Archive for February, 2021

DaCCoTA seeks poster abstracts for annual symposium on June 18

DaCCoTA seeks poster abstracts for annual symposium on June 18

February 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm

The DaCCoTA is currently soliciting poster abstracts for its 2021 Virtual Symposium, which will be held on June 18, 2021. Posters are expected to address cancer-related clinical and translational research. Posters can consider the multilevel manifestations of cancer (e.g., neurological, psychiatric), demographic risks, and/or social impact. Posters that focus on T2-T4 translationalRead More

Biomedical Sciences seminar on pneumonia March 24

Biomedical Sciences seminar on pneumonia March 24

February 26, 2021 at 1:16 pm

The UND Department of Biomedical Sciences presents: “Inducible epithelial resistance to prevent pneumonia,” a presentation by Scott E. Evans, M.D., FCCP, ATSF, professor and chairman ad interim of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Department of Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Evans will give his presentation from noon to 1 p.m.Read More

Faculty development: Using OneNote to get organized on March 25

Faculty development: Using OneNote to get organized on March 25

February 26, 2021 at 1:15 pm

Join Education Resources and Dr. Melanie Nadeau, assistant director of the SMHS Public Health Program, for a faculty development session entitled “Using OneNote to get organized: Faculty experience” at noon on Thursday, March 25. Join us on Zoom or view the recording after the event. From research to teaching, from service to departmental responsibilities,Read More

Jennifer Myers presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on clozapine March 3

Jennifer Myers presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on clozapine March 3

February 26, 2021 at 1:15 pm

Jennifer Myers, M.D., will present “Inflammation leading to supratherapeutic clozapine levels: A case report” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. This presentation will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Myers is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Baiju Gandhi, M.D., will serviceRead More

Building online interactive simulations and tutorials with SimTutor

Building online interactive simulations and tutorials with SimTutor

February 26, 2021 at 1:14 pm

You are invited to “Building Online Interactive Simulations and Tutorials with SimTutor,” our second faculty development event based on SimTutor, to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. The session will be recorded, but click here to join live. The SMHS has purchased a limited number of licenses for SimTutor,Read More

From the Dean: ‘Cross-over,’ COVID, and commencement

From the Dean: ‘Cross-over,’ COVID, and commencement

February 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm

We now have reached the “cross-over” phase of the North Dakota legislative session where bills that originated in one chamber are passed over to the other chamber for consideration. In the case of the funding bill for the UND SMHS that is contained in the higher education budget (SB 2003),Read More

SMHS, UND Marketing teams win gold award for Indigenous Health Ph.D. campaign

SMHS, UND Marketing teams win gold award for Indigenous Health Ph.D. campaign

February 25, 2021 at 12:33 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and UND Marketing & Communications teams have been given a Gold “Award of Excellence” from the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for the public relations and media campaign they launched in January 2020Read More

From the Dean: An assortment of honors

From the Dean: An assortment of honors

February 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm

These past two weeks have reminded me just how outstanding the faculty and staff that we’ve put in place at your UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences truly are. I sometimes joke that I can’t keep up with all the awards and other honors our team members regularly receiveRead More

Alessandra Spagnolia to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on surgeon suicide Feb. 19

Alessandra Spagnolia to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on surgeon suicide Feb. 19

February 18, 2021 at 4:38 pm

Alessandra Spagnolia, M.D., a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Surgeon Suicide” at Sanford Medical Center MEC Room 140 in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Spagnolia’sRead More

Weekly BINAX testing at SMHS to continue

Weekly BINAX testing at SMHS to continue

February 18, 2021 at 4:37 pm

Just a reminder: UND Student Health is hosting BINAX rapid testing events on the first floor of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday until further notice. Administrators encourage all faculty, staff, and students from your departments who are in the SMHS buildingRead More

NIGMS issues NOSI on competitive revisions to IDeA and NARCH programs for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

NIGMS issues NOSI on competitive revisions to IDeA and NARCH programs for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

Attention researchers! NIGMS has just issued NOT-GM-21-031 to support supplements to active COBRE (P20, P30), IDeA-CTR (U54), and NARCH (S06) awards for sequencing-based surveillance studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 mutates as it moves through people. Routine analysis of genetic sequence data helps to identify and characterize variant viruses. Currently, only a small fraction of SARS-CoV-2 infections in U.S.Read More

Genomics Core presents: Single cell technology workshop and ‘hands-on’ training via Zoom March 4

Genomics Core presents: Single cell technology workshop and ‘hands-on’ training via Zoom March 4

February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

The Genomics Core at the University of North Dakota is excited to offer a virtual workshop on single cell sequencing technologies on Thursday, March 4, 2021, via Zoom. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held as follows: 10 a.m. to noon – Introduction to single cell technology with presenter Bony DeRead More

Faculty Development: 10 things you didn’t know about Microsoft Word and Excel that will change your life* March 4

Faculty Development: 10 things you didn’t know about Microsoft Word and Excel that will change your life* March 4

February 18, 2021 at 2:04 pm

*OK, we’ll cover more than 10 things, and they may not change your life, but this workshop will make you way more productive! Join Education Resources for its next Faculty Development Session at noon on Thursday, March 4. You can Join us on Zoom or view the recording after the event. Yes, usuallyRead More

From the Dean: So far, so good in Bismarck

From the Dean: So far, so good in Bismarck

February 12, 2021 at 10:07 am

Here is some promising news regarding the School’s budget submission to the North Dakota Legislative Assembly (Legislature) that currently is being considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Committee just released a status report of its current thinking about the North Dakota University System (NDUS) budget request, of which theRead More

UND pathology professor identifies a novel biomarker for cancer using ‘digital pathology’

UND pathology professor identifies a novel biomarker for cancer using ‘digital pathology’

February 11, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Sandeep Singhal, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Pathology, basic research scholar of the DaCCoTA, and director of the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) bioinformatics division, recently published a paper in Communications Biology – Nature, one of the world’s leading journals in theRead More