Archive for May, 2021

From the Dean: Revised pandemic guidelines

From the Dean: Revised pandemic guidelines

May 27, 2021 at 11:59 pm

In view of the favorable trajectory of the pandemic in North Dakota over the past few months, UND has come out with new guidelines that will become effective on June 1, 2021. In multiple discussions with President Armacost and the leadership of UND, it became clear to us that specialRead More

New SMHS pandemic guidelines in effect

New SMHS pandemic guidelines in effect

May 27, 2021 at 1:36 pm

In view of the announcement by UND of new pandemic-related expectations that were effective on June 1, 2021, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) in turn has updated its own guidance on this matter, although there is no change in the expectations in those locations where directRead More

Dr. Dubert Guerrero named Secretary / Treasurer of the American Federation for Medical Research

Dr. Dubert Guerrero named Secretary / Treasurer of the American Federation for Medical Research

May 27, 2021 at 1:33 pm

Dr. Dubert Guerrero, associate program director of the SMHS Internal Medicine Residency and associate director of Research and Scholarly Activity, has accepted a two-year term as Secretary/Treasurer in the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research. The American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) is an international, multi-disciplinary association ofRead More

Kevin McDonald presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on ADHD on June 2

Kevin McDonald presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on ADHD on June 2

May 27, 2021 at 1:32 pm

Kevin McDonald, M.D., will present “ADHD: Life impact and treatment” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at UND’s Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. McDonald is a third-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Michelle Jorgensen, M.D., will service as Dr. McDonald’s discussant. Dr.Read More

Dr. Robert Sticca to step down as chair of the SMHS Department of Surgery

Dr. Robert Sticca to step down as chair of the SMHS Department of Surgery

May 27, 2021 at 1:29 pm

After leading the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Surgery through an impressive period of growth – especially of its surgical residency program – Chair Dr. Robert Sticca will step down as department chair on June 30, 2021. He will continue thereafter in his role asRead More

From the Dean: The future of healthcare

From the Dean: The future of healthcare

May 20, 2021 at 11:58 pm

The pandemic obviously has had a profound impact on the healthcare enterprise and patients in general. One of the more interesting effects has been in the realm of virtual care delivery – the use of telemedicine and devices to assist in care. Telehealth – the use of audiovisual technology toRead More

Register today for the virtual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

Register today for the virtual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

May 20, 2021 at 4:04 pm

The 36th annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health will be held virtually from June 2-4, 2021! Registration fees have been reduced for the 2021 conference (registration deadline is June 2). The Dakota Conference provides an opportunity for over 300 healthcare professionals, educators, and students to share strategies for buildingRead More

Daniel Tuvin to give Surgery Grand Rounds on esophageal cancer May 21

Daniel Tuvin to give Surgery Grand Rounds on esophageal cancer May 21

May 20, 2021 at 1:14 pm

Daniel Tuvin, M.D., assistant professor in the SMHS Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Esophageal Cancer in 2021” from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 21. Join the meeting via Zoom at: und.zoom.us/j/567534955?pwd=ZHhJdFgrRHNvUGVSRloxci8wWnY3UT09 The objectives of Dr. Tuvin’s talk are: Discuss the epidemiology of esophageal cancer. UnderstandRead More

From the Dean: The result of great teaching

From the Dean: The result of great teaching

May 13, 2021 at 11:58 pm

We are proud of our post-MD residency training programs that the School sponsors around the state. We have programs in family and internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, neurology, geriatric medicine (fellowship), transitional, and hematology-oncology (a fellowship due to start next year). Although we have expanded (and are expanding) theRead More

Stephanie Corneliussen to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on EMDR May 19

Stephanie Corneliussen to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on EMDR May 19

May 13, 2021 at 11:11 pm

Stephanie Corneliussen, Psy.D., LP, will present “EMDR: How This Evidence-Based Therapy for Trauma Helps People Get Better Faster and Stay Better” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/Videoconferencing. Dr. Corneliussen is a psychologist at Sanford Health in Moorhead, Minn.Read More

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship consultations available

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship consultations available

May 13, 2021 at 11:10 pm

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) is a unit within Education Resources whose mission is to promote and support the design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of effective teaching, curricula, and education scholarship for all faculty and graduate students of the SMHS. Our team of instructional designers can help you design andRead More

SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

May 13, 2021 at 11:10 pm

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced its end-of-year awards given to medical students and clinical faculty. Although the awards are normally given in-person prior to Commencement, the School instead announced its award winners via social media during the M.D. Commencement Ceremony onRead More

Phase-One med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

Phase-One med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

May 13, 2021 at 2:29 pm

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

From the Dean: Commencement and remembering Daryl Sieg

From the Dean: Commencement and remembering Daryl Sieg

May 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Tomorrow will be commencement day for the medical student Class of 2021. Our other graduating health sciences and graduate students will be part of the general UND commencement ceremony the following weekend. Both events will be different from usual due to the pandemic. For medical students, it will be aRead More

New library resource added: LWW Health Library

New library resource added: LWW Health Library

May 6, 2021 at 1:41 pm

Medical students and residents – Are you looking for information to support your clinical rotations? Do you need to study for Shelf Exams or USMLE Step 2 or Step 3? Clerkship Directors and faculty – Are you looking for resources to support your Phase 2 and 3 medical students in theirRead More