What We Do

Education. Mentorship. Training. Networking. Collaboration. All are essential to building or expanding a career. We champion each NNE-CTR investigator at all career stages and help them achieve their professional research goals. Through personalized mentoring, working with our research navigators,  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

Jennifer Holmes, CCRP
University of Vermont
Research Navigator


Charles Irvin headshot

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


Don Gage, PhD
University of Vermont
Research Navigator

Irwin Brodsky headshot

Irwin Brodsky, MD, MPH
Core Co-Lead

Ivette Emery headshot

Ivette Emery, PhD
Curriculum Director

Research ECHOs

See below for links to and information about our recent Clinical Research ECHOs.

CoProduction: Working Together to Engage Communities in Disparities Research. Wednesday, March 27, 2024


For more information: Community Engagement | MaineHealth


Bollyky TJ, Templin T, Cohen M, Schoder D, Dieleman JL, Wigley S. The relationships between democratic experience, adult health, and cause-specific mortality in 170 countries between 1980 and 2016: an observational analysis. Lancet 2019; 393: 1628–40

Bollyky TJ, Angelino O, Wigley S, Dieleman JL. Trust made the difference for democracies in COVID-19. Lancet. 2022 Aug 27;400(10353):657

Radl-Karimi C, Nicolaisen A, Sodemann M, et al.  Coproduction of healthcare service with immigrant patients: protocol of a scoping review BMJ Open 2018;8:e019519. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019519


Become a Member!

Membership is free. All NNE-CTR members have access to our services and support. Learn more about NNE-CTR membership and join today.


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