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Healthcare Clash 2019 Champions

Healthcare Clash 2019 Champions

March 28, 2019 at 10:02 am

This year a variety of programs at the SMHS participated in the Department of Sports Medicine’s Healthcare Clash 2019 volleyball tournament, with teams from the Simulation Center and Departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training participating, along with a team of MD students. However, the team representing theRead More

Medical student presents at American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Medical student presents at American Academy of Forensic Sciences

March 28, 2019 at 10:01 am

Fourth-year medical student Mitch Messner gave a platform presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2019 annual meeting, held in Baltimore, Md., from Feb. 18-23. Messner presented “A comparison of coronary artery stenosis estimates made by forensic pathologists and medical students.” For his presentation, Messner won the Forensic Biologist TraineeRead More

Robert Sticca named the president of Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society

Robert Sticca named the president of Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society

March 28, 2019 at 8:39 am

Robert Sticca, MD, FACS, chair of the UND Department of Surgery, was named President of the Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society (NPRSS) at the January 2019 annual meeting. The NPRSS is the only surgical society in the United States dedicated to supporting and promoting surgical education for the unique challengesRead More

UND Out of the Darkness campus walk to be held April 7

UND Out of the Darkness campus walk to be held April 7

March 26, 2019 at 10:45 am

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join faculty and students of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Sunday, April 7 as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Be part of the movement turning hope into action, and create a culture that’sRead More

Fourth-year medical students at SMHS receive their residency “match”

Fourth-year medical students at SMHS receive their residency “match”

March 15, 2019 at 3:56 pm

“Match Day” for graduating medical students is one of the most important milestones of their young careers. Each year on Match Day, medical school seniors across the country find out where they will complete their residency, a period of advanced intensive training in their chosen medical specialty before independent practiceRead More

“Service” edition of North Dakota Medicine out now

“Service” edition of North Dakota Medicine out now

March 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

The Spring 2019 edition of the SMHS quarterly North Dakota Medicine is out now in paper and online. This service-themed issue follows a number of SMHS graduates who have gone on to serve in the military or engage in “service” in other ways, including stories on: Former Surgeon General ofRead More

INMED welcomes Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as new assistant director

INMED welcomes Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as new assistant director

March 13, 2019 at 1:42 pm

The Indians into Medicine (INMED) program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences would like to welcome Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as the program’s new assistant director. Dr. Wescott formerly taught in the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University in American IndianRead More

SMHS and Mayo Sim Centers collaborate on “Making Low Cost Task Trainers” workshop

SMHS and Mayo Sim Centers collaborate on “Making Low Cost Task Trainers” workshop

March 13, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Tim Shea, CHSOS (Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist), Simulation Coordinator for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Simulation Center, presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s (SSH) Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2019) in San Antonio, Texas, January 26–30. The IMSH is a scientific conferenceRead More

Society of Hospital Medicine announces North Dakota chapter

Society of Hospital Medicine announces North Dakota chapter

March 6, 2019 at 1:06 pm

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has now established a North Dakota Chapter under the direction of chapter leaders Abhishek Matta, MD, Dinesh Bande, MD, and Siddharth Singhal, MD. The chapter’s leadership encourage not only hospital medicine physicians (hospitalists) to participate and contribute to the chapter’s success, but health providers andRead More

UND kicks off campaign to be designated a Cardiac Ready Campus

UND kicks off campaign to be designated a Cardiac Ready Campus

March 6, 2019 at 12:49 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), in partnership with the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, UND Work Well, and Altru Health System, is pleased to announce the kick-off of the University’s campaign to be designated a “Cardiac Ready Campus” (CRC) by the North Dakota DepartmentRead More

NDBIN featured in National Association of State Head Injury Administrators March newsletter

NDBIN featured in National Association of State Head Injury Administrators March newsletter

March 6, 2019 at 12:36 pm

During March, Brain Injury Awareness Month, the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) is spotlighting the work of the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) in the NASHIA newsletter. NDBIN Program Director Rebecca Quinn and her staff provide information and support to individuals and families dealing with brainRead More

Solberg named chair of new UND Department of Emergency Medicine

Solberg named chair of new UND Department of Emergency Medicine

February 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm

Jon Solberg, MD, FACEP, FAWM, has been named chair of the inaugural Department of Emergency Medicine at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Solberg is a Stanley, N.D., native and 2006 graduate of the SMHS. Solberg trained as an emergency medicine physician at Madigan Army Medical Center, FortRead More

Three SMHS students receive major Giving Hearts Day scholarships

Three SMHS students receive major Giving Hearts Day scholarships

February 21, 2019 at 9:27 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), in partnership with Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF), is pleased to announce that three scholarships worth $12,500 each have been awarded to three randomly chosen SMHS students. The scholarships are part of Dakota Medical Foundation’s annual Giving Hearts Day, which occurred onRead More

SMHS Strategic Plan 2018-2023 now available

SMHS Strategic Plan 2018-2023 now available

February 16, 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

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