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School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

May 21, 2020 at 7:24 am

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced its end-of-year awards given to medical students and clinical faculty. Although the awards are normally given in-person prior to Commencement, the School instead announced its award winners via social media in advance of the University’s virtualRead More

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 74 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 74 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

May 14, 2020 at 11:48 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to 74 graduating medical students in a virtual Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND interim president, vice president for Health Affairs and dean ofRead More

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

May 14, 2020 at 10:02 am

In addition to the 74 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing 249 students from its graduate and health sciences programs who are also graduating on Saturday, May 16. “We want to extend congratulations to allRead More

Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement

May 14, 2020 at 9:50 am

You’re invited to celebrate UND graduates and watch the virtual UND Commencement ceremonies. All three ceremonies – graduate and undergraduate, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and School of Law – will be broadcast, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, on the UND Commencement site. You can watch entireRead More

New SMHS bylaws in effect

New SMHS bylaws in effect

May 14, 2020 at 9:33 am

Just a reminder that the new SMHS bylaws became effective on May 8, 2020. The bylaws can be found on the “Faculty Governance” portion of the SMHS Education and Faculty Affairs website here.

Rural Recruitment Reimagined virtual workshop June 9

Rural Recruitment Reimagined virtual workshop June 9

May 14, 2020 at 9:09 am

The Rural Recruitment Reimagined Workshop, now scheduled as a virtual workshop, is happening on June 9, 2020. We are excited to be able to deliver this important content to you, our North Dakota Healthcare facilities, through a Zoom platform. This full-day workshop will begin at 9 a.m. on June 9.Read More

Drs. Ling and Wu discover new ways of controlling CRISPR gene editing

Drs. Ling and Wu discover new ways of controlling CRISPR gene editing

May 7, 2020 at 9:03 am

UND Biomedical Researcher Dr. Min Wu and Dr. Ping Lin, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Wu’s lab, have published a paper entitled “CRISPR-Cas13 inhibitors block RNA-editing in bacteria and mammalian cells” in Molecular Cell, a journal of Cell Press.* This paper describes the discovery, for the first time, of aRead More

SMHS announces 2020 Sophomore Awards

SMHS announces 2020 Sophomore Awards

April 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Several second-year medical students received sophomore awards on April 30 when the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences announced its 2020 Sophomore Awards winners. In past years, these awards were presented in-person. This year’s luncheon was canceled because of COVID-19. Still, academic, teaching, and service awards were awarded onRead More

Nominations sought for Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards

Nominations sought for Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards

April 30, 2020 at 11:04 am

Nominations are being sought for the Charles E. Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards. The awards recognize the achievements of an individual and an organization who have worked to improve health and wellness through lowered rates of disease and disability by developing and delivering effective health promotion and prevention initiatives.Read More

UND, Altru Health System team up to produce COVID-19 testing medium

UND, Altru Health System team up to produce COVID-19 testing medium

April 30, 2020 at 8:55 am

Researchers at Altru Health System and the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences have partnered on the production of a laboratory medium useful for testing COVID-19. Marijo Roiko, Ph.D., microbiology program director in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services for Altru, and UND Department of Biomedical Sciences Associate Professors CatherineRead More

First- and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 3, 7

First- and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 3, 7

April 23, 2020 at 11:32 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical classes of 2022 and 2023 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block III and Block VII of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VII awardeesRead More

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

April 23, 2020 at 11:30 am

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science would like to wish everyone a happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!  We had some fun in-person activities planned for this week – but we will save them for next year instead. The laboratory profession is often referred to as the “hidden medical profession” givenRead More

Brissette awarded $387,750 grant through the NIH’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute

Brissette awarded $387,750 grant through the NIH’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute

April 16, 2020 at 7:59 pm

Dr. Catherine Brissette, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, was recently awarded a $387,750 R21 grant through the National Institutes of Health’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute. The scientific review panel characterized Dr. Brissette’s proposal as trail-blazing, and praised the level of innovation as well as the excellentRead More

Zoom tips, backgrounds

Zoom tips, backgrounds

April 9, 2020 at 5:36 pm

We’re all using Zoom quite a bit more these days. So in addition to the Education Resources tips on effective “Zooming,” please consider the following: Zoom backgrounds UND and our medical media team have made a handful of Zoom backgrounds available if you wish to jazz up your meetings and/orRead More

Dhasarathy and Brissette awarded $300k grant via Department of Defense tick-borne disease research program

Dhasarathy and Brissette awarded $300k grant via Department of Defense tick-borne disease research program

April 9, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Department of Biomedical Sciences faculty Drs. Archana Dhasarathy and Catherine Brissette have been awarded a two-year grant through Department of Defense tick-borne disease research program. The $300,000 award (plus indirects) will be used to explore epigenetic mechanisms involved in Lyme disease. The bacterial pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative agent ofRead More