Archive for October, 2020

From the Dean: The wrong direction

From the Dean: The wrong direction

October 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm

As you are aware, the COVID-19 numbers for North Dakota (and Grand Forks County) are headed in the decidedly wrong direction. While I’d much rather have North Dakota and UND in the news because of the great things that are happening in our educational and research programs, our situation isRead More

Scholarships available for 2021 Dakota Conference

Scholarships available for 2021 Dakota Conference

October 22, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Scholarship funds are available to cover registration costs for the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health through the State Office of Rural Health grant program at the Center for Rural Health. The funds will cover the conference registration fee only; hotel, travel, preconference, and banquet costs are not covered.Read More

Med students present posters at National Association of Medical Examiners meeting

Med students present posters at National Association of Medical Examiners meeting

October 22, 2020 at 2:35 pm

McKenzie Jackson and Cassondra (Cassie) Kambeitz, both fourth-year medical students at the SMHS, presented posters at the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) virtual annual meeting Oct. 16-17, 2020. The title of McKenzie’s poster was “Postmortem diagnosis of Clostridium without culture confirmation” and the title of Cassie’s poster was “Thrombosis ofRead More

McLean and Montgomery to present on mental wellbeing and COVID on Nov. 9

McLean and Montgomery to present on mental wellbeing and COVID on Nov. 9

October 22, 2020 at 2:34 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a strain on all of us, not only physically and socially, but financially, professionally, and personally. As such, several reports suggest that mental illness has been increasing rapidly over the past eight months. But guidance, support, and help are available. From noon to 1 p.m.Read More

National Internal Medicine Day is Oct. 28

National Internal Medicine Day is Oct. 28

October 22, 2020 at 2:24 pm

Dr. Dinesh Bande, clinical professor and chair of UND’s Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Internal Medicine wish everyone a Happy National Internal Medicine Day on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has officially established National Internal Medicine Day, which hereafter will be celebrated onRead More

United Way kicks off 2020 campaign

United Way kicks off 2020 campaign

October 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm

This past Monday was the official kick-off of the 2020 University of North Dakota United Way campaign. Many UND faculty and staff members committed their support for neighbors in need in our community in 2019, and we hope even more will make that commitment in 2020. Our UND campaign willRead More

From the Dean: Budget season, remembering Dr. Mark Siegel

From the Dean: Budget season, remembering Dr. Mark Siegel

October 15, 2020 at 11:55 pm

Earlier this week, UND President Armacost and I presented the School’s budget request to the State Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The presentation went smoothly and there were no questions. We are requesting a needs-based budget in alignment with UND’s request for a 3% merit increase for faculty andRead More

ACP North Dakota Chapter announces 2020 awards

ACP North Dakota Chapter announces 2020 awards

October 15, 2020 at 10:59 pm

The American College of Physicians North Dakota Chapter is proud to announce award winners from its annual virtual meeting to be held on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The Laureate Award was presented to Dr. Neville Alberto. The Laureate Award honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by theirRead More

Remember your flu shot

Remember your flu shot

October 15, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Administrators at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences are encouraging all SMHS faculty, staff, and students to get influenza shots this autumn. Flu vaccinations are important for two reasons. First, influenza is a potentially fatal virus, although at a much lesser rate than COVID-19, especially for persons withRead More

Matthew Cziep to give Surgery Grand Rounds on esophageal perforation Oct. 16

Matthew Cziep to give Surgery Grand Rounds on esophageal perforation Oct. 16

October 15, 2020 at 1:01 pm

Matthew Cziep, M.D., a PGY-V resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Esophageal Perforation: Current Management and Guidelines” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. All are welcome to attend. The objectives ofRead More

Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s

Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s

October 15, 2020 at 10:19 am

Colin Combs, Ph.D., Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been awarded a 4-year, $1,420,768 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, entitled “Communicating Intestinal Inflammation to the Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease,” focuses on improvingRead More

Registration open for ‘The Productive Online and Offline Professor’ faculty development book study

Registration open for ‘The Productive Online and Offline Professor’ faculty development book study

October 15, 2020 at 9:25 am

Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (TLAS) is announcing its fall book study. The book will be The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide by Bonni Stachowiak (2020). Books will be provided courtesy of the Office of Education & Faculty Affairs and Education Resources. A recent TLAS faculty development needs assessment surveyRead More

Dr. Jennifer Twing to discuss yoga for Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Oct. 21

Dr. Jennifer Twing to discuss yoga for Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Oct. 21

October 15, 2020 at 8:45 am

Jennifer Twing, M.D., a fourth-year resident in UND’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program, will present “Yoga Therapy” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, via Zoom and video conferencing. Dr. Zelko Leon, M.D., a clinical professor at UND and psychiatrist at Tribe Wellness in Sedona, Ariz., will serveRead More

From the Dean: Homecoming and an Inauguration!

From the Dean: Homecoming and an Inauguration!

October 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm

This has been a full and exciting week! It started on Monday with President Andy Armacost’s Inauguration Ceremony as the 13th UND president. The event was quite poignant and moving. Andy’s closing remarks were sensitive, thoughtful, inspiring and gracious. But even Andy and his wonderful remarks were upstaged by theRead More

Lucas Holkup to give Surgery Grand Rounds on improving communication with patients on Oct. 9

Lucas Holkup to give Surgery Grand Rounds on improving communication with patients on Oct. 9

October 8, 2020 at 5:12 pm

Lucas Holkup, M.D., a PGY-V resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Improving Communication with Patients with Life-threatening Surgical Conditions” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend. TheRead More