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  1. 1. Hackney-NorinsSociety Newsletter of the Indiana University Department of Dermatology & Hackney-Norins Society Winter 2007 Volume 7, Issue 1 Hackney-Norins Society ○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○ Board of Directors Christopher G. Rehme, M.D. President 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. Indiana University Department of Dermatology 550 N.University Blvd.# 3240 Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-274-7744 http://www.iupui.edu/~derm 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to announce that the automated telephone answering service used to route phone calls (the infamous “phone tree”) has been replaced by staff answering the phone directly.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 January 17th , 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 call center.
  2. 2. KUDOS TO: IU Dermatology welcomes your comments and ideas for articles. To receive this newsletter, contact Lolita Goens at lgoens@iupui.edu or 317-274-7705 Editors Dr. Jeffrey B. Travers jtravers@iupui.edu Dr. Wm. B. (Joe) Moores Dermatology, Inc. Lolita R. Goens lgoens@iupui.edu 317-274-7705 317-274-7051 Fax HACKNEY-NORINS SOCIETY MEETS IN WASHINGTON 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 Pediatric Dermatology, 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 ahaggstr@iupui.edu. DR. HAGGSTROM OBTAINS GRANT FROM STURGE-WEBER FOUNDATION Dr. Haggstrom 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 ASCI. The IU Department of Dermatology will be well- represented at the annual Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting, to be held May 9-12th , 2007 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! Dr. Wolverton & Jay Wolverton IU DERM DEPT. TO BE WELL REPRESENTED AT THE UP-COMING SID MEETING
  3. 3. 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 Francoeur. Mr. Francoeur worked 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 fraternity. 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 Chase (12). Dr. Francoeur 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 our colleague. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Cleve James Francoeur, Jr., M.D. Dr. Francouer April 2006 Dr. Wolverton & Jay Wolverton Dr. Francouer
  4. 4. Indiana University 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 pager: 317-312-0883 email: cbohyer@iupui.edu Dr. Ernest Lee pager: 317-312-0245 email: ernlee@iupui.edu Looking forward to seeing you then! A reminder to all that the IU Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds will be held the 1st and 3rd 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