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Archive for
July, 2020

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

Categories: Education

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, professor and psychiatry clerkship director in […]

Med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards

Categories: News

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 VIII awardees are the following individuals: […]

From the Dean: Rethinking educational models

Categories: From the Dean

This past Tuesday there was a fun virtual event sponsored by Governor Burgum. It was a Virtual Summit on Innovative Education. During the time I was able to be online, I saw that there were about 800 other attendees, presumably from across the state. The Governor mentioned that there were over 1,300 registrants in all. […]

SMHS to offer USMLE Step testing online

Categories: News

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 inaugurate a significant change in way […]

Jongeward accepted into Alpha Mu Tau

Categories: News

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 in the profession and ASCLS professional […]

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions symposium set for Sept. 15

Categories: Events, Research

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity and inflammation to participate in the Fifth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as an online virtual event 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The symposium will bring together experts investigating […]

From the Dean: Getting ready for students’ return amid COVID-19

Categories: From the Dean

The virtual events we held last Friday for the incoming medical student Class of 2024 and their families went very well indeed by all accounts. As is my traditional role, I oversaw the Friday case wrap-up where the entire class “meets” (this year virtually) with the patient whose case history they have been learning from […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in Grand Forks Sept. 19

Categories: Events

The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease will be held in Grand Forks at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. As you can imagine, this year’s walk will be a bit different. There will not be a single walk location where participants should amass. Instead, teams will be asked to walk individually (with masks, of […]

“Virtual” Joggin’ with Josh to be held tomorrow!

Categories: Events

Each fall since 2010, Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has invited all UND students, faculty, staff and community members to advocate healthful lifestyles by joining him for Joggin’ with Josh, an informal 5K or 10K walk, jog or […]

From the Dean: The 100th percentile

Categories: From the Dean

As I’ve mentioned before, the medical students in the Class of 2024 began their studies with us this week. I welcomed them to the UND SMHS on Monday. But unlike in prior years, the meeting was not in person—it was virtual. And rather than discussing the moral imperatives of being a physician as I have […]

SMHS remains top producer of American Indian physicians in North America

Categories: News

Fifty years ago this week—July 8, 1970—President Richard Nixon delivered his “Special Message on Indian Affairs.” This policy speech not only paved the way for reversing the federal government’s “Termination” policy, which had rescinded the sovereignty of American Indian tribes, but strove to improve American Indian health in several ways. The UND School of Medicine […]

Internal Medicine Residency Program announces Jennifer Raum as new Program Director

Categories: News

Jennifer Raum, M.D., has been named the new program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, effective July 1, 2020. The announcement was made by UND’s Department of Internal Medicine Chair Dinesh Bande, M.D., this week. “The recruitment process began in February of this year,” said Dr. Bande. “A Search Committee reviewed applications and brought […]

COVID-19 resource allocation survey

Categories: Research

UND SMHS medical students Allison Cwikla, Parker Rosneau, and Cody Weisel, under the guidance of Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research Marc Basson, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are conducting a research project to explore public perception regarding the allocation of scarce medical resources during the COVID-19 era. Please consider completing and sharing this quick 10-minute […]