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April, 2023

Announcing the award winners of the 43rd Frank Low Research Day

Categories: News, Research

Another Frank Low Research Day (FLRD) is in the books! Thanks, again, to each of the student, faculty, and staff participants of last week’s 43rd FLRD. 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-Hermanson – Clinical and Translational […]

Janet Foerster

Categories: Welcome

Janet Foerster is the administrative assistant for the Public Health Program in Grand Forks. She will be the first contact for all faculty, students, and staff – and the public. In this role, Janet will assist with administrative duties, record keeping and finance management. After growing up in Crystal, North Dakota, Janet received her business […]

Lucy Chisler presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on suicide and firearms May 3

Categories: Education

Lucy Chisler, D.O., will present “Suicide and Firearms: A Discussion of Current Research and Recommendations” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/Video Conferencing. Dr. Chisler is a third-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Julie Blehm, M.D., Sanford Health-Internal Medicine Residency and Simulation Teaching […]

McLean named Associate Dean for Wellness at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Categories: News

Andrew J. McLean, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named the School’s Associate Dean for Wellness. This appointment follows a trend at the School and across the nation to dedicate more resources to student, staff, […]

From the Dean: Happy Birthday INMED!

Categories: From the Dean

As I mentioned last week, all week long we’ve been celebrating the 50th anniversary of our renowned Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program – despite the snow! Since 1973, this first-of-its-kind program has helped produce more than 270 Indigenous physicians who otherwise might not have become doctors. That’s hundreds of physicians, and other health providers, who […]

MLS Club hosts ‘Be the Match’ bone marrow drive on April 26

Categories: Events

Did you know that every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with some type of blood cancer? And did you know that you might help provide the cure to that cancer? In an effort to help identify more cures, the Medical Laboratory Science Club is hosting a “Be The Match” drive to recruit donors to join […]

Jeanie McHugo featured on ‘The PA Path’ podcast

Categories: News

The chair of the SMHS Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Dr. Jeanie McHugo, was recently a guest on the PA Path Podcast, a program “where prospective PAs, PA students, and current PAs can learn more about the profession and the paths that PAs take to serve their communities.” In the 45 minute episode, Dr. McHugo […]

Phase 1 medical students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards for Unit IV

Categories: News

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2026 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit IV of the 2022-23 academic year. The Class of 2026 (Phase 1) Unit IV awardees are the following individuals: Benjamin Noonan, M.D., Clinical Faculty […]

Robin Besse

Categories: Welcome

Robin Besse is a senior research analyst at the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In this role, Robin is responsible for helping to lead and manage research activities, coordinate data collection and analysis, […]

North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council seeks comments on state plan

Categories: News

The North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC) has drafted the North Dakota Brain Injury State Plan and is seeking input from the public. The plan will guide the BIAC’s focus and activities over the next four years. Feedback is requested by April 30. How to provide feedback: Read, in the North Dakota Brain Injury State Plan draft, […]

Joel Erickson to discuss suicide and restless legs syndrome at Psychiatry Grand Rounds on April 19

Categories: Education

Joel Erickson, M.D., will present “Suicide Risk and Restless Legs Syndrome” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19. This presentation will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Erickson is a Fargo-based clinical assistant professor at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and a hospital consult/liaison psychiatrist, sleep medicine specialist, and department […]

John Bassett to discuss non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds on April 19

Categories: Education

The next UND Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event, “Management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in 2023,” will be broadcast via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19. This presentation features speaker John Bassett, M.D., medical director of hepatology at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. Upon completion of this program, the […]

MLS celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 23-29

Categories: Events

The 48th annual Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) will take place April 23-29, and the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science is celebrating! MLPW provides an opportunity to celebrate the important role of medical laboratory professionals in healthcare, diagnostics, and patient advocacy. Please join the Department of Medical Laboratory Science in commemorating this special week […]