Archive for February, 2019

MLS student wins Giving Hearts Day scholarship, more names to be drawn Feb. 15

MLS student wins Giving Hearts Day scholarship, more names to be drawn Feb. 15

February 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Andrea Lerick, a junior from Savage, Minn., majoring in medical laboratory science within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named winner of the Dr. Steffen Christensen Giving Hearts Scholarship for Giving Hearts Day 2019. The scholarship is worth $12,500. “I wasn’t going to register [forRead More

Jacqueline Gray named AFLA Fellow

Jacqueline Gray named AFLA Fellow

February 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Jacqueline Gray, PhD, has been named a Fellow of the Academic Feminist Leadership Academy (AFLA). AFLA provides training in feminist leadership for early- and mid-career psychologists. The AFLA’s goal is to establish a network of feminist leaders and help them advance in their leadership careers. Gray is a research professorRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

February 14, 2019 at 9:08 am

This week I attended (and participated in) the winter meeting of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); we also meet in the fall and late spring. In addition to the recurring job of determining the accreditation status of various U.S. and Canadian medical schools, we spent a full dayRead More

Rachel Osowski

Rachel Osowski

February 12, 2019 at 3:21 pm

Rachel Osowski is the standardized patient program assistant for the SMHS Simulation Center in Grand Forks. Rachel assists in coordinating, training, and coaching standardized patients for clinical skills teaching and assessment activities for the SMHS medical student curriculum. Her duties include providing assistance in a technical, professional, and logistical mannerRead More

Carly Endres

Carly Endres

February 12, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Carly Endres is an outreach coordinator for the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, Carly works on developing, implementing, and managing program initiatives for NDBIN, as well as developing, promoting, andRead More

Faculty Assembly set for Monday, March 4

Faculty Assembly set for Monday, March 4

February 12, 2019 at 2:26 pm

The annual UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Faculty Assembly has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. (central time) on Monday, March 4, 2019, in the Charles H. Fee, MD, Auditorium (E101) at the UND SMHS in Grand Forks. Please place this important meeting on your calendar. Dr. JoshuaRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

February 7, 2019 at 2:19 pm

I have sad news to report. For those of you who haven’t heard, Janelle Eken, wife of Randy Eken, our recently retired associate dean for administration and finance, passed away last week after a courageous 11-month battle with pancreatic cancer. A terrible loss; Janelle had a way of making friendsRead More

Interprofessional Education (IPE) event at SMHS Feb. 22

Interprofessional Education (IPE) event at SMHS Feb. 22

February 7, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Interested in Interprofessional Education (IPE)? If so, you are invited to attend a two-part discussion including a primer provided by Dr. Eric Johnson (UND, Altru Health System) and a seminar by guest speaker Dr. Frederic Hafferty (Mayo Clinic). The discussion will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. toRead More

Weather results in rescheduling of several SMHS events

Weather results in rescheduling of several SMHS events

February 7, 2019 at 12:23 pm

The recent spate of extreme winter weather has caused the cancellation or rescheduling of several events to be held at the SMHS. Please note the following changes to the events below: Dr. Victor Nizet’s presentation “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to Combat Multidrug‐Resistant Superbugs,” will be held at noonRead More

Amanda Hoffner

Amanda Hoffner

February 6, 2019 at 4:32 pm

Amanda Hoffner has joined the billing office at the UND Center for Family Medicine in Minot. In this position, Amanda works at the front desk assisting patients with check-outs after appointments, schedules upcoming doctor’s visits, and assists with insurance eligibility screening. Amanda also helps patients with financial questions. A MinotRead More

Heather Werner

Heather Werner

February 6, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Heather Werner is the student advising, admissions, and marketing specialist for the UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies (DPAS). In her role she supports prospective applicants, screens and evaluates admission applications, coordinates special events, and manages recruitment activities and materials. Prior to joining the DPAS, Heather was the manager ofRead More

Seye Adekeye, MD, PhD, presents Surgery Grand Rounds on Friday, Feb. 8

Seye Adekeye, MD, PhD, presents Surgery Grand Rounds on Friday, Feb. 8

February 5, 2019 at 10:33 am

Seye Adekeye, MD, PhD, a PGY IV resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Management of Recurrent Papillary Thyroid Cancer” from Sanford Health – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. All are welcome to attend. TheRead More

Max Hansen, DO, to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on ground level falls Feb. 15

Max Hansen, DO, to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on ground level falls Feb. 15

February 5, 2019 at 8:06 am

Max Hansen, DO, PGY II resident in the UND Department of Surgery will present a talk entitled “All The Kings Horses and All The Kings Men” at Sanford Health – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. All are welcome to attend.Read More