Archive for July, 2019

Zen in 10

Zen in 10

July 25, 2019 at 9:44 am

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 Auditorium (Room E101) every Tuesday and Thursday in October, except Oct.Read More

Cessna Sky Hawk

From the Dean

July 25, 2019 at 9:41 am

This past Wednesday evening, I attended a reception hosted by the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the annual week-long gathering of aviation enthusiasts at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) annual meeting called AirVenture but known colloquially by the Wisconsin town where it is held—Oshkosh. Some 600,000Read More

Summer undergraduate research poster session to be held at SMHS Aug. 1

Summer undergraduate research poster session to be held at SMHS Aug. 1

July 25, 2019 at 9:29 am

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Summer Undergraduate Research poster session on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The one-day event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second floor of the UND SMHS building atRead More

2019 Dissemination & Implementation Science Workshop: A Focus on Implementation Strategies

July 24, 2019 at 1:40 pm

The 2019 Dissemination & Implementation Science Workshop: A Focus on Implementation Strategies is organized by members of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR and is jointly sponsored by CENTRIC (the Center for Patient, Family, and Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management), the University of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Public Health Department of Health PromotionRead More

Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network announces events, funding opportunity

Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network announces events, funding opportunity

July 24, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network has announced a pair of events and a funding opportunity open to SMHS researchers. Events: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s Annual Conference The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation’s (ADDF) Annual Conference will be held in Jersey City, N.J., on Sept. 16-17. This annual conference brings together academic andRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

July 19, 2019 at 12:30 am

Earlier this week the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences welcomed three representatives from the American Medical Association (AMA) who are part of the AMA’s initiative on Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ACE). ACE is a multi-million dollar program wherein the AMA provides competitive grants to selected schools thatRead More

Holly Brown-Borg elected to Gerontological Society of America Board of Directors

Holly Brown-Borg elected to Gerontological Society of America Board of Directors

July 17, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Holly Brown-Borg, Ph.D., FGSA, professor in the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been elected to the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Board of Directors. New GSA board members and other officers were chosen by GSA’s membership, which consists of more than 5,500 researchers, educators, and practitioners. The officers are responsibleRead More

Medical students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 4 and 8

Medical students recognize seven faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 4 and 8

July 17, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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

Call for applications for DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

Call for applications for DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

July 17, 2019 at 1:19 pm

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is soliciting applications for awards to support clinical and translational cancer research. One of the primary goals of the DaCCoTA is to create a culture of clinical/translational research (CTR) by training investigators and clinicians to develop both the skills to conduct researchRead More

From the (Associate) Dean

From the (Associate) Dean

July 12, 2019 at 12:05 am

The “From the Dean” column is brought to you this week by Laura Block, the School’s associate dean for Administration & Finance and chief operating officer, who will discuss the move into the new academic year (fiscal year 2020) and UND’s new budget model called MIRA. Happy summer, everyone! Here’sRead More

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 students don white coats

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 students don white coats

July 11, 2019 at 10:04 am

In a few short weeks, 49 physical therapy students, members of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2021, will start the clinical studies portion of their journey to become doctors of physical therapy. The students received theirRead More

MPH Program to host Health Management and Policy faculty candidate Friday, July 19

MPH Program to host Health Management and Policy faculty candidate Friday, July 19

July 11, 2019 at 9:09 am

The Master of Public Health Program will host Health Management and Policy faculty candidate Amber Lyon-Colbert, PhD, MS, this Friday, July 19. Dr. Lyon-Colbert will give a public presentation entitled “Community Approaches in Addressing Public Health Challenges” at 1 p.m. in SMHS Room W203. You can also stream the presentation,Read More

Java with Josh

Java with Josh

July 11, 2019 at 8:48 am

Please join Dean Wynne for complimentary coffee, juice, or tea at Java with Josh on Wednesday, July 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Tello-Skjerseth Atrium in the east wing of the SMHS building in Grand Forks (across the hall from Family & Community Medicine, INMED, and PopulationRead More

Universal Design and Blackboard Ally: hands-on seminar July 29

Universal Design and Blackboard Ally: hands-on seminar July 29

July 3, 2019 at 11:20 am

How do you know if your Blackboard course materials are accessible? How do you fix them if they’re not? There are tools available in Blackboard and Microsoft Office to help with these tasks, and Education Resources has invited UND’s Teaching Transformation & Development Academy (TTaDA) to show us how toRead More

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE Symposium set for Sept. 17

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE Symposium set for Sept. 17

July 3, 2019 at 10:20 am

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting UND faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to attend the annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The Symposium will bring together expertsRead More