School of Medicine and Health Sciences recognizes volunteer faculty

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences presented the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty to the following physicians during commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 14.

  • Jacob A. Fish, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and alumnus (M.D. Class of 2011) Fargo, North Dakota.
  • Amy M. Juelson, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and alumna (M.D. Class of 2005) Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Robert G. Kemp, M.D., Clinical Instructor of Family and Community Medicine and alumnus (M.D. Class of 1992) Williston, North Dakota.
  • Patricia J. Lindholm, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
  • William Matt Lowe II, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dickinson, North Dakota.
  • Alicia M. Norby, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and alumna (M.D. Class of 2006) Minot, North Dakota.
  • Timothy L. Pansegrau, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Douglas J. Renton, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and alumnus (M.D. Class of 2002) Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Troy S. Russon, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • Sara R. Solberg, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and alumna (M.D. Class of 2000) Williston, North Dakota.
  • Eduardo P. Yabut, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Jamestown, North Dakota.

“As a community-based school, we could not carry out our educational mission without the dedication and sacrifice of our voluntary faculty members,” said Joshua Wynne, vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “In large measure, the quality of our medical education program is dependent on the many physicians throughout the state who serve as volunteer faculty members. They have added and incorporated this activity into their daily medical practices and welcomed our medical students to learn from them and their patients.”

“We are fortunate to have many dedicated physicians from across North Dakota who teach,” Wynne said. “In fact, a larger proportion of the physicians in North Dakota are voluntary faculty members than in any other state. Of the roughly 1,700 physicians in the state, over 1,200 have voluntary clinical faculty appointments at the School. That’s more than two out of three—quite a remarkable and noteworthy indication of the degree of commitment that our doctors have to educating the next generation of caregivers.”

“These physicians have gone above and beyond the call of duty in giving our students the benefit of their time, experience, knowledge, and wisdom gained from years of caring for patients,” he said. “By example, they have served as superior role models and encouraged our students to define and adopt the highest standards of medical service.”

— Denis F. MacLeod, Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777.2733, denis.macleod@med.UND.edu