Articles by: Brian Schill

Sara Bjerke elected Secretary for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association

Sara Bjerke elected Secretary for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association

January 14, 2021 at 12:58 pm

Assistant Professor and Assistant Athletic Trainer in the SMHS Department of Sports Medicine, Sara Bjerke, M.S., LAT, ATC, was recently elected the new secretary for the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association, District 5 (MAATA D5). The MAATA is a member organization made up of seven states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa,Read More

Evidence-based teaching: Competency and resiliency in rural and underserved practice Jan. 21

Evidence-based teaching: Competency and resiliency in rural and underserved practice Jan. 21

January 14, 2021 at 12:57 pm

The Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship team at SMHS will present “Competence and resiliency in rural and underserved practice,” an evidence-based faculty development session, from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. At this interactive session, presenters Dr. David Schmitz and Michelle Montgomery will review the literature and best practices related toRead More

Stacey Benson presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on violence Jan. 20

Stacey Benson presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on violence Jan. 20

January 14, 2021 at 12:55 pm

From 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, Stacey Benson, Psy.D., LP, will present “Danger to others vs. violence risk assessments vs. threat assessments, similarities, differences and best practices.” Dr. Benson is a licensed clinical psychologist and president and CEO at Benson Psychological Services, P.C. Dr. Benson is also aRead More

Montanna Barnett

Montanna Barnett

January 14, 2021 at 12:53 pm

Montanna Barnett is the new research and education librarian with the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Library Resources team in Grand Forks. She will be the liaison for the Biomedical Sciences, Pathology, Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Social Work departments. Montanna received her Bachelor of Arts degree in libraryRead More

Nicole Threadgold

Nicole Threadgold

January 14, 2021 at 12:52 pm

Nicole Threadgold is a project coordinator with the Center for Rural Health (CRH). Nicole’s responsibilities include coordination of Flex and SHIP activities, as well as assisting with the Community Health Needs Assessment process. Before joining the CRH, Nicole was foundation director and marketing coordinator for CHI St. Alexius Health in Carrington, N.D. Originally from South Dakota,Read More

Give from the heart for Giving Hearts Day on Feb. 11

Give from the heart for Giving Hearts Day on Feb. 11

January 14, 2021 at 12:51 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will again participate in the 24-hour giving day dedicated to student scholarships known as Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. In 2020, donors gave over $155,000 to UND, providing 31 students a GHD scholarship. This year, our goal is toRead More

Dr. Wynne to give SMHS State of the School address Jan. 25

Dr. Wynne to give SMHS State of the School address Jan. 25

January 7, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Just a reminder: The annual SMHS Faculty Assembly has been set for 3 p.m. (CST) on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, via Zoom. Please place this important meeting on your calendar. Dr. Joshua Wynne, UND’s vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, willRead More

Phase-one and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Instructor Awards

Phase-one and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Instructor Awards

January 7, 2021 at 11:45 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical classes of 2023 and 2024 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Instructor Awards in Unified Session III and Block VI of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2023 (Year 2) Block VI awardeesRead More

SMHS leads the pack for UND Scholarly Commons downloads

SMHS leads the pack for UND Scholarly Commons downloads

January 7, 2021 at 11:29 am

The UND Scholarly Commons research clearinghouse went online only three years ago. Soon after going live, the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Library Resources team began to upload scholarly projects, theses, publications, capstones, and more from multiple SMHS departments to the site for public use. In that time span, UND has accumulated 683,763 total downloads of its scholarly content,Read More

Melissa Naslund to serve as “western” wellness advocate for SMHS students

Melissa Naslund to serve as “western” wellness advocate for SMHS students

January 7, 2021 at 11:20 am

The UND Departments of Family & Community Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Science are excited to announce the hiring of Dr. Melissa Naslund as “western” wellness advocate for UND medical students. Dr. Naslund, a Ph.D.-level mental health professional and director of behavioral science at the UND Center for Family MedicineRead More

Jackie Jensen

Jackie Jensen

January 7, 2021 at 11:16 am

Jackie Jensen is the administrative coordinator in the Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In the Simulation Center, Jackie is responsible for coordinating day-to-day operations, assisting staff in preparation and distribution of educational and operational materials, maintaining operational inventories and supplies, and supervisingRead More

SMHS Advisory Council publishes Sixth Biennial Report on health in North Dakota

SMHS Advisory Council publishes Sixth Biennial Report on health in North Dakota

January 7, 2021 at 10:00 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Advisory Council, a legislatively mandated group of 16 stakeholders connected to North Dakota’s health care enterprise, has published the School’s Sixth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota. Highlights from the Report include: Although North Dakotans have a lower prevalence ofRead More

“Competency in context: Building confidence, resilience, and satisfaction” on Jan. 21

“Competency in context: Building confidence, resilience, and satisfaction” on Jan. 21

January 7, 2021 at 9:16 am

Join us for the next Education Resources Faculty Development Session “Competency in context: Building confidence, resilience, and satisfaction” at noon on Jan. 21, 2021, presented by David Schmitz, M.D., professor in the UND Department of Family & Community Medicine. Attend live on Zoom or watch the recording later at: https://und.zoom.us/j/8327382880?pwd=ck9nenduaVliTVUvVU1oemxxQ1EzZz09&from=msft.Read More

First-year UND med students get a little extra care this holiday season

First-year UND med students get a little extra care this holiday season

December 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Last week, 64 first-year medical students received a little holiday pick-me-up, courtesy of a collection of volunteers at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Arranged by the SMHS Office of Student Affairs and Office of the Dean, care packages, which included personalized notes from SMHS faculty, staff, andRead More

Lejla Gasevic presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on schizophrenia on Jan. 6

Lejla Gasevic presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on schizophrenia on Jan. 6

December 17, 2020 at 1:33 pm

Lejla Gasevic, M.D., will present “Schizophrenia Prevention” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Gasevic is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Lisa, Schock, M.D., a clinical associate professor at UND and psychiatrist at SanfordRead More