September 4, 2012
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Dr. Amanda Beach, a pediatrician, has joined St. Vincent Medical Group in Carmel. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio and her medical degree from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She completed her pediatric residency at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

The School of Science at IUPUI has hired Steve Pressé as an assistant professor of physics. Pressé recently completed a fellowship in biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco. Pressé earned a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Canada and earned his doctorate in chemical physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

OrthoWorx, the Warsaw-based orthopedics business development group, named Sheryl Conley its next CEO, replacing David Floyd, who plans to return to a position in the orthopedic industry. Conley is a 25-year veteran of Warsaw-based Zimmer Holdings Inc., where she was most recently chief marketing officer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry as well as a master’s in business administration from Ball State University.

Eli Lilly and Co. announced that Michael Harrington will become its general counsel on Jan. 1, replacing Bob Armitage, who will retire at the end of this year. Harrington is Lilly’s deputy general counsel, overseeing legal matters at Lilly’s five business units. He earned his law degree from Columbia University and joined Lilly in 1991. Armitage joined Lilly in 1999 as general patent counsel for Lilly Research Laboratories. He has been the company’s general counsel for the past decade.

Anesthesia Consultants of Indianapolis LLC added three new physicians in July. Dr. John Gripe and Dr. Evan Miller both did their medical training at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Lindsey Hansen earned her medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine.


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  1. Really, taking someone managing the regulation of Alcohol and making himthe President of an IVY Tech regional campus. Does he have an education background?

  2. Jan, great rant. Now how about you review the report and offer rebuttal of the memo. This might be more conducive to civil discourse than a wild rant with no supporting facts. Perhaps some links to support your assertions would be helpful

  3. I've lived in Indianapolis my whole and been to the track 3 times. Once for a Brickyard, once last year on a practice day for Indy 500, and once when I was a high school student to pick up trash for community service. In the past 11 years, I would say while the IMS is a great venue, there are some upgrades that would show that it's changing with the times, just like the city is. First, take out the bleachers and put in individual seats. Kentucky Motor Speedway has individual seats and they look cool. Fix up the restrooms. Add wi-fi. Like others have suggested, look at bringing in concerts leading up to events. Don't just stick with the country music genre. Pop music would work well too I believe. This will attract more young celebrities to the Indy 500 like the kind that go to the Kentucky Derby. Work with Indy Go to increase the frequency of the bus route to the track during high end events. That way people have other options than worrying about where to park and paying for parking. Then after all of this, look at getting night lights. I think the aforementioned strategies are more necessary than night racing at this point in time.

  4. Talking about congestion ANYWHERE in Indianapolis is absolutely laughable. Sure you may have to wait in 5 minutes of traffic to travel down BR avenue during *peak* times. But that is absolutely nothing compared to actual big cities. Indy is way too suburban to have actual congestion problems. So please, never bring up "congestion" as an excuse to avoid development in Indianapolis. If anything, we could use a little more.

  5. Oh wait. Never mind.