Articles by: Brian Schill

Medical students go caroling at Valley ElderCare

Medical students go caroling at Valley ElderCare

December 13, 2018 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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

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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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

Ahmad Khan presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Dec. 5

Ahmad Khan presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Dec. 5

November 28, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Ahmad Khan, MD, will present “Clozapine is Associated with Secondary Antibody Deficiency” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Khan is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Andrew J. McLean, MD, clinical professor and chairRead More

Welcome: Heather Jensen

Welcome: Heather Jensen

November 26, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Heather Jensen is the new administrative assistant to Dr. Marc D. Basson, senior associate dean for Medicine & Research at the SMHS. In this position, Heather provides assistance and support to Dr. Basson and serves as a liaison and resource to his direct reports. Heather is originally from Nebraska andRead More

Zen in 10 in December

Zen in 10 in December

November 26, 2018 at 10:29 am

Zen in 10 focuses on stretching, breathing, and having fun with coworkers. Go back to work with less stress, more energy, and better body functioning. Sessions will be held at the SMHS from 10:40 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout December (except Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Dec. 27) in SMHS Room W202.Read More

Neville Alberto named Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors

Neville Alberto named Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors

November 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Neville Alberto, MD, FACP, Program Director of the UND Transitional Year Residency Program, has accepted a five year term as Chair of the Council of Transitional Year Program Directors (CTYPD). This includes two years as Chair Elect, two years as Chair, and one year as the Immediate Past Chair. The Chair ofRead More