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Kyle Bradford Jones Appointed Hicken Endowed Chair

Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP has been appointed the Dr. Nymphus Frederick Hicken, Alta Thomas Hicken and Margarete Stahl Wilkin Hicken Endowed Chair in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine effective April 1, 2024.

Established to honor the Hicken family, the chairship aims to discover new treatments and cures to improve patient care and the quality of life.

“I am very excited for this opportunity. I want to thank the Hicken family for their generous donation that makes this chairship possible. I am honored to continue furthering the legacy of this wonderful family,” says Jones.

Throughout his career, Dr. Jones has devoted time to researching clinical care for individuals with developmental disabilities and creating training courses for clinicians based on his findings.

Dr. Jones plans to create a statewide consortium, bringing together healthcare professional students from various medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner schools.

Focused on caring for individuals with developmental disabilities, the consortium will provide access to expert seminars, national conferences, and the opportunity to learn directly from individuals in this population.

For years, Dr. Jones aspired to dive deeper into this research, and the Hicken Chair provides the opportunity for him to concentrate on the topic. “The chairship will strengthen my ongoing efforts in clinical care, education of professionals, and research,” he says.

Additionally, Dr. Jones anticipates his research will lead to scholarly publications that will share key findings with the family medicine community.

Dr. Jones will hold the chair for a five-year term concluding on March 31, 2029.

Kyle Bradford Jones