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Department of Indigenous Health faculty awarded APLU/Cornell grant to support student travel

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Drs. Melanie Nadeau and Shawnda Schroeder, assistant professors in UND’s world-first Department of Indigenous Health (IH), have been awarded a grant by the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and Cornell University to support an Indigenous Health Scholars program at UND. The pair of researchers was notified of the award, which is financed by […]

Department of Occupational Therapy welcomes new members of Pi Theta Epsilon honor society

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The SMHS Department of Occupational Therapy inducted new members to its 2024 Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) Kappa Chapter in Grand Forks and PTE Chi Chapter in Casper, Wyo. Pi Theta Epsilon is a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. The mission of PTE is to support the practice of occupational sciences and […]

Takaku lab initiates partnership with Japanese lab, sends Cooper-Robinson to Winship Cancer Institute

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Dr. Motoki Takaku’s research lab, housed in the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences, learned recently of two exciting developments. First, Dr. Takaku’s graduate student, Mikhala Cooper-Robinson, has been selected for a postdoctoral-matching event hosted by the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. The goal of this event, to be held in March 2024, is to […]

Grove named American Association for Anatomy Fellow

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The American Association for Anatomy (AAA) has announced its 2024 awards recipients, one of which is Dr. Bryon Grove, associate professor in the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences. Specifically, Grove is one of only six faculty nationwide to have been named a 2024 Fellow of the AAA. “The American Association for Anatomy has been my […]

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 UND medical student Class of 2026 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit 8 for the 2023-24 academic year. The Class of 2026 (Phase 1) Unit 8 awardees are the following individuals: Jon Allen, M.D., Professor, […]

Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to Physician Assistant Class of 2025

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Thirty-three University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) physician assistant (PA) students are set to begin the clinical portion of their studies in early February in an effort to earn their Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. To this end, the Physician Assistant Class of 2025 will receive its white coats […]

Peterson named winner of the 2023 UND Foundation/Karleen Home Rosaaen Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

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Samantha Peterson, Ph.D., M.L.S. (ASCP)cm, assistant professor in the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science, has been named by UND as one of winners of the 2023 UND Foundation/Karleen Home Rosaaen Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. This award, along with other various campus awards, will be presented to Dr. Peterson at UND Founders Day […]

Department of Medical Laboratory Science faculty to present at Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference

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Faculty with the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) have been selected to present their work at the annual Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference (CLEC) in Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 22-24, 2024. Assistant professors Rebecca Bakke and Hannah Hove will present a poster entitled “Create your own case study: A multifaceted approach to student learning,” […]

Oancea elected Chair of the Society of Epidemiologic Research International Committee

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Congratulations to S. Cristina Oancea, Ph.D., M.S., associate professor in the SMHS Department of Population Health, for her recent nomination and election as the Chair of the Society of Epidemiologic Research International Committee. Established in 1968 to foster epidemiologic research, the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) is the oldest and largest general epidemiology society in North […]

Andrew Williams named to Prairie Business ’40 under 40′

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Andrew Williams, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UND Master of Public Health (MPH) program, has been named one of Prairie Business magazine’s “40 under 40.” As the article on the naming notes, “This year’s 40 Under 40 honorees are high-caliber professionals from a variety of industries who are making significant impacts in their professions and […]

Holiday 2023 issue of North Dakota Medicine available now!

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The Holiday 2023 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue’s feature stories include: Getting it just right – UND’s M.D. Class of 2027 makes history by electing the nation’s first Indigenous President and Vice President. ‘We were just throwing around opioids’ – UND alum Holly Geyer turns her […]

The doctors that ROME built

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ROME, RuralMed, and other rural immersion opportunities help build a strong physician team in Devils Lake. Providing training to health profession students in rural areas is a top rural recruitment recommendation, according to Dr. Dave Schmitz, chair of the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Family and […]

Getting it just right

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UND’s M.D. Class of 2027 makes history by electing the nation’s first Indigenous President and Vice President Set in and around an American Indian reservation in rural Oklahoma, the FX television series “Reservation Dogs” follows a group of Indigenous teens as they explore their cultural heritage, argue with their parents, and navigate the alternatingly exasperating-lifesaving […]

‘We were just throwing around opioids’

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Minnesota native Dr. Holly Geyer (MD ’08) is a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., with additional specialty licensure in addiction medicine. Fresh off the publication of her first book Ending the Crisis: Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Opioid Addiction and Safe Opioid Use (Mayo Clinic Press, 2023), Geyer sat down with North Dakota Medicine […]

Simply the best

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Northwood Deaconess Health Center physician Dr. Erika Stein named ‘preceptor of the year’ by third-year medical students It was the last thing the Northwood, N.D., based physician expected. Dr. Erika Stein, family physician at Northwood Deaconess Health Center, has been named the 2023 namesake preceptor for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) […]