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Geiger presents at invitation-only workshop organized by National Institute of Mental Health

Geiger presents at invitation-only workshop organized by National Institute of Mental Health

September 20, 2018 at 11:58 pm

Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented at a by-invitation-only workshop organized by the National Institute of Mental Health. This workshop, titled “ART-Mediated Mental Health Side Effects,” was held on the National Institutes of HealthRead More

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Bids still being accepted for annual “Rent an OT” student fundraiser

September 20, 2018 at 11:56 pm

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) members at UND are seeking to raise funds for the St. Catherine Challenge. The St. Catherine Challenge is a national student-led initiative to build the profession of occupational therapy through raising funds for research in support of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s mission. Schools ofRead More

Fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine now available

Fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine now available

September 20, 2018 at 11:55 pm

As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS, the fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine out this week. Features this issue include stories on: The history of biomedical sciences at the SMHS The Occupational Therapy Department’s 25 year partnership with Casper College Combating opioid use disorder RuralRead More

Geiger awarded four-year, $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health

Geiger awarded four-year, $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health

September 13, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Jonathan Geiger, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is on a multi-university, multiple principal investigator team that received a four-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $2.25 million. The grant, titled “Ketogenic Diet and Adenosine: Epigenetics and Antiepileptogenesis,” marksRead More

Sim Center staff back from NAEMSE Educator Symposium and Trade Show, prep for open house

Sim Center staff back from NAEMSE Educator Symposium and Trade Show, prep for open house

September 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Tim Shea, CHSOS, Simulation Coordinator at the SMHS, is back recently from the 23rd Annual National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Educator Symposium and Trade Show, which was held in Washington DC, Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. Tim presented a four-hour pre-conference course entitled “Making Low Cost EMS Task Trainers.”Read More

16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference at SMHS on Saturday, Oct. 20

16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference at SMHS on Saturday, Oct. 20

September 7, 2018 at 11:13 am

The 16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference (AIHRC) takes place Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. The conference offers opportunities to discuss research directions, partnerships, and collaboration in health research focusing on American Indians. Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW,Read More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 7, 2018 at 11:00 am

We had a nice turnout yesterday for Java with Josh on the Northeast (Grand Forks) campus. I updated the attendees on some of the recent developments at the School, many of which I’ve discussed in recent E-News columns. But more importantly, I was available to answer questions from faculty andRead More

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

August 31, 2018 at 10:44 am

More questions answered regarding the new SMHS website: Q:  How do I spell check the web pages I’ve been assigned to edit? A:  Like this– If you are a web content editor who is editing a page in Omni Update, note that if you have “checked out” the page (the “lightbulb”Read More

Basson leads team in winning $20.3 million NIH grant to help health researchers address cancer in the Dakotas

Basson leads team in winning $20.3 million NIH grant to help health researchers address cancer in the Dakotas

August 31, 2018 at 10:31 am

A $20.3 million, five-year grant to the University of North Dakota could help counter high cancer rates in North and South Dakota. Cancer is the leading cause of death for people ages 35-64 in the Dakotas. Half of men and a third of women who die within this age rangeRead More

Federal officials focused on rural health meet with UND’s Center for Rural Health staff

Federal officials focused on rural health meet with UND’s Center for Rural Health staff

August 24, 2018 at 10:53 am

The UND Center for Rural Health (CRH) recently hosted a group of national and regional rural health leaders on a tour of innovative rural and tribal health systems around North Dakota. Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the CRH, and Lynette Dickson, associate director of CRH, facilitated the site visits. TheRead More

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

August 17, 2018 at 9:40 am

If you haven’t noticed, the new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences website is live at: https://med.und.edu. Here are more answers to some questions we’ve heard a lot over the past week: Q:  Where is much of the course content that was on the previous SMHS website? A:  UND has asked all collegesRead More

UND Homecoming 2018 events at the SMHS in September

UND Homecoming 2018 events at the SMHS in September

August 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm

UND’s Homecoming 2018 (Sept. 17-22) will soon be here, and as always the SMHS is involved in many of the week’s events. Unless otherwise noted, SMHS-related events will be held at the new SMHS building, 1301 N. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, N.D. For more information on any of the days’ events, contact KristenRead More

Sim Center and Sports Medicine teams partner with Altru for on-site simulation with Fellowship residents

Sim Center and Sports Medicine teams partner with Altru for on-site simulation with Fellowship residents

August 10, 2018 at 11:03 am

On Friday, July 20, the UND SMHS Simulation Center partnered with the Department of Sports Medicine for on-site simulation with the Sports Medicine Fellowship residents from Altru Health System. Four scenarios were set up at UND’s Athletics High Performance Center. Learners took part in situations involving a dislocated knee, heat stroke, headRead More

Class of 2022 medical students to don white coats on Aug. 10

Class of 2022 medical students to don white coats on Aug. 10

August 10, 2018 at 10:25 am

Seventy-seven first-year medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Class of 2022, begin their journey next week to become physicians at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UND SMHS). Medical students’ first week is dedicated to orientation, including an introduction to UND’s nationallyRead More

New SMHS website is live!

New SMHS website is live!

August 10, 2018 at 10:02 am

If you haven’t noticed, the new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences website is live at: https://med.und.edu. Over the next few weeks, E-News will be providing answers to a series of FAQs that many UND SMHS faculty, staff, and students may have about the site, beginning with this question: Q:  “Where are theRead More