Archive for August, 2019

Jessi Nicola

Jessi Nicola

August 21, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Jessi Nicola is the new program administrator for the SMHS Simulation Center and SIM-ND. In this position, Jessi oversees all of the simulation operations within the School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the mobile simulation units, including marketing, scheduling, finance, human resources, and instructional delivery methods. She received herRead More

Joggin’ with Josh set for Sept. 24

Joggin’ with Josh set for Sept. 24

August 21, 2019 at 1:18 pm

  UND Interim President, Vice President for Health Affairs, and Dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, invites the community and all students, faculty, and staff at the School and the University to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ withRead More

DynaMed Updates

DynaMed Updates

August 21, 2019 at 1:07 pm

As of August 21, 2019, the DynaMed Plus platform, available via SMHS Library Resources, features some changes to its interface. Here are a few important things to know: DynaMed Plus has shortened its name to DynaMed, and a short video overview of the new interface (1:57) is available. This shortRead More

Jon Starkweather

Jon Starkweather

August 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Jonathan (Jon) Starkweather is a research coordinator at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Jon graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Florida. He earned a master’s degree in clinicalRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

August 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Next week, I will be “On the Road Again” in my new role as interim president of UND. Along with about 30 new faculty and administrators, we will board a UND bus and travel across the northern portion of North Dakota. Each year since 1990, UND’s newcomers board the busRead More

Balwinder Singh presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Aug. 21

Balwinder Singh presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Aug. 21

August 13, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Balwinder Singh, M.D., will present “Ketamine update: what should clinicians know?” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Singh is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minn. He isRead More

Shea presents at National Association of EMS Educators symposium and trade show

Shea presents at National Association of EMS Educators symposium and trade show

August 13, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Tim Shea, CHSOS, simulation coordinator at the SMHS Simulation Center, recently presented at the 24th annual National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) symposium and trade show in Fort Worth, Texas. NAEMSE’s annual symposium and trade show is the premier EMS educational event in the United States. Between Aug. 1 andRead More

Matthew Heberer to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on hemorrhoids Aug. 16

Matthew Heberer to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on hemorrhoids Aug. 16

August 13, 2019 at 11:05 am

Matthew Heberer, M.D., a PGY-V resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk titled “Hemorrhoids: a concise history” at Sanford Health – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, August 16. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Heberer’s talkRead More

Lynn Mad Plume

Lynn Mad Plume

August 13, 2019 at 9:04 am

Lynn Mad Plume, M.P.H., is the diversity and equity coordinator for Indians into Medicine (INMED) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). In this position, Lynn assists in the development of the Student Diversity and Inclusion plan with Dr. Don Warne. In addition to these efforts, LynnRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

August 9, 2019 at 12:01 am

This has been an exciting week as the School welcomed 77 entering medical students from the Class of 2023 to campus. My wife Dr. Susan Farkas and I hosted a reception for them this past Wednesday evening at the North Dakota Museum of Art, and it was fun for usRead More

Chen and Geiger awarded $2.2 million R01 grant from National Institute of Mental Health

Chen and Geiger awarded $2.2 million R01 grant from National Institute of Mental Health

August 8, 2019 at 9:30 am

The National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded an R01 grant titled “Tat endolysosome escape and HIV-1 associated neurocognitive disorder” to Drs. Xuesong Chen and Jonathan Geiger. Both are faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University ofRead More

MD Class Of 2023 begins studies at SMHS with White Coat Ceremony

MD Class Of 2023 begins studies at SMHS with White Coat Ceremony

August 8, 2019 at 9:29 am

Seventy-seven first-year medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Class of 2023, began their journey this week to become physicians at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS). Medical students’ first week is dedicated to orientation, including an introduction to UND’s nationallyRead More

Call for Nominations: Allery Health Research Award

Call for Nominations: Allery Health Research Award

August 8, 2019 at 9:27 am

The Center for Rural Health is accepting nominations for the Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award. This prestigious award is presented to two ambitious American Indian students, one graduate and one undergraduate, in recognition of conducting research dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Native Americans throughout theRead More

Mark Jensen to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on “life after death” Aug. 9

Mark Jensen to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on “life after death” Aug. 9

August 8, 2019 at 9:22 am

Mark Jensen, MD, FACS, director of Surgical Anatomy in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk titled “What is it like to die and be revived? Health care through the eyes of a provider: a case report” at UND Medical Education Center – Auditorium in Fargo, N.D., fromRead More

Shannon Bupp

Shannon Bupp

August 8, 2019 at 9:21 am

Shannon Bupp is the administrative assistant for the Department of Biomedical Sciences Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE Grant. In this position, Shannon assists faculty in the financial aspects of the grant as well as coordinating the annual symposium. She makes arrangements for the monthly guest speakers and coordinates meetings for the staff.Read More