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Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

July 8, 2021 at 10:05 am

Professor Cindy Flom-Meland, P.T., M.P.T., Ph.D., has been named chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy (PT). A veteran practitioner and faculty member who teaches in the areas of communication and professional behavior in PT, in addition to motor control, psychology, and neuro-rehabilitationRead More

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

July 1, 2021 at 10:04 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that Dave Relling, P.T., Ph.D., will be the School’s new Associate Dean for Health Sciences. As of July 1, 2021, Relling replaces retiring associate dean Tom Mohr, who has held the position since 2014. A graduate ofRead More

Sheikh Habibullah to discuss ‘precision psychiatry’ at Psychiatry Grand Rounds on July 7

Sheikh Habibullah to discuss ‘precision psychiatry’ at Psychiatry Grand Rounds on July 7

July 1, 2021 at 9:58 am

Sheikh Habibullah, M.D., will present “Precision Psychiatry” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Habibullah is a fourth-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Dr. Yu-Ting Wung, an adult psychiatrist at Sanford Health, will serve as Dr.Read More

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

June 29, 2021 at 11:23 am

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.3 million R01 grant to Mikhail Golovko, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The new R01 grant, the most prestigious research award of its type the NIH provides,Read More

UND SMHS announces new assistant dean positions for gender equity and medical curriculum

UND SMHS announces new assistant dean positions for gender equity and medical curriculum

June 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced the creation of several new assistant dean positions. In addition to creating a new executive-level position for gender equity, SMHS Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne asked his team to create administrative faculty positions for assessment and the School’s revised medicalRead More

Summer North Dakota Medicine magazine available

Summer North Dakota Medicine magazine available

June 24, 2021 at 6:22 pm

The Summer 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: SMHS researchers’ fight against bacterial pneumonia The School’s new Mental Health First Aid program The REMS med student research program The Mind Matters brain injury conference Scrubs Camps across North DakotaRead More

Farewell, Vicki!

Farewell, Vicki!

June 17, 2021 at 1:58 pm

After nearly 23 years at the University of North Dakota, Vicki Thompson, information technology support specialist with the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Information Resources, is retiring. Her last day will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Before joining the SMHS, Vicki worked in UND’s College of Aerospace Sciences andRead More

UND to host Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at National Rural Health Journalism Workshop

UND to host Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at National Rural Health Journalism Workshop

June 17, 2021 at 11:36 am

The University of North Dakota (UND) will be the host for the Association of Health Care Journalist’s virtual Rural Health Journalism Workshop, June 21-23. This workshop is sponsored by the UND Leaders in Action Rural Health and Communities Grand Challenge. The event’s featured speaker is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, head of theRead More

Faculty Development Needs Assessment: Your feedback is vital

Faculty Development Needs Assessment: Your feedback is vital

June 17, 2021 at 11:35 am

As we look forward to our next academic year, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) is conducting its 2021-2022 faculty development needs assessment. The results of the assessment will drive the content and logistics of faculty development programming for the 2021-2022 academic year.   Please complete the 2021 Faculty Development Needs Assessment by July 12, 2021. (The surveyRead More

Tom Mohr retirement gathering June 23

Tom Mohr retirement gathering June 23

June 10, 2021 at 3:41 pm

Tom Mohr, P.T., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Health Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and former chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, is retiring on June 30! To celebrate Tom’s long career at UND, the Department of Physical Therapy is helping to coordinate a recognitionRead More

Stefan Johnson to give Surgery Grand Rounds on robotic general surgery June 11

Stefan Johnson to give Surgery Grand Rounds on robotic general surgery June 11

June 10, 2021 at 2:23 pm

Stefan Johnson, M.D., clinical assistant professor and program director of the UND Surgery Residency Program, will present a talk entitled “Current Evidence for Robotic General Surgery in 2021” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. All are welcome toRead More

SMHS and Sanford Health launch new post-graduate programs to enhance specialty care in region

SMHS and Sanford Health launch new post-graduate programs to enhance specialty care in region

June 10, 2021 at 2:10 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and Sanford Health have officially launched their Sanford-based Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program and Neurology Resident Training Program. The new programs are part of a historic $300 million philanthropic investment, announced by Sanford Health in March, to transform rural health care delivery for generations. SanfordRead More

Bradford Frank presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on nursing home consults on June 16

Bradford Frank presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on nursing home consults on June 16

June 10, 2021 at 1:51 pm

Bradford Frank, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., will present the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “Psychiatric Consultations in Nursing Homes” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. This broadcast will be held via zoom/videoconferencing. Dr. Frank is a clinical assistant professor at the UND School of Medicine &Read More

Registration now open for virtual 2021 DaCCoTA Symposium

Registration now open for virtual 2021 DaCCoTA Symposium

June 3, 2021 at 1:38 pm

The 2021 virtual DaCCoTA Annual Symposium is scheduled for June 18, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is now open here! Join us for: Educational Opportunities (sessions on dissecting clinical trial design, the NIH Study Section and you, nurse navigators in oncology care, mentorship, and rural community engagement) PosterRead More

UND Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck pursues research study on blood-based colorectal cancer screening

UND Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck pursues research study on blood-based colorectal cancer screening

June 1, 2021 at 5:19 pm

The UND Center for Family Medicine (CFM) in Bismarck is partnering with Beacon Biomedical to study a new blood-based colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test, called BeScreened-CRC, for North Dakota patients. Developed by Beacon Biomedical, this federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) test for CRC screening has been on the market for a short time.Read More