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Dr. Linda Cottler, Department of Epidemiology Chair, was awarded the 2014 National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) Scientific Achievement Award at the group’s annual conference in late September. NCRG noted that this is the first time the organization has honored an educator who has contributed to the field of gambling disorder, calling her “a pivotal figure in the development of the field of gambling disorder.” Among her achievements cited was the mentoring of junior investigators, leading to new categories of grants for early stage investigators. Cottler’s work on the 1981 Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study of mental disorders, one of the first studies to provide considerable evidence of the high rate of co-occurring psychiatric disorders with gambling disorder, was also recognized, along with her role on the National Research Council committee and her service on the NCRG Scientific Advisory Board since 1998, including her role as Chairwoman from 2009-2013.
By: Jill Pease While spatial statistics and Geographic Information Systems technologies aren’t often used in community-engagement research, they hold great potential for helping researchers know where to focus limited resources, […]
A University of Florida epidemiology Ph.D. student has received nearly half a million dollars in phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges.
The Department of Epidemiology added another brilliant mind to its faculty when Dr. Travis Gerke started on September 15, 2014. Travis Gerke is a cancer epidemiologist and biostatistician with applied and methodological interests in […]