Archive for October, 2021

From the Dean: Announcing the Wadhwani Family Endowed Chair of Translational Research

From the Dean: Announcing the Wadhwani Family Endowed Chair of Translational Research

October 22, 2021 at 1:13 pm

It may seem trite to say the obvious, but what makes institutions great is not simply wonderful facilities (such as the magnificent new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building in Grand Forks) so much as the people – faculty, staff, students, and friends and supporters – who occupy thoseRead More

Reminder: Process for hosting events at SMHS

Reminder: Process for hosting events at SMHS

October 21, 2021 at 2:20 pm

As the pandemic continues, please consider the following reminder of the SMHS event procedure: All events (non-curricular activities), as defined by the University of North Dakota (UND), held on-campus as well as virtually require approval. This includes all group activities, public lectures, symposia, workshops, trainings, conferences, concerts, orientations, internships/co-ops andRead More

Phase 1 med students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor for Unified Session 6

Phase 1 med students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor for Unified Session 6

October 21, 2021 at 2:20 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical class of 2024 have recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards in Unified Session VI of the 2021-22 academic year. The Class of 2024 (Phase 1) Unified Session VI awardees are theRead More

Follman to give Surgery Grand Rounds on cortical sparing adrenalectomy on Oct. 22

Follman to give Surgery Grand Rounds on cortical sparing adrenalectomy on Oct. 22

October 21, 2021 at 1:52 pm

Erin Follman, M.D., a fifth-year surgical resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Cortical Sparing Adrenalectomy for Genetic Associated/Bilateral Pheochromocytomas” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22. All are welcome to attend. The objectivesRead More

From the Dean: The place to be for Indigenous health education

From the Dean: The place to be for Indigenous health education

October 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm

I should begin by noting that earlier this week we celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day. As you know, the UND SMHS has made Indigenous health and healthcare – not to mention the education of Indigenous health providers – one of our major goals. Just a month ago, for example, we announcedRead More

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Department of Physician Assistant Studies celebrates PA Week 2021

October 14, 2021 at 3:56 pm

This week was PA Week 2021, and the UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies wanted to thank all the physician assistant students and UND PA alumni for serving their communities. As this history of the program notes, although the program was originally for nurses-only, in 2006 the department expanded its admissions processRead More

ACP and SHM North Dakota chapters announce 2021 poster winners

ACP and SHM North Dakota chapters announce 2021 poster winners

October 14, 2021 at 3:55 pm

The annual American College of Physicians (ACP) and Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) North Dakota Chapters Poster Competition and “Doctor’s Dilemma Medical Jeopardy” competition were held on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. The winners in each category included several current and former SMHS medical students: ACP Research First Place – #6Read More

Dinesh Bande receives ACP North Dakota Chapter 2021 Laureate Award

Dinesh Bande receives ACP North Dakota Chapter 2021 Laureate Award

October 14, 2021 at 3:50 pm

The North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians presented the Laureate Award to Dr. Dinesh Bande at its annual meeting on October 8, 2021. The Laureate Award honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, or research andRead More

From the Dean: Homecoming is coming!

From the Dean: Homecoming is coming!

October 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm

Fall is in the air, of course, which means not only Fighting Hawks football but Homecoming at UND. If you’ve not already done so, remember to register for one of our Homecoming events, in particular our annual interdisciplinary continuing education symposium taking place at least virtually, if not in-person, onRead More

Warne given Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Social Justice from American Public Health Association

Warne given Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Social Justice from American Public Health Association

October 7, 2021 at 12:47 pm

Don Warne, M.D., M.P.H., director of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) public health and Indians Into Medicine (INMED) programs and the School’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, has been awarded the 2021 Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Social Justice from the American Public Health Association (APHA). “APHARead More

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Corner: 2021 Faculty Development Needs Assessment results

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Corner: 2021 Faculty Development Needs Assessment results

October 7, 2021 at 12:18 pm

In July 2021, TLAS sent a school-wide faculty development needs assessment survey to members of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. This annual survey is designed to guide the development of future faculty development offerings through the TLAS unit of Education Resources and the Office of Education & FacultyRead More

Jedlicka appointed to AOTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Jedlicka appointed to AOTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

October 7, 2021 at 11:49 am

Chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy, Janet Jedlicka, has been named one of the inaugural members of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. As the AOTA announcement noted, the DEI Committee “will encompass a broad scopeRead More

Roller named Associate Dean of SMHS Southwest Campus in Bismarck

Roller named Associate Dean of SMHS Southwest Campus in Bismarck

October 7, 2021 at 8:47 am

Dr. Luke Roller, clinical professor of radiology with the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named Associate Dean for the School’s Southwest Campus in Bismarck. In taking the new position, Roller is vacating his position as chair of the SMHS Department of Radiology and taking thatRead More