Graduate Division Staff

Contact Information


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Dr. Maureen Harrington
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Randy R. Brutkiewicz, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, NIH Bridges to the Doctorate Program
(317) 274-3441
rbrutkie @

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Patricia Holt

Director of Fiscal & HR Affairs
(317) 274-6969 
pholt @

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Lauren Easterling

Director of Trainee Services
(317) 274-3929  
easterli @

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Raghu G. Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Lilly Foundation Professor in Pediatric Diabetes
(317) 274-3441
rmirmira @

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Maureen A. Harrington, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(317) 274-3441
mharrin @

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Tricia M. Wright, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
(317) 274-1328
postdocs @

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Tara L. Hobson-Prater

Director, IBMG Program for Ph.D. Study
(317) 274-3441
biomed @ 

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Training Grant Data Specialist 

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Valerie Winbush

Graduate Program Assistant 
(317) 274-3441  
vwinbush @

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Jan Receveur

Administrator, Medical Scientist Training Program
(317) 278-5207  
jlreceve @

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Brandy S. Wood

Assistant Director, IBMG Program for Ph.D. Study
(317) 274-3441
biomed @

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  • Fiscal responsibilities include monitoring, overseeing and reconciling all division, foundation, and grant accounts to ensure the Division has the necessary resources to accomplish it’s mission and goals
  • Budget preparation and analysis
  • Oversee division administrative and human resources processes
  • Faculty and staff hiring
  • Liaison with University offices and external individuals and organizations to exchange information and coordinate activities
  • Trainee professional and career development programming
  • Curricular support and development (minors, programming)
  • Policy & process development and implementation
  • Assessment and evaluation planning, support, and implementation
  • Maintaining a centralized online postdoctoral job listing to assist faculty & staff with recruitment and for p?rospective postdocs to identify postdoc positions
  • Meeting with prospective postdoctoral trainees to assist with faculty recruitment
  • Delivering orientation sessions to incoming postdocs
  • Providing career and professional development programming and supportCV/resume assistance and mock interviews for current postdocs
  • Advocating and assisting with postdoc specific policies and issues
  • Graduate Enrollment Management
    (recruitment, retention, alumni relations)
  • Advisor to 1st Year IBMG Students
  • Professional Development and Career Services to Graduate Students
  • Training Grant Table Assistance to PIs
  • Grant Data Requests
  • Fact Sheet Reporting
  • DARs Reporting
  • Course Evaluations
  • Exit Interviews for Trainees
  • General Data Requests
  • Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
  • Class Permissions
  • Commencement
  • Fee Remissions (TPCs)
  • Non-IBMG Applications
  • Schedule of Classes
  • Student Progression Forms and eDocs
  • IBMG Admissions Process
  • IUSM Graduate Student Travel Grant 
  • Graduate Enrollment Management
    (recruitment, rentention, alumni relations)
  • Event Planning (IBMG Orientation, IBMG Recruitment Visits, etc)
  • Erica M. Daniel Kepner Award .
  • Manage Special Projects 

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