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Teaching

Mary AustromGary DunningtonButch HumbertAlan LaddJean MollestonLaura Torbeck

Dr. Mary Guerriero austrom is the Wesley P. Martin Professor of alzheimer Disease Education in the Department of Psychiatry, at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Director of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education core at the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, also at IU. most recently, she was appointed as Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs at IU School of Medicine. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at the IU School of Nursing and an affiliated scientist at the IU-Center for Aging Research. She is an expert in the psychosocial aspects of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Her clinical and research interests include developing non-pharmacological interventions for persons with AD and related dementia and caregivers providing care in the home and in community based settings.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development
  • Clinical
  • Work-Life-Balance
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Austrom

Gary Dunnington is a breast oncologist with a longtime interest in surgical education research. Other interests include leadership competencies and work-life balance for academic physicians.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • New Leadership Role
  • Scholarship Development
  • Education
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Dunnington

My career focus has been on improving clinical education for medical students. I have served as a statewide clerkship director and currently serve as the Assistant Dean of Curriculum in Clinical Sciences for IUSM. Mr research interests include assessment in medical education, specifically looking at clinical reasoning skills, inter-professional education and curriculum development.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • New Leadership Role
  • Scholarship Development, Education
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Humbert

Alan Ladd, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the division of Pediatric Surgery since 2002. Dr. Ladd is heavily integrated in the educational mission of the IUSM, having varied roles in curricular development, reform and oversight.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • Scholarship Development Education
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Ladd

Dr. Molleston is a pediatric gastroenterologist/hepatologist and Section Director of Pediatric GI at Riley.   She is active in clinical research in pediatric liver disease.  She has worked in faculty development and curriculum development areas of medical education.

Areas of Expertise:

  • New Leadership Role
  • Scholarship Development – Clinical
  • Scholarship Development – Education
  • Time Management
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Molleston

Dr. Torbeck has been in the Department of Surgery for 10 years and serves as the Vice Chair of Education. She oversees the education mission for surgery and focueses her time mainly in faculty development and medical education research and also has extensive experience in residency accreditation, curriculum and evaluation.

Areas of Expertise:

  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Education
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Torbeck

Clinical Research

Naga ChalasaniLinda DiMeglioSamir GuptaDavid HaasPatrick LoehrerGreg SachsMichael WeinerLinda WilliamsKara Wools-Kaloustian

Dr. Chalasani is a physician-researcher in the GI department. His research is liver disease focused and it ranges from clinical trials to translational research and large animal work. He is an experienced mentor and an administrator.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Grant Development
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Chalasani

Dr. DiMeglio is in the Section of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology and a member of the Wells Center for Pediatric Research.  She is a translational reseracher with primary interests are in metabolic bone disease and Type I Diabetes.  She serves as co-Chair of the Pediatric Sciences Project Development Team and as Director of Career Development for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Work-Life Balance
  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Grant Development
  • P&T Process
Schedule a CDC With Dr. DiMeglio

I received my MD from the University of Pittsburgh, after which I moved to Indianapolis for my internal medicine and infectious diseases training.  I have been on the adult Infectious Diseases faculty since 2003, have served as the adult ID Fellowship Director, and now am serving as the Department of Medicine Vice-Chair for Research.  My primary research interest is in clinical effects of HIV infection and its therapies on end-organ diseases.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • Grant Development
  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Gupta

David Haas has been at IU for 9 years after doing residency and practicing in the Navy. He balances clinical research with clinical care and education. Has had research interests focusing on medications in pregnancy and prevention at adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
  • Work-Life-Balance
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Haas

I am a Medical Oncologist and a clinical/translational researcher involved in clinical trials in genitourinary, gastrointestinal and thymic malignancies.  I have had numerous leadership positions locally and nationally, including the ABIM, ASCO, Hoosier Oncology Research Network and the AACI.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Department Politics
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Loehrer

Dr. Sach’s research expertise is in ethics and geriatrics, espically around care of people with dementia and palliative care.  He has served as a division chief and on the promotion and tenure committees at both IU and the University of Chicago.  He also has mentored a large number of both research clinician-educator faculty at both institutions.

Areas of Expertise:

  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Time Management
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Sachs

As a physician-scientist, I study the effects of health information on outcomes for patients and their healthcare providers. I also direct the health services research program.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Grant Development
  • New Leadership Role
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Weiner

Dr. Williams is a health services researcher and cerebrovascular neurologist whose research focuses on measuring and improving patient and health care outcomes related to stroke care. She is the Director of the VA Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, a national research and implementation program that works to improve the quality and outcomes of stroke care across the VHA system. In the role, she leads a multidisciplinary group of MD and PhD researchers and staff in Indianapolis, and collaborates with other national researchers and operational partners to achieve Stroke QUERI program goals. Dr. Williams is an active mentor to junior investigators in stroke and health services research, a clinician with inpatient and outpatient care roles at the Roudebush VAMC, and is an investigator with the Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Grant Development
  • New Leadership Role
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Williams

Dr. Wools-Kaloustian’s research focus is in the area of HIV-implementation research in resource constrained settings.  Her research is predominately focused in East Africa where she was fundamental to the development of the HIV clinical and research infrastructure within the Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH), Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.  She is co-PI of the East African International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate IeDEA (IeDEA) Consortium, a NIH funded research network.  She became the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine in 2013.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Grant Development
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Wools-Kaloustian

Basic Science Research

Teresita BellidoScott DenneMichael EconsMelissa KacenaReuben KapurJames McAteerRaghu MirmiraSharon MoeIrina PetracheStanley SpinolaHomer TwiggMichael VaskoMervin Yoder

Dr. Bellido is a Professor in the department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and the department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology.  She is also a scientist at the VA Medical Center at Indianapolis.  Her expertise is in basic and translational research in bone biology and bone diseases, the mechanisms of bone diseases and treatments, and osteocyte biology.  She maintains extensive collaborations with investigators within Indiana University, Purdue University, as well as other US and international institutions.  Dr. Bellido actively mentors investigators at different levels in their careers, within Indiana University and at the national and international level.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Grant Development
  • New Leadership Role
  • Women in Medicine and Science
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Bellido

Scott C. Denne, M.D., is a Professor and Associate Chair of Pediatrics for Clinical and Translational Research at Indiana Unviersity School of Medicine.  He had a long-standing research program examining neonatal nutrition and metabolism, and is the Associate Director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute, where he is the Director of the Indiana Clinical Research Center, and Director of the CTSI Project Development Teams.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Advocacy
  • Committee Service
  • Department Politics
  • Grant Development
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Denne

I am a physician-scientist with leadership responsibilities in both the academic and IUHP parts of our organizations. I do both basics and clinical research.

Areas of Expertise:

  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Work-Life Balance
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Econs

I am NIH and DOD supported researcher that has a number of co-PI grants and ongoing research collaborations.  I am active on committees/have leadership roles at the departmental, schoo, and national level.  I am the only tenured/tenure-track PhD in my clinical department.  I moved to IU 7 years ago from Yale, am married to a surgeon, and I have 2 children, thus I could offer consultation in a number of areas.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Tech Transfer/Intellectual Property
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Basic Science Research Development
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Kacena

My interest lies in studying the mechanisms of normal and abnormal hematopoiesis including stem cell development and leuemogenesis.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Committee Service
  • Grant Development
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Kapur

Jim has experience in P&T at serveral levels. He chaired the Primary Committee in Anatomy and Cell Biology for 10 years, served on the IUSM Faculty Promotions Committee for 11 years and represented IUSM on the IUPUI P&T Committee in 2014. He has also helped facilitate P&T workshops offered by OFAPD and the IUPUI Pffice of Academic Affairs. He has served on multiple IUPUI Boards and IUSM Review and Enhancement panels. In teaching, Jim served as course director for Medical Histology for 18 years. He has been a member of the Project SEED high school research immersion program since 1982. Jim serves on the Faculty Development Coordinating Committee and holds an appointment as Senior Advisor, OFAPD.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Committee Service
  • Department Politics
  • P&T Process
Schedule a CDC With Dr. McAteer

Dr. Mirmira is a physician scientist, Director of the MD-PhD program, and diabetes researcher. Dr. Mirmira is also director of the Indiana Diabetes Research Center. His lab studies the mechanisms of islet  β cell dysfunction in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Grant Development
  • P&T Process
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Mirmira

Dr. Moe is Director of the Division of Nephrology and also currently serves as President of the American Society of Nephrology. She has been an active investigator in both basic (laboratory) and clinical research in the field of bone and mineral complications of kidney disease. She has been funded for the past 16 years by VA, NIH, and foundations/pharmaceutical companies. Prior to becoming Division Director, she serves as Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine and Associate Dean for Research Support in the School of Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Department Politics
  • Grant Development
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Moe

Dr. Petrache is the Calvin English Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology.  She is a physician-scientist and PI of a basic science translational research study of lung disease.  A graduate of ELAM, Dr. Petrache has served in several leadership roles at Indiana University and nationally, and has mentored students, fellows, and IUPUI faculty.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Grant Development
  • P&T Process
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Petrache

Dr. Spinola is trained in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Adult and Pediatrics Infectious Diseases and was the Adult Infectious Diseases Division Director from 1995 until 2010 when he was named Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He has been continuously NIH funded from 1990 through 2016 and has served 2 terms as a Member and Chair of the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Review Committee, a standing study section of NIAID that reviews career development awards. His research utilizes a human inection model to study bacterial pathogenesis and host responses and also centers on novel approaches to antimicrobial drug development that are based on pathogenesis.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Grant Development
  • New Leadership Role
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Spinola

I am a Division Chief in the Department of Medicine who must balance administration, clinical responsibilities, and my research program. Over the years I have learned how to balance my personal and division needs in the context of department vision and goals.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • Department Politics
  • Grant Development
  • New Leadership Role
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Twigg

I was first appinted Associate Professor with Tenure at IUSM in 1988.  I also served as the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology from 2002-2013.  My research attempts to ascertain mechanisma mediating sensitization of sensory neurons and mechanism causing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Basic Science Research Development
  • New Leadership Role
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Vasko

Director of the Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Dr. Yoder has a long interest in mentoring and has helped many students, fellows, and faculty in their career development. Hias areas of research interest center around stem cell development and understanding the mechanisms of vascular repair. He continues to care critically ill neonates in the Newborn Itensive Care Unit.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Tech Transfer/Intellectual Property
  • Basic Science Research Development
  • Department Politics
  • Grant Development
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Yoder

Service

Thomas BirdasErica EugsterDavid FelicianoJames JonesBrian MullisJavier Sevilla-MartirEmily Walvoord

Dr. Birdas is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon specializing in minimal invasive surgery. Interested in clinical research in thoracic studies. Also studying for MBA at the Kelley School of Business.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Scholarship Development
  • Clinical
  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Birdas

I am pediatric endicinologist with active involvement in patient care, teaching, clinical research, writing and administration. I am section director of pediatric endocrinology and diabetology at Riley Hospital for Children.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Time Management
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Eugster

Dr. Feliciano is Stanley Battersby Professor of Surgery and Chief, IU Division of General Surgery. He is clinically activie, textbook ci-editor, and has received 36 teaching awards.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Department Politics
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Feliciano

32+ years of practice in academic Emergency Medicine with leadership roles in the department  (vice-chair for 11 years), ED (medical director for nearly 15 years), active involvment within the IUSM (P&T Committee and Curriculum Council) and leadership positions within organized medicine (president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine).

Areas of Expertise:

  • Committee Service
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Jones

Dr. Mullis started at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2006 as an Assistant Professor and advanced to an Associate Professor in 2012. His clinical practice is Orthopaedic Trauma based at Eskenazi Health and research interests are mainly in clinical research.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Department Politics
  • New Leadership Role
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
  • Time Management
  • Work-Life Balance
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Mullis

After joining the Indiana University Department of Family Medicine in 2002, he completed a one year faculty development fellowship in underserved medicine leadership. Has developed a significant portfolio in the area of minority health with emphasis on quality care and health disparities, cultural competence and medical Spanish. He is faculty advisor for the Society of Latino (SOL) medical students and the International medicine and global health medical students interest group, the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the medical Spanish interest group and the IU student Outreach clonic service learning projects. He also serves as advisor and mentor for several underrepresented minority residents and junior faculty in the school of medicine. His scholarly work and service in his area of expertise has been recognized with multiple teaching and service awards at the school, residence, state and national level.

Areas of Expertise:

  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development, Clinical
  • Scholarship Development, Education
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Sevilla-Martir

Emily Walvoord is a pediatric endocrinologist and an Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.  She previously served as an associate program director for the pediatric residency program at Riley.  Her interests include pubertal disorders, hypopituitarism, junior faculty development and jhelpin clinicians turn their clinical work into scholarship.
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Areas of Expertise:

  • Women in Medicine and Science
  • Committee Service
  • P&T Process
  • Scholarship Development – Clinical
Schedule a CDC With Dr. Walvoord