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SMHS awarded nearly $49 million of research funding in 2022

Categories: News, Research

The Office of Research Affairs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced that the School was awarded nearly $49 million in fiscal year 2022 for its research and servioce missions. This amount represents a single-year record in sponsored funding for the School. According to the Office’s Sponsored Projects Awards report, […]

Good things in small packages

Categories: News

A father-daughter pair of SMHS grads join forces on a scholarship endowment for athletic training students. It was one heckuva Christmas present. “Not only was I extremely humbled by this wonderful gift,” wrote Kristen Erredge from her Mayo Clinic office in Rochester, Minn., “but I am honored that my family chose to support athletic training.” […]

Simulation in Healthcare Week wraps up with food trucks at SMHS

Categories: Events

The Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences celebrated Simulation in Healthcare Week 2022 with a series of events Sept. 12-16, including an open house of its state-of-the-art medical simulation facility on the UND campus. The largest and most active center of its kind in North Dakota, the SMHS Simulation Center […]

From the Dean: Legislatures, curricula, strategic plans

Categories: From the Dean

Two noteworthy events directly related to the UND SMHS took place yesterday. The first was a curriculum retreat to review the medical student curriculum and assess how optimally it is preparing the future doctors we are educating. This year’s meeting was especially important since we are in the midst of full implementation of the major […]

UND Indians Into Medicine program announces $1 million comprehensive campaign

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The Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is kicking off a $1 million comprehensive campaign, the largest campaign of its kind for Indigenous medical education. “For nearly 50 years this program has led the nation in training Indigenous physicians,” said INMED Director Dr. Don Warne, referencing the […]

Register today! ACP and SHM North Dakota chapters join NDMA for 2022 annual meeting Oct. 7

Categories: Events

The North Dakota chapters of the American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine are joining the North Dakota Medical Association for its 2022 annual meeting on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo, N.D. The resident poster competition and “Doctor’s Dilemma” events will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 […]

AICoRN summit to be held Aug. 4-5 in Sioux Falls

Categories: Events, Research

The multi-institution, UND-based American Indian Collaborative Research Network (AICoRN) Summit will be held virtually and in-person in Sioux Falls, S.D., Aug. 4 and 5. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Donald Warne, director of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program and the School’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion. […]

Remembering Richard Vari

Categories: From the Dean

I begin this week’s column again on a sad note. Last week, Dr. Richard Vari passed away after a valiant but brief battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terrible progressive neurodegenerative disease that also is called Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famous baseball player who also succumbed to it. Rick was one of the […]

From the Dean: Inflation, budgets, and benefits

Categories: From the Dean

As this academic and fiscal year winds down and the new one begins on July 1, we are finalizing our budget for the upcoming second year of the biennium. Per North Dakota University System (NDUS) requirements, we need to electronically submit our final budget package to the NDUS and embed it in their system soon. […]

From the Dean: Updating Bismarck on our health future

Categories: From the Dean

As I mentioned in last week’s column, we met with Governor Burgum and his executive leadership team yesterday as part of a strategic review process that is utilized by the Governor and the executive branch to plan for North Dakota’s future. First, President Armacost, accompanied by the university’s vice presidents, presented on behalf of UND […]

Warne given Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Social Justice from American Public Health Association

Categories: News

Don Warne, M.D., M.P.H., director of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) public health and Indians Into Medicine (INMED) programs and the School’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, has been awarded the 2021 Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Social Justice from the American Public Health Association (APHA). “APHA joins your colleagues in recognizing […]

Register Today! American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine N.D. Chapters virtual meeting Oct. 8

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The North Dakota Chapters of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) will have a joint annual virtual meeting on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. The poster competition and Doctor’s Dilemma associated with the meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Refresh your knowledge, earn CME/MOC, and connect with chapter […]

Call for abstracts: ACP and SHM ND Chapters poster competition

Categories: Research

Do you excel at research? Have you come across an interesting case where your colleagues could benefit from your findings? Do you have any projects that promote patient safety or outcomes measurement? Don’t miss this opportunity to submit a medical abstract to the ACP/SHM combined North Dakota State Chapter Competition! The winners of the competition […]

NDBIN promoting Certified Brain Injury Specialist training online October 4-5

Categories: Education

If you are looking to expand your knowledge of brain injury and make yourself stand out from your colleagues, join us in becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist by attending our virtual training on October 4 and 5! The Brain Injury Association of America’s Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) is the largest national program providing […]

Register today for the virtual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

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The 36th annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health will be held virtually from June 2-4, 2021! Registration fees have been reduced for the 2021 conference (registration deadline is June 2). The Dakota Conference provides an opportunity for over 300 healthcare professionals, educators, and students to share strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities in […]