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SMHS recognized by AAMC for ‘Bolstering the health care workforce through community engagement’

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Late last month, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) published a document entitled “How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country.” Given its focus on rural health training and delivery, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) was included in the list of only six medical colleges identified for their success […]

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

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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 I of the 2023-24 academic year. The Class of 2027 (Phase 1) Unit I awardees are the following individuals: Jon Allen, M.D., Director, SMHS […]

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies celebrates National PA Week Oct. 6-12

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National PA Week is Oct. 6-12 and the UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies is celebrating! As you might know, PAs (physician associates/physician assistants) are licensed clinicians who practice medicine in every specialty and setting. Trusted, rigorously educated, and trained healthcare professionals, PAs are dedicated to expanding access to care and transforming health and wellness […]

Fall 2023 issue of North Dakota Medicine available

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The Fall 2023 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue’s feature stories include: Setting the pace – UND’s Department of Sports Medicine celebrates 30 years of leading the nation in best practice care for student athletes. From plains to peaks – UND’s satellite occupational therapy program in Casper, Wyo., celebrates […]

Setting the pace

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UND’s Department of Sports Medicine celebrates 30 years of leading the nation in best practice care for student athletes. In the end, making history took only 25 words. “This is to express support for the location of the Athletic Training Education Program in the School of Medicine at the University of North Dakota.” With the […]

Walking on sunshine

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UND medical students get hands-on dermatology education at the Fargo Center for Dermatology. It’s really quite simple, said Dr. Rachel Ness from her office at the Fargo Center for Dermatology (FCD). “If you want to protect your skin, the most economical, smartest thing you can do is just good sun protection,” explained the UND School […]

From plains to peaks

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UND’s satellite occupational therapy program in Casper, Wyo., celebrates 30 years of rural health delivery. As a product of the program in which she now teaches, Nicole Harris understands the challenge: how to provide occupational therapy to an overwhelmingly rural population. “People worry about a level of saturation – that there’ll be no jobs – […]

Scrubbing in again

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The UND Center for Rural Health Scrubs Academy I returns to UND. Throughout the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) building, middle school students wearing green t-shirts could be seen walking the halls in groups and talking excitedly with one another this past June. Despite their tender age, these […]

When in R.O.M.E.

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UND health workforce experts share research and collaboration efforts with rural providers. The University of North Dakota Department of Family & Community Medicine (FCM) and the UND Center for Rural Health (CRH) have built a synergistic relationship that pairs research and service together to provide a stronger health workforce for the people of North Dakota. […]

Leaders today and tomorrow

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SMHS students across programs engage with their professions through multiple student interest groups. Health career graduate programs – like medicine, physical therapy, and occupational therapy – all have inclusive, well-rounded curricula to prepare students for their future careers. Involvement in student interest organizations can enhance learning experiences by connecting classroom work with hands-on experiences or […]

Coloring the world with biomarkers

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Sandeep Singhal, Ph.D., is an associate professor in both the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Pathology and the university’s School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Originally from India, Singhal arrived at UND in 2019 and has since brought a number of research grants to the university for his efforts in […]

Department of Medical Laboratory Science welcomes professional students

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After a semester of online coursework, the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) recently welcomed its undergraduate MLS Class of 2024 to the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Grand Forks campus for its one-year professional program. The class includes 60 students who will now complete intensive on-campus laboratory training this fall, followed […]

Dakota Health episode 2: Dr. Sandeep Singhal discusses cancer biomarkers

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The second episode of Dakota Health, a School of Medicine & Health Sciences health and medicine podcast produced in-house at UND, is now available. In this episode, Dakota Health speaks with Dr. Sandeep Singhal, associate professor in both the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Pathology and the university’s School of Electrical Engineering […]

Public and Indigenous Health programs announce recent student achievements

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Congratulations are in order to two Master of Public Health (MPH) students and one Indigenous Health student on their recent regional and national achievements. Doctoral student in the SMHS Department of Indigenous Health, Marie Zephier, was recently awarded a Bush Foundation Fellowship, a “flexible” grant of up to $100,000 designed to help recipients “strengthen and […]