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Faculty Development News
October 2015

The need for backup child and elder care was identified as part the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility. OFAPD is delighted that backup care is now available through to full-time academic and staff employees, residents, fellows, and graduate students within the School of Medicine and throughout the IU system.

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The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning seeks proposals from faculty teaching at universities across Indiana for the 2016 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching. Proposals that have application to other disciplines are strongly encouraged. The 2016 E.C. Moore Symposium will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, March 25, 2016. Proposals will be accepted through Sunday, November 1, 2015. For more information, and to submit a proposal, please visit

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In collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Office of Diversity Affairs, a group of medical students have developed a website called OutCare, a comprehensive online resource that provides current information on LGBTQ health resources and events in Indiana. The focus of OutCare is to alleviate healthcare disparities and emphasize the importance of LGBTQ health issues. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Dr. Alvaro Tori at

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Scientists and physicians today are required to connect to and tailor their communication for a variety of audiences, in terms non-scientists can understand. This workshop borrows techniques from improvisational theater and communication studies to help participants speak more spontaneously, responsively, and directly. Participants will practice finding common ground with an audience, speaking at different levels of complexity for different audiences, and answering questions about their work.

Tuesday, Nov 17
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103

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The Plater Institute program will involve participants in the emerging field of applied improvisation in teaching and learning with keynote, Katie Watson, JD, an award-winning Assistant Professor in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, who is also an adjunct faculty member at the Second City Training Center. Come learn how improv can be used for more than comedy and discover new ways to invigorate your teaching.

Monday, Nov 30
9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Campus Center 450
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Each year the Indiana University Board of Trustees recognizes faculty excellence in teaching through a program known as the Trustee Teaching Awards. Excellence in teaching is the primary factor for selection. We anticipate that approximately 50 outstanding IUSM teachers will receive the award this year.

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