Longtime Duluth educator named Rural Health Hero

Rural health hero, boulgerA charter faculty member of the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Duluth campus has received the Rural Health Hero award from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Rural Health Association.

James G. Boulger, Ph.D., director of the Center for Rural Mental Health Studies and of alumni relations for the Medical School’s Duluth campus, is being honored for more than 40 years of educating and mentoring family medicine physicians. The Duluth campus boasts one of the largest percentages of its graduating class choosing to become rural physicians and family medicine physicians in the nation.

Boulger holds a doctorate in psychology and has been instrumental in building the program to succeed in its missions of training students who plan to practice family medicine in rural Minnesota and American Indian communities.

Published on March 24, 2015