Articles by: Brian Schill

From the Dean

From the Dean

April 18, 2019 at 8:35 am

Given that the North Dakota Legislature is expected to wrap up its session in the next 10 days or so, we will soon know the specifics of our appropriated budget provided by state funding. We don’t expect any surprises, but still need further clarity on certain issues like the meritRead More

NIH issues new salary cap

NIH issues new salary cap

April 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Researchers: Please note that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released notice NOT-OD-19-099 on April 17, 2019, which announced that effective January 6, 2019, the NIH salary cap amount increased to $192,300. The NIH salary cap restricts the amount of salary that can be paid to an individual from anRead More

16-week weight loss study on protein eating patterns and weight loss in women

16-week weight loss study on protein eating patterns and weight loss in women

April 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm

The Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks is looking for overweight women to join a study to determine if the time of day protein is consumed affects participants’ weight loss goals. You may receive up to $820 dollars, or a membership to Choice Health & Fitness, for study participation. Requirements:Read More

Tak Mak to be keynote speaker at 2019 Frank Low Day April 25

Tak Mak to be keynote speaker at 2019 Frank Low Day April 25

April 17, 2019 at 12:48 pm

The 39th annual Frank Low Research Day will be held at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Named in honor of the former SMHS anatomy professor who came to UND in the 1960s and pioneered a series of new techniques for theRead More

Grand Forks high school student working with SMHS Epigenetics Working Group wins honors at science fair

Grand Forks high school student working with SMHS Epigenetics Working Group wins honors at science fair

April 17, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Shri Patel, a student at Red River High School, was one of several Grand Forks Public Schools students to take home awards at a statewide science competition last week. Patel’s poster, entitled “Epigenetic Targets in Longevity Control in Drosophila melanogaster (Common Fruit Fly)” won the second-place prize in the seniorRead More

“Baby shower” at Simulation Center for new mannikin on April 25

“Baby shower” at Simulation Center for new mannikin on April 25

April 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm

The Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has a new birthing simulator, Noelle, and we want to introduce her to the community! Stop by her “baby shower” in the Sim Center on Thursday, April 25, anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. We’ll have lightRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

April 11, 2019 at 10:50 am

The presentation by Julie A. Blehm, MD, FACP, associate professor of Internal Medicine (retired) and Robert Olson, MD, clinical professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Dean’s Hour last week was indeed the special event that we anticipated. Drs. Blehm and Olson interacted with a standing-room-only audience and addressed theRead More

Remembering Clarence Thompson

Remembering Clarence Thompson

April 10, 2019 at 5:49 pm

We regret to inform that longtime professor of Anatomy Clarence Thompson has passed away. Dr. Thompson was an instructor at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 1991 to 2010. Interested faculty/students/alumni of the SMHS are welcome to attend a memorial service to be held for Dr. Thompson atRead More

Mary Aaland to speak on rural surgery and the “Stop the Bleed” campaign April 15

Mary Aaland to speak on rural surgery and the “Stop the Bleed” campaign April 15

April 9, 2019 at 4:12 pm

On Monday April 15, the UND SMHS Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG) is hosting a presentation featuring SMHS Associate Professor of Surgery Dr. Mary Aaland. Dr. Aaland is a driving force behind the “Stop the Bleed” campaign (see pgs. 24-25 here), and will tell us her story of rural generalRead More

Valter Longo to give seminar on fasting mimicking diets April 24

Valter Longo to give seminar on fasting mimicking diets April 24

April 9, 2019 at 3:18 pm

The Department of Biomedical Sciences will host Valter Longo, PhD, of the University of Southern California on April 24. Dr. Longo, who will give a talk to UND faculty, students, and staff entitled “Fasting Mimicking Diets, Regeneration, and Age-related Diseases,” is a professor of gerontology and biological sciences at USC. DecadesRead More

Dept. of Family and Community Medicine featured in Global Family Doctor newsletter

Dept. of Family and Community Medicine featured in Global Family Doctor newsletter

April 9, 2019 at 11:52 am

The SMHS Department of Family & Community Medicine has been featured in “Global Family Doctor,” the monthly newsletter of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (abbreviated WONCA). In a brief article on UND’s Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) project, Kamille Sherman, MD, FAAFP,Read More

Welcome: Mary Hamilton

Welcome: Mary Hamilton

April 9, 2019 at 11:49 am

Mary Hamilton is the new administrative secretary in the Dean’s Office. Mary is originally from Minnesota and relocated to Grand Forks last October to be closer to her family. She has years of previous clerical experience and looks forward to joining the SMHS team. When Mary is not in the officeRead More

What opportunity will you reveal for Indians Into Medicine?

What opportunity will you reveal for Indians Into Medicine?

April 4, 2019 at 2:36 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), in conjunction with the UND Alumni Association & Foundation (AAF), is taking part in an inaugural giving event on Wednesday, April 24 known as UND Gives. UND Gives is a 24-hour online fundraising challenge that aims to rally philanthropic support for UND initiatives,Read More

From the Dean

From the Dean

April 4, 2019 at 1:49 pm

The UND SMHS has three fundamental missions: to educate health care providers, especially individuals destined to deliver care to the citizens of the state; to discover new scientific knowledge that benefits North Dakotans; and to serve the people of the state. Of all of the institutions of higher education inRead More

Celebrate National Cancer Registrars Week April 8-12

Celebrate National Cancer Registrars Week April 8-12

April 4, 2019 at 1:48 pm

In honor of the 23rd annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has declared the week of April 8-12, 2019, as “Cancer Registry Week” in the State of North Dakota, the theme of which is “Cancer Registrars: Capturing the Picture of Cancer.” We encourage you toRead More