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Seventh annual Host-Pathogen Symposium to be held at Gorecki Alumni Center Oct. 3-4

Categories: News, Research

The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions (HPI) at the University of North Dakota (UND) will hold its seventh annual Host-Pathogen Symposium at the Gorecki Alumni Center on the UND campus Oct. 3-4. The multidisciplinary HPI research team explores how disease-causing microbes or viruses survive and thrive within “host” organisms on a molecular, […]

SIM-ND nominated for Gov. Burgum’s Roaming Bison Award

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The Simulation Center’s Simulation in Motion – North Dakota (SIM-ND) team at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences was recently nominated for the Roaming Bison Award, part of North Dakota Gov. Burgum’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service. As the Governor wrote in his letter to the SIM-ND group, “First Lady Kathryn, Lt. […]

Health Equity Committee hosts second annual homeless shelter donation drive

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The Health Equity Committee, led by UND medical students and residents, invites you to donate to its second annual Fall Homeless Shelter Donation Drive, Oct. 1 to 31. The drive will support Northlands Rescue Mission in Grand Forks and Heart River Bridges of Hope in Fargo. Needed items include: personal hygiene products, common over-the-counter medications, […]

Leah Thompson named North Dakota’s top clinical preceptor by UND medical students

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Dr. Leah Thompson, psychiatrist at Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo, N.D., has been named the 2022 namesake preceptor for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Preceptor Recognition Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship program, funded by a $100,000 endowment at the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, produces more than $3,000 annually for […]

Fall issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine available now!

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The Fall 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: Truth and Reconciliation: The health consequences of attending Indigenous boarding schools Good things in small packages: A news scholarship endowment for athletic training students Social Determinants: A new SMHS elective on the social determinants […]

Henneman, McHugo, Schindler complete leadership training

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Three UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences faculty recently completed programs that will enhance their leadership at the School. Jeanie McHugo, Ph.D., PA-C, chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, recently completed the process to become a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge (TLC) via iLead Consulting. Per the information on the TLC […]

Social Determinants

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A new elective on cultural diversity helps train medical students for the patients many of us don’t see. New physician Dr. Eric Leveille (pronounced “Livia”) admits that he probably didn’t have the recently arrested in mind when, as a first-year medical student, he envisioned tending to patients in need. But there he was last spring, […]

Truth and reconciliation

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UND researcher Ursula Running Bear sees her work on American Indian boarding schools and health cited in a major U.S. Department of the Interior report. Although its carcinogenic effects were known at least by the early-1960s, the chemical dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, was not banned for agricultural use in the United States until 1972. Exactly when […]

Public health as public good

Categories: News, Public Health

The founders of UND’s Master of Public Health program reflect on its 10-year anniversary. “Our students are involved in everything that we do. Everything. And that’s been a priority for us since the beginning.” For Cristina Oancea, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Master of Public Health (MPH) […]

The spiritual side of healthcare

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The need for and challenge of providing “spiritual” guidance in the health setting. Although the effects of spirituality in healthcare are often debated, the concept has historically been incorporated into healing by shamans and other health practitioners for centuries. More recently, research has delved into the subject, searching for definitive proof of the benefits, or […]

Helping clinics plan for the future

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A new federal grant helps provide support and resources for the newly established North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network. Tina Schwartz, clinic manager for Northwood Deaconess Health Center, understands the value of collaboration. This is why she jumped at the chance to join the North Dakota Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Network, which will help her […]

Teleteaching telehealth

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A new elective in telehealth at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has faculty reimagining how they teach medicine to students at a distance. “I really think this is the direction medicine is going, and I think all of us are going to have to have some experience with it,” mused Dr. Suzanne […]

Buyer’s market

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Recent graduates of several UND health sciences programs share their experiences as job-seekers. As the healthcare career landscape has shifted dramatically to a job-seeker’s market, how do healthcare employers find employees in tumultuous times? Recent graduates of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences physical therapy doctorate and occupational therapy doctorate programs shared some […]

Good things in small packages

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A father-daughter pair of SMHS grads join forces on a scholarship endowment for athletic training students. It was one heckuva Christmas present. “Not only was I extremely humbled by this wonderful gift,” wrote Kristen Erredge from her Mayo Clinic office in Rochester, Minn., “but I am honored that my family chose to support athletic training.” […]

Eric Johnson named to ADA Professional Practice Committee

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Eric Johnson, M.D., professor in the SMHS Department of Family & Community Medicine and the School’s director of interprofessional education, was recently given a 2-year term on the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Professional Practice Committee. This committee formulates the Association’s “Standard of Care” guidelines annually and develops position papers and policy updates. The “Standards” are […]