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SMHS announces medical student scholarships for 2020–21 academic year

SMHS announces medical student scholarships for 2020–21 academic year

November 25, 2020 at 12:31 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has announced that nearly $600,000 in scholarships has been awarded to more than 130 UND medical students for the 2020–2021 academic year. Funds for the scholarships come from private sources, endowments, and other awards, and have helped the School lower SMHS medicalRead More

Med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

Med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

November 25, 2020 at 11:17 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2024 has recognized three UND faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards in Unified Session II of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2024 (Phase 1) Unified Session II awardeesRead More

ACP and SHM North Dakota Chapters announce 2020 poster winners

ACP and SHM North Dakota Chapters announce 2020 poster winners

November 19, 2020 at 1:09 pm

The North Dakota Chapters of American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine are pleased to announce the winners of our annual poster competition. All posters can be viewed here. The winners, by category, are: ACP Research Winner – Connor J. Schweitzer and Austin J. Hewitt, fourth-year medical students,Read More

A new tool in the fight against breast cancer?

A new tool in the fight against breast cancer?

November 5, 2020 at 4:37 pm

The statistics are by now too well-known: one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Likewise, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American women. Although prevention and treatment for this and other cancers has come aRead More

Med students present posters at National Association of Medical Examiners meeting

Med students present posters at National Association of Medical Examiners meeting

October 22, 2020 at 2:35 pm

McKenzie Jackson and Cassondra (Cassie) Kambeitz, both fourth-year medical students at the SMHS, presented posters at the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) virtual annual meeting Oct. 16-17, 2020. The title of McKenzie’s poster was “Postmortem diagnosis of Clostridium without culture confirmation” and the title of Cassie’s poster was “Thrombosis ofRead More

National Internal Medicine Day is Oct. 28

National Internal Medicine Day is Oct. 28

October 22, 2020 at 2:24 pm

Dr. Dinesh Bande, clinical professor and chair of UND’s Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Internal Medicine wish everyone a Happy National Internal Medicine Day on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has officially established National Internal Medicine Day, which hereafter will be celebrated onRead More

United Way kicks off 2020 campaign

United Way kicks off 2020 campaign

October 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm

This past Monday was the official kick-off of the 2020 University of North Dakota United Way campaign. Many UND faculty and staff members committed their support for neighbors in need in our community in 2019, and we hope even more will make that commitment in 2020. Our UND campaign willRead More

ACP North Dakota Chapter announces 2020 awards

ACP North Dakota Chapter announces 2020 awards

October 15, 2020 at 10:59 pm

The American College of Physicians North Dakota Chapter is proud to announce award winners from its annual virtual meeting to be held on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The Laureate Award was presented to Dr. Neville Alberto. The Laureate Award honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by theirRead More

Remember your flu shot

Remember your flu shot

October 15, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Administrators at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences are encouraging all SMHS faculty, staff, and students to get influenza shots this autumn. Flu vaccinations are important for two reasons. First, influenza is a potentially fatal virus, although at a much lesser rate than COVID-19, especially for persons withRead More

Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s

Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s

October 15, 2020 at 10:19 am

Colin Combs, Ph.D., Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been awarded a 4-year, $1,420,768 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, entitled “Communicating Intestinal Inflammation to the Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease,” focuses on improvingRead More

Dr. Warne to be given North Dakota Fostering Diversity in Medicine award by ND ACP

Dr. Warne to be given North Dakota Fostering Diversity in Medicine award by ND ACP

September 30, 2020 at 1:01 pm

The Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs are thrilled to announce that the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ND ACP) has awarded Dr. Donald Warne, director of the INMED and MPH programs, the “North Dakota Fostering Diversity in Medicine” award forRead More

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

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

September 30, 2020 at 12:56 pm

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

Phase one students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

Phase one students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

September 30, 2020 at 10:59 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical class of 2024 have recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards in Unified Session I of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2024 (Phase 1) Unified Session I awardees are theRead More

UND Sports PT Residency granted 10-year reaccreditation

UND Sports PT Residency granted 10-year reaccreditation

September 24, 2020 at 3:35 pm

The coordinators of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Sports PT Residency learned this week that the residency has been reaccredited for a full 10-year accreditation period. The accreditation was granted by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education and will remain active through Jan. 31,Read More

Dr. Steffen Christensen retires from SMHS after 26 years of service

Dr. Steffen Christensen retires from SMHS after 26 years of service

September 3, 2020 at 1:24 pm

After 26 years of service, Dr. Steffen Christensen will step down as vice chair of the UND SMHS Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Based in Fargo, Dr. Christensen is among the last of the two-year UND Bachelor of Science in Medicine graduates. “Few faculty members have done more to supportRead More