North Carolina doctor to lead Kempe Center

By Staff

Des Runyan, M.D., has been selected to lead the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Runyan, a professor of social medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, will become the Kempe Center's director in August. Runyan also we be a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His wife, Carol, will be a professor in the Colorado School of Public Health and will work on unintentional injury prevention efforts with the CHAI Program (Children's Health Advocacy Institute) at The Children's Hospital.