Archive for June, 2020

From the Dean: Return-to-work and other COVID-19 updates

From the Dean: Return-to-work and other COVID-19 updates

June 25, 2020 at 11:59 pm

I suspect that you, like me, have periods of concern and worry regarding the current pandemic and especially how it might impact the future. I was, quite frankly, struggling a bit emotionally earlier in the week, especially after yet again having to interact over the weekend with our five grandkidsRead More

Yvette LaPierre

Yvette LaPierre

June 25, 2020 at 11:45 am

Yvette LaPierre, Ph.D., is the academic advisor at UND’s Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program. At INMED, Yvette’s responsibilities include advising and programming to support student success and pursuing funding opportunities. Before joining INMED, Yvette taught for UND’s Communication and English Departments, Honors Program, Integrated Studies Program, and the American CollegeRead More

Sara Strandquist

Sara Strandquist

June 25, 2020 at 11:44 am

Sara Strandquist is the new research technician working in the Genomics Core facility assisting with the upkeep of the lab, as well as analysis of DNA and RNA samples. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Evangel University in 2009, she moved back to her hometown and workedRead More

Sejal Parikh presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on insomnia July 1

Sejal Parikh presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on insomnia July 1

June 22, 2020 at 10:41 pm

Dr. Sejal Parikh will present “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo, N.D. Dr. Parikh is a fourth-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Dr. Joel Erickson is a sleep medicine provider/psychiatristRead More

Grace Karikari to discuss public health challenges in North Dakota via Zoom on June 26

Grace Karikari to discuss public health challenges in North Dakota via Zoom on June 26

June 22, 2020 at 10:31 pm

Grace Karikari. Ph.D., will give a presentation titled “Public health challenges in North Dakota: Examining the intricate connections and exploring solutions” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26. This virtual talk can be seem via Zoom by visiting: https://und.zoom.us/j/92060793776 Dr. Grace Karikari holds a doctorate in public health with aRead More

From the Dean: Here comes the Class of 2024!

From the Dean: Here comes the Class of 2024!

June 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm

As I mentioned in this column last week, I “attended” the latest triannual meeting of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for two days earlier this week. We reviewed almost three dozen accreditation surveys, status reports and change notifications (for example, regarding class size) from medical schools across theRead More

Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

Mary Beth McGurran to retire June 30

June 18, 2020 at 9:34 am

After 41 years of service, Mary Beth McGurran will retire from her position as administrative assistant in the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science on June 30, 2020. Mary Beth began her career in 1979 at the Human Nutrition Research Center where she worked for Dr. Leslie Klevay. In 1986Read More

Bailey Knopf

Bailey Knopf

June 18, 2020 at 9:20 am

Bailey Knopf is a research specialist in UND’s Department of Geriatrics. Bailey works with Dr. Don Jurivich, whose lab studies the processes of aging. Prior to moving to Grand Forks, Bailey grew up in Granger, Iowa, and later attended the University of Iowa where she studied cell and developmental biologyRead More

Summer 2020 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

Summer 2020 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

June 18, 2020 at 8:44 am

The summer 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is available now. If you are unable to pick up a paper copy due to the ongoing pandemic, please check out the magazine online. Feature stories this issue include: Part two of our history of the UND Center for Rural Health UpdatesRead More

Per Ostmo

Per Ostmo

June 18, 2020 at 8:41 am

Per Ostmo is the outreach specialist at UND’s Center for Rural Health. Per is responsible for social media management, web review, and exhibiting at regional health events. Per grew up in Wahpeton, N.D., and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UND. He is currently earning a Master of PublicRead More

From the Dean: “Best places to practice”

From the Dean: “Best places to practice”

June 11, 2020 at 11:55 pm

Last year, I mentioned an annual survey of the attractiveness of various physician practice locations around the U.S. conducted and reported by Medscape, a commercial online portal for physicians and other health professionals. The survey for 2020 was just released (“2020 Best and Worst Places to Practice”). It ranks allRead More

Margo Norton presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on evidence-based therapies for PTSD June 17

June 11, 2020 at 4:09 pm

Margo Norton, Ph.D., will present “Evidence Based Therapies for PTSD: Case Presentations” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo, N.D. Dr. Norton is clinical psychologist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Fargo, N.D. Charlie Knowlton, M.S., aRead More

From the Dean: No going back

From the Dean: No going back

June 4, 2020 at 11:59 pm

The growth of virtual rather than face-to-face communications and interactions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic continues at a dizzying pace. Recently I was talking with the developer of a software product that is able to analyze millions of patient records and use artificial intelligence to develop improved patient management strategies.Read More

Dr. Othman Ghribi to retire June 30

Dr. Othman Ghribi to retire June 30

June 4, 2020 at 9:53 am

After 15 years of employment with the former Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, and later the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Othman Ghribi will retire on June 30, 2020. He will be missed by us all. We in the Department of Biomedical Sciences would like to show ourRead More

Dakota Geriatrics ‘dementia-friendly health care’ symposium to be held June 24

Dakota Geriatrics ‘dementia-friendly health care’ symposium to be held June 24

June 4, 2020 at 9:51 am

The Dakota Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will host its first annual Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (ADRD) symposium titled “Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Symposium” on June 24, 2020. This will be a day-long opportunity where regional faculty experts update participants on dementia assessment and management, including newer medicalRead More