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IUSM Scope

March 9, 2012
Volume 16 Number 9 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Topics this issue:

Above the Fold

Student Showcase

Faculty News

Events & Lectures

News to Use


Grants & Funding


Around Campus

Around the State

At Your Fingertips

Above the Fold

Arrow IUSM alum Alicia Schulhof named Riley COO

Alicia Schulhof, who holds a master’s of health administration from the IU School of Medicine, has been named the new chief operating officer for Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Schulhof comes to Riley at IU Health from Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Fla., where she has served as the COO for the past five years As COO, she will be responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating and continuously improving the operational functions at Riley at IU Health and at its affiliates statewide. Schulhof will participate in the strategic and operational planning processes for IU Health and Riley at IU Health, and will be responsible for ensuring that all Riley operations produce the necessary outcomes to support the highest quality care and safety of patient services.

Schulhof will begin her new role April 16. She succeeds Brett D. Lee, who left Riley for a new job in Atlanta on July 6.

For more information, visit this page.


Arrow Center connects doctors and patients to diabetes care

The Diabetes Translational Research Center at the IU School of Medicine has launched a pilot program to streamline the process of connecting people with Type 2 diabetes to community wellness resources.

Funded by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the IU School of Medicine, IN-D Link has nearly 800 resources to guide people to better nutrition, physical activity, weight loss, support services and other resources that can improve their quality of life.

IN-D Link is currently limited to serving as a reference source for people living in Hamilton, Hancock, Madison and Marion counties. It can be accessed by the public, but has been designed to help physicians provide resource information to their patients. Patients who use IN-D Link will be contacted by a staff member to explore interests, discuss options and connect them to community resources that can support their plan to eat healthier, exercise more or lose weight. 

For more information on IN-D Link, visit the IUSM Newsroom.

Questions to 317-278-0970 or   


Arrow 26th Annual STD Lecture — March 16

The 26th Annual IU School of Medicine Sexually Transmitted Diseases Lecture will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, March 16, in Myers Auditorium at Wishard Memorial Hospital.

Nicola Low, MD, will present “Chlamydia Control: Time for a Paradigm Shift?” Dr. Low, MD is a professor of epidemiology and public health at Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern in Switzerland.

This lecture is part of the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.


Student Showcase

Arrow IU Kokomo student earns IUSM scholarship

Tom Etter, a senior in biology at IU Kokomo, has received a $120,000 IU School of Medicine Recruitment Scholarship to pursue a medical degree from the school.

Etter, from Flora, Ind., was encouraged to consider medical school by Christian Chauret, chairman and professor of microbiology in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Informatics, after he noticed how well Etter performed in his class.

"I had never been to college before. I had been out of school so long, and medical school seemed like such a reach," said Etter, who also received early admission to IUSM as part of his scholarship. "I didn't know how I would perform. I enjoyed it, and I was doing fine in my classes, so I changed my major and decided I wanted to be a doctor."

While at IU Kokomo, Etter worked in Chauret's research lab, served as a student-peer mentor and was co-president of the student Pre-professional Club. Etter said he has made helpful connections through the university, including an opportunity to intern with Dana Stewart, MD, at North Central Indiana Pediatrics in Kokomo.

Etter plans to return to Flora to practice general medicine after he earns his medical degree, unless he discovers interest in a specialty medical area while in school. IU Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

To see the whole story, visit the IU Kokomo Newsroom.


Arrow IUSM student delivers paper

Fourth-year IUSM student Evan Dickerson was invited to deliver an oral presentation of a paper at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Atlanta, Ga., on Feb. 24.

The paper, entitled "Complicated Suicide Versus Autoeroticism? A Case Involving Multiple Drugs and a Porta-Potty," was presented at a multidisciplinary scientific session involving the pathology/biology and toxicology sections of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


Faculty News

Arrow Dankoski named associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Mary E. Dankoski, PhD, has been promoted to associate dean in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Her responsibilities will include coordinating the office’s operations and organizing policy initiatives such as the Faculty Vitality Study.

Dr. Dankoski will continue her role in managing the school’s Programs for the Advancement of Women. In addition to her work in Faculty Development, she is vice chair for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Lester D. Bibler Scholar and an associate professor of family medicine.


Events & Lectures

Arrow Medical and molecular genetics lecture

Karen J. Ouyang, PhD, will present a seminar from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Walther Hall (R3), room 203.

Dr. Ouyang is the ABMG Clinical Cytogenetics Genetics Fellow in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago. His lecture is titled “A Role for Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Array Karyotyping in Cancer Diagnostics.”

The event is presented by the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.


Arrow Structure, Unstructure and Systems Biology

Philip M. Kim, assistant professor of molecular genetics and computer science at the University of Toronto will present a lecture from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, March 19, Health Information and Translational Sciences (HITS), room 1110

Dr. Kim will present a lecture titled "Structure, Unstructure and Systems Biology.” He is a member of The Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research and Banting and Best Department of Medical Research at the University of Toronto.

This event is presented by the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Keith Dunker, PhD, will host.


Arrow Biochemistry and molecular biology seminar

Amy Barrios, PhD, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, will present a seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

Dr. Barrios will present "Chemical probes put tyrosine phosphatase activity in the spotlight.”

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


Arrow Levitan to present Surprising Synaptic Sights

Edwin S. Levitan, PhD, professor and vice chair of pharmacology and chemical biology at the University of Pittsburgh, will present a seminar from 4 to5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Research II (R2) Building, room 101. 

Dr. Levitan will present a lecture titled “Surprising Synaptic Sights.” His talk is presented by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.


Arrow Tenth Annual Frew Lecture — March 21

Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD, will present the 10th annual Frew Lecture from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Petticrew Auditorium at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Manley, professor and vice chair of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, is a trauma neurosurgeon with clinical interests in brain injury, spinal cord injury and neurological critical care. His lecture is titled “Redefining Traumatic Brain Injury.”

Attendees are welcome to attend a continental breakfast at 6:30 a.m. before the lecture. Physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and other clinical staff are encouraged to attend. 

For more information, contact Erin Palmer at 317-396-1254.


Arrow Pathologist to address stem cell differentiation and transformation

Iannis Aifantis, PhD, associate professor of pathology at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, New York School of Medicine, will present a seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room 326.

Dr. Aifantis will present “Genetic and apigenetic regulation of hematopoietic stem cell differentiation and transformation.” Reuben Kapur, PhD, will host.

Refreshments will be available outside room 420 in the same building. This event is presented by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.


Arrow Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership Luncheon

Kathryn Jones, PhD, chair of anatomy and cell biology, is the next speaker in the Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership Luncheon series from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Fairbanks Hall, room 5005.

The Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership Luncheon is a forum where faculty and students can learn about professional development through hearing the personal career journeys of successful women. This event is open to all faculty, staff and students – both men and women – and is sponsored by the IUSM Women’s Advisory Council and the Office for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

To register, visit


Arrow Anthropologist to discuss minority medicine in China

Judith B. Farquhar, PhD, will present "Sorting Minority Medicine in Contemporary China" from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, room B26.

Dr. Farquhar, professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago, is a researcher on traditional medicine, popular culture and everyday life in contemporary China. Her areas of interest include medical anthropology; the anthropology of knowledge and of embodiment; critical theory and cultural studies; and theories of reading, writing and translation. Her current work critically examines the ongoing project of "salvaging and sorting out" minority nationality traditional medicine in contemporary China.

Pizza will be served. To RSVP, email For more information, see the event flier.

In addition, "Whither the Professions," a presentation by Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD, professor in the IU School of Medicine and IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI; Steven L. Tuchman, JD, director of Lewis & Kappes Counselors and Attorneys at Law; and Matthew Myer Boulton, PhD, president and professor of theology at the Christian Theological Seminary, also sponsored by Medical Humanities and Health Studies, is online at MHHS Multimedia Archive at


Arrow Academy of Teaching Scholars presentations — April 4

Sabrina Williamson-Sullenberger, PhD, will present “A Conversation on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the IUPUI Library, room 1126.

The program is aimed at those interested in applying for a Mack Fellowship, a competitive, IU-wide program designed to promote the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the IU system. Dr. Williamson-Sullenberger is IU's Mack SoTL Scholar and assistant professor of social work.

To register, visit


Arrow IUSM to simulcast TEDMED 2012

The IU School of Medicine is an official simulcast site for TEDMED 2012. An interactive session for staff, students and alumni will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 13, in the Riley Outpatient Conference Center, room A and B.

This session covers broad issues of importance to the health and medicine community. Viewers of TEDMEDLive at IUSM will be active participants, able to send questions electronically to the speaker in real-time, and the speaker may answer their question directly from the TEDMED stage.

Lunch will be provided by the IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. The IUSM simulcast is co-sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, the IU Alumni Association, the Indiana AMA/ISMA-Medical Student Section and IU Communications for the IU School of Medicine. 

To register, visit


Arrow Geneticist to address lymphocyte interactions — April 12

Pam Schwartzberg, MD, PhD, senior investigator and head of the Cell Signaling Section of the Genetic Disease Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute, will present a lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Medical Science Building, room 326.

Dr. Schwartzberg will present “Regulating Lymphocyte Interactions: Lessons From a Primary Immunodeficiency.”

 Refreshments will be served outside room 420. This event is presented by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.


News to Use

Arrow Income processing training — March 14

The Office of Financial Affairs is providing training in IUSM income processing from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Fesler Hall, room 211 (Hurty Hall B).

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

To register, visit this page, and select "Income Processing for IU School of Medicine employees."

Questions to Andrea Johnson at 317-274-2346 or


Arrow Certification course on perinatal mood disorders

IU Health Continuing Education will present a two-day certification of completion course on perinatal mood disorders from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 19 and 20 at IU Health Methodist Hospital

“Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care” is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health professionals or anyone interested in acquiring formal knowledge about the subject. Topics will include identifying and treating perinatal mood disorders, prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD and psychosis as well as psychopharmacology as it relates to pregnancy, postpartum care and lactation.

Cost for IU affiliates t is $100 for both days and $75 for one day. (Full price is $200 for both days or $150 for one. It's free to downtown IU Health employees.) This includes handouts, break refreshments, lunch and registration. CME credit is in the process of being approved. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact 317-962-3524. To register, see the event flier.


Arrow IU Health to host health care career reception

IU Health will offer a reception for individuals interested in career opportunities in health care from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Fairbanks Hall.

The 2012 Advanced Provider Career Reception is a chance to meet recruitment staff from IU Health and learn more about professional specialties in health care, including inpatient and outpatient career opportunities and statewide opportunities. Information about night, weekend and daytime shifts will be available. Networking opportunities and food will be provided. Participants also can register to win a free Kindle Fire.

For more information, visit or email Gloria Robertson at


Arrow Daylight savings time — begins March 11

Don’t forget! Hoosiers will “spring ahead” by one hour for Daylight Savings Time on at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. DST begins the second Sunday in March and ends at 2 a.m. the first Sunday of November (Nov. 4 this year).

Equipment with clock settings may be affected by DST, including computers and laptops, calendar accounts, desktop and mobile phones, pagers, and PDAs. For more information on which university telephone sets will be affected by DST, visit

Don't forget to check the clocks in the car, on the microwave and on VCR and DVD players as well.

To learn more about DST, visit


Arrow This Week on Sound Medicine

This week on Sound Medicine, pediatric heart surgeon Mark Turrentine and his patient Bailey Hunsberger discuss the benefits of the Berlin Heart pump, a life-saving device recently approved by the FDA. Dr. Turrentine directs pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. In addition, Nina Shapiro, pediatric otolaryngologist at UCLA, talks about preventing infant nasal congestion, a researcher discusses research that TV may harm children younger than 2, and a health care economist will discuss how preventive care saves money.

Sound Medicine, an award-winning radio program co-produced by IUSM and WFYI Public Radio, airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. It is underwritten by IU Health Physicians and IUPUI. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.

For more information on this episode, visit the IUSM Newsroom. To listen online, visit the Sound Medicine website.



Arrow IUSM Alumni Award nominations — due March 16

The IU School of Medicine Alumni Association is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and alumni for its three annual awards. They are:

  • Glenn W. Irwin Jr., MD, Distinguished Faculty Award: This award recognizes faculty with outstanding service to the IU School of Medicine through dedication to students, colleagues, research or the medical profession. Current or former IUSM faculty on campuses throughout the state, are eligible for this award. Faculty nominees need not be an IUSM alumnus. This award was established in 1987.
  • Early Career Achievement Award: This annual award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in medicine and/or service to the school by medical alumni who have graduated within 15 years of the award presentation. All graduates and former trainees who departed IUSM within the past 15 years are eligible for this award. This award was established in 2006.
  • Distinguished Medical Alumni Award:  This annual award recognizes outstanding alumni of the school who have brought honor to their alma mater by distinguishing themselves either professionally or by giving extraordinary service to the school. IU School of Medicine graduates and former trainees are eligible for this award. Since 1970, 48 IUSM alumni have been bestowed the honor of distinguished alumnus. 

All campuses are eligible to nominate alumni. Award recipients will be recognized during the Alumni Weekend 2012 opening reception beginning at 5:45 p.m. Friday, May 18, at University Place Hotel. Recipient’s names also will be added to the awards display in the alumni atrium of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

Nominations are due Friday, March 16. To download a nomination form, visit this page.


Arrow William J. Wright Scholarship — deadline March 30

The William J. Wright Scholarship is awarded to third- and fourth-year medical students, physicians in cancer-related post-doctoral training programs, and medical doctors employed by the IU School of Medicine pursuing cancer-related fellowship training, all of whom demonstrate the commitment and potential for conducting cancer research, outstanding character and well-defined professional goals.

Student who receive this award are expected to devote at least two months of their school year to a project that will further the care of patients with cancer, including a formal basic, translational or clinical science research project; a quality improvement project; health outcome research or cancer awareness program. For complete guidelines and requirements, see the application form.

Applications are due Friday, March 30. Students with research grants that are already supporting their education are not eligible.


Arrow Indiana CTSI core pilot grants provide access to lab technology, expertise

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute seeks proposals for its Spring 2012 Core Pilot Grant Program. This opportunity will provide up to $10,000 for the use of technologies and expertise from Indiana CTSI Core Facilities. Projects are typically one- to two-years in duration.

This opportunity will support the use of Indiana CTSI-designated core facilities only. Successful proposals will demonstrate outstanding scientific merit that can be linked to generating extramural funding or novel intellectual property. Proposals will be judged with equal measure on scientific merit and the likelihood of generating new intellectual property or extramural grant support.

Faculty from IU, Purdue and Notre Dame are eligible to apply.  For more information on available core services, visit (Eligible cores are denoted by the Indiana CTSI logo.)

For complete application information, including eligibility guidelines, submission forms and a proposals presentation checklist, visit Log in using your institutional username and password and select “Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities — 2012.04.” Applications are due 5 p.m. Monday, April 9.

Questions to Lilith Reeves, TTR program manager, at


Arrow Brater Scholarship — RFA due April 15

The Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine is accepting applications for the Brater Scholars program. Medical fellows who will be engaged in research in personalized medicine in any medical subspecialty in the 2012-13 academic year are eligible to apply.

Applications are due Sunday, April 15. For more information, visit


Arrow LGBT mini-grants for Fall 2012 programming

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. 

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, developing curriculum integrating LGBT topics, attending or hosting LGBT-focused event(s), purchasing LGBT-related film/media or books, paying LGBT-focused speaker honorariums/fees and supporting LGBT-focused research.

Deadline for this award is 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 20. Awardees will be notified by May 4.

To apply, contact Matt Holley, faculty programs chair, at


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 2012 Trustee Teaching Award winners named

The IU Board of Trustees has announced the recipients of the 2012 Trustee Teaching Awards. Recipients receive a $2,500 bonus, have their names displayed on a plaque and are recognized at award ceremonies at IUSM and at IUPUI. In addition, IUSM awardees are recognized at the medical school commencement in May.

Excellence in teaching is the primary factor for selection. IUSM recipients and their departments are:

Benjamin D. Bauer, MD (Pediatrics); Richard Bihrle, MD (Urology); Eric E. Boss, M.D (Psychiatry); Jennifer N. Choi, MD (Surgery); John C. Christenson, MD (Pediatrics); Dylan D. Cooper, MD (Emergency Medicine); Brian S. Decker, MD, PharmD (Medicine); Michael J. DeMotte, MD (Psychiatry); Joseph R. Dynlacht, PhD (Radiation Oncology); Roman Dziarski, PhD (IUSM-Northwest); Lyle P. Fettig, Jr., MD (Medicine); Larry R. Ganion, PhD (IUSM-Muncie); George D. Gantsoudes, MD (Orthopaedic Surgery); Nasser H. Hanna, MD (Medicine); Maureen A. Harrington, PhD (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology); Paul R. Helft, MD (Medicine); Kelly M. Kasper, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology); Hal D. Kipfer, MD (Radiology and Imaging Sciences); Michael J. Klemsz, PhD (Microbiology and Immunology); Regina A. Kreisle, MD, PhD (IUSM-Lafayette) and Michael J. Lannoo, PhD (IUSM-Terre Haute).

Also Carl F. Marfurt, PhD (IUSM-Northwest); Glenn J. Merkel, PhD (IUSM-Fort Wayne); John M. Miller, MD (Medicine); Pragya Mishra, MD (Medicine); Jean P. Molleston, MD (Pediatrics); Patrick O. Monahan, PhD (Biostatistics); Kristine A. Nanagas, MD (Emergency Medicine); Alexander G. Obukhov, PhD (Cellular and Integrative Physiology); Valerie D. O'Loughlin, PhD (IUSM-Bloomington); Kelly L. Paul, MD (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation); Joseph A. Prahlow, MD (IUSM-South Bend); Bruce W. Robb, MD (Surgery) and Karen L. Roos, MD (Neurological Surgery).

Also Kumar Sandrasegaran, MD (Radiology and Imaging Sciences); Mark F. Seifert, PhD (Anatomy and Cell Biology); Javier F. Sevilla-Martir, MD (Family Medicine); Elaine N. Skopelja (Knowledge Informatics and Translation); Jodi L. Smith, MD, PhD (Neurological Surgery); William J. Sullivan, Jr., PhD (Pharmacology and Toxicology); Timothy A. Sutton, MD, PhD (Medicine); Dorota A. Szczepaniak, MD (Pediatrics); Julie A. Vannerson, MD (Medicine); Daniel E. Wertman, Jr., MD (Radiology and Imaging Sciences); John W. Wolfe, MD (Anesthesia); Stephen E. Wolverton, MD (Dermatology); Eric R. Wright, PhD (Public Health) and W. Brett Zimmerman, PhD (Pharmacology and Toxicology).


Arrow Honors

Nasser Hanna, MD, associate professor of medicine, and his wife, Amy Hanna, will receive the 2012 Lawrence H. Einhorn MD Award from the Little Red Door Cancer Agency during its annual meeting Wednesday, March 21, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian St. The award was established in 2004 to honor an individual in central Indiana who has made a difference in the lives of people living with cancer.  Dr. Hanna is a thoracic oncologist at IU Simon Cancer Center whose specialty is the study and management of all forms of lung cancer. Mrs. Hanna is a registered nurse with extensive experience in research and patient management. The Hannas founded Lungs for Life in March 2004, which in 2009 officially changed to Cancer-Free Lungs.  The primary role of the organization is the education of young people about the dangers of smoking.  All are invited to the Little Red Door’s annual meeting.  Please RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, March 16 to Sharon Hunt at 317-920-4689 or For more information, visit

Jayme T. Little, MSED, director of alumni programs with the IUSM Alumni Relation, has been appointed alumni relations chair with the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Institutional Advancement. GIA is the AAMC’s discipline-specific group focusing on alumni relations, development, public affairs and relations and marketing. In this role, Little will chair a committee of alumni relations’ colleagues at medical schools around the nation to plan and promote the GIA National Professional Development Conference each March.

Grzegorz Nalepa, MD, PhD, fellow in pediatric hematology-oncology, has received the 2012 David G. Nathan Award in Basic Research from American Pediatric Society/Society of Pediatric Research. The award was established in 2000 by the colleagues, trainees, and friends of Dr. Nathan to honor his achievements in every aspect of academic pediatrics. The winning candidate is selected based on the quality of his basic research work to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting. This award is given annually to one to three individuals nationwide. Dr. Nalepa will be presented with the award in Boston in April. In his research, Dr. Nalepa aims to understand how the human genome regulates cell division and how this knowledge can be applied to develop personalized therapies for children suffering from cancer.


Around Campus

Arrow Glaucoma screenings at Glick Eye Institute

The Glick Eye Institute will offer free glaucoma screenings to adults from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the IU School of Medicine on the IUPUI campus.

The screenings will be offered as part of World Glaucoma Week. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide and strikes without warning; sight can be lost before symptoms are noticed. Lyne Racette, Ph.D., will attend the screening event to answer questions about glaucoma and advise if participants might be eligible to participate in a study on why glaucoma is more prevalent in African Americans.

For more information, visit


Around the State

Arrow Timmy Global Health founder to speak

Chuck Dietzen, MD, president and founder of the Indianapolis-based Timmy Global Health, will present the 2012 Marian Godeke Miller Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Mobley Auditorium (HPER C100) in Bloomington.

A pediatric rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Dietzen founded his nonprofit organization in 1997 to expand access to health care in the developing world while empowering students and medical professional volunteers to tackle pressing global health challenges. In addition to his work in global medicine, Dietzen is co-founder and chief medical officer of iSalus Healthcare; medical director of Easter Seals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center; management consultant for St. Francis Healthcare System; and medical program consultant at IU's Bradford Woods. He has completed more than 80 medical mission trips to 23 countries.

Timmy Global Health seeks to strengthen community-based health-care initiatives through education and investment in partner organizations, providing financial and other support to medical teams in countries such as Ecuador, Guatemala, Nigeria and the Dominican Republic.

For more information, contact 812-855-1354 or or visit the IU Newsroom.


 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. Thursdays. Scope is published electronically and sent to faculty, staff, students and residents on Fridays, 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.