INMED welcomes Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as new assistant director

The Indians into Medicine (INMED) program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences would like to welcome Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as the program’s new assistant director. Dr. Wescott formerly taught in the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University in American Indian Public Health. She is Athabascan from Fairbanks, Alaska. Dr. Wescott holds a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, a Master of Public Health degree from the UCLA School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Dartmouth College.

Her heritage and experience have shaped her career toward the goal of improving the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Dr. Wescott currently serves on the board of directors of the Association of American Indian Physicians as well as the American Medical Association Minority Affairs Section Governing Council as Vice Chair. She also serves on the Working Group on Workforce Diversity for the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee to the Director.

She previously served as an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, and as an affiliate clinical professor at the University of Alaska. Dr. Wescott has co-edited two landmark books on children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Fantastic Antone Succeeds! and Fantastic Antone Grows Up. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and was appointed a Henry Jackson Fellow for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.