The MCCTR's Professional Development Core provides extensive training and resources to foster the growth of Mississippi's next generation of obesity investigators and to increase their number, diversity, and success. The Professional Development Core oversees three programs: the Investigator Development Program, Mentor Academy, and Seminar Series. These programs aim to create a rich intellectual environment, promote investigator interactions, and provide targeted research investments to increase research collaboration among MCCTR investigators from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, and to foster the development of young, obesity-focused investigators with sustained, independent extramural funding.
John E. Hall, PhD, Professional Development Core Leader
Dr. Hall is the Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at UMMC and the Director of the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research.
Michael J. Ryan, PhD, Mentor Academy Director
Dr. Ryan is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at UMMC, Director of Graduate Studies in Physiology, and Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences.