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  • Students celebrate successful Match Day

    IU School of Medicine has a strong record of matching students to their top choice for residency programs—and this year’s Match Day, held Friday, March 16, was no exception. With 310 students matching, 29 percent will stay here in Indiana to complete their residencies. IU medical students matched to 38 states in 27 specialties. For more “by the numbers” Match Day results, a celebration video and students’ residency placement stories, visit the Match Day wrap up webpage.

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  • Applications now being accepted for IU School of Medicine psychologist

    IU School of Medicine Mental Health Services is now accepting applications for a psychologist. Employee referrals in support of this search are welcome and encouraged. 

    School psychologists provide direct clinical care to medical trainees through the mental health services program at IU School of Medicine. Direct clinical care includes initial assessments, crisis counseling, crisis intervention, individual and couples’ psychotherapy, and psychological testing. Clinical care also encompasses teletherapy services when appropriate for medical trainees at the school’s regional campuses, as well as facilitating the referral process as needed for trainees to obtain services on their own campus.

    This position may be eligible for an adjunct assistant professor of clinical psychology appointment in clinical psychiatry depending on interest and eligibility. A PhD in psychology or counseling psychology, or PsyD is required. Applicants must be licensed or license eligible in the State of Indiana, as well as have at least five years of related experience.

    More details about the opportunity are available. Questions? Contact Craig Pelka at cpelka@iu.edu.

    This position is part of the IU Employee Referral Incentive Program. Employees who refer a successful candidate in this position can receive an incentive payment of 5 percent of the position's base salary, with a maximum of $2,500. To participate, review the program’s policy and ask your referral to list your name on their application when asked how they learned about the position.

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  • Enjoy great entertainment at upcoming Evening of the Arts

    IU School of Medicine’s annual Evening of the Arts is coming up on Saturday, April 14. The entertainment and variety show features performances by IU School of Medicine students, faculty and staff, and will be held at the Madame Walker Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. A cocktail and silent auction begin at 7 pm, followed by the variety show at 8 pm. Proceeds from the event benefit local nonprofit health clinics.

    More information is available and tickets may be purchased online. Student tickets are $8 ($10 at the door) and non-student tickets are $10 ($12 at the door). Donations are also accepted.

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Research News

  • IU researchers contribute to global work on rare malignancy

    IU researchers and colleagues around the world defined the genomic landscape of thymic epithelial tumors, one of the rarest malignancies, by using a multi-platform omics analyses on 117 such tumors. Their work, The Integrated Genomic Landscape of Thymic Epithelial Tumors, was published in Cancer Cell

    IU School of Medicine contributing authors include Milan Radovich, PhD, assistant professor of surgery; Patrick J. Loehrer, MD, Distinguished Professor; Sunil Badve, MD, Joshua Edwards Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; and Yesim Gokmen-Polar, PhD, assistant research professor of pathology and laboratory medicine. In total, 149 authors from more than 20 institutions contributed to the research.

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Faculty and Staff News

  • COI-C Disclosure Form deadline is March 31

    IU School of Medicine and IU Health Physicians have collaborated on a single portal for capturing and updating conflicts of interest disclosures. Faculty received a link earlier this month to complete the new online Kuali Conflicts of Interest and Conflicts of Commitment (COI-C) Disclosure Form, which is due Saturday, March 31. Going forward, faculty physicians will just need to update information that changes each year rather than completing the entire form again.

    A webpage has been developed with additional information, FAQs and instructions. With questions, reach out to the University Compliance Office at comply@iu.edu or 317-274-2667.

    This step is part of comprehensive efforts between IU School of Medicine and IU Health Physicians to reduce administrative tasks that are known to contribute to physician burnout.

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  • Register for May 3 Wellness Symposium

    Finding balance and developing resiliency while working in medicine will be discussed at the 2018 Wellness Symposium on Thursday, May 3, in Hine Hall on the IUPUI campus. Register for these featured presentations:

    Finding Meaning, Balance and Personal Satisfaction in the Practice of Medicine
    11:30 am-1 pm, Hine Hall Auditorium
    A pioneer in research focused on physician burnout, Tait Shanafelt, MD, chief wellness officer, Stanford Medicine, will review the literature on physician satisfaction and burnout, discuss data on the repercussions of physician distress, and highlight personal and organizational approaches to promote physician well-being. Register for this presentation.

    Creating a Professional Toolkit for Resilience and Well-Being: An Experiential Session
    1:30-3 pm, Hine Hall (IP) 132
    Hedy Wald, PhD, will discuss resilience and well-being-enhancement strategies, including mindful awareness, reflective writing as a “resiliency workout,” cognitive restructuring, positive psychology principles and meaning-making/purpose. Register for this presentation.

    The Wellness Symposium is sponsored by the IU School of Medicine Department of Medicine; Faculty Affairs, Professional Development and Diversity; and IU Health Physicians.

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  • Time management is focus of April 24 event

    For tips and shortcuts for juggling the various aspects of faculty life at an academic medical center, plan to attend “Academic Life Hacks” from 5-7 pm, Tuesday, April 24, in Fairbanks Hall, Rooms 1109/1111.

    Registration is available. Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, this session is part of the Faculty Enrichment Education Development (FEED) series.

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  • ACSIRG funding now available for new cancer researchers

    The IU Simon Cancer Center announces the availability of funds for pilot projects to help new investigators initiate their independent research programs. Provided by the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACSIRG) program, the funding is available to investigators holding the rank of assistant professor, research assistant professor or assistant scientist and without an active (i.e., NIH, NSF, ACS) national competitive research grant (regardless of topic).

    The ACSIRG program seeks to attract new investigators from Indiana University into cancer research and to provide support for new pilot studies that will produce preliminary data for the investigator to develop into studies that will compete successfully for external, national funds from both federal and private sources. Faculty from IU School of Medicine, and the schools of nursing, dentistry, optometry, public and environmental affairs, health and rehabilitation sciences, liberal arts, law, science and informatics are encouraged to apply.

    More details about the funding are available. For required application template, contact Crystal Munson at crybanks@iupui.edu. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 1.

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Student News

  • Plant your feet at April 14 Spring House Calls

    It is time to start signing up for Spring House Calls, IU School of Medicine’s longest running service event. During this annual event, medical students help beautify urban neighborhoods by planting flowers, spreading mulch and performing yard work for area residents. This year’s event will take place at 8:30 am, Saturday, April 14, near Christamore House, 502 N. Tremont St. Get to know fellow Student Interest Group members, enjoy some free food and contribute to beautifying Indianapolis. Sign up today. Questions? Email jedilley@imail.iu.edu or springhc@iupui.edu.

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  • MS3: Today is last day to complete important S3 survey

    Ensure you’re able to make an impact on your educational experience at IU School of Medicine by taking the Strategic Student Survey (S3) by today’s deadline. If 80 percent of MS3 students complete the survey by March 22, the school will contribute $2,500 to the class’s expenses for upcoming events. The current response rate is 54 percent.

    For more information, read the MD Student News blog post.

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  • Mark your calendar for MS4 spring events

    Spring is here, and that means commencement-related events are fast approaching. Visit the MedNet links below for details, but in the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars with the following events:

    Senior Awards Ceremony
    Friday, May 11 (tentative start time: 5 pm)
    The Crane Bay, 551 W. Merrill St., Indianapolis

    Class of 2018 Commencement
    Saturday, May 12; 9:30-11:30 am
    Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom

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Opportunities

  • Rock for Riley 5K is March 31

    Benefitting Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, the 2018 Rock for Riley 5K run will be held from 7:15-10 am, Saturday, March 31, at Fairbanks Hall, 340 W. 10th St., in downtown Indianapolis. Established in 2004, Rock for Riley is a philanthropic event organized by IU School of Medicine’s Service Learning student group. This year’s event will raise funds to support the Maternity and Newborn Health program at Riley at IU Health. Since its inception, Rock for Riley has raised more than $800,000.

    Register as a participant or donate at donate.rileykids.org.

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  • April 10 is deadline to apply for Wright cancer research scholarship

    The IU Simon Cancer Center William J. Wright Scholarship Fund rewards fourth-year medical students who are strong academically and desire to pursue a career caring for cancer patients. The fund also supports second- and third-year medical students conducting cancer research with the same career ambition. Successful applicants will also have displayed strong humanitarian qualities throughout their medical school careers. 

    Application deadline is Tuesday, April 10. Submission guidelines and application are available here. Students with research grants already supporting their education are not eligible.

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  • Indiana Health Workforce Summit is May 22

    Engage in discussions about top health workforce issues at the 2018 Indiana Health Workforce Summit, Empowering Health Workforce Policy: Delivering Our Future and Advancing Hoosier Health, on Tuesday, May 22. Sponsored by the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy, the event will be held from 9 am-3:30 pm at the Indiana Government Center South, 302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. Highlights include special sessions focused on the health priorities identified by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb: supporting the health of communities stricken by the opioid epidemic, and advancing maternal and child health.

    Questions? Contact the Bowen Center at bowenctr@iu.edu or 317-278-0316.

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Partner News

  • Ammon appointed to lead IU Health Physicians practice operations

    Kim Ammon, PT, MHA, has been appointed vice president, IU Health Physicians practice operations. Since October 2016, Ammon has served as vice chair, clinical and academic administration, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. In her new role, she will work to facilitate organizational improvement and meaningful team member engagement to remove obstacles to patient care delivery.

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Kudos

  • Dr. Hashemi recognized with oncology research award

    Neda Hashemi, MD, chief hematology/oncology fellow at IU School of Medicine, has received the George and Sarah Jane Fisher Young Investigator Award from the Hoosier Cancer Research Network. Dr. Hashemi was honored for her contributions to genitourinary oncology research.

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  • Dr. Harris and her dog rescue foundation featured on local news

    Eight years ago, Tara Harris, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, started a rescue foundation called “Every Dog Counts.” WTHR-Channel 13 recently interviewed Dr. Harris about her mission to help dogs that are severely beaten and neglected.

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