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Second-year med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for Block 7

Second-year med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for Block 7

March 4, 2021 at 5:17 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the MD Class of 2023 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block VII of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2023 (Year 2) Block VII awardees are the following individuals: CatherineRead More

SMHS Homecoming 2021 survey

SMHS Homecoming 2021 survey

March 4, 2021 at 4:12 pm

As we begin thinking about the next academic year — and UND Homecoming 2021 from Oct. 18-23 — the SMHS Office of Alumni & Community Relations wants to gather faculty, student, and alumni input on two things: Your preferences about participating in Homecoming in person vs. online; and Topics you’dRead More

UND Staff Senate accepting nominations for 2021-22

UND Staff Senate accepting nominations for 2021-22

March 4, 2021 at 4:11 pm

The UND Staff Senate is accepting nominations for the 2021-22 academic year and staff members are invited to get on the ballot. Staff Senate is not only a voice for staff; it also provides Senators with professional development opportunities to strengthen leadership skills, learn new skillsets, and have a deeperRead More

SMHS, UND Marketing teams win gold award for Indigenous Health Ph.D. campaign

SMHS, UND Marketing teams win gold award for Indigenous Health Ph.D. campaign

February 25, 2021 at 12:33 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and UND Marketing & Communications teams have been given a Gold “Award of Excellence” from the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for the public relations and media campaign they launched in January 2020Read More

Weekly BINAX testing at SMHS to continue

Weekly BINAX testing at SMHS to continue

February 18, 2021 at 4:37 pm

Just a reminder: UND Student Health is hosting BINAX rapid testing events on the first floor of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday until further notice. Administrators encourage all faculty, staff, and students from your departments who are in the SMHS buildingRead More

UND pathology professor identifies a novel biomarker for cancer using ‘digital pathology’

UND pathology professor identifies a novel biomarker for cancer using ‘digital pathology’

February 11, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Sandeep Singhal, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Pathology, basic research scholar of the DaCCoTA, and director of the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) bioinformatics division, recently published a paper in Communications Biology – Nature, one of the world’s leading journals in theRead More

UND Brand Health Survey

UND Brand Health Survey

February 4, 2021 at 11:13 am

The University of North Dakota invites you to complete UND’s Brand Health Survey. We’re interested in what you think about UND as part of a wider project to refine how our brand is communicated to the world at large. You’ll have the opportunity to provide your email address, which will enter yourRead More

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to Class of 2022 on Feb. 5

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to Class of 2022 on Feb. 5

January 28, 2021 at 2:08 pm

Thirty-three University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) students begin the clinical portion of their studies next week in an effort to earn their Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. The Physician Assistant Class of 2022 will receive their white coats on Friday, Feb. 5,Read More

Don Warne named one of Explorers Club’s 50 people “changing the world”

Don Warne named one of Explorers Club’s 50 people “changing the world”

January 28, 2021 at 1:56 pm

Donald Warne, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Indians into Medicine and Master of Public Health Programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been selected as a member of the inaugural Explorers 50 (EC50) class of the Explorers Club based in New York City. The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinaryRead More

Med students share volunteer experiences online at Service Learning Day 2021

Med students share volunteer experiences online at Service Learning Day 2021

January 28, 2021 at 1:54 pm

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, SMHS medical students participated in the third annual Service Learning Day at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Service Learning Day is designed to give students the opportunity to reflect on a volunteer experience they engaged in and share how their workRead More

ACGME grants initial accreditation to UND Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

ACGME grants initial accreditation to UND Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

January 28, 2021 at 1:35 pm

The ACGME has granted initial accreditation to UND’s Fargo-based Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship, effective Jan. 22, 2021. Program Director Dr. Matthew Tinguely received word of the initial accreditation this week. The accreditation allows Dr. Tinguely and his largely Sanford Health-based team to accept up to six total fellows (twoRead More

Learning Community Wellness Challenge participants log 1,841 miles in 19 days

Learning Community Wellness Challenge participants log 1,841 miles in 19 days

January 28, 2021 at 12:50 pm

The UND SMHS Learning Communities Higher Council was created last year with the intention of providing an additional avenue for students from different health professions to work together to build community within UND SMHS and give back to the surrounding community. Each learning community has two representatives (16 students), andRead More

SMHS researchers publish major study on tumor-destroying option for cancer patients using ‘superantigens’

SMHS researchers publish major study on tumor-destroying option for cancer patients using ‘superantigens’

January 28, 2021 at 12:40 pm

A team of researchers at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences might just have revolutionized the treatment of solid tumor cancers. As reported in the prestigious Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer, a team led by Department of Biomedical Sciences professors David S. Bradley, Ph.D., and David S. Terman, M.D.,Read More

Boston University’s Lee Quinton to present on signaling nodes and lung defense Feb. 10

Boston University’s Lee Quinton to present on signaling nodes and lung defense Feb. 10

January 21, 2021 at 9:50 am

The UND Department of Biomedical Sciences presents “Signaling nodes controlling lung defense,” a presentation by Lee J. Quinton, Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology with the Boston University School of Medicine, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, from noon to 1 p.m. Interested faculty, staff, and students can view the presentationRead More

Sara Bjerke elected Secretary for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association

Sara Bjerke elected Secretary for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association

January 14, 2021 at 12:58 pm

Assistant Professor and Assistant Athletic Trainer in the SMHS Department of Sports Medicine, Sara Bjerke, M.S., LAT, ATC, was recently elected the new secretary for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association, District 5 (MAATA D5). The MAATA is a member organization made up of seven states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa,Read More