Fry New Midwest Fish & Wildlife Health Coordinator

June 14, 2023

The Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has recently hired a Midwest Regional Fish and Wildlife Health Coordinator.  This position will support MAFWA’ s Fish and Wildlife Health Committee with regional efforts connected to Wildlife Health and ensure strong cross communication and coordination within the region and on a national scale.  MAFWA is pleased to announce that Dr. Tricia Fry has accepted the position.

Tricia recently completed her PhD in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Madison studying the influence of climate change on polar bear physiology. Tricia is a Wisconsin native and got her start in wildlife ecology as an intern at the International Crane Foundation after a B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University.  After earning an M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from UW in 2004, she worked as part of the Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Health Team focusing her work on chronic wasting disease and West Nile Virus. Tricia spent 8 years working for the USDA at the National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins, Colorado where her research focused on prominent wildlife diseases including rabies, avian influenza, and chronic wasting disease. Tricia also taught ecology and Principles of Wildlife Management at the University of Wisconsin. Tricia’s family includes two great kids and two pretty good dogs.

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