Minority Research Center names director

Valandra German, former interim chairwoman and assistant professor of the School of Public Health at Dillard University in New Orleans, La., has been named director of the Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions.

In 2011, the center was established through a partnership between the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office, Master of Science Degree in Addiction Studies program and the Arkansas Department of Health. Its mission is to provide assistance to the state and nation in tobacco and other substance abuse research, prevention, education, technical assistance and evaluation in regard to minority populations.