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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 This policy speech not only paved the way for reversing the federal government’s “Termination” policy, which had rescinded the sovereignty of American Indian tribes, but strove to improve American Indian health in several ways.Read More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

SMHS Diversity Statement updated

SMHS Diversity Statement updated

May 21, 2020 at 7:28 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has updated its Diversity Statement. Although the statement can be read online, it is reproduced in full below: UND SMHS Diversity Statement The University of North Dakota and its School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) take pride in their mission toRead More

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

May 21, 2020 at 7:24 am

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 in advance of the University’s virtualRead More

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 74 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 74 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

May 14, 2020 at 11:48 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to 74 graduating medical students in a virtual Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND interim president, vice president for Health Affairs and dean ofRead More

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

May 14, 2020 at 10:02 am

In addition to the 74 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing 249 students from its graduate and health sciences programs who are also graduating on Saturday, May 16. “We want to extend congratulations to allRead More

Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement

May 14, 2020 at 9:50 am

You’re invited to celebrate UND graduates and watch the virtual UND Commencement ceremonies. All three ceremonies – graduate and undergraduate, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and School of Law – will be broadcast, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, on the UND Commencement site. You can watch entireRead More