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Archive for
May, 2020

From the Dean: From one role to another

Categories: From the Dean

Sunday marks my last day as interim president of UND, as Andy Armacost officially takes over on Monday, June 1, 2020. Susan and I have been busy packing up our belongings in University House prior to our move out next week, and our Fargo home will be chock full of favorite items we had up […]

Rural Health Information Hub receives federal funding

Categories: News

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), a national rural health information center located at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) within the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received $14.5 million in federal funding from the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The funding […]

SMHS faculty and students in the news, fighting COVID-19

Categories: News

Dozens of SMHS faculty, students, and alumni have been in the news over the past few months for their contributions to the COVID-19 fight. Below is an incomplete list of recent stories featuring the members of the extended SMHS family. Amazing work, everyone! Department of Surgery faculty Dr. Mary Aaland on COVID in a rural […]

Asha Patel presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on pandemic mental health

Categories: Education

Asha Patel, M.D., will present “Mental health in pandemic” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo, N.D. Dr. Patel is a fourth-year resident in UND’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Andrew J. McLean, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor and chair in the UND Department of Psychiatry […]

From the Dean: How to honor 2020 grads?

Categories: From the Dean

This past Wednesday night, I had a chance to watch a virtual national celebration produced by the American Medical Association to honor the roughly 30,000 medical students nationwide who have or will be graduating this spring. Actors who have portrayed doctors on TV and in movies, along with other notable physicians and celebrities, joined the […]

Sheila Bosh

Categories: Welcome

Sheila Bosh is the new accreditation manager for the medical education program at UND SMHS and works with Dr. Stephen Tinguely, assistant dean for Medical Accreditation. Sheila will assist in the ongoing work of quality assurance, quality improvement, and LCME accreditation for the medical school. Sheila is a Registered Nurse and received a bachelor of […]

Jena Pierce

Categories: Welcome

Jena Pierce is communications manager at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Among her responsibilities, Jena provides leadership and management for communications and information dissemination, develops and directs media relations, and plans special events and projects. Prior to joining the CRH, Jena was […]

SMHS Diversity Statement updated

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has updated its Diversity Statement. Although the statement can be read online, it is reproduced in full below: UND SMHS Diversity Statement The University of North Dakota and its School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) take pride in their mission to meet the individual and group […]

Library and Information Resources help desk closed until Aug. 1

Categories: Library

Just a reminder: The Library Resources and Information Resources help desk will be closed until August 1, 2020. Staff members in both departments remain available by direct phone numbers and email. Need research/tech help? Consider the following options: Library Resources Contact – for reference questions or general library assistance WEBPAGE – CHAT – (8:00 […]

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

Categories: News

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced its end-of-year awards given to medical students and clinical faculty. Although the awards are normally given in-person prior to Commencement, the School instead announced its award winners via social media in advance of the University’s virtual graduation ceremony. Clinical faculty awards […]

From the Dean: Congratulations graduates!

Categories: From the Dean

As I mentioned in last week’s column, this weekend marks graduation for our senior class of medical and health sciences students. All together, more than 320 UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences students will receive their degrees in virtual Commencement ceremonies that get underway at 10 a.m. tomorrow. I have recorded on video several […]

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 74 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to 74 graduating medical students in a virtual Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND interim president, vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the SMHS, will preside over […]

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

Categories: News

In addition to the 74 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing 249 students from its graduate and health sciences programs who are also graduating on Saturday, May 16. “We want to extend congratulations to all of the graduates of the […]

Virtual Commencement

Categories: News

You’re invited to celebrate UND graduates and watch the virtual UND Commencement ceremonies. All three ceremonies – graduate and undergraduate, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and School of Law – will be broadcast, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, on the UND Commencement site. You can watch entire ceremonies or search for your […]

New SMHS bylaws in effect

Categories: News

Just a reminder that the new SMHS bylaws became effective on May 8, 2020. The bylaws can be found on the “Faculty Governance” portion of the SMHS Education and Faculty Affairs website here.