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ITRRC to host Dr. Danielle Gartner’s presentation on Indigenous birth givers on Feb. 21

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For its next Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) Colloquium Series, the Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will present Dr. Danielle R. Gartner, a distinguished population health scientist from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Central) on Wednesday, Feb. 21, Dr. Gartner’s presentation, “Equity & […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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: 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, […]

Spring 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine available

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The Spring 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: Dr. Abram Yakoub’s NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award First-year medical student Hollie Bearce on starting a new (non)tradition Norwegian OT student Tess Pettersen’s North Dakota experience A new health equity committee in the […]

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 […]

Warne named to Health Affairs magazine Health Equity Project advisory board

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The Health Affairs magazine Health Equity Project has selected its advisory board, which includes Dr. Don Warne, director of UND’s INMED and public health programs. “We are honored to have such a distinguished group help guide our efforts to address racism and promote equity at Health Affairs and in scholarly publishing more broadly,” said Health […]

From the Dean

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This past Monday was the fourth annual National Women Physicians Day. My wife Susan and many of her colleagues attended a conference that evening to honor women in medicine. The day celebrates the birth of Dr. Elisabeth Blackwell, the first female medical doctor in the United States, who was born on Feb. 3, 1849. Today, […]

Warne to present at Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference in New Zealand

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Fresh from his visit to St. Thomas More College within the University of Saskatchewan for the 2019 People Around the World conference “Planetary Health: Connecting food, people and the planet,” Dr. Don Warne, Director of the INMED and Public Health programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has learned he has been […]