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  • Mock site visit provides key insight, direction for work ahead

    A mock site visit held last week provided detailed insight for IU School of Medicine in anticipation of the April 2017 site visit by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. A key step in reaccreditation readiness, the visit concluded on Sept. 14 with a summary session of the evaluators’ key impressions and recommendations.

    Dean Jay Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, described the event as, “enormously helpful in identifying both our strengths and opportunities as a medical school.”

    As anticipated as part of a mock visit, several areas were identified as currently non-compliant, meaning the school must use the remaining time to prepare for data submission and the April visit. “We have a tremendous amount of work to do,” said Hess.

    Ideas and action steps resulting from the mock visit are being compiled and assigned for follow up. Regular updates will be provided as subsequent plans and execution take place.

    “While successful reaccreditation is critically important, this is about much more than compliance,” explained Hess. “We are preparing the next generation of healers, who will impact the lives of countless patients and impact the culture of medicine for decades to come. Leading up to and continuing after reaccreditation, the school will build on our insights to ensure that we have uniform excellence in education across all nine campuses and a continuous quality improvement system that ensures year-over-year excellence in the future.”

    Look for more details about the mock site visit and the Road to Accreditation later this month.

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  • Attend the Fall Faculty Meeting next Tuesday

    The IU School of Medicine Fall Faculty Meeting will be held from 4:30-6 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Walther Hall Auditorium, R3 C203.

    Faculty meetings are held twice a year to discuss issues of importance to IU School of Medicine. Topics for this meeting include:

    1. IU School of Medicine 2016 award-recipient recognition
    2. New curriculum update--Bradley Allen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for medical student education 
    3. Grand Challenge Award--Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, executive associate dean for research affairs
    4. LCME update--Peter Nalin, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs
    5. Dean’s update--Jay Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, dean, IU School of Medicine, and vice president for university clinical affairs, Indiana University
    6. Question and answer--Submit questions prior to the meeting at
    The Faculty Steering Committee encourages all faculty to attend the meeting in person. For those unable to attend, the meeting will be available via live web stream and teleconference. Instructions for participating remotely are posted on the Faculty Steering Committee webpage. After the meeting, a video recording will be posted on the same webpage.

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  • IU School of Medicine Research Rally is tomorrow

    The IU School of Medicine Research Rally will be held in conjunction with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) annual meeting from 9 am-3 pm, Friday, Sept. 23, in Hine Hall Auditorium at IUPUI.

    The Research Rally, a showcase of core services available on campus to assist investigators, boasts a field of 17 support cores prepared to speed the course of research projects. Attendees who have their rally logbooks stamped from at least 12 of the 17 checkpoints will be eligible for a chance to win an Amazon Echo.

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Research News

  • IU Research and Technology Corp. receives record number of U.S. patents

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a record 53 patents in the 2015-16 fiscal year to the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. (IURTC), which protects, markets, and licenses intellectual property developed at Indiana University so it can be commercialized by the industry.

    The 53 issued U.S. patents in 2015-16 represent a 29 percent increase over the previous year's 41. In the previous four years, IURTC was issued 13, 18, 36 and 41 U.S. patents. IURTC was also issued 112 global patents in 2015-16, for a final total of 165.

    Read the full IU news release, which includes current IU School of Medicine researchers named on the issued domestic and global patents.

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Faculty and Staff News

  • Radiology and Imaging Sciences announces four endowed professorships

    The IU School of Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences recently announced four endowed professorships to honor Valerie P. Jackson, MD, FACR, executive director, American Board of Radiology; Gary J. Becker, MD, DABR, FSIR, FACC, FACR, former executive director, American Board of Radiology; Dean D.T. Maglinte, MD, FACR, FSAR; and Heun Yune, MD, FACR. Each honoree had a long history of excellence at IU School of Medicine.

    The endowed professorships were made possible through an endowment as part of the Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. Four $1 million contributions were made to perpetuate the legacy of the faculty members’ contributions to the department.

    Endowed professorships in education were established in the names of Drs. Jackson and Maglinte. Darel Heitkamp, MD, director of the IU School of Medicine residency program, was awarded the Valerie Jackson Professorship, and Nicholas Koontz, MD, director of the IU School of Medicine fellowships program, was awarded the Dean D.T. Maglinte Professorship.

    Endowed professorships in research were established in the names of Drs. Becker and Yune. Matthew Johnson, MD, director of clinical research, was awarded the Gary Becker Professorship. A recipient of the Heun Yune Professorship will be named in the future as part of the planned expansion of the school’s research division.

    For more information on the honorees, read the full article.

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  • Four faculty receive AMWA Local Hero Awards

    Four IU School of Medicine physicians received Local Hero Awards from the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) and the IU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health at the Women In Medicine reception on Sept. 17. The award is given to women physicians who have made an impact on their community, whether with tireless patient care, great mentorship or other activities that demonstrate a zest for medicine and zeal to make a community healthier. The recipients are:

    • Diane M. Janowicz, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine
    • Amy D. Leland, MD, physiatrist, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
    • Mary R. Rouse, MD, associate professor of clinical pediatrics
    • S. Erin Vilano, MD, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology

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Student News

  • Clark awarded Kean travel fellowship

    Michael Clark, a second-year Indiana University School of Medicine student, was awarded a 2016 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The fellowship is awarded to medical students pursuing a clinical or research elective in tropical medicine. The fellow receives a $1,000 stipend and round-trip airfare to his or her fellowship site.

    Clark said he is making plans to pursue a project in Belize, where he did his capstone while working on his master’s degree in global health from the University of Notre Dame. While in Belize, Clark worked with the ministry of health to create a mobile database system for dengue surveillance.

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  • Fort Wayne students: attend Oct. 5 curriculum forum

    The next new curriculum student forum will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Fort Wayne. Maureen Harrington, PhD, associate dean, medical student education in foundational sciences, is visiting IU School of Medicine campuses as part of a statewide tour to talk about the Phase 1 and Legacy curricula. The open platform sessions for MS1 and MS2 students offer students a chance to check in and give feedback on the curriculum. Details on future sessions at other campuses are listed below.



    IU School of Medicine Campus


    Oct. 5

    5:30 pm Eastern

    Fort Wayne

    Conference Room 123 

    Oct. 12

    5:30 pm Eastern

    Terre Haute

    Classroom 3, Landsbaum Center for Health Education, 1433 N.  6 1/2 St., Terre Haute; parking is free in front of the building

    Nov. 2

    5:30 pm Eastern

    West Lafayette

    Lyles Porter Hall, Room 1160, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette

    Nov. 16

    5:30 pm Eastern


    Jordan Hall 009

    Nov. 30

    5:30 pm Eastern


    E.F. Ball Med Ed Building, Room 226, 221 N. Celia Ave., Muncie

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  • Come see the IU Student Outreach Clinic on Oct. 8

    The Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic (IUSOC) is looking for dedicated students to help further its mission. Find out how you can help by attending the annual open house from 1-3 pm, Saturday, Oct. 8. The clinic is located at Neighborhood Fellowship Church, 3102 East 10th St., in Indianapolis.

    In 2009, a group of motivated students started Indiana’s first student-led clinic in partnership with the Neighborhood Fellowship Church to provide free medical care services for a community in need. Since then, the IUSOC has secured and strengthened academic and community partnerships, leading to a tremendous growth in services. The IUSOC is not only the largest cross-disciplinary service-learning program at IUPUI, it is also nationally recognized for its strengths in interprofessional education and team-based care.

    The clinic is staffed by students from the IU School of Medicine and five other IU schools. The Butler University College of Pharmacy, the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, and IUPUI Timmy Global Health students also participate and provide services in the clinic.

    For more information about the open house, view the event flyer.

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  • Letters of intent for IU Health Values Fund grants due in October

    It’s time to apply for 2017 IU Health Values Fund grants. Letters of intent for three of the four grant programs are due on either Oct. 14 or Oct. 21. The four grant programs include:

    1. Values Fund for Research--Letter of intent due Oct. 21, 2016; proposals due Nov. 4, 2016; maximum award of $100,000 over two years.
    2. Values Fund for Medical Education--Letter of intent is not required; proposals due Nov. 4, 2016; maximum award of $100,000 over two years.
    3. Integration of Religious and Spiritual Dimensions in Health Care Grant Program--Suggested letter of intent due Oct. 14, 2016; proposals due Nov. 4, 2016; maximum award of $100,000 over two years.
    4. Grand Challenge for Population Health--Letter of intent due Oct. 21, 2016; proposals due Nov. 4, 2016; maximum award of $500,000 over two years.

    Eligible applicants are employees of any IU Health facility, physicians, and health professionals with IU Health medical staff privileges, or persons holding an official appointment at IU Health. Application requirements vary among the four grant programs, so applicants should carefully review the full instructions.

    Application materials are available on the CTSI HUB grant system. You may also receive materials by contacting Peter M. Michael at 317-962-2373 or

    Share this announcement with others who may have an interest in these grants opportunities.

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  • Register next Tuesday to be a bone marrow donor

    Take part in the upcoming bone marrow registry drive, hosted by the Student National Medical Association, from noon-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

    No appointment is needed, and pizza will be served. Questions? Contact Chizelle Onochie at or Angela Touseull at 317-916-5110 or

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  • New HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program offers funding opportunities

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently announced a new program to recruit and retain career scientists who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences. Through an open competition, HHMI will select scientists early in their training to become Hanna H. Gray Fellows. Each fellow will receive funding for up to eight years with mentoring and active involvement from the HHMI community. The institute will select and support up to 15 fellows in this first competition, which is now open to applicants. For more information, visit

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  • Eskenazi Health?s Harris named a ?physician leader to know?

    Lisa Harris, MD, CEO of Eskenazi Health, was recently named one of 110 “Physician Leaders to Know in the U.S. in 2016” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

    Each year, the publication names key physician leaders to know in the U.S. The list showcases hospital and health system presidents and CEOs who also hold medical degrees. All recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers, leading initiatives to improve their individual organizations and the health care of the communities they serve.

    Dr. Harris is also associate dean for Eskenazi Health Affairs and associate professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine.

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Around Campus

  • Indianapolis ? IUPUI Regatta is Saturday

    The eighth annual IUPUI Regatta, an autumn tradition on the Indianapolis campus since 2009, will begin at 10 am Saturday, Sept. 24. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the race, which is held on the city’s Downtown Canal. For more information, read the Inside IUPUI preview, which includes an event schedule.

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  • Indianapolis ? Bicentennial open house is Sept. 26

    Celebrate IU’s 200th birthday from 10 am-1 pm, Monday, Sept. 26, at an open house in Campus Center Room 268. The IUPUI open house is one of a series of events on IU campuses across the state to honor milestones. They tie in with the launch of the IU Bicentennial website, which includes information about signature projects and events; highlights from university history; and opportunities for community members to participate in the celebration through volunteering, internships, and other activities.

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