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From the Dean: Record-setting research quarter

From the Dean: Record-setting research quarter

November 19, 2020 at 11:59 pm

The theme of this week’s column is “resilience and excellence under pressure.” First, consider the just-released report summarizing the School’s research funding for the first quarter (July through September) of our fiscal year. Keep in mind that our researchers finished the last academic year with the largest amount of fundedRead More

From the Dean: We know what we need to do

From the Dean: We know what we need to do

November 12, 2020 at 11:26 am

This has been a quiet week, all things considered, especially since UND was closed on Wednesday in recognition of Veterans Day. On Tuesday I sent an email to all School faculty, staff and students to remind them about the holiday and to ask them to pause on that day “toRead More

From the Dean: Some promising news

From the Dean: Some promising news

November 5, 2020 at 11:58 pm

In this depressing SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) era, it’s good to share some positive and potentially important recent information. A study from Iceland published in last week’s edition of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine looked at the antibody response (the protective proteins that the body makes after exposure to anRead More

Faculty development session: Teaching well in the time of COVID

Faculty development session: Teaching well in the time of COVID

November 5, 2020 at 10:44 am

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship invites you to join us on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) for a live event on Zoom (and recorded for later viewing). Presenters Dr. Richard Van Eck, associate dean for Teaching & Learning, and Dr. Adrienne Salentiny, instructional designer at the SMHS,Read More

From the Dean: The path forward

From the Dean: The path forward

October 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm

We’re just short of eight months into this pandemic and all of us have to be asking: Is this ever going to end? My last “normal” day was on Friday, March 13, of all days. Talk about bad luck! Since then, Susan and I haven’t been able to visit twoRead More

From the Dean: The wrong direction

From the Dean: The wrong direction

October 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm

As you are aware, the COVID-19 numbers for North Dakota (and Grand Forks County) are headed in the decidedly wrong direction. While I’d much rather have North Dakota and UND in the news because of the great things that are happening in our educational and research programs, our situation isRead More

McLean and Montgomery to present on mental wellbeing and COVID on Nov. 9

McLean and Montgomery to present on mental wellbeing and COVID on Nov. 9

October 22, 2020 at 2:34 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a strain on all of us, not only physically and socially, but financially, professionally, and personally. As such, several reports suggest that mental illness has been increasing rapidly over the past eight months. But guidance, support, and help are available. From noon to 1 p.m.Read More

Remember your flu shot

Remember your flu shot

October 15, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Administrators at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences are encouraging all SMHS faculty, staff, and students to get influenza shots this autumn. Flu vaccinations are important for two reasons. First, influenza is a potentially fatal virus, although at a much lesser rate than COVID-19, especially for persons withRead 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

From the Dean: Mentors make the difference

From the Dean: Mentors make the difference

September 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

Not long ago I discussed the importance of mentoring for medical and health sciences students. We know from many surveys that mentors play a major role in helping students decide on career choices, like in what area of medicine to specialize. The importance of mentors was reinforced this past MondayRead More

From the Dean: Remembering Dr. David Gipp

From the Dean: Remembering Dr. David Gipp

September 17, 2020 at 11:58 pm

This past Monday, the UND SMHS Advisory Council reported back to the Interim Higher Education Committee of the North Dakota Legislature, as is customary prior to each legislative assembly session and as required by law. As you might already know, the next session begins Jan. 5, 2021. I testified (virtually),Read More

From the Dean: Dr. Deborah Birx visits Fargo

From the Dean: Dr. Deborah Birx visits Fargo

September 4, 2020 at 12:10 am

Earlier this week, the building we own and operate in Minot that houses our Center for Family Medicine and our Minot-based family medicine residency suffered a major setback when a water main in the building burst unexpectedly and flooded the basement, causing substantial damage and necessitating the closure of theRead More

From the Dean: Our four likely COVID-19 outcomes

From the Dean: Our four likely COVID-19 outcomes

August 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm

As UND faculty, my wife Dr. Susan Farkas and I had the opportunity to undergo COVID-19 testing before the start of classes this past Sunday during the screening event sponsored through NDSU and held in the Fargodome parking lot near our home in Fargo. We had pre-registered online and theRead More

From the Dean: A successful restart to the semester depends on us all

From the Dean: A successful restart to the semester depends on us all

August 21, 2020 at 6:00 am

The recent trend in North Dakota of new COVID-19 cases is troubling, especially given the upcoming start of the fall semester for most UND students – especially undergraduates – next week. The number of active cases in the state has increased rapidly and worryingly in the recent past. Given theRead 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