PEER is the outgrowth of the Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research. PEER focuses on faculty recruitment and development by fostering and conducting activities in 4 areas:
- Skills Development
- Salary Support
- Mentoring and Career Development Resources
- Peer Networking.
Technical assistance workshops provide selected faculty with assistance in manuscript preparation and grant writing. Partial salary support is provided on a competitive basis for 1-2 faculty per year. Mentoring discussions and meetings with COAP leaders provide junior faculty guidance to career activities consistent with the promotions requirements. Peer networking sessions meet quarterly to provide a forum for learning and socialization