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From the Dean: The ‘State of the School’

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As discussed last week, this past Tuesday I gave the “State of the School” presentation at the annual Faculty Assembly sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Faculty Council. I know that some of you attended the event in person or virtually, but for those who did not, a video recording of […]

From the Dean: Sports medicine, being ‘cardiac ready’ and farewell to Dr. Tinguely

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As mentioned last week, I’m going to keep my cardiologist’s hat on for this week’s column and discuss some of the important factors involved in the reportedly miraculous recovery of NFL player Damar Hamlin. Based on news media reports, it appears that he suffered a cardiac arrest after a forceful blow to the chest during […]

UND releases its Seventh Biennial Report on Health Issues for the State of North Dakota

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As the North Dakota Legislative Assembly kicks off its 68th gathering, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and its partners have been hard at work preparing the Seventh Biennial Report on Health Issues for the State of North Dakota (Report). This Report, required of the School per North Dakota Century Code, updates legislators […]

From the Dean: Holiday cheers!

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The holiday season certainly is upon us! Over the past two weeks we’ve had five scheduled UND SMHS holiday gatherings – one on each of our four regional campuses in Grand Forks (Northeast campus), Fargo (Southeast campus), Bismarck (Southwest campus), and Minot (Northwest campus), along with a Holiday Luncheon this past Monday in our building […]

From the Dean: Our end-of-year reporting

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We held the pre-legislative session of the UND SMHS Advisory Council this past Wednesday in Bismarck. It was a hybrid event, with most participants joining virtually. We were fortunate, however, to have all four members of the Council who are legislators present in person. They were in Bismarck to attend, with their colleagues, the pre-session […]

From the Dean: ‘Tis the season

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Finally! After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the UND SMHS again will host holiday parties this month across the state for our extended School family. We are excited for these opportunities for us to gather, share, and give thanks for all the good work and accomplishments that we together have achieved in 2022. […]

From the Dean: Addressing mental health needs

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As I am sure you are aware, there is a burgeoning awareness of the importance of finding ways to better address the mental and behavioral health issues that are impacting too many of our friends, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Susan and I sadly have had personal experience with this, as the families of six of […]

From the Dean: Our LCME reaccreditation is official!

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We just received the long-awaited findings of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) regarding the accreditation of our medical education program that leads to the M.D. degree, and the news is wonderful! We have been granted continued full accreditation for an eight-year term (the maximum permitted under LCME rules) with the next full survey […]

From the Dean: Repatriation and the SMHS

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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 […]

From the Dean: Budget requests, LCME news, and the ND Board of Medicine

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As I mentioned last week, this past Monday I met with Director Joe Morrissette and his staff in the state Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a prelude to the upcoming legislative session. Following budget presentations and discussions by the North Dakota University System (NDUS) and then UND, I presented on behalf of the […]

Virtual Java with Josh to be held on Oct. 25

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All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us virtually for the next Java with Josh on Tuesday, Oct. 25, with their own coffee, tea, or juice! SMHS Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne will answer your questions about SMHS operations, budgets, events, and more. Join us online at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 via Zoom […]

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, […]