May 5, 2010

Linda Bratcher has been named director of the Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education, overseeing training of its more than 1,000 post-graduate medical trainees. Bratcher succeeds Nancy Baxter, who served as director for 26 years prior to her retirement at the end of January.

Alon Harris, a professor of ophthalmology and physiology, has been appointed director of clinical research for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Ernest Vargo II, a senior consultant at Greenwood-based fund-raising firm Johnson Grossnickle & Associates, will become president and CEO of Wishard Foundation in June. Vargo takes over for Jim Wood, who resigned last year. Vargo’s top priority will be guiding the foundation’s $50 million capital campaign for the construction of the  $754 million Wishard Hospital expected to be finished by 2014.