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November 1, 2012
Volume 16 Number 43 • Indianapolis, Indiana

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Arrow Indianapolis Monthly names 'Top Docs'

More than 200 IU School of Medicine physicians were recognized as “Top Docs” in Indianapolis Monthly’s November issue in categories including medicine, neurology pediatrics and surgery.

Rankings were determined by the Seattle-based company Avvo, which rates and profiles dental, legal and medical professionals across the country. Doctors were rated on a 10-point scale based on factors including experience, education, training and research. The issue is available on newsstands now and online Nov. 20.

The magazine also prominently featured several IU School of Medicine physicians and researchers, including George Sandusky, DVM, Ph.D., senior research professor of pathology and laboratory medicine; Anna Maria Storniolo, M.D., professor of clinical medicine; and Christian Schmidt, M.D., associate professor surgery, who made the cover of the magazine as one of the area’s best general surgeons.

For the complete list of IU School of Medicine faculty members ranked, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Arrow Veterans Week to celebrate Joining Forces Initiative

The IU School of Medicine will provide information about its role in a national initiative to train physicians and advance research on the unique health care needs of veterans and their families from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the IUPUI Campus Center as part of Veterans Week at IUPUI.

The IU School of Medicine officially became a participant in Joining Forces in early 2011. Drop by the booth to learn more about how the IU School of Medicine supports physician scientists whose work benefits veterans’ health, including information about how to contribute to clinical trials focusing on conditions that commonly affect returning soldiers, such as traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

Also on Wednesday, the Indy Mobile Vet Center will visit the IUPUI Campus Center to perform free wellness checks and provide information about health benefits available to service men and women. The visit is part of a weeklong series of events sponsored by the IUPUI Office for Veterans and Military Personnel, with Nov. 7 focused on "Warrior Wellness."

On Nov. 8, Michael Kubek, M.D., associate professor of anatomy and cell biology and neurobiology, will kick off the Armed Forces Appreciation Luncheon at 11 a.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 405. Dr. Kubek will discuss his efforts to develop a fast-acting nasal spray to combat suicidal thoughts among veterans and soldiers in the field.

In addition, the American Association of Medical Colleges will host a series of national activities focused on veterans’ health care from Nov. 12 to 16. This will include a webinar series focused on a variety of military-related activities, including cultural competence, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and health issues of female veterans.


Arrow IUSM Art Show — 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.


Faculty News

Arrow Korc receives prestigious lifetime achievement award

Murray Korc, M.D., the Myles Brand Professor of Cancer Research, will receive the Vay Liang and Frisca Go Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Pancreatic Association on Nov. 1 in Miami.

“We are thrilled to honor Dr. Korc for his lifetime of achievements,” said Ashok K. Saluja, secretary-treasurer of the American Pancreatic Association, said. “He is unquestionably a leader in the field, and moreover, has provided exemplary service to the pancreas community.”

Dr. Korc, who arrived at Indiana University in October 2011 and also holds the titles of IU professor of medicine and of biochemistry and molecular biology, designs strategies for early pancreatic cancer detection, improved prevention and treatment modalities, and meaningful prolongation of pain-free survival. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1981.

Award recipients are chosen because of their leadership within the association and their service as role models and mentors for future generations of pancreatic researchers and physicians. Their accomplishments in the field must also have inspired many, and continue to stimulate the next generation to do their best work.

For more information, visit the IUSM Newsroom.


Staff News

Arrow Continuing Medical Education director to retire

A retirement celebration for Hassan Danesh, Ph.D., director of continuing medical education, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the IUPUI Campus Center.

Dr. Danesh will retire after 27 years of service to IU. Under his leadership, Division of CME effectively translates leading-edge research into medical practice through educational programs for health care professionals in Indiana and globally via online, satellite, CD-ROMs and audio recordings.

After completion of his Ph.D. degree in instructional systems technology, Dr. Danesh was influential in developing new courses for the Indiana University Schools of Business and Education in Bloomington. Before this role, Dr. Danesh was the associate director of CME and was instrumental in strategic planning, academic curriculum planning and fund raising

He managed graduate students, developed instructional design, and taught courses such as Teaching How to Teach and Problem-Based Learning to faculty.

Hors d’oeuvres, cake and refreshments will be served.

For more information, email


Events & Lectures

Arrow Psychiatry to present roundtable on veterans' health

The Richard L. Roudebush VAMC Psychiatry Service will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the role of Veteran Culture in Modern Mental Health Care from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 2, in the Riley Hospital Outpatient Center Lilly Auditorium.

This multidisciplinary panel will address the impact of military deployment and reintegration on the local community and families, the effects of media and stigma on perceptions of veterans, and clinical issues that arise during veteran-oriented care. A brief Q&A will follow the grand rounds presentation.

Everyone is invited to attend. CME credit for physicians is provided. There is no cost and registration is not required.

This annual cultural psychiatry lecture is presented by the Department of Psychiatry.


Arrow Gramelspacher to discuss palliative care in Kenya

Gregory P. Gramelspacher, M.D., professor of medicine, will present “Palliative Care in Kenya: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the IU Health Methodist Hospital Petticrew Auditorium.

Dr. Gramelspacher is the founder of the IUSM Medical Ethics Program and served as the team leader of the IU-Kenya program in Eldoret, Kenya from 1996 to 1997.  He directs the Palliative Care Program at Wishard Health Services and the Palliative Medicine Fellowship. His lecture will review the history of the IU Kenya program and the history of palliative care in Kenya, discuss challenges in providing palliative care in that country, and provide an update on recent developments and plans. For more information, see the event flier.

Free CME/CE credit will be offered. For more information, email Amy Chamness at or 317-962-1721.

This event is presented by the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series.


Arrow MicroRNA — Nature’s Multi-Edged Sword

Kalpana Ghoshal, Ph.D., associate professor at The Ohio State University, will present “MicroRNA-122: Nature’s Multi-Edged Sword” from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, Room 326.

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.


Arrow Medical and Molecular Genetics seminar

Rosa Ana Risques, Ph.D., acting assistant professor of pathology at University of Washington, will present "The parallel lives of telomeres and mitochondria in tumor progression: lessons from ulcerative colitis” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Walther Hall, Room 203.

This event is presented by the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics and hosted by Hiromi Tanaka, Ph.D.


Arrow Mid-America College Health Association Annual Meeting

The Mid-America College Health Association Annual Meeting: Seasons of Wellness will take place Nov. 8 and 9 at the Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis.

Topics will include social media in college health, recreational drug update, sexual hook-up behavior, college health and the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A complete schedule is online.

Registration is $150 for members and $175 for non-members, $115 for local professionals and $50 for students. Single session registration is $25. Participants may register the day of the session at the conference.  

For more information, contact


Arrow Seminars on medical humanities and history

The Medical Humanities and Health Studies will present three seminars in November:

  • Steven Ivy, senior vice president for values, ethics, social responsibility and pastoral services at IU Health, will present "Expecting a Miracle: Religion, Medicine and Cura" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the IUPUI Library auditorium. Dr. Ivy will discuss the intention to "care and cure" that is shared by religious and medical cultures. For more information, see the event flier.
  • Steven Jay, M.D., part-time professor of medicine and public health, will present "Ravenscrag Revisited: The History of Mind Control Research in Psychiatric Patients" from noon to 1 p.m. in the Van Nuys Medical Science, Room B26.  Dr. Jay will review a 20th-century cautionary tale of how the clandestine search for foreknowledge during the Cold War exposed unwitting patients to dangerous "mind-control" research, and revealed the limitations of the medical profession in ensuring ethical conduct of human experimentation.
  • Dr. Jay will also present "The Language of Tuberculosis in the 19th Century" from 4 to 5 p.m. in the IUSM Library, Room IB301-302. This lecture will address changes in the language of tuberculosis in 19th-century America and western Europe and provide insights into the complex system of "adoption and diffusion of innovations” in the science and language of tuberculosis. For more information on Dr. Jay’s lectures, see the event flier.

A John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society Open House will be held after Dr. Jay’s first talk from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the IUSM Library, Room 307.

To RSVP for these talks, contact


Arrow 11th Annual Lingeman Lecture — Nov. 16

The 11th Annual Lingeman Lecture will be from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Riley Outpatient Center auditorium.

Presenters will include David Kennedy, M.D., professor and chair of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, who is best known for his pioneering work in endoscopic sinus surgery and minimally invasive trans-nasal and skull base surgery. Dr. Kennedy also serves as vice dean for professional services at the University of Pennsylvania. Additional speakers will include Mimi Kokoska, M.D., professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the IU School of Medicine and Daniel Evans, J.D., president and CEO of IU Health.

This event, presented by the Department of Otolaryngology and Division of Continuing Medical Education, is free for IU staff, residents or medical students. To register, visit the Continuing Medical Education website or call 317-274-0104. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 9.  

For more information, email Sarah Maxwell at


Arrow RIME Faculty Luncheon Workshop

Linda A. Headrick, M.D., associate dean for education and professor of medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, will present “Results of an Effort to Integrate Quality and Safety into Medical and Nursing School Curricula” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Medical Science Building, Room B11. 

In 2009-10, Dr. Headrick served as faculty lead for “Retooling for Quality and Safety,” an Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiative supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Retooling for Quality and Safety engaged six competitively-selected School of Medicine and School of Nursing partners in implementing innovative methods to integrate health care improvement and patient safety content into required curricula. She will present live via polycom.

This event is part of a series of monthly workshops sponsored by the Office of Research in Medical Education during the 2012-13 academic year. Each workshop is scheduled on the third Tuesday of the month.

Lunch is provided; RSVP is required. To register, contact Kathie Mullins at 317-630-7988 or


Arrow Neurology lecture to focus on alcoholism

Andrea King, Ph.D., will present “The Party’s Over: Alcohol Response Phenotypes and the Propensity to Excessive Drinking” from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Goodman Hall auditorium.

Dr. King is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience and director of the Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory at the University of Chicago.

This event is presented by the Indiana Alcohol Research Center.


News to Use

Arrow Flu shot clinic locations — Nov. 5 to 8

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.

Next week is the second-to-last opportunity to get vaccinated at one of the mobile flu clinics offered by the IUPUI Health Services, including several locations convenient to IU school of medicine faculty and residents:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 6: 9 to 11 a.m. IUPUI Physics Building, Room 154B; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Riley Outpatient Center
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. IU Health Methodist Hospital, Emergency Room (residents)
  • Thursday, Nov. 8: 3 to 4:30 p.m. IU Health Methodist Hospital, Cardiology Ward (Room E375)

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 Professional clinical trial management system to roll out

A new system has been selected to manage clinical trial information across the IU School of Medicine system.

OnCore, a specialized clinical research management system developed by Forte Research Systems in Madison, Wis., will be implemented by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute to manage clinical trials across the IU School of Medicine.

“We are very pleased to be able to provide researcher teams with state-of-the-art trial management tools,” said Richard Kovacs, M.D., dean for clinical research and professor of clinical medicine at the IU School of Medicine and an associate director at the Indiana CTSI. “We chose OnCore after a careful search of available systems and feel it will meet the needs of the IU School of Medicine -- as well as the clinical research programs supported by the Indiana CTSI.”

The system has been used by the IU Simon Cancer Center since 2005 for its ability to handle the stringent requirements needed to conduct clinical cancer research. This new effort will broaden the system across the school of medicine as well as the Indiana CTSI’s affiliated universities, including IU, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.

“OnCore is an important part of a suite of digital tools that, when complete, will allow research teams to be more efficient with IRB submission, clinical trials management and biobanking,” Dr. Kovacs said.

The system roll out will take place by study sections, departments and groups over the course of 2013 and governed by the OnCore Executive Steering Committee, chaired by Dr. Kovacs.

For more information, contact Bob Davis, program manager for the Design and Biostatistics Program at the Indiana CTSI, at 317-274-2735 or


Arrow Kuali Coeus training sessions open through Nov. 13

Interactive training sessions on how to view an award in Kuali Coeus, the software suit that serves the needs of IU Office of Research Administration staff, unit and departmental staff, and research faculty, are being offered at IUPUI through Nov. 13.

This session will cover:

  • Anatomy of an award
  • Award hierarchy
  • What can Medusa do for you?
  • What does the Award Notice look like?

Time will be allotted for practicing award searches and locating key information. To sign up, visit the registration page.


Arrow Professional Grant Writing Development Workshop

A three-day professional grant writing development workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 to 16 at IU Bloomington.

This intensive three-day grant proposal workshop is geared for those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing and winning proposals from various funding agencies. The workshop will focus on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Registration is $595 and includes tuition, materials, certificate of completion and continental breakfast. A rebate of $50 per person will be given for two or more registrants from the same organization. To sign up, visit the registration page.

This event is sponsored by the Grant Training Center. For more information, see the event flier or contact 866-704-7268 or 571-257-8864.

A separate grant writing webinar will also be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26.


Arrow Time change and voting information

Indiana will mark the end of daylight-saving time (DST) at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Please remember to set your clocks back by one hour (and enjoy an extra hour of sleep) this weekend. DST always ends the first Sunday in November. Clocks will “spring forward” next year on the second Sunday in March — the 10th.

Employees who work a shift during the time change Nov. 4 may be affected since the normal work during this period will be nine hours long. Employees working this shift will get paid for the actual number of hours they work. Supervisors may decide that it is possible to leave an hour early, in which case employees would only work eight hours and receive pay for those eight hours. If supervision does not approve or if it is a type of operation in which shift schedules and staffing levels do not permit employees to leave an hour early, they will work the nine hours and receive pay for those nine hours. Overtime would depend on the employee’s schedule the remainder of the week.

In addition, Nov. 6 is Election Day. The polls in each precinct open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on Election Day. Employees whose work schedules prevent voting either before or after work may be allowed up to two hours with pay to vote with supervisory approval. This time off does not have to be made up or charged to accrued time off. The Earn Code VTE requires the use of begin and end times and must be entered by the supervisor or payroll processor.    


Arrow Open Enrollment is Nov. 5 to 16

Open Enrollment materials, which providing an annual opportunity to change certain benefit plans for the 2013 calendar year, will run from Nov. 5 to 16 this year. Enrollment changes will become effective on Jan. 1.

During this time, employees can elect to change medical and dental plans; personal accident insurance; tax saver benefit reimbursement accounts (participants must re-enroll each year to participate); tobacco-free premium reduction (affidavit required each year to continue or start to receive the $25 per month premium reduction, or $50 for both employee and spouse,); and health savings account, to which changes can be made throughout the year.

Information sessions on open enrollment and specific health plans will be offered during this time, including both in-person sessions and webinars.

For more information, visit IU Human Resources.


Arrow This week on 'Sound Medicine'

This week on "Sound Medicine," Timothy Lineberry, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Mayo Clinic, will dicuss steps being taken to prevent suicides in the military, including more effective treatments for PTSD and depression; shortening deployment times and increasing time spent home with family. Also on this week’s show, experts discuss “compounding pharmacies,” which make special formulas for physicians who can’t acquire that drug from traditional pharmacies or pharmaceutical companies; new laws that provide patients direct access to their laboratory test results; and the co-author of a book about people who struggle at the verge of physical addictions.

“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, Nov. 4, 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 Short course on biostatistics for health care researchers

There's still space for those who want to register for the short course on biostatistics for health care researchers being offered by the Department of Biostatistics from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 to 15 in the Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS) Building, Room 1110.

This short course will cover basic concepts of statistical methods commonly encountered in health care literature. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to recognize common study designs and statistical methods used in medical research; discuss complex study design and analysis with a statistician; describe basic concepts of data management; identify appropriate use of statistical procedures when given a common study design; and employ simple statistical analyses under the guidance of a statistician.

The course will be open to faculty, fellows and residents, as well as other interested students and staff. Enrollment will be limited to the first 30 registrants. To sign up, visit the registration page.

For a detailed brochure and registration form, contact Ann Lyon at


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 International Development Fund applications due

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 Edward C. Moore Symposium proposals sought

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 Edward C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching. The symposium will take place Thursday, April 4. Proposals that cross disciplines and/or involve students, residents or fellows are strongly encouraged. The symposium brings the higher education community together to examine the various instructional strategies that encourage learning.

Deadline to submit a proposal is Thursday, Nov. 15. For more information, visit the symposium webpage.


Grants & Funding

Arrow SRI funds to support heart research

IU School of Medicine scientists are among the recipients of $750,000 in grant support from the Strategic Research Initiative, a $150 million collaboration of the IU School of Medicine and IU Health, to advance research on cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurosciences and translate the resulting discoveries into innovative therapies for patient care.

The funds will support researchers affiliated with the Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Care, a program established by the SRI to support cardiovascular research at IU Health facilities both within and outside of Indianapolis. The projects supported include investigations into medical conditions such as thickening heart valves, genetic heart abnormalities and cardiovascular drug allergies.

“Cardiovascular research is uniquely challenging, owing to the severity of the disease, patient risks and the need for complex therapies,” said Peng-Sheng Chen, M.D., Medtronic Zipes Chair in Cardiology and director of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology. “Basic and translational science studies in cardiovascular diseases will take a lot of efforts and coordination. I’m confident these talented researchers will put this support to excellent use.”

IU School of Medicine recipients include Samir Gupta, M.D., associate professor of medicine; Tim Lahm, M.D., assistant professor of medicine; R. Mark Payne, M.D., assistant professor of clinical psychiatry; and Weinian Shou, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and biochemistry and molecular biology.

The Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Care also provides data management and statistical design/analysis support to cardiovascular researchers and clinical trial coordinators who closely collaborate with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and the Central Indiana Innovation Network to help physician researchers recruit patients from multiple studies within the IU Health system.

The center also collaborates with the Regenstrief Institute to provide confidential access to electronic medical records that supports research on cardiovascular disease.

For more information, visit the IUSM website.


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 Gunderman earns AAMC's top teaching award

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, has been named recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges' 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award. The AAMC’s top award for teaching, it recognizes “significant contributions to medical education by gifted teachers” and includes a $10,000 grant to the recipient, a $2,500 award to the medical school and a $1,000 award to the school’s AOA chapter. Gunderman, who joined IU in 1997, is the university’s first recipient of the award, which was created in 1988.  It will be presented Sunday, Nov. 3, at the AAMC meeting in San Francisco.


 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.