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From the Dean: Finalizing our strategic plan

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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 […]

From the Dean: A healthy dose of holiday cheer

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As the fall semester winds down, holiday celebrations abound! This past week was busy with events at UND and the SMHS. On Monday, CEO DeAnna Carlson-Zink and her fantastic teammates at the UND Alumni Association and Foundation (UNDAAF) sponsored a reception for the UND family and especially benefactors of UND who are in the area. […]

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences designated as an AMA Innovation Site

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has been designated by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an Innovation Site for its project entitled “Badging for Competency-Based Medical Education while Promoting Transition and Equity and Diversity.” The work grows out of the School’s membership in the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ChangeMedEd) […]

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

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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!

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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

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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, […]

Social Determinants

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A new elective on cultural diversity helps train medical students for the patients many of us don’t see. New physician Dr. Eric Leveille (pronounced “Livia”) admits that he probably didn’t have the recently arrested in mind when, as a first-year medical student, he envisioned tending to patients in need. But there he was last spring, […]

From the Dean: Broadening our scope

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As one of UND’s vice presidents, I had the pleasure to be part of the interview team that visited with the four outstanding final candidates who are under consideration for the deanship at the UND School of Law to follow Dean Mike McGinnis, who is stepping down in June. I enjoyed chatting with all of […]

Warne given Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Social Justice from American Public Health Association

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Don Warne, M.D., M.P.H., director of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) public health and Indians Into Medicine (INMED) programs and the School’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, has been awarded the 2021 Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Social Justice from the American Public Health Association (APHA). “APHA joins your colleagues in recognizing […]

Jedlicka appointed to AOTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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Chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy, Janet Jedlicka, has been named one of the inaugural members of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. As the AOTA announcement noted, the DEI Committee “will encompass a broad scope of responsibilities, including updating and […]

UND SMHS announces new assistant dean positions for gender equity and medical curriculum

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced the creation of several new assistant dean positions. In addition to creating a new executive-level position for gender equity, SMHS Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne asked his team to create administrative faculty positions for assessment and the School’s revised medical curriculum. The holders of these […]

From the Dean: Why diversity, inclusion, and collaboration matter

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An interesting and informative article was just published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). It deals with the challenges and successes of four minority students and the impact of various programs aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medical schools across the country. One of our rising fourth-year students, Celeste Colegrove, […]

Dr. Francis Lu to discuss diversity and inclusion at Psychiatry Grand Rounds Dec. 16

Categories: Education

Francis Lu, M.D., DLFAPA, will present “Diversity and Inclusion in GME: Implementing the 2019 ACGME Common Program Requirement on Diversity and Inclusion” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. This presentation will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Lu is a Luke & Grace Kim professor emeritus in cultural psychiatry and […]

Dr. Warne to be given North Dakota Fostering Diversity in Medicine award by ND ACP

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The Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs are thrilled to announce that the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ND ACP) has awarded Dr. Donald Warne, director of the INMED and MPH programs, the “North Dakota Fostering Diversity in Medicine” award for 2020! This award recognizes individuals […]

SMHS Diversity Statement updated

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has updated its Diversity Statement. Although the statement can be read online, it is reproduced in full below: UND SMHS Diversity Statement The University of North Dakota and its School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) take pride in their mission to meet the individual and group […]