UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) presented a number of awards to its graduating medical students and the School’s faculty and other community volunteers during its commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 12, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty.

Of the roughly 1,700 physicians in North Dakota, more than 1,200 have voluntary clinical faculty appointments at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, said Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, vice president for health affairs and dean of the SMHS.

“As a community-based institution, the School could not carry out its educational mission without the dedication and sacrifice of our voluntary faculty members,” Wynne added. “We are fortunate to have many dedicated physicians from across North Dakota who teach. These physicians have gone above and beyond the call of duty in giving our students the benefit of their time, experience, knowledge, and wisdom gained from years of caring for patients.”

The winners of the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty were:

  • Heather Bedell, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Trinity Health, Minot, N.D.
  • Timothy Bedell, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Trinity Health, Minot, N.D.
  • Jonathan Haug, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Altru Health System, Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Amir Kichloo, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, N.D.
  • Bradley Kohoutek, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D.
  • Karol Kremens, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Essentia Health, Fargo, N.D.
  • Tessa Marburger, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, CHI St. Alexius Health, Williston, N.D.
  • Allan Ross, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Northside Medical Ctr, Ortonville, Minn.
  • Christina Tello-Skjerseth, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, Sanford Health, Bismarck, N.D.

A full list of the additional awards handed out to graduating medical students and area physicians and researchers can be found here.