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

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Brian Schill

Three SMHS students receive major Giving Hearts Day scholarships

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), in partnership with Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF), is pleased to announce that three scholarships worth $12,500 each have been awarded to three randomly chosen SMHS students. The scholarships are part of Dakota Medical Foundation’s annual Giving Hearts Day, which occurred on February 14, 2019. SMHS Giving […]

Active Shooter Training March 3

Categories: Events

Lt. Danny Wiegel from the University Police Department will be at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, to present information on how to handle an active shooter situation. The presentation will be held in the Charles H. Fee, MD Auditorium (Room E101). Please RSVP […]

SMHS Strategic Plan 2018-2023 now available

Categories: News

The SMHS is the only academic institution in North Dakota whose purpose is outlined by the North Dakota Century Code. As section 15-52 of the code notes,  “The primary purpose of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is to educate physicians and other health professionals and to enhance the quality of […]

Farewell reception for Kelly Thormodson on March 12

Categories: Events, Library

The Library Resources team is hosting a farewell reception for Library Resources Director Kelly Thormodson on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The reception is open to everyone and will be held in SMHS room W202. Desserts and coffee will be provided. See you there!

MLS student wins Giving Hearts Day scholarship, more names to be drawn Feb. 15

Categories: News

Andrea Lerick, a junior from Savage, Minn., majoring in medical laboratory science within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named winner of the Dr. Steffen Christensen Giving Hearts Scholarship for Giving Hearts Day 2019. The scholarship is worth $12,500. “I wasn’t going to register [for the scholarship] until I got […]

Jacqueline Gray named AFLA Fellow

Categories: News

Jacqueline Gray, PhD, has been named a Fellow of the Academic Feminist Leadership Academy (AFLA). AFLA provides training in feminist leadership for early- and mid-career psychologists. The AFLA’s goal is to establish a network of feminist leaders and help them advance in their leadership careers. Gray is a research professor for the Department of Population […]

Rachel Osowski

Categories: Welcome

Rachel Osowski is the standardized patient program assistant for the SMHS Simulation Center in Grand Forks. Rachel assists in coordinating, training, and coaching standardized patients for clinical skills teaching and assessment activities for the SMHS medical student curriculum. Her duties include providing assistance in a technical, professional, and logistical manner required of standardized and simulated […]

Carly Endres

Categories: Welcome

Carly Endres is an outreach coordinator for the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, Carly works on developing, implementing, and managing program initiatives for NDBIN, as well as developing, promoting, and implementing NDBIN educational activities. Carly […]

Faculty Assembly set for Monday, March 4

Categories: Events

The annual UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Faculty Assembly has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. (central time) on Monday, March 4, 2019, in the Charles H. Fee, MD, Auditorium (E101) at the UND SMHS in Grand Forks. Please place this important meeting on your calendar. Dr. Joshua Wynne, UND’s vice president for […]

Interprofessional Education (IPE) event at SMHS Feb. 22

Categories: Education, Events

Interested in Interprofessional Education (IPE)? If so, you are invited to attend a two-part discussion including a primer provided by Dr. Eric Johnson (UND, Altru Health System) and a seminar by guest speaker Dr. Frederic Hafferty (Mayo Clinic). The discussion will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room E422 […]

Weather results in rescheduling of several SMHS events

Categories: Events, News

The recent spate of extreme winter weather has caused the cancellation or rescheduling of several events to be held at the SMHS. Please note the following changes to the events below: Dr. Victor Nizet’s presentation “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to Combat Multidrug‐Resistant Superbugs,” will be held at noon on Friday, Feb. 8 in […]

Amanda Hoffner

Categories: Welcome

Amanda Hoffner has joined the billing office at the UND Center for Family Medicine in Minot. In this position, Amanda works at the front desk assisting patients with check-outs after appointments, schedules upcoming doctor’s visits, and assists with insurance eligibility screening. Amanda also helps patients with financial questions. A Minot native, Amanda has a background […]

Heather Werner

Categories: Welcome

Heather Werner is the student advising, admissions, and marketing specialist for the UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies (DPAS). In her role she supports prospective applicants, screens and evaluates admission applications, coordinates special events, and manages recruitment activities and materials. Prior to joining the DPAS, Heather was the manager of volunteer services and retail operations […]