Archive for May, 2022

From the Dean: Remembering Roger Melvold

From the Dean: Remembering Roger Melvold

May 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm

I have some sad news to share for those of you who have been associated with the SMHS for some time. Earlier this week an esteemed former faculty member, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Dr. Roger Melvold, passed away at age 76. Roger served as professor and chair of microbiology andRead More

SMHS recognizes more than 240 graduating health sciences students

SMHS recognizes more than 240 graduating health sciences students

May 12, 2022 at 3:32 pm

In addition to the 69 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing more than 240 students from its health sciences programs who are graduating on Saturday, May 14, 2022. One of those 240-plus students is JacobRead More

Virtual Java with Josh to be held on May 18

Virtual Java with Josh to be held on May 18

May 12, 2022 at 3:31 pm

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us virtually for the next Java with Josh on Wednesday, May 18, with their own coffee, tea, or juice! SMHS Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne will answer your questions about SMHS operations and events, pandemic protocol, and the upcoming academic year. JoinRead More

UND Open Educational Resources (OER) Implementation Grant Initiative

UND Open Educational Resources (OER) Implementation Grant Initiative

May 12, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Are you interested in using Open Educational Resources (OERs) in your courses? And are you looking for a grant to help defray the cost of your time and efforts? Dedicated funding is available towards adapting your course to use OERs. UND and the Student Senate recognize the importance of OERsRead More

Stephanie Jallen presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on issues in the LGBTQ+ community May 18

May 12, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Stephanie Jallen, M.D., will present “Current Issues in the LGBTQ+ Community” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, for the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Based in Bismarck, Dr. Jallen is a clinical associate professor at the UND SchoolRead More

Geriatrics faculty present on Geriatrics Twitter Journal Club for AGS

Geriatrics faculty present on Geriatrics Twitter Journal Club for AGS

May 12, 2022 at 3:30 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences-Sanford Health Geriatrics Fellowship program recently received national recognition by the American Geriatrics Society and its fellowship directors for innovations in education. Drs. Gunjan Manocha (UND) and Lindsey Dahl (Sanford) were asked to present on the new Geriatrics Twitter Journal Club at theRead More

SMHS announces end-of-year faculty and medical student award winners

SMHS announces end-of-year faculty and medical student award winners

May 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) presented a number of awards to its graduating medical students and the School’s faculty and other community volunteers during its Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty. Of theRead More

Phase-One med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards for Unit IV

Phase-One med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards for Unit IV

May 12, 2022 at 11:35 am

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

From the Dean: Commencement time!

From the Dean: Commencement time!

May 5, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Commencement 2022 is here at the UND SMHS! Tomorrow, 69 medical students officially will join the medical profession as they are awarded their MD degrees. Following a celebration brunch where outstanding students and faculty are recognized, we will reassemble in the Chester Fritz Auditorium for the afternoon Commencement. You can watchRead More

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences to confer 69 Doctor of Medicine degrees on new physicians

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences to confer 69 Doctor of Medicine degrees on new physicians

May 5, 2022 at 4:39 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree on 69 graduating medical students in a Commencement Ceremony to be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at UND’s Chester Fritz Auditorium. You can watch the ceremony live here. Along withRead More

Regional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference to be held July 21-22 in Grand Forks

Regional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference to be held July 21-22 in Grand Forks

May 5, 2022 at 3:26 pm

The University of North Dakota is coordinating the 2022 Regional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference, “Personalizing Care for Families and People with FASD,” to be held July 21-22, 2022, at Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The hybrid event will be accessible both in-person and online. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)Read More

UND Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event on quality and safety set for May 18

UND Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event on quality and safety set for May 18

May 5, 2022 at 3:25 pm

The next UND Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event, “Quality and Safety in Medicine,” will be broadcast via Zoom from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. This presentation features Roxana Lupu, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, director and medical information officer at Sanford Health – Health Services Division inRead More

Niki Ross

Niki Ross

May 5, 2022 at 3:25 pm

Mitakuwasin, Hello. My Name is Nicole Ross, but I invite you to use my nickname Niki. First, let me say I am very happy to announce I am your new administrative secretary for the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program. My first day was April 18 and I have already receivedRead More

Jennifer Wolf

Jennifer Wolf

May 5, 2022 at 3:24 pm

Jennifer Wolf is the financial aid advisor for the Office of Student Affairs & Admissions at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Originally from Grand Forks, Jenny graduated from the University of Minnesota – Crookston with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied studies andRead More

Dr. Julie Smith-Yliniemi

Dr. Julie Smith-Yliniemi

May 5, 2022 at 3:24 pm

Dr. Julie Smith-Yliniemi is the new director of community engagement & outreach for both the Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center and DaCCoTA Research Center CoBRE, housed in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her home department is Indigenous Health. Julie will be collaborating with communities, academic institutions, andRead More