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

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Brian Schill

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences announces student, faculty, and medical resident award winners

Categories: News

The University of North Dakota 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 Saturday, May 6, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty. Of the roughly 1,700 physicians in North […]

Rohit Mahajan to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on fibromyalgia May 17

Categories: Education

For the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Rohit Mahajan, M.D., will present “Fibro-my-algebra: Making sense of a confusing diagnosis” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Mahajan is a pain management physician and medical director and department chair of the Sanford Health Pain Clinic. Upon […]

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award reestablished at UND

Categories: News

After a brief hiatus, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is again participating in the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award program, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. This prestigious award is given annually to one fourth-year medical student and one physician faculty member who champion humanism in healthcare, which the Gold […]

MLS ‘Be the Match’ bone marrow drive registers 21 new donors

Categories: News

The SMHS Medical Laboratory Science Club’s “Be The Match” bone marrow donor registration drive held on-campus last week netted 21 new donors, each of whom signed-up for the national bone marrow registry. That’s at least 21 more lives potentially saved by bone marrow donation right here in North Dakota. Bone marrow matches are vital, not […]

Department of Physical Therapy seeks participants for research study on exercise following cancer treatment

Categories: Research

Potential participants are invited to be in a UND Department of Physical Therapy research study focused on determining the effect of physical therapy on fatigue, balance, depression, and overall quality of life for individuals with a history of cancer. The purpose of this research study is to examine how chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment affects the […]

Tony Velloza

Categories: Welcome

Tony Velloza is the new office coordinator for the SMHS Office of the Dean in Grand Forks. Tony serves as the first point of contact for all faculty, students, staff, and the public. Tony will assist with administrative duties, record keeping, and public inquiry correspondence. A native of Orange County, Calif., Tony received his bachelor’s […]

Janet Anderson

Categories: Welcome

Janet Anderson is the Northwest Clinical Campus Librarian for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Janet works at the Northwest Campus located in the new Trinity Health building in Minot where she assists UND students and staff, as well as Trinity health providers. Janet is a graduate of Minot State University and received […]

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 75 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 on 75 graduating medical students in a Commencement Ceremony to be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at UND’s Chester Fritz Auditorium. Along with UND President Andrew Armacost, Dr. Joshua Wynne, vice president for health affairs […]

Announcing the award winners of the 43rd Frank Low Research Day

Categories: News, Research

Another Frank Low Research Day (FLRD) is in the books! Thanks, again, to each of the student, faculty, and staff participants of last week’s 43rd FLRD. A number of poster awards have announced for projects displayed at the event. Congratulations to the following winners: Basic Sciences Graduate Students Best Poster: Danielle Germundson-Hermanson – Clinical and Translational […]

Lucy Chisler presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on suicide and firearms May 3

Categories: Education

Lucy Chisler, D.O., will present “Suicide and Firearms: A Discussion of Current Research and Recommendations” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/Video Conferencing. Dr. Chisler is a third-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Julie Blehm, M.D., Sanford Health-Internal Medicine Residency and Simulation Teaching […]

McLean named Associate Dean for Wellness at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Categories: News

Andrew J. McLean, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named the School’s Associate Dean for Wellness. This appointment follows a trend at the School and across the nation to dedicate more resources to student, staff, […]

From the Dean: Happy Birthday INMED!

Categories: From the Dean

As I mentioned last week, all week long we’ve been celebrating the 50th anniversary of our renowned Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program – despite the snow! Since 1973, this first-of-its-kind program has helped produce more than 270 Indigenous physicians who otherwise might not have become doctors. That’s hundreds of physicians, and other health providers, who […]

MLS Club hosts ‘Be the Match’ bone marrow drive on April 26

Categories: Events

Did you know that every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with some type of blood cancer? And did you know that you might help provide the cure to that cancer? In an effort to help identify more cures, the Medical Laboratory Science Club is hosting a “Be The Match” drive to recruit donors to join […]