What We Do

The Professional Development Core supports the career development of our members through education and training, as well as collaborative and mentorship opportunities. Our goal is to champion each NNE-CTR member at all career stages and help them achieve their individual professional research goals. Through personalized mentoring, collaboration with external career resources, and research-based programs, we support clinical and translational researchers of all backgrounds and experience.

Our Services

The Professional Development Core helps connect members with opportunities both through the NNE-CTR and through our participating institutions. Some of these many services include:

Training & Education:

Mentorship & Networking:



Are you a clinical or translational researcher looking to advance your career in our region? Get paired with our experienced mentors for individualized guidance!

Find a Mentor, click to go to the mentor request form

Are you a late-stage career researcher who wants to learn how to be a better mentor and help advise the up-and-coming researchers of our region? Join our Mentoring team today!

Be A Mentor, click to reach the be a mentor form

Our Team

Kimberly Leubbers headshot

Kimberly Luebbers, MSHS, RN, BSN, OCN
University of Vermont
Core Lead

Irwin Brodsky headshot

Irwin Brodsky, MD, MPH
Core Co-Lead

Charles Irvin headshot

Charles Irvin, PhD
University of Vermont
Director of Mentorship & Career Development

Ivette Emery headshot

Ivette Emery, PhD
Curriculum Director


Administrative Core

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design Core

Community Engagement & Outreach Core

Pilot Projects Program

Professional Development Core

Tracking & Evaluation Core

Translational Research Technologies Core



Please email us with any questions or for assistance accessing services.

Need to Become a Member?

All NNE-CTR members have access to our services and support. Learn more about membership here and gain access to our core services and programs.