Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, Associate Dean for Research and Planning for the College of Public Health and Health Professions and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology has recently been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). This association has four main purposes in the scientific community: research, education, advocacy, and mentoring. ACTS was specifically created to address the needs identified through the creation of the Clinical and Translational Science Award Program (CTSA). As such, the Association’s mission is to advance research and education in clinical and translational science to improve human health. With this appointment, Dr. Cottler will be serving a three-year term. Congratulations Dr. Cottler!