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Leah Thompson to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on urine drug testing Sept. 2

Leah Thompson to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on urine drug testing Sept. 2

August 27, 2020 at 9:49 am

Dr. Leah Thompson will present “Interpretation of Urine Drug Testing” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. This presentation will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Thompson is a fourth-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Dr. Timothy McManamon, technical director of the General LaboratoryRead More

Kassie Lutz

Kassie Lutz

August 27, 2020 at 9:48 am

Kassie Lutz is the new administrative secretary for UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Southwest Campus in Bismarck, N.D. She will work beside Jodi Rathjen, Deb West, and Susanna Warner in helping our future physicians succeed! Kassie grew up in Burlington, N.D., just North of Minot, and moved to Bismarck in 2008Read More

Library Resources can help supplement your online instruction

Library Resources can help supplement your online instruction

August 27, 2020 at 9:47 am

Are you scrambling to find alternatives to tools and pedagogies you have used in-person with your students? Are you in need of high-quality, intuitive online resources to use with your students? The SMHS Library Resources team is here to help! Take the example of an undergraduate anatomy class: previously, cadaverRead More

“Active lectures for online teaching” presentation Sept. 17

“Active lectures for online teaching” presentation Sept. 17

August 27, 2020 at 9:46 am

In the spring, faculty had to quickly adapt courses to an online format. It can be difficult to use preferred face-to-face teaching strategies in Zoom, and many faculty find themselves stuck in a lecturing rut. But lectures can still thrive with the addition of Active Learning (AL)—even online! Learn howRead More

Hillebrand elected to NCURA Board of Directors

Hillebrand elected to NCURA Board of Directors

August 20, 2020 at 9:57 am

Diane Hillebrand, grants manager in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been elected to the position of At-Large Board Member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). “Over Diane’s nearly 20 years of membership, she has served as Chair of the Professional Development Committee, has Co-chairedRead More

Grace Karikari

Grace Karikari

August 20, 2020 at 9:39 am

Dr. Grace Karikari is an assistant professor in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in public health with a focus on health behavior from the Indiana University – Bloomington School of Public Health. Dr. Karikari hasRead More

Volunteer to help distribute Hawks masks to SMHS students Aug. 25-28

Volunteer to help distribute Hawks masks to SMHS students Aug. 25-28

August 13, 2020 at 4:39 pm

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is seeking volunteers to assist in COVID mask distribution to our SMHS students. We are facilitating the distribution of face coverings from outside the main entrance of the UND SMHS on the following dates/times: Tuesday, August 25:  7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday,Read More

Wu named American Association of Immunologists “Careers in Immunology” Fellow

Wu named American Association of Immunologists “Careers in Immunology” Fellow

August 13, 2020 at 10:07 am

Professor Min Wu, Ph.D., along with his postdoctoral fellow in the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ping Lin, Ph.D., has been named an American Association of Immunologists (AAI) “2020 AAI Careers in Immunology Fellow.” The pair are one of this year’s 25 international faculty/postdoc awardee teams to be given theRead More

Mariah Laver Juanto presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on de-escalation Aug. 19

Mariah Laver Juanto presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on de-escalation Aug. 19

August 13, 2020 at 8:49 am

Mariah Laver Juanto, Ph.D., will present “Verbal De-escalation of Agitated Patients” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, for the latest UND Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Grand Rounds event. This presentation will be held via Zoom/Video Conferencing. Dr. Laver Juanto is a psychologist at SanfordRead More

“Zoom to the Water Cooler” with SMHS on Aug. 14

“Zoom to the Water Cooler” with SMHS on Aug. 14

August 13, 2020 at 8:47 am

Do you miss bumping into colleagues at Café 1905? Do you long for the days of coming up with helpful ideas for either the SMHS or UND with friends by interacting in spontaneous ways outside the Center for Rural Health suite or Simulation Center? Let’s try to capture at leastRead More

OmniUpdate training for editing SMHS website posted on TTaDA

OmniUpdate training for editing SMHS website posted on TTaDA

August 6, 2020 at 12:37 pm

UND’s Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) is offering one-day training sessions for UND.edu website editors, including for those who need to update/edit the School of Medicine & Health Sciences website. The new curriculum for this OmniUpdate (OU) platform includes OU basics and design migration/wave transition tips. Sessions are great for newRead More

Abby Fredrickson to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on kratom on Aug. 5

Abby Fredrickson to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on kratom on Aug. 5

July 30, 2020 at 2:51 pm

Abby Fredrickson, M.D., will present “Kratom: The new legal high?” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. This presentation will be held via Zoom/Video Conferencing. Dr. Fredrickson is a Third-Year Resident in the SMHS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. James L. Roerig, Pharm.D., BCPP, professorRead More

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

July 24, 2020 at 8:12 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical students Classes of 2022 and 2023 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block IV and Block VIII of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VIIIRead More

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

July 24, 2020 at 8:11 am

Attention medical students: UND SMHS is now approved to administer the USMLE step I and step II exams by the NBME “event testing” program online. This shift is an attempt to compensate for the loss of testing availability options over the past few months due to COVID, and may inaugurateRead More

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

July 23, 2020 at 9:52 am

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science Shannon Jongeward, MS, MLS(ASCP), who has been accepted into the Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity (AMTF), a national fraternity whose purpose is the advancement of professionals in the clinical laboratory sciences. Acceptance into AMTF is based on significant involvement inRead More