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Second-year med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Second-year med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

September 30, 2020 at 12:56 pm

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical class 2023 have recognized three faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block V of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2023 (Year 2) Block V awardees are the following individuals: Mary AnnRead More

Evidence-based Teaching: “Controlling the Chaos in COVID and Beyond” on Oct. 15

Evidence-based Teaching: “Controlling the Chaos in COVID and Beyond” on Oct. 15

September 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Adrienne Salentiny on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) for a faculty development session entitled “Controlling the Chaos in COVID and Beyond,” to be streamed live on Zoom and recorded for later viewing. Join Zoom Meeting  A recent faculty development needs assessment survey revealedRead More

Phase one students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

Phase one students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

September 30, 2020 at 10:59 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical class of 2024 have recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards in Unified Session I of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2024 (Phase 1) Unified Session I awardees are theRead More

UND Sports PT Residency granted 10-year reaccreditation

UND Sports PT Residency granted 10-year reaccreditation

September 24, 2020 at 3:35 pm

The coordinators of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Sports PT Residency learned this week that the residency has been reaccredited for a full 10-year accreditation period. The accreditation was granted by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education and will remain active through Jan. 31,Read More

DaCCoTA Community Engagement and Outreach core hosts Tribal IRB Workshop Oct. 6

DaCCoTA Community Engagement and Outreach core hosts Tribal IRB Workshop Oct. 6

September 24, 2020 at 3:19 pm

Please join the DaCCoTA and UND Indigenous Health and INMED teams via Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, for a day-long Tribal IRB workshop. The workshop will bring together professionals from across the region in an effort to help researchers better navigate the IRB, grant writing and community engagement processes, particularlyRead More

OT honor society to host stroke workshop with Dr. Emily Kringle Oct. 12

OT honor society to host stroke workshop with Dr. Emily Kringle Oct. 12

September 24, 2020 at 3:18 pm

The Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) occupational therapy honor society will host an in-service event on health promotion among stroke survivors on Monday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At this virtual event, Dr. Emily Kringle will give a presentation entitled “Meaningful Daily Activities for Health: Reducing Sedentary Behavior afterRead More

Katarina Domitrovich

Katarina Domitrovich

September 24, 2020 at 3:17 pm

Katarina Domitrovich is a COVID-19 case manager with the University of North Dakota and North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). In this role, Katarina works closely with the NDDoH to delegate COVID-19 cases from across the state to contact tracers hired through UND, while continuing to assist in updating policyRead More

Zoom water cooler again on Sept. 25!

Zoom water cooler again on Sept. 25!

September 24, 2020 at 2:48 pm

The SMHS is hosting its SECOND Zoom to the Water Cooler event online for any and all faculty and staff interested on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at 3 p.m. (CST). This month’s topic:  fitness and wellness with special guest UND WorkWell Coordinator Andria Spaeth. Here’s the process: On Friday, Sept. 25, follow the Zoom link provided below ARead More

Tyler Van De Voort to give Surgery Grand Rounds on brain and spinal injuries Sept. 8

Tyler Van De Voort to give Surgery Grand Rounds on brain and spinal injuries Sept. 8

September 17, 2020 at 10:56 am

Tyler Van De Voort, M.D., a PG-IV resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Brain and Spinal Injuries – Evidence vs. Dogma” at the UND Medical Education Center, Room 140, in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. Everyone isRead More

DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program releases new RFAs

DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program releases new RFAs

September 17, 2020 at 10:54 am

The DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program has released new requests for applications (RFAs) for the following pilot grant awards: Feasibility Pilot Grants – These awards of up to $40,000 (direct + indirect costs) are intended to provide support to allow a clinician/non-clinician team to form around a novel cancer-related hypothesis. Applications canRead More

AAMC announces Community Health Needs grant opportunity

AAMC announces Community Health Needs grant opportunity

September 17, 2020 at 10:52 am

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is accepting applications for its Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) award that addresses population health leadership principles and promotes collaboration among diverse stakeholders across the clinical, education and research missions. The award will provide five grants of $10,000 to institutions orRead More

Incoming class for inaugural TLAS Teaching Academy announced

Incoming class for inaugural TLAS Teaching Academy announced

September 10, 2020 at 11:54 am

The Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) unit in Education Resources is pleased to announce the inaugural class of the TLAS Teaching Academy. The Teaching Academy is a joint program of the SMHS Office of Education & Faculty Affairs (OEFA) and TLAS. It is being launched as a pilot program in 2020. The ten members of this year’s TeachingRead More

Chani Taggart to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on laparoscopic cholecystectomy Sept. 11

Chani Taggart to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on laparoscopic cholecystectomy Sept. 11

September 10, 2020 at 11:50 am

Chani Taggart, D.O., a PG-IV resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “The Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Strides toward preventing common bile duct injuries” at the SMHS Northwest Campus in Minot, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Everyone is welcome toRead More

Dr. Steffen Christensen retires from SMHS after 26 years of service

Dr. Steffen Christensen retires from SMHS after 26 years of service

September 3, 2020 at 1:24 pm

After 26 years of service, Dr. Steffen Christensen will step down as vice chair of the UND SMHS Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Based in Fargo, Dr. Christensen is among the last of the two-year UND Bachelor of Science in Medicine graduates. “Few faculty members have done more to supportRead More

North Dakota State Office of Rural Health receives federal funding

North Dakota State Office of Rural Health receives federal funding

September 3, 2020 at 12:59 pm

The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) will be able to provide additional support to North Dakota thanks to increased funding from Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Annual funding increased to $230,000 this year, allowing for additional services to begin. SORH is a federal-state partnership that helps rural communitiesRead More