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

Articles by
Brian Schill

From the Dean: Reading ‘North Dakota Physician’

Categories: From the Dean

Earlier this week I received my copy of the summer edition of North Dakota Physician, the quarterly publication of the North Dakota Medical Association (NDMA) for its members. Because it contained several articles that may be of interest to the entire SMHS family, I thought I would summarize some of the pieces, especially for the […]

Geoffrey Glidewell presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on opioid use disorder, withdrawal July 6

Categories: Education

Geoffrey Glidewell, M.D., will present “An Introduction to Opioid Use Disorder and Opioid Withdrawal” for the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Glidewell is a fourth-year resident in the SMHS Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Rishi Seth, M.D., […]

Dr. Jim Roerig retirement reception to be held virtually on June 29

Categories: Events

Jim Roerig, Pharm.D., a longtime professor in the SMHS Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, will retire at the end of the month. To celebrate, a virtual reception in Jim’s honor will be held on Wednesday, June 29, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at: https://und.zoom.us/j/93651114668. Jim has had an illustrious career, including 21 years […]

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

Categories: News

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the UND medical student Class of 2025 has recognized four faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit V of the 2021-22 academic year. The Class of 2025 (Phase 1) Unit V awardees are the following individuals: Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, Ph.D., Assistant […]

Paul Olson named Assistant Dean of UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Northwest Campus in Minot

Categories: News

Dr. Paul D. Olson, a critical care and family physician in Minot, N.D., and clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named assistant dean for the School’s Northwest Campus. In taking the new position, Olson is assuming the role of Dr. Scott Knutson, who was […]

From the Dean: Inflation, budgets, and benefits

Categories: From the Dean

As this academic and fiscal year winds down and the new one begins on July 1, we are finalizing our budget for the upcoming second year of the biennium. Per North Dakota University System (NDUS) requirements, we need to electronically submit our final budget package to the NDUS and embed it in their system soon. […]

Michelle Jorgensen presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on eating disorders June 16

Categories: Education

Michelle Jorgensen, M.D., will present “Medication Treatment of Eating Disorders” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Jorgensen is a Fargo-based clinical assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the medical director of inpatient eating disorders/partial hospital eating […]

Sue Jeno retirement reception on June 30, send well-wishes online

Categories: Events

Following 28 years of teaching, research, and service to the SMHS Department of Physical Therapy and the University of North Dakota, Sue Jeno, P.T., Ph.D., is retiring! A retirement reception will honor Dr. Jeno at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, in the School’s […]

Dr. Mark Koponen retirement reception on June 29 at SMHS

Categories: Events

After 13 years at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Dr. Mark Koponen, teaching associate professor based in Education Resources, is retiring! Dr. Koponen received his M.D. from what was then the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 1986. He completed a residency program at the University of New Mexico School […]

SMHS guidance on signs/symptoms of illness

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has produced a new series of guidelines / recommendations for people experiencing the signs/symptoms of illness. These guidelines are now posted to the COVID page of the SMHS website and can be read below. SMHS Guidance for Signs/Symptoms of Illness The UND SMHS is dedicated to the […]

Dr. Mohl to talk neoplastic disorders for Neurology Grand Rounds on June 9

Categories: Education

The next Neurology Grand Rounds will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Brain & Spine Clinic (2301 25th Street S., Fargo, Conf. Rm 1 and Conf. Rm. SMCF 6A) and via Webex. At that time, presenter Leighton Mohl, D.O., will give a presentation entitled “Neoplastic disorders […]

Call for Applications: Pilot Projects

Categories: Research

In anticipation of funding for the seventh consecutive year, the UND Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE invites proposals for pilot projects to support promising research that fits well within the scientific theme of the Center. We anticipate supporting ~2 new pilot projects at up to $40,000 direct costs/year/proposal for one year with anticipated start date of Sept. […]

SMHS announces research awards totaling more than $2.7 million from multiple faculty

Categories: News

As the trees bloom on the UND campus this summer, you’ll be a bit harder-pressed to find health professions students wandering the halls of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), due to the summer vacation for some. But that brief, modest lull in teaching means more time for the School’s research programs […]

UND Night at Target Field is June 24!

Categories: Events

The University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation’s (AAF) annual UND Night at Target Field will be held on Friday, June 24, when the Minnesoat Twins take on the Colorado Rockies at 7:10 p.m. This special “UND Night” ticket package includes your ticket to the game plus an exclusive co-themed UND Twins ballcap. The […]

UND and NDSU team up on SARS-CoV-2 antibody study

Categories: Research

The University of North Dakota and NDSU are teaming up on COVID-19 research! The Immunosurveillance and Experiences of COVID-19 in North Dakota project seeks to better understand the level of population immunity to COVID-19 brought on from natural infection, vaccination, or both and to understand the COVID-19 experiences of the citizens of North Dakota. We […]