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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

North Dakota State Office of Rural Health receives federal funding

North Dakota State Office of Rural Health receives federal funding

September 3, 2020 at 12:59 pm

The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) will be able to provide additional support to North Dakota thanks to increased funding from Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Annual funding increased to $230,000 this year, allowing for additional services to begin. SORH is a federal-state partnership that helps rural communitiesRead More

SMHS expands RuralMed health workforce retention program

SMHS expands RuralMed health workforce retention program

September 3, 2020 at 12:57 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is expanding its state-sponsored RuralMed Program. Established in concert with the North Dakota Legislative Assembly in 2009-10, RuralMed was designed to increase the number of new physicians practicing in rural North Dakota. Here’s how it works: UND medical students apply for theRead More

Donors provide stethoscopes to new med students through Adopt-A-Med-Student program

Donors provide stethoscopes to new med students through Adopt-A-Med-Student program

August 27, 2020 at 12:32 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Adopt-a-Med-Student Program celebrated its 10th year this week by providing 67 engraved stethoscopes to first-year medical students in the MD Class of 2024. “It’s awesome,” said first-year med student Ajdin Ekic of West Fargo, N.D., first generation immigrant and son ofRead More

Hillebrand elected to NCURA Board of Directors

Hillebrand elected to NCURA Board of Directors

August 20, 2020 at 9:57 am

Diane Hillebrand, grants manager in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been elected to the position of At-Large Board Member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). “Over Diane’s nearly 20 years of membership, she has served as Chair of the Professional Development Committee, has Co-chairedRead More

Wu named American Association of Immunologists “Careers in Immunology” Fellow

Wu named American Association of Immunologists “Careers in Immunology” Fellow

August 13, 2020 at 10:07 am

Professor Min Wu, Ph.D., along with his postdoctoral fellow in the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ping Lin, Ph.D., has been named an American Association of Immunologists (AAI) “2020 AAI Careers in Immunology Fellow.” The pair are one of this year’s 25 international faculty/postdoc awardee teams to be given theRead More

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

July 24, 2020 at 8:12 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical students Classes of 2022 and 2023 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block IV and Block VIII of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VIIIRead More

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

July 24, 2020 at 8:11 am

Attention medical students: UND SMHS is now approved to administer the USMLE step I and step II exams by the NBME “event testing” program online. This shift is an attempt to compensate for the loss of testing availability options over the past few months due to COVID, and may inaugurateRead More

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

July 23, 2020 at 9:52 am

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science Shannon Jongeward, MS, MLS(ASCP), who has been accepted into the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF), a national fraternity whose purpose is the advancement of professionals in the clinical laboratory sciences. Acceptance into AMTF is based on significant involvement inRead More

Jacqueline Gray named Fellow of American Psychological Association

Jacqueline Gray named Fellow of American Psychological Association

July 23, 2020 at 9:49 am
COVID testing for SMHS faculty, students and staff on July 30

COVID testing for SMHS faculty, students and staff on July 30

July 23, 2020 at 9:20 am

This is a reminder about the UND COVID-19 testing event that will be held on UND’s campus in Grand Forks at the High Performance Center (just east of Memorial Stadium) on Thursday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until supplies run out. This testing event is targetedRead More

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

July 9, 2020 at 11:02 am

Fifty years ago this week—July 8, 1970—President Richard Nixon delivered his “Special Message on Indian Affairs.” This policy speech not only paved the way for reversing the federal government’s “Termination” policy, which had rescinded the sovereignty of American Indian tribes, but strove to improve American Indian health in several ways.Read More

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

July 9, 2020 at 11:01 am

Jennifer Raum, M.D., has been named the new program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, effective July 1, 2020. The announcement was made by UND’s Department of Internal Medicine Chair Dinesh Bande, M.D., this week. “The recruitment process began in February of this year,” said Dr. Bande. “A SearchRead More

“Smart Restart” and masking at UND

“Smart Restart” and masking at UND

July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

UND continues to prepare for August 3, the return of faculty, staff and students to campus. The University, as well as federal and state government, continue to monitor the situation and adapt for the safety of our community. As of July 6, UND is in the process of transitioning betweenRead More

Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

June 18, 2020 at 9:34 am

After 41 years of service, Mary Beth McGurran will retire from her position as administrative assistant in the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science on June 30, 2020. Mary Beth began her career in 1979 at the Human Nutrition Research Center where she worked for Dr. Leslie Klevay. In 1986Read More