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Archive for
September, 2021

From the Dean: Farewell, Dr. Gray!

Categories: From the Dean

This past Wednesday was a bitter-sweet day as we wished “Happy Retirement” to Dr. Jacque Gray with a drive-by celebration. Dr. Gray, associate director of Indigenous Programs at the UND Center for Rural Health and program director of the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI), is retiring after 22 years with us! I hope you […]

Fall 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine available now

Categories: News

The fall 2021 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is available now in both a paper and digital format! Included in this issue are stories on: The world’s first Department of Indigenous Health Dr. L. Michael Howell (BS Med ’64) on the new scholarship endowment bearing his name UND medical students using a Quality and Patient Safety […]

Register now for SMHS Oct. 22 Continuing Education Symposium on “disrupting aging”

Categories: Education, Events

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is scheduled to host its annual Continuing Education Symposium on Friday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom (and tentatively in person at the SMHS building in Grand Forks). This year’s event will focus on new developments in geriatric research and care, focusing on the geriatric 4Ms: medication, […]

Faculty Development: “Understanding rural communities” with Brad Gibbens on Oct. 28

Categories: Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship would like to invite you to join us for an encore of this virtual faculty development lecture and discussion: “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 UND Center for Rural Health, at […]

A different kind of rodeo

Categories: News

“I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of a fishing rodeo, but those are the kind of rodeos we have down south,” smiles Louisiana native Briana Kent. “You know, going out and catching the biggest fish you can.” The second-year Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) student is laughing at the memory of the watery rodeos that […]

Congratulations to the TLAS Teaching Academy inaugural class of 2020-21

Categories: Education, News

The Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) unit in Education Resources is pleased to announce the graduation of the inaugural TLAS Teaching Academy cohort of SMHS faculty. The Teaching Academy is a joint faculty development program of the SMHS Office of Education & Faculty Affairs (OEFA) and TLAS. The academy is designed to address a persistent challenge faced by educator […]

Erika Johnson to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Library Resources Oct. 6

Categories: Education

Erika Johnson, MLIS, will present “Research and Clinical Information Sources for Psychiatrists and Behavioral Scientists” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Erika is the head of Library Resources at the SMHS. Upon completion of this program, the learner will be able to: […]

Dwayne Hansen to give Surgery Grand Rounds on Nissen Fundoplication Oct. 1

Categories: Education

Dwayne Hansen, D.O., a fifth-year resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “History and Update on Nissen Fundoplication: To wrap or not to wrap” at Sanford Medical Center – Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. All are welcome to attend. The […]

From the Dean: Two viruses, two symposia

Categories: From the Dean

This week the faculty of the School held virtual symposia organized through the auspices of two of our research capacity-expanding grants sponsored and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The first symposium was on Tuesday and centered on investigations related to host-pathogen interactions (HPI), especially by microbial pathogens. Obviously, the subject of microbial-human […]

Emily Evers

Categories: Welcome

As Emily put it: “I was born and raised in Grand Forks and grew up around UND and specifically UND athletics. My dream since I was young was to go to UND and play basketball. I was able to live out that dream during my time at UND and graduated in 2015 with my degree […]

Robert Howard

Categories: Welcome

Robert Howard is the new student affairs assistant in the SMHS Office of Student Affairs and Admissions. Rob grew up in Kansas City, Mo., spent almost fourteen years in United States Navy submarine service doing administrative and personnel work, and has previously worked as an administrative assistant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and as […]

Primary Care Week 2021 events announced

Categories: Events

UND’s Center for Rural Health and School of Medicine & Health Sciences and their partners have announced the events for Primary Care Week 2021. All events will be held either online and/or in the SMHS building. Events include: Monday, Sept. 27: Primary Care’s impact on rural and underserved populations (featuring Dr. Jeff Hostetter of the UND […]

From the Dean: On vaccine ‘Breakthroughs’

Categories: From the Dean

Over the past year and a half, I’ve written a variety of columns about the impact of the pandemic on the School and how our faculty, staff, and students have risen to the attendant challenges. Today I’d like to address some health aspects of the pandemic itself and focus on so-called breakthrough infections, since there […]

UND’s Host-Pathogen CoBRE awarded $10.7 million renewal from NIH

Categories: News

The UND Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Host-Pathogen interactions (HPI) has learned that it will continue to receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding through the project’s Phase 2. The renewal amounts to more than $10.7 million to UND for the multi-year project. The long-term goal of this CoBRE is to develop a deeper […]

“Drive-by” farewell for Dr. Jacque Gray Sept. 29

Categories: Events

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, friends and colleagues will host a drive-by celebration to honor Dr. Jacque Gray’s commitment and service to the Indigenous and UND communities from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. outside the front doors of the SMHS. Dr. Gray, associate director of Indigenous Programs at the UND Center for Rural Health and program director […]