Timothy Hickman, M.D. ’80, M.Ed., M.P.H., associate teaching professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. The group is a national association of medical and health profession institutions and faculty that promotes prevention and population health education and research.
His leadership position was announced during the association’s annual meeting March 13-15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, along with his appointment to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Board of Governors.
Hickman served on the planning committee for the national meeting, where he presented a workshop on teaching social justice and a poster on promoting community health literacy. He also facilitated round table and panel discussions.
Previously, Hickman served on the steering committee for the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Health Literacy Initiative. He also received a Health Literacy Missouri Trailblazer Finalist Award in 2015 at the Sixth Annual Health Literacy Missouri Tribute Awards and Summit.