Unscheduled Programs

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Sponsor Speaker Description
Bill Dick Bill Dick, MD -- Retired nephrologist and Scientech Club member. Aspirin: (Emergency Use ONLY)(Sub: 12/31/2009) The history of aspirin, including the Bayer connection with Nazi Germany during World War II
Gonz Chua Gonz Chua, MD (DVD) A Musical Variety Show of Tibet: (Emergency Use ONLY)(Sub: 6/13/2011)
Alan Schmidt Dr. Scott Sheehan -- Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery: (Sub: 5/20/2013) On May 7, 2013, Dr. Sheehan gave a superb, chemistry-based, pharmaceutical talk about a drug discovery to the American Chemical Society Awards Banquet. His talk is supported with excellent Powerpoint slides.
Randy Strate James W. Smith, MD -- Retired Chairman of The Department of Pathology, IU Medical Center Bringing better Health to Under-Developed Nations--The AMPATH Project: (Sub: 6/29/2013) AMPATH is Moi University in Kenya. For 23 years Indiana University has led a consortium of North American academic health center, working in partnership with the Government of Kenya, to develop the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. Dr. James Smith has made over a dozen trips to Kenya, participating in the AMPATH Project. He will describe and present the progress of that endeavor
Dorothy Kandrac David L. Johnson -- CEO of Bio Crossroads BioCrossroads: (Sub: 11/4/2013) BioCrossroads is a catalyst for life sciences ideas. Whether it’s providing funding, launching new businesses, or partnering with our state’s research institutions, global companies, philanthropic organizations and government, BioCrossroads is advancing Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation.
Dorothy Kandrac John Abrams, MD Eye Implants: (Sub: 11/4/2013)
George McCord Cathy Hamaker -- Exhibit developer at Children's Museum of Indianapolis She graduated from Vassar College in Midieval Studies and has Masters Degrees from Lyola University of Chicago and IUPUI in History and Museum Studies respectively. She is a Board Member of The Association of Indiana Museums and an adjunct instructor of Museum Studies at IUPUI. Exhibit Development at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis: (Sub: 6/8/2015) General and specific aspects of exhibit development with emphasis on youth, science, technology, and education.
Gonz Chua MD FACR Gonz Chua MD -- Scientech member Happiness is on your way: (Also OK for Emergency Use)(Sub: 6/8/2015) A Tibetan musical production that cost $30 million dollars and was awarded by the Department of Culture as the winner of cultural production during the Beijing Olympics
Rich Schreiner William Schneider -- Professor of History and Director of Medical Humanities Program, IUPUI Eugenics in the United States and Indiana: (Sub: 6/15/2015) In the late 1800s thru the mid 1900's many well meaning people believed society needed to identify people with bad genes (which were thought to be the cause of many physical, mental and societal problems including alcoholism, criminal behavior, out of wedlock pregnancy, homelessness etc), put them away in institutions and sterilize them. Otherwise, our society would be destroyed. Eugenics was a science that required action. Huge state mental hospitals throughout the U.S. were filled with people who must not be allowed to procreate. Indiana was the first state to pass legislation encouraging sterilization of institutionalized adults without their permission. When knowledge of the atrocities in Nazi concentration camps became public the term eugenics pretty much disappeared from the scientific, medical, psychiatric, legislative and public discussion. Dr. Schneider will review the history and impact of this tragic episode in our country.
Rich Schreiner Chris Mize -- Historian, James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home James Whitcomb Riley--Hoosier Poet: (Sub: 6/15/2015) At the time of his death James Whitcomb Riley was one of the best known and loved poets in America. Until recently Indiana school kids grew up learning Riley poetry in school. Before he was a successful poet he was a sign painter and a travelling salesman for two patent medicine companies. Fortunately, when he died some his influential friends acquired the home he lived in the last twenty years of his life. Although virtually everyone knows his name, few Hoosiers are familiar with his very interesting life.
Steve Springer John Zehner -- Dr of Pharmacy, specializing in Nuclear Pharmacy Production of Nuclear Medicines: (Sub: 9/16/2015) Attributes and uses of nuclear medicines. Uses for diagnosis and treatment. How they are produced and distributed to the radiologist and hospitals.
Russell judd Franklin college president -- President Education: (Sub: 10/29/2015)
Carl Holl Dave Arland -- see his web site arlandcom.com Dave "The Gadget Guy" To Discuss "FBI vs Apple & Other Tech Topics!": (Sub: 3/4/2016) I heard him yesterday at Sertoma club along with two other Scientech members. An animated speaker, he discussed items at the recent Las Vegas electronics show as well as aspects of FBI vs Apple issue. He said he thought he had spoken to Scientech downtown years ago. I said I'd get back to him about scheduling.
Richard L. Schreiner Richard L. Schreiner -- retired pediatrician History of Patent Medicines Made in Indiana: (Sub: 7/20/2016) I gave a presentation in 2016 on the History of Patent Medicines in America 1700's-1900's. This talk focuses on the many (more than 100) companies in Indiana that manufactured patent medicines in the 1800's-1900's. Everyone in Indiana is familiar with the names Lilly, Miles and Pluto Water but how many know about Lynas and Sons in Logansport, Indiana Botanical Gardens in Hammond, the National Surgical Institute of Indianapolis, the Kaadt Diabetic Institute in Fort Wayne,Dr. I.A. Detchon in Crawfordsville, Mrs Cora Miller in Kokomo, Dr. Whitehall Co in South Bend, etc. etc. etc.
Joline Ohmart Dave Arland -- He is president of Arland Communications and has spoken to my Sertoma Club every year for the past 10 years. Every year he goes to a national consumer electronics show and comes back with all the latest information. The Sertoma Newsletter gave the following notice of the meeting: With more than 20 years experience in the consumer electronics industry, Dave Arland is respected by both editors and listeners as a knowledgeable resource. A native Hoosier, Dave graduated from Butler University in 1985 with a degree in Radio & Television. He spent three years on-air at WIBC and WIRE Radio before being named Press Secretary to four-term Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut. After a wealth of city government and national association experience, Dave joined Thomson/RCA in 1991. At Thomson, Dave moved up through the ranks to be named Vice President of Global Consumer Marketing. He led the public relations efforts to introduce mp3 music players, high-definition TV, and e-book readers to consumers throughout the U.S. and Europe. He also served as the company’s voice in Washington, testifying twice before Congress and helping staff of the Federal Communications Commission understand complex digital technology developments. In 2008, he started Arland Communications and has helped consumer companies, broadcasters, and trade associations reach new audiences with the help of a dedicated team and key partners. His frequent “Dave The Gadget Guy” appearances on WIBC FM 93.1 in Indianapolis help listeners decode the alphabet soup of tech industry changes. Dave, The Gadget Guy: (Also OK for Emergency Use)(Sub: 2/4/2017) He will talk on the very latest developments in consumer electronics.
Victor Wenning Michael Wenning, PE & Jeremy Hunteer -- Bridge Accidents/Repair, Michael Wenning, PE is an engineer with GAI Consultants. Jeremy Hunter, PE is an engineer with Indiana Department of Highways. Bridge Accidents/ repair: (Sub: 2/12/2017) Bridge problems/repair around Indianapolis and bridge problems/repair in general.
Alison Brown Anton Iliuk, Ph.D. -- Chief Technology Officer Tymora Analytical Operations 3495 Kent Ave, Suite E400 West Lafayette, IN 47906 United States The potential of biopsy-free diagnosis: discovering vesicle biomarkers in plasma and urine: (Sub: 3/10/2017) Dr. Iliuk will speak about the new process to discover phosphoproteins in vesicles contained in plasma as an indicator for cancer which he and Dr. Weiguo Andy Tao PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University have developed. The work appeared earlier this week in an online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/03/08/could-blood-test-cancer-next/98825212/ Dr. Iliuk would like to speak in July.
Bill Stanley Mark Zelonis -- Recently retired Ruth Lilly Deputy Director of Environmental & Historic Preservation at the Indinapolis Museum of Art IMA's 100 Acres - THe Virginia Fairbanks Art and Nature Park: (Sub: 3/10/2017) This talk will cover the conceptional plan and construction of the Nature Park including many pictures of various exhibits in the Park.
William Dick William Dick -- Scientech Club Historian New Harmony, IN: (Also OK for Emergency Use)(Sub: 3/13/2017) The founding of Harmony & New Harmony, IN is presented. The influence of George Rapp and Robert Owen is summarized. The Owen family and others had a great impact on Indiana history.
Alison Brown Emily K. Frank MD -- Board certified internal medicine physician and bone health specialist (one of only 50 in the USA) at the St.Vincent Women’s Center in Carmel, Ind. She earned her undergraduate degree with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. and received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Frank completed her internal medicine residency at St.Vincent Indianapolis. She is a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the International Society of Clinical Densitometry. Understanding your Risk for Brittle Bones: (Sub: 3/23/2017) Seventy percent of people with osteoporosis are women. Men start with higher bone density and lose calcium at a slower rate than women, which is why their risk is lower. Nevertheless, older men are also at risk for osteoporosis. While estrogen deficiency is a primary risk factor for osteoporosis in women and low levels of testosterone increase osteoporosis risk. Certain medical conditions (Osteoporosis can be secondary to other medical conditions, including alcoholism, diabetes, thyroid imbalances, chronic liver or kidney disease, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, scurvy, rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, cirrhosis, gastrointestinal diseases, vitamin D deficiency, lymphoma, hyperparathyroidism, anorexia nervosa, premature menopause, and rare genetic disorders such as the Marfan and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes) and medications (corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, loop diuretics, such as furosemide, anticonvulsants, PPIs, heparin, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists and aromatase inhibitors) also increase the risk. Diet plays an important role in both preventing and speeding up bone loss in men and women. Calcium and vitamin D deficiencies are risk factors for osteoporosis. The right kind of xercise is preventive. Dr. Frank will also review old and brand new medications given to prevent fragility fractures.
Alison Brown Rahil Thanawala -- Rahil Thanawala is a student in Hamilton county who has created an app to make communication with Alzheimer's patients more fulfilling. He was inspired by his grandma who is also an Alzheimer’s patient. In his endeavor he is strongly supported by the Alzheimer's Association and the Eli Lilly Co, http://thesnaplink.com/ The SnapLink - staying in touch with family in times of dementia: (Sub: 3/23/2017) TheSnapLink was founded by Rahil Thanawala and it has a range of products for Alzheimer patients to improve cognitive and memory skills. He was inspired by his grandma who is also an Alzheimer’s patient. Through games of picture matching on a smart phone or tablet using the free app, the ability of Alzheimer's sufferers to carry on conversation with family members is increased and feelings of isolation and loss are diminished.


Sponsor Description
Douglas Sherow Subaru Of Indiana Auto Assembly Tour: (Sub: 6/2/2015) Tours on Mondays at 9 a.m. All tours are free, but by appointment only. To Schedule a tour call: 765-449-6250. A thorough walking tour which can be customized to suit our group's needs and interests. The guided tour isled by an SIA Tour Director with an in-depth knowledge about every facet of the company. 5500 State Road 38 East, Lafayette, IN 47905.
John Rathman Tour of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, Allison Branch (RRABHT) Aviation Museum.: (Sub: 10/3/2015) A tour of the Allison Branch, Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Museum is proposed. The museum displays a collection of historic military and civil aircraft engines. Admission: No charge Location: 2601 West Raymond Street in Indianapolis Travel Mode: individual cars to venue site Tour Length: 1 to 2 hours Lunch: not included; several nearby restaurants Tour Size Limit: no more than 50 Time: Suggest 10 AM to noon, then drive to nearby restaurant for lunch