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MEDIA ADVISORY: Idaho WWAMI Building Dedication Ceremony

September 16, 2022


WHAT: Members of the media are invited to the D.A. Huckabay M.D. Medical Education Building naming ceremony and sign unveiling at University of Idaho, with in person and livestream viewing options.

The Idaho WWAMI Medical Education building at University of Idaho will be named in honor of the Huckabay Family, who established the largest endowment in U of I’s history, named the Durward and Susan Huckabay Foundation Scholarship Endowment. For generations to come, the $12 million endowment will benefit Idaho residents receiving nationally ranked medical education at U of I and clinical training in rural communities across the Gem State as Idaho WWAMI medical students.

To honor his grandfather’s legacy as a rural physician, John Huckabay has contributed to scholarship support for more than 1,400 WWAMI medical education graduates since the 1990s. Huckaby, foundation trustee and Coeur d’Alene resident, will be present at the ceremony alongside 80 current Idaho WWAMI medical students.

WHEN: 5-5:30 p.m. Sept. 20

WHO: Jeff Seegmiller, Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program director; Scott Green, University of Idaho president.

WHERE: Front lawn of the D.A. Huckabay M.D. Medical Education Building, 121 W. Sweet Avenue, Moscow, ID. Also livestreamed at

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: John Huckabay and two medical student scholarship recipients will be available for interviews before the ceremony, from 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.

RSVP: Contact Lindsay Lodis at or 208-364-4037

ASSETS AVAILABLE: Courtesy photos are available for download with captions through an online media gallery. Please reach Kyle Pfannenstiel at or 208-329-8947 for assistance.

About WWAMI Medical Education

The University of Washington School of Medicine’s (UWSOM) public medical school for a five-state region is known by the acronym, WWAMI: Washington (Seattle and Spokane), Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Established in 1971, WWAMI is a national model for community-based training of physicians for rural areas and for other populations lacking adequate medical services. The medical school trains 100 students in Seattle, 60 in Spokane, 20 in Wyoming, 20 in Alaska, 30 in Montana and 40 in Idaho through relationships with university partners in each of the states. Its faculty conducts basic and clinical research, cares for patients and trains new physicians, biomedical scientists, and allied health professionals. The medical school is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s best in primary care education and rural medicine training, and #2 for family medicine training. Learn more at

Media Contact:

Lindsay Lodis
Marketing and Communications Manager

Idaho WWAMI medical students study inside of the medical education building at University of Idaho.

About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at


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