Archive for September, 2021

From the Dean: On vaccine ‘Breakthroughs’

From the Dean: On vaccine ‘Breakthroughs’

September 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Over the past year and a half, I’ve written a variety of columns about the impact of the pandemic on the School and how our faculty, staff, and students have risen to the attendant challenges. Today I’d like to address some health aspects of the pandemic itself and focus onRead More

UND’s Host-Pathogen CoBRE awarded $10.7 million renewal from NIH

UND’s Host-Pathogen CoBRE awarded $10.7 million renewal from NIH

September 16, 2021 at 11:19 am

The UND Center of Biomeddical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Host-Pathogen interactions (HPI) has learned that it will continue to receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding through the project’s Phase 2. The renewal amounts to more than $10.7 million to UND for the multi-year project. The long-term goal of this CoBRERead More

Drive-by retirement reception for Jacque Gray on Sept. 29

Drive-by retirement reception for Jacque Gray on Sept. 29

September 16, 2021 at 11:19 am

Dr. Jacque Gray, associate director of Indigenous Programs at the UND Center for Rural Health and program director of the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI), is retiring after 22 years! Respecting social distance protocols, please join us for a drive-by celebration to honor Dr. Gray’s commitment and service toRead More

Flu shots available at the Fritz Pollard Athletic Center Sept. 20 and 24

Flu shots available at the Fritz Pollard Athletic Center Sept. 20 and 24

September 16, 2021 at 11:16 am

Flu shot clinics will take place at the Fritz Pollard Athletic Center for UND students, faculty, and staff on Monday, Sept. 20, and Friday Sept. 24. The clinics will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those looking to get a shot should wear short sleeves and bring an insurance cardRead More

From the Dean: Promotion and tenure

From the Dean: Promotion and tenure

September 9, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Here’s an update on the review process for the next Associate Dean for Administration and Finance (A&F) at the UND SMHS. As you may recall, Dr. Judy Solberg, chief of staff in the Office of the Dean, has been doing phenomenal service in overseeing operations in A&F since the departureRead More

Register Today! American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine N.D. Chapters virtual meeting Oct. 8

Register Today! American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine N.D. Chapters virtual meeting Oct. 8

September 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm

The North Dakota Chapters of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) will have a joint annual virtual meeting on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. The poster competition and Doctor’s Dilemma associated with the meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Refresh your knowledge, earnRead More

North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network launches statewide

North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network launches statewide

September 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm

A new network for certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) throughout the state of North Dakota has been developed through the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The North Dakota Rural Health Clinic Network will make a difference for healthcare in theRead More

Call for abstracts: ACP and SHM ND Chapters poster competition

Call for abstracts: ACP and SHM ND Chapters poster competition

September 9, 2021 at 10:12 am

Do you excel at research? Have you come across an interesting case where your colleagues could benefit from your findings? Do you have any projects that promote patient safety or outcomes measurement? Don’t miss this opportunity to submit a medical abstract to the ACP/SHM combined North Dakota State Chapter Competition!Read More

Piper Meyer-Kalos presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on EPINET Sept. 15

Piper Meyer-Kalos presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on EPINET Sept. 15

September 9, 2021 at 9:57 am

Piper Meyer-Kalos, Ph.D., will present “The Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET): Expanding the reach of a learning healthcare system” for the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/videoconferencing. Dr. Meyer-Kalos is an assistant professor in theRead More

12th annual Joggin’ with Josh set for Sept. 23

12th annual Joggin’ with Josh set for Sept. 23

September 9, 2021 at 9:50 am

Each fall, Dr. Joshua Wynne, UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, invites all UND students, faculty, staff and community members to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ with Josh, an informal 5K or 10K walk, jog, or run aroundRead More

Roxanne Vaughan and grad student

From the Dean: Growing our research enterprise

September 3, 2021 at 12:01 am

One of the important ways in which we monitor the health of our research enterprise is by measuring the growth of external funding – often from the federal government – that supports the efforts of the School’s many investigators and staff. To be sure, the amount of funding is whatRead More

Library Resources welcomes new leadership

Library Resources welcomes new leadership

September 2, 2021 at 12:19 pm

The SMHS Library Resources team is welcoming a new administrative assistant and head of the department. Sandy Christianson joined Library Resources in August as the department’s administrative assistant. Sandy has been at UND since 2009, joining the SMHS in 2015 in the Department of Pathology. Look for Sandy’s friendly, maskedRead More

DaCCoTA announces call for applications on several grant opportunities

DaCCoTA announces call for applications on several grant opportunities

September 2, 2021 at 12:17 pm

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is pleased to announce a call for applications for several professional development and pilot project grant opportunities. The goal of DaCCoTA is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region. The Professional DevelopmentRead More