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Eight North Dakota hospitals named among top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

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Eight Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in North Dakota have been named to the Top 100 CAHs for 2022, according to the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Top 100 hospitals are top performers, excelling in financial efficiency, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and operating at a lower cost than their peers across […]

Giving Hearts Day is Feb. 10

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For over a decade, Giving Hearts Day has been the region’s premier 24-hour giving event. The UND Alumni Association & Foundation has partnered with Dakota Medical Foundation to dedicate the day to supporting students at the University of North Dakota. In 2021, nearly 400 alumni and friends gave to UND students on Giving Hearts Day. […]

Dr. Wynne to give SMHS “State of the School” address March 2

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The SMHS annual Faculty Assembly has been set for 3 p.m. (Central) on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, via Zoom. Dr. Joshua Wynne, UND Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will present the “State of the School Address,” and Dr. Colin Combs, Faculty Council (FC) Chair, will […]

UND Staff Senate Tubs of Love fundraiser runs through Feb. 4

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The Tubs of Love Campaign has started! The UND Staff Senate is collecting donations for the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) and Northlands Rescue Mission Backpack Program until Feb. 4, 2022. Collection tubs are located across the UND campus, including in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Look for the tubs, into which non-perishable […]

Reminder: Process for hosting events at SMHS

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As the pandemic continues, please consider the following reminder of the SMHS event procedure: All events (non-curricular activities), as defined by the University of North Dakota (UND), held on-campus as well as virtually require approval. This includes all group activities, public lectures, symposia, workshops, trainings, conferences, concerts, orientations, internships/co-ops and other campus activities. Curricular events […]

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 […]

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

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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

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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. […]