New Wyoming-WWAMI Medical Education Program Director Appointed at UW | New

June 8, 2021

Dr Brant Schumaker

As a result of national research, Dr. Brant Schumaker, associate professor at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory, has been selected as the new director of the Wyoming-WWAMI medical education program at the University of Wyoming.

Schumaker replaces Tim Robinson, who has served as director since 2013.

“I am grateful to Tim Robinson for his excellent leadership of the WWAMI program and for the collaborative spirit he brought to the College of Health Sciences,” said the Dean of the College of Health Sciences at UW , David Jones. “He had a significant impact during his tenure as Director of WWAMI.”

WWAMI is a medical school consortium program offered by the Washington University School of Medicine and involving the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. WWAMI students spend their first two years on their home campus and the rest of their time at the University of Washington and clinical sites in the Mountain West area.

Schumaker obtained his doctorate in veterinary medicine (2005) and his doctorate. in Epidemiology (2010), both from the University of California-Davis. With his new role at WWAMI, he will assume an academic position within the Division of Kinesiology and Health at the College of Health Sciences. Schumaker will begin his new role as Director of WWAMI on July 1.

“I am thrilled to be working with the # 1 medical school for primary care in the country right here at the University of Wyoming,” said Schumaker. “I look forward to helping our talented faculty and staff deliver the best medical education possible to our amazing Wyoming students. “

Schumaker has spent his career in veterinary medicine focusing on “One Health” approaches to mitigate the impact of infectious diseases.

“In the era of COVID-19, the interconnections between human, animal and environmental health have become even more apparent,” said Schumaker. “I want to help develop medical staff who can appreciate One Health and be ready to lead their communities with these principles in mind.”

“We are very happy that Brant is taking the helm of WWAMI,” Jones said. “He has been a key contributor to UW’s COVID surveillance testing and COVID vaccination programs. His experience in diseases of the human interface and his advocacy for the One Health approach to global health issues will be of great benefit to the WWAMI program, UW and the State.

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