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New investigator: Su Chen, PhD

Su Chen, PhD

Su Chen, PhD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony on March 9 for UNMC’s Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist, New Investigator and Community Service to Research Award recipients.

New investigator

New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.

  • Name: Su Chen, PhD
  • Title: Associate professor, UNMC Department of Biostatistics
  • Joined UNMC: 2021
  • Hometown: China

Please describe your research focus in three words or less: 

Biostatistics, epigenetics, clinical trials

Why is research important in the world today? 

Through scientific research, we gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of a problem and help develop tools or technology to improve our lives.

My research will make a difference because: 

One of my current research interests is to investigate the long-term effect of epigenetic changes during pregnancy on later life diseases in women.

The best advice I’ve ever received is: 

You will never know what you would get unless you try it.

Three things you may not know about me are:

I like gardening, fishing and travel.

1 comment

  1. Brigette Vaughan says:

    Congratulations Dr. Chen! So glad to work with you in DONS!

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