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Sackenreuter named Associate Director of Human Resources for SMHS

Sackenreuter named Associate Director of Human Resources for SMHS

July 29, 2021 at 4:34 pm

Jill Sackenreuter has been named associate director of Human Resources (HR) for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Making her way north after more than two decades in Fargo, the former associate director of Recruitment and Administration at North Dakota State University is now the lead HRRead More

Free Shred Day returns Aug. 10

Free Shred Day returns Aug. 10

July 29, 2021 at 11:14 am

The UND Office of Records Management is pleased to announce the return of Free Shred Day, provided by MinnKota Secured Document Destruction. Please stop by the Chester Fritz Auditorium parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to have your personal paper records securely destroyed on-site. Questions?Read More

UND Schools of Law and Medicine & Health Sciences announce new dual JD/MPH degree

UND Schools of Law and Medicine & Health Sciences announce new dual JD/MPH degree

July 15, 2021 at 3:37 pm

The UND School of Law and School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) are proud to announce their new dual Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. The joint program provides future attorneys with a specialized, accelerated health policy track allowing them not only to specialize inRead More

Scott Engum named Associate Dean of SMHS Southeast Campus

Scott Engum named Associate Dean of SMHS Southeast Campus

July 15, 2021 at 11:38 am

Dr. Scott Engum, professor of surgery with the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named Associate Dean for the School’s Southeast Campus in Fargo. Engum succeeds Dr. Cornelius “Mac” Dyke, who was recently named chair of the SMHS Department of Surgery. A widely published practitioner-scholar, Dr.Read More

Jon Allen selected for Arthritis Foundation bicycle tour

Jon Allen selected for Arthritis Foundation bicycle tour

July 8, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Dr. Jon Allen, director of the Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, is going on the road to support arthritis research. Allen was chosen to participate in the Arthritis Bike Classic from Sept. 18-25, wherein he will bicycle 525 miles in eight days – from SanRead More

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

July 8, 2021 at 10:05 am

Professor Cindy Flom-Meland, P.T., M.P.T., Ph.D., has been named chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy (PT). A veteran practitioner and faculty member who teaches in the areas of communication and professional behavior in PT, in addition to motor control, psychology, and neuro-rehabilitationRead More

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

July 1, 2021 at 10:04 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that Dave Relling, P.T., Ph.D., will be the School’s new Associate Dean for Health Sciences. As of July 1, 2021, Relling replaces retiring associate dean Tom Mohr, who has held the position since 2014. A graduate ofRead More

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

June 29, 2021 at 11:23 am

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.3 million R01 grant to Mikhail Golovko, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The new R01 grant, the most prestigious research award of its type the NIH provides,Read More

UND SMHS announces new assistant dean positions for gender equity and medical curriculum

UND SMHS announces new assistant dean positions for gender equity and medical curriculum

June 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced the creation of several new assistant dean positions. In addition to creating a new executive-level position for gender equity, SMHS Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne asked his team to create administrative faculty positions for assessment and the School’s revised medicalRead More

Summer North Dakota Medicine magazine available

Summer North Dakota Medicine magazine available

June 24, 2021 at 6:22 pm

The Summer 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: SMHS researchers’ fight against bacterial pneumonia The School’s new Mental Health First Aid program The REMS med student research program The Mind Matters brain injury conference Scrubs Camps across North DakotaRead More

Farewell, Vicki!

Farewell, Vicki!

June 17, 2021 at 1:58 pm

After nearly 23 years at the University of North Dakota, Vicki Thompson, information technology support specialist with the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Information Resources, is retiring. Her last day will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Before joining the SMHS, Vicki worked in UND’s College of Aerospace Sciences andRead More

UND to host Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at National Rural Health Journalism Workshop

UND to host Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at National Rural Health Journalism Workshop

June 17, 2021 at 11:36 am

The University of North Dakota (UND) will be the host for the Association of Health Care Journalist’s virtual Rural Health Journalism Workshop, June 21-23. This workshop is sponsored by the UND Leaders in Action Rural Health and Communities Grand Challenge. The event’s featured speaker is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, head of theRead More

Tom Mohr retirement gathering June 23

Tom Mohr retirement gathering June 23

June 10, 2021 at 3:41 pm

Tom Mohr, P.T., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Health Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and former chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, is retiring on June 30! To celebrate Tom’s long career at UND, the Department of Physical Therapy is helping to coordinate a recognitionRead More

SMHS and Sanford Health launch new post-graduate programs to enhance specialty care in region

SMHS and Sanford Health launch new post-graduate programs to enhance specialty care in region

June 10, 2021 at 2:10 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and Sanford Health have officially launched their Sanford-based Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program and Neurology Resident Training Program. The new programs are part of a historic $300 million philanthropic investment, announced by Sanford Health in March, to transform rural health care delivery for generations. SanfordRead More

UND Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck pursues research study on blood-based colorectal cancer screening

UND Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck pursues research study on blood-based colorectal cancer screening

June 1, 2021 at 5:19 pm

The UND Center for Family Medicine (CFM) in Bismarck is partnering with Beacon Biomedical to study a new blood-based colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test, called BeScreened-CRC, for North Dakota patients. Developed by Beacon Biomedical, this federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) test for CRC screening has been on the market for a short time.Read More