Articles by: Brian Schill

Attention Researchers: UND’s license to access RefWorks will expire June 30

Attention Researchers: UND’s license to access RefWorks will expire June 30

May 23, 2019 at 9:45 am

Because of low use, high costs, and the availability of free products, the University’s subscription to RefWorks, a reference and citation management software, will be discontinued. This decision was made by a team of representatives from UND Libraries and the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA). If you have becomeRead More

SMHS curriculum retreat on May 31 to focus on implementation of new medical curriculum

SMHS curriculum retreat on May 31 to focus on implementation of new medical curriculum

May 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm

In January of this year, SMHS Dean Wynne charged the faculty, through the various standing committees in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, to consider significant changes to the medical school curriculum. The Medical Curriculum Committee (MCC) therefore created nine curriculum redesign groups comprising volunteer faculty and staff,Read More

Shane Knutson

Shane Knutson

May 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm

Shane Knutson is a the new research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In this role, Shane coordinates and facilitates data collection, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information toRead More

Retirement Reception for Jean Altepeter June 5

Retirement Reception for Jean Altepeter June 5

May 16, 2019 at 1:14 pm

Please join us for a retirement reception in honor of Jean Altepeter, Associate Director of Human Resources in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The reception honoring Jean’s nearly 37 years of service will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, inRead More

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year sophomore award winners

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year sophomore award winners

May 16, 2019 at 11:31 am

Several second-year medical students received sophomore awards on Wednesday, May 15 when the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences hosted its 2019 Sophomore Awards luncheon in the School’s Charles H. Fee, MD, Auditorium. Academic, teaching, and service awards were presented on behalf of the School and the North DakotaRead More

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

UND SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

May 16, 2019 at 11:27 am

The UND 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 Sunday, May 12, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty. Of the roughly 1,700 physiciansRead More

Metzger receives Physician Assistant of the Year award from NDAPA

Metzger receives Physician Assistant of the Year award from NDAPA

May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is pleased to announce that an assistant professor in the School’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Jay Metzger, M.P.A.S., PA-C, was given the “PA of the Year” award by the North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants (NDAPA). The award was presented to JayRead More

Retirement reception for Joy Mack to be held June 4

Retirement reception for Joy Mack to be held June 4

May 9, 2019 at 11:01 am

The UND SMHS Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science and the Center for Health Promotion & Prevention Research are hosting a retirement reception for administrative secretary Joy Mack on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hired in 1986 at UND’s Medical School Practice Support, Joy processedRead More

UND Staff Recognition Ceremony recognizes nearly 40 SMHS staffers

UND Staff Recognition Ceremony recognizes nearly 40 SMHS staffers

May 9, 2019 at 9:39 am

UND’s annual Staff Recognition Ceremony was held on Monday, May 6, 2019. At the event both Jean Altepeter, associate director of Human Resources, and Denelle Kees, manager of the SMHS Deeded Body Program, received UND Meritorious Service Awards. (As an aside, Jean is retiring at the end of June afterRead More

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

May 9, 2019 at 8:44 am

From UND’s Center for Rural Health: The Outstanding Rural and Public Health Award recipients for 2019 will be recognized at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet on Wednesday, June 12 in Minot. The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) will present three awards: Tiffany Boespflug, publicRead More

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes over 200 graduating health sciences and graduate students

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes over 200 graduating health sciences and graduate students

May 8, 2019 at 4:29 pm

In addition to the 73 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) on Sunday, May 12, the School will see 237 students from its graduate and health sciences programs walk across the Alerus Center stage at the UND Commencement onRead More

SMHS to confer 73 doctor of medicine degrees upon new physicians Sunday

SMHS to confer 73 doctor of medicine degrees upon new physicians Sunday

May 8, 2019 at 4:20 pm

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) will confer the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree to 73 graduating medical students at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus in Grand Forks. The graduating students have completed fourRead More

Monica Taylor-Desir presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on May 15

Monica Taylor-Desir presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on May 15

May 8, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Monica Taylor-Desir, MD, MPH, DFAPA, will present “Resilience and Recovery in American Indian Mental Health” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Taylor-Desir served as Chief Medical Officer and Psychiatrist until recently at Elbowoods Memorial Health Center withRead More

Matthew Heberer to give Surgery Grand Rounds on Barrett’s Esophagus May 17

Matthew Heberer to give Surgery Grand Rounds on Barrett’s Esophagus May 17

May 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Matthew Heberer, MD, a PGY-IV resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Management of Barrett’s Esophagus” at Sanford Health – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 17. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of the talk are:Read More

Graduation Festivities

Graduation Festivities

May 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Please join us for the 2019 MD Commencement activities scheduled for Sunday, May 12, in Grand Forks. The School will confer Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees to 73 graduating medical students at 2 p.m. that day in the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus in Grand Forks. The graduatingRead More