HSC President Named to Scott & White Foundation Board
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February 19, 2004
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Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., Elected to Scott & White Foundation Board of Trustees
Respected physician and educator Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., is the newest trustee elected to the Scott & White Hospital Foundation. Dr. Dickey, president of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs for the A&M System, was elected to a four-year term.
Dr. Dickey, who assumed the health science center presidency in January 2002, is past president of the American Medical Association (1998-99) and the founding program director of the Family Practice Residency of the Brazos Valley. She is also professor of Family and Community Medicine at the A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
In addition to her AMA membership, Dr. Dickey is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Medical Association. Among her numerous honors are recognitions by the Texas Society of Pathologists and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and five honorary doctoral degrees, including a doctor of science from the University of Massachusetts and a doctor of laws from the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dickey earned her undergraduate degree at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches and her medical degree in 1976 from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where she received the Distinguished Alumni Award. She served on the National Institutes of Health Advisory Council on Allergy and Infectious Diseases from 1987 to 1990, and was appointed in 2003 to the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Currently serving as editor-in-chief of Medem, an Internet-based patient education company that is a partnership of the AMA, medical specialty societies and several state associations, Dr. Dickey has been an active editorial advisor and reviewer for several professional publications and has contributed to general-interest periodicals as well.
A frequent speaker at professional and civic organizations throughout the country, she has also served as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association and on the editorial advisory boards of Patient Care, Medical World News, Medical Ethics Advisor and Archives of Family Medicine.
Dr. Dickey and her husband, Franklin (Champ), have three grown children, Danielle, Wilson and Elizabeth.
Scott & White has been the principal teaching partner of the A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine since 1974.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.