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Dr. Bahamonde received his Ph.D. in Human Performance with a sport biomechanics major and a minor in human anatomy from Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Bahamonde's research interests are in sport and clinical biomechanics which include, gait analysis, injury prevention and sport equipment testing. He is currently the Associate Dean of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and International Society for Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS), and member of IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and an IUPUI Translational Scholar. In 2010 he received the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning Director’s Mentoring Award for Outstanding Leadership and Mentoring of Undergraduate Research. He served as the appointed sport biomechanist of the United States Tennis Association Sport Science Committee. Dr. Bahamonde has been the author or co-author of articles in more than 50 publications and proceedings. He was an author for the International Tennis Federation book on Biomechanics of Advanced Tennis and a co-author of the Functional Anatomy Chapter for the ACSM Resources Manual for Exercise Testing and Prescription. Dr. Bahamonde has received grants from the National Institutes for Health (NIH), United States Olympic Committee in the Elite Athletes Project, United States Tennis Association, US Consumer Safety Commission, American Association of Retired People and other private organizations. In addition Dr. Bahamonde has been involved in the promotion of the undergraduate research and the advancement of the underrepresented minorities in higher education. He was the Director of the Diversity Scholars Research Program at IUPUI (DSRP) and has been involved as mentor in programs such as LSAMP, McNairs, UROP, SROP, and HBCU. He currently member of the leadership team of Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence, a NSF funded program for the development of a national hub of information for scholars to access data, models, and funding opportunities in broadening participation of underrepresented minority (URM) students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and the NIH IUPUI Graduate Preparation for the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences.
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