Professional Development Program (PDP)

Our Professional Development Program (PDP) is offered to all students, staff and faculty at the University of Florida. 

At SHARC, our mission is to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among the diverse range of populations affected by alcohol and HIV. We aim to provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved with our mission by providing seminars, team meetings, mentoring and collaboration. 

We offer many opportunities and rewards through our Professional Development Program. 

Learn more about PDP by joining our weekly SHARC Bites email list!


LEVELS OF PDP

Level 1

Requirements

  • Enroll, provide your photo, commit to the program!
  • IRB Research Training (IRB803)
  • Attend 3 SHARC PDP Meetings + 3 SHARC Research Seminars each semester for 2 semesters
  • Participate (regular attendance) in a SHARC Working Group for at least 1 semester
  • Participate in at least 1 SHARC Community Engagement Event

Rewards

  • SHARC Shirt
  • SHARC Level 1 Certificate
  • Eligibility for SHARC Internship
  • Invitation to SHARC Socials

Level 2

Requirements

  • Attend 3 SHARC PDP Meetings + 3 SHARC Research Seminars each semester for 2 semesters
  • Participate (regular attendance) in a SHARC Working Group for 2 semesters
  • Present at least once at a PDP meeting (5 minutes or more)
  • Submit Abstract/Poster as first author during at least one meeting/conference
  • Participate in at least 2 Community Engagement Events

Rewards

  • Name + Photo on SHARC Website
  • SHARC Level 2 Certificate
  • Invitation to SHARC Socials
  • Eligibility for up to $500 SHARC Travel Funds (Application Required)

Level 3

Requirements

  • Attend 3 SHARC PDP Meetings + 3 SHARC Research Seminars each semester for 2 semesters
  • Lead or Co-lead a SHARC Working Group for at least one semester
  • Submit a paper as first author using SHARC data
  • Present during at least one national research conference related to alcohol and/or HIV
  • Mentor someone junior to you
  • Participate in at least 1 Community Engagement Event

Rewards

  • Recognition in SHARC Bites Newsletter
  • SHARC Level 3 Certificate
  • SHARC Professional Development (PDP) Trophy
  • Invitation to SHARC Seminar Luncheons
  • Eligibility for up to $1,000 SHARC Travel Funds (Application Required)


List of Opportunities

SHARC offers multiple activities throughout each semester to complete requirements for each level.

Program Participants and Alumni

Click below to view current Level 2 and Level 3 participants (as of December 2020) and PDP Alumni.