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Archive for
January, 2023

From the Dean: The ‘State of the School’

Categories: From the Dean

As discussed last week, this past Tuesday I gave the “State of the School” presentation at the annual Faculty Assembly sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Faculty Council. I know that some of you attended the event in person or virtually, but for those who did not, a video recording of […]

Kailey Jerome

Categories: Welcome

Kailey Jerome is a laboratory technician in the Combs Lab at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, she is responsible for laboratory upkeep, performing experimental techniques, and working with laboratory mice. Kailey attended the University of North Dakota, where she graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring […]

2023 Open Educational Resource (OER) grant proposals open

Categories: Education

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning, and research works that are made available for free use by others. OERs include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. UND students have saved over $10.8 million from Fall 2015 through Spring […]

Kasey Johnson presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on the social determinants of mental health Feb. 1

Categories: Education

Dr. Kasey Johnson, a second-year resident in UND’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program, will present “Addressing the Social Determinants of Mental Health: Structural Competency, Health Equity, and Social Responsibility Training in Graduate Medical Education” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Ciciley Littlewolf, M.D., is a Hospitalist at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D., and […]

Susan Farkas to present on cardiac embolization for Neurology Grand Rounds on Feb. 2

Categories: Education

The Neurology Grand Rounds event to be held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, will feature Susan Farkas, M.D., who will give a presentation entitled “Embolic strokes: What does the heart have to do with them?” The meeting will be held in person at the Brain & Spine Clinic, 2301 25th St. […]

Department of Physician Assistant Studies to present white coats to Class of 2024

Categories: News

Thirty-two University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) physician assistant (PA) students begin the clinical portion of their studies next week in an effort to earn their Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. To celebrate this milestone, members of the Physician Assistant Class of 2024 will receive their white coats […]

Call for proposals: Epigenetics CoBRE pilot grants program for 2023-24

Categories: Research

The UND CoBRE for Epigenomics of Development and Disease is announcing a new pilot grant program for 2023-24. The funding opportunity is a short-term pilot grant program designed to allow researchers to generate preliminary data using epigenomics platforms to increase their ability to compete for extramural awards. This is a competitive pilot grant program to […]

Brynn Luger to discuss wellness among Indigenous counselors on Jan. 20

Categories: Events, Research

The Department of Indigenous Health is inviting everyone to a presentation by faculty candidate Dr. Brynn Luger on Friday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. The presentation will be streamed via Zoom at: Dr. Luger’s presentation is entitled “Helping the Helpers: Examining the Health and Wellness of Native American Counselors.” Dr. Brynn Luger (Lakota Sioux) has […]

Dr. Wynne to give ‘State of the School’ address at SMHS on Jan. 24

Categories: News

Faculty Assembly has been set for 3 p.m. (central time) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. This will be hosted as a hybrid meeting. Room E101 of the SMHS (the Fee Auditorium) has been reserved for those who would like to attend in-person. Those who would like to attend virtually can do so at: Dr. […]

From the Dean: Sports medicine, being ‘cardiac ready’ and farewell to Dr. Tinguely

Categories: From the Dean

As mentioned last week, I’m going to keep my cardiologist’s hat on for this week’s column and discuss some of the important factors involved in the reportedly miraculous recovery of NFL player Damar Hamlin. Based on news media reports, it appears that he suffered a cardiac arrest after a forceful blow to the chest during […]

SMHS hands out student and faculty awards at annual ‘Sophomore Awards’ ceremony

Categories: News

Several UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences medical students and faculty received awards on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the School’s 2023 Sophomore Awards Ceremony. Academic, teaching, and service awards were awarded on behalf of the School and the North Dakota Medical Association, including: North Dakota Medical Association Awards Awarded to second-year students nominated by […]

UND releases its Seventh Biennial Report on Health Issues for the State of North Dakota

Categories: News

As the North Dakota Legislative Assembly kicks off its 68th gathering, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and its partners have been hard at work preparing the Seventh Biennial Report on Health Issues for the State of North Dakota (Report). This Report, required of the School per North Dakota Century Code, updates legislators […]

Jennifer Wells to present on psychotropic treatment in pregnancy for Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Jan. 18

Categories: Education

For the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Dr. Jennifer Wells, reproductive psychiatrist and director of Women’s Mental Health at Virginia Tech-Carilion Clinic School of Medicine in Roanoke, Va., will present “Psychotropic Treatment in Pregnancy” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/Video Conferencing. Upon completion of this […]

Kay Hager

Categories: Welcome

Kay Hager, B.A., B.S.S.W., is the new resource coordinator with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Kay’s main responsibilities fall under the North Dakota Qualified Service Provider (QSP) Hub, where she assists clients and inputs data to help grow the […]