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UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes more than 240 graduating health sciences students

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In addition to the 65 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) this month, the School is recognizing more than 240 students from its health sciences programs who are graduating on Saturday, May 11, 2024. One such student is soon-to-be doctor of physical therapy (DPT) […]

Nagamoto-Combs lab brings home awards from American Association of Immunologists conference

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Dr. Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, and members of her research team attended IMMUNOLOGY 2024 earlier this month. At the international conference hosted by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) in Chicago from May 3-7, a graduate student and a postdoctoral researcher from the Nagamoto-Combs lab presented their studies that received award recognitions. A postdoc in Nagamoto-Combs’s lab, Geetika Verma, […]

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

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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 festivities on May 3 and 4, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty. Of the roughly 1,700 physicians in […]

SMHS celebrates annual Frank Low Research Day, announces awards

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Late last week, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) hosted its 44th annual Frank Low Research Day. Named in honor of the former SMHS anatomy professor who came to UND in the 1960s and pioneered a series of new techniques for the electron microscope, Frank Low Research Day is the culminating event of the […]

Biomedical Sciences graduate student Kaitlyn Gura selected for prestigious NSF-GRFP fellowship

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Kaitlyn Gura, a doctoral student in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) biomedical sciences graduate program, has been selected to receive an award from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for 2024. The highly competitive NSF-GRFP is among the oldest graduate fellowships of its kind and was first […]

UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences first among similar departments to receive National Institutes of Health grants

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The Department of Biomedical Sciences, housed within UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been listed was the No. 1 recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant dollars among comparable departments nationwide in fiscal year 2023. As noted by federal grant tracking agency, the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the biomedical sciences team at […]

Phase 1 medical students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards

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In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2027 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit IV for the 2023-24 academic year. The Class of 2027 (Phase 1) Unit IV awardees are the following individuals: Susan Roe, M.D., Clinical Professor, […]

AEDs on the UND campus and registering AEDs via PulsePoint

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When a cardiac emergency strikes, an automated external defibrillator (AED) can help save a life. But saving a life could mean knowing where AEDs are located. Although UND provides a map of AEDs located on campus, what should you do if a cardiac emergency occurs off campus? PulsePoint AED is an app utilized by the North […]

‘I am so thrilled’: fourth-year UND medical students respond to residency match results

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“I am so thrilled. I matched at Stanford, which was my number one choice, and I am just so excited to be here.” Almost trembling with joy in a second-floor classroom at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), fourth-year medical student Megan Corn was trying hard—but not too hard—to contain her excitement […]

Publications by Department of Indigenous Health faculty reach top 10% of respective journals’ downloads

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Congratulations to Drs. Melanie Nadeau and Shawnda Schroeder, assistant professors in the SMHS Department of Indigenous Health, who were informed by Wiley Publishing recently that their two separate journal articles were in the top 10% of articles downloaded via their respective journals in the past year. According to Wiley, Nadeau’s paper “Centering culture in the […]

SMHS announces more than $8 million in recent awards for research and service projects

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Over the past few months, researchers at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) have received more than $8 million in grants and other project awards from agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services. These awards allow […]

Spring 2024 issue of North Dakota Medicine available now!

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The Spring 2024 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue’s feature stories include: The art of medicine– North Dakota’s only medical school explores how and where to embed more arts and humanities education into its medical curriculum. The accidental advocate– SMHS grad Melissa Henke discusses her unexpected […]

The art of medicine

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North Dakota’s only medical school explores how and where to embed more arts and humanities education into its medical curriculum In 2020, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) published “The Fundamental Role of the Arts and Humanities in Medical Education,” a report that reiterated the organization’s belief that “integration of the arts and humanities […]

The providers behind the providers

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UND’s Medical Laboratory Science program celebrates 75 years of behind-the-scenes diagnoses In honor of the 75th birthday of UND’s Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program, North Dakota Medicine is running two stories in 2024 that describe the origins and evolution of the often “hidden” practitioners who provide an invaluable service to hospitals, clinics, and public health […]