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SMHS, UND Marketing teams win gold award for Indigenous Health Ph.D. campaign

SMHS, UND Marketing teams win gold award for Indigenous Health Ph.D. campaign

February 25, 2021 at 12:33 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and UND Marketing & Communications teams have been given a Gold “Award of Excellence” from the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for the public relations and media campaign they launched in January 2020Read More

Alessandra Spagnolia to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on surgeon suicide Feb. 19

Alessandra Spagnolia to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on surgeon suicide Feb. 19

February 18, 2021 at 4:38 pm

Alessandra Spagnolia, M.D., a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Surgeon Suicide” at Sanford Medical Center MEC Room 140 in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Spagnolia’sRead More

Weekly BINAX testing at SMHS to continue

Weekly BINAX testing at SMHS to continue

February 18, 2021 at 4:37 pm

Just a reminder: UND Student Health is hosting BINAX rapid testing events on the first floor of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday until further notice. Administrators encourage all faculty, staff, and students from your departments who are in the SMHS buildingRead More

NIGMS issues NOSI on competitive revisions to IDeA and NARCH programs for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

NIGMS issues NOSI on competitive revisions to IDeA and NARCH programs for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

Attention researchers! NIGMS has just issued NOT-GM-21-031 to support supplements to active COBRE (P20, P30), IDeA-CTR (U54), and NARCH (S06) awards for sequencing-based surveillance studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 mutates as it moves through people. Routine analysis of genetic sequence data helps to identify and characterize variant viruses. Currently, only a small fraction of SARS-CoV-2 infections in U.S.Read More

Genomics Core presents: Single cell technology workshop and ‘hands-on’ training via Zoom March 4

Genomics Core presents: Single cell technology workshop and ‘hands-on’ training via Zoom March 4

February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

The Genomics Core at the University of North Dakota is excited to offer a virtual workshop on single cell sequencing technologies on Thursday, March 4, 2021, via Zoom. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held as follows: 10 a.m. to noon – Introduction to single cell technology with presenter Bony DeRead More

Faculty Development: 10 things you didn’t know about Microsoft Word and Excel that will change your life* March 4

Faculty Development: 10 things you didn’t know about Microsoft Word and Excel that will change your life* March 4

February 18, 2021 at 2:04 pm

*OK, we’ll cover more than 10 things, and they may not change your life, but this workshop will make you way more productive! Join Education Resources for its next Faculty Development Session at noon on Thursday, March 4. You can Join us on Zoom or view the recording after the event. Yes, usuallyRead More

UND pathology professor identifies a novel biomarker for cancer using ‘digital pathology’

UND pathology professor identifies a novel biomarker for cancer using ‘digital pathology’

February 11, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Sandeep Singhal, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Pathology, basic research scholar of the DaCCoTA, and director of the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) bioinformatics division, recently published a paper in Communications Biology – Nature, one of the world’s leading journals in theRead More

Joel Erickson presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “sleep-eating” Feb. 17

Joel Erickson presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “sleep-eating” Feb. 17

February 11, 2021 at 1:54 pm

Joel Erickson, M.D., will present “Psychiatric Disorders and Sleep-Related Eating” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. This presentation will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Erickson is sleep medicine specialist and psychiatrist at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D., and a clinical assistant professor at the UNDRead More

Michelle Montgomery to give Surgery Grand Rounds on COVID-19 wellness Feb. 12

Michelle Montgomery to give Surgery Grand Rounds on COVID-19 wellness Feb. 12

February 11, 2021 at 1:54 pm

Michelle A. Montgomery, MSW, LCSW, wellness advocate for the UND Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, will present a talk entitled “Wellness During Covid-19: Phases of Disaster, Moral Injury, and Resilience” from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, via Zoom at: https://und.zoom.us/j/97852527992?pwd=MWFBakhsWGdLZXc0bkloa3lZdkp5QT09 The objectives of Montgomery’s talkRead More

Java with Josh on Feb. 26

Java with Josh on Feb. 26

February 11, 2021 at 11:41 am

All SMHS faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us virtually for Java with Josh online on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, with their own coffee, tea, or juice! Dr. Wynne will answer any questions you may have about the SMHS, the ongoing legislative session, and COVID-19. Join us onlineRead More

Annual UND Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium to be held virtually March 30-31

Annual UND Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium to be held virtually March 30-31

February 4, 2021 at 2:26 pm

The 7th Annual University of North Dakota Epigenetics & Epigenomics Symposium will be held virtually on March 30 and 31, 2021. Coordinated by the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the event attracts participants from around the region — including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, and Manitoba — who shareRead More

Third annual “Out of the Darkness” campus walk for suicide awareness to occur virtually on April 25

Third annual “Out of the Darkness” campus walk for suicide awareness to occur virtually on April 25

February 4, 2021 at 2:22 pm

The third annual UND Out of the Darkness (UND OOTD) Campus Walk Committee is in the planning stages for a walk that will take place virtually on Sunday, April 25, 2021. UND OOTD is the only Campus Walk in the state of North Dakota; its purpose is to fight suicide and raise awarenessRead More

Sandi Bates

Sandi Bates

February 4, 2021 at 11:58 am

Sandi L. Bates is the new Southwest Clinical Campus Librarian, serving the third- and fourth-year medical students, residents, clinical faculty, and community faculty in Bismarck. She holds a Master of Arts degree in library and information science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts degreeRead More

NDAD to host virtual sessions on NIH “All of Us” program Feb. 24 and 25

NDAD to host virtual sessions on NIH “All of Us” program Feb. 24 and 25

February 4, 2021 at 11:53 am

The North Dakota Association for the Disabled (NDAD) is co-hosting an interactive presentation about the National Institute of Health’s “All of Us” research program on Feb. 24 and 25. At the two events, NDAD staff will share the goal of All of Us, which is to accelerate breakthroughs in healthRead More

Ivy Baird

Ivy Baird

February 4, 2021 at 11:37 am

Ivy Baird is the administrative assistant for the public health and Indians Into Medicine (INMED) programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. She will be the first point of contact for all faculty, students, and staff — and the public — in these programs. InRead More