Archive for February, 2019

From the Dean

From the Dean

February 28, 2019 at 12:19 pm

I’ve been chairing a medical school accreditation survey team visit to a western school on behalf of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) this week. As I’ve discussed before, there are two good reasons for me to do this: first is the public service component—accreditation is a U.S. DepartmentRead More

Errin Jordan

Errin Jordan

February 28, 2019 at 9:40 am

Errin Jordan is the administrative assistant for the Graduate Medical Education/DIO and Population Health offices, and the Clerkship Coordinator for Neurology. In this position, Errin helps the head of each of her departments with administrative duties, residency/clerkship coordination, record keeping, and finance management. Originally from Mt. Orab, Ohio, Errin attendedRead More

Sejal Parikh presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on March 6

Sejal Parikh presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on March 6

February 27, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Sejal Parikh, MD, will present “Prescribing Exercise for Depression” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. After earning her MD degree from the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Dr. Parikh entered UND’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program.Read More

Solberg named chair of new UND Department of Emergency Medicine

Solberg named chair of new UND Department of Emergency Medicine

February 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm

Jon Solberg, MD, FACEP, FAWM, has been named chair of the inaugural Department of Emergency Medicine at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Solberg is a Stanley, N.D., native and 2006 graduate of the SMHS. Solberg trained as an emergency medicine physician at Madigan Army Medical Center, FortRead More

National Athletic Training Month events in March

National Athletic Training Month events in March

February 27, 2019 at 11:31 am

In honor of National Athletic Training Month in March, the UND Student Athletic Trainers’ Organization will host the following events to help raise money for North Dakota Special Olympics (NDSO) and the group’s upcoming trip to Tulsa, Okla., for the District 5 Annual Meeting. Healthcare Clash Volleyball Tournament:  Open toRead More

Robert Steininger to give Surgery Grand Rounds March 8

Robert Steininger to give Surgery Grand Rounds March 8

February 27, 2019 at 10:07 am

Robert Steininger, MD, a PGY-III resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Current Recommendations in Surgical Management of Diverticulitis” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019. All are welcome to attend. The objectivesRead More

Chani Taggart to give Surgery Grand Rounds on perioperative cardiac risk assessment on March 15

Chani Taggart to give Surgery Grand Rounds on perioperative cardiac risk assessment on March 15

February 21, 2019 at 11:13 pm

Chani Taggart, DO, a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery will present a talk entitled “Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Optimization” at Altru Health system in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019. All are welcome to attend. The objectives ofRead More

Zen in 10 in March

Zen in 10 in March

February 21, 2019 at 3:30 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 March in room W201. Services provided by Kay Williams, CertifiedRead More

UND Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to be held April 7

UND Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to be held April 7

February 21, 2019 at 3:12 pm

The UND Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for suicide awareness will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The program’s goal is to reach as many people as possible within UND campus and the Grand Forks community, so encourage your friends, family, coworkers,Read More

From the Dean

From the Dean

February 21, 2019 at 10:28 am

Dr. Wynne is on his way to chair an accreditation survey team visit to a medical school in the western U.S. on behalf of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). His column will return next week.

Three SMHS students receive major Giving Hearts Day scholarships

Three SMHS students receive major Giving Hearts Day scholarships

February 21, 2019 at 9:27 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), in partnership with Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF), is pleased to announce that three scholarships worth $12,500 each have been awarded to three randomly chosen SMHS students. The scholarships are part of Dakota Medical Foundation’s annual Giving Hearts Day, which occurred onRead More

Dustin Evans to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on vascular trauma March 1

Dustin Evans to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on vascular trauma March 1

February 21, 2019 at 9:27 am

Dustin Evans, MD, a PGY-IV resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Vascular Trauma” at Sanford Health – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of his talk are: IdentifyRead More

Active Shooter Training at SMHS March 25

Active Shooter Training at SMHS March 25

February 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Lt. Danny Wiegel from the University Police Department will be at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 10 a.m. to noon on March 25 to present information on how to handle an active shooter situation. The presentation will be held in the Charles H. Fee, MD Auditorium (RoomRead More

SMHS Strategic Plan 2018-2023 now available

SMHS Strategic Plan 2018-2023 now available

February 16, 2019 at 9:02 am

The SMHS is the only academic institution in North Dakota whose purpose is outlined by the North Dakota Century Code. As section 15-52 of the code notes,  “The primary purpose of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is to educate physicians and other health professionals andRead More

Farewell reception for Kelly Thormodson on March 12

Farewell reception for Kelly Thormodson on March 12

February 15, 2019 at 10:25 am

The Library Resources team is hosting a farewell reception for Library Resources Director Kelly Thormodson on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The reception is open to everyone and will be held in SMHS room W202. Desserts and coffee will be provided. See you there!