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New Date: SMHS students and faculty host suicide awareness walk meeting on Feb. 6

New Date: SMHS students and faculty host suicide awareness walk meeting on Feb. 6

January 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Yet suicide can be prevented. To that end, volunteers from the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and throughout Grand Forks, N.D., are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns acrossRead More

Medical students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Medical students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

January 24, 2019 at 12:29 pm

First- and second-year medical students, the medical classes of 2021 and 2022, have recognized six SMHS faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for medical curriculum blocks two and six in academic year 2018-2019. The Class of 2021 (Year 2) Block VI awardees are the following individuals: Rhome Hughes, MD, MS,Read More

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) updates

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) updates

January 17, 2019 at 9:34 am

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) flourished last fall! The Student Occupational Therapy Association has three main purposes: (1) to broaden campus and community knowledge of the occupational therapy profession, (2) to unify students and increase their knowledge of occupational therapy and related fields, and (3) to be active inRead More

Java with Josh at SMHS on March 20

Java with Josh at SMHS on March 20

January 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

You are invited to join Dean Joshua Wynne for complimentary coffee or tea at Java with Josh from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20 in the Tello-Skjerseth Atrium (across the hall from the Family and Community Medicine and Population Health suites) at the SMHS building in Grand Forks. Dr. Wynne will discuss what’s new at the School and takeRead More

Department of Geriatrics produces newest SMHS newsletter

Department of Geriatrics produces newest SMHS newsletter

January 10, 2019 at 10:21 am

The SMHS Department of Geriatrics has published its latest newsletter. Given the broad reach of Geriatrics as a specialty, this newsletter may be of interest not only to health providers interested in the health and well-being of elderly persons, but researchers studying longevity, Alzheimer’s, and other illnesses typically associated with oldRead More

Brand Corner: Retractable Banners and UND Brand Education Day

Brand Corner: Retractable Banners and UND Brand Education Day

January 10, 2019 at 9:45 am

Ever wonder what the branding guidelines are for retractable banners? Read on to learn about banner design and the upcoming UND Brand Education Day. Guidelines for Retractable (pull-up) Banners: Retractable banners should attract attention and start a conversation. A successful banner invites the audience to learn more. See tips and more samplesRead More

Heart Health presentation by Dr. Wynne March 14

Heart Health presentation by Dr. Wynne March 14

January 9, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Join UND Work Well on Thursday, March 14 as it hosts a heart health presentation to be given by SMHS Dean and UND’s Vice President for Health Affairs Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH. Dr. Wynne, a cardiologist by training, will discuss the determinants of heart disease and tips to reduce your riskRead More

Wear Red Day is Feb. 1

Wear Red Day is Feb. 1

January 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 1, and we want to show the School’s support for the American Heart Association and heart health! As in the past, please wear red and join us for a photo on the SMHS grand stairs at 10 a.m. that day. Also feel free toRead More

Scholarship winners remember getting the news on Giving Hearts Day 2018

Scholarship winners remember getting the news on Giving Hearts Day 2018

January 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm

The gratitude just keeps coming. “My scholarship has helped tremendously toward unforeseen expenses thus far,” beamed Erica Nelson, a third-year medical student from Fargo, N.D., winner of the Dr. David and Lola Rognlie Monson Giving Hearts Scholarship in 2018. “For example, paying for standardized exams. I intend to use the secondRead More

New issue of North Dakota Medicine available

New issue of North Dakota Medicine available

January 3, 2019 at 1:25 pm

As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS, the latest issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available. Features this issue include stories on: Women in medicine and the research sciences at the SMHS Master of Public Health students in Norway The new Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship The DaCCoTARead More

SMHS Faculty Assembly set for Jan. 30

SMHS Faculty Assembly set for Jan. 30

December 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm

The annual UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Faculty Assembly has been set for 3 p.m. (central time) on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in the Charles H. Fee, MD, Auditorium (E101) at the UND SMHS in Grand Forks. Please place this important meeting on your calendar. Dr. Joshua Wynne,Read More

Café 1905 will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

Café 1905 will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

December 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm

The UND Dining Services Team would like to remind you that Café 1905 in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will open again at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. For more information or to ask questions about the cafe menu or hours, contact UND Dining ServicesRead More

Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to Class of 2020 on Jan. 11

Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to Class of 2020 on Jan. 11

December 20, 2018 at 11:46 am

Twenty-eight University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) students began the clinical portion of their studies this week in an effort to earn their Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. The White Coat Ceremony for these future physician assistants (PAs) will be held at 2Read More

Eric Johnson receives community service award, publishes ADA standards of care manual

Eric Johnson receives community service award, publishes ADA standards of care manual

December 20, 2018 at 9:19 am

Eric Johnson, MD, associate professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and director of Interprofessional Education in the Department of Education Resources at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has just finished up work as lead editor of the abridged-for-primary-care-providers version of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) manualRead More

Occupational Therapy students welcome speaker from High Plains Fair Housing Center

Occupational Therapy students welcome speaker from High Plains Fair Housing Center

December 13, 2018 at 10:35 am

On Nov. 15, the Kappa Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon welcomed guest speaker Kelly Gorz from the High Plains Fair Housing Center in Grand Forks to campus. The mission of the High Plains Fair Housing Center is “to strengthen communities and to ensure equal access to fair housing in theRead More