Archive for February, 2020

From the Dean

From the Dean

February 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm

This year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND SMHS. Since its beginning in 1980 with one employee—Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, its founding director—the CRH has grown to become a major force for good in rural health care deliveryRead More

Pilot project call for applications from UND Center for Host Pathogen Interactions

Pilot project call for applications from UND Center for Host Pathogen Interactions

February 27, 2020 at 8:56 am

In anticipation of funding for the fifth consecutive year, the UND Center for Host Pathogens Interactions (HPI) CoBRE invites proposals for pilot projects to support promising research that fits well within the scientific theme of the Center. The HPI team anticipates supporting 2-3 new pilot projects at up to $50,000Read More

Erin Follman to give Surgery Grand Rounds on pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors March 6

Erin Follman to give Surgery Grand Rounds on pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors March 6

February 26, 2020 at 3:15 pm

Erin Follman, M.D., a PGY-III resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Follman’s talkRead More

Health Care Clash volleyball tourney March 8

Health Care Clash volleyball tourney March 8

February 25, 2020 at 2:11 pm

The Student Athletic Trainer’s Organization (SATO) is holding its third annual Health Care Clash to help raise money for Special Olympics North Dakota. This year SATO is hosting a volleyball tournament on Sunday, March 8, with games starting at 11 a.m. at the Betty Engelstad Center! Sign up your team of sixRead More

Kevin McDonald to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on transgender health care March 4

Kevin McDonald to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on transgender health care March 4

February 25, 2020 at 2:10 pm

Kevin McDonald, M.D., will present “Healthcare Provider Considerations for Transgender Individuals” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at UND’s Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo, N.D. Dr. McDonald is a PGY-II resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Dr. Danial Sturgill, a clinical assistant professor ofRead More

Casey Morton

Casey Morton

February 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Casey Morton is assistant program manager for the Geriatric Enhancement Workforce Program (GWEP) in the Department of Geriatrics at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, Casey is responsible for the coordination of projects of the five year HRSA grant. Casey attended Bemidji State University, whereRead More

Sarah Owens

Sarah Owens

February 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Sarah Owens is the program manager of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Geriatrics. In this position Sarah is responsible for managing the logistics, communications, and partnership coordination of the five year HRSA grant. Sarah received her bachelor’s degreeRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

February 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Although the next session of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly (the biannual meeting of the Legislature) is fewer than 11 months away (with a scheduled start date of Jan. 5, 2021), UND and the UND SMHS are already in the preparatory stages of budget planning for the next biennium. AsRead More

SMHS faculty, staff, and retirees to be recognized at Founders Day banquet Feb. 27

SMHS faculty, staff, and retirees to be recognized at Founders Day banquet Feb. 27

February 19, 2020 at 9:17 am

UND’s 2020 Founders Day banquet will take place Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Alerus Center. A social will begin at 5:15 p.m. with music provided by the UND Red River Trio. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. Founders Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Dakota TerritoryRead More

SMHS announces medical student scholarships for 2019–20 academic year

SMHS announces medical student scholarships for 2019–20 academic year

February 18, 2020 at 2:51 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has announced that more than $731,000 in scholarships has been awarded to more than 180 UND medical students for the 2019–2020 academic year. Funds for the scholarships come from private sources, endowments, and other awards, and have helped the School lower SMHSRead More

40th annual Frank Low Research Day to be held April 23

40th annual Frank Low Research Day to be held April 23

February 18, 2020 at 2:50 pm

The 40th Annual Frank Low Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Eliezer Masliah.* Eliezer Masliah, M.D., was named director of the Division of Neuroscience at the National InstituteRead More

AK Koebele

AK Koebele

February 18, 2020 at 1:52 pm

AK Koebele is an outreach specialist for the Rural Health Research Gateway (RHRG) and the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MPMHTTC) at the UND Center for Rural Health (CRH). In this position, AK develops and distributes promotional content for the RHRG and MPMHTTC, respectively. She previously served asRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

February 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm

You may have read an email earlier this week and/or the Tuesday news release announcing that Dr. Joy Dorscher, the School’s associate dean of Student Affairs & Admissions, has decided to retire as of February 19, 2020. Dr. Dorscher has served the School with energy and commitment since May 2012.Read More

Sgt. Matthew Christensen presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Feb. 19

Sgt. Matthew Christensen presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Feb. 19

February 12, 2020 at 2:31 pm

Sgt. Matthew Christensen, a member of the Fargo Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Red River Valley S.W.A.T. Team, will present “Current Drug Trends in the Fargo Moorhead Community” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Upon completion ofRead More

Rural Recruitment Reimagined workshop in Bismarck April 16

Rural Recruitment Reimagined workshop in Bismarck April 16

February 12, 2020 at 12:36 pm

What if the health needs of our most vulnerable populations, in our most remote areas, were able to drive successful recruitment, rather than create barriers to care? How does the millennial generation of health providers exhibit the characteristics that promote workforce growth and stability? Find out at the Rural Recruitment ReimaginedRead More