Dr. Leaden Hickman, Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, at CMU presented his paper entitled “Assessment of Long-Term INR Profile Variability and Hemorrhagic Events in Patients Chronically Anti-coagulated with Warfarin at the Annual Research Meeting of Academy Health June 24-26, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
The opening plenary section of the meeting, attended by more than 1500 global scientists, focused the theme of the conference, which was the Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) in the Field of Health Services Research (HSR). This research, essential to the delivery of evidence-based health care is directly related to the vision and mission of the College of Medicine.
Dr. Hickman’s work involves comparative effectiveness research in heart patients with atrial fibrillation and stroke. As a cardiovascular epidemiologist, his work has focused on developing effective clinical interventions for patients with cardiovascular disease. In addition to his research and teaching activities, Professor Hickman is Course Chair for the Year 1 and Year 2 College of Medicine course entitled Society and Community Medicine.