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  • IU School of Medicine fully reaccredited for eight years

    Have you heard the latest about reaccreditation? IU School of Medicine learned earlier this month that it has earned full reaccreditation for eight years. The designation was granted by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for programs leading to the MD degree in the United States.

    In a statement now available on MEDNet, IU School of Medicine Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, vice president for university clinical affairs, Indiana University, wrote, “On behalf of President McRobbie, I want to thank each of you for your efforts in helping bring about this outcome. It was clearly the result of everyone working together as one institution, committed to preparing the next generation of healers and transforming the health of those in our state and beyond.”

    IU School of Medicine’s next full reaccreditation survey will occur in 2024-25.

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  • Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank advances breast cancer research

    The Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center is the only place in the world where researchers can access normal breast tissue, thanks to the donations of healthy women across the country.

    WANE-TV NewsChannel 15 explains how IU School of Medicine researchers are leading the way to find a cure for breast cancer. 

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  • Flu vaccine deadline is Nov. 9

    As a reminder, all IU School of Medicine faculty, staff, house staff and students who provide clinical care to IU Health or Eskenazi Health patients, perform clinical research at IU Health or Eskenazi Hospital or whose primary office is in an IU Health or Eskenazi hospital are required to receive a flu vaccination. The deadline for receiving the vaccine is Thursday, Nov. 9. Flu shots are available at IUPUI Campus Health (Coleman Hall, Suite 100; no appointment required). 

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  • INScope year-end publication schedule

    Plan ahead for the remaining 2017 issues of INScope. This month, the e-newsletter will not be distributed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23. Publication will resume on Thursday, Nov. 30. The last 2017 issue of INScope will be published on Thursday, Dec. 14, with the first issue of 2018 distributed on Thursday, Jan. 4.

    News items for the remaining 2017 issues should be submitted as soon as possible to INScope editorial guidelines are available on MEDNet

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Research News

  • Research investigates how parent incarceration affects children

    Indiana has the second highest state rate of incarceration in the country, largely due to the uptick in illegal opioid use, leaving more than 1 in 10 children with at least one parent behind bars. Research suggests having an incarcerated parent may negatively impact a child’s behavioral, emotional and physical health, also putting the child at an increased risk to suffer from anxiety, learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD.

    A community-led study based in Indianapolis hopes to better understand the correlation between parental incarceration and its effects on a child’s overall health. IU School of Medicine researcher and professor of clinical pediatrics Angela Tomlin, PhD, has teamed up with other researchers and community partners to find potential solutions for children who are left behind. 

    “All too often, an incarcerated parent is a child’s first strike against them,” said Tomlin. “The early years of a child’s life are the most important for their overall development, and we want to make sure these children are able to establish supportive relationships outside of the home as a means to help them thrive.”

    Read the IU School of Medicine blog post for more on this research.

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  • Bonetto receives two-year V Scholar Grant

    Andrea Bonetto, PhD, assistant professor surgery, has earned a V Scholar Grant for "Mechanisms and Treatment of Chemotherapy-induced Cachexia and Muscle Weakness.” The V Scholar Grant is a two-year grant of $100,000 per year. It supports young tenure-track faculty early in their cancer research careers by funding projects that are either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational research.

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Faculty and Staff News

  • Storniolo earns Susan Bulkeley Butler Leadership Excellence Award

    Anna Maria Storniolo, MD, professor of clinical medicine, has received the 2017 Susan Bulkeley Butler Leadership Excellence Award. The award was presented this week at the 7th International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Butler award recognizes an individual who has made strides in research or health care that is of importance to breast cancer prevention and who has had a strong impact mentoring women in the area of breast cancer. The award is part of International Breast Cancer & Nutrition, a global collaboration dedicated to primary prevention of breast cancer worldwide. 

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  • Open enrollment is Nov. 6-17

    Open enrollment for IU employees begins Monday, Nov. 6, and concludes Friday, Nov. 17. During the open enrollment period, employees can make changes to their medical and dental insurance and take advantage of other benefits.

    Information booklets were sent via campus mail, and open enrollment information also is available from Human Resources. Find out what’s new for 2018 at News at IU

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  • Irwin distinguished faculty award nominations due Nov. 13

    The IU School of Medicine Alumni Association seeks nominations for the Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., Distinguished Faculty Award. The award is given to a current or retired faculty member who is a passionate educator, a collaborative colleague, a curious researcher or a compassionate clinician. Faculty members do not have to be graduates of IU School of Medicine to be considered for the award.

    Nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 13. Only nominations submitted online will be considered. Questions? Contact Ryan Bowman, director of alumni relations, at 317-278-2123 or

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  • Promotion and tenure information sessions begin 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 a series of information sessions on the promotion and tenure process. Dates and topics for this year’s sessions 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. 

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  • Dec. 13 seminar explores why learner mistreatment matters

    “Why Learner Mistreatment Matters for All Faculty” is the topic of an interactive online seminar available 12:10-12:50 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 13. Using video case studies, attendees will explore definitions of student mistreatment, discuss strategies for holding students accountable in a supportive manner and identify important connections between learner mistreatment and patient safety. Participants may register for the event, which is sponsored by the school’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Questions? Email or call 317-278-3089.  

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Student Showcase

  • Nov. 15 is deadline to apply for Nicaragua spring break service trip

    Less than two weeks remain to apply for the Department of Family Medicine’s ENLACE international service trip to Nicaragua. Open to all graduate-level health professions students with a focus on MS1 and MS2 students, the trip is March 31-April 8, 2018. 

    Program information and application are available. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Nov. 15. Questions? Email

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  • Marsee receives Dunn Memorial Scholarship

    IU School of Medicine-South Bend first-year student Mat Marsee is the recipient of the Dr. Ferrell W. Dunn Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is designated for Delaware County (Indiana) graduates aspiring to become medical doctors. The $5,000 scholarship is renewable for four years.

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  • Interprofessional practice and education conference is Nov. 15

    Plan to attend “Interprofessional Practice and Education in Indiana: Bringing It All Together” from 8 am-3:45 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the IUPUI Campus Center. The event brings professionals from multiple disciplines together to share and present achievements in interprofessional practice and education in Indiana. More information and registration are available. 

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  • Pancreatic cancer is focus of Nov. 16 Gianaris symposium

    Learn the latest about pancreatic cancer from leading surgeons and researchers during a symposium from 8 am-12:30 pm, Thursday, Nov. 16, at Walther Hall, Room 203. The event features pancreatic surgeon Keith Lillemoe, MD, chief of surgery at Massachusetts General and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lillemoe is a former chair of the Department of Surgery at IU School of Medicine.

    The Andrea Gianaris Pancreatic Cancer Symposium was established in 2012 by Peter Gianaris, MD, a neurosurgeon with Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, to honor his wife, Andrea, who died of pancreatic cancer. 

    View this brochure for more information or register for the symposium

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  • Save the date: RESPECT Center conference is March 1-2

    Plan now to attend the 2018 RESPECT Center Conference, “Let’s Talk Palliative Care: Caring for the Complex Patient,” with keynote speaker Tracy A. Balboni, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School. The conference will take place on Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2, at the Ritz Charles Banquet Facility in Carmel, Indiana. Conference registration will open in December. 

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Partner News

  • Two faculty named associate CMIOs at IU Health AHC

    Emily Webber, MD, associate professor of clinical pediatrics, has been named associate chief medical information officer of IU Health and the chief medical information officer for Riley Children’s Health. Dr. Webber will continue her role as a practicing pediatrician.

    Jason Schaffer, MD, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, has been named associate chief medical information officer of IU Health and the chief medical information officer of the adult academic health center. Dr. Schaffer will continue his role as a practicing emergency medicine physician. 

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  • Nov. 13 is IU Health Physicians All-Provider Networking Event

    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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Around Campus

  • South Bend--Video celebrates 50-year partnership between IU and Notre Dame

    The IU School of Medicine-South Bend Oct. 14 fundraiser, Medicine Ball, raised more than $300,000 in scholarship funds and observed the University of Notre Dame’s 175th anniversary and the 50-year partnership between Indiana University and Notre Dame. Watch this video, featuring first-year medical student Anne Grisoli, for historical highlights. 

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