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Geiger named Interim PI of UND’s $10 million CoBRE grant exploring Indigenous health disparities

Categories: News

Jonathan Geiger, Ph.D., a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named the Interim Principal Investigator (PI) on the School’s five-year, $10 million the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) research award targeting Indigenous health. […]

From the Dean: Repatriation and the SMHS

Categories: From the Dean

I hope that you have had a chance to see the video that was released earlier this week that I recorded with UND President Armacost. The video, along with a letter to the community from the President, addressed the current status of our repatriation efforts involving Native American ancestors and artifacts that will be returned […]

Public health as public good

Categories: News, Public Health

The founders of UND’s Master of Public Health program reflect on its 10-year anniversary. “Our students are involved in everything that we do. Everything. And that’s been a priority for us since the beginning.” For Cristina Oancea, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Master of Public Health (MPH) […]

From the Dean: Heavy hearts

Categories: From the Dean

The UND SMHS family shared in lamenting the unsettling news that some 250 boxes containing the remains of Indigenous ancestors and other sacred objects have been located on the UND campus in Grand Forks. President Armacost spoke about the news on Wednesday and was sincere in his apologies on behalf of the entire UND community. […]

Farewell reception for Dr. Warne to be held Aug. 25

Categories: Events

Dr. Don Warne is headed to Hopkins! The Director of the INMED and Master of Public Health programs and the Department of Indigenous Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (plus its Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) will move to the Baltimore, Md., region in September to become the first […]

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, […]