April 21, 2017


Learn More About the IU-MSI STEM Initiative at Two Webinars

Dr. Yolanda Treviño, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs at Indiana University and Dr. Jack Schmit, Assistant Dean of the University Graduate School and IU-MSI STEM Initiative Director at Indiana University, invite you to learn more about the IU-MSI STEM Initiative through two information webinars on Friday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 25.

Dr. Schmit and Dr. Treviño will share details about the IU-MSI STEM Initiative, funded by a grant through the US Department of Navy. A major part of the grant provides funding for faculty research collaboration and student research experiences. If you would like to learn more about the Initiative before the webinars, please visit our webpage at http://stem.indiana.edu.

For more information about the webinars please contact Sarah Larson, IU-MSI STEM Program Coordinator.

Community Luncheon and Conversation on Osteoporosis

The IU National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is partnering with the Purdue’s Women’s Global Health Institute to bring research to the community. Please join us on May 1 to hear and ask questions from Purdue Professor, Connie Weaver, PhD and IUSM Professor, Linda Anne DiMeglio, MD on their work studying osteoporosis. Register here.

Call for Abstracts: IU Simon Cancer Center's Cancer Research Day

The IU Simon Cancer Center is currently accepting abstracts for posters to be presented at Cancer Research Day, which is Wednesday, May 17.

Abstracts should be submitted for one of the following research categories:

  • basic science
  • behavioral
  • population science/epidemiology
  • translational/clinical research

Abstracts will be divided and compared by the following groups within each research category:

  • clinical nurse
  • graduate student
  • medical student
  • post-doctoral/medical fellow
  • research technician
  • faculty (not eligible for cash award)

Students, fellows, and faculty conducting cancer research at IUPUI, Indiana University-Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between the IU School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame, are eligible to present at Cancer Research Day. Cash awards will be given for best poster(s) in each research category, by group. A panel of judges will be assigned to review abstracts and posters by research category and group.

Visit http://www.cancer.iu.edu/education/crd/form.shtml to complete the abstract submission form. The deadline to submit is 5 p.m. Friday, April 21.

Cancer Research Day will take place at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Room CE 450 (Multi-Purpose Room). Cancer Research Day is an annual event that aims to increase understanding and awareness of IU Simon Cancer Center research endeavors and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana.

IU Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching Information Session

The IU Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching will host an infromation session on Monday, May 1, at 12noon, in the Psychology Department conference room, LD124. Since its founding in 1989, FACET has served as a model for faculty development, helping shape teaching and learning at Indiana University and beyond. FACET events, programs and services include, among others, the Annual Retreat, the FACET Associate Faculty and Lecturer Conference (FALCON), The FACET Leadership Institute, FACET’s peer review training and peer reviews of teaching, and with the University Graduate School, the Future Faculty Teaching Fellows program. These activities directly address IU’s priorities to serve students and foster student success and to maintain an excellent faculty.

IUPUI Center for Cancer Population Analytics and Patient Centered Informatics 2017 Symposium

You are cordially invited to attend the IUPUI Center for Cancer Population Analytics and Patient Centered Informatics 2017 Symposium. The event will be held at Regenstrief Institute; 1101 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. It is a full day event from 8 AM- 4 PM, on Friday, May 12, 2017.

There will be great opportunities for group interaction and agenda-setting in the areas of cancer health services research, patient-centered technologies, and population-based research facilitated by informatics tools and approaches. We will have both national and local guest speakers, including:

  • Dr. Arnold L. Potosky, Professor in the Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, and the Director of Health Services Research in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Potosky is well-known for spearheading the original SEER-Medicare data linkage and currently leads an NCI R01 to study the impact of genomic medicine in women with breast cancer, under age 65, using a linked cancer research database consisting of 5 state cancer registries with complete insurance claims data and Oncotype test results. The team he leads conducts studies that investigate the dissemination and effectiveness of cancer therapies, and use patient-reported outcomes to document decrements in care and guide clinical practice.
  • Dr. Shawna Hudson, Associate Professor and Research Division Chief Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her current National Cancer Institute funded study Extended Cancer Education for Longer-term Survivors (EXCELS) in Primary Care (R01 CA176838) develops and tests a self-care intervention for cancer survivors in primary care settings that uses a multimedia, web-based mHealth platform (web and smartphone application) supplemented with care management/health coaching.
  • Dr. Kurt Kroenke, Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine is well-known to the Regenstrief community. He is internationally known for developing widely adopted patient-reported outcome measures, as well as multiple randomized trials to improve the care of both primary care and oncology patients with pain, depression, and anxiety conditions. With the support of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, he is currently studying how best to incorporate patient-centered symptom measures into clinical practice.
  • Dr. David Haggstrom is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the IUPUI Center for Cancer Population Analytics and Patient-Centered Informatics. Dr. Haggstrom will discuss research and development activities of the Center, including the linkage of state cancer registry data with the INPC, and a personal health record for cancer survivors, building upon the OpenMRS platform.

For more information, please contact Layla B. Baker.

Save the Date: Annual Staff Development Mini-Conference

3rd Annual Staff Development Mini-Conference
IUPUI Staff Council
Star Staff: The Talent Awakens
Friday, May 26th, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Campus Center 450

Impact of Trauma on Health and Academic Achievement

Students, educators, health professionals, and everyone in between, learn more about a phenomenon affecting a majority of people - trauma - on May 26. Explore the impact of trauma on health and academic achievement and where we go from her given what we know now.

The day will include:

  • Eye opening revelations from keynote speakers and esteemed experts in the field, Dr. Vincent Felitti and Dr. Jeanie Tietjen.
  • A variety of powerful breakout session.
  • Explore strategies for combatting the impact of trauma.
  • Learn skills to enhance education and health outcomes.
  • And, a special self-care treat for caregivers (lay to professionals) about handling compassion fatigue due to exposure to secondary trauma fo those for whom you care/educate.

For decades, it has been common practice to address challenges around race and income as a means to improve education and health outcomes. Yet, new methods also include addressing trauma in order to influence outcomes. We invite you to join forces with us to help ensure academic achievement and improved health for the generations to come. Register here.

IUPUI Open Access Publishing Funds Available for Faculty Authors

Did you know that more than 13% of IUPUI’s journals articles were published in open access journals in 2016?

Most of these articles required an article processing charge (APC) after peer review and acceptance and most were supported by research grants. Not every author, however, has access to grant funding. This means that sometimes an author finds a reputable OA journal that is a good fit for their article, but (without grant funds) they simply cannot afford the fee.

If you have ever wanted to publish in PLOS, BioMed Central, SAGE Open, or in any OA journal indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), but you did not have a grant to help, you will be glad to know that University Library administers a campus-supported fund to assist authors.

The IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund underwrites reasonable publication charges for articles published in fee-based, open access journals. Open access journals provide free access to peer-reviewed scholarship and can be read by students, professionals, scholars, and the public at no cost. To recover the cost of publication, some (but not most) OA journals require payment from the author or the author’s institution after peer-review, but before final publication.

By supporting publishing in trusted OA journals, the fund addressed changes in scholarly communications while increasing the impact of and access to scholarship created by IUPUI faculty. If you are an IUPUI faculty member and you need support for a submission to a journal indexed in the DOAJ, you can learn more about the fund and apply for support for your unpublished article on the library’s website.

Crimson Card

Launching this spring, CrimsonCard is the new official photo ID card for all Indiana University campuses. It will provide access to essential university services, including printing, meal plans, libraries, and recreational sports facilities, as well as secure entry to campus buildings and residence halls.

Learn more about the Crimson Card here.

Orders for May 2017 Commencement Apparel Are Now Open

Reserve a cap, gown and hood to wear at commencement and related events. Order apparel here.

Services and Resources Available from the Library

Rachel Hinrichs, Health Sciences Librarian at the IUPUI University Library, has updated services and resources available to FSPH faculty and staff.

Do your students need help with research or evidence based practice?
Ms. Hinrichs can teach classes or develop tutorials on advanced database searching, evidence based practice, source evaluation, and citation management.

Do you teach on Canvas?
Please add Ms. Hinrichs as the librarian for your course. She can answer your students’ questions about research, and embed subject and course-specific resources directly into the course site.