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

The echo effect

Categories: News

Project ECHO aids North Dakota healthcare professionals by providing free virtual educational sessions. Rural North Dakota is home to dedicated healthcare professionals who provide exceptional healthcare services. However, given the very nature of rural communities, accessing resources and support systems can be a challenge for providers living in rural areas. Recognizing this disparity within rural […]

Less invisible

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In honor of the 75th birthday of UND’s Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program, North Dakota Medicine is running two stories in 2024 that describe the origins and evolution of the behind-the-scenes practitioners who provide an invaluable service to hospitals, clinics, and public health programs. This second of two stories recaps the evolution of the standalone […]

‘Finding ways we can all grow together’

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Late in 2023, Dr. Victoria Haynes joined the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to serve as its Associate Dean for Multicultural Education. Despite her busy schedule, Dr. Haynes sat down with North Dakota Medicine to discuss her new role at UND, what medical colleges across the U.S. can do to help produce more […]

Seeking health equity through service learning

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UND’s medical students and Department of Geriatrics bring care to underserved populations in Grand Forks via the Health Promotion Program. The idea is deceptively simple: what if, to enhance their patient care and communication skills in advance of their clinical training, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences medical students go to where the patients […]

Books, blankets, and hotdish

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Two programs in North Dakota for survivors of brain injuries have a special connection. On a cool, rainy afternoon, with the scent of tater tot hot dish in the air (and green beans and rolls), a dozen people sit around a table in a conference room in the former Fargo Police Department building downtown. The […]

From the Dean: Putting the ‘A’ in UND LEADS

Categories: From the Dean

As I’ve mentioned here before, one of the big projects that UND Human Resources (HR) has been working on over the past year, with assistance from the national firm Huron Consulting, has been an employee salary study. The analysis of UND employee salaries has been in three parts; Huron Consulting has helped/is helping with the […]

Susan Wood to discuss the neuropsychology of dementia at Neurology Grand Rounds on June 13

Categories: Education

For the next Neurology Grand Rounds, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, Susan Wood, Ph.D., will discuss the neuropsychology of dementia. The meeting will be held in person at the Brain & Spine Clinic, 2301 25th St. S. in Fargo, Conf. Rm. 1 and Room SMCF6A, and via Webex (Meeting no./access code: […]

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences researchers awarded nearly $500,000 from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for radon projects

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“Because the threat is not visible, it’s not something that people readily appreciate and act upon,” said Gary Schwartz, professor and chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Population Health. He was speaking of radon gas, the colorless and odorless radioactive gas present in many homes in North Dakota. […]

John Mellinger to give James Lectureship at annual Surgery Resident Research Colloquium on June 20

Categories: Education, Events

Please join the UND Department of Surgery on June 20, 2024, as it hosts its annual Edwin C. James Lectureship and Surgery Resident Research Colloquium at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo, N.D., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Surgery residents in PGY 1-2 will present research posters from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and […]

From the Dean: Envisioning 2035 in higher education

Categories: From the Dean

Earlier this week I attended a meeting of the North Dakota University System (NDUS) that included members from the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE). The theme of the meeting was to review the final reports of the nine groups that have been working on strategic planning related to the various missions and activities of […]