Archive for May, 2020

From the Dean: From one role to another

From the Dean: From one role to another

May 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Sunday marks my last day as interim president of UND, as Andy Armacost officially takes over on Monday, June 1, 2020. Susan and I have been busy packing up our belongings in University House prior to our move out next week, and our Fargo home will be chock full ofRead More

Rural Health Information Hub receives federal funding

Rural Health Information Hub receives federal funding

May 28, 2020 at 8:14 am

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), a national rural health information center located at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) within the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received $14.5 million in federal funding from the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office ofRead More

SMHS faculty and students in the news, fighting COVID-19

SMHS faculty and students in the news, fighting COVID-19

May 28, 2020 at 8:10 am

Dozens of SMHS faculty, students, and alumni have been in the news over the past few months for their contributions to the COVID-19 fight. Below is an incomplete list of recent stories featuring the members of the extended SMHS family. Amazing work, everyone! Department of Surgery faculty Dr. Mary AalandRead More

Asha Patel presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on pandemic mental health

Asha Patel presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on pandemic mental health

May 28, 2020 at 7:55 am

Asha Patel, M.D., will present “Mental health in pandemic” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo, N.D. Dr. Patel is a fourth-year resident in UND’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Andrew J. McLean, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor and chair inRead More

From the Dean: How to honor 2020 grads?

From the Dean: How to honor 2020 grads?

May 22, 2020 at 1:00 am

This past Wednesday night, I had a chance to watch a virtual national celebration produced by the American Medical Association to honor the roughly 30,000 medical students nationwide who have or will be graduating this spring. Actors who have portrayed doctors on TV and in movies, along with other notableRead More

Sheila Bosh

Sheila Bosh

May 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

Sheila Bosh is the new accreditation manager for the medical education program at UND SMHS and works with Dr. Stephen Tinguely, assistant dean for Medical Accreditation. Sheila will assist in the ongoing work of quality assurance, quality improvement, and LCME accreditation for the medical school. Sheila is a Registered NurseRead More

Jena Pierce

Jena Pierce

May 21, 2020 at 7:34 am

Jena Pierce is communications manager at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Among her responsibilities, Jena provides leadership and management for communications and information dissemination, develops and directs media relations, and plans special events and projects. Prior toRead More

SMHS Diversity Statement updated

SMHS Diversity Statement updated

May 21, 2020 at 7:28 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has updated its Diversity Statement. Although the statement can be read online, it is reproduced in full below: UND SMHS Diversity Statement The University of North Dakota and its School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) take pride in their mission toRead More

Library and Information Resources help desk closed until Aug. 1

Library and Information Resources help desk closed until Aug. 1

May 21, 2020 at 7:26 am

Just a reminder: The Library Resources and Information Resources help desk will be closed until August 1, 2020. Staff members in both departments remain available by direct phone numbers and email. Need research/tech help? Consider the following options: Library Resources Contact – for reference questions or general library assistance WEBPAGERead More

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

May 21, 2020 at 7:24 am

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced its end-of-year awards given to medical students and clinical faculty. Although the awards are normally given in-person prior to Commencement, the School instead announced its award winners via social media in advance of the University’s virtualRead More

From the Dean: Congratulations graduates!

From the Dean: Congratulations graduates!

May 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm

As I mentioned in last week’s column, this weekend marks graduation for our senior class of medical and health sciences students. All together, more than 320 UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences students will receive their degrees in virtual Commencement ceremonies that get underway at 10 a.m. tomorrow. IRead More

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 74 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to confer 74 doctor of medicine degrees on new physicians

May 14, 2020 at 11:48 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to 74 graduating medical students in a virtual Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND interim president, vice president for Health Affairs and dean ofRead More

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

May 14, 2020 at 10:02 am

In addition to the 74 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing 249 students from its graduate and health sciences programs who are also graduating on Saturday, May 16. “We want to extend congratulations to allRead More

Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement

May 14, 2020 at 9:50 am

You’re invited to celebrate UND graduates and watch the virtual UND Commencement ceremonies. All three ceremonies – graduate and undergraduate, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and School of Law – will be broadcast, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, on the UND Commencement site. You can watch entireRead More

New SMHS bylaws in effect

New SMHS bylaws in effect

May 14, 2020 at 9:33 am

Just a reminder that the new SMHS bylaws became effective on May 8, 2020. The bylaws can be found on the “Faculty Governance” portion of the SMHS Education and Faculty Affairs website here.