Archive for April, 2022

From the Dean: Masking and accreditation and Commencement, oh my!

From the Dean: Masking and accreditation and Commencement, oh my!

April 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Given the current apparent transition of COVID-19 in our region from a pandemic to an endemic situation (meaning that while COVD-19 has not disappeared, it no longer is associated with widespread, rapid, and potentially debilitating community spread), it would appear to be an appropriate time to further modify the School’sRead More

Kelliher named Distinguished Alumnus by University of Alaska Fairbanks

Kelliher named Distinguished Alumnus by University of Alaska Fairbanks

April 28, 2022 at 3:51 pm

Big congratulations to Dr. Allison Kelliher, director of the University of North Dakota-based practice-based research network AICoRN, on winning a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Alumni Association! According to the UAF, the Distinguished Alumnus Award “is the association’s most prestigious award. It was first awardedRead More

Jinal Desai presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on alcohol and suicide on May 4

Jinal Desai presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on alcohol and suicide on May 4

April 28, 2022 at 3:50 pm

Jinal Desai, M.D., will present the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds, a presentation entitled “Alcohol and Suicide,” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Desai is a third-year resident in the SMHS Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Amber Dew, LAC,Read More

Years of Service Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on May 10

Years of Service Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on May 10

April 28, 2022 at 3:49 pm

The 2022 Staff Years of Service Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, honoring staff with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 continuous years of service to the University of North Dakota, will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union’sRead More

Department of Emergency Medicine hosts wilderness life support training for medical students

Department of Emergency Medicine hosts wilderness life support training for medical students

April 28, 2022 at 3:48 pm

This weekend, the Department of Emergency Medicine within UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is hosting its first-ever Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) course for medical students at Turtle River State Park, 30 miles west of Grand Forks. From April 29 to May 1, 2022, Dr. Justin Reisenauer,Read More

Health Sciences and Residency graduation events in 2022

Health Sciences and Residency graduation events in 2022

April 28, 2022 at 3:47 pm

In addition to the MD Commencement (to be held at UND’s Chester Fritz Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7), the many health sciences and residency programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences are hosting graduation related events soon. Below is a partial list of eventsRead More

Frank Low Research Day award winners

Frank Low Research Day award winners

April 28, 2022 at 2:31 pm

Thanks, again, to each of the student, faculty, and staff participants of last week’s virtual 42nd Frank Low Research Day. A number of poster awards have announced for projects displayed at the event. Congratulations to the following winners: Basic Sciences – Graduate Students Best Poster – Danielle Germundson (Clinical andRead More

From the Dean: A wonderful week

From the Dean: A wonderful week

April 21, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Yesterday marked the 42nd annual Frank Low Research Day at the School, and this year our premier research event was again virtual. Presentations by faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and graduate, medical, and health sciences students were prerecorded and then aired during the meeting, with subsequent live video discussion withRead More

Department of Medical Laboratory Science celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 25-30

Department of Medical Laboratory Science celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 25-30

April 21, 2022 at 3:15 pm

UND’s Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is celebrating the 47th annual Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 25-30, 2022. Medical laboratory professionals perform, develop, evaluate, correlate, and assure accuracy and validity of laboratory information, which is utilized to help diagnose and treat patients in a variety of settings. The workRead More

SMHS Media Recording Studio info session to be held on May 19

SMHS Media Recording Studio info session to be held on May 19

April 21, 2022 at 3:14 pm

Please join Education Resources for an SMHS Media Recording Studio Information Session to be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at noon (CST). This session will be streamed on Zoom and recorded for later viewing. Join via Zoom:  https://und.zoom.us/j/94931378045 The SMHS will soon have a recording studio for creating mediaRead More

Department of Physical Therapy seeks participants for cancer-exercise study

Department of Physical Therapy seeks participants for cancer-exercise study

April 21, 2022 at 3:13 pm

UND’s Department of Physical Therapy is seeking participants for a research study related to exercise following treatment for cancer. Potential participants are invited to be in this research study looking to determine the effect of physical therapy on fatigue, balance, depression, and overall quality of life for individuals with aRead More

Research Tip: Best practice process for proposals

Research Tip: Best practice process for proposals

April 21, 2022 at 3:13 pm

A new research proposal checklist was developed in Jan. 2022. But because even one small change to the budget tool affects the proposal packet, and thus the Novelution submission, please follow a best practice procedure up front. To help navigate the checklist, then, follow the procedure below, which should result in needing fewerRead More

NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director David R. Wilson to speak at first annual ITRRC symposium today

NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director David R. Wilson to speak at first annual ITRRC symposium today

April 21, 2022 at 3:13 pm

David R. Wilson, Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO), will serve as lead speaker for the University of North Dakota Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center’s (ITRRC) first annual symposium on Friday, April 22, 2022. “American Indians in North Dakota and throughoutRead More

Medical Laboratory Science to host 5K run/walk through UND campus on April 26

Medical Laboratory Science to host 5K run/walk through UND campus on April 26

April 14, 2022 at 1:30 pm

As part of National Laboratory Professionals Week 2022 later in April, the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science is hosting a 5K run/walk through the UND campus on Tuesday, April 26. Interested runners are asked to gather on the east patio outside the UND School of Medicine & Health SciencesRead More

Sara Bjerke inducted into North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame

Sara Bjerke inducted into North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame

April 14, 2022 at 1:25 pm

The North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association (NDATA) has named Sara Bjerke, assistant professor of athletic training in the Department of Sports Medicine at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the NDATA Hall of Fame inductee for 2022. “I am humbled and honored to be inducted into the NorthRead More