Archive for January, 2019

From the Dean

From the Dean

January 17, 2019 at 3:18 pm

As I mentioned in last week’s column, this past Tuesday we testified in front of the North Dakota House Appropriations Committee – Education and Environment Division. Following morning testimony by the North Dakota University System (NDUS) and then President Kennedy and colleagues from UND, Dave Molmen and I testified inRead More

Welcome: Shawn Larson

Welcome: Shawn Larson

January 17, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Shawn Larson is a project coordinator with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Among his responsibilities in this position, Shawn manages the day-to-day operations for several projects, including Scrubs, the Blue Cross Blue ShieldRead More

Michelle Montgomery to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on physician mental health Jan. 25

Michelle Montgomery to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on physician mental health Jan. 25

January 17, 2019 at 9:42 am

Michelle Montgomery, MSW, LCSW, a Wellness Advocate in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, will present a talk entitled “It’s Not All in Your Head: Physician Mental Health” from Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Attendance to this wellnessRead More

Victor Nizet to discuss “Antibody Therapy for Pneumococcal Pneumonia Revisited” on Feb. 7

Victor Nizet to discuss “Antibody Therapy for Pneumococcal Pneumonia Revisited” on Feb. 7

January 17, 2019 at 9:37 am

Dr. Victor Nizet, professor and vice chair for Basic Research and chief of the Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, will give a presentation entitled “Antibody Therapy for Pneumococcal Pneumonia Revisited” at noon on Thursday, Feb. 7 in SMHS RoomRead More

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) updates

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) updates

January 17, 2019 at 9:34 am

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) flourished last fall! The Student Occupational Therapy Association has three main purposes: (1) to broaden campus and community knowledge of the occupational therapy profession, (2) to unify students and increase their knowledge of occupational therapy and related fields, and (3) to be active inRead More

Neuroscience Symposium set for Feb. 2 in Fargo

Neuroscience Symposium set for Feb. 2 in Fargo

January 17, 2019 at 9:31 am

The 2019 Sanford Neuroscience Symposium will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo, N.D. This symposium is designed to provide the latest clinical research and practice regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and management of neurological disease and to enhance the competence of health care professionals related to these topics.Read More

Library Resources hours for MLK weekend

Library Resources hours for MLK weekend

January 17, 2019 at 9:29 am

The Library Resources Help Desk hours for the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend will be as follows: Friday, Jan. 18:  7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 20:  CLOSED Monday, Jan. 21:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Java with Josh at SMHS on Thursday, Feb. 7

Java with Josh at SMHS on Thursday, Feb. 7

January 14, 2019 at 10:12 am

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

From the Dean

From the Dean

January 10, 2019 at 12:51 pm

As I mentioned last week, the SMHS will testify before the House Appropriations Committee—Education and Environment Division at the state capitol on Tuesday afternoon. Recently retired Altru CEO Dave Molmen will join me in testifying on behalf of the UND SMHS Advisory Council that he chairs. Dave has graciously agreedRead More

Department of Geriatrics produces newest SMHS newsletter

Department of Geriatrics produces newest SMHS newsletter

January 10, 2019 at 10:21 am

The SMHS Department of Geriatrics has published its latest newsletter. Given the broad reach of Geriatrics as a specialty, this newsletter may be of interest not only to health providers interested in the health and well-being of elderly persons, but researchers studying longevity, Alzheimer’s, and other illnesses typically associated with oldRead More

Building the Perfect Poster: Professional Development Series

Building the Perfect Poster: Professional Development Series

January 10, 2019 at 10:20 am

Are you presenting a poster at a conference? Are you submitting your research for Frank Low Day, April 25, 2019? Whether you are presenting nationally or locally, and whether you are a seasoned researcher or new to the world of poster presentations, the new professional development series “Building the PerfectRead More

Brand Corner: Retractable Banners and UND Brand Education Day

Brand Corner: Retractable Banners and UND Brand Education Day

January 10, 2019 at 9:45 am

Ever wonder what the branding guidelines are for retractable banners? Read on to learn about banner design and the upcoming UND Brand Education Day. Guidelines for Retractable (pull-up) Banners: Retractable banners should attract attention and start a conversation. A successful banner invites the audience to learn more. See tips and more samplesRead More

Dr. Stephanie Watowich to lecture on innate immune regulation in inflammation and cancer on Jan. 30

Dr. Stephanie Watowich to lecture on innate immune regulation in inflammation and cancer on Jan. 30

January 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Dr. Stephanie S. Watowich, professor of Immunology and Co-Director of the Center for Inflammation and Cancer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will give a lecture from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 in Room E101 of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. WatowichRead More

Heart Health Presentation by Dr. Wynne on Feb. 7

Heart Health Presentation by Dr. Wynne on Feb. 7

January 9, 2019 at 2:35 pm

Join UND Work Well on Thursday, Feb. 7 as it hosts a heart healthy presentation to be given by SMHS Dean and UND’s Vice President for Health Affairs Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH. Dr. Wynne, a cardiologist by training, will kick off American Heart Month by sharing the determinants of heart diseaseRead More

Wear Red Day is Feb. 1

Wear Red Day is Feb. 1

January 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 1, and we want to show the School’s support for the American Heart Association and heart health! As in the past, please wear red and join us for a photo on the SMHS grand stairs at 10 a.m. that day. Also feel free toRead More