Archive for August, 2018

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

August 31, 2018 at 10:44 am

More questions answered regarding the new SMHS website: Q:  How do I spell check the web pages I’ve been assigned to edit? A:  Like this– If you are a web content editor who is editing a page in Omni Update, note that if you have “checked out” the page (the “lightbulb”Read More

Zen in 10 in September

Zen in 10 in September

August 31, 2018 at 10:40 am

Zen in 10 focuses on stretching, breathing, and having fun with coworkers. Go back to work with less stress, more energy, and better body functioning. Sessions will be held at the SMHS from 10:40 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout September (except Sept. 13) on the East Patio,Read More

Library Resources helpdesk hours for Aug. 31 to Sept. 3

Library Resources helpdesk hours for Aug. 31 to Sept. 3

August 31, 2018 at 10:37 am

As the new school year rolls on, please note the changing Library Resources helpdesk hours. Helpdesk hours for this Labor Day weekend are as follows: Friday, Aug. 31: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1: Closed Sunday, Sept. 2: Closed Monday, Sept. 3: Closed Regular fall 2018 helpdesk hours begin Tuesday, Sept.Read More

From The Dean

From The Dean

August 31, 2018 at 10:34 am

Congratulations are certainly in order to our School’s Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research, Dr. Marc Basson, for leading the multi-institution team that we just learned will be receiving a $20.3 million, five-year grant to help counter the high cancer rates in North and South Dakota. The award, givenRead More

Basson leads team in winning $20.3 million NIH grant to help health researchers address cancer in the Dakotas

Basson leads team in winning $20.3 million NIH grant to help health researchers address cancer in the Dakotas

August 31, 2018 at 10:31 am

A $20.3 million, five-year grant to the University of North Dakota could help counter high cancer rates in North and South Dakota. Cancer is the leading cause of death for people ages 35-64 in the Dakotas. Half of men and a third of women who die within this age rangeRead More

Federal officials focused on rural health meet with UND’s Center for Rural Health staff

Federal officials focused on rural health meet with UND’s Center for Rural Health staff

August 24, 2018 at 10:53 am

The UND Center for Rural Health (CRH) recently hosted a group of national and regional rural health leaders on a tour of innovative rural and tribal health systems around North Dakota. Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the CRH, and Lynette Dickson, associate director of CRH, facilitated the site visits. TheRead More

From The Dean

From The Dean

August 24, 2018 at 10:30 am

This past Tuesday, I testified before the Interim Higher Education Committee of the North Dakota Legislature on behalf of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Advisory Council. I’m the executive secretary of the Council, and ordinarily I’d testify along with Chair Dave Molmen, CEO of Altru Health System,Read More

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

More questions answered about the new SMHS website

August 17, 2018 at 9:40 am

If you haven’t noticed, the new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences website is live at: https://med.und.edu. Here are more answers to some questions we’ve heard a lot over the past week: Q:  Where is much of the course content that was on the previous SMHS website? A:  UND has asked all collegesRead More

From The Dean

From The Dean

August 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

It has been a while since I’ve discussed health management, financing, and policy issues in this column, but a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine was so provocative and insightful that I thought I’d bring it to your attention. Co-written by Michael Chernew and Austin Frakt, itRead More

Request for Applications: Great Plains IDeA-CTR Superstar Competition

August 17, 2018 at 8:56 am

The Great Plains IDeA-CTR network is excited to announce a funding opportunity: the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Superstar Competition. The GP IDeA-CTR group is requesting a brief research pitch (2 pages maximum) to include: project title, principle investigator(s), participating institution(s), study aims, hypotheses, methods (brief overview of design, study sample, measures, budget and statisticalRead More

Annual Joggin’ with Josh walk/run scheduled for Sept. 6

Annual Joggin’ with Josh walk/run scheduled for Sept. 6

August 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm

UND Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, invites the community and all students, faculty, and staff at the School and the University to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ with Josh, an informalRead More

UND Homecoming 2018 events at the SMHS in September

UND Homecoming 2018 events at the SMHS in September

August 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm

UND’s Homecoming 2018 (Sept. 17-22) will soon be here, and as always the SMHS is involved in many of the week’s events. Unless otherwise noted, SMHS-related events will be held at the new SMHS building, 1301 N. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, N.D. For more information on any of the days’ events, contact KristenRead More

Dr. Eric Johnson to moderate “GameChanger” discussion at Empire Arts Center Sept. 6

Dr. Eric Johnson to moderate “GameChanger” discussion at Empire Arts Center Sept. 6

August 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm

On Thursday, September 6, Dr. Eric Johnson, associate professor in the SMHS Department of Family & Community Medicine, will host a discussion with theologian and Duke Divinity School professor Kate Bowler. Given her training, Bowler is no stranger to dealing with questions involving life and death. But when she wasRead More

Evidence-Based Teaching Group to meet on Sept. 4

August 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm

The Evidence-Based Teaching Group (EBTG) will meet on Tuesday, September 4 to discuss “Applying Type-A Tendencies to Teaching: Tips to Coordinate the Chaos and Support Student Success.” The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in SMHS room W201. You are invited to attend! Research continues to show that practices such asRead More

Java with Josh Sept. 6

Java with Josh Sept. 6

August 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm

You are invited to join Dean Joshua Wynne for complimentary coffee or tea at Java with Josh from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Tello-Skjerseth Atrium (across the hall from the Family and Community Medicine and Population Health suites) at the SMHS building in Grand Forks. Dr. Wynne will discuss what’sRead More