For Your Health
For Your Health

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

Archive for
June, 2021

Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

Categories: News, Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.3 million R01 grant to Mikhail Golovko, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The new R01 grant, the most prestigious research award of its type the NIH provides, will allow Dr. Golovko’s team […]

From the Dean: Balancing the scales

Categories: From the Dean

I’m proud of the efforts and outcomes of the School’s various initiatives to promote diversity in our student ranks. We have identified rural background and American Indian heritage as our two focus areas for medical student diversity, and the results of our efforts have been impressive. Rural medical student enrollment over the past five years […]

UND SMHS announces new assistant dean positions for gender equity and medical curriculum

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has announced the creation of several new assistant dean positions. In addition to creating a new executive-level position for gender equity, SMHS Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne asked his team to create administrative faculty positions for assessment and the School’s revised medical curriculum. The holders of these […]

Summer North Dakota Medicine magazine available

Categories: News

The Summer 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: SMHS researchers’ fight against bacterial pneumonia The School’s new Mental Health First Aid program The REMS med student research program The Mind Matters brain injury conference Scrubs Camps across North Dakota The needs of Native urban […]

From the Dean: Announcing new assistant deans

Categories: From the Dean

In past columns I’ve commented on the challenges presented by the pandemic, of course, and also the hard work that is ongoing to prepare for several upcoming accreditation visits of various educational programs at the UND SMHS. An additional heavy lift has been the extraordinary efforts by faculty, staff, and students related to the major […]

Farewell, Vicki!

Categories: News

After nearly 23 years at the University of North Dakota, Vicki Thompson, information technology support specialist with the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Information Resources, is retiring. Her last day will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Before joining the SMHS, Vicki worked in UND’s College of Aerospace Sciences and Division of Continuing Education. She […]

UND to host Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at National Rural Health Journalism Workshop

Categories: News

The University of North Dakota (UND) will be the host for the Association of Health Care Journalist’s virtual Rural Health Journalism Workshop, June 21-23. This workshop is sponsored by the UND Leaders in Action Rural Health and Communities Grand Challenge. The event’s featured speaker is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, head of the U.S Department of Agriculture. “A […]

Faculty Development Needs Assessment: Your feedback is vital

Categories: Education

As we look forward to our next academic year, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) is conducting its 2021-2022 faculty development needs assessment. The results of the assessment will drive the content and logistics of faculty development programming for the 2021-2022 academic year.   Please complete the 2021 Faculty Development Needs Assessment by July 12, 2021. (The survey should take only about 10 […]

From the Dean: Getting ready for LCME

Categories: From the Dean

Next week promises to be an especially busy week for me personally, as I will be participating (albeit virtually) in the June meeting of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accreditation body for U.S. medical schools. As I’ve mentioned before, the LCME is comprised of 19 members, 15 of whom are what the […]

Stefan Johnson to give Surgery Grand Rounds on robotic general surgery June 11

Categories: Education

Stefan Johnson, M.D., clinical assistant professor and program director of the UND Surgery Residency Program, will present a talk entitled “Current Evidence for Robotic General Surgery in 2021” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. All are welcome to attend. The Zoom link for […]

SMHS and Sanford Health launch new post-graduate programs to enhance specialty care in region

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and Sanford Health have officially launched their Sanford-based Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program and Neurology Resident Training Program. The new programs are part of a historic $300 million philanthropic investment, announced by Sanford Health in March, to transform rural health care delivery for generations. Sanford Health is working with its […]

Bradford Frank presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on nursing home consults on June 16

Categories: Education

Bradford Frank, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., will present the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “Psychiatric Consultations in Nursing Homes” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. This broadcast will be held via zoom/videoconferencing. Dr. Frank is a clinical assistant professor at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a staff […]

From the Dean: Why diversity, inclusion, and collaboration matter

Categories: From the Dean

An interesting and informative article was just published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). It deals with the challenges and successes of four minority students and the impact of various programs aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medical schools across the country. One of our rising fourth-year students, Celeste Colegrove, […]

Registration now open for virtual 2021 DaCCoTA Symposium

Categories: Events, Research

The 2021 virtual DaCCoTA Annual Symposium is scheduled for June 18, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is now open here! Join us for: Educational Opportunities (sessions on dissecting clinical trial design, the NIH Study Section and you, nurse navigators in oncology care, mentorship, and rural community engagement) Poster Sessions DaCCoTA Awardee Presentations Networking […]