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MLS student wins Giving Hearts Day scholarship, more names to be drawn Feb. 15

MLS student wins Giving Hearts Day scholarship, more names to be drawn Feb. 15

February 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Andrea Lerick, a junior from Savage, Minn., majoring in medical laboratory science within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named winner of the Dr. Steffen Christensen Giving Hearts Scholarship for Giving Hearts Day 2019. The scholarship is worth $12,500. “I wasn’t going to register [forRead More

Jacqueline Gray named AFLA Fellow

Jacqueline Gray named AFLA Fellow

February 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Jacqueline Gray, PhD, has been named a Fellow of the Academic Feminist Leadership Academy (AFLA). AFLA provides training in feminist leadership for early- and mid-career psychologists. The AFLA’s goal is to establish a network of feminist leaders and help them advance in their leadership careers. Gray is a research professorRead More

SMHS Strategic Plan 2019-2023 now available

SMHS Strategic Plan 2019-2023 now available

February 14, 2019 at 9:02 am

The SMHS is the only academic institution in North Dakota whose purpose is outlined by the North Dakota Century Code. As section 15-52 of the code notes,  “The primary purpose of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is to educate physicians and other health professionals andRead More

Weather results in rescheduling of several SMHS events

Weather results in rescheduling of several SMHS events

February 7, 2019 at 12:23 pm

The recent spate of extreme winter weather has caused the cancellation or rescheduling of several events to be held at the SMHS. Please note the following changes to the events below: Dr. Victor Nizet’s presentation “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to Combat Multidrug‐Resistant Superbugs,” will be held at noonRead More

Pilot Project call for applications from UND’s Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE

Pilot Project call for applications from UND’s Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE

January 31, 2019 at 12:53 pm

In anticipation of funding for the fourth consecutive year, the UND Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Host-Pathogen Interactions (HPI) invites proposals for pilot projects to support promising research that fits well within the scientific theme of the Center. We anticipate supporting two or three new pilot projects at up toRead More

UND’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center releases new report on FASD in North Dakota

UND’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center releases new report on FASD in North Dakota

January 24, 2019 at 2:50 pm

The North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has released its “Report to North Dakota on Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).” The report, the third of its kind to be produced by the Center, will be deliveredRead More

Physical Therapy faculty and students present at APTA conference

Physical Therapy faculty and students present at APTA conference

January 24, 2019 at 12:34 pm

Faculty and students from the UND SMHS Department of Physical Therapy presented this week at the American Physical Therapy Association national conference in Washington D.C. Presentations included: Altekruse G., Coco M., Eppenstein P., Hull B., Huntsman S., Sue Jeno, Ropp S. – “Tough Lessons We Learned the Hard Way: A LAMP ManagementRead More

New Date: SMHS students and faculty host suicide awareness walk meeting on Feb. 6

New Date: SMHS students and faculty host suicide awareness walk meeting on Feb. 6

January 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Yet suicide can be prevented. To that end, volunteers from the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and throughout Grand Forks, N.D., are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns acrossRead More

Medical students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Medical students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

January 24, 2019 at 12:29 pm

First- and second-year medical students, the medical classes of 2021 and 2022, have recognized six SMHS faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for medical curriculum blocks two and six in academic year 2018-2019. The Class of 2021 (Year 2) Block VI awardees are the following individuals: Rhome Hughes, MD, MS,Read More

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) updates

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) updates

January 17, 2019 at 9:34 am

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) flourished last fall! The Student Occupational Therapy Association has three main purposes: (1) to broaden campus and community knowledge of the occupational therapy profession, (2) to unify students and increase their knowledge of occupational therapy and related fields, and (3) to be active inRead More

Java with Josh at SMHS on Wednesday, March 20

Java with Josh at SMHS on Wednesday, March 20

January 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

You are invited to join Dean Joshua Wynne for complimentary coffee or tea at Java with Josh from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 20 in the Tello-Skjerseth Atrium (across the hall from the Family and Community Medicine and Population Health suites) at the SMHS building in Grand Forks. Dr. Wynne will discuss what’s new at the School and takeRead More

Department of Geriatrics produces newest SMHS newsletter

Department of Geriatrics produces newest SMHS newsletter

January 10, 2019 at 10:21 am

The SMHS Department of Geriatrics has published its latest newsletter. Given the broad reach of Geriatrics as a specialty, this newsletter may be of interest not only to health providers interested in the health and well-being of elderly persons, but researchers studying longevity, Alzheimer’s, and other illnesses typically associated with oldRead More

Brand Corner: Retractable Banners and UND Brand Education Day

Brand Corner: Retractable Banners and UND Brand Education Day

January 10, 2019 at 9:45 am

Ever wonder what the branding guidelines are for retractable banners? Read on to learn about banner design and the upcoming UND Brand Education Day. Guidelines for Retractable (pull-up) Banners: Retractable banners should attract attention and start a conversation. A successful banner invites the audience to learn more. See tips and more samplesRead More

Heart Health presentation by Dr. Wynne rescheduled to Thursday, Mar. 14

Heart Health presentation by Dr. Wynne rescheduled to Thursday, Mar. 14

January 9, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Join UND Work Well on Thursday, Mar. 14 as it hosts a heart healthy presentation to be given by SMHS Dean and UND’s Vice President for Health Affairs Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH. Dr. Wynne, a cardiologist by training, will discuss the determinants of heart disease and tips to reduce your riskRead More

Wear Red Day is Feb. 1

Wear Red Day is Feb. 1

January 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 1, and we want to show the School’s support for the American Heart Association and heart health! As in the past, please wear red and join us for a photo on the SMHS grand stairs at 10 a.m. that day. Also feel free toRead More