Archive for January, 2022

From the Dean: The prudent thing to do

From the Dean: The prudent thing to do

January 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Last week I discussed the changing landscape around the globe due to the omicron variant. Unfortunately, this week I need to update that overview with comments about the burgeoning impact of omicron locally across North Dakota. We have seen a rapid increase in cases statewide, with increasing numbers of newRead More

UND Staff Senate Tubs of Love fundraiser runs through Feb. 4

UND Staff Senate Tubs of Love fundraiser runs through Feb. 4

January 20, 2022 at 2:39 pm

The Tubs of Love Campaign has started! The UND Staff Senate is collecting donations for the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) and Northlands Rescue Mission Backpack Program until Feb. 4, 2022. Collection tubs are located across the UND campus, including in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Look forRead More

Nobel laureate James Allison to speak at biomedical sciences seminar series Feb. 23

Nobel laureate James Allison to speak at biomedical sciences seminar series Feb. 23

January 20, 2022 at 1:35 pm

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Biomedical Graduate Student Association are excited to announce the next event in their Seminar Series. On Feb. 23, 2022, Dr. James P. Allison, 2018 Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology, will give an online talk to the UND School of Medicine & HealthRead More

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to PA Class of 2023

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to PA Class of 2023

January 20, 2022 at 10:39 am

Thirty-four University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) physician assistant (PA) students begin the clinical portion of their studies next week in an effort to earn their Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. To prepare for that momentous event, the members of the Physician AssistantRead More

From the Dean: Omicron trends and contingency plans

From the Dean: Omicron trends and contingency plans

January 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm

As we enter the third calendar year of SARS-CoV-2 (ugh), I see storm clouds close by, and the real possibility of brighter skies by the spring. First to the storm clouds. The omicron variant, as you know, is highly contagious and spreading very rapidly. The chart above is from theRead More

Choi named Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Choi named Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at School of Medicine & Health Sciences

January 13, 2022 at 9:21 pm

Academic medicine veteran Namil Choi, MBA, CPA, has been named Associate Dean for Administration and Finance and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Originally from South Korea, Choi is joining the SMHS from the prestigious University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division (BSD),Read More

Yakoub awarded NIH Director’s Transformative Award for project with potential to ‘push the boundaries’ COVID-19 research

Yakoub awarded NIH Director’s Transformative Award for project with potential to ‘push the boundaries’ COVID-19 research

January 13, 2022 at 11:57 am

A research team led by an assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Biomedical Sciences, Abraam Yakoub, Pharm.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $4.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project proposal that has the potential toRead More

42nd Annual Frank Low Research Day on April 21

42nd Annual Frank Low Research Day on April 21

January 13, 2022 at 11:45 am

It’s almost here! The 42nd Annual Frank Low Research Day will be held as a virtual event on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Students and faculty in the basic sciences, health sciences, and clinical departments are encouraged to participate in the event’s virtual poster presentations. More information, including a call for abstracts,Read More

Tanya Harlow and Tiffany Doyle present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Huntington’s disease on Jan. 19

Tanya Harlow and Tiffany Doyle present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Huntington’s disease on Jan. 19

January 13, 2022 at 11:44 am

Dr. Tanya Harlow and Dr. Tiffany Doyle will present “Comprehensive Care and Clinical Pearls in Huntington’s Disease” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Harlow is a movement disorder neurologist, Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic, AssociateRead More

Research Tips: Do you need a modification on your sponsored project?

Research Tips: Do you need a modification on your sponsored project?

January 13, 2022 at 11:31 am

If you need to make changes to an awarded project, a Request for Modification form must be completed and forwarded to the central Research and Sponsored Program Development (RSPD) Office. These changes could include a no-cost extension, principal investigator change, or a carry forward request. The form is located onRead More

New Library Resource: McGraw Hill Medical

New Library Resource: McGraw Hill Medical

January 13, 2022 at 11:27 am

SMHS Library Resources has recently added access to all nineteen platforms within McGraw Hill Medical. You may be familiar with AccessMedicine, a frequently used resource known for user-friendly access to current editions of key reference sources. Our new subscription provides access to similar platforms that are specifically created for yourRead More

Sara Westall

Sara Westall

January 13, 2022 at 11:17 am

Sara Westall is the new Southeast Clinical Campus Librarian located at the Medical Education Center in Fargo, N.D. She provides reference, information support services, and training on health information resources to SMHS students, residents, clinical faculty, and community faculty regardless of their geographic location. She earned a Master of Library andRead More

Nikki Voigt

Nikki Voigt

January 13, 2022 at 11:16 am

Nikki Voigt is the new project coordinator for the Dakota Cancer Collaboration on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA). In this position, Nikki is responsible for providing administrative, budget, and writing/editing support for members of the program. Prior to this position, Nikki worked in the Marketing & Communications division at UND for sixRead More

From the Dean: Remembering Dr. Robert Eelkema

From the Dean: Remembering Dr. Robert Eelkema

January 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Welcome “back” and Happy New Year! It’s a cliché to say that those of us in leadership positions stand on the shoulders of giants, but in the case of Dr. Robert Eelkema, it’s absolutely true. As you may have heard, the UND SMHS family lost Bob last week at ageRead More

Research Tip: Proposal checklist and proposal routing in Novelution

Research Tip: Proposal checklist and proposal routing in Novelution

January 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Did you know the SMHS Grants Management website provides various resources needed to submit proposals? One of the newest items is a Proposal Checklist with proposal routing (Novelution) instruction highlights. This checklist gives you some things to think about early in the proposal process and a walkthrough of the order of whatRead More