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Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

July 23, 2020 at 9:52 am

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science Shannon Jongeward, MS, MLS(ASCP), who has been accepted into the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF), a national fraternity whose purpose is the advancement of professionals in the clinical laboratory sciences. Acceptance into AMTF is based on significant involvement inRead More

Jacqueline Gray named Fellow of American Psychological Association

Jacqueline Gray named Fellow of American Psychological Association

July 23, 2020 at 9:49 am
UND Host-Pathogen Interactions symposium set for Sept. 15

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions symposium set for Sept. 15

July 23, 2020 at 9:36 am

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity and inflammation to participate in the Fifth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as an online virtual event 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The symposiumRead More

COVID testing for SMHS faculty, students and staff on July 30

COVID testing for SMHS faculty, students and staff on July 30

July 23, 2020 at 9:20 am

This is a reminder about the UND COVID-19 testing event that will be held on UND’s campus in Grand Forks at the High Performance Center (just east of Memorial Stadium) on Thursday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until supplies run out. This testing event is targetedRead More

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in Grand Forks Sept. 19

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in Grand Forks Sept. 19

July 16, 2020 at 2:20 pm

The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease will be held in Grand Forks at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. As you can imagine, this year’s walk will be a bit different. There will not be a single walk location where participants should amass. Instead, teams will be asked toRead More

“Virtual” Joggin’ with Josh to be held tomorrow!

“Virtual” Joggin’ with Josh to be held tomorrow!

July 16, 2020 at 11:46 am

Each fall since 2010, Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has invited all UND students, faculty, staff and community members to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ with Josh, an informal 5KRead More

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

July 9, 2020 at 11:02 am

Fifty years ago this week—July 8, 1970—President Richard Nixon delivered his “Special Message on Indian Affairs.” This policy speech not only paved the way for reversing the federal government’s “Termination” policy, which had rescinded the sovereignty of American Indian tribes, but strove to improve American Indian health in several ways.Read More

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

July 9, 2020 at 11:01 am

Jennifer Raum, M.D., has been named the new program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, effective July 1, 2020. The announcement was made by UND’s Department of Internal Medicine Chair Dinesh Bande, M.D., this week. “The recruitment process began in February of this year,” said Dr. Bande. “A SearchRead More

COVID-19 resource allocation survey

COVID-19 resource allocation survey

July 9, 2020 at 11:01 am

UND SMHS medical students Allison Cwikla, Parker Rosneau, and Cody Weisel, under the guidance of Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research Marc Basson, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are conducting a research project to explore public perception regarding the allocation of scarce medical resources during the COVID-19 era. Please consider completingRead More

“Smart Restart” and masking at UND

“Smart Restart” and masking at UND

July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

UND continues to prepare for August 3, the return of faculty, staff and students to campus. The University, as well as federal and state government, continue to monitor the situation and adapt for the safety of our community. As of July 6, UND is in the process of transitioning betweenRead More

Yvette LaPierre

Yvette LaPierre

June 25, 2020 at 11:45 am

Yvette LaPierre, Ph.D., is the academic advisor at UND’s Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program. At INMED, Yvette’s responsibilities include advising and programming to support student success and pursuing funding opportunities. Before joining INMED, Yvette taught for UND’s Communication and English Departments, Honors Program, Integrated Studies Program, and the American CollegeRead More

Sara Strandquist

Sara Strandquist

June 25, 2020 at 11:44 am

Sara Strandquist is the new research technician working in the Genomics Core facility assisting with the upkeep of the lab, as well as analysis of DNA and RNA samples. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Evangel University in 2009, she moved back to her hometown and workedRead More

Sejal Parikh presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on insomnia July 1

Sejal Parikh presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on insomnia July 1

June 22, 2020 at 10:41 pm

Dr. Sejal Parikh will present “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo, N.D. Dr. Parikh is a fourth-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Dr. Joel Erickson is a sleep medicine provider/psychiatristRead More

Grace Karikari to discuss public health challenges in North Dakota via Zoom on June 26

Grace Karikari to discuss public health challenges in North Dakota via Zoom on June 26

June 22, 2020 at 10:31 pm

Grace Karikari. Ph.D., will give a presentation titled “Public health challenges in North Dakota: Examining the intricate connections and exploring solutions” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26. This virtual talk can be seem via Zoom by visiting: https://und.zoom.us/j/92060793776 Dr. Grace Karikari holds a doctorate in public health with aRead More

Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

June 18, 2020 at 9:34 am

After 41 years of service, Mary Beth McGurran will retire from her position as administrative assistant in the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science on June 30, 2020. Mary Beth began her career in 1979 at the Human Nutrition Research Center where she worked for Dr. Leslie Klevay. In 1986Read More