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Med students present posters at National Association of Medical Examiners meeting

Med students present posters at National Association of Medical Examiners meeting

October 22, 2020 at 2:35 pm

McKenzie Jackson and Cassondra (Cassie) Kambeitz, both fourth-year medical students at the SMHS, presented posters at the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) virtual annual meeting Oct. 16-17, 2020. The title of McKenzie’s poster was “Postmortem diagnosis of Clostridium without culture confirmation” and the title of Cassie’s poster was “Thrombosis ofRead More

National Internal Medicine Day is Oct. 28

National Internal Medicine Day is Oct. 28

October 22, 2020 at 2:24 pm

Dr. Dinesh Bande, clinical professor and chair of UND’s Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Internal Medicine wish everyone a Happy National Internal Medicine Day on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has officially established National Internal Medicine Day, which hereafter will be celebrated onRead More

United Way kicks off 2020 campaign

United Way kicks off 2020 campaign

October 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm

This past Monday was the official kick-off of the 2020 University of North Dakota United Way campaign. Many UND faculty and staff members committed their support for neighbors in need in our community in 2019, and we hope even more will make that commitment in 2020. Our UND campaign willRead More

ACP North Dakota Chapter announces 2020 awards

ACP North Dakota Chapter announces 2020 awards

October 15, 2020 at 10:59 pm

The American College of Physicians North Dakota Chapter is proud to announce award winners from its annual virtual meeting to be held on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The Laureate Award was presented to Dr. Neville Alberto. The Laureate Award honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by theirRead More

Remember your flu shot

Remember your flu shot

October 15, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Administrators at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences are encouraging all SMHS faculty, staff, and students to get influenza shots this autumn. Flu vaccinations are important for two reasons. First, influenza is a potentially fatal virus, although at a much lesser rate than COVID-19, especially for persons withRead More

Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s

Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s

October 15, 2020 at 10:19 am

Colin Combs, Ph.D., Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been awarded a 4-year, $1,420,768 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, entitled “Communicating Intestinal Inflammation to the Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease,” focuses on improvingRead More

Dr. Warne to be given North Dakota Fostering Diversity in Medicine award by ND ACP

Dr. Warne to be given North Dakota Fostering Diversity in Medicine award by ND ACP

September 30, 2020 at 1:01 pm

The Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs are thrilled to announce that the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ND ACP) has awarded Dr. Donald Warne, director of the INMED and MPH programs, the “North Dakota Fostering Diversity in Medicine” award forRead More

Second-year med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Second-year med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

September 30, 2020 at 12:56 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical class 2023 have recognized three faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block V of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2023 (Year 2) Block V awardees are the following individuals: Mary AnnRead More

Phase one students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

Phase one students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

September 30, 2020 at 10:59 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical class of 2024 have recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards in Unified Session I of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2024 (Phase 1) Unified Session I awardees are theRead More

UND Sports PT Residency granted 10-year reaccreditation

UND Sports PT Residency granted 10-year reaccreditation

September 24, 2020 at 3:35 pm

The coordinators of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Sports PT Residency learned this week that the residency has been reaccredited for a full 10-year accreditation period. The accreditation was granted by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education and will remain active through Jan. 31,Read More

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