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This issue of Scope
is the final issue of 2012. Scope will return Thursday, Jan. 10.
In addition, Scope will transition to a new
look early in the new year. The new design will provide greater opportunities
to share stories and need-to-know information with the more than 5,000 faculty, staff,
postdoctoral fellows, residents and students who receive Scope each week via
their email inboxes, including the ability to share images and other multimedia
This change will not affect Scope’s focus on news and events of interest to
the IU School of Medicine community. News tip, stories, events, student activities,
grant opportunities, award announcements and other news items are welcome. If
possible, please include an image with your submissions. (These images may also
be used on the IUSM Homepage or MEDTV, the IU School of Medicine’s campus-wide
digital signage system.)
Scope’s redesign has been preceded by the rollout of Inside IU,
the newsletter for faculty and staff across all of IU's campuses; Inside IU,
for the IU Bloomington campus; and Inside IUPUI, for IUPUI. Scope will also be
redubbed “InScope” to align with the names of these publications.
Submit news, questions, comments and story ideas to Kevin Fryling,
editor of Scope, at email@example.com. News and
tips from the IU School of Medicine’s eight regional campuses are especially
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following notice comes from Jorge José, Ph.D., vice president for research at
IU, and D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president
for university clinical affairs at IU:
IU is committed to
ensuring the health and safety of all staff members. For this reason,
participation in the Occupational Health and Safety Program for Individuals
with Animal Exposure is mandatory for all animal facility personnel and IU
School of Medicine employees who have direct contact with animals. In
addition, any employees may voluntarily enroll in the program if
they are concerned with occupational exposure to laboratory animals.
animal facility personnel and IU school of Medicine employees who have
direct contact with animals must complete the Occupational Health
Program requirements by Thursday, Jan. 10. Those who do not complete the program by Jan.
10 will be prohibited from accessing the Large Animal Research Center (LARC)
facilities until they have completed the program requirements.
To enroll in the program, visit the IUPUI Environmental Health and
Safety website and select “Log in” to begin. Requirements of the
program entail the completion of an Animal Care and Use Risk Assessment and a
Medical Questionnaire. Other training requirements may be needed as
determined by the job hazard analysis/risk assessment.
Questions about the program or process will be directed to the
IU Office of Environmental Health and Safety Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or
the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Office at email@example.com
For more information,
visit the IU
Office of Research Administration website.
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The Life-Health Sciences Internship Program is accepting
mentor project descriptions for the 2013-14 academic year.
This program connects medicine faculty and staff with
IUPUI undergraduate students who will be enrolled as sophomores or juniors in
the 2013-14 academic year.
For more information or a project description form, visit
the Life-Health Sciences Internship website or
contact program director Brandi Gilbert at 317-278-3637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HOST, or Helping Our Students Travel, is designed to help medical students save money and create alumni
connections during their travel for educationally related programs or residency
Students participating in the program
benefit from free housing and/or meals, mentor relationships and local
into the medical community from IUSM Alumni. The generosity of alumni
across the country has made this program a success, and has helped save
students thousands of dollars in travel expenses over the past five
For more information on how to serve as a local host through the program, or to
register as a student participant, visit the HOST Program Web page, or contact Nolan Ryan at 317-274-6588 or email@example.com.
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Just in time to combat holiday snacking, a new, free
mobile app is making it easier – and more fun – for users to create and
track their healthy habits.
Healthy Habits app is part of an American Heart Association Listen
to Your Heart initiative – supported by IU Health – and is available now in iTunes for iPhone and
iPad users. It will become available to Android users in early 2013. The app allows users to select from a list of pre-loaded
healthy habits or gives you the ability to create your own unique healthy habit
to incorporate into your daily routine.
With a calendar to track your progress over 21 days and an option to
receive daily push notifications to maintain your new healthy habit, My
Healthy Habits makes it easier than ever to add a healthy habit to your
For more information about the app,
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Health Services in Coleman Hall will operate on reduced hours or be closed from
Dec. 20 to Jan. 1. Hours of operation
- Thursday, Dec. 20: 8:30 a.m. to noon
- Friday, Dec. 21: 7:30 a.m. to noon
- Monday, Dec. 24: 7:30 a.m. to noon
- Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed
- Dec. 26 to Dec. 31: 7:30 a.m. to noon
- Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
Health Services will resume normal
clinic hours Wednesday, Jan. 2.
addition, Student Health Services in the IUPUI Campus Center will be closed
from Monday, Dec. 17, to Jan. 4. Normal clinical hours will resume Monday, Jan.
During these closures, employees and students with an injury that requires
immediate attention should report to the University Hospital Emergency
Employees and students who experience a needlestick, other contagious
disease exposure, or minor injury, or those who are not sure whether their
injury requires emergency care, should contact an IUPUI Health Services staff
member by paging 317-312-6824.
A staff member will advise the employee or student of the appropriate
management of the situation.
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This week on “Sound Medicine,” the program will revisit a 2011
interview with breast cancer treatment pioneer George Sledge, who joined the IU
School of Medicine in 1983 and departs soon to direct the hematology oncology
program at Stanford University. “George Sledge: a retrospective on a career in
breast cancer treatment and research” will review Dr. Sledge’s career thus far,
including his role in opening the first breast cancer clinic at IU, during a
time when he served as the only oncologist with the school with expertise in
Also on this week’s show, Kathleen Unroe, M.D., and Greg Sachs, M.D., both of the IU School of Medicine, discuss OPTIMISTIC, a new program to reduce hospitalizations; Stewart
Segal, M.D., founder of the Lake Zurich Family Treatment Center in Illinois,
discuss the strengths of the American health care system; and an interview with the founder of WhatFriendsDo.com, a
free site that allows users to create a profile for friends or family members
facing a serious illness.
The Dec. 30 episode of Sound Medicine will feature a “greatest hits”
program featuring the most memorable segments from
2012. For more information on this week’s show, visit the IUSM Newsroom.
"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, Dec. 23, on WFYI 90.1 FM. Reports on primary health care
topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.
“Sound Medicine” is available via website, podcast
Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates on Facebook and Twitter.