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

Archive for
April, 2022

From the Dean: Masking and accreditation and Commencement, oh my!

Categories: From the Dean

Given the current apparent transition of COVID-19 in our region from a pandemic to an endemic situation (meaning that while COVD-19 has not disappeared, it no longer is associated with widespread, rapid, and potentially debilitating community spread), it would appear to be an appropriate time to further modify the School’s pandemic mitigation policy. To this […]

Kelliher named Distinguished Alumnus by University of Alaska Fairbanks

Categories: News

Big congratulations to Dr. Allison Kelliher, director of the University of North Dakota-based practice-based research network AICoRN, on winning a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Alumni Association! According to the UAF, the Distinguished Alumnus Award “is the association’s most prestigious award. It was first awarded in 1962 and continues to […]

Jinal Desai presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on alcohol and suicide on May 4

Categories: Education

Jinal Desai, M.D., will present the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds, a presentation entitled “Alcohol and Suicide,” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Desai is a third-year resident in the SMHS Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Amber Dew, LAC, LMSW, LGSW, CCTP, a consult […]

Into the wild: Emergency Medicine hosts wilderness training for med students

Categories: News

On a rainy April weekend in eastern North Dakota, UND’s Department of Emergency Medicine within UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) hosted its firstever Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) course for medical students at Turtle River State Park. From April 29 to May 1, Dr. Justin Reisenauer, Dr. Jon Solberg, and several faculty […]

Health Sciences and Residency graduation events in 2022

Categories: Events

In addition to the MD Commencement (to be held at UND’s Chester Fritz Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7), the many health sciences and residency programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences are hosting graduation related events soon. Below is a partial list of events to note as of April […]

Frank Low Research Day award winners

Categories: News, Research

Thanks, again, to each of the student, faculty, and staff participants of last week’s virtual 42nd Frank Low Research Day. A number of poster awards have announced for projects displayed at the event. Congratulations to the following winners: Basic Sciences – Graduate Students Best Poster – Danielle Germundson (Clinical and Translational Science) – Danielle L. […]

From the Dean: A wonderful week

Categories: From the Dean

Yesterday marked the 42nd annual Frank Low Research Day at the School, and this year our premier research event was again virtual. Presentations by faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and graduate, medical, and health sciences students were prerecorded and then aired during the meeting, with subsequent live video discussion with members of the audience. Named […]

Department of Medical Laboratory Science celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 25-30

Categories: Events

UND’s Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is celebrating the 47th annual Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 25-30, 2022. Medical laboratory professionals perform, develop, evaluate, correlate, and assure accuracy and validity of laboratory information, which is utilized to help diagnose and treat patients in a variety of settings. The work of medical lab professionals is […]

SMHS Media Recording Studio info session to be held on May 19

Categories: Education

Please join Education Resources for an SMHS Media Recording Studio Information Session to be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at noon (CST). This session will be streamed on Zoom and recorded for later viewing. Join via Zoom: The SMHS will soon have a recording studio for creating media for use in online/asynchronous instruction. […]

Department of Physical Therapy seeks participants for cancer-exercise study

Categories: Research

UND’s Department of Physical Therapy is seeking participants for a research study related to exercise following treatment for cancer. Potential participants are invited to be in this research study looking to determine the effect of physical therapy on fatigue, balance, depression, and overall quality of life for individuals with a history of cancer. The purpose […]

Research Tip: Best practice process for proposals

Categories: Research

A new research proposal checklist was developed in Jan. 2022. But because even one small change to the budget tool affects the proposal packet, and thus the Novelution submission, please follow a best practice procedure up front. To help navigate the checklist, then, follow the procedure below, which should result in needing fewer changes in all areas of […]

NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director David R. Wilson to speak at first annual ITRRC symposium today

Categories: Events, News

David R. Wilson, Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO), will serve as lead speaker for the University of North Dakota Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center’s (ITRRC) first annual symposium on Friday, April 22, 2022. “American Indians in North Dakota and throughout the region suffer from significant […]

Medical Laboratory Science to host 5K run/walk through UND campus on April 26

Categories: Events

As part of National Laboratory Professionals Week 2022 later in April, the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science is hosting a 5K run/walk through the UND campus on Tuesday, April 26. Interested runners are asked to gather on the east patio outside the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences for the 4:30 p.m. start […]

Sara Bjerke inducted into North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame

Categories: News

The North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association (NDATA) has named Sara Bjerke, assistant professor of athletic training in the Department of Sports Medicine at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the NDATA Hall of Fame inductee for 2022. “I am humbled and honored to be inducted into the North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association Hall […]