Archive for October, 2021

From the Dean: Updates on mandates, retaining talent, and accreditation

From the Dean: Updates on mandates, retaining talent, and accreditation

October 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm

One week out from our annual continuing education symposium and I’m still in awe of the talent we’ve amassed here in North Dakota. Presenters from six different disciplines (from both UND and NDSU) gave six exceptional talks last week for our “Disrupting Aging” symposium, which, in the end, saw moreRead More

Faculty Development: Using interactive platforms to enhance integration of basic science into clinical experience

Faculty Development: Using interactive platforms to enhance integration of basic science into clinical experience

October 28, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Please join the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) team from SMHS Education Resources on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at noon (Central ST) for a faculty development session presented by Amanda Haage, Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences), Laura Nichols, M.D. (Internal Medicine), and Sarah Sletten, Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences) entitled “Using interactive platforms toRead More

Mannuru voted inaugural clinical preceptor for the UND Preceptor Recognition Student Scholarship Program

Mannuru voted inaugural clinical preceptor for the UND Preceptor Recognition Student Scholarship Program

October 28, 2021 at 1:51 pm

Dr. Devendranath “Dev” Mannuru, internal medicine clerkship director and associate program director for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) internal medicine residency, has been named the inaugural clinical preceptor for the SMHS Preceptor Recognition Student Scholarship Program. The new Preceptor Recognition Student Scholarship Program is funded byRead More

Lucy Chisler presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on emotional support animals Nov. 3

Lucy Chisler presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on emotional support animals Nov. 3

October 28, 2021 at 11:33 am

Lucy Chisler, D.O., will present “Navigating the Menagerie from Service Dogs to Emotional Support Animals” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Chisler is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Lisa, Schock, M.D., clinicalRead More

Phase 1 medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards

Phase 1 medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards

October 28, 2021 at 11:23 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2025 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit I of the 2021-22 academic year. The Class of 2025 (Phase 1) Unit I awardees are the following individuals:Read More

Java with Josh set for Nov. 2

Java with Josh set for Nov. 2

October 28, 2021 at 10:55 am

All UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us virtually for Java with Josh on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, with their own coffee, tea, or juice! Dr. Wynne will answer any questions you may have about the SMHS and its operations and events,Read More

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