U Professor Elected to American Board of Preventive Medicine

U Professor Elected to American Board of Preventive Medicine

Sep 14, 2003 6:00 PM

Kurt T. Hegmann, M.D., M.P.H., has been elected to the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is only the second Utahn to serve in this capacity.

Hegmann is director of the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine and associate professor of family and preventive medicine. He also directs the University's Occupational Medicine Residency Program. Hegmann's areas of interest include musculoskeletal disorders, medical education, and commercial driver safety. He's currently conducting three studies with approximately $4 million in external funding.

The American Board of Preventive Medicine, one of the 24 boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties, oversees physician certification in the fields of occupational medicine, general preventive medicine, and public health.

Hegmann will start serving a nine-year term on the board this fall. Royce Moser Jr., M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor in the U medical school's Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, was the only other Utahn to serve on the board. Hegmann has also served on the American Board of Preventive Medicine's Core Examination Committee for nine years.

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