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  • Oct. 30 MEDTalk focuses on provider care and wellness

    “Providing Care for Care Providers” is the topic of this year’s MEDTalk sponsored by first- and second-year students at IU School of Medicine. Focusing on wellness for those working in the health care industry, this “TED Talk-style” presentation will be held from 6-7:30 pm, Monday, Oct. 30, in Walther Hall Auditorium. Featured speakers include:

    • Emily Walvoord, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics and assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development--“Eliminating Impossibilities and Imposters”
    • Adam Hill, MD, assistant professor clinical pediatrics--“The Art of Empathy: A Self-Care Model”
    • Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD, interim director, IU Center for Bioethics--“Risky Business”
    • W. Graham Carlos, MD, chief of internal medicine, Eskenazi Health--“Why Am I Here?”

    The event is open to anyone working in health care and those who are interested in the field. Admission is free, and dinner will be provided. The event has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) by IU School of Medicine. For more information, visit the MEDTalk Facebook page

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  • Nominate colleagues for IU Trustees Teaching Award

    Excellence in teaching is recognized each year by the Indiana University Board of Trustees through the Trustees Teaching Award. It’s anticipated that more than 50 IU School of Medicine teachers will receive the award this year. Nominations for the 2018 awards are now being accepted with a deadline of Feb. 2, 2018.

    Tenured and tenure-track faculty and librarians engaged in teaching are eligible, as are full-time clinical faculty and full-time lecturers whose primary duties are teaching, including IU School of Medicine faculty who may be located at medical centers or be paid by institutions other than Indiana University (e.g., IU Health Physicians, Eskenazi Health, Purdue University, VA, Ball State University, etc.).

    Award recipients must have demonstrated a sustained level of teaching excellence in the form of documented student learning and must have completed at least three years of service at IUPUI to be eligible (appointed on or before July 1, 2014).

    For more information and nomination form, visit Questions about eligibility? Email

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  • Hammond earns AAPMR Distinguished Member Award

    Flora Hammond, MD, FAAPMR, professor and chair for the IU School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and chief of medical affairs at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, was honored with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) Distinguished Member Award. This award honors AAPMR members who have provided invaluable service to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation primarily through participation in field-related organizations other than the academy.

    For more about Dr. Hammond and the award, visit

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Faculty and Staff News

  • Evans-Molina named diabetes program leader in Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

    Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD, has been named leader of the Pediatric Diabetes Program in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Evans-Molina succeeds Raghu Mirmira, MD, who served as director of the Wells Center’s diabetes program for nearly nine years. She began her new duties in August.

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  • Sign up for Nov. 30 copyright and fair use in teaching seminar

    Learn about copyright and fair use laws governing university faculty in the teaching setting in an informative online seminar from 12:10-12:50 pm, Thursday, Nov. 30. The online session will feature Jennifer Westerhaus Adams, JD, associate general counsel, Indiana University. “Copyright, Fair Use and the TEACH Act: What Teaching Faculty Need to Know” will include discussion about appropriate use of images in lecture and guidance for how to share materials with learners via Canvas.

    The online event will be facilitated through Zoom; register here

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  • Dec. workshops focus on scientific writing

    “Scientific Writing from the Reader’s Perspective” is the title of upcoming workshops designed to teach participants a new, strategic approach to creating, analyzing and editing scientific writing. The presenter is George D. Gopen, PhD, JD, creator, “The Rader Expectation Approach,” and professor emeritus, Duke University.

    Register for the Introductory Workshop
    Tuesday, Dec. 5, 8 am-5 pm
    HITS 1110

    Register for the Advanced Workshop
    Wednesday, Dec. 6, 8 am-5 pm
    HITS 1110

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Student News

  • Two-step login required for students Nov. 2

    Starting Nov. 2, all IU School of Medicine students will be required to use Two-Step Login (Duo) authentication to access many IU services. There are steps to take to prepare for this security change so you aren’t locked out of important IU technology such as ExamSoft, Canvas, MedHub or email.

    What students need to do:

    Pick an authentication device (or two)
    • The School of Medicine recommends using the cell phone Duo mobile app authentication and/or getting a single button hardware token (SBHT) from a UITS location.
    • Students don’t need to set up a backup device immediately, but it’s recommended to avoid issues if one device is lost or not working. More information about device options.
    Set up device(s) or attend Duo (setup) Day
    • In partnership with the Ruth Lilly Medical Library and UITS, Medical Student Education will host a special Duo day from 11 am-1 pm, Friday, Oct. 27, in the Ruth Lilly Medical Library to help students get set up for Duo. SBHT devices will also be passed out at this event.
    • If a student can’t make it, just stop by UITS during business hours or follow these steps to set up a device.
    More resources
    • Duo video tutorials
    • In testing situations, students can bring your SBHT into the room or a post-it note with a one-time-use authentication code from the Duo mobile app written on it. Discuss specific exam options for individual campuses with your campus administration. More information about testing with Duo.

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  • Spring break in Nicaragua? Service trip info session is Friday

    Learn more about the Department of Family Medicine’s ENLACE international spring break service trip to Nicaragua during these online informational meetings:

    Northwest-Gary and Evansville campuses: Friday, Oct. 20; noon (CT)
    All other IU School of Medicine campuses: Friday, Oct. 20; noon (EST)

    Visit this Zoom link to attend. The trip, open to all graduate-level health professions students with a focus on MS1 and MS2 students, is March 31-April 8, 2018. View program and application information. Questions? Email

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  • Kelley is featured speaker at Nov. 1 Translating Research into Practice showcase

    IU School of Medicine’s Mark R. Kelley, PhD, MS, Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research, will be the main presenter at the IUPUI Center for Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Community Showcase. The event will be held from 4:30-6:30 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 405. Dr. Kelley is the 2017 Bantz-Petronio TRIP Faculty Award recipient. His presentation is titled “Exploiting basic science discoveries for targeted disease therapy: The roller coaster ride of drug development.”

    TRIP scholars have partnered with community and business partners to translate their research into viable practices that improve communities. More information and registration is available. 

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  • Deadline extended: Spinal cord and brain injury research program

    The new deadline to apply for the Indiana Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Activity-Based Program is Friday, Oct. 27. The program is designed to foster and encourage activity-based therapy programs for the prevention, treatment and cure of spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, including acute management, medical complications, rehabilitative techniques and neuronal recovery. The initiative for funding activity-based therapy programs consists of two mechanisms:

    • RFA for programs providing rehabilitative clinical care and employing “activity-based” approaches for traumatic spinal cord-injury persons
    • RFA for programs providing rehabilitative clinical care and employing “activity-based” approaches for traumatic brain-injury persons. 

    Applications for each RFA may be submitted for up to a maximum requested amount of $150,000 for the total duration of the project. With questions, email or call 317-278-2822.

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  • Apply by Dec. 8 for spinal cord and brain injury research grant

    Applications are now being accepted for the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research grants to fund studies related to the treatment, cure and prevention of traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries, including acute management, medical complications, rehabilitative techniques and neuronal recovery. Applications are limited to a maximum requested amount of up to $80,000 per year for two years for basic science proposals and up to $100,000 per year for two years for proposals with research involving living human subjects. 

    Learn about program information and application details

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  • Collaboration in Translational Research funding deadline is Dec. 15

    Funding is available for the Indiana CTSI Collaboration in Translational Research (CTR) pilot grant program designed to 1) foster and encourage collaborations across CTSI partner institutions; and 2) initiate or continue translational research projects that have very strong and immediate potential to develop into larger, externally funded research programs or generate novel intellectual property.

    Applications are evaluated on the quality of the proposed science as well as the application’s strength in clarifying the plan for leveraging the award toward the achievement of the two primary CTR objectives. Applications to this program are limited to a total of $75,000 and are for 24 months. Proposed projects should have at least two principal investigators/collaborators with equal contribution, from at least two of the five sponsoring affiliates for this program. Sponsoring affiliates include IU School of Medicine, IUPUI (non-IU School of Medicine), IU Bloomington, Purdue University (West Lafayette), University of Notre Dame and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute.

    Application information is available. 

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  • Jan. 5 is deadline to apply for young investigator awards

    The Young Investigator Awards in Clinical-Translational Research are designed to provide promising junior investigator faculty with the opportunity to be mentored in research-intensive, multidisciplinary settings toward the goal of developing careers in clinical-translational research. 

    Eligible candidates must fall into one of the following categories:

    • Clinician-scientists with a doctoral degree (physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, optometrists, veterinarians, allied health care professionals, etc.) or
    • Basic scientists with a PhD who are doing translational research that involves some component of human subjects research and has high potential for early translation in impacting patient care.

    Benefits include partial salary support, as well as tuition and fees for required and elective coursework, pilot research monies and travel funds to attend the national CTSI young investigator meeting. Additional eligibility requirements are included in the full RFA announcement. Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 5. 

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  • Check out the medical library?s Nov. classes

    The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is offering the following classes in November:

    Data Services for Human Subjects Research
    Tuesday, Nov. 7; noon-1 pm; IB 226

    Developing HIPAA-Compliant Workflows for ePHI
    Wednesday, Nov. 8; noon-1 pm; IB 225

    Researcher Perspectives: Handling Human Subjects Data Responsibly
    Thursday, Nov. 9; noon-1 pm; IB 226

    Thursday, Nov. 2; noon-1 pm; IB 226
    Thursday, Nov. 16; 3:30-4:30 pm; IB 226

    Medical library classes are now available via live stream. Class registration is not required, but encouraged. Check the library website for more information. 

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Partner News

  • IU Health Physicians provider networking event is Nov. 13

    The IU Health Physicians All-Provider Networking Event is Monday Nov. 13, from 5:30-7:30 pm, at the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian St., in downtown Indianapolis. The event provides an informal opportunity for physicians, advanced practice providers and system executives to meet and socialize. For more information, contact Mary McDonald at

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  • Meltzer named IU Health Physicians medical director for suburban hospitals

    Jeffrey Meltzer, MD, MBA, has been appointed IU Health Physicians medical director, Suburban Department. He will report to David Ingram, MD, chief medical officer, IU Health Physicians, and will develop key relationships with suburban hospital leadership at IU Health North, West, Saxony and Tipton hospitals.

    In a message announcing Meltzer’s appointment, Dr. Ingram noted Meltzer’s “experience and proven leadership with over 15 years of practice as an ob-gyn physician and 11 years of involvement with the processes and governance of American Health Network and IU Health North Hospital.”

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  • CEO of Eskenazi Health Centers named

    Dawn Haut, MD, associate professor of clinical pediatrics, has been named to lead primary care for Eskenazi Health’s community health centers in Indianapolis. Dr. Haut will serve as chief executive officer of the Eskenazi Health Center federally qualified health center (FQHC).

    “We’re confident that Dr. Haut will lead us towards continuing the tremendous progress we’ve made in recent years providing the very best primary care to our community,” said Matthew R. Gutwein, president and chief executive officer, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County. 

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  • Trittipo earns Pride of Indiana recognition

    Peggy Trittipo in IU School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, recently received Pride of Indiana recognition. The colleague who nominated her wrote, “Peggy is such a great help to everyone here in the office. When we enter the office suite, our doors are already unlocked, the trash cans are put in our offices, and when it's cold, she'll even leave the doors open a bit to let our offices warm up. She has been on the job for more than 17 years and still has a smile on her face every morning for the staff, faculty and residents alike.”

    Pride of Indiana is a regular Inside IU feature that allows IU faculty and staff to recognize colleagues for IU-related work that goes above and beyond their job duties. Submit a Pride of Indiana nomination

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