The PDC is a medullar component of the PRCTRC in that it serves to provide support for the coordination of the training and professional development activities of all the other key functions. To enable PDC leadership achieve their roles in integrating the PRCTRC’s clinical and translational research training activities, the PDC works in close collaboration with the three consortium institutions and the leaders of cores of the PRCTRC. This organizational process is effective, increases communication, productivity and helps maximize resources.
The overall goal of the Professional Development Core (PDC) is to integrate clinical and translational research training and professional development activities across the participating institutions. In collaboration with other PRCTRC cores and research programs PDC will support post-doctoral level professionals and junior faculty to become successful researchers addressing minority health and health disparities.