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New SMHS pandemic guidelines in effect

New SMHS pandemic guidelines in effect

May 27, 2021 at 1:36 pm

In view of the announcement by UND of new pandemic-related expectations that were effective on June 1, 2021, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) in turn has updated its own guidance on this matter, although there is no change in the expectations in those locations where directRead More

Dr. Dubert Guerrero named Secretary / Treasurer of the American Federation for Medical Research

Dr. Dubert Guerrero named Secretary / Treasurer of the American Federation for Medical Research

May 27, 2021 at 1:33 pm

Dr. Dubert Guerrero, associate program director of the SMHS Internal Medicine Residency and associate director of Research and Scholarly Activity, has accepted a two-year term as Secretary/Treasurer in the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research. The American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) is an international, multi-disciplinary association ofRead More

Dr. Robert Sticca to step down as chair of the SMHS Department of Surgery

Dr. Robert Sticca to step down as chair of the SMHS Department of Surgery

May 27, 2021 at 1:29 pm

After leading the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Surgery through an impressive period of growth – especially of its surgical residency program – Chair Dr. Robert Sticca will step down as department chair on June 30, 2021. He will continue thereafter in his role asRead More

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

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

May 13, 2021 at 11:10 pm

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 during the M.D. Commencement Ceremony onRead More

Phase-One med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

Phase-One med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

May 13, 2021 at 2:29 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2024 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards in Unified Session V of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2024 (Phase 1) Unified Session V awardees areRead More

Sletten named SMHS Director of Learner Research

Sletten named SMHS Director of Learner Research

May 6, 2021 at 1:22 pm

The Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Medicine & Research at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Sarah Sletten, Ph.D., has accepted the newly created position of Director of Learner Research. In this capacity, Sletten will not only assume responsibility for the School’sRead More

Frank Low 2021 award winners

Frank Low 2021 award winners

May 6, 2021 at 12:58 pm

Following another successful — if online-only — Frank Low Research Day last week, the event organizers would like to annoumnce the many award winners. They also want to thank to everyone who participated in the event and helped make it a success. Poster award winners are: Basic Sciences – GraduateRead More

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences to confer 75 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences to confer 75 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

May 6, 2021 at 11:17 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to 75 graduating medical students in a students-only Commencement Ceremony to be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. Family and friends will participate from a distance through the use of liveRead More

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences recognizes more than 220 graduating health sciences students

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences recognizes more than 220 graduating health sciences students

May 6, 2021 at 11:17 am

In addition to the 75 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing nearly 230 students from its health sciences programs who are graduating on Saturday, May 15. One of those 200-plus students is Melissa Hayes, aRead More

North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair announces award winners

North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair announces award winners

April 29, 2021 at 4:21 pm

The North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair was held virtually on March 25 and 26. Seventy-four middle and high school students from across North Dakota presented their research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, and the behavioral and social sciences, among other disciplines. Students in bothRead More

UND and SMHS Commencement details

UND and SMHS Commencement details

April 29, 2021 at 10:59 am

As UND’s various Commencement activities get closer, please note the following details: MD Commencement The forty-sixth granting of the Doctor of Medicine degree by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Given the ongoing pandemic, this year’s Spring CommencementRead More

Physical Therapy Students at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences receive scholarships

Physical Therapy Students at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences receive scholarships

April 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

Nearly 30 physical therapy students at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences received scholarship awards for the 2021 year recently. “We are very grateful for the tremendous support from UND PT alumni, friends, and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation,” said David Relling, P.T., Ph.D., chair of theRead More

UND Student Health Services seeks a physician

UND Student Health Services seeks a physician

April 29, 2021 at 9:23 am

UND’s Student Health Services (SHS) is seeking a physician to provide primary care, within scope of said practice, with an emphasis on the prevention of illness, promotion of health, and development of health maintenance to a diverse UND student population. SHS is an interdisciplinary team of advanced practice nurses, registeredRead More

Recognizing Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Recognizing Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

April 22, 2021 at 3:18 pm

April 18-24 is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week! So, here’s a shout-out to all the great medical laboratory scientists, and the academic programs like ours that produce them. This past year has shown all of us just how truly valuable you all are. Faculty and staff in the UND Department ofRead More

‘Doodles for Granny’: Send your doodles to older adults online with Dakota Geriatrics

‘Doodles for Granny’: Send your doodles to older adults online with Dakota Geriatrics

April 22, 2021 at 3:17 pm

Dakota Geriatrics is pleased to announce “Doodles for Granny,” a new program designed to bring joy to older adults through art. Members of the UND Community are invited to submit doodles or artwork depicting positive aging and send it to our team. Dakota Geriatrics will print and distribute the doodlesRead More