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For Your Health

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

Articles by
Brian Schill

Healthcare Clash 2019 Champions

Categories: News

This year a variety of programs at the SMHS participated in the Department of Sports Medicine’s Healthcare Clash 2019 volleyball tournament, with teams from the Simulation Center and Departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Athletic Training participating, along with a team of MD students. However, the team representing the Simulation Center were the ultimate […]

Robert Sticca named the president of Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society

Categories: News

Robert Sticca, MD, FACS, chair of the UND Department of Surgery, was named President of the Northern Plains Rural Surgical Society (NPRSS) at the January 2019 annual meeting. The NPRSS is the only surgical society in the United States dedicated to supporting and promoting surgical education for the unique challenges of surgical care in rural […]

UND Out of the Darkness campus walk to be held April 7

Categories: Events, News

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join faculty and students of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Sunday, April 7 as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Be part of the movement turning hope into action, and create a culture that’s smart about mental health. Funds […]

Fourth-year medical students at SMHS receive their residency “match”

Categories: News

“Match Day” for graduating medical students is one of the most important milestones of their young careers. Each year on Match Day, medical school seniors across the country find out where they will complete their residency, a period of advanced intensive training in their chosen medical specialty before independent practice as a physician. Depending on […]

“Service” edition of North Dakota Medicine out now

Categories: News

The Spring 2019 edition of the SMHS quarterly North Dakota Medicine is out now in paper and online. This service-themed issue follows a number of SMHS graduates who have gone on to serve in the military or engage in “service” in other ways, including stories on: Former Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, Donald Hagen […]

INMED welcomes Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as new assistant director

Categories: News

The Indians into Medicine (INMED) program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences would like to welcome Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, as the program’s new assistant director. Dr. Wescott formerly taught in the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University in American Indian Public Health. She is Athabascan […]

SMHS and Mayo Sim Centers collaborate on “Making Low Cost Task Trainers” workshop

Categories: News

Tim Shea, CHSOS (Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist), Simulation Coordinator for the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Simulation Center, presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s (SSH) Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2019) in San Antonio, Texas, January 26–30. The IMSH is a scientific conference that explores the latest innovations […]

Raul Ruiz, MD, presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds March 20

Categories: Education

Raul Ruiz, MD, will present “Practical Approaches to the Metabolic Issues Associated with Second Generation Antipsychotics” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Ruiz is a consultant with the Department of Endocrinology at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D.; an assistant professor of medicine at […]

Information Desk hours for assessment/spring break week

Categories: Library

Please note the SMHS Library Resources Information Desk hours for the week of UND’s Spring Break. The Information Desk will be open the following hours from March 9 to 17: Friday, March 8:  7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9:  CLOSED Sunday, March 10:  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 11 to Friday, […]

Society of Hospital Medicine announces North Dakota chapter

Categories: News

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has now established a North Dakota Chapter under the direction of chapter leaders Abhishek Matta, MD, Dinesh Bande, MD, and Siddharth Singhal, MD. The chapter’s leadership encourage not only hospital medicine physicians (hospitalists) to participate and contribute to the chapter’s success, but health providers and students of all backgrounds. Student […]

UND kicks off campaign to be designated a Cardiac Ready Campus

Categories: Events, News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), in partnership with the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, UND Work Well, and Altru Health System, is pleased to announce the kick-off of the University’s campaign to be designated a “Cardiac Ready Campus” (CRC) by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH). As part […]

NDBIN featured in National Association of State Head Injury Administrators March newsletter

Categories: News

During March, Brain Injury Awareness Month, the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) is spotlighting the work of the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) in the NASHIA newsletter. NDBIN Program Director Rebecca Quinn and her staff provide information and support to individuals and families dealing with brain injury. They do outreach and […]

Division of Research and Economic Development updates proposal transmittal form

Categories: Research

The UND Division of Research & Economic Development has updated the proposal transmittal form for researchers. Effective March 29, 2019, the Division will no longer accept the old proposal form, so please make sure you communicate with your faculty and staff of this change. Questions? Contact SMHS Grants Manager Diane Hillebrand at 701.777.2808, or Jamie Mitzel at 701.777.4146.

Retirement reception for Sandy Krom on March 22

Categories: Events

The UND Department of Pediatrics and the UND Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center are hosting a retirement reception for department office manager Sandy Krom on Friday, March 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hired in 1977 by UND’s Married Student Housing Department, Sandy transferred to the former Word Processing Department in Twamley Hall in Dec. […]

Errin Jordan

Categories: Welcome

Errin Jordan is the administrative assistant for the Graduate Medical Education/DIO and Population Health offices, and the Clerkship Coordinator for Neurology. In this position, Errin helps the head of each of her departments with administrative duties, residency/clerkship coordination, record keeping, and finance management. Originally from Mt. Orab, Ohio, Errin attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, […]