Indian medical program at UND may survive budget cut

The Senate Appropriations Committee has restored about $1 million to the Indians Into Medicine Program at the University of North Dakota.

The program was due to lose its entire $1.4 million budget but the committee put $350,000 in the Labor, HHS and Education appropriations bill. An additional $738,000 was included in an another bill.

INMED is one of three centers in the country that encourage Indians to enter the medical field. About 20 percent of all Indian doctors went through INMED.

The Center for American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Native American Center of Excellence Consortium at the University of Oklahoma also face funding cuts.

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LEGISLATION: INMED may dodge hit (The Grand Forks Herald 7/21)

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