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

Categories: News, Research

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., […]

Bids still being accepted for annual “Rent an OT” student fundraiser

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Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) members at UND are seeking to raise funds for the St. Catherine Challenge. The St. Catherine Challenge is a national student-led initiative to build the profession of occupational therapy through raising funds for research in support of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s mission. Schools of occupational therapy across the nation […]

Fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine now available

Categories: News

As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS, the fall 2018 issue of North Dakota Medicine out this week. Features this issue include stories on: The history of biomedical sciences at the SMHS The Occupational Therapy Department’s 25 year partnership with Casper College Combating opioid use disorder Rural physician recruitment Lyme disease The […]

Geiger awarded four-year, $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health

Categories: News, Research

Jonathan Geiger, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is on a multi-university, multiple principal investigator team that received a four-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $2.25 million. The grant, titled “Ketogenic Diet and Adenosine: Epigenetics and Antiepileptogenesis,” marks the first time that a […]

Sim Center staff back from NAEMSE Educator Symposium and Trade Show, prep for open house

Categories: Events, News

Tim Shea, CHSOS, Simulation Coordinator at the SMHS, is back recently from the 23rd Annual National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Educator Symposium and Trade Show, which was held in Washington DC, Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. Tim presented a four-hour pre-conference course entitled “Making Low Cost EMS Task Trainers.” The course introduced simulation educators […]

16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference at SMHS on Saturday, Oct. 20

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The 16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference (AIHRC) takes place Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. The conference offers opportunities to discuss research directions, partnerships, and collaboration in health research focusing on American Indians. Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, assistant professor of oncology in […]

From the Dean

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We had a nice turnout yesterday for Java with Josh on the Northeast (Grand Forks) campus. I updated the attendees on some of the recent developments at the School, many of which I’ve discussed in recent E-News columns. But more importantly, I was available to answer questions from faculty and staff. We hold these discussion […]

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

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More questions answered regarding the new SMHS website: Q:  How do I spell check the web pages I’ve been assigned to edit? A:  Like this– If you are a web content editor who is editing a page in Omni Update, note that if you have “checked out” the page (the “lightbulb” near the top of your […]

Federal officials focused on rural health meet with UND’s Center for Rural Health staff

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The UND Center for Rural Health (CRH) recently hosted a group of national and regional rural health leaders on a tour of innovative rural and tribal health systems around North Dakota. Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the CRH, and Lynette Dickson, associate director of CRH, facilitated the site visits. The rural health leaders came to […]

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

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If you haven’t noticed, the new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences website is live at: https://med.und.edu. Here are more answers to some questions we’ve heard a lot over the past week: Q:  Where is much of the course content that was on the previous SMHS website? A:  UND has asked all colleges to put detailed course-content into […]

UND Homecoming 2018 events at the SMHS in September

Categories: Education, Events, News

UND’s Homecoming 2018 (Sept. 17-22) will soon be here, and as always the SMHS is involved in many of the week’s events. Unless otherwise noted, SMHS-related events will be held at the new SMHS building, 1301 N. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, N.D. For more information on any of the days’ events, contact Kristen Peterson at 701.777.4305 or kristen.peterson@med.UND.edu. To […]

Sim Center and Sports Medicine teams partner with Altru for on-site simulation with Fellowship residents

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On Friday, July 20, the UND SMHS Simulation Center partnered with the Department of Sports Medicine for on-site simulation with the Sports Medicine Fellowship residents from Altru Health System. Four scenarios were set up at UND’s Athletics High Performance Center. Learners took part in situations involving a dislocated knee, heat stroke, head injury, and use of different […]

Class of 2022 medical students to don white coats on Aug. 10

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Seventy-seven first-year medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Class of 2022, begin their journey next week to become physicians at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UND SMHS). Medical students’ first week is dedicated to orientation, including an introduction to UND’s nationally recognized, four-year, patient-centered curriculum where […]

New SMHS website is live!

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If you haven’t noticed, the new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences website is live at: https://med.und.edu. Over the next few weeks, E-News will be providing answers to a series of FAQs that many UND SMHS faculty, staff, and students may have about the site, beginning with this question: Q:  “Where are the links to my Email, Blackboard, […]