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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!

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 […]

Michelle Montgomery to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on physician mental health Jan. 25

Categories: Education, Events

Michelle Montgomery, MSW, LCSW, a Wellness Advocate in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, will present a talk entitled “It’s Not All in Your Head: Physician Mental Health” from Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Attendance to this wellness lecture is required for surgery […]

Victor Nizet to discuss “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to combat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs” on Feb. 7

Categories: Events, Research

Dr. Victor Nizet, professor and vice chair for Basic Research and chief of the Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, will give a presentation entitled “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs” at noon on Thursday, Feb. 7 in SMHS Room W314. […]

Java with Josh at SMHS on March 20

Categories: Events, News

You are invited to join Dean Joshua Wynne for complimentary coffee or tea at Java with Josh from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20 in the Tello-Skjerseth Atrium (across the hall from the Family and Community Medicine and Population Health suites) at the SMHS building in Grand Forks. Dr. Wynne will discuss what’s new at the School and take any questions you may have. […]

Dr. Stephanie Watowich to lecture on innate immune regulation in inflammation and cancer on Jan. 30

Categories: Events, Research

Dr. Stephanie S. Watowich, professor of Immunology and Co-Director of the Center for Inflammation and Cancer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will give a lecture from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 in Room E101 of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Watowich obtained her BA in Biology […]

Heart Health presentation by Dr. Wynne March 14

Categories: Events, News

Join UND Work Well on Thursday, March 14 as it hosts a heart health presentation to be given by SMHS Dean and UND’s Vice President for Health Affairs Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH. Dr. Wynne, a cardiologist by training, will discuss the determinants of heart disease and tips to reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Dr. […]

Wear Red Day is Feb. 1

Categories: Events, News

Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 1, and we want to show the School’s support for the American Heart Association and heart health! As in the past, please wear red and join us for a photo on the SMHS grand stairs at 10 a.m. that day. Also feel free to bring a heart-shaped prop (optional): […]

Genomics Core presents two-day workshop using “R” for gene expression analysis

Categories: Events, Research

The UND Genomics Core will host a two-day workshop focused on using “R” computer software for gene expression analysis. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the School of Medicine and Health Science (Room TBD). This FREE two-day, hands-on […]

Scholarship winners remember getting the news on Giving Hearts Day 2018

Categories: Events, News

The gratitude just keeps coming. “My scholarship has helped tremendously toward unforeseen expenses thus far,” beamed Erica Nelson, a third-year medical student from Fargo, N.D., winner of the Dr. David and Lola Rognlie Monson Giving Hearts Scholarship in 2018. “For example, paying for standardized exams. I intend to use the second half of my scholarship this […]

SMHS Faculty Assembly set for Jan. 30

Categories: Events, News

The annual UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Faculty Assembly has been set for 3 p.m. (central time) on Wednesday, January 30, 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 Health […]

Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to Class of 2020 on Jan. 11

Categories: Events, News

Twenty-eight University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) students began the clinical portion of their studies this week in an effort to earn their Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. The White Coat Ceremony for these future physician assistants (PAs) will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, […]