Community invited to participate in Joggin with Josh at UND SMHS

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School of Medicine & Health Sciences


GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., University of North Dakota vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), invites the community and all students, faculty and staff at the School, the University and the Greater Grand Forks community to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ with Josh, an informal 5K, 10K, or one-mile walk, jog, or run on Thursday, September 7. This is a free public event. Everyone is welcome to participate, so please bring your family and friends.

Countless studies have shown that the benefits of regular exercise are many and varied. From reducing one’s risk of heart disease and diabetes, to controlling weight, to improving mental health, exercise can add healthy years to a person’s life.

Joggin’ with Josh began in 2010 when Dr. Wynne encouraged SMHS medical and health sciences students not only to encourage their future patients to live healthful lifestyles but also “practice what they preach.”

A registration table will be located in the East Atrium of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the south entrance to the School, 1301 N. Columbia Rd., on the day of the event. Registration and T-shirt pickup starts at 4 p.m. The dean will speak to the group before the event, which starts at 4:30 p.m. To get a head start on your fellow participants, please complete the registration form available online and bring it with you to the SMHS on September 7. Forms will also be available in the SMHS East Atrium before the event.

Walkers, joggers, and runners are asked to gather on the patio outside the East Atrium before taking off on a route along the outskirts of the UND campus. A water station will be located at the halfway point of the 5K, and water and healthful snacks will be available after the event.

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Brian James Schill

Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

701.777.2733 |