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Archive for
April, 2019

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

A big “Thank You!” to all who participated in the first UND Gives philanthropic event this past Wednesday. UND Gives, to be repeated annually, is a 24-hour online fundraising challenge that aims to rally philanthropic support for UND initiatives. Thanks to the generosity of more than 600 of UND’s alumni, friends, and supporters, the UND […]

Johnson named to Clinical Diabetes editorial board

Categories: News

Eric L. Johnson, MD, associate professor in the SMHS Department of Family & Community Medicine and director of Interprofessional Education for the Department of Education Resources, was recently appointed to the editorial board of the journal Clinical Diabetes, one of four journals published by the American Diabetes Association. As part of the appointment, Dr. Johnson will serve […]

North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair Awards

Categories: News, Research

Thank you to all faculty, graduate students and staff who helped judge at the 69th annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair that was held on April 5 at the University of North Dakota. Prior to presenting their work to judges, students participated in hands-on STEM activities across campus. Many thanks to the Medical Laboratory […]

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week events

Categories: Events

The 44th annual Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) will take place April 21-27, 2019. MLPW provides an opportunity to celebrate the important role of medical laboratory professionals in health care, diagnostics and patient advocacy. Please join the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science in commemorating this special week with the following events: Tuesday, April 23 from […]

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

Given that the North Dakota Legislature is expected to wrap up its session in the next 10 days or so, we will soon know the specifics of our appropriated budget provided by state funding. We don’t expect any surprises, but still need further clarity on certain issues like the merit increase pool. I’m very pleased […]

NIH issues new salary cap

Categories: Research

Researchers: Please note that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released notice NOT-OD-19-099 on April 17, 2019, which announced that effective January 6, 2019, the NIH salary cap amount increased to $192,300. The NIH salary cap restricts the amount of salary that can be paid to an individual from an NIH award and will affect […]

Spagnolia presents at the American College of Physicians national meeting

Categories: News, Research

Alessandra Spagnolia, a fourth-year medical student at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented a poster at the American College of Physicians 2019 annual meeting, held in Philadelphia, Pa., from April 11-13. Spagnolia presented a poster entitled “Endometriosis in the Northern Great Plains: A Comparison of White and Native American Women.” Spagnolia worked […]

Grand Forks high school student working with SMHS Epigenetics Working Group wins honors at science fair

Categories: News, Research

Shri Patel, a student at Red River High School, was one of several Grand Forks Public Schools students to take home awards at a statewide science competition last week. Patel’s poster, entitled “Epigenetic Targets in Longevity Control in Drosophila melanogaster (Common Fruit Fly)” won the second-place prize in the senior division sweepstakes. The award is […]

Information Desk hours for holiday weekend

Categories: Library

Please note that the SMHS Library Resources Information Desk will keep limited hours for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Information Desk will be open the following hours from April 18-22: Thursday, April 18:  7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 19:  CLOSED Saturday, April 20:  CLOSED Sunday, April 21:  CLOSED Monday, April 22:  7:30 a.m. to 5 […]

“Baby shower” at Simulation Center for new mannikin on April 25

Categories: Events, News

The Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has a new birthing simulator, Noelle, and we want to introduce her to the community! Stop by her “baby shower” in the Sim Center on Thursday, April 25, anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. We’ll have light refreshments, voting on the name […]

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

The presentation by Julie A. Blehm, MD, FACP, associate professor of Internal Medicine (retired) and Robert Olson, MD, clinical professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Dean’s Hour last week was indeed the special event that we anticipated. Drs. Blehm and Olson interacted with a standing-room-only audience and addressed the issue of provider depression and […]

Lucas Holkup to give Surgery Grand Rounds on bowel prep April 19

Categories: Education

  Lucas Holkup, MD, a PGY-III resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Understanding Bowel Prep: in support of a progressive movement” at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of the talk are: […]

Remembering Clarence Thompson

Categories: News

We regret to inform that longtime professor of Anatomy Clarence Thompson has passed away. Dr. Thompson was an instructor at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 1991 to 2010. Interested faculty/students/alumni of the SMHS are welcome to attend a memorial service to be held for Dr. Thompson at Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand […]