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

Articles by
Brian Schill

Staff news: New staff, a spate of retirements, and a new title for Terry Nelson

Categories: News

Here’s a round-up of some of the latest faculty- and staff-related news from the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences: Terry Nelson has seen a recalssification in his position title. The former Associate Director of Budget and Facility Management will now be known as the Director of Budget and Facility Management. Congratulations, Terry! The […]

Summer issue of North Dakota Medicine out now!

Categories: News

The Summer 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: Our new Master of Athletic Training degree Third-year medical student Judge Muskrat’s journey to UND Dr. Kumi Nagamoto-Combs on the connection between the gut and anxiety/depression The Dr. Ross and DonnaLee Pettit Medical Scholarship […]

Dane Breker to present next Neurology Grand Rounds on recurrent optic neuritis on July 7

Categories: Education

Dane Breker, M.D., will present “Recurrent Optic Neuritis” for the next Neurology Grand Rounds from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022. The presentation will be held in the Brain & Spine Clinic, 2301 25th Street South in Fargo, Conference Rooms 1 and SMCF 6A. It will also be broadcast onlibne via […]

An ounce of prevention

Categories: News, Research

Department of Biomedical Sciences researcher Kumi Nagamoto-Combs discusses depression, diet, and dairy in the animal model. A researcher with her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester in New York, Kumi Nagamoto-Combs has been with the SMHS in a variety of capacities—neuroanatomy instructor, research associate, biomedical technology transfer officer, assistant professor—since 2005. Fresh off […]

The horse and the muskrat

Categories: News

Oklahoma native Judge Muskrat turns a desire to help his community into medical training in North Dakota. In her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich tells the story of Thomas Wazhashk, a night watchman for a jewel-bearing plant on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota. Based on Erdrich’s grandfather, the title character’s […]

Get in the game

Categories: News

UND fires the starting pistol on bold new Master of Athletic Training program. “It’s so different than what Dave and I did,” explained Jeremy Glaser as he and David Allard surveyed the helmeted players wrapping up a spring practice for UND Fighting Hawks Football at the Fritz Pollard Athletic Center. “The big shift is that […]

Peace of Mind

Categories: News

Retired neurologist and alumnus Dr. Ross Pettit chats with North Dakota Medicine on retirement, giving, and his namesake scholarship for UND medical students. The last time I saw Dr. Ross Pettit, he gave me a box full of anatomical models. “Oh, those belonged to my father-in-law,” laughs Ross (BS Med ’70) over coffee recently, referencing […]

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

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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 […]