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Medicine sponsors Joining Forces Wellness Week

In recognition of Veterans Day, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will sponsor Joining Forces Wellness Week, Nov. 12–16, in conjunction with the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) to heighten awareness about the health needs of the nation’s veterans, service members, and families, and elevate the role that medical schools and teaching hospitals [...]

Your grandchildren are what you eat

Your overeating or cigarette smoking today might have an effect on not only you but also your grandchildren. Trying to understand the potential links between environmental exposures to various chemicals and the development of human diseases later in life is the focus of an effort by UND biomedical researchers who have received a five-year, $1.5 [...]

School of Medicine and Health Sciences announces Premed Day

Anyone interested in learning about a career as a physician or in the process of applying to medical school, is invited to attend the annual Premed Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Organized by the SMHS Student Council, this is a wonderful opportunity [...]

Zelewski named assistant dean for the Northeast campus at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Susan Zelewski has been named assistant dean for the Northeast (Grand Forks) Campus at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Zelewski is the chair of the Department of Pediatrics for Altru Health System and campus coordinator of the pediatrics clerkship for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she garnered Pediatric Teacher of [...]

Medical School awarded $1.65 million to serve as state’s cancer sentinel

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Health, has been awarded a five-year, $1.65 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to operate the North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry. UND experts in the Department of Pathology and the Center for Rural Health (CRH) [...]

Medicine and Health Sciences Doctor of Medicine Class of 2012 award winners announced

Graduating medical students and faculty of the School were recognized at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences M.D. Class of 2012 commencement awards ceremony on Sunday, May 13. For a complete list of awardees, please visit http://bit.ly/K3v1JH. — Denis MacLeod, assistant director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, [...]

SMHS to present Doctor of Medicine Degrees

Medicine and Health Sciences will confer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree during commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 13, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Sixty-one degree candidates will participate in the ceremony. Judy DeMers, associate professor emerita of family and community medicine and longstanding former associate dean of Student Affairs and Admissions at the School of [...]

Intellectual harvest: undergrad researchers to present findings Aug. 11

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences invites the public to attend the 2011 Summer Undergraduate Biology Research poster session, 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 11, in the Vennes Atrium of the school. For the past 10 weeks, students from UND, as well as rural and tribal colleges, have conducted research and participated in [...]

New forensic clinical practice facility opens

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has opened a new forensic science clinical practice facility for its Department of Pathology. Former U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan was instrumental in securing a grant for the project through the Health Resources and Services Administration. Mary Ann Sens, professor and chair of pathology, said the new clinical site [...]

Medical students present clinical epidemiology research projects

Third-year medical students gave oral presentations of their clinical epidemiology research projects on June 2–3. A total of 28 clinical research projects were completed by the 59 medical students, who worked in groups of two to three people. The research involved conducting chart reviews at community hospitals in Grand Forks, Bismarck, and Fargo. Students on [...]

School of Medicine and Health Sciences inducts members of Gold Humanism Honor Society

Eight senior medical students from the Class of 2012 at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society June 16. Keynote speaker Rolf Paulson, clinical professor of Internal Medicine and Family and Community Medicine, provided an inspiring commentary on the importance of community to the humanistic physician. In [...]

School of Medicine and Health Sciences joins Best Practices for Better Care

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has announced its participation in Best Practices for Better Care (BPBC), a new, multi-year initiative of the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals that focuses the unique missions of academic medicine—medical education, patient care and research—on the challenge of improving the quality and safety of health care. As [...]

Muhammad Baqui joins Center for Rural Health

Muhammad Baqui has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Baqui is a web developer for the CRH. In this position, he will design and maintain databases, assist with Web design and maintenance, and provide technical support. Baqui will be working with the Health Workforce Information Center’s [...]

Brissette bolsters infectious disease research effort at School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Catherine A. Brissette has been named assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She will conduct research and teach medical and graduate students. Brissette’s research focus at UND, the subject of her postdoctoral work, will be the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease. This disease is [...]

Regional health education centers expand partnerships

The North Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC) was established in 2008 at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Department of Family and Community Medicine. Two regional centers, the Eastern AHEC located in Mayville, directed by Bill Krivarchka, and the Southwest AHEC in Hettinger, directed by Tony Scheerz, have been established to develop health [...]

Medical school’s Premed Day is Oct. 23

Anyone interested in learning about a career in medicine, or in the process of applying to medical school, is invited to attend the annual Premed Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. This day-long event is free and takes [...]

New assistant deans named at School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Joshua Wynne, UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences has appointed three new assistant deans to the leadership team at the school. • Thomas M. Hill, director of the Office of Medical Education, will continue in that role, but also will assume additional part-time responsibilities [...]

Carlson honored by School of Medicine and Health Sciences

A retirement celebration to honor Edward C. Carlson was held on Monday, Sept. 20, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Carlson, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and the Karl and Carolyn Kaess Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, was recognized for completing 40 consecutive years in medical teaching, including nearly 30 as chair [...]

Retirement for Edward C. Carlson is Monday

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences invites you to a retirement reception in honor of Edward C. Carlson as he steps down as chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Please join us at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the Vennes Atrium of the SMHS to celebrate his long and distinguished career. Carlson recently completed 40 consecutive [...]

North Dakota, Here’s to You from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences invites alumni and friends, students, faculty and staff to celebrate the 105th anniversary of the School at UND Homecoming 2010 events on Friday, Oct. 8, in Grand Forks. Festivities begin with a reception to honor Sioux Award recipients Mary Wakefield and Henry C. “Bud” Wessman from 10 to [...]

Halaas named senior associate dean of School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Gwen Wagstrom Halaas has been named senior associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Halaas has served as associate dean for academic and faculty affairs of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences since September 2009. “I have really enjoyed my year here, and I continue [...]

Solberg named chief of staff for the Office of the Dean at School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Judy Solberg, has been named chief of staff for the Office of the Dean at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). In her new position, she will serve as advisor to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean Joshua Wynne. Solberg will act as a project [...]

Welcome reception for new School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean Joshua Wynne is July 9

President Kelley, as well as city, state and regional leaders will welcome Joshua Wynne as the new vice president for health affairs and 13th dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The reception is from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 9, in the Vennes Atrium of the school. Everyone is welcome. Wynne [...]

Medical school inducts members of Gold Humanism Honor Society

Nine senior medical students from the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on Thursday, June 17. Keynote speaker Gwen Halaas, associate dean for academic and faculty affairs, provided an inspiring commentary on the importance of community to the humanistic physician. Joshua Wynne, dean of the UND [...]

Jessica Sobolik heads alumni relations for UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dean Joshua Wynne has named Jessica Sobolik director of the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). She will work in conjunction with the UND Alumni Association director of alumni relations and SMHS director of development Dave Miedema to foster relationships with alumni of the School of [...]