Hicks to Serve as Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at BJU

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 15, 2016) – Dr. Amy Hicks will join the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as assistant professor of health sciences in the Natural Science Division of the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Science. Hicks will offer a concentration in Health Care Administration.

“We are excited to have Amy join our natural science faculty this year,” says Dr. Renae Wentworth, dean of the College of Arts and Science. “Students will greatly benefit not only from her expertise in the fields of biochemistry and public health, but also from her enthusiasm in sharing her knowledge with them.”

Hicks earned a BS in Pre-Medicine (1996) from BJU and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry (2005) with a concentration in cancer immunology from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is currently working towards a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in global health from Liberty University, with an expected completion date in 2016.

Hicks previously served as the founding director of Triad Biotech Alliance in Winston Salem, where she increased awareness of regional biotechnology services, organized educational events that highlighted regional biotechnical innovations, and facilitated partnerships between community businesses and researchers.

At the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Hicks served as a postdoctoral fellow, which allowed her to develop and execute biomedical research. There, she published original research in peer-reviewed scientific journals, collaborated on grant writing to secure funding for research, and presented research findings at national and international scientific conferences.

Hicks also gained classroom experience, serving as adjunct faculty at Davidson Community College in Lexington, North Carolina, and as a teaching fellow at Clemson University.

“Bob Jones University strives to train students to build faith, challenge their potential, and follow Christ, and I couldn’t be more excited to carry on that mission with our Health Sciences students,” says Hicks. “I am looking forward to expanding opportunities for our students to address public health needs in the community.”