|Medical school book named "most notable document"|
The book that captures the 100-year history of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences has been selected by state librarians as the most notable document published in North Dakota in 2005-2006.
"North Dakota, Heal Thyself," by Dr. John Vennes, professor emeritus of microbiology at the UND medical school, Grand Forks, and freelance writer Patrick McGuire of Baltimore, received the Notable North Dakota Documents Award from the Government Documents Roundtable of the North Dakota Library Association. The award was announced recently at the group's annual meeting in Fargo.
Publications issued by agencies of North Dakota state government and intended for public distribution are considered each year for the award. This year, eight documents were nominated in North Dakota, with "North Dakota, Heal Thyself," receiving the highest recognition.
The book will be submitted to the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association to be considered for its Notable Document list. The list recognizes individuals and agencies involved in producing these excellent sources of information and inspiration, according to Lila Pedersen, library director at the UND medical school.
The national list of 2006 Notable Documents will be published in May 15, 2007 issue of the Library Journal. Over the past 25 years the list has been published, 30 North Dakota state documents have been included.
The book "is another recognition of the activities of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and its extraordinary impact on the state and region," Vennes said.
"North Dakota, Heal Thyself," published in 2005 as part of the 100-year celebration of the founding of the medical school, is available at Barnes and Noble bookstore on the UND campus or by contacting Wendy Opsahl, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 701-777-2003 or firstname.lastname@example.org , or go on-line to: www.med.und.edu/alumni/merchandise.html
-- Shelley Pohlman, Assitant to the Director, Public Affairs, email@example.com, 701-777-7305