Faculty and Staff News
Meet Executive Associate Dean Paul Wallach, MD
A nationally recognized leader in academic medicine, Paul M. Wallach, MD, will join IU School of Medicine in February as executive associate dean of educational affairs and institutional improvement. Dr. Wallach served as a consultant to IU School of Medicine during the school’s successful LCME reaccreditation. Learn more about Dr. Wallach and his plans for continuous quality improvement at IU School of Medicine in this Q&A.
Cico named assistant dean for graduate medical education
Stephen J. Cico, MD, MEd, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine and clinical pediatrics, has been named assistant dean for graduate medical education. In his new role effective Oct. 1, Dr. Cico leads a team of professional faculty and support staff to oversee the development and accreditation of newly established IU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education programs in Indiana. With the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and in continued collaboration with the assistant dean group overseeing professional development, Dr. Cico will align existing IU School of Medicine resources to facilitate medical school faculty, program director faculty and staff development.
Crossfit helps IU School of Medicine physician relate to patients
In a continuing series on doctors, WTHR-TV Indianapolis recently profiled Michael Emery, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, who discussed his passion for Crossfit, which helps him relate to the athletes he treats. According to the news report, Dr. Emery’s “patients include some of the best athletes in the world, as [he] is part of the cardiology team supervising football’s brightest soon-to-be rookies at the NFL Combine.”
Life after medicine: Alumni pursue passions in retirement
More than 225,000 physicians in the United States are older than 60 and close to winding down their careers. For many, including IU School of Medicine alumni Edward Probst, MD, and Terry Hatch, MD, retirement provides a chance to tackle projects and pursue passions that were difficult to fit in during busy years in practice. Read this alumni blog post to learn how both men are spending their retirement.
INScope December schedule
INScope will publish just two more issues to close out 2017. Look for issues on Thursday, Dec. 7, with the final issue of the year distributed on Thursday, Dec. 14. The first issue of 2018 will be published on Thursday, Jan. 4.
Faculty and Staff News
Curriculum Enhancement Grant proposals due Jan. 26
The IUPUI Curriculum Enhancement Grant provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time and funds to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success. The grant supports a wide range of faculty projects, including projects involving face-to-face, online and hybrid courses. It also helps faculty pursuing broader curriculum development. Grants are open to all full-time faculty (tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track) at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. Deadline for submitting 2018 proposals is Friday, Jan. 26.
Promotion and tenure information sessions begin Dec. 7
Information sessions about the promotion and tenure process kick off Thursday, Dec. 7. The IU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development partners each year with the school’s promotion and tenure committee to offer these special sessions. Dates and topics include:
Thursday, Dec. 7: General overview
Friday, Dec. 8: Excellence in research
Monday, Dec. 11: Excellence in teaching and service
Tuesday, Dec. 12: Advancing to full professor
Tuesday, Dec. 19: eDossier nuts and bolts
Registration is available for each session.
Dec. 13 online seminar focuses on why learner mistreatment matters
Identifying important connections between learner mistreatment and patient safety, an interactive online seminar--"Why Learner Mistreatment Matters for All Faculty”--will be available from 12:10-12:50 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 13. Attendees will explore definitions of student mistreatment and discuss strategies for holding students accountable in a supportive manner. Participants may register for the event, which is sponsored by the school’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-278-3089.
Faculty surgeons available to answer residency questions
If you’re a medical student interested in pursuing a career in surgery, you now have the opportunity to interview IU School of Medicine faculty about residency opportunities offered through the Department of Surgery. From the application process and what each program is looking for in a candidate to what to wear during interviews and when interviews will take place, fill out the Ask a Faculty Surgeon form to receive a personalized response from a faculty member.
Upcoming Spirit of Medicine event features Russian physician-writer
Medicine in rural Russia in 1917--was it really so different from today? Revered physician-writer Mikhail Bulgakov, author of “The County Doctor’s Notebook,” shares struggles and victories during his first job as a doctor. Plan to attend this Spirit of Medicine event at 6 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Medical Science Building, Room 122D. Dinner will be served, and all members of the IUPUI community are welcome.
Anesthesiology Student Interest Group will meet on Dec. 6
The Anesthesiology Student Interest Group will meet at 5:30 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Medical Science Building, Room B26. Dr. David Nakata will be the featured speaker, and topics include selecting a career in medicine, the practice of anesthesia and fourth-year scheduling in preparation for anesthesia residency. A Q&A session will follow, and food will be provided.
Apply for AIDS research grants by Dec. 15
The Indiana Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is sponsoring a new junior investigator pilot grants program to support junior investigators embarking in an academic career in HIV/AIDS research. Research applications related to HIV/AIDS will be considered, including:
- HIV biology, epidemiology, pathogenesis
- HIV-related opportunistic infections or neoplasms
- Treatment of HIV and related conditions
- End-organ complications of HIV infection or its treatments
- Prevention of HIV infections
- Operations or implementation research in HIV care delivery
Applications may be laboratory-based, clinical, translational or behavioral. Applicants may request up to $12,500 for one year. See posting for eligibility requirements and application details. Completed applications should be sent as an email attachment by 5 pm, Friday, Dec. 15, to Dr. Dennis Fortenberry at email@example.com.
Faculty: Apply for biomedical research grants by Jan. 9
The Biomedical Research Grant program is open to all IU School of Medicine faculty who are full-time, regardless of tenure status, and have an appointment of assistant/associate/full professor or assistant/associate/full scientist. Two categories of research projects will benefit from this program:
- Research projects of investigators new to IU School of Medicine who do not yet have extramural funding and who need support to acquire the preliminary data necessary to compete for extramural funding
- Research projects of established IU School of Medicine investigators who are between funding periods from extramural sources.
Applications are considered small grants and should have a maximum requested amount of $50,000 and be limited to one-year duration. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Jan. 9. Questions? Email Zullymar Jimenez, sponsored programs manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply by Jan. 9: Research enhancement program grants
The IU School of Medicine Research Enhancement Program is designed to stimulate research productivity at the statewide Centers for Medical Education, including the Bloomington Medical Sciences Program. All full-time center/medical sciences faculty, regardless of tenure status, with an appointment of assistant/associate/full professor or assistant/associate/full scientist at the time of submission, are eligible to apply for a research enhancement grant. Primary appointment must be in the IU School of Medicine. Faculty in visiting ranks are not eligible.
Applications are considered small grants and should have a maximum requested amount of $50,000 and be limited to a one-year duration. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Jan. 9. Questions? Email Zullymar Jimenez, sponsored programs manager, at email@example.com.
January deadlines for Showalter Research Trust Fund applications
Since 1975, IU School of Medicine has received research funding through gifts made possible from the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund. Areas of appropriate biomedical research eligible for funding are broad and described as “the type of medical research that is most likely to permanently benefit mankind.” (Donor intent prohibits the use of Showalter Trust funds for research in psychiatry, sociology or social studies.) Current full-time faculty (non-visiting status) with a primary IU School of Medicine appointment and a rank of assistant professor or assistant scientist are eligible to apply for Showalter Research Trust funding.
Applications for funding beginning July 1, 2018, must be routed to the Office of Research Administration (ORA) by 5 pm, Tuesday Jan. 9. ORA approved applications should then be uploaded to the CTSI website by Tuesday, Jan. 16. Applications should have a maximum requested amount of $60,000. Questions? Email Zullymar Jimenez, sponsored programs manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes and metabolic research grant funding available
Eligible applicants may apply for the IU Center for Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases Pilot & Feasibility Grant, which funds several meritorious proposals at levels of between $5,000 and $45,000. Investigators at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, Ball State, Notre Dame, Purdue and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute may apply. The program is particularly directed at new investigators and established investigators new to diabetes-related research. The program will also consider established diabetes investigators pursuing high-impact/high-risk projects or projects that are a significant departure from their usual work.
Application details are available. Letters of intent are due Friday, Jan. 19, and the full submission deadline is Monday, March 19.
Register for Dec. 8 Indiana CTSI annual meeting focused on “global to local health”
Learn about the relationships between global and local health research, as well as resources available to support a variety of research needs at the ninth annual meeting of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). The meeting will be held from 8:30 am-3 pm, Friday, Dec. 8, at Hine Hall on the IUPUI campus. Registration is available, and space is limited.
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, honored as IBJ Woman of Influence
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, Barbara F. Kampen Scholar in Women’s Health, was recently recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber leads centers of excellence at Indiana University Health and Eskenazi Health, focusing on programs that improve health and increase access to services. Read more in IBJ.
Volunteer professor Dr. Terry Brown earns distinguished service award
Terry R. Brown, MD, has received the 2017 Gordon T. Herrmann Distinguished Service Award from IU School of Medicine-Evansville. As a volunteer clinical professor of medicine, Dr. Brown instructed students both in his Jasper, Indiana, practice as well as the Evansville Center for more than 30 years.
The Gordon T. Herrmann Distinguished Service Award is presented each year by the campus in appreciation for outstanding leadership and dedication to medical education in southwestern Indiana.
Jay County Hospital to officially join IU Health on March 1
Jay County Hospital will officially join Indiana University Health on March 1, becoming IU Health Jay Hospital. The hospital will be the third IU Health hospital located in east central Indiana and will bring the total number of IU Health hospitals in Indiana to 16.