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Archive for
December, 2022

Holiday issue of North Dakota Medicine available now

Categories: News

The Holiday 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: Occupational Therapy grad LaDonna Bannach takes her team of OTs and PTs on the road Robert Grossman and his daughters on choosing a life in medicine The Michelle K. Bianco Medical School Scholarship UND […]

Chance encounter

Categories: News

Drs. Michelle and Robert Bianco establish the Dr. Michelle K. Bianco Medical School Scholarship Endowment for UND medical students “We met in the old medical school building,” wrote Dr. Michelle Bianco of that fateful moment in 1995 when she first bumped into her future husband — in the space that is today UND’s Columbia Hall. […]

Disaster declaration

Categories: News

As a volunteer with the mental health advocacy group Vibrant Emotional Health, Andrew McLean, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, finds himself in his share of challenging environments. Whether he’s providing logistical support for local mental health agencies in the wake of a […]

Helping Indigenous elderly plan for the future

Categories: News

A new advance care plan plays a role in sharing end-of-life wishes for Indigenous people It always is hard to think about the end of life. For Indigenous communities especially, such discussions are not always in line with culture and tradition. This mismatch can leave questions if an Elder, for example, is incapacitated or suffers […]

On the road again

Categories: News

UND Department of Occupational Therapy graduate LaDonna Bannach takes her Fargo-based team of occupational and physical therapists on the road Time is money. And because time is money to the parents of children who need pediatric occupational or physical therapy services, says occupational therapist LaDonna Bannach, many rural clients were missing needed services due to […]

Building a better community

Categories: News

Addressing Rural Wellness through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural communities are notorious in the healthcare sector for the catchphrase “older, sicker, and poorer.” And it’s often true: residents in these areas do face increased barriers to care and limited options for providers, generally creating poorer health outcomes. Social isolation […]

There she is…

Categories: News

Second-year UND physical therapy student Sidni Kast takes her Miss North Dakota crown to the Miss America Scholarship Competition Sidni Kast knows how to answer a question. “Yeah, lots of practice,” smiled the second-year physical therapy (PT) student from a couch at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. “Keeping answers in a timeframe […]

Learning to lead

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UND Master of Public Health alumnus Matthew Campion takes on a leadership role for a Critical Access Hospital in South Dakota Matt Campion didn’t plan on being a healthcare leader at a hospital in rural Miller, S.D. In fact, he didn’t contemplate going into healthcare leadership at all until late in his college career. Yet, […]

Phase 1 med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards

Categories: News

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2025 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit VII of the 2022-23 academic year. The Class of 2025 (Phase 1) Unit VII awardees are the following individuals: Richard Clarens, Pharm.D., Clinical Instructor, SMHS […]

From the Dean: Holiday cheers!

Categories: From the Dean

The holiday season certainly is upon us! Over the past two weeks we’ve had five scheduled UND SMHS holiday gatherings – one on each of our four regional campuses in Grand Forks (Northeast campus), Fargo (Southeast campus), Bismarck (Southwest campus), and Minot (Northwest campus), along with a Holiday Luncheon this past Monday in our building […]

Susan Wood to present on neuropsychology of dementia for Neurology Grand Rounds on Jan. 5

Categories: Education

For the next Neurology Grand Rounds, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, Susan Wood, Ph.D., will give a presentation entitled “Neuropsychology of Dementia.” The meeting will be held in person at the Brain & Spine Clinic, 2301 25th St. S. in Fargo, Conf. Rm 1 and Conf. Rm. SMCF 6A, and via Webex (Meeting […]

Malati Tamang

Categories: Welcome

Malati Tamang joined the Department of Indigenous Health in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Oct. 2022 as an administrative assistant. In this position, she works closely with the chair, faculty, and staff providing administrative assistance. She handles administrative tasks like coordination of various activities, meetings, working with reports, student applications, and […]

From the Dean: Our end-of-year reporting

Categories: From the Dean

We held the pre-legislative session of the UND SMHS Advisory Council this past Wednesday in Bismarck. It was a hybrid event, with most participants joining virtually. We were fortunate, however, to have all four members of the Council who are legislators present in person. They were in Bismarck to attend, with their colleagues, the pre-session […]