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

SMHS Advisory Council publishes Sixth Biennial Report on health in North Dakota

Categories: News

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Advisory Council, a legislatively mandated group of 16 stakeholders connected to North Dakota’s health care enterprise, has published the School’s Sixth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota. Highlights from the Report include: Although North Dakotans have a lower prevalence of diabetes than the rest of […]

“Competency in context: Building confidence, resilience, and satisfaction” on Jan. 21

Categories: Education

Join us for the next Education Resources Faculty Development Session “Competency in context: Building confidence, resilience, and satisfaction” at noon on Jan. 21, 2021, presented by David Schmitz, M.D., professor in the UND Department of Family & Community Medicine. Attend live on Zoom or watch the recording later at: https://und.zoom.us/j/8327382880?pwd=ck9nenduaVliTVUvVU1oemxxQ1EzZz09&from=msft. A full description of this […]

First-year UND med students get a little extra care this holiday season

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Last week, 64 first-year medical students received a little holiday pick-me-up, courtesy of a collection of volunteers at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Arranged by the SMHS Office of Student Affairs and Office of the Dean, care packages, which included personalized notes from SMHS faculty, staff, and other medical students, were provided […]

From the Dean: Vaccines in North Dakota, holiday greetings

Categories: From the Dean

As the semester winds down, SARS-CoV-2 cases trend downward as well in North Dakota and at UND. As has been widely reported, we’ve seen a rather dramatic recent decline in cases, test positivity rate, and hospitalizations. All of this mainly can be attributed to better attention to good public health practices by North Dakotans – […]

Lejla Gasevic presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on schizophrenia on Jan. 6

Categories: Education

Lejla Gasevic, M.D., will present “Schizophrenia Prevention” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Gasevic is a second-year resident in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Lisa, Schock, M.D., a clinical associate professor at UND and psychiatrist at Sanford Health in Fargo, will service […]

Holiday Library Information Help Desk hours

Categories: Library

The Library Resources Information Desk hours for the upcoming holiday weeks are as follows: Monday, Dec. 21 – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:30 to 1:30) Tuesday, Dec. 22 – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:30 to 1:30) Wednesday, Dec. 23 – 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 24 – CLOSED Friday, Dec. […]

Hands-on (virtual) workshop on rubric-building to be held on Jan. 27

Categories: Education

Join Dr. Adrienne Salentiny on Jan. 27, 2021, at 3 p.m. for an online workshop: “Build-a-rubric hands-on: Learn increasing student performance, grading consistency, and feedback efficiency.” Join via Zoom at: https://und.zoom.us/j/98126818639?pwd=b0lOZCs1a21haXVmQzhvQW4wTy9ZZz09 When you create complex assignments and projects, it can be challenging and time-consuming to grade consistently. Students can also struggle to understand exactly what you […]

Holiday 2020 North Dakota Medicine magazine now available

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The Holiday 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available, online and in paper format. This issue features stories on: The UND Occupational Therapy Department’s doctoral program Revisions underway in the SMHS medical curriculum The travels of Center for Rural Health Associate Director Jacqueline Gray First-year med student and first Indigenous class president Megan Corn Colin Combs’s […]

From the Dean: Legislative affairs and recognizing clinical faculty

Categories: From the Dean

The School held its first-ever virtual Holiday Gathering last night. Ordinarily, we coordinate December celebrations on each of our four campuses as well as a luncheon get-together that we hold on the second floor of the Grand Forks building. But because of the pandemic, we consolidated all five parties into one – made possible by […]