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Free Shred Day returns Aug. 10

Free Shred Day returns Aug. 10

July 29, 2021 at 11:14 am

The UND Office of Records Management is pleased to announce the return of Free Shred Day, provided by MinnKota Secured Document Destruction. Please stop by the Chester Fritz Auditorium parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to have your personal paper records securely destroyed on-site. Questions?Read More

UND Schools of Law and Medicine & Health Sciences announce new dual JD/MPH degree

UND Schools of Law and Medicine & Health Sciences announce new dual JD/MPH degree

July 15, 2021 at 3:37 pm

The UND School of Law and School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) are proud to announce their new dual Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. The joint program provides future attorneys with a specialized, accelerated health policy track allowing them not only to specialize inRead More

2021 Medical Curriculum Retreat to be held on Sept. 9

2021 Medical Curriculum Retreat to be held on Sept. 9

July 15, 2021 at 3:36 pm

Mark your calendars for the SMHS Medical Curriculum Retreat 2021! The retreat will be held in SMHS Room E101 (the Fee Auditorium) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. RSVP here by noon on Thursday, Aug. 26. Contact Alissa Hancock with questions at 701.777.3800 or alissa.hancock@UND.edu.

Scott Engum named Associate Dean of SMHS Southeast Campus

Scott Engum named Associate Dean of SMHS Southeast Campus

July 15, 2021 at 11:38 am

Dr. Scott Engum, professor of surgery with the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named Associate Dean for the School’s Southeast Campus in Fargo. Engum succeeds Dr. Cornelius “Mac” Dyke, who was recently named chair of the SMHS Department of Surgery. A widely published practitioner-scholar, Dr.Read More

Ahmad Khan presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on vaccine hesitancy July 21

Ahmad Khan presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on vaccine hesitancy July 21

July 15, 2021 at 11:33 am

Ahmad Khan, M.D., a fourth-year resident in UND’s Psychiatry Residency Program, will present “Trick or Treat: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. This presentation will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Avish Nagpal, M.D., and Paul Carson, M.D., specialists in infectious disease atRead More

Jon Allen selected for Arthritis Foundation bicycle tour

Jon Allen selected for Arthritis Foundation bicycle tour

July 8, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Dr. Jon Allen, director of the Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, is going on the road to support arthritis research. Allen was chosen to participate in the Arthritis Bike Classic from Sept. 18-25, wherein he will bicycle 525 miles in eight days – from SanRead More

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

July 8, 2021 at 10:05 am

Professor Cindy Flom-Meland, P.T., M.P.T., Ph.D., has been named chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy (PT). A veteran practitioner and faculty member who teaches in the areas of communication and professional behavior in PT, in addition to motor control, psychology, and neuro-rehabilitationRead More

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

July 1, 2021 at 10:04 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that Dave Relling, P.T., Ph.D., will be the School’s new Associate Dean for Health Sciences. As of July 1, 2021, Relling replaces retiring associate dean Tom Mohr, who has held the position since 2014. A graduate ofRead More

Sheikh Habibullah to discuss ‘precision psychiatry’ at Psychiatry Grand Rounds on July 7

Sheikh Habibullah to discuss ‘precision psychiatry’ at Psychiatry Grand Rounds on July 7

July 1, 2021 at 9:58 am

Sheikh Habibullah, M.D., will present “Precision Psychiatry” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Habibullah is a fourth-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Dr. Yu-Ting Wung, an adult psychiatrist at Sanford Health, will serve as Dr.Read More

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

June 29, 2021 at 11:23 am

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.3 million R01 grant to Mikhail Golovko, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The new R01 grant, the most prestigious research award of its type the NIH provides,Read More

UND SMHS announces new assistant dean positions for gender equity and medical curriculum

UND SMHS announces new assistant dean positions for gender equity and medical curriculum

June 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced the creation of several new assistant dean positions. In addition to creating a new executive-level position for gender equity, SMHS Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne asked his team to create administrative faculty positions for assessment and the School’s revised medicalRead More

Summer North Dakota Medicine magazine available

Summer North Dakota Medicine magazine available

June 24, 2021 at 6:22 pm

The Summer 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: SMHS researchers’ fight against bacterial pneumonia The School’s new Mental Health First Aid program The REMS med student research program The Mind Matters brain injury conference Scrubs Camps across North DakotaRead More

Farewell, Vicki!

Farewell, Vicki!

June 17, 2021 at 1:58 pm

After nearly 23 years at the University of North Dakota, Vicki Thompson, information technology support specialist with the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Information Resources, is retiring. Her last day will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Before joining the SMHS, Vicki worked in UND’s College of Aerospace Sciences andRead More

UND to host Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at National Rural Health Journalism Workshop

UND to host Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at National Rural Health Journalism Workshop

June 17, 2021 at 11:36 am

The University of North Dakota (UND) will be the host for the Association of Health Care Journalist’s virtual Rural Health Journalism Workshop, June 21-23. This workshop is sponsored by the UND Leaders in Action Rural Health and Communities Grand Challenge. The event’s featured speaker is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, head of theRead More

Faculty Development Needs Assessment: Your feedback is vital

Faculty Development Needs Assessment: Your feedback is vital

June 17, 2021 at 11:35 am

As we look forward to our next academic year, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) is conducting its 2021-2022 faculty development needs assessment. The results of the assessment will drive the content and logistics of faculty development programming for the 2021-2022 academic year.   Please complete the 2021 Faculty Development Needs Assessment by July 12, 2021. (The surveyRead More