Welcome to the Center for Professional Development

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Since the Center for Professional Development (CPD) is brand new and continuously evolving, several programs are still under development, so trainees can expect to see email announcements as new programs become available! Some programs under development include a regular series on careers; a regular lecture on fellowship writing; an alumni/faculty mentoring network; CV, resume, and cover letter review; and mock interview opportunities.

August 2014 Press Release


Our vision is for all trainees to have an impactful, fulfilling, and prosperous career.


Our mission is to supplement every trainee's scientific education with the professional and career development opportunities most appropriate to each individual trainee’s interests and skills.

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Phone number:
(585) 275-4522


CPD Town Hall Meetings

Please watch our recent town hall meetings

CPD/BEST Town Hall Meeting Faculty Video/Slides

CPD/BEST Town Hall Meeting Trainee Video/Slides