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“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

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

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