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Announcing APTR President for the 2018 - 2020 Term

Wednesday, April 18, 2018  
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Timothy P. Hickman, MD, MEd, MPH has been elected as the next APTR President. Dr. Hickman will serve as President-Elect from 2017-2018 on the APTR Executive Committee and will take office as President from 2018 through 2020.

Dr. Hickman, is an Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at UMKC School of Medicine and Health Profession Education Program, Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology, UMKC School of Education. He received a MD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. He attained a MEd, with an Emphasis in Adult Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and an MPH from Saint Louis University, School of Public Health. He completed additional doctoral courses in Research Methodology and Health Promotion/Disease Prevention at SLU School of Public Health. He received a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Oregon Health and Science University. While completing his MEd, he served an internship with the National MultiCultural Institute in Washington, D.C. This included training in conducting cultural awareness workshops and practical experience in conducting workshops with several AmeriCorps projects.

Within the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics he teaches “Introduction to Medical Informatics” and “Social Determinants Health”. He also serves as faculty for Independent Study and Capstone Course and serves on Capstone and Thesis Committees. He is responsible for the Culturally Appropriate Care, Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities curriculum for medical students programs which includes teaching in Year I, II, (lectures in “Fundamentals of Medicine”) and guest lectures in various medical humanities and graduate school courses. He is the instructor for “Teaching about Culture and Health” in the Masters of Health Professions Education program and co-instructor for “PA Professions III (Culturally Appropriate Care)” in the Masters of Medical Science Physician Assistant program.

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