Archive for March, 2019

Zen in 10

Zen in 10

March 28, 2019 at 12:55 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 the SMHS East Patio every Tuesday and Thursday in June. In case ofRead More

Deans Hour to feature Julie Blehm and Robert Olson

Deans Hour to feature Julie Blehm and Robert Olson

March 28, 2019 at 11:09 am

Dean’s Hour on Monday, April 4 will feature Julie A. Blehm, MD, FACP, associate professor of Internal Medicine (Retired), and Robert Olson, MD, clinical professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science who will discuss provider depression and suicide from noon to 1 p.m. The event will be held in the CharlesRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

March 28, 2019 at 10:04 am

Here’s an update on the legislative front. The funding bill for all of higher education (engrossed HB 1003) has been under review by the Senate Appropriations Committee since we presented to the committee several weeks ago. This past Wednesday, a subcommittee consisting of three members of the full committee metRead More

Call for abstracts and judges extended for Frank Low Research Day 2019

Call for abstracts and judges extended for Frank Low Research Day 2019

March 28, 2019 at 10:04 am

Students, faculty, and staff in biomedical sciences, health sciences, and clinical departments are encouraged to participate in presentations for the 39th Annual Frank Low Research Day, to be held Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the SMHS in Grand Forks. All persons planning to attend Frank Low Day must register online. Persons wantingRead More

Warne to present at Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference in New Zealand

Warne to present at Indigenous Cardiovascular Health Conference in New Zealand

March 28, 2019 at 10:04 am

Fresh from his visit to St. Thomas More College within the University of Saskatchewan for the 2019 People Around the World conference “Planetary Health: Connecting food, people and the planet,” Dr. Don Warne, Director of the INMED and Public Health programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences,Read More

Matthew Cziep to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on Prehabilitation Friday, April 5

Matthew Cziep to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on Prehabilitation Friday, April 5

March 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

Matthew Cziep, MD, a PGY-III resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “PreHab: Can pre-operative diet and exercise improve outcomes?” at Sanford Health – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019. All are welcome to attend. TheRead More

Med students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Med students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

March 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

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

SMHS graduate students win awards at North Dakota Academy of Science Symposium

SMHS graduate students win awards at North Dakota Academy of Science Symposium

March 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

Several graduate students from the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences won awards at the North Dakota Academy of Science Symposium held Friday, March 8, 2019, at UND Memorial Union. At this event, wherein undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from various North Dakota universities gathered to present projects from severalRead More

Healthcare Clash 2019 Champions

Healthcare Clash 2019 Champions

March 28, 2019 at 10:02 am

This year a variety of programs at the SMHS participated in the Department of Sports Medicine’s Healthcare Clash 2019 volleyball tournament, with teams from the Simulation Center and Departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training participating, along with a team of MD students. However, the team representing theRead More

Medical student presents at American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Medical student presents at American Academy of Forensic Sciences

March 28, 2019 at 10:01 am

Fourth-year medical student Mitch Messner gave a platform presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2019 annual meeting, held in Baltimore, Md., from Feb. 18-23. Messner presented “A comparison of coronary artery stenosis estimates made by forensic pathologists and medical students.” For his presentation, Messner won the Forensic Biologist TraineeRead More

Robert Sticca named the president of Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society

Robert Sticca named the president of Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society

March 28, 2019 at 8:39 am

Robert Sticca, MD, FACS, chair of the UND Department of Surgery, was named President of the Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society (NPRSS) at the January 2019 annual meeting. The NPRSS is the only surgical society in the United States dedicated to supporting and promoting surgical education for the unique challengesRead 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

March 26, 2019 at 10:45 am

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join faculty and students of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Sunday, April 7 as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Be part of the movement turning hope into action, and create a culture that’sRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

March 21, 2019 at 9:23 am

Earlier this week, the higher education budget (H.B. 1003) was reviewed by the Senate Appropriations Committee of the North Dakota Legislature. First up this past Monday was an overview presented by the North Dakota University System (NDUS) office, followed by President Kennedy and others on behalf of UND. Then laterRead More

Fourth-year medical students at SMHS receive their residency “match”

Fourth-year medical students at SMHS receive their residency “match”

March 15, 2019 at 3:56 pm

“Match Day” for graduating medical students is one of the most important milestones of their young careers. Each year on Match Day, medical school seniors across the country find out where they will complete their residency, a period of advanced intensive training in their chosen medical specialty before independent practiceRead More

“Service” edition of North Dakota Medicine out now

“Service” edition of North Dakota Medicine out now

March 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

The Spring 2019 edition of the SMHS quarterly North Dakota Medicine is out now in paper and online. This service-themed issue follows a number of SMHS graduates who have gone on to serve in the military or engage in “service” in other ways, including stories on: Former Surgeon General ofRead More