidence-Based Teaching” at the next Faculty Enrichment and Education Development session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Riley Outpatient Center, Rooms A and B.

Participants will learn to incorporate teaching methods that improve learning, cognition, and reasoning. Dr. Zakrajsek also will offer this session online at noon the same day via Adobe Connect.  

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.


Arrow Disease and therapeutic response modeling symposium

The Second Annual Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Disease and Therapeutic Response Modeling Symposium will be Nov. 13 and 14 in Indianapolis, in the Omni Severin Hotel, 40 W. Jackson Place.

This two-day program will include speakers from academia, industry and regulatory agencies as well as poster presentations that 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.

To sign up, visit the registration page. For more information, contact Christine McDonald at


Arrow Workshop on academic dishonesty — Nov. 28

Megan Palmer, Ph.D., and Anne Flaherty, Ph.D., will present an Academy of Teaching Scholars workshop on “Academic Dishonesty” from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Daly Student Center, Room 186.

Dr. Palmer is assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development and assistant professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine and assistant professor of educational leadership at the School of Education at IUPUI. Dr. Flaherty is assistant dean for medical student affairs and an academic specialiist in the Office of Medical Student Affairs at the IU School of Medicine. During this workshop, participants will discuss national trends related to academic dishonesty, possible causes and what faculty members can do to reduce the likelihood of academic misconduct.

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


News to Use

Arrow Flu shot clinic locations — Oct. 30 to Nov. 1

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 upcoming week:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 30: 1 to 3 p.m. Herron School of Art, Room 269
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. IUPUI Health and Benefits Fair, IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450
  • Thursday, Nov. 1: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis, Orange Alcove

Flu shots are also available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays in Coleman Hall, Suite 100. 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.

To learn more about why this year’s flu shot is important, visit the Protect IU Blog.


Arrow Women’s health center raises its ‘INfluence’

The IU National Center for Excellence in Women’s Health has been awarded $10,000 in women’s health conference support through the Indiana Office of Women’s Health.

The funding will be used to support Women of INfluence Coalitions throughout Indiana, including Marion County. This will include a mid-year conference for Women of INfluence Coalitions members and event speakers on topics such as state obesity rates, obesity’s impact on chronic diseases, mental health, how to raise education and raise awareness about the importance of nutrition across the lifespan, and evidence-based strategies and practices  to improve nutrition.

Women of INfluence initiatives empower women to communicate perilous 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. The program provides an avenue by which Indiana's female leaders are educated about critical women’s health issues, and charged with raising awareness, educating and advocating for women’s health in their own spheres of influence. 

For more information, contact Tisha Reid at 317-948-3315.


Arrow Wristband sales benefit leukemia research

Proceeds from the sale of orange Chuckstrong wristbands will support leukemia research at the IU Simon Cancer Center.

The wristbands, which cost $2 each, aim to raise awareness and financial support for the fight against leukemia in honor of Chuck Pagano, the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts who is undergoing treatment at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center.

The wristbands are on sale online through the Colts Pro Shop’s online store and in person at the shop’s locations in Circle Center Mall and Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.


Arrow Who’s your medical librarian?

Who is your special “in” for medical information?  Visit the IUSM Library’s liaison page to find your IUSM department’s medical librarian liaison.  Need a brush-up on Medline searching? Need to organize your online research materials? Need an expert research informationist to come to your classroom or office?  Phone or email for a personal consultation or group presentation.

The IUSM Library liaison program is available to faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact medical librarian Elaine Skopelja at 317-274-8358 or


Arrow This week on 'Sound Medicine'

This week on “Sound Medicine,” Michelle Berlin, M.D., MPH, the director of the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at Oregon Health and Sciences University, will discuss what caused the U.S. Preventive Task Force and American Cancer Society to revise their recommendations for pap smears. Also on this week’s show, an oncologist explains how the concept of continual evolution among cancer cells incites new recommendations and treatments; an assistant professor of behavioral medicine at Columbia University talks about how PTSD can affect heart attack patients; and a professor at Duke University urges patients to ask their physicians about their values before seeking medical treatment.

“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. 28, 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 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

The American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant is seeking applications from investigators who hold the rank of assistant professor, research assistant professor, or assistant scientist but without an active national competitive research grant, regardless of the topic.

This program, which provides up to $40,000 each for six pilot projects, aims to attract new investigators from IU into cancer research and to provide support for new pilot studies that will produce preliminary data for the investigator to develop into studies that will compete successfully for external, national funds from both federal and private sources. For more information, download the complete application guidelines.

Applications are due Thursday, Nov. 15. To apply, download the application form.

Submit complete PDF applications to Julie Driscol at


Arrow Staff Council Award applications due Oct. 31

The following awards are open for nominations or applications:

  • IUPUI Gerald L. Bepko Staff Council Spirit Award: This award recognizes full-time staff members who through extraordinary service and special contributions exemplify the spirit of IUPUI, strengthening IUPUI by fostering collegiality, cooperation, creativity and innovation toward the end of helping IUPUI become one of the nation's best urban universities for employment and education.
  • Nan Bohan Community Engagement Award: This award recognizes employees who through extraordinary service and special contributions enhance the culture of service and civic engagement on campus and in their communities.
  • IUPUI Multicultural Impact Staff Award: This award recognizes an outstanding staff member dedicated to promoting diversity. The award is given to a staff member who promotes a campus climate where diversity is valued and accepted, energizes our understanding and appreciation of cultures from across the world, or champions social justice for all who work and learn at IUPUI.

The nomination and application process opens ends at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Applicants may nominate themselves or a colleague.

For more information, email Jim Klenner at or visit the IUPUI Staff Council website.


Arrow International Development Fund grants

International Development Fund grants are available to support projects that enhance aspects of IUPUI’s academic mission focused on international research and scholarly activity.

International Development Fund grant serves as venture capital to stimulate additional funding for international research and scholarly activity, which have strong potential to generate indirect cost recovery from extramural sources.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, Nov. 15. To apply, see the complete application guidelines.


Arrow LGBT mini-grant applications open

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Faculty/Staff Council at IUPUI is awarding multiple mini-grants up to $500 for faculty, staff and students who wish to promote or enhance knowledge, tolerance, sensitivity and/or develop understanding of LGBT issues and/or the LGBT community through the development of co-curricular academic programming.

Examples are, but not limited to, developing curriculum integrating LGBT topics, attending or hosting LGBT-focused events; purchasing LGBT-related film, media or books; paying LGBT-focused speaker fees; and supporting LGBT-focused research.

Deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.  Award notification by Dec. 7. To apply, download the application form.

For more information, email


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 Bone and mineral research awardees

Two IU School of Medicine faculty members were honored recently during the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Minneapolis.

Michael Econs, M.D., Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and professor of medicine and medical and molecular genetics, received the Frederic C. Bartter Award in recognition of outstanding clinical investigation in disorders of bone and mineral metabolism.

Theresa Guise, M.D., Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology and professor of medicine, received the Paula Stern Achievement Award in recognition of significant scientific achievements and promoting the professional development and advancement of women in the field.

Also honored during the event were several postdoctoral researchers, fellows and students at IU School of Medicine:

  • Julia Hum (Fred Pavalko Lab): ASBMR Young Investigator Award
  • Monique Bethel, M.D. (Melissa Kacena Lab): ASBMR Young Investigator Award
  • Abduallah ben-Awadh (Teresita Bellido Lab): ASBMR Young Investigator Award
  • Kathleen Hill, Ph.D. (David Burr Lab): Winner, ASBMR President’s Poster Competition
  • Maxime Gallant (David Burr Lab): Winner, ASBMR President’s Poster Competition
  • Whitney Bullock (Russell Main Lab, Purdue): Winner, ASBMR President's Poster Competition
  • Laura Mangiavini, M.D. (Ernestina Schipani Lab): ASBMR Travel Award


Arrow New Faculty Books

"X-Ray Vision" by Richard Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and imaging sciences and pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine and professor of philosophy at IUPUI, will be published by Oxford University Press in November. “X-Ray Vision” recounts stories about the physicians and scientists who developed the X-ray technology, as well as those of real patients whose lives have been touched, transformed or saved by medical imaging. Dr. Gunderman has received more than three dozen awards for scholarship and teaching excellence and has authored more than 350 scholarly articles and nine books. 

Submit your new book publications to


Arrow Honors

Richard Gunderman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and imaging sciences and pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine and professor of philosophy at IUPUI, will deliver the keynote address at the International Conference on Physician Health in Montreal on Oct. 25 to 27. This conference, co-sponsored by the American Medical Association, the British Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association, is the world's largest biennial meeting devoted to physician health. The theme of this year's meeting is "From Awareness to Action." Gunderman also delivered the keynote addresses at the organization’s earlier meetings in Chicago, Ottawa, Sydney and Vancouver.

David Jaynes, a photographer with the IUSM Office of Visual Media, is the photographer responsible for the image seen on boxes of Cheerios at Kroger stores across Indiana this summer. The photo, which shows a Riley Hospital for Children patient with race car driver John Andretti in promotion of the 16th annual Kroger Race for Riley presented by Cheerios, was taken by Jaynes while on assignment for Riley Children’s Foundation.


 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.