Newsletter of the Indiana University Department of Dermatology & Hackney-Norins Society
Volume 7, Issue 1
Board of Directors
Christopher G. Rehme, M.D.
Charles W. Bartholome, M.D.
David A. Byrne, M.D.
Gabriella Castillo, M.D.
Sen. Gary P. Dillon, M.D.
Evan R. Farmer, M.D.
Scott Fretzin, M.D.
Alan R. Gilbert, M.D.
Howard R. Gray, M.D.
Antoinette Hood, M.D.
William D. James, M.D.
Alfred L. Knable, Jr., M.D.
William C. Lentz, M.D.
Patrick C. Logan, M.D.
Karen A. Lund, M.D.
Jeffrey K. Moore, M.D.
William “Joe” Moores, M.D.
Thomas G. Olsen, M.D.
Edward L. Probst, Jr., M.D.
David L. Ramsay, M.D.
Matthew C. Reeck, M.D.
Keeter D. Sechrist, M.D.
Richard M. Storm, M.D.
Jeffrey B. Travers, M.D., Ph.D.
Kirsten A.Turchan, M.D.
Brian J.Williams, M.D.
Charles F. Williams, Jr., M.D.
Stephen E. Wolverton, M.D.
Frank W.Yoder, M.D.
Department of Dermatology
550 N.University Blvd.# 3240
Indianapolis, IN 46202
The Department is pleased to announce that
the automated telephone answering service
used to route phone calls (the infamous “phone
tree”) has been replaced by staff answering
the phone directly. This change has been made
due to the inability of patients and referring
physicians to rapidly get through.
The new call center will be
manned by Geree McClendon,
Jackie Dettmering, and Tisha
Adams. Feel free to talk to them at 317-274-7744. Kudos to Front Office
Manager Catherine Hutcherson, Administrator Chris Goodin, and our Vice
Chair of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Stephen Wolverton for making this happen.
DERMATOLOGY PHONE TREE IS CUT DOWN!
The IU Department of Dermatology Residency Program underwent external
review by the Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee on
, 2007. The program was rated as outstanding, and was accredited
for a full five years, which is the longest period of time given for residency
programs. In addition, additional residency positions were approved to allow
the Department to have three residents per year. Congrats to all, especially
Residency Program Coordinator Kelli Cassidy.
IU RESIDENCY PROGRAM
SHINES FOR EXTERNAL REVIEW
Jackie Dettmering, Tisha Adams,
Geree McClendon & Cathy Hutcherson
DRS. TACKETT AND SHEEHAN MATCH TO IU
The Department was thrilled to match Drs. Brandie Tackett and Michael
Sheehan. Dr. Tackett is an Ohio native, and graduated from Case Western
Reserve Medical School. An Indiana native, Dr. Sheehan graduated from
medical school here at Indiana University. Drs. Tackett and Sheehan will
begin their internship in the Department of Internal Medicine in July, 2007 to
begin their residency in dermatology in July, 2008.
Congratulations and Welcome aboard to Drs. Tackett and Sheehan!
Office manager Cathy Hutcherson
cuts the ribbon to open the new
comments and ideas
To receive this
Lolita Goens at
Dr. Jeffrey B. Travers
Dr. Wm. B. (Joe) Moores
Lolita R. Goens
The Hackney-Norins Society met at the recent
AAD meeting in Washington, D.C.. Members of
the Hackney-Norins Board met and discussed
departmental progress. The reception was held
right after and was well-attended by friends and
colleagues. Dr. Travers gave a short speech to
update the group. Highlights include that the
Lewis Professorship funding is on track, Dr.
Wolverton will be proposed as the first Dr.
Theodore Arlook Professor, and new faculty
members Drs. Ravi Krishnan, Gene Kim, Anita
Haggstrom and Lawrence Mark were introduced
to the community. Faculty, residents, and medical
students were very busy at the AAD and presented
numerous posters and talks.
Dr. Anita Haggstrom (Norins
Investigator and Director of
Assistant Professor of
Dermatology and Pediatrics)
was recently awarded a very
competitive research grant from
the Sturge-Weber Foundation.
Her proposal is entitled “Facial
Port-Wine Stains and Infantile Segmental
Hemangiomas Associated with Neurocutaneous
Disorders: Implications of Facial Patterns”. For
this study, Dr. Haggstrom plans to use computer
mapping techniques and CNS/ocular testing to
characterize frontotemporal segmental
hemangiomas and port-wine stains. Dr.
Haggstrom’s proposal is a result of clinical
observations noting striking similarities between
the distribution and presence of underlying CNS
abnormalities of a subset of facial segmental
hemangiomas and the port-wine stains in
patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome. If you
have any patients with facial segmental
hemangiomas or port-wine stains that you would
be willing to send to Dr. Haggstrom to be a part
of this study, please call our office (and speak to
a live person) at 317-274-7744, or email Dr.
Haggstrom at email@example.com.
OBTAINS GRANT FROM
Dr. Ernest Lee, who was accepted
as a fellow in the ACGME-
accredited Procedural Dermatology
Fellowship under Dr. Emil
Bassacia, in Morristown, New Jersey. Dr. Lee
will start July 1, 2007. Congrats to Dr. Lee!
Jay Wolverton (son of
faculty member, Stephen
Wolverton MD) played as
a starting defender with
the Indiana University
club soccer team at the
National College Club
Soccer tournament in
Tempe Arizona in
November 2006. The team
played well advancing from the final 24 to the
“Elite 8” before losing to the eventual national
champion, the University of Michigan.
Dr. Jeffrey Travers for being elected into the
American Society for Clinical Investigation, an
honorary society for physician-scientists. Dr.
Travers joins 18 other faculty at Indiana
University School of Medicine who belong to
The IU Department of Dermatology will be well-
represented at the annual Society for Investigative
Dermatology meeting, to be held May 9-12th
in Los Angeles. As chair of the SID’s Scientific
Committee, Dr. Travers is co-organizing this year’s
meeting. The Department submitted four abstracts,
and three were picked for oral presentation. Drs.
Dan Spandau, Qiwei Zhang, and Jeffrey Travers
will all be giving oral presentations. Ms. Davina
Lewis will be presenting a poster. Kudos to Dr.
Qiwei Zhang, who was awarded a prestigious Dr.
Albert Kligman Fellowship Award to attend the
meeting. Congratulations to the IU Skin Scientists!
& Jay Wolverton
IU DERM DEPT. TO BE WELL
REPRESENTED AT THE
UP-COMING SID MEETING
Written by Dr. Jeffrey Travers
Every issue of the Hackney-Norins Newsletter highlights an individual faculty member—this issue high-
lights Cleve James Francoeur, Jr., M.D., Volunteer Assistant Professor of Dermatology. It is with great
sadness that this spotlight is written, as Dr. Francoeur was taken from us unexpectedly as the result of a
single vehicle motor accident.
Dr. Francoeur was
born and raised in
Indianapolis, the son
of Cleve and Dorothy
for the Federal
A v i a t i o n
Administration as an
air traffic controller
and his mother a
housewife who also
did accounting work. Following his
graduation from North Central High school,
Dr. Francoeur studied Biology at nearby
Wabash College. He thrived at Wabash
College, graduating as the top student in
Biology (and Summa Cum Laude), and
obtained President’s and Mackintosh
Fellowship Scholarships for academic
excellence, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
He was active in extracurricular activities, and
was Scholarship Chairman of Beta Theta Pi
Following his graduation from Wabash, Dr.
Francoeur enrolled at Indiana University
School of Medicine. He was the recipient of
the Dr. E. B. Rinker Scholarship, and was
elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical
Society. Dr. Francoeur chose dermatology due
to the complexity of medical diagnoses and
that he enjoyed surgery. IU was very fortunate
that this talented colleague stayed here for his
dermatology residency, studying under
Professors including Drs. Art Norins, Walt
Epinette, and Stephen Wolverton. Following his
residency, Dr. Francouer joined Drs. William
Probst and Jack Scherer in private practice in
Columbus, Indiana. For the past five + years,
he also came back to the Department, with he
and Dr. Scherer each staffing a resident clinic at
Wishard every other month. Residents
described him as an outstanding teacher, who
cared deeply for patients. He also had a fun
side, and was known for his easy smile and dry
sense of humor.
In addition to his clinical and educational work,
Dr. Francoeur enjoyed the outdoors—he fished,
hunted, rode motorcycles and was a pilot for the
Air Force. Dr. Francoeur is survived by Susan,
his wife of 23 years, and his sons C.J. (15) and
did so very
much and did it
so well. For all
that he was,
and all that he
gave of himself,
we will all miss
him and his
family in your
Cleve James Francoeur, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Francouer April 2006
Dr. Wolverton &
Department of Dermatology
550 N. University Blvd., Suite 3240
Indianapolis, IN 46202
SPRING 2007 INDY DERM
Mark your calendar! The date for the Spring IDS Clinical Meeting will be the first Wednesday of
May (May 2nd), 2007, and will be held again at the Dermatology Clinic at the Adult Outpatient
Center. The conference will begin with patient viewing at 10 A.M., with lunch and the business
meeting held at the University Place Conference Center at 12:00. We are thrilled to announce that
the 2007 Moores Lecturer will be Dr. Ilona Frieden, Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics,
University of California San Francisco. Dr. Frieden will lecture on Pediatric Hemangiomas.
To schedule a patient, please contact chief residents
Dr. Christopher Bohyer
Dr. Ernest Lee
Looking forward to seeing you then!
A reminder to all that the IU Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds will be held the 1st
Wednesday mornings of each month. The patient viewing will take place from 7:45-8:30 am
(note earlier time) in the Adult Outpatient Center Dermatology Clinics (UH 3240), with the
patient discussions from 8:30-10:00 am the third floor AOC conference room. Following the
patient discussions, a lecture is scheduled from 10:00 – 11:00 am.
Please try to join us—in addition to interesting cases, hot coffee and bagels, good fellowship,
each conference is approved for 2 hours of category I CME credit.
DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS