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SMHS announces more than $8 million in recent awards for research and service projects

Categories: News, Research

Over the past few months, researchers at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) have received more than $8 million in grants and other project awards from agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services. These awards allow […]

Geriatrics faculty present on Geriatrics Twitter Journal Club for AGS

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences-Sanford Health Geriatrics Fellowship program recently received national recognition by the American Geriatrics Society and its fellowship directors for innovations in education. Drs. Gunjan Manocha (UND) and Lindsey Dahl (Sanford) were asked to present on the new Geriatrics Twitter Journal Club at the 2022 American Geriatrics Society scientific […]

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

Categories: Education, Events

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, […]

‘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 […]

Disrupting Aging

Categories: News

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 […]

Dakota Geriatrics ‘dementia-friendly health care’ symposium to be held June 24

Categories: Events

The Dakota Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will host its first annual Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (ADRD) symposium titled “Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Symposium” on June 24, 2020. This will be a day-long opportunity where regional faculty experts update participants on dementia assessment and management, including newer medical diagnostics and behavioral management strategies. […]

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

Categories: News

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 […]

Department of Geriatrics produces newest SMHS newsletter

Categories: News, Research

The SMHS Department of Geriatrics has published its latest newsletter. Given the broad reach of Geriatrics as a specialty, this newsletter may be of interest not only to health providers interested in the health and well-being of elderly persons, but researchers studying longevity, Alzheimer’s, and other illnesses typically associated with old age. The newsletter can be […]