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 Lori Duhamell

Lori Duhamell joined University of Delaware Athletics as a sports medicine nurse in July, 2016.

She replaced Mary Zagar, who served UD Athletics and its student-athletes for 39 years before retiring in June, 2016.

Duhamell brings extensive nursing experience in emergency and intensive care over the last 10 years, most recently as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at Christiana Care Middletown (Del.) Embergency Room.

She also worked as an RN in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at Shore Medical Center at Chestertown (Md.) in 2011-15 and as an RN in the Interventional Radiology and Progressive Care Unit (Cardiac Step-Down Unit) at Union Hospital of Cecil County in Elkton, Md. in 2008-11, and as an RN and student nurse extern at Wilmington Hospital (Christiana Care Health System) in 2004-08.

She earned her emergency medical technician certification from the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in 1998, graduated magna cum laude with an associate degree in nursing from Delaware Technical and Community College in 2005, and earned her bachelor's degree in nursing with honors from the University of Phoenix in 2013.

Duhamell serves as an EMS Chief and firefighter with the Galena, Md. Volunteer Fire Company and is a disaster response RN and EMT with Maryland Responds, a statewide organization that responds to catastrophes. She also is a member of the Board Certification of Emergency Nurses (BCEN) and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. 

Duhamell and her husband, Scott, reside in Galena, Md. with their three children, Jake, Cody, and Brooklyn.

Scott is a sergeant for the Kent County (Md.) Sheriff's Office and is a volunteer fire chief. Son, Jake, also serves as an EMT and plans to become a paramedic. Son, Cody, attends Delaware Tech.

Updated 2/15/17

Position: Sports Medicine Nurse
Hometown: Galena, Md.
Alma Mater: University of Phoenix
Graduating Year: 2013
Major: Nursing
Experience: 1st Year
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