Archive for September, 2020

From the Dean: Remembering Dr. David Gipp

From the Dean: Remembering Dr. David Gipp

September 17, 2020 at 11:58 pm

This past Monday, the UND SMHS Advisory Council reported back to the Interim Higher Education Committee of the North Dakota Legislature, as is customary prior to each legislative assembly session and as required by law. As you might already know, the next session begins Jan. 5, 2021. I testified (virtually),Read More

Tyler Van De Voort to give Surgery Grand Rounds on brain and spinal injuries Sept. 8

Tyler Van De Voort to give Surgery Grand Rounds on brain and spinal injuries Sept. 8

September 17, 2020 at 10:56 am

Tyler Van De Voort, M.D., a PG-IV resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Brain and Spinal Injuries – Evidence vs. Dogma” at the UND Medical Education Center, Room 140, in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. Everyone isRead More

DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program releases new RFAs

DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program releases new RFAs

September 17, 2020 at 10:54 am

The DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program has released new requests for applications (RFAs) for the following pilot grant awards: Feasibility Pilot Grants – These awards of up to $40,000 (direct + indirect costs) are intended to provide support to allow a clinician/non-clinician team to form around a novel cancer-related hypothesis. Applications canRead More

AAMC announces Community Health Needs grant opportunity

AAMC announces Community Health Needs grant opportunity

September 17, 2020 at 10:52 am

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is accepting applications for its Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) award that addresses population health leadership principles and promotes collaboration among diverse stakeholders across the clinical, education and research missions. The award will provide five grants of $10,000 to institutions orRead More

From the Dean: From 9/11 to COVID-19

From the Dean: From 9/11 to COVID-19

September 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Today is the sad anniversary of the 19th year since the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and Pentagon in Washington D.C. My, has the world changed in the nearly two decades since that tragic event! I distinctly remember where I was when I heard aboutRead More

Incoming class for inaugural TLAS Teaching Academy announced

Incoming class for inaugural TLAS Teaching Academy announced

September 10, 2020 at 11:54 am

The Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) unit in Education Resources is pleased to announce the inaugural class of the TLAS Teaching Academy. The Teaching Academy is a joint program of the SMHS Office of Education & Faculty Affairs (OEFA) and TLAS. It is being launched as a pilot program in 2020. The ten members of this year’s TeachingRead More

Chani Taggart to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on laparoscopic cholecystectomy Sept. 11

Chani Taggart to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on laparoscopic cholecystectomy Sept. 11

September 10, 2020 at 11:50 am

Chani Taggart, D.O., a PG-IV resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “The Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Strides toward preventing common bile duct injuries” at the SMHS Northwest Campus in Minot, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Everyone is welcome toRead More

From the Dean: Dr. Deborah Birx visits Fargo

From the Dean: Dr. Deborah Birx visits Fargo

September 4, 2020 at 12:10 am

Earlier this week, the building we own and operate in Minot that houses our Center for Family Medicine and our Minot-based family medicine residency suffered a major setback when a water main in the building burst unexpectedly and flooded the basement, causing substantial damage and necessitating the closure of theRead More

Dr. Steffen Christensen retires from SMHS after 26 years of service

Dr. Steffen Christensen retires from SMHS after 26 years of service

September 3, 2020 at 1:24 pm

After 26 years of service, Dr. Steffen Christensen will step down as vice chair of the UND SMHS Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Based in Fargo, Dr. Christensen is among the last of the two-year UND Bachelor of Science in Medicine graduates. “Few faculty members have done more to supportRead More

North Dakota State Office of Rural Health receives federal funding

North Dakota State Office of Rural Health receives federal funding

September 3, 2020 at 12:59 pm

The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) will be able to provide additional support to North Dakota thanks to increased funding from Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Annual funding increased to $230,000 this year, allowing for additional services to begin. SORH is a federal-state partnership that helps rural communitiesRead More

SMHS expands RuralMed health workforce retention program

SMHS expands RuralMed health workforce retention program

September 3, 2020 at 12:57 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is expanding its state-sponsored RuralMed Program. Established in concert with the North Dakota Legislative Assembly in 2009-10, RuralMed was designed to increase the number of new physicians practicing in rural North Dakota. Here’s how it works: UND medical students apply for theRead More

Matthew Zweerink to give Surgery Ground Rounds on abdominal aortic aneurysm Sept. 4

Matthew Zweerink to give Surgery Ground Rounds on abdominal aortic aneurysm Sept. 4

September 3, 2020 at 12:56 pm

Matthew Zweerink, M.D., a PGY-III resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk titled “The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Zweerink’sRead More

Information Desk closed Sept. 4-8

Information Desk closed Sept. 4-8

September 3, 2020 at 12:55 pm

Due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, the SMHS Information Resources and Library Resources Information Desk will be closed Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. It will re-open on Wednesday, Sept. 9. If you require assistance while the desk is closed, please contact individual Information Resources and Library Resources staff onlineRead More