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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

Categories: Events

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 […]

From the Dean: Another session in the books

Categories: From the Dean

Now that Governor Burgum has signed the funding bill for higher education, we are busy finalizing our operating budget for the coming academic year. Our final budget will be in line with any provisions stipulated by the State Board of Higher Education and needs to be approved by President Armacost on behalf of UND. It […]

From the Dean: N.D. Legislature begins wrapping-up

Categories: From the Dean

Although the last official day of this year’s session of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly is fewer than two weeks away, it is likely that the session actually will end sometime next week in order to save some days for another subsequent meeting to address state-wide redistricting. As you may know, the biennial session of […]

‘Doodles for Granny’: Send your doodles to older adults online with Dakota Geriatrics

Categories: News

Dakota Geriatrics is pleased to announce “Doodles for Granny,” a new program designed to bring joy to older adults through art. Members of the UND Community are invited to submit doodles or artwork depicting positive aging and send it to our team. Dakota Geriatrics will print and distribute the doodles to older adults in regional […]

From the Dean: Student and faculty awards season begins

Categories: From the Dean

This past Monday we held our annual Sophomore Awards celebration for medical students. This year’s event was virtual due to the pandemic, but the ceremony also was special because, as I mentioned to the Year 2 students in my opening comments, all of the students deserve awards for their perseverance and tenacity in the face […]

RFA on cancer projects from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

Categories: News

The goal of the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region. The collaborative’s Professional Development Core is currently seeking proposals for the following funding mechanisms: DaCCoTA Scholars Program – The purpose of this award is to […]

From the Dean: ‘Cross-over,’ COVID, and commencement

Categories: From the Dean

We now have reached the “cross-over” phase of the North Dakota legislative session where bills that originated in one chamber are passed over to the other chamber for consideration. In the case of the funding bill for the UND SMHS that is contained in the higher education budget (SB 2003), the bill (which passed without […]

From the Dean: So far, so good in Bismarck

Categories: From the Dean

Here is some promising news regarding the School’s budget submission to the North Dakota Legislative Assembly (Legislature) that currently is being considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Committee just released a status report of its current thinking about the North Dakota University System (NDUS) budget request, of which the UND SMHS is one important […]

NDAD to host virtual sessions on NIH “All of Us” program Feb. 24 and 25

Categories: Events, Research

The North Dakota Association for the Disabled (NDAD) is co-hosting an interactive presentation about the National Institute of Health’s “All of Us” research program on Feb. 24 and 25. At the two events, NDAD staff will share the goal of All of Us, which is to accelerate breakthroughs in health research. The virtual event features […]

SMHS Advisory Council publishes Sixth Biennial Report on health in North Dakota

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Advisory Council, a legislatively mandated group of 16 stakeholders connected to North Dakota’s health care enterprise, has published the School’s Sixth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota. Highlights from the Report include: Although North Dakotans have a lower prevalence of diabetes than the rest of […]

Holiday 2020 North Dakota Medicine magazine now available

Categories: News

The Holiday 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available, online and in paper format. This issue features stories on: The UND Occupational Therapy Department’s doctoral program Revisions underway in the SMHS medical curriculum The travels of Center for Rural Health Associate Director Jacqueline Gray First-year med student and first Indigenous class president Megan Corn Colin Combs’s […]

Dakota Feist

Categories: Welcome

Dakota Feist is a simulator technician at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. As a simulator technician, Dakota is responsible for the programming, maintenance, repair, and operation of the computerized human patient simulators, or manikins. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science degree from UND. “A background […]