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IU docs in middle of Community-Wishard deal

The new partnership between Community Health Network and Wishard Health Services could put a third health care entity in an awkward position: the Indiana University School of Medicine. Virtually all of the nearly 1,100 physicians who practice at Wishard Memorial Hospital and its community clinics come from the IU medical school.

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Med school names six finalists for dean

Half of the candidates to replace retiring dean Dr. Craig Brater are from the IU medical school and the other half are outsiders, according to a release issued Monday by the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Threats to cut federal Medicare funds that pay for residency training for doctors have eased but not gone away since they were formally proposed by some members of the Congressional super committee last fall. Dr. Peter Nalin, the associate dean of graduate medical education at the Indiana University School of Medicine, said such cuts would be disastrous at a time when patient demands increasingly outstrip the supply of physicians.

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DeVry Inc. plans to open local nursing school

The for-profit school would lease 24,000 square feet at its Keystone Crossing campus and employ 55 people in its nursing program at an average wage of $28.85 an hour. DeVry is requesting property-tax abatement to offset investment costs.

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Molecular biologist,David G. Skalnik will become associate dean for research and graduate education at the IUPUI School of Science in January. Since 1991, Skalnick has been a researcher at the Indiana University School of Medicine, leading a team of three in the study of epigenetics—factors that influence whether certain genes are turned on or turned off.

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