SOM’s Hickman selected to serve in two national positions

Timothy Hickman, M.D.

Timothy Hickman, M.D. ’80, M.Ed, M.P.H., F.A.A.P., associate teaching professor of biomedical and health informatics, has been selected to serve in two national positions.

He was recently elected as president of Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Board of Directors. He has also been chosen as a representative of the American Academy of Pediatrics to serve on the March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign Collaborative.

Hickman chaired the planning committee for the APTR annual meeting, Teaching Prevention 2017: Aligning Curriculum to Achieve Health Equity that took place in April in Savannah, Georgia. At the conference, he also presented a poster, “What do Medical Students Need to Know about Population Health and Preventive Medicine.”

He has been a member of the ATPR Board of Directors, the Paul Ambrose Scholars Planning Committee and the Board of Governors for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Working with the March of Dimes, Hickman will be part of the Clinical and Public Health Practice workgroup. He also currently serves as on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ section on epidemiology, public health and evidence.

The group is one of five March of Dimes workgroups designed to foster communities that provide the healthiest possible start to life for  the most vulnerable newborn infants. Its purpose is to explore and share the best available research and experience to improve health-care practice and public health policy for newborn children.

The prematurity campaign collaborative was launched in 2003 to raise public awareness of the issues surrounding premature berths and to decrease premature births in the United States. It is made up of nearly 200 leaders in maternal and child health organizations throughout the nation.