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Sim Center SHaPE program goes virtual

Sim Center SHaPE program goes virtual

March 26, 2020 at 8:11 am

The SMHS Simulation Center‘s third-year clinical skills program, SHaPE (Supplemental History and Physical Enhancement), went virtual this week to comply with social/physical distancing guidelines. Students were split into groups of 12 and scheduled for one-hour long Zoom calls. Also in the call was Dr. Andrew McLean, Simulation Center staff members,Read More

Remote access when working from home

Remote access when working from home

March 12, 2020 at 2:08 pm

With the spread of COVID-19, most SMHS faculty and staff are now working from home. As such, our Information Resources team has developed a remote access web page to connect you to all the remote apps you might need, including Bomgar, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. Instructions for setting up aRead More

Spring 2020 North Dakota Medicine magazine now available!

Spring 2020 North Dakota Medicine magazine now available!

March 12, 2020 at 12:11 pm

As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS or our website, the Spring 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available! Features this issue include stories on: The rise in anxiety in the U.S. Dr. Don Jurivich’s $3.75 million HRSA grant Students in Action: Logan Schmaltz Cracking theRead More

Health Care Clash champions: The Beta Blockers!

Health Care Clash champions: The Beta Blockers!

March 12, 2020 at 8:21 am

Congratulations to the Beta Blockers for their big win over the Young and the Rest of Us at the 2020 SMHS Health Care Clash volleyball tournament this past weekend! After meeting in the championship game last year, these two teams went head-to-head again this year. After losing the first gameRead More

Courtesy phone now in SMHS West Atrium

Courtesy phone now in SMHS West Atrium

March 12, 2020 at 8:19 am

A courtesy telephone has been installed on the north wall of the West Atrium in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Grand Forks building. The phone, which is near the automated external defibrillator (AED) just outside the Simulation Center, is for local calls and can be utilized byRead More

SMHS faculty, staff, and retirees to be recognized at Founders Day banquet Feb. 27

SMHS faculty, staff, and retirees to be recognized at Founders Day banquet Feb. 27

February 19, 2020 at 9:17 am

UND’s 2020 Founders Day banquet will take place Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Alerus Center. A social will begin at 5:15 p.m. with music provided by the UND Red River Trio. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. Founders Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Dakota TerritoryRead More

SMHS announces medical student scholarships for 2019–20 academic year

SMHS announces medical student scholarships for 2019–20 academic year

February 18, 2020 at 2:51 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has announced that more than $731,000 in scholarships has been awarded to more than 180 UND medical students for the 2019–2020 academic year. Funds for the scholarships come from private sources, endowments, and other awards, and have helped the School lower SMHSRead More

Porter named Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions

Porter named Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions

February 11, 2020 at 10:10 am

Jim Porter, Ph.D., associate professor in UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been named associate dean for Student Affairs & Admissions at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). A 21-year veteran of the SMHS, Dr. Porter is filling the role previously held by Joycelyn Dorscher, M.D., whoRead More

Golovko paper included in latest APSselect essay collection

Golovko paper included in latest APSselect essay collection

February 4, 2020 at 12:13 pm

Congratulations to Department of Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor and Director of the SMHS Mass Spectrometry Core Mikhail Golovko, Ph.D. A paper he helped produce was included in the Feb. 2020 APSselect, a prestigious essay collection from the American Physiology Society (APS) showcasing some of the best new articles in physiologicalRead More

Women’s Way, Spectra Health to host a 3D mammography event Feb. 20

Women’s Way, Spectra Health to host a 3D mammography event Feb. 20

January 30, 2020 at 12:47 pm

On Thursday, Feb. 20, Spectra Health in Grand Forks will host a 3D mammography event, wherein eligible women can schedule an appointment for a 3D mammogram. “With 3D mammograms, the radiologist who looks at the mammogram is able to get a better look at the breast tissue and diagnose moreRead More

UND to offer world’s first doctoral program in Indigenous health

UND to offer world’s first doctoral program in Indigenous health

January 30, 2020 at 10:56 am

The State Board of Higher Education made history last week with a vote to approve the first doctoral program in Indigenous health. It’s not only the first such program at UND or in the state. It’s the first in the world. The Ph.D. degree will launch this summer, and prospectiveRead More

Burd, Sens, Henry report significant research findings

Burd, Sens, Henry report significant research findings

January 23, 2020 at 1:47 pm

Three SMHS researchers this week reported publishing significant research findings in a pair of peer-reviewed journals. A lifelong fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and SIDS researcher, Department of Pediatrics Professor Larry Burd, Ph.D., reported the end of an embargo on a paper he, SMHS Department of Pathology Chair Mary AnnRead More

Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present White Coats to Class of 2021 Jan. 17

Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present White Coats to Class of 2021 Jan. 17

January 16, 2020 at 10:09 am

Thirty University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) students begin the clinical portion of their studies next week in an effort to earn their Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. The White Coat Ceremony for these future physician assistants (PAs) will be held at 9:30Read More

First- and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

First- and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

January 16, 2020 at 9:46 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 II and Block VI of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VI awardeesRead More

SMHS to participate in Giving Hearts Day Feb. 13

SMHS to participate in Giving Hearts Day Feb. 13

January 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will participate in the 24-hour giving day dedicated to student scholarships known as Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Dakota Medical Foundation will match up to $25,000 for every dollar SMHS faculty, staff, donors, and friends can pull in for aRead More