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Schroeder appointed to Journal of Rural Health editorial board

Schroeder appointed to Journal of Rural Health editorial board

October 11, 2018 4:02 am

Shawnda Schroeder, research assistant professor for the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Journal of Rural Health’s (JRH) editorial board, starting January 1, 2019. The JRH is the scholarly journal published quarterly by theRead More

JLG to host forum on new hospital at Gorecki Alumni Center Nov. 1

JLG to host forum on new hospital at Gorecki Alumni Center Nov. 1

October 11, 2018 4:01 am

As part of its pre-design work on the new Altru Health System hospital scheduled to be built in Grand Forks, JLG Architects is hosting a community forum on hospital planning from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at the Gorecki Alumni Center on UND’s campus. The event,Read More

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

October 11, 2018 4:00 am

Keith Henry, PhD, associate professor in UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, was contacted recently by Smithsonian magazine for comment on an article detailing a research study which treated a strongly asocial species of octopuses with the “club drug” Ecstasy or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). In the study, which was not conducted at UND, MDMARead More

SMHS awards scholarships to Biomedical Sciences graduate students

SMHS awards scholarships to Biomedical Sciences graduate students

October 4, 2018 11:27 pm

Atrayee Bhattacharya and Zachary Hoggarth, graduate students pursuing a degree in biomedical sciences and clinical and translational science, respectively, have been given “Faculty for Students” Scholarships from UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). A fifth-year doctoral student, Bhattacharya’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in theRead More

SMHS medical students awarded scholarships for 2018-19 academic year

SMHS medical students awarded scholarships for 2018-19 academic year

October 4, 2018 11:26 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that over $630,000 in awards and scholarships have been awarded to 110 UND medical students for the 2018–2019 academic year. Funds for the scholarships come from private sources, endowments, and other awards, and have helped the School lower UNDRead More

Warne named director of Master of Public Health Program at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Warne named director of Master of Public Health Program at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

October 4, 2018 4:25 pm

Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH, has been named the new director of the Master of Public Health Program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Warne fills the role previously held by the program’s founding Director Raymond Goldsteen, DrPH, who retired in June 2018. “I look forwardRead More

United Way campaign kicks off at UND in October

United Way campaign kicks off at UND in October

October 4, 2018 3:00 pm

Mark Your Calendars! The United Way Campaign “United to Fight Poverty” will run from October 8 to 26 on the UND campus. Information packets and pledge forms have been distributed to all SMHS departments located in Grand Forks. In addition to the paper pledge forms, employees have the opportunity to give online or byRead More

A bottle with a hydrocodone (the generic name for drug sold under other names by various pharmaceutical companies) label and hydrocodone tablets spilling out isolated on white background. Hydrocodone is a popular prescription semi-synthetic opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is said to be one of the most common recreational prescription drugs in America.

UND Center for Rural Health, City-County Health District receive funding to combat opioid crisis

September 26, 2018 11:03 pm

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) recently announced that the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will receive $200,000 for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP). The aim of RCORP is to increase access to substance abuse prevention andRead More

Gray awarded for work to help American Indian community

Gray awarded for work to help American Indian community

September 26, 2018 11:02 pm

Dr. Jacque Gray has received the Dr. Duane Mackey Lectureship and Award at the Great Plains Behavioral Health Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, in recognition of her contributions in the field of addiction. Gray serves as a research professor for the Department of Population Health and as the associateRead More

SMHS staff senators coordinate food drive for UND students

SMHS staff senators coordinate food drive for UND students

September 26, 2018 11:01 pm

The Staff Senators at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences are collecting nonperishable food items for the Food for Thought food pantry, which serves UND students in need. Collection bins have been placed in the second and third floor staff/faculty lounges and in the student learning areas on the third and fourth floorsRead More

Get your flu shot at the SMHS Oct. 2!

Get your flu shot at the SMHS Oct. 2!

September 26, 2018 11:00 am

UND Student Health Services is offering a series of dates and locations for UND faculty, staff, and students to get their flu shot this fall. One such clinic will be held at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences on October 2, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., inRead More

Geiger presents at invitation-only workshop organized by National Institute of Mental Health

Geiger presents at invitation-only workshop organized by National Institute of Mental Health

September 20, 2018 11:58 pm

Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented at a by-invitation-only workshop organized by the National Institute of Mental Health. This workshop, titled “ART-Mediated Mental Health Side Effects,” was held on the National Institutes of HealthRead More

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Bids still being accepted for annual “Rent an OT” student fundraiser

September 20, 2018 11:56 pm

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) members at UND are seeking to raise funds for the St. Catherine Challenge. The St. Catherine Challenge is a national student-led initiative to build the profession of occupational therapy through raising funds for research in support of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s mission. Schools ofRead More

Fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine now available

Fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine now available

September 20, 2018 11:55 pm

As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS, the fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine out this week. Features this issue include stories on: The history of biomedical sciences at the SMHS The Occupational Therapy Department’s 25 year partnership with Casper College Combating opioid use disorder RuralRead More

Geiger awarded four-year, $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health

Geiger awarded four-year, $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health

September 13, 2018 2:24 pm

Jonathan Geiger, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is on a multi-university, multiple principal investigator team that received a four-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $2.25 million. The grant, titled “Ketogenic Diet and Adenosine: Epigenetics and Antiepileptogenesis,” marksRead More