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Victoria Haynes to host lunchtime Dean’s Hour presentation on the social determinants of health April 18

Categories: Events

The SMHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office is sponsoring a Dean’s Hour event on Thursday, April 18. At noon on April 18, Dr. Victoria Haynes, associate dean for multicultural education, will present “A collaborative approach to addressing social determinants of health.” During this session, participants will learn about the five domain groups related to the […]

From the Dean: Finalizing our strategic plan

Categories: From the Dean

As we welcome 2024 and students return to their studies, I thought it might be productive to outline some of the School’s priorities and areas of focus in this new year. Recall that UND, like most academic institutions, operates on an academic and fiscal year that runs from July to June, in contrast to the […]

Victoria Haynes named SMHS Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has named Victoria Haynes, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, the School’s new Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) following the relocation of Don Warne, the prior associate dean, to Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Haynes assumed her new role earlier this month. “I believe in the […]

Annual SMHS Medical Curriculum Retreat to be held virtually on Oct. 26

Categories: Education, Events

The SMHS annual Medical Curriculum Retreat will be held virtually from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. The keynote speaker for the retreat will be Dr. David Acosta, M.D., chief diversity and inclusion officer with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). On the agenda are discussions about diversity, equity, and […]

From the Dean: And we’re off!

Categories: From the Dean

There is a lot going on at the School, to say the least! The recently graduated students – now doctors – in the M.D. Class of 2023 are starting their residencies, first-year students are arriving at the SMHS, the Supreme Court has issued an important decision regarding college admission procedures, and we have some internal […]

From the Dean: Budget updates, a flurry of events, and remembering Garl Rieke

Categories: From the Dean

We’re still celebrating UND Homecoming 2022, which saw the recognition of 10 years of our School’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program. As I said to our alumni, students, faculty, and staff at the SMHS Homecoming banquet last Friday, our MPH program has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, and, in retrospect, […]

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Corner: 2021 Faculty Development Needs Assessment results

Categories: Education

In July 2021, TLAS sent a school-wide faculty development needs assessment survey to members of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. This annual survey is designed to guide the development of future faculty development offerings through the TLAS unit of Education Resources and the Office of Education & Faculty Affairs (EFA). TLAS focuses on […]