|Renowned health expert to speak at UND|
Donald Warne, president and CEO of American Indian Health Management and Policy, will speak Friday, March 27, at the Memorial Union. As a part of the American Indian Health Research Conference, Warne’s lecture will be on American Indian health disparities and research policy.
Warne is an adjunct clinical professor at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he teaches American Indian Health Policy. He is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe from Pine Ridge, S.D., and comes from a long line of traditional healers and medicine men. He received his M.D. from Stanford University in 1995 and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University with a focus on health policy in 2002. Warne is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a Diplomate of both the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. He has completed fellowships in Alternative Medicine from the Arizona Center for Health and Medicine and in Minority Health Policy from Harvard Medical School.
Warne’s work experience includes several years as a primary care and integrative medicine physician with the Gila River Health Care Corporation in Sacaton, Ariz., and three years as a staff clinician with the National Institutes of Health in Phoenix, where he conducted diabetes research and developed diabetes education and prevention programs in partnership with tribes.
His awards include: 1997 Walter Brazie, M.D., Award as Arizona’s Outstanding Family Practice Resident from Arizona Academy of Family Physicians; 1999 and 2001 Plain Language Awards in Community Health Education from National Institutes of Health; 2002 Dr. Fang Ching Sun Memorial Award for Commitment to Underserved Communities from Harvard School of Public Health; 2004 Phoenix Area Impact Award from National Indian Health Board; and 2007 Healthcare Hero Finalist from the Phoenix Business Journal.
To take advantage of this opportunity to hear Warne’s lecture, complete the online registration form for the American Indian Health Research Conference found at http://ruralhealth.und.edu/projects/aihrc/ by Friday, March 13. The conference will also offer opportunities to discuss research directions, partnerships, and collaboration in health research focusing on American Indians, specifically in the Northern Plains and North Dakota. A complete schedule and more information about the conference can be found at http://ruralhealth.und.edu/projects/aihrc/.
-- Tara Mertz, Communications Specialist, Center for Rural Health, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3720