Archive for July, 2020

Abby Fredrickson to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on kratom on Aug. 5

Abby Fredrickson to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on kratom on Aug. 5

July 30, 2020 at 2:51 pm

Abby Fredrickson, M.D., will present “Kratom: The new legal high?” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. This presentation will be held via Zoom/Video Conferencing. Dr. Fredrickson is a Third-Year Resident in the SMHS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. James L. Roerig, Pharm.D., BCPP, professorRead More

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

July 24, 2020 at 8:12 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical students Classes of 2022 and 2023 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block IV and Block VIII of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VIIIRead More

From the Dean: Rethinking educational models

From the Dean: Rethinking educational models

July 24, 2020 at 8:11 am

This past Tuesday there was a fun virtual event sponsored by Governor Burgum. It was a Virtual Summit on Innovative Education. During the time I was able to be online, I saw that there were about 800 other attendees, presumably from across the state. The Governor mentioned that there wereRead More

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

July 24, 2020 at 8:11 am

Attention medical students: UND SMHS is now approved to administer the USMLE step I and step II exams by the NBME “event testing” program online. This shift is an attempt to compensate for the loss of testing availability options over the past few months due to COVID, and may inaugurateRead More

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

July 23, 2020 at 9:52 am

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science Shannon Jongeward, MS, MLS(ASCP), who has been accepted into the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF), a national fraternity whose purpose is the advancement of professionals in the clinical laboratory sciences. Acceptance into AMTF is based on significant involvement inRead More

Jacqueline Gray named Fellow of American Psychological Association

Jacqueline Gray named Fellow of American Psychological Association

July 23, 2020 at 9:49 am
UND Host-Pathogen Interactions symposium set for Sept. 15 (abstract deadline extended to Aug. 28)

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions symposium set for Sept. 15 (abstract deadline extended to Aug. 28)

July 23, 2020 at 9:36 am

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity and inflammation to participate in the Fifth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as an online virtual event 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The symposiumRead More

COVID testing for SMHS faculty, students and staff on July 30

COVID testing for SMHS faculty, students and staff on July 30

July 23, 2020 at 9:20 am

This is a reminder about the UND COVID-19 testing event that will be held on UND’s campus in Grand Forks at the High Performance Center (just east of Memorial Stadium) on Thursday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until supplies run out. This testing event is targetedRead More

From the Dean: Getting ready for students’ return amid COVID-19

From the Dean: Getting ready for students’ return amid COVID-19

July 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm

The virtual events we held last Friday for the incoming medical student Class of 2024 and their families went very well indeed by all accounts. As is my traditional role, I oversaw the Friday case wrap-up where the entire class “meets” (this year virtually) with the patient whose case historyRead More

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in Grand Forks Sept. 19

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in Grand Forks Sept. 19

July 16, 2020 at 2:20 pm

The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease will be held in Grand Forks at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. As you can imagine, this year’s walk will be a bit different. There will not be a single walk location where participants should amass. Instead, teams will be asked toRead More

Registration open for “virtual” Joggin’ with Josh

Registration open for “virtual” Joggin’ with Josh

July 16, 2020 at 11:46 am

As many of you know, each fall Dean Wynne invites all UND students, faculty, staff and community members to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ with Josh, an informal 5K or 10K walk, jog or run. Why? Because as you may also know, there is almost nothing betterRead More

From the Dean: The 100th percentile

From the Dean: The 100th percentile

July 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm

As I’ve mentioned before, the medical students in the Class of 2024 began their studies with us this week. I welcomed them to the UND SMHS on Monday. But unlike in prior years, the meeting was not in person—it was virtual. And rather than discussing the moral imperatives of beingRead More

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

July 9, 2020 at 11:02 am

Fifty years ago this week—July 8, 1970—President Richard Nixon delivered his “Special Message on Indian Affairs.” This policy speech not only paved the way for reversing the federal government’s “Termination” policy, which had rescinded the sovereignty of American Indian tribes, but strove to improve American Indian health in several ways.Read More

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

July 9, 2020 at 11:01 am

Jennifer Raum, M.D., has been named the new program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, effective July 1, 2020. The announcement was made by UND’s Department of Internal Medicine Chair Dinesh Bande, M.D., this week. “The recruitment process began in February of this year,” said Dr. Bande. “A SearchRead More

COVID-19 resource allocation survey

COVID-19 resource allocation survey

July 9, 2020 at 11:01 am

UND SMHS medical students Allison Cwikla, Parker Rosneau, and Cody Weisel, under the guidance of Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research Marc Basson, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are conducting a research project to explore public perception regarding the allocation of scarce medical resources during the COVID-19 era. Please consider completingRead More