Big Win For UND Med School In N.D. Senate

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State senators voted Wednesday to pay for a new building for UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences, bumping funding up to a total of $123.7 million.

Dr. Joshua Wynne, the school’s dean, said he saw the 34-14 vote as a “strong endorsement” of the plan to expand the school and help provide more health care workers for the state.

He was traveling on business Wednesday, but followed the Senate vote online as it was going on.

Altru Health System CEO Dave Molmen, who chairs the med school’s advisory council, said the Senate took “a bold stance,” and the extra funding will significantly help the state’s rapidly increasing health care needs.

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