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Archive for
May, 2021

From the Dean: Revised pandemic guidelines

Categories: From the Dean

In view of the favorable trajectory of the pandemic in North Dakota over the past few months, UND has come out with new guidelines that will become effective on June 1, 2021. In multiple discussions with President Armacost and the leadership of UND, it became clear to us that special consideration should be given to […]

New SMHS pandemic guidelines in effect

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In view of the announcement by UND of new pandemic-related expectations that were effective on June 1, 2021, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) in turn has updated its own guidance on this matter, although there is no change in the expectations in those locations where direct patient care is provided (such […]

Dr. Dubert Guerrero named Secretary / Treasurer of the American Federation for Medical Research

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Dr. Dubert Guerrero, associate program director of the SMHS Internal Medicine Residency and associate director of Research and Scholarly Activity, has accepted a two-year term as Secretary/Treasurer in the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research. The American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) is an international, multi-disciplinary association of scientists engaged in all areas […]

Kevin McDonald presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on ADHD on June 2

Categories: Education

Kevin McDonald, M.D., will present “ADHD: Life impact and treatment” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at UND’s Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. McDonald is a third-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Michelle Jorgensen, M.D., will service as Dr. McDonald’s discussant. Dr. Jorgensen is the medical director […]

From the Dean: The future of healthcare

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The pandemic obviously has had a profound impact on the healthcare enterprise and patients in general. One of the more interesting effects has been in the realm of virtual care delivery – the use of telemedicine and devices to assist in care. Telehealth – the use of audiovisual technology to deliver healthcare to remote sites […]

Register today for the virtual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

Categories: Events

The 36th annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health will be held virtually from June 2-4, 2021! Registration fees have been reduced for the 2021 conference (registration deadline is June 2). The Dakota Conference provides an opportunity for over 300 healthcare professionals, educators, and students to share strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities in […]

Daniel Tuvin to give Surgery Grand Rounds on esophageal cancer May 21

Categories: Education

Daniel Tuvin, M.D., assistant professor in the SMHS Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Esophageal Cancer in 2021” from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 21. Join the meeting via Zoom at: The objectives of Dr. Tuvin’s talk are: Discuss the epidemiology of esophageal cancer. Understand barriers for early diagnosis. Describe […]

From the Dean: The result of great teaching

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We are proud of our post-MD residency training programs that the School sponsors around the state. We have programs in family and internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, neurology, geriatric medicine (fellowship), transitional, and hematology-oncology (a fellowship due to start next year). Although we have expanded (and are expanding) the number and types of residency […]

Stephanie Corneliussen to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on EMDR May 19

Categories: Education

Stephanie Corneliussen, Psy.D., LP, will present “EMDR: How This Evidence-Based Therapy for Trauma Helps People Get Better Faster and Stay Better” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/Videoconferencing. Dr. Corneliussen is a psychologist at Sanford Health in Moorhead, Minn. Upon completion of this program, […]

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship consultations available

Categories: Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) is a unit within Education Resources whose mission is to promote and support the design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of effective teaching, curricula, and education scholarship for all faculty and graduate students of the SMHS. Our team of instructional designers can help you design and implement the best teaching strategies […]

SMHS recognizes end-of-year faculty and student award winners

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The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced its end-of-year awards given to medical students and clinical faculty. Although the awards are normally given in-person prior to Commencement, the School instead announced its award winners via social media during the M.D. Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Of […]

Phase-One med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards

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In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2024 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unified Session Instructor Awards in Unified Session V of the 2020-21 academic year. The Class of 2024 (Phase 1) Unified Session V awardees are the following individuals: Mary Ann […]

From the Dean: Commencement and remembering Daryl Sieg

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Tomorrow will be commencement day for the medical student Class of 2021. Our other graduating health sciences and graduate students will be part of the general UND commencement ceremony the following weekend. Both events will be different from usual due to the pandemic. For medical students, it will be a hybrid event with only the […]

New library resource added: LWW Health Library

Categories: Library

Medical students and residents – Are you looking for information to support your clinical rotations? Do you need to study for Shelf Exams or USMLE Step 2 or Step 3? Clerkship Directors and faculty – Are you looking for resources to support your Phase 2 and 3 medical students in their clinical experiences? If so, take […]