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Nominations sought for Meritorious Service, UND Proud awards

Nominations sought for Meritorious Service, UND Proud awards

April 4, 2019 at 11:19 am

The UND Department of Human Resources is seeking nominations of faculty and staff for a pair of annual awards. A total of ten $1,000 Meritorious Service Awards will recognize individuals who best reflect honor upon the University and the community through a combination of the employee job performance, relationship withRead More

OT/PT/SLP students donate food items to Meals on Wheels

OT/PT/SLP students donate food items to Meals on Wheels

April 4, 2019 at 11:02 am

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) recently facilitated a food drive and subsequent social event in which occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology students and faculty contributed non-perishable food items to Grand Forks Meals on Wheels. Over 600 food items were donated, which were subsequently packaged into bags duringRead More

Call for abstracts and judges extended for Frank Low Research Day 2019

Call for abstracts and judges extended for Frank Low Research Day 2019

March 28, 2019 at 10:04 am

Students, faculty, and staff in biomedical sciences, health sciences, and clinical departments are encouraged to participate in presentations for the 39th Annual Frank Low Research Day, to be held Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the SMHS in Grand Forks. All persons planning to attend Frank Low Day must register online. Persons wantingRead More

Warne to present at Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference in New Zealand

Warne to present at Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference in New Zealand

March 28, 2019 at 10:04 am

Fresh from his visit to St. Thomas More College within the University of Saskatchewan for the 2019 People Around the World conference “Planetary Health: Connecting food, people and the planet,” Dr. Don Warne, Director of the INMED and Public Health programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences,Read More

Med students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Med students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

March 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical classes of 2021 and 2022 have recognized seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block III and Block VII of the 2018–19 academic year. The Class of 2021 (Year 2) Block VII awardeesRead More

SMHS graduate students win awards at North Dakota Academy of Science Symposium

SMHS graduate students win awards at North Dakota Academy of Science Symposium

March 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

Several graduate students from the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences won awards at the North Dakota Academy of Science Symposium held Friday, March 8, 2019, at UND Memorial Union. At this event, wherein undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from various North Dakota universities gathered to present projects from severalRead More

Healthcare Clash 2019 Champions

Healthcare Clash 2019 Champions

March 28, 2019 at 10:02 am

This year a variety of programs at the SMHS participated in the Department of Sports Medicine’s Healthcare Clash 2019 volleyball tournament, with teams from the Simulation Center and Departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training participating, along with a team of MD students. However, the team representing theRead More

Medical student presents at American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Medical student presents at American Academy of Forensic Sciences

March 28, 2019 at 10:01 am

Fourth-year medical student Mitch Messner gave a platform presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2019 annual meeting, held in Baltimore, Md., from Feb. 18-23. Messner presented “A comparison of coronary artery stenosis estimates made by forensic pathologists and medical students.” For his presentation, Messner won the Forensic Biologist TraineeRead More

Robert Sticca named the president of Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society

Robert Sticca named the president of Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society

March 28, 2019 at 8:39 am

Robert Sticca, MD, FACS, chair of the UND Department of Surgery, was named President of the Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society (NPRSS) at the January 2019 annual meeting. The NPRSS is the only surgical society in the United States dedicated to supporting and promoting surgical education for the unique challengesRead More

UND Out of the Darkness campus walk to be held April 7

UND Out of the Darkness campus walk to be held April 7

March 26, 2019 at 10:45 am

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join faculty and students of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Sunday, April 7 as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Be part of the movement turning hope into action, and create a culture that’sRead More

Fourth-year medical students at SMHS receive their residency “match”

Fourth-year medical students at SMHS receive their residency “match”

March 15, 2019 at 3:56 pm

“Match Day” for graduating medical students is one of the most important milestones of their young careers. Each year on Match Day, medical school seniors across the country find out where they will complete their residency, a period of advanced intensive training in their chosen medical specialty before independent practiceRead More

“Service” edition of North Dakota Medicine out now

“Service” edition of North Dakota Medicine out now

March 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

The Spring 2019 edition of the SMHS quarterly North Dakota Medicine is out now in paper and online. This service-themed issue follows a number of SMHS graduates who have gone on to serve in the military or engage in “service” in other ways, including stories on: Former Surgeon General ofRead More

INMED welcomes Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as new assistant director

INMED welcomes Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as new assistant director

March 13, 2019 at 1:42 pm

The Indians into Medicine (INMED) program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences would like to welcome Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as the program’s new assistant director. Dr. Wescott formerly taught in the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University in American IndianRead More

SMHS and Mayo Sim Centers collaborate on “Making Low Cost Task Trainers” workshop

SMHS and Mayo Sim Centers collaborate on “Making Low Cost Task Trainers” workshop

March 13, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Tim Shea, CHSOS (Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist), Simulation Coordinator for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Simulation Center, presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s (SSH) Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2019) in San Antonio, Texas, January 26–30. The IMSH is a scientific conferenceRead More

Society of Hospital Medicine announces North Dakota chapter

Society of Hospital Medicine announces North Dakota chapter

March 6, 2019 at 1:06 pm

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has now established a North Dakota Chapter under the direction of chapter leaders Abhishek Matta, MD, Dinesh Bande, MD, and Siddharth Singhal, MD. The chapter’s leadership encourage not only hospital medicine physicians (hospitalists) to participate and contribute to the chapter’s success, but health providers andRead More