Native American Health Expert, Dr. Donald Warne, Presents Lecture at USD Sanford School of Medicine


Dr. Donald Warne

Dr. Donald Warne

Published April 25, 2016

VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA — The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine will present a lecture on Monday, April 25, by Dr. Donald Warne, chair and professor at the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University.

Warne, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, is descended from a long line of traditional healers and medicine men. He has served as a clinician for the National Institutes of Health, on the faculty at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a national board member of the American Cancer Society and as executive director of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board.

Warne received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and master’s degree in public health from Harvard University.

His presentation, titled “Health Equity on the Northern Plains,” will be presented at noon Central time, Monday, April 25, in room 107 of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building on the USD campus in Vermillion.

The lecture will also be available via videoconference on the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, campus in room 126 of the Health Sciences Building, 1400 W. 22nd St.; in Yankton, South Dakota, at the medical school campus, room 1400; and in room 114 of the medical school’s Rapid City campus.

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