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For Your Health

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

“Zoom to the Water Cooler” with SMHS on Aug. 14

Categories: Events

Do you miss bumping into colleagues at Café 1905? Do you long for the days of coming up with helpful ideas for either the SMHS or UND with friends by interacting in spontaneous ways outside the Center for Rural Health suite or Simulation Center? Let’s try to capture at least some of that atmosphere again! […]

From the Dean: We are far from helpless

Categories: From the Dean

We are now fewer than three weeks from the official start of the fall semester at UND, although our freshman medical students have been attending class virtually for the past month. And even as we continue to strive to keep our facilities as uncongested as possible from a staff and faculty occupancy standpoint, some employees […]

OmniUpdate training for editing SMHS website posted on TTaDA

Categories: Education

UND’s Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) is offering one-day training sessions for website editors, including for those who need to update/edit the School of Medicine & Health Sciences website. The new curriculum for this OmniUpdate (OU) platform includes OU basics and design migration/wave transition tips. Sessions are great for new editors or anyone needing a […]

Abby Fredrickson to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on kratom on Aug. 5

Categories: Education

Abby Fredrickson, M.D., will present “Kratom: The new legal high?” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. This presentation will be held via Zoom/Video Conferencing. Dr. Fredrickson is a Third-Year Resident in the SMHS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. James L. Roerig, Pharm.D., BCPP, professor and psychiatry clerkship director in […]

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Categories: News

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical students Classes of 2022 and 2023 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block IV and Block VIII of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VIII awardees are the following individuals: […]

From the Dean: Rethinking educational models

Categories: From the Dean

This past Tuesday there was a fun virtual event sponsored by Governor Burgum. It was a Virtual Summit on Innovative Education. During the time I was able to be online, I saw that there were about 800 other attendees, presumably from across the state. The Governor mentioned that there were over 1,300 registrants in all. […]

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

Categories: News

Attention medical students: UND SMHS is now approved to administer the USMLE step I and step II exams by the NBME “event testing” program online. This shift is an attempt to compensate for the loss of testing availability options over the past few months due to COVID, and may inaugurate a significant change in way […]

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

Categories: News

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science Shannon Jongeward, MS, MLS(ASCP), who has been accepted into the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF), a national fraternity whose purpose is the advancement of professionals in the clinical laboratory sciences. Acceptance into AMTF is based on significant involvement in the profession and ASCLS professional […]

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions symposium set for Sept. 15

Categories: Events, Research

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity and inflammation to participate in the Fifth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as an online virtual event 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The symposium will bring together experts investigating […]