Key Personnel

SENIOR/KEY PERSONNEL
David B. Burr, Ph.D.
David B. Burr, Ph.D.
Program Director
Tel: 317-274-7434
Email: dburr@iupui.edu
Office: MS5035
David Burr, Ph.D., the IPREP Program Director, is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research on the IUPUI campus, and Indiana University Distinguished Professor. He has extensive research and graduate training experience. He served on the Executive Committee for the Bridges to the Doctorate Program from 2002 to 2010, and also on the Advisory Committee for the Edwin T. Harper Scholar’s Program that provided fellowships, mentorships and academic tutoring to URMs. In the Bridges program, he mentored two Master’s-level students from Jackson State University in his laboratory. Both subsequently entered graduate school, one at Temple University. Dr. Burr also was the Director of the Musculoskeletal Training Grant (T32) from 1996-2007. He has served on 30 doctoral committees, and chaired eight of them. He served on 16 committees for Master’s students, and trained 26 postdoctoral fellows. He will be primarily responsible for ensuring that all IPREP objectives are met in a timely manner, overseeing the overall direction of the program, and for reporting to the NIH.
Rafael E. Bahamonde, Ph.D.
Rafael E. Bahamonde, Ph.D.
Faculty Liaison Coordinator
Tel: 317-274-2344
Email: rbahamon@iupui.edu
Office: PE255
Rafael Bahamonde, Ph.D., will serve as the Faculty Liaison Coordinator for IPREP and will be responsible for mentor recruiting, training, and assessment. Dr. Bahamonde is the Associate Dean in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and is a Professor of Kinesiology. He has served as mentor in multiple undergraduate research programs such as Lois Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), McNair Scholars Program, Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP), University Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and the HBCU STEM. He was the director of Diversity Scholar Research Program (DSRP) at IUPUI from 2006-2008. He was the Co-PI of the NIH-funded IUPUI Bridges to the Baccalaureate and serves as member of the center of management team for the NSF-funded Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence and is the chair of diversity committee for American Kinesiology Association.
Kim Nguyen, Ed.D.
Kim Nguyen, Ed.D.
Coordinator of Recruitment for IPREP
Tel: 317-274-1126
Email: knguyen@iupui.edu
Office: UL1140U
Kim Nguyen, Ed.D., will serve as the Coordinator of Recruitment for IPREP. Dr. Nguyen is the recipient of three major projects funded by the National Science Foundation for URM students in STEM. She co-directs the Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE), the Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) and is the Project Director of the Indiana STEM LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) program at IUPUI. She also co-directs the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship programs that facilitate the increase in numbers of Math and Science Secondary teachers. Dr. Nguyen has many years of experience as the Assistant Dean for enrollment in the IUPUI School of Science and Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid at multiple institutions including Ivy Tech and IUPUI.
Janice S. Blum, Ph.D.
Janice S. Blum, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Graduate School Preparation and Application Activities
Tel: 317-278-1715
Email: jblum@iupui.edu
Office: MS420
Janice S. Blum, Ph.D., will serve as the Coordinator of Graduate School Preparation and Application Activities for IPREP and will assist in coordinating the transition of IPREP scholars to competitive Ph.D. programs on this or other campuses. Dr. Blum is Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education on campus overseeing admissions for all campus graduate and professional degree programs. She is also an Associate Dean of the University Graduate School for Indiana University charged with overseeing the graduate and professional programs for 15 different schools. Dr. Blum has been the director of an NIH T32 training grant for more than 12 years, serves on the advisory committee for our Medical Scientist Training Program, and she co-directs a T35 program to engage medical students in research on campus. She has also been actively involved in fostering programs and practices that attract learners from underrepresented populations to IUPUI graduate programs. She has received the campus' highest award for her mentoring efforts with diverse students and holds a Chancellor's professorship. She has served on the advisory board of the IU Bridges to the Doctorate program since its inception, and she also serves on the oversight committee for the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) STEM Initiative sponsored by Indiana University and the US Department of the Navy.
Michele J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Michele J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Internal Program Evaluator
Tel: 317-278-2618
Email: mjhansen@iupui.edu
Office: AD5002
Dr. Michele J. Hansen will serve as the evaluator. She provides support and coordination to ensure that the program evaluation activities are successfully carried out. She also monitors program implementation carefully, and makes any necessary recommendation for improvements, to ensure that the intended short- and long-term objectives are obtained. Her role is critical to collecting data and tracking the Fellows over time to determine if all objectives are met. She assists in preparing reports for the Advisory Committee and for preparing manuscripts on the program evaluation for peer reviewed education journals and conference presentations (dissemination). Additionally, she collects data that will inform senior leadership in deciding which elements of the IPREP program should be institutionalized.
Ann C. Kimble-Hill, Ph.D.
Ann C. Kimble-Hill, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Tel: 317-278-1763
Email: ankimble@iu.edu
Office: MS4079
Ann C. Kimble-Hill, Ph.D. will serve as the Program Coordinator. Dr. Kimble-Hill earned her doctoral degree here as a part of the IUPUI community. She served as the president of the underrepresented graduate organization on campus for several years, spearheading programming that connected and supported minority students across the IUPUI campus. Currently, Dr. Kimble-Hill is a Visiting Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and has mentored students in multiple undergraduate research programs including the Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE), the Life-Health Science Internship Program (LHSI), Bridges to the Baccalaureate, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP), American Chemical Society Project Seed, Biology/Chemistry Department capstone classes, Purpose of Life Ministries and Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP). She also serves on several non-profit board/committees including being the principal investigator for several foundation grants to support and organize regional science and education programming (2008-2011 Midwest Biotech Conferences - National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), 2013 Fall National Meeting Symposium - American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee for Minority Affairs). Dr. Kimble-Hill will be responsible for day-to-day operations; processing applications; developing individual development programs for each participant; serving as an advocate for the participants; ensuring consistency in mentoring experiences; monitoring short- and long-term student progress and success; facilitating group activities such as seminars and journal clubs; and connecting students with other student and URM programs and activities on the IUPUI campus.
Dominique M. Galli, Ph.D.
Dominique M. Galli, Ph.D.
Associate Program Director
Tel: 317-278-1936
Email: dgalli@iu.edu
Office: DS 261
Dominique M Galli, MSc, Ph.D., the Associate Program Director for the IPREP program, serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Research and Learning (CRL) of the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and is an Associate Professor of Biomedical and Applied Sciences. Prof. Galli has over 25 years of experience in biomedical research and mentored students at the graduate, professional and undergraduate level including URM students. She was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the CRL in 2015. The CRL provides research programs and scholarships to all undergraduate students, including those from diverse backgrounds. As program co-director, Prof. Galli will be responsible for assistance with overall program organization and implementation, resolving participant-mentor grievances, student selection, and meeting on a regular basis with IPREP participants. She will become the Director of the IPREP program in the event that Dr. Burr is unable to serve in this capacity.
Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program
IUPUI
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
755 W. Michigan Street
University Library, UL 1140
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5159
Tel:317-274-2877
Fax:317-274-1024
Email:IPREP@iupui.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.