Visionary Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary of Indianapolis-based Community Health Network, appointed Dr. Larry Monn as chief operating officer. VEI oversees Community’s joint ventures with physicians. Monn, who has been VEI’s chief medical officer since 2007, fills the position left vacant by Kyle Fisher, who was promoted to CEO of VEI. Monn, a plastic surgeon, earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Alliance Home Health Care hired Dr. Charles F. Hasbrook as its medical adviser. Hasbrook currently serves as the medical care provider at Larue Carter Hospital Primary Care Clinic. He earned his medical degree from IU School of Medicine.
The IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has added six research fellows: Dr. Helmut Hanenberg focuses on DNA repair disorders in children; Susan Hickman is developing a research program focused on decision-making in patients with advanced cancer; Yan Liu investigates how stem cells in the blood remain dormant and renew themselves; Brenna McDonald studies leukemia, breast cancer, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury on patients' brains; Kevin Rand studies hope, optimism and life goals among cancer patients, and how they relate to treatment decisions and well-being; and Nathan Stupiansky explores cancer prevention and cancer vaccines, such as the HPV vaccine.
Rick Holigrocki, a clinical psychologist, has been named dean of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. He has been serving as acting dean since August. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Windsor.