Director, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, USAMRMC
Col Wanda L. Salzer graduated from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, followed by an M.D. from Tulane Medical School. She completed her Pediatric residency at Kessler Air Force Base and a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Her graduate education also included the Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; followed by a Masters of Health Science Degree from Duke University School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology /Oncology. In addition to her clinical practice, Col Salzer has focused her research on pediatric lymphoblastic leukemia resulting in numerous publications. Prior to coming to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Col Salzer has served as Chair of the Neurotrauma Steering Committee, and also is on multiple Joint Programmatic Review Panels providing oversight for funding new research in diverse diseases. As Director of the CDMRP, USAMRMC, Col Salzer is responsible for all aspects of planning, execution, and management of research grants for all CDMRP programs and leading innovative research efforts in many types of cancer, neurological conditions, military relevant injuries, and specific disease programs to benefit military service members, their beneficiaries, and the American public.