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November, 2021

Phase 1 medical students recognize faculty for Outstanding Unit II 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 2025 has recognized four faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit II of the 2021-22 academic year. The Class of 2025 (Phase 1) Unit II awardees are the following individuals: Don Sens, Ph.D., Professor, UND […]

Rural Health Interest Group to host inside look at emergency medicine on Dec. 7

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The Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG) is hosting a hybrid event designed to give medical and health sciences students an inside peek at the world of emergency medicine on Tuesday, Dec. 7. UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences alumni Dr. Brian Skow, currently with Avera eCARE, will discuss emergency medicine with the RHIG from […]

ND-INBRE and Indigenous Trauma and Resilience teams receive $287k NIH award for data science

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The principal investigators of the North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (ND-INBRE) and Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research are pleased to announce that a team of North Dakota researchers has received an NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences supplemental award of $287,000 for data science. […]

UND Center for Rural Health and MLS teams to host workforce forum Dec. 10

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Join UND’s Center for Rural Health (CRH) and Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Chair Brooke Solberg on Friday, Dec. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss UND’s MLS program and brainstorm ideas on working collaboratively to address laboratory workforce shortages in North Dakota. Rural facility leadership and staff are invited to attend. […]

From the Dean: Honoring Rick Vari, taking our School’s vital signs

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Recently, I attended the virtual retirement ceremony for Dr. Rick Vari, held October 29, 2021, by the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) School of Medicine where Rick was the Senior Dean for Academic Affairs and a founding faculty member. Many of you will remember Rick when he was a faculty member here at the School before […]

Be careful with perfumes, air fresheners, oils, and other scents in SMHS

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As you may know, an individual had a very severe allergic reaction to a strong fragrance in a public area of the SMHS building recently. This is just a reminder that perfumes, cologne, essential oils, and other strong fragrances can be airborne irritants and can trigger asthma, allergies, migraines, and other health issues in people […]

INMED faculty Nicole Redvers wins 2021 AASHE Sustainability Award

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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has named Nicole Redvers, N.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Family & Community Medicine and Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program, winner of the 2021 AASHE Sustainability Award in the campus sustainability research category, recognizing […]

Teaching Asynchronously: Tips and tricks for effective, engaging recorded lectures

Categories: Education

We hope you’ll join us for the final TLAS session of 2021, “Teaching Asynchronously: Tips and Tricks for Effective, Engaging Recorded Lectures,” presented by Dr. Adrienne Salentiny on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at noon (central time). This session will be streamed on Zoom and recorded for later viewing. You can join the session via Zoom […]

McLaughlin presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on psychiatry in palliative care on Dec. 1

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Jessica McLaughlin, M.D., will present “The Rising Role of Psychiatry in Palliative Care” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. McLaughlin is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Neville Alberto, M.D., FACP, program director of UND’s Transitional Year Residency Program […]

Richard M. Morgan

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Richard M. (Ricky) Morgan is a new assistant professor with the Department of Physical Therapy at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Ricky’s responsibilities include teaching in the areas of orthopedics, basic sciences, and general physical therapy care. In addition, he will be mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students, […]

From the Dean: Thank you, Veterans

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This will be a shortened column because of the shorter week due to the Veterans Day holiday yesterday. I’ll begin with a tip of the hat to each of the countless military veterans who have dedicated at least a portion of their lives to the protection of the United States. Your sacrifices—large and small—on behalf […]

Balwinder Singh presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on depression and ketamine Nov. 17

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Balwinder Singh, M.D., will present “Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression: An Update!” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Singh is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minn., and director of the Mood […]

Stephanie Hoffman

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Stephanie Hoffman is an administrative assistant at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Southeast Campus in Fargo. Stephanie is responsible for managing the daily operations of the fourth-year medical student schedule and will function as first contact to those students. She also schedules third-year students’ specialty exploration rotations; serves as primary contact with […]

Mariah Kuntz

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Mariah Kuntz is the new administrative secretary for the Department of Pathology at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, Mariah is responsible for providing administrative support to faculty, staff, and students in the Pathology Department and for the forensics program. Prior to joining Pathology, Mariah worked at Alerus Financial as […]