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

Archive for
March, 2021

From the Dean: A full roster of residents

Categories: From the Dean

The North Dakota Legislative Assembly (aka Legislature) probably has about a month more to run for this biennium. Various bills that are relevant to the School are making their way through the process, and none is more important than SB 2003 (the funding bill for the School and the higher education system as a whole). […]

TLAS Corner: Reset attention, increase learner success with active lecture strategies

Categories: Education

It’s been almost five years since Dr. Richard Van Eck first shared his 5 Levels of Active Learning (AL) in a previous newsletter. Since then, we have revisited concepts these through several workshops and consultations centered around active learning. Evidence for the benefits of AL continues to grow and it has become clear that any […]

Faculty Development: Understanding Rural Communities on April 15

Categories: Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship would like to invite you to join us for a virtual event: “Understanding Rural Communities: What Makes them Unique and Why It Matters in Medicine and Health Sciences Education,” presented by Brad Gibbens, M.P.A., Acting Director of the Center for Rural Health, at noon on Thursday, April 15. Streamed live on […]

Sarah Julsrud

Categories: Welcome

Sarah Julsrud is the new administrative assistant for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Southeast Campus in Fargo, N.D. She will work beside Kristi Hofer in helping our future physicians succeed! Sarah grew up in Graceville, Minn., which is located in the western “bump” of Minnesota going into the Dakotas. She graduated from Alexandria Technical College with […]

Fourth-year UND medical students receive their residency “match”

Categories: News

Friday, March 19, 2021, was the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) “Match Day.” Match Day for graduating medical students is one of the most important milestones of their young careers. Each year on this day, medical school seniors across the country find out where they will complete their residency, a period of advanced intensive training in their […]

From the Dean: It’s Match Day!

Categories: From the Dean

Today is Match Day for our senior medical students! At 11 a.m. today (12 p.m. Eastern), medical students from around the country (including those at the UND SMHS) learn where they will be spending the next three to five (or more) years as part of their post-MD residency. Hosted by the National Resident Matching Program […]

Library and Information Resources desk hours for March 26

Categories: Library

The Library and Information Resources Information Desk will be CLOSED on Friday, March 26, 2021. Information Resources and Library Resources staff will remain available from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to assist faculty, staff, and students with technology and library resources needs. Call 701.777.3993 to reach IR or LR staff and arrange for services. Contacts […]

Faculty Development: ‘A Primer on Mentorship and Coaching’ April 8

Categories: Education

Please join us from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, for a virtual faculty development presentation presented by Dr. Sabha Ganai, associate professor in the SMHS Department of Surgery: “A Primer on Mentorship and Coaching.” The event will be streamed live on Zoom and recorded for later viewing ( This faculty development session will […]

Dana Nielsen to give Surgery Grand Rounds on peripheral vascular trauma March 19

Categories: Education

Dana Nielsen, M.D., a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Peripheral Vascular Trauma: An Overview of the Evaluation and Evidence-based Treatment of Vascular Injury” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 19. You can attend the Zoom meeting […]

UND awarded $10 million NIH grant to study Indigenous resilience and the health effects of trauma

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has received a five-year award from the National Institutes of Health totaling more than $10 million to develop an Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center. According to Dr. Don Warne, director of the School’s Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and public health programs, the goal of the […]

Eleshia Morrison presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on chronic pain March 17

Categories: Education

Eleshia J. Morrison, Ph.D., L.P., ABPP, will present “Biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of chronic pain” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  This broadcast will be done via Zoom/Video conferencing. Board certified in clinical health psychology, Dr. Morrison is a consultant, assistant professor of psychology, and Director of the Clinical Health […]

RFA on cancer projects from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

Categories: News

The goal of the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region. The collaborative’s Professional Development Core is currently seeking proposals for the following funding mechanisms: DaCCoTA Scholars Program – The purpose of this award is to […]

SMHS grad students win awards at UND’s annual Graduate Research Achievement Day

Categories: News

Congratulations are in order to Danielle Germundson and Sonalika Singhal, graduate students in Clinical & Translational Sciences, who won first and third place, respectively, in the natural sciences category at UND’s fifth annual (virtual) Graduate Research Achievement Day (GRAD) event last week. “Graduate students are really the lifeblood of any research university; they are the intellectual fuel […]