Faculty and Staff News
Mock Site Visit 2 is next week
The IU School of Medicine’s second mock site visit begins Monday, Sept. 12. Participants can find related documents and information on the LCME Reaccreditation portal. The DCI, Institutional Self Study Summary Report, agenda, and other documents are available on this portal. Remote access/live stream information and other meeting details also are included.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statewide student forums on Phase 1 and Legacy curricula continue
After a visit to IUSM - Northwest - Gary this week, Maureen Harrington, PhD, associate dean, medical student education in foundational sciences, will visit IUSM - South Bend on Wednesday, Sept. 21, as part of a statewide tour to talk about the Phase 1 and Legacy curricula. The open platform sessions for MS1 and MS2 students will last 30 minutes and offer students a chance to check in and give feedback on the curriculum. Details on future sessions at other campuses are listed below.
5:30 p.m. Eastern
1234 N. Notre Dame Ave., Raclin-Carmichael Hall
5:30 p.m. Eastern
Conference Room 123
5:30 p.m. Eastern
Classroom 3, Landsbaum Center for Health Education, 1433 N. 6 1/2 St., Terre Haute; parking is free in front of the building
5:30 p.m. Eastern
Lyles Porter Hall, Room 1160, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette
5:30 p.m. Eastern
Jordan Hall 009
5:30 p.m. Eastern
E.F. Ball Med Ed Building, Room 226, 221 N. Celia Ave., Muncie
Free flu vaccines available beginning later this month
IUPUI Campus Health will again offer free flu shots to IUSM faculty, staff, house staff, and students this flu season. The first shipment of vaccines is expected to arrive by Sept. 20. Individuals may get a flu shot by visiting Campus Health in Coleman Hall, Suite 100, or a Campus Health outreach flu vaccination clinic. No appointment is necessary, but individuals must present a valid university photo ID to get a flu shot. Students will be asked to present a health insurance card, but will be able to receive a free flu shot regardless of whether or not they have health insurance.
Reminder: All IUSM faculty, staff, house staff and students who provide clinical care to Indiana University Health or Eskenazi Health patients, perform clinical research at IU Health or Eskenazi Health or whose primary office is in an IU Health or Eskenazi hospital, are required to receive a flu vaccine by Nov. 10, 2016. Individuals requesting a waiver due to an evidence-based medical contraindication to the vaccine must submit a Flu Vaccine Medical Exemption request by Oct. 31, 2016. Those requesting a religious exemption may use the same form and note they are requesting a religious exemption.More information about flu shot outreach clinics for the IUSM community will be available once the first vaccine shipment arrives. Watch future issues of InScope for details.
August research grants total more than $10.1 million
Investigator Sponsor Type Project Title Begin Date End Date Awarded Dollars Alexandra Maria Deborah Roch Intl Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association New Adipose Stem Cells in Acute Pancreatitis: Modulation of Inflammation and Tissue Damage 7/1/2016 6/30/2017 25,000 Anantha Shekhar Stanford University New Neuronal Mapping of Anxiety and Panic 6/1/2016 8/31/2016 56,399 Anantha Shekhar U.S. Department Of Defense New Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutics Development for Social and Communication Learning Deficits in NF1 8/15/2016 8/14/2019 896,999 Andrew J Saykin Vanderbilt University Medical Center New Long-Term Nicotine Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment 4/30/2016 5/31/2016 3,067 Andrew J Saykin Georgetown University New Older Breast Cancer Patients: Risk for Cognitive Decline 3/1/2016 11/30/2016 50,954 Andrew J Saykin National Institute On Aging New Investigation of the Tau Gene Network and Quantitative Alzheimer's Disease Biomarker Phenotypes 9/1/2016 5/31/2017 67,667 Andrew J Saykin National Institute On Aging Renewal (not prev committed) Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center 8/15/2016 6/30/2017 2,100,491 Ann H Cottingham Indiana University Health New Integrating Chaplains into High Stress Outpatient Units at IU Health to Improve Staff Wellness and Engagement 7/1/2016 6/30/2018 50,531 Anna Maria V Storniolo The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Renewal (not prev committed) Molecular profiles of breast tissue from women at high risk of breast cancer 10/1/2016 9/30/2017 250,000 Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds National Institute Of Child Health, Human Devl. New Exploring attitudes, perceptions, and coping responses related to death and disability from the perspective of families facing the threat of periviable birth 9/1/2016 8/31/2017 248,013 Bruce Timothy Lamb Alzheimer Association New The Role of TREM2 on Inflammatory Monocytes in Alzheimer's disease 5/1/2016 10/31/2016 11,889 C Max Schmidt University Of Texas Md Anderson Cancer Center New A Clinical Validation Center for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer 5/4/2016 3/31/2017 124,800 Cynthia Diane Brown Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Renewal (not prev committed) Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Care Center - 2016/2017 7/1/2016 6/30/2017 107,670 D Wade Clapp Leibniz Institute On Aging--Fritz-Lipmann Institut New NRG1 8/16/2016 6/30/2017 89,672 D Wade Clapp Riley Children's Foundation New Hematology/Oncology Section Chief Recruitment 7/1/2016 6/30/2017 800,000 Eri Hashino National Institute On Deafness And Other Comm. Dis New Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in Inner Ear Organoid Development 9/1/2016 8/31/2017 31,882 Hal E Broxmeyer Medical University Of South Carolina New Mechanism of durable antitumor immunity via CD26hiCD4+T cells 7/1/2016 6/30/2017 13,884 Heather Ann Hundley US-Israel Binational Science Foundation New Determining A-to-I RNA editing function and evolutionary significance 10/1/2016 9/30/2017 22,500 Howard J Edenberg Washington University New 7/7 Psychiatric Genomics Consortium: Finding actionable variation 6/20/2016 3/31/2017 222,480 James M Croop Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia New Scientific Leadership NIH National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) Grant 3/1/2016 1/21/2017 31,541 Kathy D Miller The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Renewal (not prev committed) Inhibiting fatty acid synthase to improve efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy 10/1/2016 9/30/2017 250,000 Li Shen National Science Foundation New SCH: INT: Mining High Dimensional Drug Interaction Induced Adverse Effects from Health Record Databases 9/1/2016 8/31/2020 1,149,796 Li Shen National Institute Of Biomedical Imaging And Bioengineering New Integrative Bioinformatics Approaches to Human Brain Genomics and Connectomics 8/1/2016 4/30/2017 500,696 Lyne Racette National Eye Institute New Early detection of glaucoma progression using a novel individualized approach 8/1/2016 7/31/2017 390,313 Mahua Dey National Institute Neurological Disorders & Stroke New Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells in Malignant Glioma 8/1/2016 6/30/2017 186,530 Malaz A Boustani Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center New READI: Researching Efficient Approaches to Delirium Identification 4/15/2016 3/31/2017 18,689 Mary A Ott Society Of Family Planning New ACCeSS (Adolescent Capacity for Contraceptive Self Screening) Project 10/1/2016 9/30/2018 250,000 Michael E Boulton U.S. Department Of Defense New Electroacupuncture promotes soft tissue repair and bone regeneration via recruitment of mesenchymal stem cells 8/1/2016 1/31/2017 107,796 Peng-Sheng Chen American Heart Assoc-Greater Midwest Affiliate New Using subcutaneous nerve stimulation to reduce cardiac sympathetic tone 7/1/2016 6/30/2018 102,550 Quyen Quoc Hoang Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai New Molecular bases of leucine rich repeat kinase 2 activity regulation 6/1/2016 5/31/2017 176,381 Ronald C Wek National Institute Of General Medical Sciences Renewal (not prev committed) Metabolic stress responses and eIF2 kinase GCN2 7/28/2016 4/30/2017 388,795 Sharon M Moe National Institute Of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney New Pathogenesis of compromised bone quality and mechanics in chronic kidney disease. 8/5/2016 6/30/2017 471,810 Suthat Liangpunsakul National Institute On Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism New Novel biomarkers as a clinical tool for excessive alcohol use screening 8/10/2016 7/31/2017 342,183 Tatiana M Foroud University Of Massachusetts New Analysis and Characterization of a Cohort of Familial Parkinson's Disease Exomes 5/1/2016 3/31/2017 133,002 William A Engle Riley Children's Foundation New Transcutaneous CO2 Monitors 7/1/2016 6/30/2017 42,000 William J Sullivan Clemson University New Translational control of encystation in the Entamoebae 7/1/2015 6/30/2017 21,450 Yang Sun Alcon Research Institute New Optogenetic regulation of eye pressure 1/1/2016 12/1/2017 50,000 Yu-Chien Wu National Institute On Aging New Modeling Axonal Density and Inflammation-Associated Cellularity in Alzheimer's Disease using Hybrid Diffusion Imaging 8/15/2016 5/31/2017 319,565
Faculty and Staff News
Wo appointed to named professorship in gastroenterology and hepatologyJohn M. Wo, MD, will become the first holder of the yet-to-be-named professorship in gastroenterology and hepatology. The appointment was effective Sept. 1. In addition to his new title as professor of gastroenterology and hepatology, Dr. Wo will retain his current title of professor of medicine.
Learn about an alternative spring break trip to Nicaragua
Attend an upcoming interest meeting to learn about the IU Department of Family Medicine’s ENLACE Alternative Spring Break service trip to Nicaragua. Participants will build composting latrines to combat childhood mortality and learn about the health system of this unique country.
Visit this Adobe Connect link to attend one of the following online sessions:
Tuesday, Sept. 20, noon - 1 p.m. (CT) for the Northwest and Evansville campuses
Tuesday, Sept. 20, noon- 1 p.m. (EST) for all other IUSM campuses
Alternative Spring Break Nicaragua 2017 is open to graduate-level health professions students, including but not limited to, medical, nursing, dentistry, public health and health administration students.Program information and the application are available at iabroad.iu.edu. Questions? Contact student co-leaders Ellie Hansotte at email@example.com or Juliet Prieto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SRPinAM oral presentation winners announced
The Student Research Program in Academic Medicine (SRPinAM) held its 2016 oral presentations on Sept. 1. The 20 finalists were judged on clarity of presentation, contribution to the project, quality of data, ownership of project and answers to the judges’ questions. This year’s winners are:
- First Prize: Claude Smith Black Award ($14,000): Gabrielle Duprat
- Second Prize: Marvella Bayh Memorial Scholarship ($10,000): Christian Briggs
- Third Prize: Hazel & Tommy Thompson Cardiac Award ($8,000): Benjamin Stivers
- Fourth Prize: (Four-way tie) ($6,000 each): Kelly Barton, Keerthana Mohankumar, Joseph Thomas, and Emily Wichern
- Fifth Prize: (Four-way time) ($3,000 each): Adam Leibold, Katherine Krause, Carly Marshall, and Matthew Yung
Apply for “lab to market” training program by Sept. 12Faculty members and post-doctoral and graduate researchers may be interested in attending “Introduction to Customer Discovery for Clinical and Translational Science” -- a training program to move ideas out of the lab and into the market. The program, sponsored by Indiana CTSI and Midwest I-Corps, includes a pre-program webinar, kick-off sessions, and weekly coaching sessions. Applications will be accepted until Monday, Sept. 12. For dates, details, and application information, visit krannert.purdue.edu.
Register to be a bone marrow donor on Sept. 27
Take part in the upcoming bone marrow registry drive, hosted by the Student National Medical Association, from noon to 4 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Medical Science Building atrium. Registering to be a donor is easy and involves filling out a short form and completing four quick cheek swabs. Donors must:
- Be between the ages of 18 and 44,
- Be willing to donate to anyone in need,
- Meet health guidelines.
IUSM to sponsor Oct. 15 “Managing Oral Health by Age One” summit
The IU School of Medicine, IU School of Dentistry, Indiana Primary Health Care Association, and the Indiana Dental Association will host “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Oral Health by Age One” on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 am to 4:15 pm at the IU School of Dentistry.
Attendees will learn from experts about how to support early child dental visits and preventive dental health. This program is designed for pediatricians, OB/GYNs, dentists, hygienists, family physicians, federally qualified health center dentists, patient educators and social services personnel and Centering Pregnancy Programs.
Critical care support conference is Oct. 20-21
The IU School of Medicine and Indiana University Health will host Fundamental Critical Care Support on Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 21, at the IU Health Methodist Hospital, Wile Hall.
The two-day conference is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and critical care paramedics. Registration fee includes registration, text book, handouts, beverages, and lunch. Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Oct. 1 or as soon as the class fills up.
To learn more or to register, visit cme.medicine.edu. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit by the IU School of Medicine.
Save the date: Renal imaging symposium is Nov. 15-16Plan to join nephrology researchers and imaging scientists at the Advances in Renal Imaging Symposium, Nov. 15-16, at the IUPUI Campus Center. Participants will become familiar with recent advances in renal imaging methods and explore the development and progress in imaging biomarkers of kidney disease, including fibrosis. This symposium represents a step toward nurturing the growth of research into the development and utilization of renal imaging technologies and their further integration into nephrology research and patient management. For more information, visit imaging.iupui.edu/events. Questions? Email email@example.com.