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Archive for
October, 2020

From the Dean: The path forward

Categories: From the Dean

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 two of our grandkids or their […]

Kyle Cleasby to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “internet addiction” Nov. 4

Categories: Education

Kyle Cleasby, M.D., a second-year resident in the UND Psychiatry Residency Training Program, will present “Internet Addition” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, for the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds. This presentation will be done via zoom/video conferencing. Tiffany Doyle, M.D., clinical assistant professor at UND School of Medicine & Health […]

Monica Norby

Categories: Welcome

Monica Norby is a laboratory experience manager in the microbiology and anatomy/physiology labs with UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences in Grand Forks. In this role, Monica is responsible for preparing and teaching microbiology labs. Originally from Rolla, N.D., Monica attended University of Jamestown and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in […]

Nancy Nettum

Categories: Welcome

Greetings everyone! My name is Nancy Nettum and I’m the new administrative assistant for the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science. My hometown is Kindred, N.D., and I now reside on a farm near Buxton, N.D., with my husband Robyn. We farm for a living with Robyn’s two brothers in Traill County. Our daughter Michaela […]

From the Dean: The wrong direction

Categories: From the Dean

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 is attracting national and international attention. […]

Scholarships available for 2021 Dakota Conference

Categories: Events, Research

Scholarship funds are available to cover registration costs for the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health through the State Office of Rural Health grant program at the Center for Rural Health. The funds will cover the conference registration fee only; hotel, travel, preconference, and banquet costs are not covered. Preference will be given to […]

Med students present posters at National Association of Medical Examiners meeting

Categories: News

McKenzie Jackson and Cassondra (Cassie) Kambeitz, both fourth-year medical students at the SMHS, presented posters at the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) virtual annual meeting Oct. 16-17, 2020. The title of McKenzie’s poster was “Postmortem diagnosis of Clostridium without culture confirmation” and the title of Cassie’s poster was “Thrombosis of bioprosthetic valve associated with acute […]

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

Categories: Events

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. on Monday, Nov. 9, Dr. Andrew […]

National Internal Medicine Day is Oct. 28

Categories: News

Dr. Dinesh Bande, clinical professor and chair of UND’s Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Internal Medicine wish everyone a Happy National Internal Medicine Day on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has officially established National Internal Medicine Day, which hereafter will be celebrated on Oct. 28 each year. This […]

United Way kicks off 2020 campaign

Categories: News

This past Monday was the official kick-off of the 2020 University of North Dakota United Way campaign. Many UND faculty and staff members committed their support for neighbors in need in our community in 2019, and we hope even more will make that commitment in 2020. Our UND campaign will conclude Nov. 13, 2020. Because […]

From the Dean: Budget season, remembering Dr. Mark Siegel

Categories: From the Dean

Earlier this week, UND President Armacost and I presented the School’s budget request to the State Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The presentation went smoothly and there were no questions. We are requesting a needs-based budget in alignment with UND’s request for a 3% merit increase for faculty and staff in each year of […]

ACP North Dakota Chapter announces 2020 awards

Categories: News

The American College of Physicians North Dakota Chapter is proud to announce award winners from its annual virtual meeting to be held on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The Laureate Award was presented to Dr. Neville Alberto. The Laureate Award honors Fellows and Masters of the College who have demonstrated by their example and conduct an abiding […]

Remember your flu shot

Categories: News

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 with weak or otherwise compromised immune […]

Matthew Cziep to give Surgery Grand Rounds on esophageal perforation Oct. 16

Categories: Education

Matthew Cziep, M.D., a PGY-V resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Esophageal Perforation: Current Management and Guidelines” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. Cziep’s talk are to: […]