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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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

Categories: News, Research

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

Categories: News, Research

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 […]

John Bassett to discuss hepatic encephalopathy at next Neurology Grand Rounds on March 28

Categories: Education

For the next Neurology Grand Rounds, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, John Bassett, M.D., will present “Hepatic encephalopathy.” The meeting will be held in person at the Brain & Spine Clinic, 2301 25th St. S. in Fargo, Conf. Rm. 1 and Room SMCF6A, and via Webex (Meeting no./access code: 2438 144 […]

Spring 2024 issue of North Dakota Medicine available now!

Categories: News

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

Categories: News

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

Categories: News

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 […]

Bringing it all back home

Categories: News

UND’s first MD graduate Dr. Robert Arusell on medical education, oncology, and establishing an annuity to support the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences “Well, I was the first graduate simply due to my last name,” laughed Dr. Robert Arusell, the inaugural graduate (MD ’76) of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences […]

Building bridges for the benefit of North Dakotans

Categories: News, Public Health

The Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health brings public health and medical providers together Where can you learn about: mind-body practices for healthcare providers, building a rural cancer program, Alzheimer’s disease as a public health crisis, health policy, and eliminating hepatitis in North Dakota—all while networking with various health professionals from across the state? […]

The accidental advocate

Categories: News

SMHS grad Melissa Henke discusses her unexpected path toward addiction medicine and helping usher North Dakota through the nation’s ‘addiction crisis’ In 1999, Dr. Melissa Henke was in her second year of medical school at the University of North Dakota (UND). That same year, 12 overdose deaths in North Dakota were reported. Back then, training […]

Searching for Bigfoot in Traill County

Categories: News

The Traill District Health Unit provides adventure through a new outdoor wellness program America’s national parks offer some of the most breathtaking, remote, and sometimes alien landscapes in the world. Yellowstone National Park, for example, is famous for its geysers and geothermal attractions. Perhaps a little closer to home, Theodore Roosevelt National Park presents picturesque […]