Dr. Daehee Kang, an alumnus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been elected president of Seoul National University. Dr. Kang received his PhD in environmental health sciences in 1994 from what was then known as the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He will assume his role next month.
[Photo: Dr. Daehee Kang]
Dr. Kang graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine, where he majored in preventive medicine. In 1996, he was appointed professor at the department of preventive medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine. From 2010 to 2011, Dr. Kang was director of external affairs and development, Seoul National University Hospital. In 2011, he became a dean of Seoul National University College of Medicine. He has served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Korean Association of Medical Colleges since 2011.
Dr. Kang’s research interests include discovering the biomarkers about cancer occurrence and their therapeutic effect.
Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is considered to be the most prestigious university in the country.