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UPDATE: Because of the threat of severe winter weather, John Ruffin, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will not be available to media Feb. 20 at Kansas State University. Communications and marketing will notify media when the opportunity is rescheduled, likely for late March or early April.

Media advisory: John Ruffin, director of National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, available to media Feb. 20

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013


MANHATTAN -- John Ruffin, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will be available to media from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Kansas State University's Throckmorton Hall.

Ruffin has devoted his career to improving the health status of racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. He has planned and brought to fruition the largest biomedical research program in the nation aimed at efforts to eliminate health disparities. The hallmark of his career has been guiding minority health and health disparities from a research agenda in the early 1990s to the institute it is today.

Ruffin is the Graduate School's distinguished alumnus for 2013. He earned a doctorate in systematic and developmental biology from Kansas State University.

Media interested in speaking with Ruffin should RSVP to media@k-state.edu. Division of Communications and Marketing staff will be available to direct media to the location for interviews.

Written by

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson 
785-532-1543
ebarcomb@k-state.edu

Media RSVP

Media should email media@k-state.edu to RVSP for an interview with John Ruffin, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.