Provost Newsletter

Welcome back to campus!  I hope you are starting the semester as energized and inspired as I am as we have great things planned for 2019!

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First on the agenda, I’m pleased to share Donald Jurivich, DO will be our first candidate (of three) on campus to interview for the Dean of TCOM.  He will be here this week, January 10-11 and everyone is invited to attend his all-campus presentation on Friday, January 11th  in LIB 110 from Noon to 1pm.

Dr. Jurivich is currently the Eva Gilberston Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics and Chairman for the Department of Geriatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Prior to this position, Dr. Jurivich had been section chief of Geriatrics at the largest medical school in the US, University of Illinois and its affiliated VA hospital.

Having completed both his DO degree and Osteopathic internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jurivich initially pursued internal medicine residency training at Rush Medical Center, and then transferred to Duke University where he completed both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Fellowship training.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

Dr. Jurivich is a physician-scientist who investigates changes in the molecular response to stress during aging and age-dependent diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease.  As a former Robert Wood Johnson scholar, Dr. Jurivich has a strong interest in Quality Improvement, especially as it relates to improving health outcomes at lower costs for older adults.  To this end, Dr. Jurivich has participated in health care redesign that improves Geriatric metrics across the continuum of Senior health care.   Dr. Jurivich advances medical education through several innovations, including a recent publication on the use of social media for improving geriatrics knowledge among medical students.  He has created an interprofessional training program for medical students and allied health professionals centered on under-resourced populations in the community.   Dr. Jurivich has served in various local, state and national leadership roles, and is recognized as a US Best Doctor awardee.

Dr. Jurivich is married to Clara Jurivich with three adult daughters and three grandchildren.  In addition to family events, he enjoys running with his Vizsla, oil painting, kayak fishing and good cooking.

All The Best,
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Charles Taylor, PharmD
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
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