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Indiana University Front Page News

May 16, 2007

Front Page News at IU delivers top headlines of the day from the campuses of Indiana University. It comes to you courtesy of IU University Communications in the Office of University Relations.
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IU School of Journalism hosting conference with Turkish communication scholars
Minority Scholars Academic Medicine Program Relocates to IU School of Medicine
IU SPEA Dean Astrid Merget to leave for provost position at LSU
Rx for Heart Failure: Patient-Centered Care From A Pharmacist
IU Writers' Conference celebrates 67th year; Workshops led by nationally known writers
IUB Scoreboard

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IU School of Journalism hosting conference with Turkish communication scholars -- This week, the Indiana University School of Journalism is hosting the fifth international symposium, "Communication in the Millennium," which will include around 40 mass communications scholars from Turkey. Read the complete story.

Minority Scholars Academic Medicine Program Relocates to IU School of Medicine -- One of the nation's leading programs committed to increasing the number of minorities on medical school faculties will relocate to Indianapolis. The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will move its national program office from Silver Spring, Maryland, to Indianapolis in August. Read the complete story.

IU SPEA Dean Astrid Merget to leave for provost position at LSU -- Astrid E. Merget, dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has announced that she will leave IU to become the executive vice chancellor and provost of Louisiana State University. Her appointment at LSU begins Aug. 1. Read the complete story.

Rx for Heart Failure: Patient-Centered Care From A Pharmacist -- Heart failure patients have fewer emergency room visits and hospital stays and take their medicine more reliably when under the care of a pharmacist trained in patient-centered care, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Their findings are published in the May 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read the complete story.

IU Writers' Conference celebrates 67th year; Workshops led by nationally known writers -- Already a hotbed of creative energy, the Indiana University Bloomington campus will play host to approximately 100 additional poets, fiction and non-fiction writers from June 10-15. Now in its 67th year, the Indiana University Writers' Conference annually attracts an impressive lineup of prominent writers and students of creative writing. Read the complete story.

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Indiana University Bloomington Scoreboard

Schedule for Tuesday, April 17: No varsity teams in action

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IU in the news

Cancer vaccines are proving their mettle
The Ledger (Fla.), May 15 -- Vaccines against deadly pancreatic and head and neck cancers are showing real promise and may one day become an important part of treatment, researchers report. Researchers are also confirming that cervical cancer vaccines are both highly effective and long-lasting, according to two other studies . . . In the other report, Dr. Darron R. Brown, a professor of medicine and infectious disease, at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and colleagues showed that the currently available vaccine, the brand Gardasil, made by drug giant Merck, is 99 percent to 100 percent effective in preventing cervical cancer from HPV types 16 and 18. The study involved more than 12,000 women. "In addition, 241 women who received Gardasil five years ago are still 100 percent protected from HPV 16 and 18, and have high sustained antibody levels," Brown said during the teleconference. "This is very encouraging." Read the complete story.

IU to host Amos medical fellowships
Indianapolis Star, May 15 -- A program designed to encourage minorities to enter academic medicine will move this summer from Maryland to the Indiana University School of Medicine. The arrival of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program will raise IU's profile as a medical school that cares about increasing the number of minorities on its faculty, said doctors associated with the program. "Having the program here gives us lots of visibility, and it's a very prestigious thing to have in the school of medicine," said Dr. David S. Wilkes, director of the medical school's Center for Immunobiology, who will serve as the program's principal administrator. Read the complete story.

Bill O'Reilly and Krippendorff's Alpha; The authors of the "name-calling" study respond to Ron Mitchell's recent column
Los Angeles Times, May 16 -- As authors of an IU study on Bill O'Reilly's rhetoric, we would like to thank the Los Angeles Times, other journalists, media watch Web sites, and bloggers who have brought our research to a wider audience. We are pleased that our work has sparked vigorous debate. At the risk of sounding like dry academics, here is unspun information in response to the May 10 Blowback piece by Ron Mitchell (senior producer, The O'Reilly Factor). Read the complete story.

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