Archive for February, 2022

From the Dean: Growing our research enterprise

From the Dean: Growing our research enterprise

February 24, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Most institutions of higher learning share three core values in their missions – education, discovery (that is, research, scholarship, and creative activities), and service to the community. As I’ve indicated previously, what is somewhat unique about the UND SMHS is that our purpose as a school is defined in NorthRead More

Eight North Dakota hospitals named among top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

Eight North Dakota hospitals named among top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

February 24, 2022 at 3:39 pm

Eight Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in North Dakota have been named to the Top 100 CAHs for 2022, according to the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Top 100 hospitals are top performers, excelling in financial efficiency, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and operating at a lowerRead More

Van De Voort to give Surgery Grand Rounds on post-intensive care syndrome on March 4

Van De Voort to give Surgery Grand Rounds on post-intensive care syndrome on March 4

February 24, 2022 at 2:58 pm

Tyler Van De Voort, M.D., will give the next Surgery Grand Rounds on Friday, March 4, 2022. Dr. Van De Voort, a fifth-year surgical resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Post-intensive care syndrome: the long-term effects of trauma and critical illness” at Sanford MedicalRead More

Department of Biomedical Sciences among top three recipients of NIH grant funding for third year straight

Department of Biomedical Sciences among top three recipients of NIH grant funding for third year straight

February 17, 2022 at 1:23 pm

The results are in and the University of North Dakota (UND) Department of Biomedical Sciences is the #2 biomedical sciences department in the nation in terms of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As noted by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (Table 4), which tabulates andRead More

Phase 1 medical students recognize four faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards

Phase 1 medical students recognize four faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards

February 17, 2022 at 11:31 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Classes of 2025 and 2024 have recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit III and Unified Session VIII of the 2021-22 academic year. The Class of 2025 (Phase 1) UnitRead More

Tammy Frohlich

Tammy Frohlich

February 17, 2022 at 11:27 am

Tammy Frohlich is a grant writer with Research Affairs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Originally from Bismarck, Tammy graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and education. Formerly with Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota andRead More

Research tip: NIH salary cap increase

Research tip: NIH salary cap increase

February 17, 2022 at 9:22 am

As you may have heard, the NIH Salary Cap has increased. As an NIH document (NOT-OD-22-076), dated Feb. 10, 2022, notes, the NIH salary cap was increased to the Federal Executive Level II: $203,700. NIH is operating under a Continuing Resolution and the policy’s effective date is Jan. 2, 2022.Read More

Virtual welcome reception for Namil Choi to be held at noon on March 3

Virtual welcome reception for Namil Choi to be held at noon on March 3

February 11, 2022 at 5:36 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Offices of the Dean and Finance and Administration are inviting you to a rescheduled virtual reception to welcome the School’s new Chief Operating Officer and Associate Dean for Finance & Administration, Namil Choi. The virtual reception will be held at noon on Thursday, March 3, 2022, and can be accessed using this ZoomRead More

From the Dean: LCME update and a special Giving Hearts Day gift

From the Dean: LCME update and a special Giving Hearts Day gift

February 11, 2022 at 3:27 am

Earlier this week we had a mock visit to help prepare us for the accreditation visit for our medical student program that will occur in April. Like that forthcoming visit, this practice session was done virtually. We contracted with a group of former medical school deans who help schools prepareRead More

Save the Date: Cross-cultural medicine workshop starts April 29

Save the Date: Cross-cultural medicine workshop starts April 29

February 11, 2022 at 2:27 am

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is hosting its 29th Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop at Crowne Plaza Albuquerque in Albuquerque, N.M., from April 29 to May 1, 2022. This workshop, entitled “Traditional Healing: Harmony in this moment,” is designed to provide physicians, medical students, hospital staff, counselors, program staff,Read More

Ciciley Littlewolf to give Internal Medicine Grand Rounds on health inequities and the American Indian population Feb. 16

Ciciley Littlewolf to give Internal Medicine Grand Rounds on health inequities and the American Indian population Feb. 16

February 11, 2022 at 1:28 am

The next UND Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event will be broadcast via Zoom from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. The presentation, entitled “Healthcare Inequities and American Indian Patients,” features Ciciley Littlewolf, M.D., senior resident in the UND Internal Medicine Residency Training program, and StevenRead More

Data management workshop to be held online through Chester Fritz Library on Feb. 15

Data management workshop to be held online through Chester Fritz Library on Feb. 15

February 11, 2022 at 1:28 am

Research data management education provides guidance on how researchers can effectively manage their data to increase the scholarly impact from their research, comply with funder mandates, and take control of their research data. In this workshop hosted by the Chester Fritz Library and led by Digital Initiatives Librarian Zeineb YousifRead More

From the Dean: Remembering Al Samuelson and Wayne Stenehjem

From the Dean: Remembering Al Samuelson and Wayne Stenehjem

February 3, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Early this past Tuesday morning, I observed something that struck me as typical North Dakota while I drove down our local street. We and our neighbors had put out our recycling bins at the end of our driveways the night before so that the collection truck could use its mechanicalRead More

Giving Hearts Day is Feb. 10

Giving Hearts Day is Feb. 10

February 3, 2022 at 3:24 pm

For over a decade, Giving Hearts Day has been the region’s premier 24-hour giving event. The UND Alumni Association & Foundation has partnered with Dakota Medical Foundation to dedicate the day to supporting students at the University of North Dakota. In 2021, nearly 400 alumni and friends gave to UNDRead More

Call for Applications: Epigenetics CoBRE Pilot Grants

Call for Applications: Epigenetics CoBRE Pilot Grants

February 3, 2022 at 1:54 pm

The UND CoBRE for Epigenomics of Development and Disease is announcing a new pilot grant program for 2022-23. The funding opportunity is a short-term pilot grant program designed to allow researchers to generate preliminary data using epigenomics platforms to increase their ability to compete for extramural awards. This is aRead More