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Spagnolia presents at the American College of Physicians national meeting

Spagnolia presents at the American College of Physicians national meeting

April 17, 2019 at 1:52 pm

Alessandra Spagnolia, a fourth-year medical student at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented a poster at the American College of Physicians 2019 annual meeting, held in Philadelphia, Pa., from April 11-13. Spagnolia presented a poster entitled “Endometriosis in the Northern Great Plains: A Comparison of White andRead More

Grand Forks high school student working with SMHS Epigenetics Working Group wins honors at science fair

Grand Forks high school student working with SMHS Epigenetics Working Group wins honors at science fair

April 17, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Shri Patel, a student at Red River High School, was one of several Grand Forks Public Schools students to take home awards at a statewide science competition last week. Patel’s poster, entitled “Epigenetic Targets in Longevity Control in Drosophila melanogaster (Common Fruit Fly)” won the second-place prize in the seniorRead More

“Baby shower” at Simulation Center for new mannikin on April 25

“Baby shower” at Simulation Center for new mannikin on April 25

April 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm

The Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has a new birthing simulator, Noelle, and we want to introduce her to the community! Stop by her “baby shower” in the Sim Center on Thursday, April 25, anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. We’ll have lightRead More

Remembering Clarence Thompson

Remembering Clarence Thompson

April 10, 2019 at 5:49 pm

We regret to inform that longtime professor of Anatomy Clarence Thompson has passed away. Dr. Thompson was an instructor at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 1991 to 2010. Interested faculty/students/alumni of the SMHS are welcome to attend a memorial service to be held for Dr. Thompson atRead More

Valter Longo to give seminar on fasting mimicking diets April 24

Valter Longo to give seminar on fasting mimicking diets April 24

April 9, 2019 at 3:18 pm

The Department of Biomedical Sciences will host Valter Longo, PhD, of the University of Southern California on April 24. Dr. Longo, who will give a talk to UND faculty, students, and staff entitled “Fasting Mimicking Diets, Regeneration, and Age-related Diseases,” is a professor of gerontology and biological sciences at USC. DecadesRead More

Dept. of Family and Community Medicine featured in Global Family Doctor newsletter

Dept. of Family and Community Medicine featured in Global Family Doctor newsletter

April 9, 2019 at 11:52 am

The SMHS Department of Family & Community Medicine has been featured in “Global Family Doctor,” the monthly newsletter of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (abbreviated WONCA). In a brief article on UND’s Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) project, Kamille Sherman, MD, FAAFP,Read More

What opportunity will you reveal for Indians Into Medicine?

What opportunity will you reveal for Indians Into Medicine?

April 4, 2019 at 2:36 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), in conjunction with the UND Alumni Association & Foundation (AAF), is taking part in an inaugural giving event on Wednesday, April 24 known as UND Gives. UND Gives is a 24-hour online fundraising challenge that aims to rally philanthropic support for UND initiatives,Read More

Celebrate National Cancer Registrars Week April 8-12

Celebrate National Cancer Registrars Week April 8-12

April 4, 2019 at 1:48 pm

In honor of the 23rd annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has declared the week of April 8-12, 2019, as “Cancer Registry Week” in the State of North Dakota, the theme of which is “Cancer Registrars: Capturing the Picture of Cancer.” We encourage you toRead More

Nominations sought for Meritorious Service, UND Proud awards

Nominations sought for Meritorious Service, UND Proud awards

April 4, 2019 at 11:19 am

The UND Department of Human Resources is seeking nominations of faculty and staff for a pair of annual awards. A total of ten $1,000 Meritorious Service Awards will recognize individuals who best reflect honor upon the University and the community through a combination of the employee job performance, relationship withRead More

OT/PT/SLP students donate food items to Meals on Wheels

OT/PT/SLP students donate food items to Meals on Wheels

April 4, 2019 at 11:02 am

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) recently facilitated a food drive and subsequent social event in which occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology students and faculty contributed non-perishable food items to Grand Forks Meals on Wheels. Over 600 food items were donated, which were subsequently packaged into bags duringRead More

Call for abstracts and judges extended for Frank Low Research Day 2019

Call for abstracts and judges extended for Frank Low Research Day 2019

March 28, 2019 at 10:04 am

Students, faculty, and staff in biomedical sciences, health sciences, and clinical departments are encouraged to participate in presentations for the 39th Annual Frank Low Research Day, to be held Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the SMHS in Grand Forks. All persons planning to attend Frank Low Day must register online. Persons wantingRead More

Warne to present at Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference in New Zealand

Warne to present at Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference in New Zealand

March 28, 2019 at 10:04 am

Fresh from his visit to St. Thomas More College within the University of Saskatchewan for the 2019 People Around the World conference “Planetary Health: Connecting food, people and the planet,” Dr. Don Warne, Director of the INMED and Public Health programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences,Read More

Med students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Med students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

March 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical classes of 2021 and 2022 have recognized seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block III and Block VII of the 2018–19 academic year. The Class of 2021 (Year 2) Block VII awardeesRead More

SMHS graduate students win awards at North Dakota Academy of Science Symposium

SMHS graduate students win awards at North Dakota Academy of Science Symposium

March 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

Several graduate students from the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences won awards at the North Dakota Academy of Science Symposium held Friday, March 8, 2019, at UND Memorial Union. At this event, wherein undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from various North Dakota universities gathered to present projects from severalRead More

Healthcare Clash 2019 Champions

Healthcare Clash 2019 Champions

March 28, 2019 at 10:02 am

This year a variety of programs at the SMHS participated in the Department of Sports Medicine’s Healthcare Clash 2019 volleyball tournament, with teams from the Simulation Center and Departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training participating, along with a team of MD students. However, the team representing theRead More