Archive for January, 2021

From the Dean: Med school matriculants from North Dakota enrolling at UND on the rise

From the Dean: Med school matriculants from North Dakota enrolling at UND on the rise

January 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm

This past Monday we had our first virtual Faculty Assembly during which I traditionally deliver the “State of the School” address, and Faculty Council Chair David Relling presents the various committee reports to the UND SMHS faculty and others in attendance. As it turns out, one of the benefits ofRead More

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to Class of 2022 on Feb. 5

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to Class of 2022 on Feb. 5

January 28, 2021 at 2:08 pm

Thirty-three University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) students begin the clinical portion of their studies next week in an effort to earn their Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. The Physician Assistant Class of 2022 will receive their white coats on Friday, Feb. 5,Read More

Don Warne named one of Explorers Club’s 50 people “changing the world”

Don Warne named one of Explorers Club’s 50 people “changing the world”

January 28, 2021 at 1:56 pm

Donald Warne, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Indians into Medicine and Master of Public Health Programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been selected as a member of the inaugural Explorers 50 (EC50) class of the Explorers Club based in New York City. The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinaryRead More

Med students share volunteer experiences online at Service Learning Day 2021

Med students share volunteer experiences online at Service Learning Day 2021

January 28, 2021 at 1:54 pm

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, SMHS medical students participated in the third annual Service Learning Day at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Service Learning Day is designed to give students the opportunity to reflect on a volunteer experience they engaged in and share how their workRead More

Faculty development: Using social media for healthcare education Feb. 18

Faculty development: Using social media for healthcare education Feb. 18

January 28, 2021 at 1:43 pm

The Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship group invites you to attend “Using Social Media to Support Medical and Health Care Education,” a presentation by Dr. Gunjan Manocha and Dr. Adrienne Salentiny. The event will be held via Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at noon via Zoom at: https://und.zoom.us/j/8327382880?pwd=ck9nenduaVliTVUvVU1oemxxQ1EzZz09 Social media is beingRead More

Faculty development: Building online interactive simulations and tutorials with SimTutor Feb. 11

Faculty development: Building online interactive simulations and tutorials with SimTutor Feb. 11

January 28, 2021 at 1:40 pm

The SMHS has purchased a limited number of licenses for SimTutor, a tool for building online tutorials and simulations quickly. With SimTutor, you can easily take images, video, and audio and integrate them with text, questions, and interactive objects to share with your learners online. Join Richard Van Eck, Ph.D.,Read More

Geoffrey Glidewell presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on addiction Feb. 6

Geoffrey Glidewell presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on addiction Feb. 6

January 28, 2021 at 1:37 pm

Geoffrey Glidewell, M.D., will present “The Stigma of Addiction” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, via Zoom/videoconferencing. Dr. Glidewell is a second-year resident in the UND Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Patti Senn, MS, LPCC, LMAC, MAC, a lead supervisor of the Substance Use Disorder UnitRead More

ACGME grants initial accreditation to UND Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

ACGME grants initial accreditation to UND Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

January 28, 2021 at 1:35 pm

The ACGME has granted initial accreditation to UND’s Fargo-based Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship, effective Jan. 22, 2021. Program Director Dr. Matthew Tinguely received word of the initial accreditation this week. The accreditation allows Dr. Tinguely and his largely Sanford Health-based team to accept up to six total fellows (twoRead More

Learning Community Wellness Challenge participants log 1,841 miles in 19 days

Learning Community Wellness Challenge participants log 1,841 miles in 19 days

January 28, 2021 at 12:50 pm

The UND SMHS Learning Communities Higher Council was created last year with the intention of providing an additional avenue for students from different health professions to work together to build community within UND SMHS and give back to the surrounding community. Each learning community has two representatives (16 students), andRead More

SMHS researchers publish major study on tumor-destroying option for cancer patients using ‘superantigens’

SMHS researchers publish major study on tumor-destroying option for cancer patients using ‘superantigens’

January 28, 2021 at 12:40 pm

A team of researchers at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences might just have revolutionized the treatment of solid tumor cancers. As reported in the prestigious Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer, a team led by Department of Biomedical Sciences professors David S. Bradley, Ph.D., and David S. Terman, M.D.,Read More

From the Dean: News from Bismarck

From the Dean: News from Bismarck

January 21, 2021 at 11:59 pm

The School’s presentation to the North Dakota Legislature’s Senate Appropriations Committee this past Monday went well. Dave Molmen, CEO of Altru Health System and the chair of the UND SMHS Advisory Council and I presented virtually, utilizing the slides available here. We fielded a few insightful questions from committee members,Read More

Boston University’s Lee Quinton to present on signaling nodes and lung defense Feb. 10

Boston University’s Lee Quinton to present on signaling nodes and lung defense Feb. 10

January 21, 2021 at 9:50 am

The UND Department of Biomedical Sciences presents “Signaling nodes controlling lung defense,” a presentation by Lee J. Quinton, Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology with the Boston University School of Medicine, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, from noon to 1 p.m. Interested faculty, staff, and students can view the presentationRead More

Sara Bjerke elected Secretary for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association

Sara Bjerke elected Secretary for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association

January 14, 2021 at 12:58 pm

Assistant Professor and Assistant Athletic Trainer in the SMHS Department of Sports Medicine, Sara Bjerke, M.S., LAT, ATC, was recently elected the new secretary for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association, District 5 (MAATA D5). The MAATA is a member organization made up of seven states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa,Read More

Evidence-based teaching: Competency and resiliency in rural and underserved practice Jan. 21

Evidence-based teaching: Competency and resiliency in rural and underserved practice Jan. 21

January 14, 2021 at 12:57 pm

The Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship team at SMHS will present “Competence and resiliency in rural and underserved practice,” an evidence-based faculty development session, from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. At this interactive session, presenters Dr. David Schmitz and Michelle Montgomery will review the literature and best practices related toRead More

Stacey Benson presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on violence Jan. 20

Stacey Benson presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on violence Jan. 20

January 14, 2021 at 12:55 pm

From 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, Stacey Benson, Psy.D., LP, will present “Danger to others vs. violence risk assessments vs. threat assessments, similarities, differences and best practices.” Dr. Benson is a licensed clinical psychologist and president and CEO at Benson Psychological Services, P.C. Dr. Benson is also aRead More