Archive for September, 2019

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

UND Homecoming 2019 at the SMHS

UND Homecoming 2019 at the SMHS

September 10, 2019 at 10:01 am

Fall. Football. Friends. All are in the air this time of year as colleges and universities across the country gear up for Homecoming celebrations of all sorts. The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is no exception, and will play host to a series of Homecoming 2019 events weRead More

Amber Lyon-Colbert

Amber Lyon-Colbert

September 10, 2019 at 9:05 am

Amber Lyon-Colbert, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). In this role, Amber will be teaching courses in the health management and policy specialization including environmental health. Amber graduated with a bachelor’s degree inRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

September 6, 2019 at 12:01 am

This past Wednesday, Susan and I attended a fun event—the second annual Longest Table get-together held on University Avenue in Grand Forks. It was an opportunity for those in the greater Grand Forks community to come together for talk, music, and supper. It was quite a sight—there were 127 tablesRead More

New research database added at Library Resources

New research database added at Library Resources

September 5, 2019 at 4:33 pm

SMHS Library Resources recently licensed the Embase database for use by all UND students, faculty, and staff. Embase expands our access to biomedical literature as it includes over 6 million citations and over 2,900 journals not included in PubMed. It is known for its coverage of international biomedical literature, drugRead More

Lucas Holkup to give Surgery Grand Rounds on postoperative opioid prescribing Sept. 13

Lucas Holkup to give Surgery Grand Rounds on postoperative opioid prescribing Sept. 13

September 5, 2019 at 2:17 pm

Lucas Holkup, MD, a PGY-IV resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Postoperative opioid prescribing: Contribution to the opioid epidemic” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. All are welcome to attend. The objectivesRead More

Take the SMHS readership survey!

Take the SMHS readership survey!

September 5, 2019 at 10:05 am

In order to tailor better the content the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences produces for our multiple audiences, and to manage our finite resources better, the Office of Alumni & Community Relations is encouraging readers of all SMHS publications to take our Readership Survey online. The survey should onlyRead More