Articles by: Brian Schill

From the Dean

From the Dean

December 13, 2018 10:48 am

This week, we celebrated the holiday season with parties on the Southeast (Fargo) and the Northwest (Minot) campuses, finishing the cycle of parties at all four regional campuses that began last week. As at the parties on the Southwest (Bismarck) and Northeast (Grand Forks) campuses last week, we took timeRead More

Library Resources hours during holiday season

Library Resources hours during holiday season

December 13, 2018 10:44 am

Please note that the Library Resources Information Desk will be open only for the following hours during the 2018-19 holiday season: Monday, Dec. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 19:  7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20:  7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec.Read More

Occupational Therapy students welcome speaker from High Plains Fair Housing Center

Occupational Therapy students welcome speaker from High Plains Fair Housing Center

December 13, 2018 10:35 am

On Nov. 15, the Kappa Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon welcomed guest speaker Kelly Gorz from the High Plains Fair Housing Center in Grand Forks to campus. The mission of the High Plains Fair Housing Center is “to strengthen communities and to ensure equal access to fair housing in theRead More

Medical students go caroling at Valley ElderCare

Medical students go caroling at Valley ElderCare

December 13, 2018 9:00 am

On Saturday, December 8, several first- and second-year medical students (and a friend of the group) went to Valley ElderCare near Altru Hospital to sing holiday songs and play music for residents. The group then visited with with residents afterward. As the event began, 25-30 residents were in the room; butRead More

Sharma to chair roundtable discussion for AAI Committee on the Status of Women

Sharma to chair roundtable discussion for AAI Committee on the Status of Women

December 11, 2018 4:16 pm

The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Committee on the Status of Women has invited Jyotika Sharma, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), to chair a roundtable discussion on “Grant Writing for Principal Investigators” at the upcoming AAIRead More

Welcome: Bethany Reck

Welcome: Bethany Reck

December 11, 2018 4:15 pm

Bethany Reck is the new administrative assistant in the SMHS Office of Student Affairs and Admissions. In this role she will help students with all of their paperwork and immunization needs for matriculation at the SMHS. Born and raised in Grand Forks, Bethany is married and has two children–a daughter,Read More

Wanda Weber retirement reception

Wanda Weber retirement reception

December 11, 2018 4:12 pm

Longtime UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences photographer Wanda Weber is retiring this month! To celebrate Wanda’s long career, a reception will be held on Wednesday, December 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room E224 of the UND SMHS. The event is an open reception, meaning you’re all invited! Light refreshmentsRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

December 6, 2018 1:58 pm

As I mentioned in last week’s column, there was a lot going on in Bismarck this week. On Monday, the UND SMHS Advisory Council met in preparation for the upcoming North Dakota Legislative Assembly. There were three important items on the agenda, the first being a review of the FifthRead More

Center for Rural Health researchers published in leading CDC journal

Center for Rural Health researchers published in leading CDC journal

December 6, 2018 9:12 am

An article by Collette Adamsen, PhD, director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) and Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, assistant professor at the UND Center for Rural Health, has been selected for a special collection by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) electronic journal Preventing Chronic Disease. TheRead More

Rural Health Information Hub web writer selected for national program

Rural Health Information Hub web writer selected for national program

December 5, 2018 3:19 pm

Kay Miller Temple, MD, was recently selected to the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) 2019 Rural Health Fellows program. Miller Temple serves as a web content writer for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) at the UND Center for Rural Health. She also serves as an advisor with the Targeted Rural HealthRead More

Café 1905 to close for semester at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21

Café 1905 to close for semester at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21

December 5, 2018 3:13 pm

The UND Dining Services Team would like to remind you that Café 1905 in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will be closing for the semester at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. The cafe will open again at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. For moreRead More

Adamsen notified of $385,000 AARP Urban Indian Elder Project research award

Adamsen notified of $385,000 AARP Urban Indian Elder Project research award

December 4, 2018 2:46 pm

Collette Adamsen, PhD, director the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) at the UND Center for Rural Health, recently received the first installment of a 25-month, $385,000 American Association of Retired Persons award entitled “Urban Indian Elder Project.” “Your research not only extends to your own professional andRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 29, 2018 4:21 pm

Next week marks the “official” beginning of the new legislative session in North Dakota. Although the Legislative Assembly starts on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, there is a “pre-session” meeting of members Monday through Wednesday of next week, culminating on Wednesday morning when Gov. Doug Burgum presents his Executive Budget forRead More

First- and second-year medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

First- and second-year medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

November 29, 2018 2:30 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical classes of 2021 and 2022 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block I and Block V of the 2018–19 academic year. The Class of 2021 (Year 2) Block V awardeesRead More

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 28, 2018 1:32 pm

Holly Brown-Borg, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the biology of aging. Brown-Borg is an expert on aging, endocrinology, metabolism,Read More