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Bringing it all back home

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UND’s first MD graduate Dr. Robert Arusell on medical education, oncology, and establishing an annuity to support the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences “Well, I was the first graduate simply due to my last name,” laughed Dr. Robert Arusell, the inaugural graduate (MD ’76) of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences […]

From the Dean: Exercise is medicine

Categories: From the Dean

By virtue of my administrative and academic positions at UND and at your School of Medicine and Health Sciences, along with my clinical role as a cardiologist, I have the opportunity to talk with a wide spectrum of individuals, including potential and current students, residents-in-training, physicians and other health professionals engaged in clinical practice, researchers, […]

Dr. Wynne to discuss leadership at UND’s 18:83 speaker series on March 13

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Dr. Joshua Wynne, dean of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and vice president for health affairs at UND, will be UND’s 18:83 Speaker Series presenter on Wednesday, March 13. Dr. Wynne is a senior physician executive with strong leadership, academic, and administrative skills, and extensive experience in multiple aspects of academic […]

From the Dean: Evaluating our performance

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Each year around this time, supervisors are expected to do a performance evaluation on most UND employees (both faculty and staff members). This is a requirement of the North Dakota University System as well as UND (and a best business practice, by the way). A slightly different evaluation rubric is followed for faculty, relative to […]

Mark your calendars for National Public Health Week April 1-7

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Mark your calendars for National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2024, which runs from April 1 to 7! Advances in medical diagnosis and treatment notwithstanding, improvements in public health over the past century have greatly increased both quality of life and life expectancy around the globe for billions of people. Public health initiatives like improved sanitation […]

Judges needed for Northeast Regional Science Fair March 6, State Science & Engineering Fair April 4-5

Categories: Education, Events

Judges are needed for the Northeast Region Science & Engineering Fair, to be held in the UND Memorial Union from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Event organizers are interested especially in graduate students, post-docs, and faculty from the STEM disciplines. Currently, approximately 50 projects from regional seventh- through-twelfth grade students from around […]

ITRRC to host Dr. Danielle Gartner’s presentation on Indigenous birth givers on Feb. 21

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For its next Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) Colloquium Series, the Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will present Dr. Danielle R. Gartner, a distinguished population health scientist from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Central) on Wednesday, Feb. 21, Dr. Gartner’s presentation, “Equity & […]

From the Dean: Forever UND

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Continuing the philanthropy theme from last week’s column, I’m currently at the winter meeting of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation (AAF) Board of Directors, along with the senior leadership teams from UND and the Foundation. We’ve been meeting since yesterday morning and the meeting is scheduled to finish late this afternoon. The major theme […]

Peterson named winner of the 2023 UND Foundation/Karleen Home Rosaaen Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

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Samantha Peterson, Ph.D., M.L.S. (ASCP)cm, assistant professor in the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science, has been named by UND as one of winners of the 2023 UND Foundation/Karleen Home Rosaaen Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. This award, along with other various campus awards, will be presented to Dr. Peterson at UND Founders Day […]

Holiday 2023 issue of North Dakota Medicine available now!

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The Holiday 2023 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue’s feature stories include: Getting it just right – UND’s M.D. Class of 2027 makes history by electing the nation’s first Indigenous President and Vice President. ‘We were just throwing around opioids’ – UND alum Holly Geyer turns her […]

UND research office to host Early Career Award program and reception on Dec. 6

Categories: Research

The Office of UND’s Vice President for Research & Economic Development is hosting an Early Career Award program & networking event on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The event will be held at the Gorecki Alumni Center from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Everyone is welcome. UND’s Early Career Award […]

David Schmitz receives 2023 Moskol Award by 3RNET

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David Schmitz, M.D., professor and chair of the SMHS Department of Family & Community Medicine, has received the 2023 Moskol Award from 3RNET, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that connects health professionals with organizations in rural and underserved communities seeking providers. “One of my jobs when I came here,” said Schmitz, “was to engage communities in […]

SMHS recognized by AAMC for ‘Bolstering the health care workforce through community engagement’

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Late last month, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) published a document entitled “How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country.” Given its focus on rural health training and delivery, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) was included in the list of only six medical colleges identified for their success […]

UND still collecting winter coats for UND students

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Earlier this month, the UND Student Involvement & Parent Programs Office managed a winter coat collection program, coupled with the distribution of winter gear for UND students in need. All donations received were gone by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24! Since that time, the Office has fielded numerous requests from additional students hoping to […]

Setting the pace

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UND’s Department of Sports Medicine celebrates 30 years of leading the nation in best practice care for student athletes. In the end, making history took only 25 words. “This is to express support for the location of the Athletic Training Education Program in the School of Medicine at the University of North Dakota.” With the […]