Office of the Dean

We are mission control, trying to make the right decisions, provide the right support, and ensure that everything goes well for our patients and ourselves. We are the support crew ensuring that the equipment works correctly and is in the right spot at the right time.

On July 1, I had the opportunity to speak to our new trainees gathered for their welcome to the Medical School. I offered them a few pieces of advice because even if you already know something, sometimes it is good to be reminded of things.

What does that “happy” mean to you? Time with your family? Time away from work? Great food? Fireworks?

To speed up and facilitate the process of creating a more diverse and inclusive group of doctors and scientists to serve our communities, our next step is to launch a national search for an inaugural Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

The best approach to brain health is prevention and there are many efforts aimed at giving children’s brains the best chance for a good start.

Today Graduate Medical Education welcomes our new residents and fellows.

Anna Wirta Kosobuski, EdD, a member of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, received the President’s Outstanding Service Award.

This Friday evening, the 2019 class of Medical School graduates take a short walk across a stage, don hoods, and become our next generation of care providers.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us last Wednesday for the staff forum.

Dr. Ogle is a professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Pediatrics, and has been part of the SCI Leadership Team since its development in 2016.

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