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From the Dean: The only constant is change

Categories: From the Dean

As announced officially by Johns Hopkins University this past Wednesday and previewed by us recently, Donald Warne, M.D., M.P.H., director of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program, chair of the department of Indigenous Health, and the School’s associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), will be […]

Warne selected to develop world’s first International Indigenous Health Data Set and Research program at Johns Hopkins

Categories: News

Donald Warne, M.D., M.P.H., director of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program, chair of the department of Indigenous Health, and the School’s associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, has been asked to build and direct the world’s first International Indigenous Health Data Set and Research program […]

UND Indians Into Medicine program announces $1 million comprehensive campaign

Categories: News

The Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is kicking off a $1 million comprehensive campaign, the largest campaign of its kind for Indigenous medical education. “For nearly 50 years this program has led the nation in training Indigenous physicians,” said INMED Director Dr. Don Warne, referencing the […]

Zelko Leon reflects on the profession for Psychiatry Grand Rounds on July 20

Categories: Education

Zelko Leon, M.D., will present “Reflections of a psychiatrist” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. This presentation will be broadcast via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Zelko Leon is clinical professor at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a psychiatrist at […]

Dr. Daniel Henry

Categories: Welcome

Dr. Daniel Henry (Standing on Green Ground) is a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. He earned his Doctor of Educational Leadership degree from Concordia University – Portland with a concentration in higher education administration. Dr. Henry is currently the Co-director for the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) Program at the University of […]

AICoRN summit to be held Aug. 4-5 in Sioux Falls

Categories: Events, Research

The multi-institution, UND-based American Indian Collaborative Research Network (AICoRN) Summit will be held virtually and in-person in Sioux Falls, S.D., Aug. 4 and 5. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Donald Warne, director of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program and the School’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion. […]

The horse and the muskrat

Categories: News

Oklahoma native Judge Muskrat turns a desire to help his community into medical training in North Dakota. In her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich tells the story of Thomas Wazhashk, a night watchman for a jewel-bearing plant on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota. Based on Erdrich’s grandfather, the title character’s […]

From the Dean: Broadening our scope

Categories: From the Dean

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 […]

Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center to hold first annual symposium April 22

Categories: Events, Research

The Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will hold its first annual symposium on April 22, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CST). American Indians in North Dakota and throughout the region suffer from significant health disparities, relative to the non-Native population, much of which is related to historical trauma, adverse childhood experiences, […]

Kristina Olofsson

Categories: Welcome

Kristina Olofsson is the new administrative assistant in the Department of Indigenous Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. She provides support and assistance for the Department of Indigenous Health, serves as point person for any administrative queries, and works with hiring, filling, records management, and travel and billing […]

Introduction to UND’s new Practice-Based Research Network AICoRN to be held online March 4

Categories: Events, Research

UND’s new American Indian Collaborative Research Network (AICoRN) is hosting a virtual event to introduce itself and discuss research proposals at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 4. AICoRN is UND’s new Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), which is a network of health providers in a region who want to do clinical research in a focused way. […]

Save the Date: Cross-cultural medicine workshop starts April 29

Categories: Education

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is hosting its 29th Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop at Crowne Plaza Albuquerque in Albuquerque, N.M., from April 29 to May 1, 2022. This workshop, entitled “Traditional Healing: Harmony in this moment,” is designed to provide physicians, medical students, hospital staff, counselors, program staff, and healthcare professionals a greater […]

Ciciley Littlewolf to give Internal Medicine Grand Rounds on health inequities and the American Indian population Feb. 16

Categories: Education

The next UND Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event will be broadcast via Zoom from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. The presentation, entitled “Healthcare Inequities and American Indian Patients,” features Ciciley Littlewolf, M.D., senior resident in the UND Internal Medicine Residency Training program, and Steven L. Mitchell, M.D., member and […]

Deadline Extended: Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center Pilot Grant Program

Categories: Research

The Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) is announcing a new pilot grant program for 2022-23. These 1-year pilot grants are designed to fund research addressing the impact of historical and unresolved trauma on health inequities within the American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) populations. Background/Purpose: The ITRRC is funded through the Centers […]

From the Dean: The prudent thing to do

Categories: From the Dean

Last week I discussed the changing landscape around the globe due to the omicron variant. Unfortunately, this week I need to update that overview with comments about the burgeoning impact of omicron locally across North Dakota. We have seen a rapid increase in cases statewide, with increasing numbers of new cases over the past week. […]