Center for Reducing Health Disparities names new directorDejun Su, Ph.D., director of the South Texas Border Health Disparities Center at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA), Edinburg, since 2009, is the new director of the UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities in the College of Public Health.
|Dejun Su, Ph.D.|
"He brings tremendous energy and commitment to this important domain of learning and service, in addition to many personal attributes that will allow him to exert wise and collaborative leadership at the center, the college and the community," Dr. El-Mohandes said.
Glad to join the team
Dr. Su, who also will serve as associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Social and Behavioral Health, said he was impressed by the growth and accomplishments of UNMC's College of Public Health in the past five years.
"It is young, vibrant and on track to becoming one of the renowned public health programs in the nation," he said. "I am deeply honored that I can be a part of this team and I look forward to working closely with my colleagues to move our agenda forward in the years to come."
Dr. Su has a background of funded research tackling the issue of health disparities among underserved and minority populations.
In the past five years, he and his collaborators have received $3.3 million in funding from:
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality;
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
- National Cancer Institute; and
- The Office of Minority Health.
Welcome Dr. Su! We are excited to have you join our college.