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Dr. John Baumann appointed as Executive Director of
Human Research Protection Programs

January 18, 2012

Vice President for Research Jorge José is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Baumann as Executive Director of Human Research Protection Programs at Indiana University.  Dr. Baumann, who will begin his new duties on February 1, 2012, has served since November as Interim Director of IU's Human Subjects Offices. His work in this role contributed significantly to the reduction of a significant backlog buildup and delays in reviewing IRB submissions.

“I’m pleased that he has agreed to take on this important role on a full-time basis,” said Vice President José.  “I am confident that Dr. Bauman's leadership will enable the HSO offices to develop procedures and policies that result in shorter turnaround times for review of human subjects research protocols, while maintaining full adherence to all federal regulations and ethical requirements for the protection of human subjects in research at IU.”

Dr. Baumann, who has served since 2009 as Executive Director of Research Ethics, Education and Policy (REEP) at IU, was previously Vice Provost for Research and Director of the Office of Research Services at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC).  He serves on the Council for Accreditation of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP).

In additional organizational changes within Research Compliance and Research Administration at IU, Vice President José also announced that Eric Swank, Executive Director of Research Compliance Administration, will assume oversight for REEP.  John Talbott, Assistant Vice President for Research, will assume oversight for IU’s Clinical Trials Contracting program.