Archive for July, 2021

From the Dean: Facing pandemic fatigue

From the Dean: Facing pandemic fatigue

July 29, 2021 at 11:59 pm

I’m so tired of the pandemic and its impact on all of us! I’ll bet you feel the same way. And yet several events this week demonstrated that despite our collective pandemic fatigue, annoyance, and – yes – anger, the pandemic unfortunately isn’t done with us yet, due in largeRead More

Hafsa Mahmood presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on pandemic burnout on Aug. 4

Hafsa Mahmood presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on pandemic burnout on Aug. 4

July 29, 2021 at 10:09 pm

Hafsa Mahmood, M.D., will present the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “COVID-19 Pandemic and Healthcare Workers Burnout,” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Mahmood is a fourth-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Jon Ulven, Ph.D., chairRead More

Sackenreuter named Associate Director of Human Resources for SMHS

Sackenreuter named Associate Director of Human Resources for SMHS

July 29, 2021 at 4:34 pm

Jill Sackenreuter has been named associate director of Human Resources (HR) for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Making her way north after more than two decades in Fargo, the former associate director of Recruitment and Administration at North Dakota State University is now the lead HRRead More

Free Shred Day returns Aug. 10

Free Shred Day returns Aug. 10

July 29, 2021 at 11:14 am

The UND Office of Records Management is pleased to announce the return of Free Shred Day, provided by MinnKota Secured Document Destruction. Please stop by the Chester Fritz Auditorium parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to have your personal paper records securely destroyed on-site. Questions?Read More

Online and recorded faculty development resources available

Online and recorded faculty development resources available

July 29, 2021 at 11:13 am

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. We have curated many articles, videos, and how-to resources toRead More

From the Dean: Dual degree programs benefit students

From the Dean: Dual degree programs benefit students

July 26, 2021 at 12:53 pm

Our burgeoning public health program, under the leadership of Dr. Don Warne, has achieved yet another milestone – a dual degree offering with UND’s School of Law. Although there are other universities that offer similar dual degree programs, our new program is the only one of its kind in theRead More

UND Schools of Law and Medicine & Health Sciences announce new dual JD/MPH degree

UND Schools of Law and Medicine & Health Sciences announce new dual JD/MPH degree

July 15, 2021 at 3:37 pm

The UND School of Law and School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) are proud to announce their new dual Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. The joint program provides future attorneys with a specialized, accelerated health policy track allowing them not only to specialize inRead More

2021 Medical Curriculum Retreat to be held virtually on Sept. 9

2021 Medical Curriculum Retreat to be held virtually on Sept. 9

July 15, 2021 at 3:36 pm

Mark your calendars for the SMHS Medical Curriculum Retreat 2021! The retreat will be held virtually only from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. Contact Alissa Hancock with questions at 701.777.3800 or alissa.hancock@UND.edu.

From the Dean: Acclimating to a virtual world

From the Dean: Acclimating to a virtual world

July 15, 2021 at 1:32 pm

This has been the first full week of study for the medical student class of 2025. Susan and I hosted a Welcome Reception for the class on Wednesday, but yet again this year it was virtual. Yesterday, the School hosted Family Day for the families of the students and IRead More

Scott Engum named Associate Dean of SMHS Southeast Campus

Scott Engum named Associate Dean of SMHS Southeast Campus

July 15, 2021 at 11:38 am

Dr. Scott Engum, professor of surgery with the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named Associate Dean for the School’s Southeast Campus in Fargo. Engum succeeds Dr. Cornelius “Mac” Dyke, who was recently named chair of the SMHS Department of Surgery. A widely published practitioner-scholar, Dr.Read More

Ahmad Khan presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on vaccine hesitancy July 21

Ahmad Khan presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on vaccine hesitancy July 21

July 15, 2021 at 11:33 am

Ahmad Khan, M.D., a fourth-year resident in UND’s Psychiatry Residency Program, will present “Trick or Treat: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. This presentation will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Avish Nagpal, M.D., and Paul Carson, M.D., specialists in infectious disease atRead More

Jon Allen selected for Arthritis Foundation bicycle tour

Jon Allen selected for Arthritis Foundation bicycle tour

July 8, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Dr. Jon Allen, director of the Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, is going on the road to support arthritis research. Allen was chosen to participate in the Arthritis Bike Classic from Sept. 18-25, wherein he will bicycle 525 miles in eight days – from SanRead More

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

July 8, 2021 at 10:05 am

Professor Cindy Flom-Meland, P.T., M.P.T., Ph.D., has been named chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy (PT). A veteran practitioner and faculty member who teaches in the areas of communication and professional behavior in PT, in addition to motor control, psychology, and neuro-rehabilitationRead More

From the Dean: Summer goodbyes (and hellos)

From the Dean: Summer goodbyes (and hellos)

July 2, 2021 at 11:02 am

Yesterday marks the start of the new academic (and fiscal) year for the School and UND. It is the official marker of the transition from one year to the next, and there are multiple transitions that are occurring. Some folks are leaving, and many are arriving. Among those to whomRead More

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

UND SMHS announces Relling as new Associate Dean for Health Sciences

July 1, 2021 at 10:04 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that Dave Relling, P.T., Ph.D., will be the School’s new Associate Dean for Health Sciences. As of July 1, 2021, Relling replaces retiring associate dean Tom Mohr, who has held the position since 2014. A graduate ofRead More