Dr. Judith Albino, University of Colorado President Emerita and professor of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, has been named the 2016 Distinguished Female Mentor by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Women in Science Network. This award recognizes a female researcher-mentor who has made an impact on other young women’s careers in the area of dental, oral, and craniofacial research.
[Photo: Dr. Judith Albino]
Dr. Albino is the leader of the school’s NIH-funded Center for Native Oral Health Research (CNOHR) that addresses crucial oral health issues among American Indian and Alaska Native children. The center has launched a research project involving 2,000 children on Indian reservations, where kids’ oral health is a major challenge.
Beyond that research, Dr. Albino directs a senior leadership training program called LITeS (Leadership for Innovative Team Science). Supported by the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute, this program takes a cohort of 28 senior scientists through a year-long leadership training program.
Dr. Albino also directs a Career Development and Leadership Training Program for graduate students and post docs through the CU Anschutz Graduate School and often travels the country consulting or coaching on leadership and organization development issues.