May 31: Welcome reception for incoming INMED Director Donald Warne

Donald Warne
Donald Warne

Please note date change.

A welcome reception for Donald Warne, new director of the INMED Program and associate dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 in the West Atrium of the SMHS building.

Most recently the Chair of the Department of Public Health in the NDSU College of Health Professions, Warne assumes the role of INMED Director long held by Eugene Delorme, who retired in 2017. Joycelyn Dorscher has served as interim INMED director since last year.

Among other duties, in his new role Warne will support the needs of American Indian healthcare students on the University of North Dakota campus; help provide reservation communities with culturally competent healthcare providers; maintain strong relationships between the SMHS and tribal communities in North Dakota and the surrounding region; and contribute to the School’s scholarly, service, and teaching missions.

Established in 1973, INMED is a national program designed to help support more American Indian health professionals dedicated to practicing in underserved and rural areas, including but not limited to reservations. INMED services include academic and personal counseling for students, assistance with financial aid application, and summer enrichment sessions at the junior high through professional school levels.

Please join us to hear from Dr. Warne and Dean Wynne–and enjoy light refreshments.

Everyone is welcome to attend.