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New SMHS bylaws in effect

New SMHS bylaws in effect

May 14, 2020 at 9:33 am

Just a reminder that the new SMHS bylaws became effective on May 8, 2020. The bylaws can be found on the “Faculty Governance” portion of the SMHS Education and Faculty Affairs website here.

Rural Recruitment Reimagined virtual workshop June 9

Rural Recruitment Reimagined virtual workshop June 9

May 14, 2020 at 9:09 am

The Rural Recruitment Reimagined Workshop, now scheduled as a virtual workshop, is happening on June 9, 2020. We are excited to be able to deliver this important content to you, our North Dakota Healthcare facilities, through a Zoom platform. This full-day workshop will begin at 9 a.m. on June 9.Read More

Drs. Ling and Wu discover new ways of controlling CRISPR gene editing

Drs. Ling and Wu discover new ways of controlling CRISPR gene editing

May 7, 2020 at 9:03 am

UND Biomedical Researcher Dr. Min Wu and Dr. Ping Lin, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Wu’s lab, have published a paper entitled “CRISPR-Cas13 inhibitors block RNA-editing in bacteria and mammalian cells” in Molecular Cell, a journal of Cell Press.* This paper describes the discovery, for the first time, of aRead More

SMHS announces 2020 Sophomore Awards

SMHS announces 2020 Sophomore Awards

April 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Several second-year medical students received sophomore awards on April 30 when the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences announced its 2020 Sophomore Awards winners. In past years, these awards were presented in-person. This year’s luncheon was canceled because of COVID-19. Still, academic, teaching, and service awards were awarded onRead More

Nominations sought for Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards

Nominations sought for Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards

April 30, 2020 at 11:04 am

Nominations are being sought for the Charles E. Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards. The awards recognize the achievements of an individual and an organization who have worked to improve health and wellness through lowered rates of disease and disability by developing and delivering effective health promotion and prevention initiatives.Read More

UND, Altru Health System team up to produce COVID-19 testing medium

UND, Altru Health System team up to produce COVID-19 testing medium

April 30, 2020 at 8:55 am

Researchers at Altru Health System and the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences have partnered on the production of a laboratory medium useful for testing COVID-19. Marijo Roiko, Ph.D., microbiology program director in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services for Altru, and UND Department of Biomedical Sciences Associate Professors CatherineRead More

First- and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 3, 7

First- and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 3, 7

April 23, 2020 at 11:32 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 III and Block VII of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VII awardeesRead More

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

April 23, 2020 at 11:30 am

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science would like to wish everyone a happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!  We had some fun in-person activities planned for this week – but we will save them for next year instead. The laboratory profession is often referred to as the “hidden medical profession” givenRead More

Brissette awarded $387,750 grant through the NIH’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute

Brissette awarded $387,750 grant through the NIH’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute

April 16, 2020 at 7:59 pm

Dr. Catherine Brissette, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, was recently awarded a $387,750 R21 grant through the National Institutes of Health’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute. The scientific review panel characterized Dr. Brissette’s proposal as trail-blazing, and praised the level of innovation as well as the excellentRead More

Zoom tips, backgrounds

Zoom tips, backgrounds

April 9, 2020 at 5:36 pm

We’re all using Zoom quite a bit more these days. So in addition to the Education Resources tips on effective “Zooming,” please consider the following: Zoom backgrounds UND and our medical media team have made a handful of Zoom backgrounds available if you wish to jazz up your meetings and/orRead More

Dhasarathy and Brissette awarded $300k grant via Department of Defense tick-borne disease research program

Dhasarathy and Brissette awarded $300k grant via Department of Defense tick-borne disease research program

April 9, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Department of Biomedical Sciences faculty Drs. Archana Dhasarathy and Catherine Brissette have been awarded a two-year grant through Department of Defense tick-borne disease research program. The $300,000 award (plus indirects) will be used to explore epigenetic mechanisms involved in Lyme disease. The bacterial pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative agent ofRead More

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