A new director has been chosen to lead the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute. Susan Hickman will be only the second director in the center’s history. She is a clinical geropsychologist focused on older adults and their quality of life.
“Dr. Hickman’s tireless work on ways to protect patients’ wishes for their end-of-life care has transformed care and made a difference in countless lives. That dedication and her exceptional track record of research accomplishment make her an ideal leader for the Center for Aging Research,” said Peter Embí, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Regenstrief Institute. “She will help lead our talented faculty in work that improves the lives of older adults.”
Hickman is a professor in the Indiana University School of Nursing, and also serves as a co-director of the IUPUI RESPECT Signature Center, along with being a faculty member of the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. Hickman is succeeding founding director, Christopher Callahan, and Kathleen Unroe, who served as the center’s interim director over the past year.