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March, 2022

From the Dean: Broadening our scope

Categories: From the Dean

As one of UND’s vice presidents, I had the pleasure to be part of the interview team that visited with the four outstanding final candidates who are under consideration for the deanship at the UND School of Law to follow Dean Mike McGinnis, who is stepping down in June. I enjoyed chatting with all of […]

Ahmeti to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on blood therapy on April 1

Categories: Education

On Friday, April 1, 2022, Mentor Ahmeti, M.D., FACS, associate program director and assistant professor in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Blood Therapy: How we started and where we are” at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D. The talk will run from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. All are welcome […]

The Big Event set for April 30

Categories: News

The Big Event is Grand Forks’s largest community-wide volunteer day! Sponsored in part by UND, this year’s Big Event will take place on April 30, starting at 9 a.m. Organizers are looking for both student and faculty volunteers this year. All volunteer sites will be outdoors, and will include tasks such as raking leaves, washing […]

From the Dean: Match Day results

Categories: From the Dean

As I mentioned in last week’s column, last Friday was Match Day for our graduating medical students. The vast majority of them matched in a residency that they will start after graduation, and in which they will learn their chosen specialty over the next three to five years. Most matched with their first choice or […]

‘I was ecstatic’: fourth-year UND medical students respond to their residency match results

Categories: News

“When I opened my Match Day email, I was ecstatic to see that I get to stay in Minot,” beamed Belcourt, N.D., native Emily Falcon. “I am able to stay in North Dakota and finish my residency close to home which is important to me. And I feel more than prepared to start residency in […]

Spring 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine available

Categories: News

The Spring 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: Dr. Abram Yakoub’s NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award First-year medical student Hollie Bearce on starting a new (non)tradition Norwegian OT student Tess Pettersen’s North Dakota experience A new health equity committee in the […]

Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center to hold first annual symposium April 22

Categories: Events, Research

The Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will hold its first annual symposium on April 22, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CST). American Indians in North Dakota and throughout the region suffer from significant health disparities, relative to the non-Native population, much of which is related to historical trauma, adverse childhood experiences, […]

Judges still needed for ND State Science and Engineering Fair on April 1

Categories: Education, Events

UND will again be hosting the North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair (NDSSEF) on April 1, 2022, in the UND Memorial Union in Grand Forks. Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Life Sciences are among the top categories typically represented in the student projects. Approximately 150 projects will be on display from students in […]

From the Dean: Match Day!

Categories: From the Dean

Today is Match Day! At noon today (EDT), some 42,000 medical students across the U.S. and indeed the world – and especially our own UND SMHS senior medical students – will learn where they will be doing their residency training following graduation from medical school. Residency training is required for state licensure, and lasts from […]

Mandi Eckman

Categories: Welcome

Mandi Eckman is the grade and enrollment coordinator with the Office of Student Affairs & Admissions at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Originally from Karlstad, Minn., Mandi graduated from Northwest Technical College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in administration. Formerly with the College of Education & Human […]

Andrea Feldman

Categories: Welcome

Andrea Feldman is the new administrative secretary for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Southwest Campus in Bismarck. She grew up and attended school in Bismarck, N.D., and recently moved back to North Dakota to be closer to family. Andrea was living in Bend, Ore., where she was worked for the Oregon Department […]

Watch: Panel discussion on fragrances in SMHS facilities

Categories: News

Last week, several SMHS panelists discussed chemical sensitivities among students, NDUS facaulty/staff, and the general public. The video recording of that discussion is now available online here. As the panel noted, fragrances are commonly utilized in many consumer products such as air fresheners, deodorants, soaps, and cleaning supplies. At the same time, a growing number […]

From the Dean: Updating Bismarck on our health future

Categories: From the Dean

As I mentioned in last week’s column, we met with Governor Burgum and his executive leadership team yesterday as part of a strategic review process that is utilized by the Governor and the executive branch to plan for North Dakota’s future. First, President Armacost, accompanied by the university’s vice presidents, presented on behalf of UND […]

Research Tip: Only use the ‘Save’ button on Novelution

Categories: Research

Did you know that the only button you need to use at the bottom of the Novelution screen is the blue “Save” button? Please do not click “Submit for Approval,” “Check Validations,” or “Request Budget Pre-Review” when you reach the bottom of the submissions page (pictured above). If you choose anything other than “Save” you […]

Kristina Olofsson

Categories: Welcome

Kristina Olofsson is the new administrative assistant in the Department of Indigenous Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. She provides support and assistance for the Department of Indigenous Health, serves as point person for any administrative queries, and works with hiring, filling, records management, and travel and billing […]