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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Archive for
January, 2019

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

Wow! What a week! I hope that the severe weather was no more than an inconvenience to you, and that you and your family are safe…and warm! We had a problem with the furnace at our home in the midst of the cold spell, and were reminded again of how vulnerable all of us are […]

Pilot Project call for applications from UND’s Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE

Categories: News, Research

In anticipation of funding for the fourth consecutive year, the UND Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Host-Pathogen Interactions (HPI) invites proposals for pilot projects to support promising research that fits well within the scientific theme of the Center. We anticipate supporting two or three new pilot projects at up to $50,000 direct costs per year […]

Sukhmani Sadana presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Feb. 6

Categories: Education

Sukhmani Sadana, MD, will present “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: Gender Differences in Psychiatry” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Sadana is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Cindy Sondag, MD, clinical assistant professor in the […]

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

Susan and I are looking forward to attending tomorrow night’s Recognition and Awards Banquet hosted by the UND SMHS medical student class of 2021. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. This annual event is held to celebrate hard work, promote professional relationships, and recognize those students who have […]

Physical Therapy faculty and students present at APTA conference

Categories: Education, News

Faculty and students from the UND SMHS Department of Physical Therapy presented this week at the American Physical Therapy Association national conference in Washington D.C. Presentations included: Altekruse G., Coco M., Eppenstein P., Hull B., Huntsman S., Sue Jeno, Ropp S. – “Tough Lessons We Learned the Hard Way: A LAMP Management Faculty Discussion.” Gary Schindler, Jeremy O’Keefe, […]

Medical students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Categories: Education, News

First- and second-year medical students, the medical classes of 2021 and 2022, have recognized six SMHS faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for medical curriculum blocks two and six in academic year 2018-2019. The Class of 2021 (Year 2) Block VI awardees are the following individuals: Rhome Hughes, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, SMHS Department of […]

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

As I mentioned in last week’s column, this past Tuesday we testified in front of the North Dakota House Appropriations Committee – Education and Environment Division. Following morning testimony by the North Dakota University System (NDUS) and then President Kennedy and colleagues from UND, Dave Molmen and I testified in the afternoon on behalf of […]

Welcome: Shawn Larson

Categories: Welcome

Shawn Larson is a project coordinator with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Among his responsibilities in this position, Shawn manages the day-to-day operations for several projects, including Scrubs, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Rural Health grants, Dakota Conference, […]

Michelle Montgomery to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on physician mental health Jan. 25

Categories: Education, Events

Michelle Montgomery, MSW, LCSW, a Wellness Advocate in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, will present a talk entitled “It’s Not All in Your Head: Physician Mental Health” from Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Attendance to this wellness lecture is required for surgery […]

Victor Nizet to discuss “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to combat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs” on Feb. 7

Categories: Events, Research

Dr. Victor Nizet, professor and vice chair for Basic Research and chief of the Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, will give a presentation entitled “Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs” at noon on Thursday, Feb. 7 in SMHS Room W314. […]

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) updates

Categories: News

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) flourished last fall! The Student Occupational Therapy Association has three main purposes: (1) to broaden campus and community knowledge of the occupational therapy profession, (2) to unify students and increase their knowledge of occupational therapy and related fields, and (3) to be active in national issues impacting the occupational […]

Neuroscience Symposium set for Feb. 2 in Fargo

Categories: Education, Research

The 2019 Sanford Neuroscience Symposium will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo, N.D. This symposium is designed to provide the latest clinical research and practice regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and management of neurological disease and to enhance the competence of health care professionals related to these topics. The target audience includes physicians, […]

Library Resources hours for MLK weekend

Categories: Library

The Library Resources Help Desk hours for the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend will be as follows: Friday, Jan. 18:  7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 20:  CLOSED Monday, Jan. 21:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.