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Occupational Therapy students welcome speaker from High Plains Fair Housing Center

Occupational Therapy students welcome speaker from High Plains Fair Housing Center

December 13, 2018 10:35 am

On Nov. 15, the Kappa Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon welcomed guest speaker Kelly Gorz from the High Plains Fair Housing Center in Grand Forks to campus. The mission of the High Plains Fair Housing Center is “to strengthen communities and to ensure equal access to fair housing in theRead More

Medical students go caroling at Valley ElderCare

Medical students go caroling at Valley ElderCare

December 13, 2018 9:00 am

On Saturday, December 8, several first- and second-year medical students (and a friend of the group) went to Valley ElderCare near Altru Hospital to sing holiday songs and play music for residents. The group then visited with with residents afterward. As the event began, 25-30 residents were in the room; butRead More

Sharma to chair roundtable discussion for AAI Committee on the Status of Women

Sharma to chair roundtable discussion for AAI Committee on the Status of Women

December 11, 2018 4:16 pm

The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Committee on the Status of Women has invited Jyotika Sharma, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), to chair a roundtable discussion on “Grant Writing for Principal Investigators” at the upcoming AAIRead More

Center for Rural Health researchers published in leading CDC journal

Center for Rural Health researchers published in leading CDC journal

December 6, 2018 9:12 am

An article by Collette Adamsen, PhD, director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) and Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, assistant professor at the UND Center for Rural Health, has been selected for a special collection by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) electronic journal Preventing Chronic Disease. TheRead More

Rural Health Information Hub web writer selected for national program

Rural Health Information Hub web writer selected for national program

December 5, 2018 3:19 pm

Kay Miller Temple, MD, was recently selected to the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) 2019 Rural Health Fellows program. Miller Temple serves as a web content writer for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) at the UND Center for Rural Health. She also serves as an advisor with the Targeted Rural HealthRead More

Café 1905 to close for semester at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21

Café 1905 to close for semester at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21

December 5, 2018 3:13 pm

The UND Dining Services Team would like to remind you that Café 1905 in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will be closing for the semester at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. The cafe will open again at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. For moreRead More

Adamsen notified of $385,000 AARP Urban Indian Elder Project research award

Adamsen notified of $385,000 AARP Urban Indian Elder Project research award

December 4, 2018 2:46 pm

Collette Adamsen, PhD, director the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) at the UND Center for Rural Health, recently received the first installment of a 25-month, $385,000 American Association of Retired Persons award entitled “Urban Indian Elder Project.” “Your research not only extends to your own professional andRead More

First- and second-year medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

First- and second-year medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

November 29, 2018 2:30 pm

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

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 28, 2018 1:32 pm

Holly Brown-Borg, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the biology of aging. Brown-Borg is an expert on aging, endocrinology, metabolism,Read More

Neville Alberto named Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors

Neville Alberto named Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors

November 21, 2018 1:01 pm

Neville Alberto, MD, FACP, Program Director of the UND Transitional Year Residency Program, has accepted a five year term as Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors (CTYPD). This includes two years as Chair Elect, two years as Chair, and one year as the Immediate Past Chair. The Chair ofRead More

Dean Wynne invites you to the SMHS Annual Holiday Luncheon

Dean Wynne invites you to the SMHS Annual Holiday Luncheon

November 21, 2018 12:47 pm

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Dean Joshua Wynne would like to invite you to the annual SMHS Holiday Luncheon, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018, in the SMHS second floor event space on the School’s north end. Everyone is welcome, butRead More

A busy month for SMHS Department of Education Resources

A busy month for SMHS Department of Education Resources

November 15, 2018 1:27 pm

It has been a busy few months for the SMHS Education Resources team. Below are a few highlights of all the faculty and staff in that department have had going on of late. Early in November, Drs. Eric Johnson, Pat Carr, Jon Allen, Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm, and Rick Van Eck gaveRead More

SIM-ND program recognized as 2018 “Community Star”

SIM-ND program recognized as 2018 “Community Star”

November 15, 2018 1:22 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Simulation in Motion-North Dakota program (SIM-ND) has been recognized as a “Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). The UND SIM-ND program, managed by the School’s Simulation Center, is one of 13 state providers toRead More

NIH selects Geiger to chair a second vital grant review study section

NIH selects Geiger to chair a second vital grant review study section

November 8, 2018 11:10 am

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Jonathan D. Geiger, PhD, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), to serve as the chair of the HIV Co-Morbidities and Clinical Studies (HCCS) grant reviewRead More

DaCCoTA posts new RFAs for program grants

DaCCoTA posts new RFAs for program grants

November 8, 2018 9:39 am

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) has posted RFAs for two new pilot grants (feasibility and ready-to-go) and two other programs (DaCCoTA Scholars and Clinical Research Opportunities) offered through DaCCoTA. For more information about the programs summarized below, or any DaCCoTA program, see us online at: https://med.und.edu/daccota/. The DaCCoTA PilotRead More