University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Welcome reception for new School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean Joshua Wynne is July 9

President Kelley, as well as city, state and regional leaders will welcome Joshua Wynne as the new vice president for health affairs and 13th dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The reception is from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 9, in the Vennes Atrium of the school. Everyone is welcome.

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 of Medicine and Health Sciences since 2009.

Wynne said he looks forward to this opportunity for the community to get to know him. He plans to hold “Get to Know the Dean” events at the other campuses of the medical school in Fargo, Bismarck and Minot.

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, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.D. graduate of the same school, also magna cum laude and Alpha Omega Alpha, the national honor medical society. 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 M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.P.H. 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.

Wynne came to UND in 2004 as executive associate dean for the SMHS. Before that, he was senior analyst at the Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation, Detroit Medical Center. He was president of the faculty senate at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where he was vice president of Affiliated Internists. Wynne also served as chief of Wayne State’s Division of Cardiology.

He has more than 200 publications, including 77 papers, 19 review articles, 45 book chapters, and 72 abstracts, as well as 23 grants. Wynne has delivered more than 250 talks and presentations to the medical and lay public in the local region, state, nation and internationally, including talks in Ireland, France, Poland, Hungary, India, Thailand and the Dominican Republic.

-- Denis MacLeod, assistant director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-2733,

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