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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Phase 1 medical students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards for Unit V

Categories: News

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the UND medical student Class of 2025 has recognized four faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit V of the 2021-22 academic year. The Class of 2025 (Phase 1) Unit V awardees are the following individuals: Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, Ph.D., Assistant […]

Remembering Richard Vari

Categories: From the Dean

I begin this week’s column again on a sad note. Last week, Dr. Richard Vari passed away after a valiant but brief battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terrible progressive neurodegenerative disease that also is called Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famous baseball player who also succumbed to it. Rick was one of the […]

From the Dean: Inflation, budgets, and benefits

Categories: From the Dean

As this academic and fiscal year winds down and the new one begins on July 1, we are finalizing our budget for the upcoming second year of the biennium. Per North Dakota University System (NDUS) requirements, we need to electronically submit our final budget package to the NDUS and embed it in their system soon. […]

Michelle Jorgensen presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on eating disorders June 16

Categories: Education

Michelle Jorgensen, M.D., will present “Medication Treatment of Eating Disorders” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Jorgensen is a Fargo-based clinical assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the medical director of inpatient eating disorders/partial hospital eating […]

Sue Jeno retirement reception on June 30, send well-wishes online

Categories: Events

Following 28 years of teaching, research, and service to the SMHS Department of Physical Therapy and the University of North Dakota, Sue Jeno, P.T., Ph.D., is retiring! A retirement reception will honor Dr. Jeno at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, in the School’s […]

Dr. Mark Koponen retirement reception on June 29 at SMHS

Categories: Events

After 13 years at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Dr. Mark Koponen, teaching associate professor based in Education Resources, is retiring! Dr. Koponen received his M.D. from what was then the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 1986. He completed a residency program at the University of New Mexico School […]

SMHS guidance on signs/symptoms of illness

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has produced a new series of guidelines / recommendations for people experiencing the signs/symptoms of illness. These guidelines are now posted to the COVID page of the SMHS website and can be read below. SMHS Guidance for Signs/Symptoms of Illness The UND SMHS is dedicated to the […]

Dr. Mohl to talk neoplastic disorders for Neurology Grand Rounds on June 9

Categories: Education

The next Neurology Grand Rounds will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Brain & Spine Clinic (2301 25th Street S., Fargo, Conf. Rm 1 and Conf. Rm. SMCF 6A) and via Webex. At that time, presenter Leighton Mohl, D.O., will give a presentation entitled “Neoplastic disorders […]

Call for Applications: Pilot Projects

Categories: Research

In anticipation of funding for the seventh consecutive year, the UND Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE invites proposals for pilot projects to support promising research that fits well within the scientific theme of the Center. We anticipate supporting ~2 new pilot projects at up to $40,000 direct costs/year/proposal for one year with anticipated start date of Sept. […]

From the Dean: Masks work, mask mandates don’t

Categories: From the Dean

This past Tuesday I had the pleasure of welcoming over 50 undergraduates to the SMHS for a summer research experience at UND. The goal of the program is to attract talented undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) at a North Dakota college/university to a career in the biomedical sciences. The program provides […]