Tami Brancamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, named as interim chair for UNR Med Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

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A head shot photo of Tami Brancamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, interim chair for the department of speech pathology and audiology.

UNR Med has named Tami Brancamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, as interim chair for the department of speech pathology and audiology. Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med. 

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has named Tami Brancamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, as interim chair for the department of speech pathology and audiology. Dr. Brancamp served as assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology from 2008-15, and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in 2015.

In her new role as interim chair, Dr. Brancamp will provide leadership and direction as the academic and administrative leader in all facets of promoting and maintaining excellence and integrity in teaching, research, patient care, and community service missions of the department of speech pathology and audiology.  

Dr. Brancamp will be responsible for short and long-term strategic goals, including potential integration or affiliation with other health systems; administration of faculty including recruitment, retention, supervision and evaluation, promotion, mentoring and career development; relationship building and maintenance with community resources, hospitals, training sites for graduate and undergraduate students; and development and enhancement of the research activities of faculty and learners within the department.  

"Dr. Brancamp has helped build a strong speech pathology and audiology program in support of UNR Med's vision, mission and values," said UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. "As a result of her leadership, UNR Med is delivering a comprehensive education and training experience to our speech pathology and audiology students. Dr. Brancamp's extensive faculty experience with, and commitment to the School of Medicine will encourage students to excel in their specialty and eventually practice in northern Nevada, our rural communities and our state."  

"Speech pathology and audiology will be well-served by Dr. Brancamp's many talents, including her experience with and extensive knowledge of the department, her leadership skills, and her interest in engaging with the new opportunities as a result of our affiliation with Renown Health," said Jennifer Hagen, M.D., senior associate dean for faculty. "We are tremendously grateful to Dr. Brancamp for her willingness to serve as interim chair."  

Dr. Brancamp earned a bachelor of science degree with high distinction in communication disorders from San Francisco State University, a master of science degree in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a doctor of philosophy degree in speech pathology, with an emphasis in cleft palate/craniofacial disorder and neurogenic communication disorders, from the University of Nevada, Reno.  

Dr. Brancamp holds a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a member of the ASHA, the Association in Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), and an associate member with the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS).  

Dr. Brancamp serves on multiple service committees with UNR Med, including Sanford Center for Aging and the department of speech pathology and audiology, as well as committees with the Nevada System of Higher Education and the University's Office of the Provost.  

Her non-University service has included serving as the Chair of the State of Nevada Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensing Board; as well as serving on the Reno Access Advisory Council (RAAC); the Nevada Special Education Technology Assistance Project (NSETAP); the State of Nevada Assistive Technology Council; the Office of Aging and Disability Services; and the Regional Representative for National Aphasia Association.

Dr. Brancamp is an active and extensively published researcher, and also served as an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal and the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Released: Tuesday August 10, 2021 @ 8:00 AM