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For Your Health

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

Articles by
Brian Schill

Mallory Koshiol to give Surgery Grand Rounds on May 31

Categories: Education, Events

Mallory Koshiol, MPH, director of quality at Sanford Health, will present a talk entitled “Quality 2018 Year in Review, Surgery Resident Grand Rounds, Sanford Fargo Region” at Sanford Health – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 31. All are welcome to attend.* This Surgery Grand Rounds Conference, sponsored […]

Biomedical Sciences to host seminar by Tulane’s Dr. Jay Kolls on June 12

Categories: Events, Research

On June 12, the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences will host a seminar by visiting lecturer Jay Kolls, MD, the John W. Deming Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine at Tulane University. Dr. Kolls’s talk, entitled “Type 17 Immunity at Mucosal Surfaces,” will be held in SMHS Room E101 (Charles H. Fee, MD, Auditorium) from noon to 1 […]

UND to host cancer research symposium for DaCCoTA group June 8

Categories: Research

The University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is proud to present the first annual DaCCoTA Symposium, to be held at the SMHS (1301 N. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, N.D.) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019. In 2018, UND was awarded a $20.3 million clinical and translational research […]

Library Resources information desk summer hours

Categories: Library

Beginning Friday, May 24, the Library Resources information desk summer hours will be: Monday to Friday:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday/Sunday:  closed On Memorial Day (Monday, May 27), the Library Resources information desk will be closed. For more information or to ask a question, contact the SMHS Library Resources team at 701.777.3993 or

Attention Researchers: UND’s license to access RefWorks will expire June 30

Categories: Library, Research

Because of low use, high costs, and the availability of free products, the University’s subscription to RefWorks, a reference and citation management software, will be discontinued. This decision was made by a team of representatives from UND Libraries and the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA). If you have become a fan of RefWorks, try RefWorks […]

SMHS curriculum retreat on May 31 to focus on implementation of new medical curriculum

Categories: Education, Events

In January of this year, SMHS Dean Wynne charged the faculty, through the various standing committees in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, to consider significant changes to the medical school curriculum. The Medical Curriculum Committee (MCC) therefore created nine curriculum redesign groups comprising volunteer faculty and staff, members of the MCC and […]

Shane Knutson

Categories: Welcome

Shane Knutson is a the new research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In this role, Shane coordinates and facilitates data collection, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information to rural health stakeholders. Originally from […]

Retirement Reception for Jean Altepeter June 5

Categories: Events

Please join us for a retirement reception in honor of Jean Altepeter, Associate Director of Human Resources in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The reception honoring Jean’s nearly 37 years of service will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in the SMHS West Atrium. Please […]

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year sophomore award winners

Categories: News

Several second-year medical students received sophomore awards on Wednesday, May 15 when the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences hosted its 2019 Sophomore Awards luncheon in the School’s Charles H. Fee, MD, Auditorium. Academic, teaching, and service awards were presented on behalf of the School and the North Dakota Medical Association, including the Group Leadership […]

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) presented a number of awards to its graduating medical students and the School’s faculty and other community volunteers during its commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 12, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty. Of the roughly 1,700 physicians in North Dakota, more than […]

Metzger receives Physician Assistant of the Year award from NDAPA

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that an assistant professor in the School’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Jay Metzger, M.P.A.S., PA-C, was given the “PA of the Year” award by the North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants (NDAPA). The award was presented to Jay at the Primary Care Seminar […]

Retirement reception for Joy Mack to be held June 4

Categories: Events

The UND SMHS Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science and the Center for Health Promotion & Prevention Research are hosting a retirement reception for administrative secretary Joy Mack on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hired in 1986 at UND’s Medical School Practice Support, Joy processed insurance claims and billing statements […]

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

Categories: News

From UND’s Center for Rural Health: The Outstanding Rural and Public Health Award recipients for 2019 will be recognized at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet on Wednesday, June 12 in Minot. The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) will present three awards: Tiffany Boespflug, public health nurse and program manager, […]

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes over 200 graduating health sciences and graduate students

Categories: News

In addition to the 73 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) on Sunday, May 12, the School will see 237 students from its graduate and health sciences programs walk across the Alerus Center stage at the UND Commencement on Saturday, May 11. “We want […]