University of Nebraska Medical Center Selects Dele Davies as Interim Chancellor

H. Dele Davies has been selected to serve as interim chancellor for the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center enrolls about 900 undergraduate students and 2,800 graduate students. Black students represent about 2 percent of all undergraduates.

An expert in pediatric infectious diseases, Dr. Davies joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in 2012. He has been serving as the medical center’s senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies. He is also a member of the National Biodefense Science Board, serving as an advisor to the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

From 2003 to 2012, Dr. Davies was chair of pediatrics and human development at Michigan State University. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years as director of the Child Health Research Unit at Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Child Health Research Institute at the University of Calgary in Canada.

Dr. Davies received a master’s degree in epidemiology and his medical degree from the University of Toronto. He holds a second master’s degree in health care management from Harvard University.

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