Archive for September, 2019

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 26, 2019 at 4:47 pm

This has been an exciting week for the School—and next week will be just as exciting with all the UND Homecoming 2019 events on tap! This past Monday, UND recognized the academic achievements of faculty members who were promoted and/or granted tenure. Our School was well-represented (making up 43 percentRead More

Robin McLeod to give Paul and Barbara MacGregor Lectureship Oct. 4

Robin McLeod to give Paul and Barbara MacGregor Lectureship Oct. 4

September 26, 2019 at 11:34 am

Vice President of Clinical Programs and Quality Initiatives at the University of Toronto’s Department of Surgery Cancer Care Ontario, Robin McLeod, MD, FRCSC, will speak on “Surgeons’ role in Quality Improvement Initiatives” from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in the UND Medical Education Center auditorium.Read More

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions group holds annual symposium

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions group holds annual symposium

September 25, 2019 at 3:03 pm

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions held its annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences last week. The Symposium, which was open to faculty and student presenters, brought together experts investigating both microbial infectious agents and host responses to thoseRead More

Jon Ulven, Keith Donohue present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Oct. 2

Jon Ulven, Keith Donohue present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Oct. 2

September 25, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Jon Ulven, Ph.D., L.P., and Keith Donohue, Ph.D., will present “Effective and Recommended PTSD Care: An Overview of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Ulven is chair of Adult Psychology at Sanford HealthRead More

Medication Assisted Therapy for opioid addiction training to be held in Bismarck Nov. 15

Medication Assisted Therapy for opioid addiction training to be held in Bismarck Nov. 15

September 24, 2019 at 9:48 am

The North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants is inviting medical students, resident physicians, physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and PA and NP students interested in Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for opioid addiction to a one-day training seminar in Bismarck on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. This eight-hour training seminarRead More

American Indian Health Research Conference to be held at SMHS Oct. 19

American Indian Health Research Conference to be held at SMHS Oct. 19

September 24, 2019 at 9:35 am

“Indigenous Health, Research, and Resiliency” is the theme for the seventeenth annual American Indian Health Research Conference (AIHRC), taking place at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Saturday, Oct. 19. The keynote speaker for the AIHRC is Nicole Redvers, ND, MPHc, an assistant professor with Indians Into Medicine (INMED)Read More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 20, 2019 at 12:01 am

A recent visit to my granddaughters’ local library got me thinking about health provider education in the future (really!). The little one had pulled me up to an area on the second floor of the library where there was a balcony overlooking the rest of the children’s area. The firstRead More

New issue of North Dakota Medicine available now!

New issue of North Dakota Medicine available now!

September 19, 2019 at 3:01 pm

As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the display in the SMHS south entrance, the fall 2019 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available. Stories this issue include: Dr. Wynne’s conversation with AAMC President Dr. David Skorton INMED in the 21st century National Indian Council on Aging Director Larry Curley Third-yearRead More

Kerri Hjelmstad

Kerri Hjelmstad

September 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm

Kerri Hjelmstad is the new administrative assistant for faculty and conference coordination in the UND Department of Surgery. Kerri is a UND alumna and previously worked for Altru Health System as a staffer, nurse, and physician recruiter.

INBRE Undergraduate Research Symposium at SMHS Oct. 19-20

INBRE Undergraduate Research Symposium at SMHS Oct. 19-20

September 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm

The Annual North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Oct. 19-20. The event will be begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 and conclude at noon on Sunday, Oct. 20. TheRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 12, 2019 at 11:24 am

Here we go again! One of the recurring events in higher education is the need to engage in reaccreditation of each of our health care academic programs. Our medical student curriculum is no exception, and our next accreditation visit from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) likely will beRead More

Chani Taggart to give Surgery Grand Rounds on surgical mesh for ventral abdominal wall hernia Sept. 20

Chani Taggart to give Surgery Grand Rounds on surgical mesh for ventral abdominal wall hernia Sept. 20

September 11, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Chani Taggart, DO, a PGY-III resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Principles of Surgical Mesh for the Ventral Abdominal Wall Hernia” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. All are welcome to attend.Read More

Lei awarded five-year, $1.5 million R01 grant from NIMH to study anxiety

Lei awarded five-year, $1.5 million R01 grant from NIMH to study anxiety

September 11, 2019 at 9:32 am

Saobo Lei, Ph.D., professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The prestigious R01 class grant, which is funded through the National Institute of Mental Health, will be used toRead More

North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry recognized for Contributions to NAACCR

North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry recognized for Contributions to NAACCR

September 10, 2019 at 1:57 pm

The North Dakota Statewide Cancer Registry (NDSCR), managed by the Department of Pathology at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has once again received Gold Certification from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). This marks the seventh consecutive year that the NDSCR has receivedRead More

Kristine Steffen presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds Sept. 18

Kristine Steffen presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds Sept. 18

September 10, 2019 at 10:12 am

Kristine Steffen, Pharm.D., Ph.D., professor in the NDSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the Biomedical Research Center for Biobehavioral Research at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D., will present “Alcohol & Opioid Use After Bariatric Surgery – Prevalence, Predictors, and Parallels” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday,Read More