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Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

June 18, 2020 at 9:34 am

After 41 years of service, Mary Beth McGurran will retire from her position as administrative assistant in the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science on June 30, 2020. Mary Beth began her career in 1979 at the Human Nutrition Research Center where she worked for Dr. Leslie Klevay. In 1986Read More

Summer 2020 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

Summer 2020 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

June 18, 2020 at 8:44 am

The summer 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is available now. If you are unable to pick up a paper copy due to the ongoing pandemic, please check out the magazine online. Feature stories this issue include: Part two of our history of the UND Center for Rural Health UpdatesRead More

Dr. Othman Ghribi to retire June 30

Dr. Othman Ghribi to retire June 30

June 4, 2020 at 9:53 am

After 15 years of employment with the former Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, and later the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Othman Ghribi will retire on June 30, 2020. He will be missed by us all. We in the Department of Biomedical Sciences would like to show ourRead More

Med student makes/delivers 100 masks to SMHS

Med student makes/delivers 100 masks to SMHS

June 1, 2020 at 7:23 am

This week, another 100 reusable, green-black reversible face masks were dropped off at the School by Rachel Sakry (pictured). A fourth-year student, Rachel will complete her clerkships based out of Minot, N.D., this year. Thanks, Rachel, and nice stitching!

Rural Health Information Hub receives federal funding

Rural Health Information Hub receives federal funding

May 28, 2020 at 8:14 am

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), a national rural health information center located at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) within the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received $14.5 million in federal funding from the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office ofRead More

SMHS faculty and students in the news, fighting COVID-19

SMHS faculty and students in the news, fighting COVID-19

May 28, 2020 at 8:10 am

Dozens of SMHS faculty, students, and alumni have been in the news over the past few months for their contributions to the COVID-19 fight. Below is an incomplete list of recent stories featuring the members of the extended SMHS family. Amazing work, everyone! Department of Surgery faculty Dr. Mary AalandRead More

SMHS Diversity Statement updated

SMHS Diversity Statement updated

May 21, 2020 at 7:28 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has updated its Diversity Statement. Although the statement can be read online, it is reproduced in full below: UND SMHS Diversity Statement The University of North Dakota and its School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) take pride in their mission toRead More

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

May 21, 2020 at 7:24 am

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced its end-of-year awards given to medical students and clinical faculty. Although the awards are normally given in-person prior to Commencement, the School instead announced its award winners via social media in advance of the University’s virtualRead More

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 74 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 74 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

May 14, 2020 at 11:48 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to 74 graduating medical students in a virtual Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND interim president, vice president for Health Affairs and dean ofRead More

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

May 14, 2020 at 10:02 am

In addition to the 74 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing 249 students from its graduate and health sciences programs who are also graduating on Saturday, May 16. “We want to extend congratulations to allRead More

Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement

May 14, 2020 at 9:50 am

You’re invited to celebrate UND graduates and watch the virtual UND Commencement ceremonies. All three ceremonies – graduate and undergraduate, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and School of Law – will be broadcast, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, on the UND Commencement site. You can watch entireRead More

New SMHS bylaws in effect

New SMHS bylaws in effect

May 14, 2020 at 9:33 am

Just a reminder that the new SMHS bylaws became effective on May 8, 2020. The bylaws can be found on the “Faculty Governance” portion of the SMHS Education and Faculty Affairs website here.

Rural Recruitment Reimagined virtual workshop June 9

Rural Recruitment Reimagined virtual workshop June 9

May 14, 2020 at 9:09 am

The Rural Recruitment Reimagined Workshop, now scheduled as a virtual workshop, is happening on June 9, 2020. We are excited to be able to deliver this important content to you, our North Dakota Healthcare facilities, through a Zoom platform. This full-day workshop will begin at 9 a.m. on June 9.Read More

Drs. Ling and Wu discover new ways of controlling CRISPR gene editing

Drs. Ling and Wu discover new ways of controlling CRISPR gene editing

May 7, 2020 at 9:03 am

UND Biomedical Researcher Dr. Min Wu and Dr. Ping Lin, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Wu’s lab, have published a paper entitled “CRISPR-Cas13 inhibitors block RNA-editing in bacteria and mammalian cells” in Molecular Cell, a journal of Cell Press.* This paper describes the discovery, for the first time, of aRead More

SMHS announces 2020 Sophomore Awards

SMHS announces 2020 Sophomore Awards

April 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Several second-year medical students received sophomore awards on April 30 when the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences announced its 2020 Sophomore Awards winners. In past years, these awards were presented in-person. This year’s luncheon was canceled because of COVID-19. Still, academic, teaching, and service awards were awarded onRead More