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MD Class of 2025 begins studies at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Categories: News

Seventy-three first-year medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Class of 2025, began their journey recently to become physicians at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS). The medical students’ first week was dedicated to orientation, including an introduction to UND’s nationally recognized, four-year, patient-centered learning curriculum […]

UND Schools of Law and Medicine & Health Sciences announce new dual JD/MPH degree

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The UND School of Law and School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) are proud to announce their new dual Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. The joint program provides future attorneys with a specialized, accelerated health policy track allowing them not only to specialize in public health law, but obtain […]

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

Categories: News, Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.3 million R01 grant to Mikhail Golovko, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The new R01 grant, the most prestigious research award of its type the NIH provides, will allow Dr. Golovko’s team […]

UND to host Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at National Rural Health Journalism Workshop

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The University of North Dakota (UND) will be the host for the Association of Health Care Journalist’s virtual Rural Health Journalism Workshop, June 21-23. This workshop is sponsored by the UND Leaders in Action Rural Health and Communities Grand Challenge. The event’s featured speaker is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, head of the U.S Department of Agriculture. “A […]

SMHS and Sanford Health launch new post-graduate programs to enhance specialty care in region

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and Sanford Health have officially launched their Sanford-based Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program and Neurology Resident Training Program. The new programs are part of a historic $300 million philanthropic investment, announced by Sanford Health in March, to transform rural health care delivery for generations. Sanford Health is working with its […]

UND Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck pursues research study on blood-based colorectal cancer screening

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The UND Center for Family Medicine (CFM) in Bismarck is partnering with Beacon Biomedical to study a new blood-based colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test, called BeScreened-CRC, for North Dakota patients. Developed by Beacon Biomedical, this federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) test for CRC screening has been on the market for a short time. While its performance has been […]

Physical Therapy Students at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences receive scholarships

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Nearly 30 physical therapy students at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences received scholarship awards for the 2021 year recently. “We are very grateful for the tremendous support from UND PT alumni, friends, and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation,” said David Relling, P.T., Ph.D., chair of the UND Department of Physical Therapy. […]

RFA on cancer projects from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

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The goal of the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region. The collaborative’s Professional Development Core is currently seeking proposals for the following funding mechanisms: DaCCoTA Scholars Program – The purpose of this award is to […]

Save the Date: DaCCoTA Annual Symposium to be held on June 18

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The 2021 Virtual DaCCoTA Annual Symposium will be held on June 18, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium itself will include educational opportunities (featuring tentative topics like clinical trial design, mentorship, and demystifying the NIH Study Section), poster sessions, and networking opportunities. As such, the DaCCoTA is currently soliciting poster abstracts for its […]

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 […]

UND Brand Health Survey

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The University of North Dakota invites you to complete UND’s Brand Health Survey. We’re interested in what you think about UND as part of a wider project to refine how our brand is communicated to the world at large. You’ll have the opportunity to provide your email address, which will enter your name into a drawing for […]

ACGME grants initial accreditation to UND Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

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The ACGME has granted initial accreditation to UND’s Fargo-based Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship, effective Jan. 22, 2021. Program Director Dr. Matthew Tinguely received word of the initial accreditation this week. The accreditation allows Dr. Tinguely and his largely Sanford Health-based team to accept up to six total fellows (two per year for a three-year […]

SMHS leads the pack for UND Scholarly Commons downloads

Categories: Library

The UND Scholarly Commons research clearinghouse went online only three years ago. Soon after going live, the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Library Resources team began to upload scholarly projects, theses, publications, capstones, and more from multiple SMHS departments to the site for public use. In that time span, UND has accumulated 683,763 total downloads of its scholarly content, and we’re excited to announce that SMHS abstracts, […]