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From the Dean

From the Dean

December 13, 2018 at 10:48 am

This week, we celebrated the holiday season with parties on the Southeast (Fargo) and the Northwest (Minot) campuses, finishing the cycle of parties at all four regional campuses that began last week. As at the parties on the Southwest (Bismarck) and Northeast (Grand Forks) campuses last week, we took timeRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

December 6, 2018 at 1:58 pm

As I mentioned in last week’s column, there was a lot going on in Bismarck this week. On Monday, the UND SMHS Advisory Council met in preparation for the upcoming North Dakota Legislative Assembly. There were three important items on the agenda, the first being a review of the FifthRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 29, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Next week marks the “official” beginning of the new legislative session in North Dakota. Although the Legislative Assembly starts on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, there is a “pre-session” meeting of members Monday through Wednesday of next week, culminating on Wednesday morning when Gov. Doug Burgum presents his Executive Budget forRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 9, 2018 at 11:53 pm

This will be a truncated column this week, as Susan and I returned from the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) late Tuesday night, and I was seeing patients in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease clinic all day yesterday. By the way, the clinic (which IRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 18, 2018 at 10:30 pm

As you know, the SMHS relies on practitioners from all across North Dakota to help train our medical and health sciences students. Although much of our clinical educational efforts occur in the outpatient (non-hospital) setting, the six tertiary care hospitals (along with the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fargo andRead More

From The Dean

From The Dean

August 24, 2018 at 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 at 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