Newsletter of the Indiana University Department of Dermatology & Hackney-Norins Society
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DERMATOLOGY PHONE TREE IS CUT DOWN!
The Department is pleased to announce that
the automated telephone answering service
used to route phone calls (the infamous “phone
Winter 2007 tree”) has been replaced by staff answering
the phone directly. This change has been made
Volume 7, Issue 1 due to the inability of patients and referring
Hackney-Norins Society physicians to rapidly get through.
Department of Dermatology
550 N. University Blvd. # 3240
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Board of Directors
Christopher G. Rehme, M.D.
Charles W. Bartholome, M.D.
Office manager Cathy Hutcherson
David A. Byrne, M.D. cuts the ribbon to open the new
Gabriella Castillo, M.D. call center.
Sen. Gary P. Dillon, M.D.
Evan R. Farmer, M.D. The new call center will be Jackie Dettmering, Tisha Adams,
Scott Fretzin, M.D. manned by Geree McClendon, Geree McClendon & Cathy Hutcherson
Alan R. Gilbert, M.D. Jackie Dettmering, and Tisha
Howard R. Gray, M.D. Adams. Feel free to talk to them at 317-274-7744. Kudos to Front Office
Antoinette Hood, M.D. Manager Catherine Hutcherson, Administrator Chris Goodin, and our Vice
William D. James, M.D. Chair of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Stephen Wolverton for making this happen.
Alfred L. Knable, Jr., M.D.
William C. Lentz, M.D.
Patrick C. Logan, M.D. IU RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Karen A. Lund, M.D. SHINES FOR EXTERNAL REVIEW
Jeffrey K. Moore, M.D.
William “Joe” Moores, M.D. The IU Department of Dermatology Residency Program underwent external
Thomas G. Olsen, M.D. review by the Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee on
Edward L. Probst, Jr., M.D. January 17th, 2007. The program was rated as outstanding, and was accredited
David L. Ramsay, M.D. for a full five years, which is the longest period of time given for residency
Matthew C. Reeck, M.D. programs. In addition, additional residency positions were approved to allow
Keeter D. Sechrist, M.D. the Department to have three residents per year. Congrats to all, especially
Richard M. Storm, M.D. Residency Program Coordinator Kelli Cassidy.
Jeffrey B. Travers, M.D., Ph.D.
Kirsten A. Turchan, M.D. DRS. TACKETT AND SHEEHAN MATCH TO IU
Brian J. Williams, M.D.
Charles F. Williams, Jr., M.D. The Department was thrilled to match Drs. Brandie Tackett and Michael
Stephen E. Wolverton, M.D. Sheehan. Dr. Tackett is an Ohio native, and graduated from Case Western
Frank W. Yoder, M.D. 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!
HACKNEY-NORINS KUDOS TO:
SOCIETY MEETS Dr. Ernest Lee, who was accepted
as a fellow in the ACGME-
IN WASHINGTON accredited Procedural Dermatology
The Hackney-Norins Society met at the recent Fellowship under Dr. Emil
AAD meeting in Washington, D.C.. Members of Bassacia, in Morristown, New Jersey. Dr. Lee
the Hackney-Norins Board met and discussed will start July 1, 2007. Congrats to Dr. Lee!
departmental progress. The reception was held Jay Wolverton (son of
right after and was well-attended by friends and faculty member, Stephen
colleagues. Dr. Travers gave a short speech to Wolverton MD) played as
update the group. Highlights include that the a starting defender with
Lewis Professorship funding is on track, Dr. the Indiana University
Wolverton will be proposed as the first Dr. club soccer team at the
Theodore Arlook Professor, and new faculty National College Club
members Drs. Ravi Krishnan, Gene Kim, Anita Soccer tournament in
Dr. Wolverton Tempe Arizona in
Haggstrom and Lawrence Mark were introduced & Jay Wolverton
to the community. Faculty, residents, and medical November 2006. The team
students were very busy at the AAD and presented played well advancing from the final 24 to the
numerous posters and talks. “Elite 8” before losing to the eventual national
champion, the University of Michigan.
DR. HAGGSTROM Dr. Jeffrey Travers for being elected into the
OBTAINS GRANT FROM American Society for Clinical Investigation, an
honorary society for physician-scientists. Dr.
STURGE-WEBER Travers joins 18 other faculty at Indiana
University School of Medicine who belong to
Dr. Anita Haggstrom (Norins
Investigator and Director of IU DERM DEPT. TO BE WELL
Pediatric Dermatology, REPRESENTED AT THE
Assistant Professor of UP-COMING SID MEETING
Dermatology and Pediatrics) The IU Department of Dermatology will be well-
was recently awarded a very represented at the annual Society for Investigative
competitive research grant from Dermatology meeting, to be held May 9-12th, 2007
the Sturge-Weber Foundation. in Los Angeles. As chair of the SID’s Scientific
Her proposal is entitled “Facial Committee, Dr. Travers is co-organizing this year’s
Port-Wine Stains and Infantile Segmental meeting. The Department submitted four abstracts,
Hemangiomas Associated with Neurocutaneous and three were picked for oral presentation. Drs.
Disorders: Implications of Facial Patterns”. For Dan Spandau, Qiwei Zhang, and Jeffrey Travers
this study, Dr. Haggstrom plans to use computer will all be giving oral presentations. Ms. Davina
mapping techniques and CNS/ocular testing to Lewis will be presenting a poster. Kudos to Dr.
characterize frontotemporal segmental Qiwei Zhang, who was awarded a prestigious Dr.
hemangiomas and port-wine stains. Dr. Albert Kligman Fellowship Award to attend the
Haggstrom’s proposal is a result of clinical meeting. Congratulations to the IU Skin Scientists!
observations noting striking similarities between
the distribution and presence of underlying CNS Editors IU Dermatology
abnormalities of a subset of facial segmental Dr. Jeffrey B. Travers welcomes your
hemangiomas and the port-wine stains in email@example.com comments and ideas
patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome. If you Dr. Wm. B. (Joe) Moores for articles.
have any patients with facial segmental Dermatology, Inc. To receive this
hemangiomas or port-wine stains that you would Lolita R. Goens newsletter, contact
be willing to send to Dr. Haggstrom to be a part firstname.lastname@example.org Lolita Goens at
of this study, please call our office (and speak to 317-274-7705 email@example.com or
a live person) at 317-274-7744, or email Dr. 317-274-7051 Fax 317-274-7705
Haggstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleve James Francoeur, Jr., M.D.
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 dermatology residency, studying under
Dr. Wolverton &
Jay Wolverton born and raised in Professors including Drs. Art Norins, Walt
Indianapolis, the son Epinette, and Stephen Wolverton. Following his
of Cleve and Dorothy residency, Dr. Francouer joined Drs. William
Francoeur. Mr. Probst and Jack Scherer in private practice in
Francoeur worked Columbus, Indiana. For the past five + years,
for the Federal he also came back to the Department, with he
A v i a t i o n and Dr. Scherer each staffing a resident clinic at
Administration as an Wishard every other month. Residents
air traffic controller described him as an outstanding teacher, who
and his mother a cared deeply for patients. He also had a fun
housewife who also side, and was known for his easy smile and dry
did accounting work. Following his sense of humor.
graduation from North Central High school, In addition to his clinical and educational work,
Dr. Francoeur studied Biology at nearby Dr. Francoeur enjoyed the outdoors—he fished,
Wabash College. He thrived at Wabash hunted, rode motorcycles and was a pilot for the
College, graduating as the top student in Air Force. Dr. Francoeur is survived by Susan,
Biology (and Summa Cum Laude), and his wife of 23 years, and his sons C.J. (15) and
obtained President’s and Mackintosh Chase (12).
Fellowship Scholarships for academic Dr. Francoeur
excellence, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. did so very
He was active in extracurricular activities, and much and did it
was Scholarship Chairman of Beta Theta Pi so well. For all
fraternity. that he was,
Following his graduation from Wabash, Dr. and all that he
Francoeur enrolled at Indiana University gave of himself,
School of Medicine. He was the recipient of we will all miss
the Dr. E. B. Rinker Scholarship, and was our colleague.
elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Please keep
Society. Dr. Francoeur chose dermatology due him and his
to the complexity of medical diagnoses and family in your
that he enjoyed surgery. IU was very fortunate thoughts and
that this talented colleague stayed here for his prayers. Dr. Francouer April 2006
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!
DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS
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
550 N. University Blvd., Suite 3240
Indianapolis, IN 46202