From the Dean

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 11, 2018 11:59 pm

I spent the last few days at the triannual meeting of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the national accreditation body for all of the medical schools in the United States and Canada. As one of the 15 professional members of the LCME (along with two public members andRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 4, 2018 11:30 pm

Last Sunday, Susan and I attended the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony for the first concert in its 2018-19 season. It was a spectacular performance, ending with a fantastic rendition of a Brahms favorite of mine, the Double Concerto in A Minor (Op. 102). The piece features the violin and cello, and theRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 27, 2018 11:01 am

It has been a busy week since my last column! Homecoming 2018 was a resounding success, even if the football team unfortunately couldn’t finish the week off with a win. But the other events during Homecoming 2018 went very well. The Continuing Education Symposium on infectious diseases that the SchoolRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 20, 2018 11:59 pm

UND Homecoming 2018 is in full swing! There have been a variety of activities already this week, including the Sioux Awards banquet last night at the Alerus Center. Among the honorees was basketball great and Williston, N.D., native Phil Jackson, who was one of the recipients of this year’s SiouxRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 13, 2018 2:30 pm

This past Tuesday, a delegation from the UND SMHS traveled to Bismarck for a scheduled meeting of the SMHS Advisory Council. As I’ve discussed before, the Council is a legislatively mandated group that advises the School, UND, the member organizations that have representatives on the Council, and especially the LegislatureRead More

From The Dean

From The Dean

August 31, 2018 10:34 am

Congratulations are certainly in order to our School’s Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research, Dr. Marc Basson, for leading the multi-institution team that we just learned will be receiving a $20.3 million, five-year grant to help counter the high cancer rates in North and South Dakota. The award, givenRead More

From The Dean

From The Dean

August 24, 2018 10:30 am

This past Tuesday, I testified before the Interim Higher Education Committee of the North Dakota Legislature on behalf of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Advisory Council. I’m the executive secretary of the Council, and ordinarily I’d testify along with Chair Dave Molmen, CEO of Altru Health System,Read More

From The Dean

From The Dean

August 17, 2018 9:00 am

It has been a while since I’ve discussed health management, financing, and policy issues in this column, but a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine was so provocative and insightful that I thought I’d bring it to your attention. Co-written by Michael Chernew and Austin Frakt, itRead More

From The Dean

From The Dean

August 10, 2018 3:31 pm

This week, the UND SMHS welcomes the 39 men and 38 women of the incoming medical student class of 2022. When looking at all four medical student classes, we have an almost equal mix of men and women, reflecting the national average. Our students average 24 years of age, and moreRead More

From The Dean

From The Dean

August 3, 2018 3:29 pm

I was off for a few days last week attending AirVenture 2018, the largest aviation event in the world. Sponsored by the Experimental Aviation Association, the event draws some 700,000 participants over the course of a week. It is held in Oshkosh, Wis., and a visit is like a pilgrimage forRead More

From The Dean

From The Dean

July 27, 2018 3:22 pm

Dr. Wynne is away from the office this week; his For Your Health column will return next week.

From the Dean

From the Dean

July 20, 2018 9:00 am

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an organization that represents, advises, and assists all the medical schools in the U.S. and Canada. Schools pay a membership fee to belong to it, and in return get a wide array of services. One of the more useful services is access to anRead More