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Helping Indigenous elderly plan for the future

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A new advance care plan plays a role in sharing end-of-life wishes for Indigenous people It always is hard to think about the end of life. For Indigenous communities especially, such discussions are not always in line with culture and tradition. This mismatch can leave questions if an Elder, for example, is incapacitated or suffers […]

From the Dean: Updates on mandates, retaining talent, and accreditation

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One week out from our annual continuing education symposium and I’m still in awe of the talent we’ve amassed here in North Dakota. Presenters from six different disciplines (from both UND and NDSU) gave six exceptional talks last week for our “Disrupting Aging” symposium, which, in the end, saw more than 100 participants-providers from across […]

From the Dean: The place to be for Indigenous health education

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I should begin by noting that earlier this week we celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day. As you know, the UND SMHS has made Indigenous health and healthcare – not to mention the education of Indigenous health providers – one of our major goals. Just a month ago, for example, we announced the formation of the world’s […]

Fall 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine available now

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The fall 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is available now in both a paper and digital format! Included in this issue are stories on: The world’s first Department of Indigenous Health Dr. L. Michael Howell (BS Med ’64) on the new scholarship endowment bearing his name UND medical students using a Quality and Patient Safety […]

Register now for SMHS Oct. 22 Continuing Education Symposium on “disrupting aging”

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is scheduled to host its annual Continuing Education Symposium on Friday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom (and tentatively in person at the SMHS building in Grand Forks). This year’s event will focus on new developments in geriatric research and care, focusing on the geriatric 4Ms: medication, […]

Disrupting Aging

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Americans are getting older. According to the nonprofit Population Reference Bureau, larger percentages of the U.S. population have been shifting steadily into older age cohorts for many years, due largely to the aging of the Baby Boom generation and slowing rates of childbirth and immigration generally. Given that this trend will have an enormous impact […]

Spring 2020 North Dakota Medicine magazine now available!

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As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS or our website, the Spring 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available! Features this issue include stories on: The rise in anxiety in the U.S. Dr. Don Jurivich’s $3.75 million HRSA grant Students in Action: Logan Schmaltz Cracking the Code on SIDS Connor Murphy’s […]

From the Dean

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With UND 2019 Winter Commencement activities concluding this afternoon, the first semester of the 2020 academic year is winding down. Yesterday we held commencement for students receiving professional and graduate degrees, and later this afternoon we will have two ceremonies to send off those receiving undergraduate degrees, including students from the School of Medicine & […]

Jurivich awarded $3.75 million to study geriatrics education and health care transformation in Dakotas

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Dr. Don Jurivich, chair of the Department of Geriatrics and the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), was recently awarded a $3.75 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration. The federal grant will be used to advance geriatrics education and health care transformation in the Dakotas, with particular focus on the […]

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Holly Brown-Borg, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the biology of aging. Brown-Borg is an expert on aging, endocrinology, metabolism, and oxidative stress. She has […]