Jane Schumaker

AURORA, Colo.University Physicians, Inc., the University of Colorado School of Medicine practice plan, has a new leader.

Jane T. Schumaker will become executive director and chief executive officer of UPI, which provides support for the clinical business and professional contracting operations for CU medical school doctors. She also will serve as senior associate dean for finance and administration in the medical school.

“UPI has been and will continue to be critical to the success of the medical school, which benefits Colorado,” said medical school Dean Richard Krugman, MD. “Jane will be a wonderful addition to UPI, to our team at the school, and to the community. She understands the financial complexities of supporting academic medicine and is experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of health care practice management.”

Schumaker comes to Colorado from the University of Chicago medical school, where she served as associate dean for administration. Her new roles with UPI and the school begin March 1, 2011.

“UPI member doctors are key to the success of one of the top medical schools in the country,” Schumaker said. “I want to keep that momentum going in education and to support our doctors as they continue to serve Coloradans with excellent health care, research and community involvement.”

Schumaker succeeds Lilly Marks, who was named CU vice president for health affairs and University of Colorado Denver’s executive vice chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Physicians who are members of UPI work at University of Colorado Hospital and The Children’s Hospital, both on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Both are recognized nationally as excellent facilities. Schumaker has more than 30 years of experience in academic health care.

Faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, mid-level providers, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, The Children’s Hospital, Denver Health, National Jewish Health, and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The medical school is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system. To learn more about the medical school’s care, education, research and community engagement, please visit its web site. For additional news and information, please visit the CU Denver newsroom online.

The Anschutz Medical Campus is a model for the type of interdisciplinary research in translational medicine that will take basic discovery “from the bench to the bedside.”

Contact: Dan Meyers, 303-724-5377, [email protected]

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