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From the Dean: Reducing debt and increasing gifts

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I had a most fulfilling experience recently as I read some of the thank you notes that students at the UND SMHS sent to donors who provided scholarship and other financial support to the students for their studies here. As you may know, the cost of higher education has skyrocketed in general and has placed […]

From the Dean: The evolution of patient care

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Susan and I recently attended a continuing medical education (CME) course in cardiology sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. As you probably know, CME credits are required for physicians and other healthcare providers to maintain their state licenses to practice and deliver clinical care. We’ve been to prior Mayo Clinic CME courses and – editorial comment […]

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: COVID and the challenge of evidence-based science

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A just-published article in the highly regarded journal Annals of Internal Medicine raises an important issue related to health science student education. I hesitate somewhat to bring it up because the report relates to the treatment of COVID, and we all are suffering from COVID fatigue and are tired talking (and hearing) about it. That […]

From the Dean: Strengthening the patient-provider bond

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I, along with about a dozen team members from our medical education program, just got back from the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) that was held in Seattle, Wash. All of the schools in the country offering an M.D. degree belong to the AAMC, which is “dedicated to transforming health […]

From the Dean: Learn, Serve, Lead

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I’m looking forward to attending the upcoming annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in two weeks, along with about a dozen of my colleagues from the UND SMHS. Known as “Learn, Serve, Lead,” this event will be the first AAMC annual meeting I’ve attended since 2019 due to the pandemic. The […]

From the Dean: Fifteen remarkable years

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What a memorable, exciting, and uplifting Homecoming 2023! Last week was chock-full of events hosted by UND, the UND SMHS, and the UND Alumni Association and Foundation (UNDAAF). Two big events for the School took place last Friday, with a wonderful continuing education symposium in the morning focusing on wellness and then an evening Homecoming […]

From the Dean: Homecoming 2023 is here!

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Although the weather has at times been a little iffy this week, UND Homecoming 2023 has been a rousing success – with more to come later today and tomorrow. The SMHS has two big Homecoming events today – a continuing medical education symposium this morning, titled  “Interprofessional Approaches to Wellness,” and our annual Homecoming Banquet […]

From the Dean: The need for more residency and fellowship programs in North Dakota

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Yesterday we held a meeting of the UND SMHS Advisory Council in Bismarck. It was a hybrid meeting with some of the participants joining by video link. This was the first meeting with Dr. Tom Arnold of Dickinson, N.D., as chair following the long-time distinguished chairpersonship of Dave Molmen. Dave kindly has agreed to remain […]

From the Dean: Why is Medicare spending leveling off?

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I’ve mentioned various upcoming UND and UND SMHS events in prior columns, but here is a brief update regarding this coming week’s schedule. Please access the accompanying information below for further details: Java with Josh, Thursday, Sept. 28 – Please log on and join us for a virtual event during which I will update the […]

From the Dean: Reimagining higher education

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In my column from a few weeks ago, I mentioned that the North Dakota University System (NDUS), in conjunction with the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE), is planning to update its current strategic visioning document (called Envision 2030) to run through 2035. Envision 2035, as it is called, will be the blueprint for how […]

From the Dean: How science works (a lesson from cardiology)

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been updating, revising, and finalizing the presentation materials I’ll use starting this coming week when I’ll deliver a series of talks to our medical students on various aspects of cardiovascular pathophysiology, including valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, pericardial and myocardial diseases, and other related topics. One of the […]