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Bids still being accepted for annual “Rent an OT” student fundraiser

September 20, 2018 at 11:56 pm

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) members at UND are seeking to raise funds for the St. Catherine Challenge. The St. Catherine Challenge is a national student-led initiative to build the profession of occupational therapy through raising funds for research in support of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s mission. Schools ofRead More

Fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine now available

Fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine now available

September 20, 2018 at 11:55 pm

As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS, the fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine out this week. Features this issue include stories on: The history of biomedical sciences at the SMHS The Occupational Therapy Department’s 25 year partnership with Casper College Combating opioid use disorder RuralRead More

North Dakota INBRE to hold annual Research Symposium at SMHS Oct. 13-14

September 20, 2018 at 11:54 pm

The North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) will hold its annual Research Symposium at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Oct. 13-14. The event will be begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 and conclude at noon on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Saturday morning session will be devoted to studentRead More

UND and NCURA sponsor one-day research workshop to be held Friday, Oct. 19

September 20, 2018 at 11:54 pm

The University of North Dakota and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region IV are sponsoring a one-day workshop entitled “Sponsored Programs Essentials: Pre-Award and Post-award” on Friday, October 19 at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center, 15 N. 23rd St. in Grand Forks. The workshop, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., provides concepts, strategies, andRead More

Geiger awarded four-year, $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health

Geiger awarded four-year, $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health

September 13, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Jonathan Geiger, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is on a multi-university, multiple principal investigator team that received a four-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $2.25 million. The grant, titled “Ketogenic Diet and Adenosine: Epigenetics and Antiepileptogenesis,” marksRead More

Sim Center staff back from NAEMSE Educator Symposium and Trade Show, prep for open house

Sim Center staff back from NAEMSE Educator Symposium and Trade Show, prep for open house

September 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Tim Shea, CHSOS, Simulation Coordinator at the SMHS, is back recently from the 23rd Annual National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Educator Symposium and Trade Show, which was held in Washington DC, Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. Tim presented a four-hour pre-conference course entitled “Making Low Cost EMS Task Trainers.”Read More

Next Evidence-Based Teaching Group to meet Tuesday, Oct. 2

September 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

The Evidence-Based Teaching Group (EBTG) will meet on Tuesday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to noon in room W201 to discuss “Competency-Based Assessment: Using Behavioral Observation Forms to Measure the Development of Student Competency Over Time.” You are invited to attend! The medical curriculum at the University of North Dakota School ofRead More

Registration now open! NDMA/ACP combined annual meeting

Registration now open! NDMA/ACP combined annual meeting

September 7, 2018 at 11:15 am

The North Dakota Medical Association (NDMA) is collaborating with the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) for a combined annual meeting on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the Bismarck Event Center. The combined effort allows both groups to share educational sessions and increase peer networking opportunities.Read More

16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference at SMHS on Saturday, Oct. 20

16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference at SMHS on Saturday, Oct. 20

September 7, 2018 at 11:13 am

The 16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference (AIHRC) takes place Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. The conference offers opportunities to discuss research directions, partnerships, and collaboration in health research focusing on American Indians. Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW,Read More

Simulation Center Open House to be held on Friday, Sept. 21

Simulation Center Open House to be held on Friday, Sept. 21

September 7, 2018 at 11:07 am

The Simulation Center at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) will host an open house on Friday, September 21, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event, in which guests can participate in self-guided tours and experience simulation in action, is open to everyone. Simulation,Read More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 7, 2018 at 11:00 am

We had a nice turnout yesterday for Java with Josh on the Northeast (Grand Forks) campus. I updated the attendees on some of the recent developments at the School, many of which I’ve discussed in recent E-News columns. But more importantly, I was available to answer questions from faculty andRead More

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

August 31, 2018 at 10:44 am

More questions answered regarding the new SMHS website: Q:  How do I spell check the web pages I’ve been assigned to edit? A:  Like this– If you are a web content editor who is editing a page in Omni Update, note that if you have “checked out” the page (the “lightbulb”Read More

Zen in 10 in September

Zen in 10 in September

August 31, 2018 at 10:40 am

Zen in 10 focuses on stretching, breathing, and having fun with coworkers. Go back to work with less stress, more energy, and better body functioning. Sessions will be held at the SMHS from 10:40 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout September (except Sept. 13) on the East Patio,Read More

Library Resources helpdesk hours for Aug. 31 to Sept. 3

Library Resources helpdesk hours for Aug. 31 to Sept. 3

August 31, 2018 at 10:37 am

As the new school year rolls on, please note the changing Library Resources helpdesk hours. Helpdesk hours for this Labor Day weekend are as follows: Friday, Aug. 31: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1: Closed Sunday, Sept. 2: Closed Monday, Sept. 3: Closed Regular fall 2018 helpdesk hours begin Tuesday, Sept.Read More

Basson leads team in winning $20.3 million NIH grant to help health researchers address cancer in the Dakotas

Basson leads team in winning $20.3 million NIH grant to help health researchers address cancer in the Dakotas

August 31, 2018 at 10:31 am

A $20.3 million, five-year grant to the University of North Dakota could help counter high cancer rates in North and South Dakota. Cancer is the leading cause of death for people ages 35-64 in the Dakotas. Half of men and a third of women who die within this age rangeRead More