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UND’s Host-Pathogen CoBRE awarded $10.7 million renewal from NIH

UND’s Host-Pathogen CoBRE awarded $10.7 million renewal from NIH

September 16, 2021 at 11:19 am

The UND Center of Biomeddical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Host-Pathogen interactions (HPI) has learned that it will continue to receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding through the project’s Phase 2. The renewal amounts to more than $10.7 million to UND for the multi-year project. The long-term goal of this CoBRERead More

Drive-by retirement reception for Jacque Gray on Sept. 29

Drive-by retirement reception for Jacque Gray on Sept. 29

September 16, 2021 at 11:19 am

Dr. Jacque Gray, associate director of Indigenous Programs at the UND Center for Rural Health and program director of the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI), is retiring after 22 years! Respecting social distance protocols, please join us for a drive-by celebration to honor Dr. Gray’s commitment and service toRead More

North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network launches statewide

North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network launches statewide

September 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm

A new network for certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) throughout the state of North Dakota has been developed through the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network will make a difference for healthcare in theRead More

MD Class of 2025 begins studies at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

MD Class of 2025 begins studies at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

August 26, 2021 at 11:10 am

Seventy-three first-year medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Class of 2025, began their journey recently to become physicians at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS). The medical students’ first week was dedicated to orientation, including an introduction to UND’s nationallyRead More

Warne named to Health Affairs magazine Health Equity Project advisory board

Warne named to Health Affairs magazine Health Equity Project advisory board

August 19, 2021 at 12:02 pm

The Health Affairs magazine Health Equity Project has selected its advisory board, which includes Dr. Don Warne, director of UND’s INMED and public health programs. “We are honored to have such a distinguished group help guide our efforts to address racism and promote equity at Health Affairs and in scholarlyRead More

Med students collecting clothing items for women through Sept. 15

Med students collecting clothing items for women through Sept. 15

August 17, 2021 at 9:07 am

A group of SMHS medical students across North Dakota has partnered with Heart River Bridges of Hope to raise funds and collect gently used women’s clothing/shoe donations. Funds will be used to purchase and/or contribute to “fresh start” kits for women and youth who are leaving incarceration. Re-entry into theRead More

SMHS announces world’s first Department of Indigenous Health

SMHS announces world’s first Department of Indigenous Health

August 6, 2021 at 1:00 am

The School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) at the University of North Dakota is proud to announce the creation of the world’s first Department of Indigenous Health. “What’s being built here is unprecedented,” said Don Warne, M.D., M.P.H. “Nothing like this exists in the world.” Fresh off establishing theRead More

Sackenreuter named Associate Director of Human Resources for SMHS

Sackenreuter named Associate Director of Human Resources for SMHS

July 29, 2021 at 4:34 pm

Jill Sackenreuter has been named associate director of Human Resources (HR) for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Making her way north after more than two decades in Fargo, the former associate director of Recruitment and Administration at North Dakota State University is now the lead HRRead More

Free Shred Day returns Aug. 10

Free Shred Day returns Aug. 10

July 29, 2021 at 11:14 am

The UND Office of Records Management is pleased to announce the return of Free Shred Day, provided by MinnKota Secured Document Destruction. Please stop by the Chester Fritz Auditorium parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to have your personal paper records securely destroyed on-site. Questions?Read More

UND Schools of Law and Medicine & Health Sciences announce new dual JD/MPH degree

UND Schools of Law and Medicine & Health Sciences announce new dual JD/MPH degree

July 15, 2021 at 3:37 pm

The UND School of Law and School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) are proud to announce their new dual Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. The joint program provides future attorneys with a specialized, accelerated health policy track allowing them not only to specialize inRead More

Scott Engum named Associate Dean of SMHS Southeast Campus

Scott Engum named Associate Dean of SMHS Southeast Campus

July 15, 2021 at 11:38 am

Dr. Scott Engum, professor of surgery with the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named Associate Dean for the School’s Southeast Campus in Fargo. Engum succeeds Dr. Cornelius “Mac” Dyke, who was recently named chair of the SMHS Department of Surgery. A widely published practitioner-scholar, Dr.Read More

Jon Allen selected for Arthritis Foundation bicycle tour

Jon Allen selected for Arthritis Foundation bicycle tour

July 8, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Dr. Jon Allen, director of the Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, is going on the road to support arthritis research. Allen was chosen to participate in the Arthritis Bike Classic from Sept. 18-25, wherein he will bicycle 525 miles in eight days – from SanRead More

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

July 8, 2021 at 10:05 am

Professor Cindy Flom-Meland, P.T., M.P.T., Ph.D., has been named chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy (PT). A veteran practitioner and faculty member who teaches in the areas of communication and professional behavior in PT, in addition to motor control, psychology, and neuro-rehabilitationRead More

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

July 1, 2021 at 10:04 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that Dave Relling, P.T., Ph.D., will be the School’s new Associate Dean for Health Sciences. As of July 1, 2021, Relling replaces retiring associate dean Tom Mohr, who has held the position since 2014. A graduate ofRead More

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

June 29, 2021 at 11:23 am

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.3 million R01 grant to Mikhail Golovko, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The new R01 grant, the most prestigious research award of its type the NIH provides,Read More