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Wu named American Association of Immunologists “Careers in Immunology” Fellow

Wu named American Association of Immunologists “Careers in Immunology” Fellow

August 13, 2020 at 10:07 am

Professor Min Wu, Ph.D., along with his postdoctoral fellow in the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ping Lin, Ph.D., has been named an American Association of Immunologists (AAI) “2020 AAI Careers in Immunology Fellow.” The pair are one of this year’s 25 international faculty/postdoc awardee teams to be given theRead More

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

July 24, 2020 at 8:12 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical students Classes of 2022 and 2023 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block IV and Block VIII of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VIIIRead More

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

July 24, 2020 at 8:11 am

Attention medical students: UND SMHS is now approved to administer the USMLE step I and step II exams by the NBME “event testing” program online. This shift is an attempt to compensate for the loss of testing availability options over the past few months due to COVID, and may inaugurateRead More

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

July 23, 2020 at 9:52 am

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science Shannon Jongeward, MS, MLS(ASCP), who has been accepted into the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF), a national fraternity whose purpose is the advancement of professionals in the clinical laboratory sciences. Acceptance into AMTF is based on significant involvement inRead More

Jacqueline Gray named Fellow of American Psychological Association

Jacqueline Gray named Fellow of American Psychological Association

July 23, 2020 at 9:49 am
COVID testing for SMHS faculty, students and staff on July 30

COVID testing for SMHS faculty, students and staff on July 30

July 23, 2020 at 9:20 am

This is a reminder about the UND COVID-19 testing event that will be held on UND’s campus in Grand Forks at the High Performance Center (just east of Memorial Stadium) on Thursday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until supplies run out. This testing event is targetedRead More

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

July 9, 2020 at 11:02 am

Fifty years ago this week—July 8, 1970—President Richard Nixon delivered his “Special Message on Indian Affairs.” This policy speech not only paved the way for reversing the federal government’s “Termination” policy, which had rescinded the sovereignty of American Indian tribes, but strove to improve American Indian health in several ways.Read More

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

July 9, 2020 at 11:01 am

Jennifer Raum, M.D., has been named the new program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, effective July 1, 2020. The announcement was made by UND’s Department of Internal Medicine Chair Dinesh Bande, M.D., this week. “The recruitment process began in February of this year,” said Dr. Bande. “A SearchRead More

“Smart Restart” and masking at UND

“Smart Restart” and masking at UND

July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

UND continues to prepare for August 3, the return of faculty, staff and students to campus. The University, as well as federal and state government, continue to monitor the situation and adapt for the safety of our community. As of July 6, UND is in the process of transitioning betweenRead More

Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

June 18, 2020 at 9:34 am

After 41 years of service, Mary Beth McGurran will retire from her position as administrative assistant in the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science on June 30, 2020. Mary Beth began her career in 1979 at the Human Nutrition Research Center where she worked for Dr. Leslie Klevay. In 1986Read More

Summer 2020 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

Summer 2020 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

June 18, 2020 at 8:44 am

The summer 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is available now. If you are unable to pick up a paper copy due to the ongoing pandemic, please check out the magazine online. Feature stories this issue include: Part two of our history of the UND Center for Rural Health UpdatesRead More

Dr. Othman Ghribi to retire June 30

Dr. Othman Ghribi to retire June 30

June 4, 2020 at 9:53 am

After 15 years of employment with the former Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, and later the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Othman Ghribi will retire on June 30, 2020. He will be missed by us all. We in the Department of Biomedical Sciences would like to show ourRead More

Med student makes/delivers 100 masks to SMHS

Med student makes/delivers 100 masks to SMHS

June 1, 2020 at 7:23 am

This week, another 100 reusable, green-black reversible face masks were dropped off at the School by Rachel Sakry (pictured). A fourth-year student, Rachel will complete her clerkships based out of Minot, N.D., this year. Thanks, Rachel, and nice stitching!

Rural Health Information Hub receives federal funding

Rural Health Information Hub receives federal funding

May 28, 2020 at 8:14 am

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), a national rural health information center located at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) within the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received $14.5 million in federal funding from the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office ofRead More

SMHS faculty and students in the news, fighting COVID-19

SMHS faculty and students in the news, fighting COVID-19

May 28, 2020 at 8:10 am

Dozens of SMHS faculty, students, and alumni have been in the news over the past few months for their contributions to the COVID-19 fight. Below is an incomplete list of recent stories featuring the members of the extended SMHS family. Amazing work, everyone! Department of Surgery faculty Dr. Mary AalandRead More