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:

  1. Skills Development
  2. Salary Support
  3. Mentoring and Career Development Resources
  4. 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