Last month, HealthStreet’s very own founding director, Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., MPH, FACE, was selected for UF Term Professorship and recognized as the recipient the 2019 Mentorship Award at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence’s 81st Annual Meeting in San Antonio.
The College on Problems of Drug Dependence’s Mentorship Award, established in 2000, is given annually to a member of the organization who has been an exemplary mentor to developing researchers in the field of drug dependence. Dr. Cottler, who is only the third woman to receive the award, was nominated by HealthStreet’s co-director, Catherine Striley, Ph.D., MSW, MPE.
“She provides her mentees with the time they need with her, regardless of the many other demands on her time. To her, mentees come first. Many times, I have experienced her working late at night and early in the morning to help a mentee meet a deadline. She expects excellence, and under her tutelage and steady guidance, mentees learn how to meet the standard.”
– Catherine Striley, Ph.D., MSW, MPE
During her career, Dr. Cottler has more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and early-career-level mentees, including dozens of HealthStreet’s C.A.M.E.O students. She currently leads two NIH-funded training programs: the UF Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Indo-U.S. Training in Chronic Non-Communicable Disorders & Diseases Across Lifespan, supported by the NIH Fogarty International Center.