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For Your Health

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

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in Grand Forks Sept. 19

Categories: Events

The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease will be held in Grand Forks at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. As you can imagine, this year’s walk will be a bit different. There will not be a single walk location where participants should amass. Instead, teams will be asked to walk individually (with masks, of […]

“Virtual” Joggin’ with Josh to be held tomorrow!

Categories: Events

Each fall since 2010, Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has invited all UND students, faculty, staff and community members to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ with Josh, an informal 5K or 10K walk, jog or […]

From the Dean: The 100th percentile

Categories: From the Dean

As I’ve mentioned before, the medical students in the Class of 2024 began their studies with us this week. I welcomed them to the UND SMHS on Monday. But unlike in prior years, the meeting was not in person—it was virtual. And rather than discussing the moral imperatives of being a physician as I have […]

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

Categories: News

Fifty years ago this week—July 8, 1970—President Richard Nixon delivered his “Special Message on Indian Affairs.” This policy speech not only paved the way for reversing the federal government’s “Termination” policy, which had rescinded the sovereignty of American Indian tribes, but strove to improve American Indian health in several ways. The UND School of Medicine […]

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

Categories: News

Jennifer Raum, M.D., has been named the new program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, effective July 1, 2020. The announcement was made by UND’s Department of Internal Medicine Chair Dinesh Bande, M.D., this week. “The recruitment process began in February of this year,” said Dr. Bande. “A Search Committee reviewed applications and brought […]

COVID-19 resource allocation survey

Categories: Research

UND SMHS medical students Allison Cwikla, Parker Rosneau, and Cody Weisel, under the guidance of Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research Marc Basson, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are conducting a research project to explore public perception regarding the allocation of scarce medical resources during the COVID-19 era. Please consider completing and sharing this quick 10-minute […]

“Smart Restart” and masking at UND

Categories: News

UND continues to prepare for August 3, the return of faculty, staff and students to campus. The University, as well as federal and state government, continue to monitor the situation and adapt for the safety of our community. As of July 6, UND is in the process of transitioning between Safety Level 1 (Red) to […]

From the Dean: Return-to-work and other COVID-19 updates

Categories: From the Dean

I suspect that you, like me, have periods of concern and worry regarding the current pandemic and especially how it might impact the future. I was, quite frankly, struggling a bit emotionally earlier in the week, especially after yet again having to interact over the weekend with our five grandkids virtually rather than in person. […]

Yvette LaPierre

Categories: Welcome

Yvette LaPierre, Ph.D., is the academic advisor at UND’s Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program. At INMED, Yvette’s responsibilities include advising and programming to support student success and pursuing funding opportunities. Before joining INMED, Yvette taught for UND’s Communication and English Departments, Honors Program, Integrated Studies Program, and the American College of Norway, and previously served […]

Sara Strandquist

Categories: Welcome

Sara Strandquist is the new research technician working in the Genomics Core facility assisting with the upkeep of the lab, as well as analysis of DNA and RNA samples. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Evangel University in 2009, she moved back to her hometown and worked for four years at Pacific […]