Articles by: Brian Schill

Dean Wynne invites you to the SMHS Annual Holiday Luncheon

Dean Wynne invites you to the SMHS Annual Holiday Luncheon

November 21, 2018 at 12:47 pm

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Dean Joshua Wynne would like to invite you to the annual SMHS Holiday Luncheon, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018, in the SMHS second floor event space on the School’s north end. Everyone is welcome, butRead More

Welcome: Becca Perry

Welcome: Becca Perry

November 21, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Becca Perry is an instructor and clinical education coordinator in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks, N.D. In this position, Becca will coordinate and oversee the education of 70+ MLS seniors who are completing their clinical rotationsRead More

A busy month for SMHS Department of Education Resources

A busy month for SMHS Department of Education Resources

November 15, 2018 at 1:27 pm

It has been a busy few months for the SMHS Education Resources team. Below are a few highlights of all the faculty and staff in that department have had going on of late. Early in November, Drs. Eric Johnson, Pat Carr, Jon Allen, Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm, and Rick Van Eck gaveRead More

SIM-ND program recognized as 2018 “Community Star”

SIM-ND program recognized as 2018 “Community Star”

November 15, 2018 at 1:22 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Simulation in Motion-North Dakota program (SIM-ND) has been recognized as a “Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). The UND SIM-ND program, managed by the School’s Simulation Center, is one of 13 state providers toRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 15, 2018 at 1:04 pm

I recently was briefed on the School’s philanthropic status. As you know, we work closely with the UND Alumni Association and Foundation (UND AAF) and partner to develop resources that support the School’s priorities. We have identified mitigation of student debt and the development of endowed professorships and chairs asRead More

Guest lecture and workshop by Dr. Jason Waechter on Nov. 29

Guest lecture and workshop by Dr. Jason Waechter on Nov. 29

November 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm

You’re invited to attend a guest lecture and faculty development session to be held by Jason Waechter, MD, clinical associate professor at the University of Calgary. A physician board certified in cardiac anesthesia, echocardiography, and critical care, Dr. Waechter will give a talk entitled “Diagnose the Diagnosis” on Thursday, November 29, 2018, inRead More

Van Eck to discuss game-based learning in medical education at next EBTG meeting on Dec. 4

Van Eck to discuss game-based learning in medical education at next EBTG meeting on Dec. 4

November 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

All are invited to attend the next Evidence-Based Teaching Group (EBTG) meeting as Dr. Richard Van Eck, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, presents “What Can Game-Based Learning Teach Us About Medical Education?” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in room W201 of the UND School of Medicine &Read More

Felix Yarovinsky to discuss Toxoplasma gondii Infection at CoBRE seminar Dec. 12

Felix Yarovinsky to discuss Toxoplasma gondii Infection at CoBRE seminar Dec. 12

November 15, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Felix Yarovinsky, MD, will give a presentation entitled “Toxoplasma gondii Infection: From Innate Immunity to Inflammatory Disease” at a CoBRE seminar at the SMHS at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Dr. Yarovinsky is an associate professor at the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology in the Department of Microbiology andRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 9, 2018 at 11:53 pm

This will be a truncated column this week, as Susan and I returned from the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) late Tuesday night, and I was seeing patients in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease clinic all day yesterday. By the way, the clinic (which IRead More

NIH selects Geiger to chair a second vital grant review study section

NIH selects Geiger to chair a second vital grant review study section

November 8, 2018 at 11:10 am

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Jonathan D. Geiger, PhD, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), to serve as the chair of the HIV Co-Morbidities and Clinical Studies (HCCS) grant reviewRead More

DaCCoTA posts new RFAs for program grants

DaCCoTA posts new RFAs for program grants

November 8, 2018 at 9:39 am

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) has posted RFAs for two new pilot grants (feasibility and ready-to-go) and two other programs (DaCCoTA Scholars and Clinical Research Opportunities) offered through DaCCoTA. For more information about the programs summarized below, or any DaCCoTA program, see us online at: https://med.und.edu/daccota/. The DaCCoTA PilotRead More

Veterans Day Holiday recognized Monday

Veterans Day Holiday recognized Monday

November 8, 2018 at 9:30 am

The SMHS Human Resources team reminds you that UND offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in honor of the federal Veterans Day holiday (Sunday, Nov. 11 ). Enjoy the long weekend and thank you, veterans!

Library Resources hours for Veterans Day weekend

Library Resources hours for Veterans Day weekend

November 8, 2018 at 9:29 am

The Library Resources Information Desk hours for the Veterans Day 2018 weekend will be: Friday (11/9) – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (11/10) – closed Sunday (11/11) – closed Monday (11/12) – noon to 8 p.m.

Mary O’Riordan to present at Host-Pathogen seminar Nov. 14

Mary O’Riordan to present at Host-Pathogen seminar Nov. 14

November 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Mary O’Riordan, PhD, the Frederick C. Neidhardt Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, will give a presentation entitled “Cells on Fire: Amplifying Immune Defense through Cellular Stress Responses” at noon on Nov. 14. The event, sponsored by SMHS Host-Pathogen CoBRE, is open to everyone andRead More

From the Dean

From the Dean

November 1, 2018 at 4:02 pm

This past week was jammed-packed with exciting happenings. It was a particularly rewarding week for me because I help teach the cardiovascular pathophysiology section of Block 6 of the second-year medical student curriculum (there are four blocks in each of the first two years of medical school). In addition toRead More