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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Monica Taylor-Desir presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on May 15

Monica Taylor-Desir, MD, MPH, DFAPA, will present “Resilience and Recovery in American Indian Mental Health” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Taylor-Desir served as Chief Medical Officer and Psychiatrist until recently at Elbowoods Memorial Health Center with the Three Affiliated Tribes/Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation, in New Town, N.D. She will begin as Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Psychiatry/Psychology, Division of Outpatient Consultation, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on June 3.

Upon completion of this program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the top three mental health concerns in American Indian communities
  2. Identify the social determinants of mental health that apply to Native American Communities and their own communities of practice
  3. Discuss the role of culture as a social determinant of mental health

This grand rounds presentation, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the School’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, is broadcast via videoconference to many sites throughout North Dakota and Minnesota and is also streamed via personal computers.  If you want information on how to attend, please contact Betty Jo Tostenson at 701-293-4101 or

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.