Archive for March, 2021

From the Dean: A full roster of residents

From the Dean: A full roster of residents

March 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm

The North Dakota Legislative Assembly (aka Legislature) probably has about a month more to run for this biennium. Various bills that are relevant to the School are making their way through the process, and none is more important than SB 2003 (the funding bill for the School and the higherRead More

TLAS Corner: Reset attention, increase learner success with active lecture strategies

TLAS Corner: Reset attention, increase learner success with active lecture strategies

March 25, 2021 at 4:26 pm

It’s been almost five years since Dr. Richard Van Eck first shared his 5 Levels of Active Learning (AL) in a previous newsletter. Since then, we have revisited concepts these through several workshops and consultations centered around active learning. Evidence for the benefits of AL continues to grow and itRead More

Faculty Development: Understanding Rural Communities on April 15

Faculty Development: Understanding Rural Communities on April 15

March 25, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship would like to invite you to join us for a virtual event: “Understanding Rural Communities: What Makes them Unique and Why It Matters in Medicine and Health Sciences Education,” presented by Brad Gibbens, M.P.A., Acting Director of the Center for Rural Health, at noon on Thursday,Read More

Sarah Julsrud

Sarah Julsrud

March 25, 2021 at 10:09 am

Sarah Julsrud is the new administrative assistant for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Southeast Campus in Fargo, N.D. She will work beside Kristi Hofer in helping our future physicians succeed! Sarah grew up in Graceville, Minn., which is located in the western “bump” of Minnesota going into theRead More

Fourth-year UND medical students receive their residency “match”

Fourth-year UND medical students receive their residency “match”

March 24, 2021 at 9:35 am

Friday, March 19, 2021, was the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) “Match Day.” Match Day for graduating medical students is one of the most important milestones of their young careers. Each year on this day, medical school seniors across the country find out where they will complete their residency, a period ofRead More

NDUS training videos for Office 365 apps available online

NDUS training videos for Office 365 apps available online

March 19, 2021 at 8:54 am

Need help with online Microsoft Office 365 applications like OneNote, Excel, OneDrive, or Outlook? The North Dakota University System (NDUS) has developed a series of training videos faculty and staff might find useful. Videos are available online via our SMHS Information Resources website.

From the Dean: It’s Match Day!

From the Dean: It’s Match Day!

March 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Today is Match Day for our senior medical students! At 11 a.m. today (12 p.m. Eastern), medical students from around the country (including those at the UND SMHS) learn where they will be spending the next three to five (or more) years as part of their post-MD residency. Hosted byRead More

Library and Information Resources desk hours for March 26

Library and Information Resources desk hours for March 26

March 18, 2021 at 2:31 pm

The Library and Information Resources Information Desk will be CLOSED on Friday, March 26, 2021. Information Resources and Library Resources staff will remain available from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to assist faculty, staff, and students with technology and library resources needs. Call 701.777.3993 to reach IR or LR staffRead More

Faculty Development: ‘A Primer on Mentorship and Coaching’ April 8

Faculty Development: ‘A Primer on Mentorship and Coaching’ April 8

March 18, 2021 at 8:54 am

Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, for a virtual faculty development presentation presented by Dr. Sabha Ganai, associate professor in the SMHS Department of Surgery: “A Primer on Mentorship and Coaching.” The event will be streamed live on Zoom and recorded for later viewing (https://und.zoom.us/j/8327382880).Read More

Dana Nielsen to give Surgery Grand Rounds on peripheral vascular trauma March 19

Dana Nielsen to give Surgery Grand Rounds on peripheral vascular trauma March 19

March 18, 2021 at 8:54 am

Dana Nielsen, M.D., a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Peripheral Vascular Trauma: An Overview of the Evaluation and Evidence-based Treatment of Vascular Injury” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 19. YouRead More

From the Dean: One year later

From the Dean: One year later

March 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Today marks one year since the pandemic really started in earnest for Susan and me. On that Friday we retreated to our home and realized that our life – and that of our family, friends, neighbors, and literally billions of others – was about to change in profound ways. YouRead More

UND awarded $10 million NIH grant to study Indigenous resilience and the health effects of trauma

UND awarded $10 million NIH grant to study Indigenous resilience and the health effects of trauma

March 11, 2021 at 4:15 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has received a five-year award from the National Institutes of Health totaling more than $10 million to develop an Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center. According to Dr. Don Warne, director of the School’s Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and public healthRead More

Eleshia Morrison presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on chronic pain March 17

Eleshia Morrison presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on chronic pain March 17

March 11, 2021 at 4:14 pm

Eleshia J. Morrison, Ph.D., L.P., ABPP, will present “Biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of chronic pain” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  This broadcast will be done via Zoom/Video conferencing. Board certified in clinical health psychology, Dr. Morrison is a consultant, assistant professor of psychology, andRead More

RFA on cancer projects from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

RFA on cancer projects from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

March 11, 2021 at 4:13 pm

The goal of the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region. The collaborative’s Professional Development Core is currently seeking proposals for the following funding mechanisms: DaCCoTA Scholars Program – The purposeRead More

SMHS grad students win awards at UND’s annual Graduate Research Achievement Day

March 11, 2021 at 4:12 pm

Congratulations are in order to Danielle Germundson and Sonalika Singhal, graduate students in Clinical & Translational Sciences, who won first and third place, respectively, in the natural sciences category at UND’s fifth annual (virtual) Graduate Research Achievement Day (GRAD) event last week. “Graduate students are really the lifeblood of any research university;Read More