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

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Brian Schill

Shea presents workshop on making low cost medical task trainers at SimOps 2022

Categories: News

Tim Shea, simulation operations specialist for the SMHS Simulation Center, presented at the Meeting for Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists (HSOS), or “SimOps,” in Cincinnati, Ohio, in July. In a four-hour pre-conference workshop, Shea presented “The art of making low cost medical task trainers” for his national colleagues. The course guided participants through the key stages […]

Register today: Seventh Annual Host-Pathogen Symposium to be held Oct. 3-4

Categories: Education, Events

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity, and inflammation to participate in the Seventh Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held in-person Oct. 3-4, 2022. (A virtual platform will be available to off-campus participants only, unless COVID-19 cases are high in the area.) […]

Dr. Xioaying Deng to discuss kidney disease and dialysis patients at next Neurology Grand Rounds Sept. 8

Categories: Education

At the next Neurology Grand Rounds on Thursday, Sept. 8, Dr. Xioaying Deng will give a presentation entitled “Management of hypertension emergency/urgency in AKI, CKD, and dialysis patients.” The talk will be held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. both in-person at the Brain & Spine Clinic (2301 25th Street S., Fargo, Conf. Rm. 1 and […]

Annual Medical Curriculum Retreat to be held online Sept. 8

Categories: Events

The School’s Annual Medical Curriculum Retreat will be held virtually on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested in the medical curriculum is welcome to attend. Access the meeting via Zoom at: Contact Alissa Hancock at or 701.777.3800 with questions or for more information.

From the Dean: Gratitude

Categories: From the Dean

There were three noteworthy events this week that shared a common theme – that of gratitude. UND President Armacost has been highlighting this virtue recently, and I certainly concur. The three events followed each other on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday earlier this week. The first event was the “State of the UND Alumni Association & […]

Department of Physical Therapy faculty Ricky Morgan named “emerging leader” by APTA

Categories: News

Assistant Professor in the SMHS Department of Physical Therapy, Ricky Morgan, P.T., D.P.T., is among only 32 physical therapists in the nation to receive an Emerging Leader Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2022. According to the APTA, the Emerging Leader Award “was established to annually honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary […]

Joel Erickson with give Neurology Grand Rounds on sleep disorders Sept. 1

Categories: Education

Dr. Joel Erickson will give a presentation entitled “Sleep apnea and hypoventilation” for the next Neurology Grand Rounds on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. The presentation will be held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. that day via Webex and in-person at the Brain & Spine Clinic, 2301 25th Street S. in Fargo, Conf. Rm 1 and […]

Sept. 2 is College Colors Day!

Categories: Events

As you might know, College Colors Day is today (Sept. 2)! On this day, we encourage all faculty, staff, and students to wear our college colors to show support for UND Athletics and our student athletes! Want a chance for SMHS free swag? Email a photo of you or your department in our college’s […]

Primary Care Week to be held Oct. 10-14 at SMHS

Categories: Events

It’s back! The American Medical Student Association (AMSA)-sponsored Primary Care Week 2022 will be celebrated at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) from Oct. 10-14. Join several SMHS departments, the UND Center for Rural Health, and a variety of area providers as they talk primary care in a rural setting. See the […]

MLS department welcomes new undergraduate class

Categories: News

After a semester of online coursework, the Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) welcomes its undergraduate MLS class of 2022-2023 in-person to the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences for the Fall 2022 semester! The class currently includes 49 students (pictured) who will complete intensive laboratory training this fall, followed by clinical rotations and […]

From the Dean: Taking inflation seriously

Categories: From the Dean

This past Tuesday we held one of the periodic conversations I have with the SMHS family that we call Java with Josh. This time we again had a terrific turnout, with nearly 80 faculty and staff participating on the virtual videoconference call. Pre-pandemic, we used to hold the discussions in the Grand Forks building and […]

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds on STIs to be held Aug. 31

Categories: Education

The next UND Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event, “Sexually Transmitted Infections: 2022 update and call to action,” will be broadcast via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31. This presentation features Sammantha Kouba, D.O., infectious disease physician at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D., and can be accessed online at: […]

Dubert Guerrero to present next Neurology Grand Rounds on travel infections Aug. 25

Categories: Education

The next Neurology Grand Rounds event, focusing on travel-related infections, will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. At that time, Dubert Guerrero, M.D., will give a presentation entitled “Neurologic manifestations of travel-related infections” at the Brain & Spine Clinic, 2301 25th Street S., in Fargo, Conf. Rm 1 and […]

Public research opportunity: How has COVID affected you?

Categories: Research

Researchers connected to the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences are conducting a study that looks at how the use of primary care services has been affected by COVID-19. The researchers’ goal is to determine if there has been an impact on chronic medical conditions, symptoms, or access to health services in North Dakota […]

Farewell reception for Dr. Warne to be held Aug. 25

Categories: Events

Dr. Don Warne is headed to Hopkins! The Director of the INMED and Master of Public Health programs and the Department of Indigenous Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (plus its Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) will move to the Baltimore, Md., region in September to become the first […]