Faculty and Staff News
Faculty election ballot is now open
Annual faculty elections to committees and for department representatives and offices signify an opportunity to participate in IU School of Medicine’s important work. During this time of great change, it’s especially vital that your voice be heard.
The faculty election ballot for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open. Those who are eligible to vote received an email with a link to the ballot on Thursday, January 23. The ballot is open until Friday, February 28.
With questions regarding the election, contact Jessica Swanson at email@example.com.
Eduroam available at IU Health facilities on February 3
Effective Monday, February 3, IU Health facilities will be active on the Eduroam network. Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, worldwide wireless network access system developed for the international research and education community.
Eduroam is already available at IU and many other universities across the state. With IU Health adding Eduroam, you can use your IU Health email address and password to connect to Eduroam at IU Health, IU and other participating facilities.
What you need to know
- If you can't connect to the Eduroam network, make sure you are using your complete IU or IU Health email address (after February 3) and passphrase. If you suspect you entered your information incorrectly, try “forgetting” and re-adding the network. Troubleshoot your Eduroam connection.
- When you connect for the first time, you may be prompted to accept a new security certificate.
- Be sure your device has the latest updates to its wireless software.
- If your device does not support WPA2 Enterprise, you will be unable to connect.
Medical library closed this Saturday
The Ruth Lilly Medical Library will be closed on Saturday, February 1, due to mechanical equipment installation in the Medical Research & Library Building (IB). The 24-hour study area will close at 9 pm on Friday, January 31, and the library will reopen at noon on Sunday, February 2.
Faculty and Staff News
Remembering David Grignon, MD
David J. Grignon, MD, Centennial Professor of Pathology and vice chair for clinical programs in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, recently passed away after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
One of the founders of modern uropathology, Grignon was recognized internationally for his expertise. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University in 2007, Grignon served as the director of anatomic pathology at Harper-University Hospital (1996-1999) and chairman of the Department of Pathology at Wayne State University in Detroit (1999-2007). He obtained his MD degree and completed training in anatomic pathology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, followed by a two-year fellowship in surgical pathology and genitourinary pathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Grignon published over 350 research and review articles and numerous book chapters. He was an author or editor of five books in urologic pathology. As a prolific educator, Grignon presented several hundred invited lectures and many courses around the world. He organized and directed numerous courses for all the major organizations in pathology and had served on multiple committees of national organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Arthur Purdy Stout Society, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Recently, he served on the USCAP board of directors and was a treasurer. Additionally, Grignon was a founding member of the International Society of Urologic Pathology (ISUP), serving as the organization’s president from 2018 to 2019.
“Dr. Grignon was a colleague, a friend, a teacher and an educator, a mentor and a role model to many,” said John N. Eble, MD, chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. “He will be deeply missed in the uropathology community and in the pathology community in the U.S. and around the world.”
To remember and honor Grignon, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will establish a lectureship. Contributions may be made to IU Foundation in his name.
IU School of Medicine offers support for the school community. Available resources include the IU Employee Assistance Program; Mental Health Services for MD Students, Residents and Fellows; and IU Health Chaplaincy Services. (For IU Health Chaplaincy Services, contact Deborah Butt at 317-403-7962 or Joe Colquitt at 317-270-8609.)
PoCUS equipment now available for short-term checkout
Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) equipment is now available for short-term checkout for both faculty and students at each campus using the rooms.iu.edu reservation site.
The first step is to create a PoCUS account in the rooms.iu site prior to reserving equipment. Follow the instructions carefully for successful account creation and to complete the reservation process.
Important reminder: Per IU School of Medicine policy, students may use this equipment for educational purposes only. Student use in the clinical setting without direct faculty supervision is strictly prohibited.
Academy of Teaching Scholars spring schedule begins February 5
The IU School of Medicine Academy of Teaching Scholars is a program designed to help faculty build and share their skills as educators. The program encourages faculty to develop the skills needed to become educational leaders and facilitators of positive change.
Spring academy events begin on Wednesday, February 5, with the presentation: “Teaching at IUPUI: Gathering & Using Mid-Semester Feedback.” More information about the academy and the full spring schedule are available.
Weather watch: Here’s the university’s adverse weather policy
Groundhog Day may be approaching, but in Indiana it’s likely Mother Nature still has some winter weather in store. IU School of Medicine staff are reminded to take note of the university’s Adverse Weather Policy HR-11-20.
Reminders for faculty, staff and students on the Indianapolis campus:
- While IUPUI generally does not close due to adverse weather, the primary concern is the safety of faculty, staff and students. When the campus is open during adverse weather, employees are expected to use their best judgement to determine if the conditions create an extreme travel hazard when commuting to and/or from the workplace. Employees should not endanger themselves and heed any travel advisories announced by local or state officials. While advance notice requirements for use of time off will be waived, employees must make every effort to notify their supervisor if they are unable to get to work or wish to leave early.
- If adverse weather conditions are widespread and extremely severe, IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar may cancel classes and/or close the campus. The cancellation of classes does not necessarily mean the campus is closed; they are separate and distinct actions authorized by the chancellor.
- Employees should monitor Indianapolis-area media outlets for class cancellation(s) or campus closure, as well as visit iupui.edu or protect.iu.edu, or follow IUPUI on Facebook or Twitter. To receive notification of class cancellations and/or campus closings via IU Notify—the university’s emergency notification system—employees must update their emergency contact information through One.IU by searching “IU Notify” and clicking on Emergency Notification Settings.
Butler named emeritus professor
Nancy Butler, MD, associate professor of clinical psychiatry, has been approved for emeritus status, effective upon her retirement from IU School of Medicine on Saturday, February 1. Butler has had a long and distinguished career at the school, which includes leadership of the psychiatry clerkship for the past 25 years. She plans to continue clinical work with IU Health Physicians.
Emeritus designation may be awarded upon retirement from IUPUI to faculty members and others as recognition of "substantial contributions to the university in the fields of teaching, research and/or service." Butler’s emeritus status was approved by IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Kathy Johnson. IU School of Medicine congratulates Butler and appreciates her contributions to the school and university.
February 7 Plater institute to explore student health and well-being
Student health and well-being is the theme of this year’s William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning, which will be held from 9 am-3:30 pm, Friday, February 7, at University Tower. Many faculty and staff members find themselves at a loss when they encounter students who are stressed or dealing with other mental health and well-being issues that negatively impact their success at IUPUI. The institute will bring together experts who will share strategies and resources that can help faculty and staff address these difficult situations.
Bernice Pescosolido, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at IU Bloomington, will deliver the keynote address on “College, Mental Health Issues, and Creating a Culture of Learning.” The institute will also feature concurrent sessions and panels by campus experts and students on a broad range of topics focused on classroom practices and campus experiences that support student mental health and well-being.
More details and registration are available.
Next Stepping Stones women’s leadership event is February 13
Highlighting women in leadership, the spring Stepping Stones series continues Thursday, February 13. The lunchtime workshops—open to faculty, staff and students—are hosted by IU School of Medicine Faculty Affairs, Professional Development and Diversity and the school’s Women’s Advisory Council. More details and registration links are available for the upcoming programs and speakers: