Our Team

Key Personnel

Nancy Schoenberg
Co-director and co-developer
Associate Vice President for Research, Research Professional Development; Behavioral Science, College of Medicine

Kevin Pearson
Co-director and Faculty Advisory Committee member
Director of Inclusive Research Initiatives, College of Medicine; Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, College of Medicine

Stephanie White
Co-developer
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Medicine

Jimmy Robinson
Project coordinator

Keith B. Wilson
Coaching committee co-chair and Faculty Advisory Committee member
Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education, College of Education

Carrie Oser
Coaching committee co-chair and Faculty Advisory Committee member
Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Donna Wilcock
Mentor training and Grant Writing Workshop lead; Faculty Advisory Committee member
Physiology, College of Medicine

Hilary Surratt
Evaluator
Behavioral Science, College of Medicine

Lisa Tannock
Professional development support and Faculty Advisory Committee member
Endocrinology & Metabolism Medicine, College of Medicine

Michael Rowland
Professional development support and Faculty Advisory Committee member
Internal Medicine, College of Medicine​

Joel Thompson
REDCap specialist and PI 101 developer
Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Chana Akins
Faculty Advisory Committee member
Office of Faculty Advancement; Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Kathryn Cardarelli
Faculty Advisory Committee member
Office of Faculty Advancement; Health, Behavior & Society, College of Public Health

Linda Dwoskin
Faculty Advisory Committee member
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy

Candice Hargons
Faculty Advisory Committee member
Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, College of Education

Debra Harley
Faculty Advisory Committee member
Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education, College of Education

Kathy Grzech
Faculty Advisory Committee member
Proposal Development Office

Brittany Smalls
Faculty Advisory Committee member
Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine

Greg Smith
Faculty Advisory Committee member
Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences​

Guigen Zhang
Faculty Advisory Committee member
Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Scientific Mentors for Cohort 2 

Philip Westgate
Mentee: Reuben Adatorwovor
Biostatistics, UK College of Public Health

Lisa Cassis
Mentee: Yasir Alsiraj
Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, UK College of Medicine
Office of the Vice President for Research

Mark Dignan
Mentee: Juan Canedo
Internal Medicine, UK College of Medicine
Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Markey Cancer Center

Roberto Gedaly
Mentee: Fanny Chapelin
Surgery, UK College of Medicine
UK Transplant Center

Barbara Knutson
Mentee: Brittany Givens Rassoolkhani
Chemical Engineering, UK College of Engineering

Gia Mudd-Martin
Mentee: Julie Plasencia
Nursing, UK College of Nursing

Near-peer Mentors for Cohort 2 

 

Shanna Babalonis
Behavioral Science, College of Medicine

Jessica Burris
Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Jakub Famulski
Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Shyanika Rose
Behavioral Science, College of Medicine

Ramon Sun
Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, College of Medicine