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

Archive for
August, 2019

From the (Assistant) Dean

Categories: From the Dean

This week’s “From the Dean” column is brought to you by Patrick Carr, Ph.D., the School’s assistant dean for medical curriculum, who will discuss facilitating leadership in medical students and unmasking the “hidden curriculum.” As another academic year begins, our thoughts are focused on helping our incoming students on their road to mastering the skills, […]

Don Warne to present lead talk in UND Faculty Lecture Series Sept. 25

Categories: Events, News

Donald Warne, MD, MPH, director of the SMHS Indians Into Medicine and Master of Public Health programs, and associate dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, will be the lead speaker in UND’s 2019-20 Faculty Lecture Series. The talk will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Room 7 of the Education building on the UND campus […]

Schmitz appointed to NHSC’s National Advisory Council

Categories: News

Professor and Chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Family & Community Medicine David Schmitz, MD, has been named to the National Health Service Corps’s (NHSC) National Advisory Council. The appointment is for a three-year term. The NHSC looks to address America’s shortage of primary care providers by awarding […]

Potato Bowl Parade set for Sept. 14

Categories: Events

The UND Potato Bowl will take place at Alerus Center on Saturday, Sept. 14, meaning the annual KEM Shrine Potato Bowl parade will soon be meandering through Grand Forks streets. So keep an eye out for the SMHS “float” (a Simulation Center mobile sim truck) and SMHS students and staff! The parade begins at 10 […]

Brand Corner: Electronic letterhead, presentation templates

Categories: News

In this week’s edition of Brand Corner: electronic letterhead and presentation templates– Electronic Letterhead UND’s Office of Marketing and Communications reminds all faculty and staff that the University prefers that all e-letterhead is requested through UND. Details on how new, appropriately branded electronic letterhead can be requested are available here. Poster/Presentation Templates Note also that the […]

GP IDeA-CTR network announces pilot funding through NIH/NIGMS grant

Categories: Research

The Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network is pleased to announce an opportunity for pilot funding through an NIH/NIGMS grant. Successful applicants will receive up to $50,000 in direct costs for a one year project, as well as access to resources of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR to support their research efforts. We are requesting a Letter of […]

Mallory Skorheim presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Sept. 4

Categories: Education

Dr. Mallory Skorheim, will present “Catatonia” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Skorheim is a fourth-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Baiju Gandhi, M.D., lead psychiatrist for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Sanford Health, will serve as Dr. Skorheim’s discussant. Upon completion of this […]

Karen Luk to give Surgery Grand Rounds on cirrhotic patient surgery Sept. 6

Categories: Education

Karen Luk, M.D., a PGY-V resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk titled “General Surgery for the Cirrhotic Patient” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Luk’s talk are: Review the […]

Education Resources curriculum series: Choosing the right learning outcomes

Categories: Education

Thanks to everyone who attended the first Education Resources and the Office of Faculty Affairs curriculum event this week. the team is presenting another Evidence-Based Teaching event in the series in October. In the second workshop in this series, “Generating Measurable, Performance-Based Objectives” (Oct. 22), you’ll learn how to turn your learning outcomes into measurable, performance-based objectives. […]

Pace bike share comes to SMHS

Categories: News

Notice anything different around campus, including near the bus stop outside the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences? Pace bike share stations are available now on campus and across Grand Forks. Need to get to a meeting across campus where parking is tricky? Need to run an errand over lunch but don’t want to lose […]

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

As part of my new duties as UND’s interim president, I had the pleasure and honor of hosting the annual UND Bus Tour of North Dakota earlier this week. Along with about 30 new faculty and administrators, we traveled across the northern portion of North Dakota. Each year since 1990, UND’s newcomers have boarded a […]

Call for Abstracts: Poster competition for North Dakota ACP and SHM chapters

Categories: Research

Compete to win a trip to California in 2020! Do you excel at research? Have you come across an interesting case where your colleagues could benefit from your findings? Do you have any projects that promote patient safety or outcomes measurement? Don’t miss this opportunity to submit a medical abstract to the American College of […]

Roller named chair of UND SMHS Department of Radiology

Categories: News

Luke Benedict Roller, M.D., a physician at Bismarck Radiology Associates, has been selected as the new chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Radiology. After earning his M.D. degree from the SMHS in 2012, Dr. Roller went on to complete residencies in both diagnostic and interventional radiology at the […]

Jessi Nicola

Categories: Welcome

Jessi Nicola is the new program administrator for the SMHS Simulation Center and SIM-ND. In this position, Jessi oversees all of the simulation operations within the School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the mobile simulation units, including marketing, scheduling, finance, human resources, and instructional delivery methods. She received her A.S. in radiologic technology from […]