Dr. Joshua Wynne will be recognized as the new vice president for health affairs and the 13th dean of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks at a reception set from 2 p.m. Friday in the Vennes Atrium of the school.
Wynne began his new duties as vice president of health affairs and dean on May 18. Wynne has served as interim vice president for health affairs and interim dean of the school since 2009.
Wynne plans to hold "Get to Know the Dean" events at other campuses of the medical school in Fargo, Bismarck and Minot.
Submitted Photo - - Dr. Joshua Wynne will be recognized as the new vice president for health affairs and the 13th dean of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks at a reception set from 2 p.m. Friday in the Vennes Atrium of the school.
Wynne is a senior physician executive with strong leadership, administrative, clinical, educational and analytical skills, and extensive experience in multiple aspects of academic health care systems. He is a 1971 graduate of Boston University and an M.D. graduate of the same school. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and spent the subsequent six years at the Harvard University-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and an MPH degree in Health Management and Policy from the School of Public Health, University of Michigan. He served in the United States Army as a battalion surgeon while stationed in the Republic of Korea from 1973 to 1975.
Diabetes Center earns accreditation
Trinity Health's newly opened Center for Diabetes Education has achieved full, four-year accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Accreditation means the program is in full compliance with national standards designed to improve services for people with diabetes.
Accreditation enhances the center's ability to stay abreast of current research, methods and trends in the field of diabetes. In addition to being accredited, Trinity's center, in the Town & Country Center, is staffed by certified diabetes educators and a registered dietitian, all of whom work in a collaborative process with patients to help them modify their behavior and self-manage their disease.