Title

School of Medicine & Health Sciences faculty and staff win UND Founders Day awards

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

2-23-2018

Campus Unit

School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Abstract

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Several UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) faculty and staff were recognized at UND’s 2018 Founders Day Banquet, held Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Two representatives of the School were given major teaching and research awards, respectively, while seven were honored for 25 years-of-service to the University. The Department of Biomedical Sciences also won an award for research excellence.

SMHS awardees at the 2018 UND Founders Day

Faculty and Departmental Awards

The UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence: Sarah Nielsen, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research: Colin Combs, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The UND Award for Departmental Excellence in Research: SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences

Twenty-five years of service

Edith Green, Microbiology Laboratory Manager, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Kathleen Hiller, Registered Nurse, School of Medicine and Health Sciences – Minot Center for Family Medicine

Geralyn Lunski, Administrative Assistant, Department of Surgery

Peggy Mohr, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

Sharlene Rakoczy, Research Specialist, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Stephen Reller, Account Technician, School of Medicine and Health Sciences

John Shabb, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Many more SMHS faculty and staff who retired over the past fiscal year were also recognized at the event.

This year’s Founders Day marked the 135 th anniversary of the signing of the Dakota Territory legislation establishing the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. The first celebration of Founders Day was held in 1904.

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Brian James Schill

Assistant Director, Office of Alumni & Community Relations

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

701.777.2733 direct | 701.777.4305 office

brian.schill@med.und.edu | www.med.und.edu

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