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UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

May 16, 2019 at 11:27 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) presented a number of awards to its graduating medical students and the School’s faculty and other community volunteers during its commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 12, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty. Of the roughly 1,700 physiciansRead More

Metzger receives Physician Assistant of the Year award from NDAPA

Metzger receives Physician Assistant of the Year award from NDAPA

May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that an assistant professor in the School’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Jay Metzger, M.P.A.S., PA-C, was given the “PA of the Year” award by the North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants (NDAPA). The award was presented to JayRead More

UND Staff Recognition Ceremony recognizes nearly 40 SMHS staffers

UND Staff Recognition Ceremony recognizes nearly 40 SMHS staffers

May 9, 2019 at 9:39 am

UND’s annual Staff Recognition Ceremony was held on Monday, May 6, 2019. At the event both Jean Altepeter, associate director of Human Resources, and Denelle Kees, manager of the SMHS Deeded Body Program, received UND Meritorious Service Awards. (As an aside, Jean is retiring at the end of June afterRead More

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

May 9, 2019 at 8:44 am

From UND’s Center for Rural Health: The Outstanding Rural and Public Health Award recipients for 2019 will be recognized at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet on Wednesday, June 12 in Minot. The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) will present three awards: Tiffany Boespflug, publicRead More

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes over 200 graduating health sciences and graduate students

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes over 200 graduating health sciences and graduate students

May 8, 2019 at 4:29 pm

In addition to the 73 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) on Sunday, May 12, the School will see 237 students from its graduate and health sciences programs walk across the Alerus Center stage at the UND Commencement onRead More

SMHS to confer 73 doctor of medicine degrees upon new physicians Sunday

SMHS to confer 73 doctor of medicine degrees upon new physicians Sunday

May 8, 2019 at 4:20 pm

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree to 73 graduating medical students at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus in Grand Forks. The graduating students have completed fourRead More

Graduation Festivities

Graduation Festivities

May 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Please join us for the 2019 MD Commencement activities scheduled for Sunday, May 12, in Grand Forks. The School will confer Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees to 73 graduating medical students at 2 p.m. that day in the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus in Grand Forks. The graduatingRead More

SMHS pulls in over $26,000 for INMED and other programs with “UND Gives”

SMHS pulls in over $26,000 for INMED and other programs with “UND Gives”

May 2, 2019 at 1:31 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), in conjunction with the UND Alumni Association & Foundation (AAF), raised more than $26,000 from dozens of donors as part of the University’s inaugural UND Gives day on April 24, 2019. These funds will be directed primarily to the University’s IndiansRead More

Frank Low Research Day Award Winners

Frank Low Research Day Award Winners

May 2, 2019 at 11:18 am

The 39th annual Frank Low Research Day was held at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) on Thursday, April 25. Following the event, several of the more than 150 participants were given awards for their presentations. Congratulations to the winners of the best poster awards, who earnedRead More

Johnson named to Clinical Diabetes editorial board

Johnson named to Clinical Diabetes editorial board

April 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Eric L. Johnson, MD, associate professor in the SMHS Department of Family & Community Medicine and director of Interprofessional Education for the Department of Education Resources, was recently appointed to the editorial board of the journal Clinical Diabetes, one of four journals published by the American Diabetes Association. As part of theRead More

North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair Awards

North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair Awards

April 25, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Thank you to all faculty, graduate students and staff who helped judge at the 69th annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair that was held on April 5 at the University of North Dakota. Prior to presenting their work to judges, students participated in hands-on STEM activities across campus. ManyRead More

Spagnolia presents at the American College of Physicians national meeting

Spagnolia presents at the American College of Physicians national meeting

April 17, 2019 at 1:52 pm

Alessandra Spagnolia, a fourth-year medical student at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented a poster at the American College of Physicians 2019 annual meeting, held in Philadelphia, Pa., from April 11-13. Spagnolia presented a poster entitled “Endometriosis in the Northern Great Plains: A Comparison of White andRead More

Grand Forks high school student working with SMHS Epigenetics Working Group wins honors at science fair

Grand Forks high school student working with SMHS Epigenetics Working Group wins honors at science fair

April 17, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Shri Patel, a student at Red River High School, was one of several Grand Forks Public Schools students to take home awards at a statewide science competition last week. Patel’s poster, entitled “Epigenetic Targets in Longevity Control in Drosophila melanogaster (Common Fruit Fly)” won the second-place prize in the seniorRead More

“Baby shower” at Simulation Center for new mannikin on April 25

“Baby shower” at Simulation Center for new mannikin on April 25

April 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm

The Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has a new birthing simulator, Noelle, and we want to introduce her to the community! Stop by her “baby shower” in the Sim Center on Thursday, April 25, anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. We’ll have lightRead More

Remembering Clarence Thompson

Remembering Clarence Thompson

April 10, 2019 at 5:49 pm

We regret to inform that longtime professor of Anatomy Clarence Thompson has passed away. Dr. Thompson was an instructor at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 1991 to 2010. Interested faculty/students/alumni of the SMHS are welcome to attend a memorial service to be held for Dr. Thompson atRead More