Archive for December, 2021

Request for applications: DaCCoTA TREE Pilot Grant

Request for applications: DaCCoTA TREE Pilot Grant

December 22, 2021 at 2:43 pm

The Pilot Projects Program and the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core for the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) are requesting applications for Translating Epidemiology to Experiments (TREE) Pilot Grant Awards. The goal of the DaCCoTA program is to stimulate the growth of expertise and engagement in health-relatedRead More

Three Medical Laboratory Science Students receive national organization scholarships

Three Medical Laboratory Science Students receive national organization scholarships

December 22, 2021 at 2:42 pm

Congratulations to the three senior undergraduates from the UND Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program — Morgan Kainz, Jacob Tupa, and Grace Matter — who won awards from Alpha Mu Tau, the scholarship fraternity of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science. Kainz, Tupa, and Matter won the Ida and May Reilly MemorialRead More

From the Dean: Happy holidays!

From the Dean: Happy holidays!

December 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

On Wednesday we held our annual Holiday Party, and as with last year, it was a virtual event. But unlike last year the attendance was modest and down from last year. We suspect that this modest turnout was a reflection of our “pandemic/virtual meeting fatigue” and, interestingly enough, may haveRead More

Dr. Joshua Morrell named chair of SMHS Department of Radiology

Dr. Joshua Morrell named chair of SMHS Department of Radiology

December 16, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Joshua Morrell, M.D., has been named Chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Radiology. A 2015 graduate of the SMHS, Dr. Morrell began his practice as a diagnostic radiologist at the Fargo VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Fargo, N.D., shortly after completing a radiologyRead More

Trisha Nelson to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on deprescribing benzodiazepines Jan. 5

Trisha Nelson to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on deprescribing benzodiazepines Jan. 5

December 16, 2021 at 2:01 pm

Trisha Nelson, M.D., will present “Deprescribing in psychiatry with an emphasis on benzodiazepines” for the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Nelson is a second-year resident in the SMHS Psychiatry Residency TrainingRead More

New issue of North Dakota Medicine available now

New issue of North Dakota Medicine available now

December 16, 2021 at 10:37 am

The holiday 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is available now in both a paper and digital format! This edition is chock-full of compelling articles, including stories on: The UND General Surgery Residency’s new resident wellness program A brief update on OT student Briana Kent’s Hurricane Ida fundraiser ‘Flipping’ anatomy andRead More

From the Dean: Bringing a nation together

From the Dean: Bringing a nation together

December 9, 2021 at 11:59 pm

This past Tuesday was notable in two regards. Most important of course is that it was the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The other event of note is that a federal court stopped (at least temporarily) the implementation of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccination mandate for employeesRead More

Department of Indigenous Health, Center for Rural Health host virtual lecture series for dental providers

Department of Indigenous Health, Center for Rural Health host virtual lecture series for dental providers

December 9, 2021 at 4:02 pm

The University of North Dakota’s Department of Indigenous Health and Center for Rural Health (CRH) Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program have teamed up to host a series of virtual one-hour clinics using the TeleECHO model to train dental providers in North Dakota on addressing primary health care concerns in theirRead More

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TLAS instructional design consultations available

December 9, 2021 at 2:07 pm

As you wrap up 2021 and prepare to teach in 2022, the SMHS Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) instructional designers can help you design and implement the best teaching strategies and assessment tools to achieve your target outcomes. You provide the content knowledge, and we provide the advice, tools, and bestRead More

Michelle Montgomery presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Dec. 15: “It’s biological: Humans need connection!”

Michelle Montgomery presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Dec. 15: “It’s biological: Humans need connection!”

December 9, 2021 at 2:04 pm

For the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds, to be held from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, Michelle Montgomery, MSW, LCSW, will present “It’s biological: Humans need connection!” Montgomery is wellness advocate for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science and assistant director of Interprofessional Education in theRead More

Research Tip: Frequently used facts

Research Tip: Frequently used facts

December 9, 2021 at 2:03 pm

Are you looking for instutitional facts and numbers for your grant proposal: Federal Identification Number, Congressional District, DUNS, CAGE CODE, etc.? The SMHS Grants Resources website has a frequently used facts page at: https://med.und.edu/grants-management/facts.html. If you don’t find what you are looking for, be sure to contact Diane.Hillebrand@UND.edu.

Schmitz appointed to National Advisory Council for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Schmitz appointed to National Advisory Council for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

December 9, 2021 at 2:02 pm

Dr. David Schmitz, the Dr. Verrill & Ruth Fischer Chair of the SMHS Department of Family and Community Medicine, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ). The ARHQ provides advice and recommendations to AHRQ’s director and to the Secretary of the DepartmentRead More

From the Dean: What we know of the federal vaccine mandate

From the Dean: What we know of the federal vaccine mandate

December 2, 2021 at 11:58 pm

Yesterday UND sponsored a Town Hall meeting for faculty and staff to discuss the recent federal mandates for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccination. There was a productive “back and forth” discussion of the issues and implications for UND. Here’s a brief overview of what was discussed. There are three ways the ExecutiveRead More

SMHS Holiday Gathering to be held online Dec. 15

SMHS Holiday Gathering to be held online Dec. 15

December 2, 2021 at 3:40 pm

Although the pandemic has again interrupted our School’s plans for in-person holiday parties across the state, the School of Medicine & Health Sciences will host a one-hour Holiday Gathering for all SMHS students, faculty, and staff at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Join us after hours with your ownRead More

ND-INBRE team receives multiple grants from National Institutes of Health

ND-INBRE team receives multiple grants from National Institutes of Health

December 2, 2021 at 12:50 pm

A team of UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) biomedical researchers affiliated with North Dakota’s IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) has received a collaboration award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Emily Biggane, Ph.D., research faculty at United TribesRead More