Archive for November, 2020

SMHS announces medical student scholarships for 2020–21 academic year

SMHS announces medical student scholarships for 2020–21 academic year

November 25, 2020 at 12:31 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has announced that nearly $600,000 in scholarships has been awarded to more than 130 UND medical students for the 2020–2021 academic year. Funds for the scholarships come from private sources, endowments, and other awards, and have helped the School lower SMHS medicalRead More

Med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

Med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

November 25, 2020 at 11:17 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2024 has recognized three UND faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards in Unified Session II of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2024 (Phase 1) Unified Session II awardeesRead More

Jinal Desai presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on childhood maltreatment and depression Dec. 2

Jinal Desai presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on childhood maltreatment and depression Dec. 2

November 25, 2020 at 11:15 am

Jinal Desai, M.D., will present “Childhood Maltreatment and its Association with Adult Depression” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. This presentation will be broadcast via Zoom and video conferencing. Dr. Desai is a second year resident in UND’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program. UND Chester FritzRead More

From the Dean: Record-setting research quarter

From the Dean: Record-setting research quarter

November 19, 2020 at 11:59 pm

The theme of this week’s column is “resilience and excellence under pressure.” First, consider the just-released report summarizing the School’s research funding for the first quarter (July through September) of our fiscal year. Keep in mind that our researchers finished the last academic year with the largest amount of fundedRead More

ACP and SHM North Dakota Chapters announce 2020 poster winners

ACP and SHM North Dakota Chapters announce 2020 poster winners

November 19, 2020 at 1:09 pm

The North Dakota Chapters of American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine are pleased to announce the winners of our annual poster competition. All posters can be viewed here. The winners, by category, are: ACP Research Winner – Connor J. Schweitzer and Austin J. Hewitt, fourth-year medical students,Read More

Zachery Staskywicz to give Surgery Grand Rounds on metabolism and TPN on Nov. 20

Zachery Staskywicz to give Surgery Grand Rounds on metabolism and TPN on Nov. 20

November 19, 2020 at 1:06 pm

Zachery Staskywicz, M.D., a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Metabolism and TPN in the surgical patient” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. All are welcome to attend. The objectivesRead More

From the Dean: We know what we need to do

From the Dean: We know what we need to do

November 12, 2020 at 11:26 am

This has been a quiet week, all things considered, especially since UND was closed on Wednesday in recognition of Veterans Day. On Tuesday I sent an email to all School faculty, staff and students to remind them about the holiday and to ask them to pause on that day “toRead More

Eric Curto to give Surgery Grand Rounds on adrenal incidentalomas Nov. 13

Eric Curto to give Surgery Grand Rounds on adrenal incidentalomas Nov. 13

November 12, 2020 at 9:38 am

Eric Curto, M.D., a PGY-III resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Management of Adrenal Incidentalomas” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Curto’s talkRead More

James Roerig to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on antipsychotics Nov. 18

James Roerig to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on antipsychotics Nov. 18

November 12, 2020 at 9:37 am

James Roerig, Pharm. D., BCPP, assistant director of UND’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program and professor in UND’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, will present “Use of Long Acting Injectable Antipsychotics” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. This presentation will be held via zoom/video conferencing. UponRead More

Library and Information Resources hours

Library and Information Resources hours

November 12, 2020 at 9:36 am

The Library and Information Resources Info Desk resumed regular hours on Thursday, Nov. 12. The desk is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Information Resources and Library Resources staff may also be reached by phone. Call 701.777.3993 to arrange forRead More

From the Dean: Some promising news

From the Dean: Some promising news

November 5, 2020 at 11:58 pm

In this depressing SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) era, it’s good to share some positive and potentially important recent information. A study from Iceland published in last week’s edition of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine looked at the antibody response (the protective proteins that the body makes after exposure to anRead More

A new tool in the fight against breast cancer?

A new tool in the fight against breast cancer?

November 5, 2020 at 4:37 pm

The statistics are by now too well-known: one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Likewise, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American women. Although prevention and treatment for this and other cancers has come aRead More

Library Resources information desk closed through Nov. 11

Library Resources information desk closed through Nov. 11

November 5, 2020 at 4:36 pm

Just a reminder: The Library and Information Resources information desk will be closed through Wednesday, Nov. 11. It will reopen on Thursday, Nov. 12. Still need technology/equipment? Contact Information Resources at 701.777.3993 for equipment checkout during the desk closure. Information Resources and Library Resources staff will remain available to assistRead More

Lukas Mueller to give Surgery Grand Rounds on frostbite management on Nov. 6

Lukas Mueller to give Surgery Grand Rounds on frostbite management on Nov. 6

November 5, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Lukas Mueller, M.D., a PGY-V resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Frostbite Management” at Sanford Medical Center – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Mueller’s talkRead More

Faculty development session: Teaching well in the time of COVID

Faculty development session: Teaching well in the time of COVID

November 5, 2020 at 10:44 am

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship invites you to join us on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) for a live event on Zoom (and recorded for later viewing). Presenters Dr. Richard Van Eck, associate dean for Teaching & Learning, and Dr. Adrienne Salentiny, instructional designer at the SMHS,Read More