Randy R. Brutkiewicz earned his PhD degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and received postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health. He is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine, with an NIH-funded laboratory studying innate immunity, immune evasion and signal transduction pathways.
He was the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Indiana University School of Medicine from 2013 - 2017 and oversaw the IU School of Medicine Graduate Division, responsible for graduate and postdoctoral programming and oversight in the IU School of Medicine. An important professional development focus he initiated was the pursuit of nonacademic career paths for trainees.
From 2007 – 2013, Randy Brutkiewicz was an Assistant Dean in the IU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and a member of the AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs; in 2009, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development received the AAMC Women in Medicine Leadership Award. Dr. Brutkiewicz’s office was the first of its kind and focused exclusively on research faculty development. His office was responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and oversight of programs aimed at enhancing the development and success of tenure-track and non-tenure track research faculty, and research associates in the School of Medicine.