Min Hee Kang is currently a Distinguished University Professor of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She earned her Bachelor in Pharmacy in South Korea in 1990, and her PharmD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver in 1998. After completing her PharmD, she joined the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health as a post-doctoral fellow.
In 2005, Min accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Southern California-Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Kang co-directed the National Cancer Institute Pediatric Preclinical Development Program in vitro testing laboratory for 10 years, and the data she generated resulted in numerous publications and several early-phase pediatric clinical trials.
Dr. Kang was recruited to TTUHSC as an assistant professor in 2008. She was promoted to an associate professor with tenure in 2011 and to professor in 2015. Dr. Kang’s research has been continuously funded by both the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Kang has received several recognitions for her research and teaching, including President’s Young Investigator award in 2010, President’s Excellence in Research Award in 2013, University Distinguished Faculty in 2015, and the Outstanding Faculty Award by TTUHSC Student Governance Association 2014 and 2015. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and her H-index is 31. She serves as a reviewer on NIH Study Sections.