Archive for January, 2019

From the Dean

From the Dean

January 31, 2019 at 1:52 pm

Wow! What a week! I hope that the severe weather was no more than an inconvenience to you, and that you and your family are safe…and warm! We had a problem with the furnace at our home in the midst of the cold spell, and were reminded again of howRead More

Pilot Project call for applications from UND’s Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE

Pilot Project call for applications from UND’s Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE

January 31, 2019 at 12:53 pm

In anticipation of funding for the fourth consecutive year, the UND Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Host-Pathogen Interactions (HPI) invites proposals for pilot projects to support promising research that fits well within the scientific theme of the Center. We anticipate supporting two or three new pilot projects at up toRead More

Sukhmani Sadana presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Feb. 6

Sukhmani Sadana presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Feb. 6

January 31, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Sukhmani Sadana, MD, will present “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: Gender Differences in Psychiatry” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Sadana is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Cindy Sondag, MD,Read More

UND’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center releases new report on FASD in North Dakota

UND’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center releases new report on FASD in North Dakota

January 24, 2019 at 2:50 pm

The North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has released its “Report to North Dakota on Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).” The report, the third of its kind to be produced by the Center, will be deliveredRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

January 24, 2019 at 2:44 pm

Susan and I are looking forward to attending tomorrow night’s Recognition and Awards Banquet hosted by the UND SMHS medical student class of 2021. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. This annual event is held to celebrate hard work, promote professional relationships, andRead More

Physical Therapy faculty and students present at APTA conference

Physical Therapy faculty and students present at APTA conference

January 24, 2019 at 12:34 pm

Faculty and students from the UND SMHS Department of Physical Therapy presented this week at the American Physical Therapy Association national conference in Washington D.C. Presentations included: Altekruse G., Coco M., Eppenstein P., Hull B., Huntsman S., Sue Jeno, Ropp S. – “Tough Lessons We Learned the Hard Way: A LAMP ManagementRead More

New Date: SMHS students and faculty host suicide awareness walk meeting on Feb. 6

New Date: SMHS students and faculty host suicide awareness walk meeting on Feb. 6

January 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. Yet suicide can be prevented. To that end, volunteers from the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and throughout Grand Forks, N.D., are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns acrossRead More

Medical students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Medical students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

January 24, 2019 at 12:29 pm

First- and second-year medical students, the medical classes of 2021 and 2022, have recognized six SMHS faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for medical curriculum blocks two and six in academic year 2018-2019. The Class of 2021 (Year 2) Block VI awardees are the following individuals: Rhome Hughes, MD, MS,Read More

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 “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to combat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs” on Feb. 7

Victor Nizet to discuss “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to combat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs” 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 “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs” at noon on Thursday, Feb.Read 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.