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ITRRC to host Jessica Ullrich’s presentation on Indigenous connectedness for wellness on March 13

Categories: Events, Research

For its next Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) Colloquium Series, the Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will present “How Indigenous Connectedness can Support Relational Wellbeing” by Jessica Saniguq Ullrich, Ph.D., M.S.W., a Tribal citizen of Nome Eskimo Community, descendant of the Native Village of Wales, and an Assistant Professor for Washington State […]

UND ANAMS to host presentation by Dr. Dena Wilson on Feb. 9

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The UND chapter of the Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS) is excited to welcome guest speaker Dr. Dena Wilson for a virtual presentation on Friday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. (CST). Capt. Dena Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. […]

From the Dean: Finalizing our strategic plan

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As we welcome 2024 and students return to their studies, I thought it might be productive to outline some of the School’s priorities and areas of focus in this new year. Recall that UND, like most academic institutions, operates on an academic and fiscal year that runs from July to June, in contrast to the […]

Getting it just right

Categories: News, Research

UND’s M.D. Class of 2027 makes history by electing the nation’s first Indigenous President and Vice President Set in and around an American Indian reservation in rural Oklahoma, the FX television series “Reservation Dogs” follows a group of Indigenous teens as they explore their cultural heritage, argue with their parents, and navigate the alternatingly exasperating-lifesaving […]

Kindred Spirits

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UND’s Indians Into Medicine program gets a boost from a ‘semi-retired’ supporter “Our INMED program is, historically, the outstanding program in the country for training Native American physicians,” says Dr. Charlie Christianson. “So, I said ‘why not?’” Christianson is referring to the Dr. Charles Christianson INMED Scholarship for Primary Care, a recent scholarship endowment he […]

From the Dean: Learn, Serve, Lead

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I’m looking forward to attending the upcoming annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in two weeks, along with about a dozen of my colleagues from the UND SMHS. Known as “Learn, Serve, Lead,” this event will be the first AAMC annual meeting I’ve attended since 2019 due to the pandemic. The […]

Public and Indigenous Health programs announce recent student achievements

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Congratulations are in order to two Master of Public Health (MPH) students and one Indigenous Health student on their recent regional and national achievements. Doctoral student in the SMHS Department of Indigenous Health, Marie Zephier, was recently awarded a Bush Foundation Fellowship, a “flexible” grant of up to $100,000 designed to help recipients “strengthen and […]

Using data to care for Native Elders

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The Navajo Nation is hoping a needs assessment survey can help shape real change for Native Elders Often driving on dirt roads, meal delivery drivers provide a much needed lifeline for the elderly population of the Navajo Nation. In rural locations where phone lines are rare and Internet connections are rarer, when an elderly individual […]

From the Dean: Investing in Indigenous students

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Kudos to all the health sciences students who graduated this past weekend. As I mentioned last week, the time was filled with many happy events, including two commencement ceremonies (one for graduate and the other for undergraduate degrees), hooding events for the students from occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies, and receptions for […]

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 230 graduating health sciences students

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In addition to the 75 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) this month, the School is recognizing nearly 230 students from its health sciences programs who are graduating on Saturday, May 13, 2023. “I have learned so much about myself professionally as well as […]

From the Dean: Happy Birthday INMED!

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As I mentioned last week, all week long we’ve been celebrating the 50th anniversary of our renowned Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program – despite the snow! Since 1973, this first-of-its-kind program has helped produce more than 270 Indigenous physicians who otherwise might not have become doctors. That’s hundreds of physicians, and other health providers, who […]

Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center to host second annual symposium April 20-21

Categories: Events, Research

The Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will hold its second annual symposium on April 20 and 21, 2023, online and in-person at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Conference events will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST) each day. This year’s symposium is free for both in-person and online […]

Full slate of April events scheduled for INMED’s 50th anniversary

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In honor of its landmark 50th anniversary in 2023, the UND Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program is hosting a series of events this calendar year. April is an especially busy month, with events occurring in Grand Forks, N.D., and Minneapolis, Minn. Scheduling its local events around UND’s annual Time Out Wacipi Powwow on April 21-22, […]