Archive for August, 2021

From the Dean: Our national footprint

From the Dean: Our national footprint

August 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Two esteemed physicians associated with our renowned Indians into Medicine (INMED) program were recognized this week for their service to medicine and efforts to achieve greater social justice. Dr. Judith Kaur of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida, and one of the first matriculants in the INMED program, wasRead More

UND’s Deeded Body Program to host interment service on Oct. 1

UND’s Deeded Body Program to host interment service on Oct. 1

August 26, 2021 at 11:10 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Deeded Body Program, housed within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, will host an interment service at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. The memorial event allows the program to show its appreciation for those who have donated their bodies to the program overRead More

MD Class of 2025 begins studies at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

MD Class of 2025 begins studies at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

August 26, 2021 at 11:10 am

Seventy-three first-year medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Class of 2025, began their journey recently to become physicians at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS). The medical students’ first week was dedicated to orientation, including an introduction to UND’s nationallyRead More

12 feet tall clock designed by Peter Pennoyer architects, Waiting Room, Moynihan Train Hall, 8th Ave. at 34th St., Manhattan, January 5, 2020.

Faculty Development Session: Organized teaching Sept. 23

August 26, 2021 at 11:05 am

Fall has arrived and Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship (TLAS) is resuming our monthly live faculty development events! SMHS faculty asked and we’re doing our best to answer: the most often requested topic from our 2021 Needs Assessment was organization and time management. With this in mind, September’s event will be: OrganizedRead More

Ahmed Hayow presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “positive” psychiatry Sept. 1

Ahmed Hayow presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “positive” psychiatry Sept. 1

August 26, 2021 at 11:04 am

Ahmed Hayow, M.D., will present “Positive Psychiatry Beyond the Scope of Traditional Psychiatry” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. This broadcast will be done via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Hayow is a fourth-year resident in the SMHS Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Lori Esprit, M.D., clinical assistantRead More

Active Shooter training to be held at SMHS Sept. 8

Active Shooter training to be held at SMHS Sept. 8

August 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

UND Emergency Management Director Jennifer Berger and Lt. Danny Wiegel from the University Police Department will be at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, to present information on how to handle an active shooter situation. The hybrid presentation willRead More

From the Dean: New pandemic protocol

From the Dean: New pandemic protocol

August 19, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Although medical and other students have matriculated already, the bulk of UND students are returning to campus for the start of the fall semester on Monday. I know that all of us had anticipated a more normal start to the fall semester, but the delta variant has changed that. Accordingly,Read More

Dept. of Internal Medicine to host Grand Rounds seminar on ethics Aug. 27

Dept. of Internal Medicine to host Grand Rounds seminar on ethics Aug. 27

August 19, 2021 at 12:08 pm

The next UND Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event, “Death by Neurological Criteria: Ethics and Practice,” will be held at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D., and via Zoom from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. This presentation features Baylor College of Medicine faculty Trevor Bibler,Read More

Warne named to Health Affairs magazine Health Equity Project advisory board

Warne named to Health Affairs magazine Health Equity Project advisory board

August 19, 2021 at 12:02 pm

The Health Affairs magazine Health Equity Project has selected its advisory board, which includes Dr. Don Warne, director of UND’s INMED and public health programs. “We are honored to have such a distinguished group help guide our efforts to address racism and promote equity at Health Affairs and in scholarlyRead More

Med students collecting clothing items for women through Sept. 15

Med students collecting clothing items for women through Sept. 15

August 17, 2021 at 9:07 am

A group of SMHS medical students across North Dakota has partnered with Heart River Bridges of Hope to raise funds and collect gently used women’s clothing/shoe donations. Funds will be used to purchase and/or contribute to “fresh start” kits for women and youth who are leaving incarceration. Re-entry into theRead More

From the Dean: A rapidly evolving situation

From the Dean: A rapidly evolving situation

August 13, 2021 at 7:00 am

The rapidly evolving pandemic situation has been a major focus of attention as we gear up for the return of the majority of students – especially undergraduates – to the UND campus in a little over a week (of course, some SMHS students already are on campus and have beenRead More

Java with Josh on Aug. 19

Java with Josh on Aug. 19

August 12, 2021 at 2:46 pm

All SMHS faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us virtually for Java with Josh on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, with their own coffee, tea, or juice! Dr. Wynne will answer any questions you may have about the SMHS, returning to in-person work, and COVID-19. Join us online fromRead More

NDBIN promoting Certified Brain Injury Specialist training online October 4-5

NDBIN promoting Certified Brain Injury Specialist training online October 4-5

August 12, 2021 at 9:17 am

If you are looking to expand your knowledge of brain injury and make yourself stand out from your colleagues, join us in becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist by attending our virtual training on October 4 and 5! The Brain Injury Association of America’s Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) isRead More

Yellow Pills Poured From A Bottle

Drs. Roerig, Esprit, Singh, and Olson present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on clozapine Aug.. 18

August 12, 2021 at 8:56 am

Drs. James Roerig, Lori Esprit, Balwinder Singh, and Robert Olson will present “Clozapine Clinic: The Need of the Hour” for the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. This CME event will be broadcast via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. James L. Roerig is assistantRead More

SMHS announces world’s first Department of Indigenous Health

SMHS announces world’s first Department of Indigenous Health

August 6, 2021 at 1:00 am

The School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) at the University of North Dakota is proud to announce the creation of the world’s first Department of Indigenous Health. “What’s being built here is unprecedented,” said Don Warne, M.D., M.P.H. “Nothing like this exists in the world.” Fresh off establishing theRead More