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From the Dean: Our LCME reaccreditation is official!

Categories: From the Dean

We just received the long-awaited findings of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) regarding the accreditation of our medical education program that leads to the M.D. degree, and the news is wonderful! We have been granted continued full accreditation for an eight-year term (the maximum permitted under LCME rules) with the next full survey […]

From the Dean: Budget requests, LCME news, and the ND Board of Medicine

Categories: From the Dean

As I mentioned last week, this past Monday I met with Director Joe Morrissette and his staff in the state Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a prelude to the upcoming legislative session. Following budget presentations and discussions by the North Dakota University System (NDUS) and then UND, I presented on behalf of the […]

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, […]

INBRE Undergraduate Research Symposium on Oct. 8

Categories: Research

The Annual North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Oct. 8. The event will be begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. The focus of the symposium is on research conducted by undergraduate students from […]

From the Dean: Physician recruitment and retention

Categories: From the Dean

One of the best-known health care providers in the country, based in the Midwest, just completed a mass mailing to physicians with an appeal to return to the Midwest to practice medicine. Susan and I got such a flyer in the mail earlier this week. It highlights a supply chain problem that we at the […]

North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network receives 100k HRSA grant

Categories: News

Additional training and resources will be coming to assist the 55 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) throughout North Dakota over the next year. The North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network has received a Rural Health Network Development Planning Program grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist the Network in providing support for the rural […]

Brand Corner: Email signatures

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As you might have heard, UND recently refreshed its brand standards. To that end, the University updated its recommendations for email signatures. Note the following guidelines for your professional email signature, which UND requests follows the format below (all in a readable, sans serif font): Name (in bold) Job Title Department College University of North […]

Summer issue of North Dakota Medicine out now!

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The Summer 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: Our new Master of Athletic Training degree Third-year medical student Judge Muskrat’s journey to UND Dr. Kumi Nagamoto-Combs on the connection between the gut and anxiety/depression The Dr. Ross and DonnaLee Pettit Medical Scholarship […]

The horse and the muskrat

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Oklahoma native Judge Muskrat turns a desire to help his community into medical training in North Dakota. In her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich tells the story of Thomas Wazhashk, a night watchman for a jewel-bearing plant on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota. Based on Erdrich’s grandfather, the title character’s […]

From the Dean: Reading ‘North Dakota Physician’

Categories: From the Dean

Earlier this week I received my copy of the summer edition of North Dakota Physician, the quarterly publication of the North Dakota Medical Association (NDMA) for its members. Because it contained several articles that may be of interest to the entire SMHS family, I thought I would summarize some of the pieces, especially for the […]

Judges still needed for ND State Science and Engineering Fair on April 1

Categories: Education, Events

UND will again be hosting the North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair (NDSSEF) on April 1, 2022, in the UND Memorial Union in Grand Forks. Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Life Sciences are among the top categories typically represented in the student projects. Approximately 150 projects will be on display from students in […]

Fall 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine available now

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The fall 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is available now in both a paper and digital format! Included in this issue are stories on: The world’s first Department of Indigenous Health Dr. L. Michael Howell (BS Med ’64) on the new scholarship endowment bearing his name UND medical students using a Quality and Patient Safety […]

North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair announces award winners

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The North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair was held virtually on March 25 and 26. Seventy-four middle and high school students from across North Dakota presented their research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, and the behavioral and social sciences, among other disciplines. Students in both the junior and senior divisions […]