Faculty and Staff News
ePTO and year-end planning reminders
As 2015 draws to a close, take note of these year-end reminders:
- ePTO -- Many IU offices close the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and staff must use paid time off (PTO) to cover this time. Planning ahead for these dates will ensure you do not reach the maximum PTO-use limit before the holiday closure. View the PTO policy.
- Holiday hours expiration -- Unused 2014 holiday hours expire on Dec. 31, 2015. These hours will be lost if they are not used. Holiday hours don't count toward PTO-use limits, so they are a way to cover holiday office closures.
- Calendar submissions -- Be sure you are current on calendar submissions to help departments avoid overpayments for absent hours not reported on time. Update your ePTO calendar.
- Final paycheck for 2015 -- The Nov. 30 paycheck will be the last one for this year for monthly paid faculty and staff. IU pays faculty and staff for December on the first business day in January, which is Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.
InScope holiday publication schedule
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, InScope will not be distributed on Thursday, Nov. 26. Publication will resume Thursday, Dec. 3.
The final 2015 issue of InScope will be published on Thursday, Dec. 17. InScope publication will resume after the holiday break on Thursday, Jan. 7.
Planning for the remaining 2015 issues of InScope is underway, so please submit news items for the November and December issues as soon as possible to email@example.com.
Attend TEDMEDLive 2015 on Nov. 19
Be part of the global conversation on what’s new and important in health care at the live streaming of TEDMEDLive from 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday, Nov. 19, in Hine Hall on the IUPUI campus. There will be three sessions of presentation viewing, each followed by interprofessional discussion conducted by faculty from IUPUI campus partner schools and programs. Live streamed from Palm Springs, California, the event is free, and attendees are invited to come to one or all sessions. Session times and topics include:
9 - 11 am: Session 1: Human Explorations (tape delayed due to time difference) and Facilitated Discussion
11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Session 2: Mind Matters and Facilitated Discussion
2 - 4 pm: Session 3: Catalyzing Great Science and Facilitated Discussion
The event is sponsored by the IU School of Nursing with several campus partners. For more information, visit nursing.iupui.edu.
Open enrollment continues through Nov. 20
The deadline for full-time IU employees to enroll for 2016 benefits is Friday, Nov. 20. This is a once-a-year opportunity to change certain benefit plans or to enroll for the first time. Visit the open enrollment website for details.
Faculty and Staff News
Perkins named president of Indianapolis Medical Society
Stephen W. Perkins, M.D., volunteer clinical associate professor of otolaryngology, was recently installed as president of the Indianapolis Medical Society, a grass-roots organization of the Indiana State Medical Association. Dr. Perkins has served for 20 years on the society’s board of directors. During his presidency, he will address key issues to enable members to collaborate on ways to better serve patients and manage physician practices.
Scientific Advisory Council opens meetings to all IUSM faculty
The IU School of Medicine Scientific Advisory Council has opened its monthly meetings to all IUSM faculty interested in attending. Meetings take place on the last Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 pm, in Walther Hall (R3), Room C303. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 30.
The IUSM Scientific Advisory Council is a representative body whose members advise the executive associate dean for research affairs on strategic management and leadership of the school’s research enterprise.
E-mail Lindsay True at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Submit poster abstracts for RESPECT Center’s 2016 palliative care conference
Clinicians and researchers working in palliative and end-of-life care are invited to submit poster abstracts highlighting their clinical programs, quality improvement projects or research for the March 4, 2016, conference, Let’s Talk Palliative Care: Continuity Across Settings. The conference is sponsored by the RESPECT Center at IUPUI. Space will be available to present posters throughout the session, and up to 10 authors will be invited to present posters and respond to questions during the morning session.
Those interested in presenting a poster should submit a 250-word abstract to email@example.com by Jan. 29, 2016, at 5 pm. Submission guidelines are available at iupui.edu.
Last Lecture nominations due Nov. 20
IUPUI faculty, retired faculty, staff and students are invited to submit nominations for the 2016 Last Lecture. The Last Lecture offers the university community a chance to hear reflections on life’s lessons and meaning from a retired or current IUPUI colleague of exceptional merit. The speaker shares the wisdom gained from academic pursuits and life experiences, distilling a life of inquiry, reflection and service into advice for future generations.
Nominations should be submitted using the online nomination form and are due by midnight, Friday, Nov. 20. The Last Lecture will be held Friday, April 1, 2016, at 2 pm, in the IUPUI Campus Center Theatre. More information is available here.
Application deadline for predoctoral training awards and positions is Dec. 14
Graduate students interested in applying for predoctoral funding awards and training positions through the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) have until Monday, Dec. 14, to submit applications.
Funding is available for predoctoral students interested in translational research. The research may involve applying discoveries made during work in a lab, developing clinical trials and studies in humans, or carrying out research aimed at enhancing best practices. Predoctoral training positions are designed to provide students an opportunity for mentorship in research-intensive multidisciplinary settings as they work toward developing careers in translational research.
For application details and eligibility requirements, visit indianactsi.org.
Boustani to lead Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation
Malaz Boustani, M.D., Richard M. Fairbanks Professor of Aging Research and professor of medicine at IUSM, has been named the founding director of the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation. As director of the Healthy Aging Brain Center, Dr. Boustani developed core competencies to address the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia for his patients. He will build on this expertise in brain care research and healthcare innovation to lead the Sandra Eskenazi Center in developing and implementing a far-reaching and visionary model of brain care. For more, visit eskenazihealth.edu.