2023 Herbert W. Nickens Award
Herbert W. Nickens, MD, MA, was the founding vice president of the Association of American Colleges Division of Community and Minority Programs, now the Diversity Policy and Programs unit. Dr. Nickens' passionate leadership contributed greatly to focusing national attention on the need to support underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities in medicine. His efforts resulted in a multitude of programs and initiatives that advanced the career development of minorities in medicine.
Before joining the AAMC, Dr. Nickens was the first director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also seved as director of the Office of Policy, Planning and Analysis of the National Institute on Aging, as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and was deputy chief of the Center on Aging of the National Institute of Mental Health at NIH.
Dr. Nickens received his AB in 1969 from Harvard College and an MD and MA from the University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and a member of the faculty of the School of Medicine.
Leadership Award................March 17, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST