Archive for October, 2018

Weyrauch wins Best Poster Award at National Association of Medical Examiners Meeting

Weyrauch wins Best Poster Award at National Association of Medical Examiners Meeting

October 25, 2018 at 10:32 am

Deland Weyrauch, MD, a 2018 graduate of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, won the John Pless Best Poster Award at the National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla., this month. His poster, entitled “Right Ventricular Rupture Following Open Heart Surgery,” was basedRead More

Zen in 10 in November

Zen in 10 in November

October 24, 2018 at 3:22 pm

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 November (except Thursday, Nov. 22) in SMHS Room W202. Services provided by KayRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 24, 2018 at 2:51 pm

This past Tuesday we held our eighth annual Adopt-a-Med-Student Program Luncheon, in which we award all our first-year medical students a stethoscope provided by some of the School’s generous donors. Some donors even provided more than one stethoscope. The idea behind the event is two-fold: first, to provide students withRead More

Java with Josh at SMHS on Thursday, Feb. 7

Java with Josh at SMHS on Thursday, Feb. 7

October 24, 2018 at 1:53 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, Feb. 7 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’s new at the School and takeRead More

Welcome: Alex Firman

Welcome: Alex Firman

October 24, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Alex Firman is the new accounting and grant specialist at the UND Center for Rural Health. Originally from Grand Rapids, Minn., she earned a bachelor of accountancy degree from UND. She recently moved back to Grand Forks after living in Rapid City, S.D., for a year and a half. HerRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 18, 2018 at 10:30 pm

As you know, the SMHS relies on practitioners from all across North Dakota to help train our medical and health sciences students. Although much of our clinical educational efforts occur in the outpatient (non-hospital) setting, the six tertiary care hospitals (along with the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fargo andRead More

Booth Awarded NDMA 2018 Physician Community and Professional Services Award

Booth Awarded NDMA 2018 Physician Community and Professional Services Award

October 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Michael Booth, MD, cardiovascular surgeon and associate dean of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Southwest Campus in Bismarck, is this year’s recipient of the North Dakota Medical Association’s Physician Community and Professional Services Award. The award is recognized as North Dakota’s most prestigious physician award and sinceRead More

ACP North Dakota Chapter – Poster Competition Winners!

ACP North Dakota Chapter – Poster Competition Winners!

October 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

The American College of Physicians – North Dakota Chapter held a successful ACP week October 3-5, 2018, and included activities in Fargo (doctor’s dilemma, poster competition) and Bismarck (scientific meeting). The Chapter received 35 posters in three categories. The winners in each category are: Resident Clinical Vignette (Judges: Dr. Fadel NammourRead More

Bench dedication for Lorraine Ettl at SMHS Oct. 19

Bench dedication for Lorraine Ettl at SMHS Oct. 19

October 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

For a quarter century Lorraine Ettl was a medical librarian at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Harley E. French Medical Library. Beginning at UND in 1970, Ettl retired in 1995. She passed away in 2017. To celebrate Ettl’s life and legacy as a resource for studentsRead More

Shabb to discuss “Synthesizing Knowledge using Concept Maps” at next EBTG meeting Nov. 6

Shabb to discuss “Synthesizing Knowledge using Concept Maps” at next EBTG meeting Nov. 6

October 18, 2018 at 1:59 pm

John Shabb, PhD, associate professor in the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, will lead a discussion session titled “Synthesizing Knowledge Using Concept Maps” from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, November 6 for the next Evidence-Based Teaching Group meeting. The session will be held in room W201 at the UND SchoolRead More

Yu-Ting Wung, M.D., presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on October 17

Yu-Ting Wung, M.D., presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on October 17

October 15, 2018 at 8:57 am

Yu-Ting Wung, MD, will present ” Conversion Disorder (FND: functional neurological disorder): Are They Faking Their Symptoms?” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Wung is a fourth-year resident in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. TanyaRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

October 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm

I spent the last few days at the triannual meeting of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the national accreditation body for all of the medical schools in the United States and Canada. As one of the 15 professional members of the LCME (along with two public members andRead More

Schroeder appointed to Journal of Rural Health editorial board

Schroeder appointed to Journal of Rural Health editorial board

October 11, 2018 at 4:02 am

Shawnda Schroeder, research assistant professor for the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Journal of Rural Health’s (JRH) editorial board, starting January 1, 2019. The JRH is the scholarly journal published quarterly by theRead More

JLG to host forum on new hospital at Gorecki Alumni Center Nov. 1

JLG to host forum on new hospital at Gorecki Alumni Center Nov. 1

October 11, 2018 at 4:01 am

As part of its pre-design work on the new Altru Health System hospital scheduled to be built in Grand Forks, JLG Architects is hosting a community forum on hospital planning from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at the Gorecki Alumni Center on UND’s campus. The event,Read More

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

October 11, 2018 at 4:00 am

Keith Henry, PhD, associate professor in UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, was contacted recently by Smithsonian magazine for comment on an article detailing a research study which treated a strongly asocial species of octopuses with the “club drug” Ecstasy or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). In the study, which was not conducted at UND, MDMARead More