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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

Library and Information Resources help desk closed until Aug. 1

Library and Information Resources help desk closed until Aug. 1

May 21, 2020 at 7:26 am

Just a reminder: The Library Resources and Information Resources help desk will be closed until August 1, 2020. Staff members in both departments remain available by direct phone numbers and email. Need research/tech help? Consider the following options: Library Resources Contact – for reference questions or general library assistance WEBPAGERead 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

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

Miles Ardaman presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on empathy May 20

Miles Ardaman presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on empathy May 20

May 14, 2020 at 9:05 am

Miles Ardaman, M.D., will present “Exploring Empathy” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, via Zoom or videoconferencing. Dr. Ardaman is a psychiatrist at Sanford Health in Thief River Falls, Minn.* Upon completion of this program, the learner will be able to: Differentiate empathy and sympathyRead More

David Velez to give Surgery Grand Rounds on crash laparotomy May 15

David Velez to give Surgery Grand Rounds on crash laparotomy May 15

May 7, 2020 at 12:43 pm

David Velez, M.D., a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Crash laparotomy” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway, Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020. All are welcome to attend.* The objectives of Dr. Velez’s talk are: DescribeRead 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

Attention researchers: SMHS will start using Novelution for grant/research proposals June 1

Attention researchers: SMHS will start using Novelution for grant/research proposals June 1

May 7, 2020 at 8:58 am

Novelution is an online proposal management system launched by the Division of Research & Economic Development. This platform will enable a paperless proposal and routing process and is available at https://erac.und.edu. Use your UND PeopleSoft username and password to login. A user guide is located at https://und.edu/research/grants-and-funding/_files/docs/online-proposal-submission-user-guide.pdf.  Please note theRead 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

Productivity during the pandemic: Strategies for balancing work, teaching, and parenting in the COVID era

Productivity during the pandemic: Strategies for balancing work, teaching, and parenting in the COVID era

April 30, 2020 at 10:23 am

Before 2020, many of us might have said we’d like to work from home on occasion: skipping the daily commute, having lunch at home, experiencing fewer doorway interruptions, not having to dress up for the office, and not having to take a sick day yourself when a child is sickRead More