Post Tagged with: "School of Medicine & Health Sciences"

Brian Schill (right front), assistant director of alumni and community relations at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, plays a gig with his old Post Punk rock band, Straphanger, on a 20-year reunion tour this past summer. Schill just released a new book that, among other things, sets the record straight on stereotypes about the Punk scene. Image courtesy of Brian Schill.

UND staffer’s punk past inspires new book

November 7, 2017

UND Alum, School of Medicine staffer Brian Schill, taps into garage-band past, to pen new book about Punk scene

l-r; Cross-campus collaboration with research being done with Brad Rundquist (Georgraphy) Cristina Oncea and Gary Schwartz (both Papulation Health) are researching radon exposure and the incidence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in North Dakota. Radon exposure causes about half the instances of lung cancer in the U.S.   (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

Radon on the radar

October 31, 2017

UND Geography and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences team up to study cancer-causing possibilities of hidden gas prevalent in North Dakota

Kristen Stenehjem is a second-year medical student at UND who just completed a prestigious fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She is among four women in her family with strong ties to the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A family tradition

October 3, 2017

Four Stenehjem women have strong ties to UND Medicine

Colin Combs, a UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, had the honor of giving the first talk of the 2017-18 season. The topic was on his research efforts to understand various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Photo by Susan Caraher.

Faculty Lecture Series makes a bold comeback

September 28, 2017

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Colin Combs delivers first presentation since 2012 to full house

Matt White, a UND student majoring in rehabilitation and minoring in psychology, is a brain injury survivor. He's also an intern at the North Dakota Brain Injury Network, part of the Center of Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Image courages of Marv Leier.

Road to recovery

September 26, 2017

UND student and brain injury survivor mixes empathy with care as Center for Rural Health intern

Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain.  (Jackie Lorentz photo)

Enhancing discovery

September 21, 2017

UND’s new postdoctoral program adds capacity in the lab in support of strategic research goals

For over 20 years, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences Brij Singh has been studying the role certain genes play in Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune systems attacks the body's own cells and tissues. Archival photo.

SMHS researcher receives first portion of $1.6M for epigenetic study

August 31, 2017

Grant funding to be used to investigate gene modifications in Sjogren’s Syndrome

Driven to learn

Driven to learn

August 15, 2017

Christopher Walden earns Ph.D., starts medical school three days later

Colin Combs, chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND's School of Medicine & Health Sciences, accepts congratulations from UND President Mark Kennedy and Dr. Josh Wynne, dean of the medical schools, after Combs was surprised with honor of being UND's newest Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor -- the highest academic honor UND can bestow.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

The ‘distinguished’ Dr. Combs

May 16, 2017

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences biomedical researcher surprised with latest Chester Fritz professorship award

Garrett Kovar (center with simulated baby), a unior at Red River High School, takes his turn making rounds at UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences' 'A Day in the Life of a Medical Student. Photo by Richard Larson.

Medical students for a day

May 11, 2017

Area high schoolers get a taste of daily life at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences' students are given technical instructionon the state-of-the-art  "da Vinci Surgical Robot" recently.  One way SMHS faculty researchers teach students is by ringing knowledge and cutting-edge technology into the classroom.  Photo by Tyler Ingahm.

On the cutting edge

April 25, 2017

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences students get up close and personal with ‘da Vinci,’ the surgical robot

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences' students are given technical instructionon the state-of-the-art  "da Vinci Surgical Robot" recently.  One way SMHS faculty researchers teach students is by ringing knowledge and cutting-edge technology into the classroom.  Photo by Tyler Ingahm.

Health education: Another budget dilemma

April 13, 2017

Proposed federal cuts could impact UND’s ability to prepare allied health professionals for service in North Dakota

UND graduate student Mona Sohrabi conducts biomedical research in Dr. Colin Combs' lab in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences' Department of Biomedical Sciences. UND archival photo.

Research funding relapse

April 11, 2017

Proposed cut to the National Institutes of Health would have negative effect on biomedical research, health and economy of North Dakota

UND Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Joshua Wynne discusses possible budget reductions while seeking input during a recently Faculty Academic Council meeting. The council is made up of associate deans, chairs, and faculty.  Photo by Tyler Ingham

Menu of options

March 28, 2017

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences releases possible budget cuts

Ali Haider (left), a UND Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, adjusts a sophisticated headpiece on Ben Johnson, a recent UND electrical engineering grad, for a Brain Computer Interface project.  UND Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Reza Fazel-Rezai (far right) monitors the experiment. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Future focus: Intersection of medicine and engineering

March 10, 2017

Innovative new program combines strengths of North Dakota’s big research universities