Archive for December, 2020

First-year UND med students get a little extra care this holiday season

First-year UND med students get a little extra care this holiday season

December 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Last week, 64 first-year medical students received a little holiday pick-me-up, courtesy of a collection of volunteers at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Arranged by the SMHS Office of Student Affairs and Office of the Dean, care packages, which included personalized notes from SMHS faculty, staff, andRead More

From the Dean: Vaccines in North Dakota, holiday greetings

From the Dean: Vaccines in North Dakota, holiday greetings

December 17, 2020 at 1:39 pm

As the semester winds down, SARS-CoV-2 cases trend downward as well in North Dakota and at UND. As has been widely reported, we’ve seen a rather dramatic recent decline in cases, test positivity rate, and hospitalizations. All of this mainly can be attributed to better attention to good public healthRead More

Lejla Gasevic presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on schizophrenia on Jan. 6

Lejla Gasevic presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on schizophrenia on Jan. 6

December 17, 2020 at 1:33 pm

Lejla Gasevic, M.D., will present “Schizophrenia Prevention” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Gasevic is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Lisa, Schock, M.D., a clinical associate professor at UND and psychiatrist at SanfordRead More

Holiday Library Information Help Desk hours

Holiday Library Information Help Desk hours

December 17, 2020 at 1:29 pm

The Library Resources Information Desk hours for the upcoming holiday weeks are as follows: Monday, Dec. 21 – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:30 to 1:30) Tuesday, Dec. 22 – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:30 to 1:30) Wednesday, Dec. 23 – 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec.Read More

Hands-on (virtual) workshop on rubric-building to be held on Jan. 27

Hands-on (virtual) workshop on rubric-building to be held on Jan. 27

December 17, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Join Dr. Adrienne Salentiny on Jan. 27, 2021, at 3 p.m. for an online workshop: “Build-a-rubric hands-on: Learn increasing student performance, grading consistency, and feedback efficiency.” Join via Zoom at: https://und.zoom.us/j/98126818639?pwd=b0lOZCs1a21haXVmQzhvQW4wTy9ZZz09 When you create complex assignments and projects, it can be challenging and time-consuming to grade consistently. Students can also struggleRead More

Holiday 2020 North Dakota Medicine magazine now available

Holiday 2020 North Dakota Medicine magazine now available

December 17, 2020 at 1:25 pm

The Holiday 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available, online and in paper format. This issue features stories on: The UND Occupational Therapy Department’s doctoral program Revisions underway in the SMHS medical curriculum The travels of Center for Rural Health Associate Director Jacqueline Gray First-year med student and first Indigenous classRead More

2021 SMHS calendars available online

2021 SMHS calendars available online

December 17, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Just a reminder: the 2021 SMHS calendar is now available in multiple formats. To download the letter-sized calendar, go here. For an 11 x 17 inch calendar, go here. Calendars were produced courtesy of the SMHS Medical Media team.

From the Dean: Legislative affairs and recognizing clinical faculty

From the Dean: Legislative affairs and recognizing clinical faculty

December 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm

The School held its first-ever virtual Holiday Gathering last night. Ordinarily, we coordinate December celebrations on each of our four campuses as well as a luncheon get-together that we hold on the second floor of the Grand Forks building. But because of the pandemic, we consolidated all five parties intoRead More

Medical Laboratory Science students receive scholarships for 2020-21

Medical Laboratory Science students receive scholarships for 2020-21

December 10, 2020 at 2:07 pm

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has awarded scholarships to several medical laboratory science students for the upcoming academic year. Funds for the scholarships are given from various private sources, endowments, and scholarship funds. Scholarship winners for the 2020-2021 academicRead More

Ring in 2021 with (virtual!) instructional design office hours

Ring in 2021 with (virtual!) instructional design office hours

December 10, 2020 at 11:42 am

Are online, hybrid, or hyflex class designs causing you double the work and double the stress? Are you hitting a wall as you try to prepare spring course content? Have you been using tools that frustrate more than they cooperate? In 2021, let’s focus on what’s been working and leave theRead More

Dakota Feist

Dakota Feist

December 10, 2020 at 10:47 am

Dakota Feist is a simulator technician at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. As a simulator technician, Dakota is responsible for the programming, maintenance, repair, and operation of the computerized human patient simulators, or manikins. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer scienceRead More

Library Resources and liaison librarians available to help you remotely

Library Resources and liaison librarians available to help you remotely

December 10, 2020 at 10:43 am

Although many of our staff are currently working remotely, Library Resources is providing all of our services. Even at a distance we can: help faculty and students explore a research question. acquire an interlibrary loan for resources unavailable through our collections. establish course reserves. help faculty on assignment design. giveRead More

Dr. Francis Lu to discuss diversity and inclusion at Psychiatry Grand Rounds Dec. 16

Dr. Francis Lu to discuss diversity and inclusion at Psychiatry Grand Rounds Dec. 16

December 10, 2020 at 10:43 am

Francis Lu, M.D., DLFAPA, will present “Diversity and Inclusion in GME: Implementing the 2019 ACGME Common Program Requirement on Diversity and Inclusion” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. This presentation will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Lu is a Luke & Grace Kim professorRead More

From the Dean: The latest on COVID vaccines

From the Dean: The latest on COVID vaccines

December 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm

One of the very positive things we have going on at the School is outstanding leadership of our student leaders. Here’s one example: as required by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME, the accrediting body for U.S. medical schools that I’ve mentioned before), the students are conducting a surveyRead More

SMHS Holiday Gathering for all campuses to be held online Dec. 10

SMHS Holiday Gathering for all campuses to be held online Dec. 10

December 3, 2020 at 11:51 am

In lieu of holiday parties on all four campuses this year, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will host a single Holiday Gathering via Zoom for all SMHS staff and faculty from all campuses at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10. Although the event’s program is still beingRead More