Archive for May, 2019

Metzger receives Physician Assistant of the Year award from NDAPA

Metzger receives Physician Assistant of the Year award from NDAPA

May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that an assistant professor in the School’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Jay Metzger, M.P.A.S., PA-C, was given the “PA of the Year” award by the North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants (NDAPA). The award was presented to JayRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

May 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm

Graduation weekend is here! Over the next two days, we will graduate over 300 medical and health sciences students who are destined for additional training, clinical practice, or other health-related employment. We are proud of them! They are going forward with wonderful opportunities, thanks to the education and training theyRead More

Retirement reception for Joy Mack to be held June 4

Retirement reception for Joy Mack to be held June 4

May 9, 2019 at 11:01 am

The UND SMHS Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science and the Center for Health Promotion & Prevention Research are hosting a retirement reception for administrative secretary Joy Mack on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hired in 1986 at UND’s Medical School Practice Support, Joy processedRead More

UND Staff Recognition Ceremony recognizes nearly 40 SMHS staffers

UND Staff Recognition Ceremony recognizes nearly 40 SMHS staffers

May 9, 2019 at 9:39 am

UND’s annual Staff Recognition Ceremony was held on Monday, May 6, 2019. At the event both Jean Altepeter, associate director of Human Resources, and Denelle Kees, manager of the SMHS Deeded Body Program, received UND Meritorious Service Awards. (As an aside, Jean is retiring at the end of June afterRead More

Welcome: Valeria Becker, MS

Welcome: Valeria Becker, MS

May 9, 2019 at 9:15 am

Valeria Becker is the new Learning Specialist for Medical Curriculum at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She is located at the Grand Forks Campus. In this position, Valeria will provide academic support for SMHS medical students to promote student success. Valeria previously worked on UND main campus asRead More

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

May 9, 2019 at 8:44 am

From UND’s Center for Rural Health: The Outstanding Rural and Public Health Award recipients for 2019 will be recognized at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet on Wednesday, June 12 in Minot. The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) will present three awards: Tiffany Boespflug, publicRead More

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes over 200 graduating health sciences and graduate students

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes over 200 graduating health sciences and graduate students

May 8, 2019 at 4:29 pm

In addition to the 73 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) on Sunday, May 12, the School will see 237 students from its graduate and health sciences programs walk across the Alerus Center stage at the UND Commencement onRead More

SMHS to confer 73 doctor of medicine degrees upon new physicians Sunday

SMHS to confer 73 doctor of medicine degrees upon new physicians Sunday

May 8, 2019 at 4:20 pm

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree to 73 graduating medical students at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus in Grand Forks. The graduating students have completed fourRead More

Monica Taylor-Desir presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on May 15

Monica Taylor-Desir presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on May 15

May 8, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Monica Taylor-Desir, MD, MPH, DFAPA, will present “Resilience and Recovery in American Indian Mental Health” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Taylor-Desir served as Chief Medical Officer and Psychiatrist until recently at Elbowoods Memorial Health Center withRead More

Matthew Heberer to give Surgery Grand Rounds on Barrett’s Esophagus May 17

Matthew Heberer to give Surgery Grand Rounds on Barrett’s Esophagus May 17

May 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Matthew Heberer, MD, a PGY-IV resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Management of Barrett’s Esophagus” at Sanford Health – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 17. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of the talk are:Read More

From the Dean

From the Dean

May 2, 2019 at 1:54 pm

True to the predictions that were circulating in Bismarck last week, the North Dakota Legislature indeed did adjourn last Friday night on the 76th day of this year’s session (out of a possible 80 days). That leaves four days “in the bank” if it were necessary to reconvene the LegislativeRead More

Graduation Festivities

Graduation Festivities

May 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Please join us for the 2019 MD Commencement activities scheduled for Sunday, May 12, in Grand Forks. The School will confer Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees to 73 graduating medical students at 2 p.m. that day in the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus in Grand Forks. The graduatingRead More

SMHS pulls in over $26,000 for INMED and other programs with “UND Gives”

SMHS pulls in over $26,000 for INMED and other programs with “UND Gives”

May 2, 2019 at 1:31 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), in conjunction with the UND Alumni Association & Foundation (AAF), raised more than $26,000 from dozens of donors as part of the University’s inaugural UND Gives day on April 24, 2019. These funds will be directed primarily to the University’s IndiansRead More

Erin Follman to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on sepsis May 10

Erin Follman to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on sepsis May 10

May 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Erin Follman, MD, a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Sepsis in the Postoperative Patient” at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Follman’s talkRead More

First annual DaCCoTA Symposium to be held June 8

First annual DaCCoTA Symposium to be held June 8

May 2, 2019 at 1:20 pm

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is proud to present the first annual DaCCoTA Symposium, to be held at the SMHS (1301 N. Columbia Rd., Grand Forks, N.D.) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The symposium will focus on increasing understanding ofRead More