URBANA, Ill. - Elvira de Mejia has been named as the director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at the University of Illinois.

Dr. de Mejia has over 15 years of experience as a faculty member in the U of I Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and DNS. She has almost 10 years of experience as interim assistant dean for the College of ACES Office of Research, where she has led the Research Academy and the ACES Summer Internship Program.