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UND Department of Physical Therapy faculty, alumni win national awards

UND Department of Physical Therapy faculty, alumni win national awards

January 27, 2022 at 10:16 am

Dr. Cindy Flom-Meland, professor and chair for the Department of Physical Therapy, and her co-authors have been given the Stanford Award by the editorial board of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. The award, announced in the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Education annual report for 2021, recognizes theRead More

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to PA Class of 2023

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to PA Class of 2023

January 20, 2022 at 10:39 am

Thirty-four University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) physician assistant (PA) students begin the clinical portion of their studies next week in an effort to earn their Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. To prepare for that momentous event, the members of the Physician AssistantRead More

Choi named Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Choi named Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at School of Medicine & Health Sciences

January 13, 2022 at 9:21 pm

Academic medicine veteran Namil Choi, MBA, CPA, has been named Associate Dean for Administration and Finance and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Originally from South Korea, Choi is joining the SMHS from the prestigious University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division (BSD),Read More

Yakoub awarded NIH Director’s Transformative Award for project with potential to ‘push the boundaries’ COVID-19 research

Yakoub awarded NIH Director’s Transformative Award for project with potential to ‘push the boundaries’ COVID-19 research

January 13, 2022 at 11:57 am

A research team led by an assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Biomedical Sciences, Abraam Yakoub, Pharm.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $4.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project proposal that has the potential toRead More

Save the date: Bridging Research and Practice Committee to host interprofessional conference in Oct. 2022

Save the date: Bridging Research and Practice Committee to host interprofessional conference in Oct. 2022

January 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Save the date, health providers! The state’s interdisciplinary Bridging Research and Practice Committee will host a professional conference in Fargo, N.D., Oct. 22-23, 2022, entitled “Interprofessional Collaboration, Health Sciences Research and Evidence-based Practice.”

Three Medical Laboratory Science Students receive national organization scholarships

Three Medical Laboratory Science Students receive national organization scholarships

December 22, 2021 at 2:42 pm

Congratulations to the three senior undergraduates from the UND Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program — Morgan Kainz, Jacob Tupa, and Grace Matter — who won awards from Alpha Mu Tau, the scholarship fraternity of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science. Kainz, Tupa, and Matter won the Ida and May Reilly MemorialRead More

Dr. Joshua Morrell named chair of SMHS Department of Radiology

Dr. Joshua Morrell named chair of SMHS Department of Radiology

December 16, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Joshua Morrell, M.D., has been named Chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Radiology. A 2015 graduate of the SMHS, Dr. Morrell began his practice as a diagnostic radiologist at the Fargo VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Fargo, N.D., shortly after completing a radiologyRead More

New issue of North Dakota Medicine available now

New issue of North Dakota Medicine available now

December 16, 2021 at 10:37 am

The holiday 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is available now in both a paper and digital format! This edition is chock-full of compelling articles, including stories on: The UND General Surgery Residency’s new resident wellness program A brief update on OT student Briana Kent’s Hurricane Ida fundraiser ‘Flipping’ anatomy andRead More

Department of Indigenous Health, Center for Rural Health host virtual lecture series for dental providers

Department of Indigenous Health, Center for Rural Health host virtual lecture series for dental providers

December 9, 2021 at 4:02 pm

The University of North Dakota’s Department of Indigenous Health and Center for Rural Health (CRH) Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program have teamed up to host a series of virtual one-hour clinics using the TeleECHO model to train dental providers in North Dakota on addressing primary health care concerns in theirRead More

Schmitz appointed to National Advisory Council for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Schmitz appointed to National Advisory Council for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

December 9, 2021 at 2:02 pm

Dr. David Schmitz, the Dr. Verrill & Ruth Fischer Chair of the SMHS Department of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ). The ARHQ provides advice and recommendations to AHRQ’s director and to the Secretary of the DepartmentRead More

ND-INBRE team receives multiple grants from National Institutes of Health

ND-INBRE team receives multiple grants from National Institutes of Health

December 2, 2021 at 12:50 pm

A team of UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) biomedical researchers affiliated with North Dakota’s IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) has received a collaboration award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Emily Biggane, Ph.D., research faculty at United TribesRead More

Phase 1 medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

Phase 1 medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

December 2, 2021 at 12:47 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2024 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards in Unified Session VII of the 2021-22 academic year. The Class of 2024 (Phase 1) Unified Session VII awardees areRead More

Phase 1 medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unit II Instructor Awards

Phase 1 medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unit II Instructor Awards

November 29, 2021 at 3:23 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2025 has recognized four faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit II of the 2021-22 academic year. The Class of 2025 (Phase 1) Unit II awardees are the following individuals:Read More

ND-INBRE and Indigenous Trauma and Resilience teams receive $287k NIH award for data science

ND-INBRE and Indigenous Trauma and Resilience teams receive $287k NIH award for data science

November 29, 2021 at 3:22 pm

The principal investigators of the North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (ND-INBRE) and Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research are pleased to announce that a team of North Dakota researchers has received an NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences supplemental awardRead More

Be careful with perfumes, air fresheners, oils, and other scents in SMHS

Be careful with perfumes, air fresheners, oils, and other scents in SMHS

November 18, 2021 at 1:09 pm

As you may know, an individual had a very severe allergic reaction to a strong fragrance in a public area of the SMHS building recently. This is just a reminder that perfumes, cologne, essential oils, and other strong fragrances can be airborne irritants and can trigger asthma, allergies, migraines, andRead More