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Holly Brown-Borg elected to Gerontological Society of America Board of Directors

Holly Brown-Borg elected to Gerontological Society of America Board of Directors

July 17, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Holly Brown-Borg, Ph.D., FGSA, professor in the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been elected to the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Board of Directors. New GSA board members and other officers were chosen by GSA’s membership, which consists of more than 5,500 researchers, educators, and practitioners. The officers are responsibleRead More

Medical students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 4 and 8

Medical students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 4 and 8

July 17, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 students don white coats

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 students don white coats

July 11, 2019 at 10:04 am

In a few short weeks, 49 physical therapy students, members of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2021, will start the clinical studies portion of their journey to become doctors of physical therapy. The students received theirRead More

Department of Medical Laboratory Science awards scholarships for 2019-20

Department of Medical Laboratory Science awards scholarships for 2019-20

June 26, 2019 at 10:33 am

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has awarded scholarships to several medical laboratory science students for the upcoming academic year. Funds for the scholarships are given from various private sources, endowments, and scholarship funds. Scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 academicRead More

Society of Hospital Medicine North Dakota Chapter has a successful first meeting

Society of Hospital Medicine North Dakota Chapter has a successful first meeting

June 20, 2019 at 9:41 am

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) North Dakota Chapter held its first chapter meeting on June 11 in Fargo. The event’s keynote speaker was Dr. Dinesh Bande, chair of UND’s Department of Internal Medicine, who spoke about “The State of Hospital Medicine in North Dakota.” SHM promotes exceptional care forRead More

MLS Chair Brooke Solberg named ASCLS “Voice under 40”

MLS Chair Brooke Solberg named ASCLS “Voice under 40”

June 19, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Chair of the SMHS Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Brooke Solberg, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP), has been named a “Voice under 40” by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). According to the article on the designation, Solberg specializes in teaching graduate and undergraduate MLS students about hemostasis, hematology, body fluids,Read More

Summer 2019 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

Summer 2019 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

June 19, 2019 at 10:46 am

The summer 2019 edition of the SMHS quarterly North Dakota Medicine is available now! This issue focuses on UND’s historic Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program and features stories on the origins of INMED more than 40 years ago, a profile on INMED Director Don Warne, and an interview with INMEDRead More

Master of Public Health Program welcomes Melanie Nadeau as new assistant director

Master of Public Health Program welcomes Melanie Nadeau as new assistant director

June 6, 2019 at 8:21 am

The Master of Public Health program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences would like to welcome Melanie Nadeau, Ph.D., M.P.H., as the program’s new assistant director. Dr. Nadeau was previously the Operational Director at the American Indian Public Health Resource Center housed at North Dakota State University.Read More

Two MPH students win Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center stipends

Two MPH students win Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center stipends

June 6, 2019 at 8:20 am

Anna Ojczyk and Courtney Brackin, students in the UND Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, have been awarded research stipends from the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC). The second-year students will receive a stipend of $1,500 that supports field placements and collaborative learning projects. Ojczyk and Brackin are amongRead More

MPH Program grad Alison Traynor given “40 Under 40” designation by de Beaumont Foundation

MPH Program grad Alison Traynor given “40 Under 40” designation by de Beaumont Foundation

May 30, 2019 at 10:01 am

Alison Traynor, Suicide Prevention Program Director for the North Dakota Department of Health and UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMSH) graduate, was recently named to the de Beaumont Foundation’s “40 under 40 in public health” list for 2019. Alison is a 2018 graduate of the SMHS Master ofRead More

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year sophomore award winners

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year sophomore award winners

May 16, 2019 at 11:31 am

Several second-year medical students received sophomore awards on Wednesday, May 15 when the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences hosted its 2019 Sophomore Awards luncheon in the School’s Charles H. Fee, MD, Auditorium. Academic, teaching, and service awards were presented on behalf of the School and the North DakotaRead More

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

May 16, 2019 at 11:27 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) presented a number of awards to its graduating medical students and the School’s faculty and other community volunteers during its commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 12, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty. Of the roughly 1,700 physiciansRead More

Metzger receives Physician Assistant of the Year award from NDAPA

Metzger receives Physician Assistant of the Year award from NDAPA

May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that an assistant professor in the School’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Jay Metzger, M.P.A.S., PA-C, was given the “PA of the Year” award by the North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants (NDAPA). The award was presented to JayRead More

UND Staff Recognition Ceremony recognizes nearly 40 SMHS staffers

UND Staff Recognition Ceremony recognizes nearly 40 SMHS staffers

May 9, 2019 at 9:39 am

UND’s annual Staff Recognition Ceremony was held on Monday, May 6, 2019. At the event both Jean Altepeter, associate director of Human Resources, and Denelle Kees, manager of the SMHS Deeded Body Program, received UND Meritorious Service Awards. (As an aside, Jean is retiring at the end of June afterRead More

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

May 9, 2019 at 8:44 am

From UND’s Center for Rural Health: The Outstanding Rural and Public Health Award recipients for 2019 will be recognized at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet on Wednesday, June 12 in Minot. The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) will present three awards: Tiffany Boespflug, publicRead More