Dr. Gary Dunnington, a surgical oncologist, has been named chairman of the Indiana University School of Medicine department of surgery. Dunnington comes to IU after 15 years at the Southern Illinois University. Previously, he was an associate professor of surgery at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Dunnington graduated from Chrysler High School in New Castle, Ball State University and the IU School of Medicine.
The School of Science at IUPUI hired Lisa Jones as an assistant professor of chemistry, specializing in bioanalytical chemistry. Before coming to IUPUI, Jones taught at Missouri College. Jones earned her doctorate in biochemistry from Georgia State University and her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Syracuse University.
David Delaney has been appointed director of business development for Franciscan St. Francis Health. He most recently served as a community and business development consultant for Indianapolis-based Advantage Health Solutions Inc. Delaney holds a degree from Purdue University.
The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has added the following researchers: Jill Fehrenbacher, who studies how cancer therapies cause numbness and burning pain; Dr. Emma Rossi, who studies minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgical techniques for gynecologic cancer; Dr. Peter Schwartz, who conducts research on patient understanding and decision-making; Dr. Rebecca Silbermann, who studies multiple myeloma bone disease; and David Waning, who studies musculoskeletal complications in cancer and cancer therapy.