Archive for November, 2018

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 29, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Next week marks the “official” beginning of the new legislative session in North Dakota. Although the Legislative Assembly starts on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, there is a “pre-session” meeting of members Monday through Wednesday of next week, culminating on Wednesday morning when Gov. Doug Burgum presents his Executive Budget forRead More

First- and second-year medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

First- and second-year medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

November 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical classes of 2021 and 2022 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block I and Block V of the 2018–19 academic year. The Class of 2021 (Year 2) Block V awardeesRead More

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 28, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Holly Brown-Borg, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the biology of aging. Brown-Borg is an expert on aging, endocrinology, metabolism,Read More

Ahmad Khan presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Dec. 5

Ahmad Khan presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Dec. 5

November 28, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Ahmad Khan, MD, will present “Clozapine is Associated with Secondary Antibody Deficiency” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Khan is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Andrew J. McLean, MD, clinical professor and chairRead More

Welcome: Heather Jensen

Welcome: Heather Jensen

November 26, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Heather Jensen is the new administrative assistant to Dr. Marc D. Basson, senior associate dean for Medicine & Research at the SMHS. In this position, Heather provides assistance and support to Dr. Basson and serves as a liaison and resource to his direct reports. Heather is originally from Nebraska andRead More

Zen in 10 in December

Zen in 10 in December

November 26, 2018 at 10:29 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 December (except Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Dec. 27) in SMHS Room W202.Read More

Neville Alberto named Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors

Neville Alberto named Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors

November 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Neville Alberto, MD, FACP, Program Director of the UND Transitional Year Residency Program, has accepted a five year term as Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors (CTYPD). This includes two years as Chair Elect, two years as Chair, and one year as the Immediate Past Chair. The Chair ofRead More

From the Dean

November 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Dean Joshua Wynne is away from the office this week. His For Your Health column will return on Friday, Nov. 30.

Dean Wynne invites you to the SMHS Annual Holiday Luncheon

Dean Wynne invites you to the SMHS Annual Holiday Luncheon

November 21, 2018 at 12:47 pm

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Dean Joshua Wynne would like to invite you to the annual SMHS Holiday Luncheon, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018, in the SMHS second floor event space on the School’s north end. Everyone is welcome, butRead More

Welcome: Becca Perry

Welcome: Becca Perry

November 21, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Becca Perry is an instructor and clinical education coordinator in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks, N.D. In this position, Becca will coordinate and oversee the education of 70+ MLS seniors who are completing their clinical rotationsRead More

A busy month for SMHS Department of Education Resources

A busy month for SMHS Department of Education Resources

November 15, 2018 at 1:27 pm

It has been a busy few months for the SMHS Education Resources team. Below are a few highlights of all the faculty and staff in that department have had going on of late. Early in November, Drs. Eric Johnson, Pat Carr, Jon Allen, Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm, and Rick Van Eck gaveRead More

SIM-ND program recognized as 2018 “Community Star”

SIM-ND program recognized as 2018 “Community Star”

November 15, 2018 at 1:22 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Simulation in Motion-North Dakota program (SIM-ND) has been recognized as a “Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). The UND SIM-ND program, managed by the School’s Simulation Center, is one of 13 state providers toRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 15, 2018 at 1:04 pm

I recently was briefed on the School’s philanthropic status. As you know, we work closely with the UND Alumni Association and Foundation (UND AAF) and partner to develop resources that support the School’s priorities. We have identified mitigation of student debt and the development of endowed professorships and chairs asRead More

Guest lecture and workshop by Dr. Jason Waechter on Nov. 29

Guest lecture and workshop by Dr. Jason Waechter on Nov. 29

November 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm

You’re invited to attend a guest lecture and faculty development session to be held by Jason Waechter, MD, clinical associate professor at the University of Calgary. A physician board certified in cardiac anesthesia, echocardiography, and critical care, Dr. Waechter will give a talk entitled “Diagnose the Diagnosis” on Thursday, November 29, 2018, inRead More

Van Eck to discuss game-based learning in medical education at next EBTG meeting on Dec. 4

Van Eck to discuss game-based learning in medical education at next EBTG meeting on Dec. 4

November 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

All are invited to attend the next Evidence-Based Teaching Group (EBTG) meeting as Dr. Richard Van Eck, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, presents “What Can Game-Based Learning Teach Us About Medical Education?” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in room W201 of the UND School of Medicine &Read More