Archive for February, 2020

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 on April 23

40th annual Frank Low Research Day to be held on 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

Community Showcases across N.D. this Spring promote regional health care opportunities

Community Showcases across N.D. this Spring promote regional health care opportunities

February 12, 2020 at 12:28 pm

A number of community showcases across North Dakota are scheduled this Spring for anyone interested in pursuing health careers in rural or semi-rural facilities. Sponsored by UND’s Center for Rural Health, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Area Health Education Center Program, the events offer the opportunity for futureRead More

Tyler Van De Voort to give Surgery Grand Rounds on guns in America Feb. 21

Tyler Van De Voort to give Surgery Grand Rounds on guns in America Feb. 21

February 12, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Tyler Van De Voort, M.D., a PGY-III resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk titled “Guns in America: The Surgeon’s Perspective” at Sanford Medical Center – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Everyone is welcome to attend. TheRead More

Porter named Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions

Porter named Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions

February 11, 2020 at 10:10 am

Jim Porter, Ph.D., associate professor in UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been named associate dean for Student Affairs & Admissions at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). A 21-year veteran of the SMHS, Dr. Porter is filling the role previously held by Joycelyn Dorscher, M.D., whoRead More

Mark your calendars for TEDMED@SMHS March 2-4

Mark your calendars for TEDMED@SMHS March 2-4

February 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

TEDMED Live 2020, a collection of biomedical and health-focused TED talks, will be streamed live into the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 2-4, 2020. The event will be held in Room E418 of the Northeast campus building in Grand Forks, inRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

February 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm

This past Monday was the fourth annual National Women Physicians Day. My wife Susan and many of her colleagues attended a conference that evening to honor women in medicine. The day celebrates the birth of Dr. Elisabeth Blackwell, the first female medical doctor in the United States, who was bornRead More

Effective Preceptors: An interdisciplinary perspective from students set for March 4

Effective Preceptors: An interdisciplinary perspective from students set for March 4

February 6, 2020 at 11:03 am

The SMHS Education Resources team is proud to announce its first Educator-Scholar Session of 2020. From 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 4, Dr. Steven Westereng, assistant professor and chair of the SMHS Department of Sports Medicine, will present “Effective Preceptors: An Interdisciplinary Perspective from Students” in Room W203 ofRead More

Evidence-Based Teaching: Badging to promote competencies in health care education Feb. 25

Evidence-Based Teaching: Badging to promote competencies in health care education Feb. 25

February 6, 2020 at 10:41 am

Join us for the next Evidence-Based Teaching Session, “Badging as a Means of Promoting Competencies in Health Care Education,” to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at noon in Room W201 of the SMHS Northeast Campus (and both streamed live and recorded for later viewing). How do we go aboutRead More

Joclyn Seiler to give Surgery Grand Rounds on ob/gyn surgery for general surgeons Feb. 14

Joclyn Seiler to give Surgery Grand Rounds on ob/gyn surgery for general surgeons Feb. 14

February 5, 2020 at 11:51 am

Joclyn Seiler, M.D., a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Ob/gyn surgery for the general surgeon” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Everyone is welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr.Read More

Golovko paper included in latest APSselect essay collection

Golovko paper included in latest APSselect essay collection

February 4, 2020 at 12:13 pm

Congratulations to Department of Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor and Director of the SMHS Mass Spectrometry Core Mikhail Golovko, Ph.D. A paper he helped produce was included in the Feb. 2020 APSselect, a prestigious essay collection from the American Physiology Society (APS) showcasing some of the best new articles in physiologicalRead More