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Weyrauch wins Best Poster Award at National Association of Medical Examiners Meeting

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Deland Weyrauch, MD, a 2018 graduate of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, won the John Pless Best Poster Award at the National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla., this month. His poster, entitled “Right Ventricular Rupture Following Open Heart Surgery,” was based on experiences during his fourth […]

Booth Awarded NDMA 2018 Physician Community and Professional Services Award

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Michael Booth, MD, cardiovascular surgeon and associate dean of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Southwest Campus in Bismarck, is this year’s recipient of the North Dakota Medical Association’s Physician Community and Professional Services Award. The award is recognized as North Dakota’s most prestigious physician award and since its inception in 1977, has […]

ACP North Dakota Chapter – Poster Competition Winners!

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The American College of Physicians – North Dakota Chapter held a successful ACP week October 3-5, 2018, and included activities in Fargo (doctor’s dilemma, poster competition) and Bismarck (scientific meeting). The Chapter received 35 posters in three categories. The winners in each category are: Resident Clinical Vignette (Judges: Dr. Fadel Nammour & Dr. Mayank Singhal) Winner: […]

Schroeder appointed to Journal of Rural Health editorial board

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Shawnda Schroeder, research assistant professor for the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Journal of Rural Health’s (JRH) editorial board, starting January 1, 2019. The JRH is the scholarly journal published quarterly by the National Rural Health Association. JRH serves […]

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

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Keith Henry, PhD, associate professor in UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, was contacted recently by Smithsonian magazine for comment on an article detailing a research study which treated a strongly asocial species of octopuses with the “club drug” Ecstasy or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). In the study, which was not conducted at UND, MDMA was added to the tanks […]

SMHS awards scholarships to Biomedical Sciences graduate students

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Atrayee Bhattacharya and Zachary Hoggarth, graduate students pursuing a degree in biomedical sciences and clinical and translational science, respectively, have been given “Faculty for Students” Scholarships from UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). A fifth-year doctoral student, Bhattacharya’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a cellular […]

SMHS medical students awarded scholarships for 2018-19 academic year

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that over $630,000 in awards and scholarships have been awarded to 110 UND medical students for the 2018–2019 academic year. Funds for the scholarships come from private sources, endowments, and other awards, and have helped the School lower UND medical student debt from well […]

Warne named director of Master of Public Health Program at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH, has been named the new director of the Master of Public Health Program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Warne fills the role previously held by the program’s founding Director Raymond Goldsteen, DrPH, who retired in June 2018. “I look forward to building upon the great […]

United Way campaign kicks off at UND in October

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Mark Your Calendars! The United Way Campaign “United to Fight Poverty” will run from October 8 to 26 on the UND campus. Information packets and pledge forms have been distributed to all SMHS departments located in Grand Forks. In addition to the paper pledge forms, employees have the opportunity to give online or by texting “UWGFEGF” to 313131. These […]

UND Center for Rural Health, City-County Health District receive funding to combat opioid crisis

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The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) recently announced that the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will receive $200,000 for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP). The aim of RCORP is to increase access to substance abuse prevention and treatment services serving rural populations […]

Gray awarded for work to help American Indian community

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Dr. Jacque Gray has received the Dr. Duane Mackey Lectureship and Award at the Great Plains Behavioral Health Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, in recognition of her contributions in the field of addiction. Gray serves as a research professor for the Department of Population Health and as the associate director for indigenous programs at the […]

SMHS staff senators coordinate food drive for UND students

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The Staff Senators at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences are collecting nonperishable food items for the Food for Thought food pantry, which serves UND students in need. Collection bins have been placed in the second and third floor staff/faculty lounges and in the student learning areas on the third and fourth floors of the SMHS. The food […]

Get your flu shot at SMHS Sept. 17!

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UND Student Health Services is offering a series of dates and locations for UND faculty, staff, and students to get their flu shot this fall. One such clinic will be held at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the second floor small […]

Geiger presents at invitation-only workshop organized by National Institute of Mental Health

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Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented at a by-invitation-only workshop organized by the National Institute of Mental Health. This workshop, titled “ART-Mediated Mental Health Side Effects,” was held on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Md., […]