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Shea presents at National Association of EMS Educators symposium and trade show

Shea presents at National Association of EMS Educators symposium and trade show

August 13, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Tim Shea, CHSOS, simulation coordinator at the SMHS Simulation Center, recently presented at the 24th annual National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) symposium and trade show in Fort Worth, Texas. NAEMSE’s annual symposium and trade show is the premier EMS educational event in the United States. Between Aug. 1 andRead More

Chen and Geiger awarded $2.2 million R01 grant from National Institute of Mental Health

Chen and Geiger awarded $2.2 million R01 grant from National Institute of Mental Health

August 8, 2019 at 9:30 am

The National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded an R01 grant titled “Tat endolysosome escape and HIV-1 associated neurocognitive disorder” to Drs. Xuesong Chen and Jonathan Geiger. Both are faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University ofRead More

MD Class Of 2023 begins studies at SMHS with White Coat Ceremony

MD Class Of 2023 begins studies at SMHS with White Coat Ceremony

August 8, 2019 at 9:29 am

Seventy-seven first-year medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Class of 2023, began their journey this week to become physicians at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS). Medical students’ first week is dedicated to orientation, including an introduction to UND’s nationallyRead More

Call for Nominations: Allery Health Research Award

Call for Nominations: Allery Health Research Award

August 8, 2019 at 9:27 am

The Center for Rural Health is accepting nominations for the Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award. This prestigious award is presented to two ambitious American Indian students, one graduate and one undergraduate, in recognition of conducting research dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Native Americans throughout theRead More

Roxanne Vaughan and grad student

NIH awards SMHS additional $10 million for epigenetics research

August 1, 2019 at 9:35 am

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) a $10 million, five-year grant to expand the School’s epigenetics research program. This NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) grant, which will be delivered to UND in $2 million increments, builds onRead More

Holly Brown-Borg elected to Gerontological Society of America Board of Directors

Holly Brown-Borg elected to Gerontological Society of America Board of Directors

July 17, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Holly Brown-Borg, Ph.D., FGSA, professor in the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been elected to the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Board of Directors. New GSA board members and other officers were chosen by GSA’s membership, which consists of more than 5,500 researchers, educators, and practitioners. The officers are responsibleRead More

Medical students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 4 and 8

Medical students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 4 and 8

July 17, 2019 at 1:22 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the SMHS medical classes of 2021 and 2022 have recognized seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block IV and Block VIII of the 2018–19 academic year. The Class of 2021 (Year 2) Block VIIIRead More

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 students don white coats

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 students don white coats

July 11, 2019 at 10:04 am

In a few short weeks, 49 physical therapy students, members of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2021, will start the clinical studies portion of their journey to become doctors of physical therapy. The students received theirRead More

Department of Medical Laboratory Science awards scholarships for 2019-20

Department of Medical Laboratory Science awards scholarships for 2019-20

June 26, 2019 at 10:33 am

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has awarded scholarships to several medical laboratory science students for the upcoming academic year. Funds for the scholarships are given from various private sources, endowments, and scholarship funds. Scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 academicRead More

Society of Hospital Medicine North Dakota Chapter has a successful first meeting

Society of Hospital Medicine North Dakota Chapter has a successful first meeting

June 20, 2019 at 9:41 am

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) North Dakota Chapter held its first chapter meeting on June 11 in Fargo. The event’s keynote speaker was Dr. Dinesh Bande, chair of UND’s Department of Internal Medicine, who spoke about “The State of Hospital Medicine in North Dakota.” SHM promotes exceptional care forRead More

MLS Chair Brooke Solberg named ASCLS “Voice under 40”

MLS Chair Brooke Solberg named ASCLS “Voice under 40”

June 19, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Chair of the SMHS Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Brooke Solberg, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP), has been named a “Voice under 40” by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). According to the article on the designation, Solberg specializes in teaching graduate and undergraduate MLS students about hemostasis, hematology, body fluids,Read More

Summer 2019 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

Summer 2019 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

June 19, 2019 at 10:46 am

The summer 2019 edition of the SMHS quarterly North Dakota Medicine is available now! This issue focuses on UND’s historic Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program and features stories on the origins of INMED more than 40 years ago, a profile on INMED Director Don Warne, and an interview with INMEDRead More

Master of Public Health Program welcomes Melanie Nadeau as new assistant director

Master of Public Health Program welcomes Melanie Nadeau as new assistant director

June 6, 2019 at 8:21 am

The Master of Public Health program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences would like to welcome Melanie Nadeau, Ph.D., M.P.H., as the program’s new assistant director. Dr. Nadeau was previously the Operational Director at the American Indian Public Health Resource Center housed at North Dakota State University.Read More

Two MPH students win Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center stipends

Two MPH students win Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center stipends

June 6, 2019 at 8:20 am

Anna Ojczyk and Courtney Brackin, students in the UND Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, have been awarded research stipends from the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC). The second-year students will receive a stipend of $1,500 that supports field placements and collaborative learning projects. Ojczyk and Brackin are amongRead More

MPH Program grad Alison Traynor given “40 Under 40” designation by de Beaumont Foundation

MPH Program grad Alison Traynor given “40 Under 40” designation by de Beaumont Foundation

May 30, 2019 at 10:01 am

Alison Traynor, Suicide Prevention Program Director for the North Dakota Department of Health and UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMSH) graduate, was recently named to the de Beaumont Foundation’s “40 under 40 in public health” list for 2019. Alison is a 2018 graduate of the SMHS Master ofRead More