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ACP North Dakota Chapter – Poster Competition Winners!

ACP North Dakota Chapter – Poster Competition Winners!

October 18, 2018 2:00 pm

The American College of Physicians – North Dakota Chapter held a successful ACP week October 3-5, 2018, and included activities in Fargo (doctor’s dilemma, poster competition) and Bismarck (scientific meeting). The Chapter received 35 posters in three categories. The winners in each category are: Resident Clinical Vignette (Judges: Dr. Fadel NammourRead More

Bench dedication for Lorraine Ettl at SMHS Oct. 19

Bench dedication for Lorraine Ettl at SMHS Oct. 19

October 18, 2018 2:00 pm

For a quarter century Lorraine Ettl was a medical librarian at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Harley E. French Medical Library. Beginning at UND in 1970, Ettl retired in 1995. She passed away in 2017. To celebrate Ettl’s life and legacy as a resource for studentsRead More

Shabb to discuss “Synthesizing Knowledge using Concept Maps” at next EBTG meeting Nov. 6

Shabb to discuss “Synthesizing Knowledge using Concept Maps” at next EBTG meeting Nov. 6

October 18, 2018 1:59 pm

John Shabb, PhD, associate professor in the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, will lead a discussion session titled “Synthesizing Knowledge Using Concept Maps” from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, November 6 for the next Evidence-Based Teaching Group meeting. The session will be held in room W201 at the UND SchoolRead More

Yu-Ting Wung, M.D., presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on October 17

Yu-Ting Wung, M.D., presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on October 17

October 15, 2018 8:57 am

Yu-Ting Wung, MD, will present ” Conversion Disorder (FND: functional neurological disorder): Are They Faking Their Symptoms?” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Wung is a fourth-year resident in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. TanyaRead More

Schroeder appointed to Journal of Rural Health editorial board

Schroeder appointed to Journal of Rural Health editorial board

October 11, 2018 4:02 am

Shawnda Schroeder, research assistant professor for the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Journal of Rural Health’s (JRH) editorial board, starting January 1, 2019. The JRH is the scholarly journal published quarterly by theRead More

JLG to host forum on new hospital at Gorecki Alumni Center Nov. 1

JLG to host forum on new hospital at Gorecki Alumni Center Nov. 1

October 11, 2018 4:01 am

As part of its pre-design work on the new Altru Health System hospital scheduled to be built in Grand Forks, JLG Architects is hosting a community forum on hospital planning from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at the Gorecki Alumni Center on UND’s campus. The event,Read More

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

October 11, 2018 4:00 am

Keith Henry, PhD, associate professor in UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, was contacted recently by Smithsonian magazine for comment on an article detailing a research study which treated a strongly asocial species of octopuses with the “club drug” Ecstasy or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). In the study, which was not conducted at UND, MDMARead More

SMHS awards scholarships to Biomedical Sciences graduate students

SMHS awards scholarships to Biomedical Sciences graduate students

October 4, 2018 11:27 pm

Atrayee Bhattacharya and Zachary Hoggarth, graduate students pursuing a degree in biomedical sciences and clinical and translational science, respectively, have been given “Faculty for Students” Scholarships from UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). A fifth-year doctoral student, Bhattacharya’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in theRead More

SMHS medical students awarded scholarships for 2018-19 academic year

SMHS medical students awarded scholarships for 2018-19 academic year

October 4, 2018 11:26 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that over $630,000 in awards and scholarships have been awarded to 110 UND medical students for the 2018–2019 academic year. Funds for the scholarships come from private sources, endowments, and other awards, and have helped the School lower UNDRead More

Full Spectrum Opioid Stewardship seminar at UND SMHS on Nov. 9

Full Spectrum Opioid Stewardship seminar at UND SMHS on Nov. 9

October 4, 2018 11:00 pm

Grand Forks Public Health and the UND Center for Rural Health are sponsoring the seminar “Full Spectrum Opioid Stewardship: Appropriate Prescribing, Medication Assisted Treatment, and ProjectECHO,” which will take place at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Friday, November 9. Although primarily oriented toward physicians and advanced practice providers,Read More

Warne named director of Master of Public Health Program at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Warne named director of Master of Public Health Program at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

October 4, 2018 4:25 pm

Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH, has been named the new director of the Master of Public Health Program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Warne fills the role previously held by the program’s founding Director Raymond Goldsteen, DrPH, who retired in June 2018. “I look forwardRead More

Welcome: Mikki Eken

Welcome: Mikki Eken

October 4, 2018 3:17 pm

Mikki Eken is the Faculty Affairs and Research & Scholarly Activities Coordinator for the SMHS Department of Internal Medicine in Fargo. In this position, Mikki assists faculty in the hiring, review, promotion, and retirement/resignation processes. Mikki also assists faculty and residents with maintaining an updated scholarly activities portfolio, and assistingRead More

United Way campaign kicks off at UND in October

United Way campaign kicks off at UND in October

October 4, 2018 3:00 pm

Mark Your Calendars! The United Way Campaign “United to Fight Poverty” will run from October 8 to 26 on the UND campus. Information packets and pledge forms have been distributed to all SMHS departments located in Grand Forks. In addition to the paper pledge forms, employees have the opportunity to give online or byRead More

A bottle with a hydrocodone (the generic name for drug sold under other names by various pharmaceutical companies) label and hydrocodone tablets spilling out isolated on white background. Hydrocodone is a popular prescription semi-synthetic opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is said to be one of the most common recreational prescription drugs in America.

UND Center for Rural Health, City-County Health District receive funding to combat opioid crisis

September 26, 2018 11:03 pm

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) recently announced that the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will receive $200,000 for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP). The aim of RCORP is to increase access to substance abuse prevention andRead More

Gray awarded for work to help American Indian community

Gray awarded for work to help American Indian community

September 26, 2018 11:02 pm

Dr. Jacque Gray has received the Dr. Duane Mackey Lectureship and Award at the Great Plains Behavioral Health Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, in recognition of her contributions in the field of addiction. Gray serves as a research professor for the Department of Population Health and as the associateRead More