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From the Dean: Budget updates, a flurry of events, and remembering Garl Rieke

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We’re still celebrating UND Homecoming 2022, which saw the recognition of 10 years of our School’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program. As I said to our alumni, students, faculty, and staff at the SMHS Homecoming banquet last Friday, our MPH program has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, and, in retrospect, […]

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: Announcing the Wadhwani Family Endowed Chair of Translational Research

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It may seem trite to say the obvious, but what makes institutions great is not simply wonderful facilities (such as the magnificent new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building in Grand Forks) so much as the people – faculty, staff, students, and friends and supporters – who occupy those facilities and support our operations. […]

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 […]

From the Dean: Homecoming is coming!

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Fall is in the air, of course, which means not only Fighting Hawks football but Homecoming at UND. If you’ve not already done so, remember to register for one of our Homecoming events, in particular our annual interdisciplinary continuing education symposium taking place at least virtually, if not in-person, on Friday, Oct. 22. The topic […]

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, […]

SMHS Homecoming 2021 survey

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As we begin thinking about the next academic year — and UND Homecoming 2021 from Oct. 18-23 — the SMHS Office of Alumni & Community Relations wants to gather faculty, student, and alumni input on two things: Your preferences about participating in Homecoming in person vs. online; and Topics you’d like to see addressed at […]

From the Dean: Homecoming and an Inauguration!

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This has been a full and exciting week! It started on Monday with President Andy Armacost’s Inauguration Ceremony as the 13th UND president. The event was quite poignant and moving. Andy’s closing remarks were sensitive, thoughtful, inspiring and gracious. But even Andy and his wonderful remarks were upstaged by the loving, insightful and precious comments […]

From the Dean: Mentors make the difference

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Not long ago I discussed the importance of mentoring for medical and health sciences students. We know from many surveys that mentors play a major role in helping students decide on career choices, like in what area of medicine to specialize. The importance of mentors was reinforced this past Monday when our Senior Associate Dean […]

UND Homecoming 2020: Virtual SMHS tour now available!

Categories: Events

Despite the ongoing pandemic, UND will host a handful of virtual events for Homecoming 2020. Events happening in conjunction with the School of Medicine & Health Sciences include the following, all on Friday, Oct. 9: Continuing Education Symposium: Virtual Care During COVID-19 (see flyer here) Via Zoom (link will be given to registrants when available) 8:30 […]

From the Dean

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Homecoming 2019 is in full swing, with multiple events at the UND SMHS today and activities throughout the weekend. The UND Alumni Association & Foundation hosted the annual Sioux Awards last night, as it has done since the awards’ inception in 1962, to recognize leaders in government and business, high achievers in various professions, and […]

From the Dean

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This has been an exciting week for the School—and next week will be just as exciting with all the UND Homecoming 2019 events on tap! This past Monday, UND recognized the academic achievements of faculty members who were promoted and/or granted tenure. Our School was well-represented (making up 43 percent of the group), and the […]

UND Homecoming 2018 events at the SMHS in September

Categories: Education, Events, News

UND’s Homecoming 2018 (Sept. 17-22) will soon be here, and as always the SMHS is involved in many of the week’s events. Unless otherwise noted, SMHS-related events will be held at the new SMHS building, 1301 N. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, N.D. For more information on any of the days’ events, contact Kristen Peterson at 701.777.4305 or To […]