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

Archive for
September, 2018

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

It has been a busy week since my last column! Homecoming 2018 was a resounding success, even if the football team unfortunately couldn’t finish the week off with a win. But the other events during Homecoming 2018 went very well. The Continuing Education Symposium on infectious diseases that the School hosted last Friday was well […]

UND Center for Rural Health, City-County Health District receive funding to combat opioid crisis

Categories: News

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) recently announced that the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will receive $200,000 for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP). The aim of RCORP is to increase access to substance abuse prevention and treatment services serving rural populations […]

Gray awarded for work to help American Indian community

Categories: News

Dr. Jacque Gray has received the Dr. Duane Mackey Lectureship and Award at the Great Plains Behavioral Health Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, in recognition of her contributions in the field of addiction. Gray serves as a research professor for the Department of Population Health and as the associate director for indigenous programs at the […]

SMHS staff senators coordinate food drive for UND students

Categories: News

The Staff Senators at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences are collecting nonperishable food items for the Food for Thought food pantry, which serves UND students in need. Collection bins have been placed in the second and third floor staff/faculty lounges and in the student learning areas on the third and fourth floors of the SMHS. The food […]

Zen in 10 in October

Categories: Events

Zen in 10 focuses on stretching, breathing, and having fun with coworkers. Go back to work with less stress, more energy, and better body functioning. Sessions will be held at the SMHS from 10:40 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October (except Oct. 4, 9, and 11) in SMHS Room W202. Note: on Oct. 16, Zen […]

Get your flu shot at SMHS Sept. 17!

Categories: Events, News

UND Student Health Services is offering a series of dates and locations for UND faculty, staff, and students to get their flu shot this fall. One such clinic will be held at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the second floor small […]

Welcome: Maria Privratsky

Categories: Welcome

Maria Privratsky is a research specialist in the Biomedical Sciences Department at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In this position Maria is looking genome-wide to see where transcription factors are binding to chromatin. She makes libraries for genomic studies for further cancer research. Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, Maria attended […]

Dean Wynne to present at UND’s Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, Sept. 26

Categories: Events, Research

Next week, SMHS Dean Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, will present a talk titled “From Throat Ache to Heartache – A Tale of Rheumatic Fever Through Time and Across Continents” as part of UND’s 2018-19 Faculty Lecture series. Left untreated, the bacteria that causes strep throat can result in rheumatic fever—which can damage heart valves, […]

Welcome: Heather Gilbert

Categories: Welcome

Heather Gilbert is the Educational Laboratory Manager for the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Department at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Heather works alongside faculty and staff to coordinate laboratory exercises for the undergraduate MLS students in the fields of Microbiology, Hematology, and Molecular Biology, just to name a few. […]

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

UND Homecoming 2018 is in full swing! There have been a variety of activities already this week, including the Sioux Awards banquet last night at the Alerus Center. Among the honorees was basketball great and Williston, N.D., native Phil Jackson, who was one of the recipients of this year’s Sioux Awards. As you might imagine, […]

Geiger presents at invitation-only workshop organized by National Institute of Mental Health

Categories: News, Research

Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented at a by-invitation-only workshop organized by the National Institute of Mental Health. This workshop, titled “ART-Mediated Mental Health Side Effects,” was held on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Md., […]

Bids still being accepted for annual “Rent an OT” student fundraiser

Categories: News

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) members at UND are seeking to raise funds for the St. Catherine Challenge. The St. Catherine Challenge is a national student-led initiative to build the profession of occupational therapy through raising funds for research in support of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s mission. Schools of occupational therapy across the nation […]

Fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine now available

Categories: News

As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS, the fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine out this week. Features this issue include stories on: The history of biomedical sciences at the SMHS The Occupational Therapy Department’s 25 year partnership with Casper College Combating opioid use disorder Rural physician recruitment Lyme disease The […]

North Dakota INBRE to hold annual Research Symposium at SMHS Oct. 13-14

Categories: Research

The North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) will hold its annual Research Symposium at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Oct. 13-14. The event will be begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 and conclude at noon on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Saturday morning session will be devoted to student research presentations and the afternoon […]

UND and NCURA sponsor one-day research workshop to be held Friday, Oct. 19

Categories: Research

The University of North Dakota and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region IV are sponsoring a one-day workshop entitled “Sponsored Programs Essentials: Pre-Award and Post-award” on Friday, October 19 at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center, 15 N. 23rd St. in Grand Forks. The workshop, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., provides concepts, strategies, and best practices for pre-award and […]