Archive for October, 2020

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

ACP and SHM North Dakota Chapters joint annual (virtual) meeting Oct. 16

ACP and SHM North Dakota Chapters joint annual (virtual) meeting Oct. 16

October 8, 2020 at 5:12 pm

The American College of Physicians North Dakota Chapter and Society of Hospital Medicine North Dakota Chapter will hold a joint annual virtual meeting via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. There is no registration fee due to the virtual platform. The annual poster competition associated with the meeting will beRead More

From the Dean: UND’s virtual Homecoming starts next week

From the Dean: UND’s virtual Homecoming starts next week

October 1, 2020 at 9:11 am

This past Tuesday, the leadership team at the UND SMHS gave new UND President Armacost a 2.5 hour introduction to the wide variety of activities at the School. Over a dozen UND SMHS leaders gave presentations summarizing the programs and operations in each of their areas of responsibility. I gaveRead More