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For Your Health

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

Robert Tollefson

Categories: Welcome

Robert Tollefson is the new financial manager in the SMHS Office of Finance and Administration. He grew up just north of Manvel, N.D., and graduated from Grand Forks Central high school. After attending UND and graduating with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree, he spent five years working for the North Dakota Association for the Disabled, […]

From the Dean: ‘Tis the season

Categories: From the Dean

Finally! After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the UND SMHS again will host holiday parties this month across the state for our extended School family. We are excited for these opportunities for us to gather, share, and give thanks for all the good work and accomplishments that we together have achieved in 2022. […]

Jon Bloyd

Categories: Welcome

Jon Bloyd is a financial analyst at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. At the UND SMHS, Jon is responsible for budget operations, financial reporting, financial analysis, and accounting. Originally from Omaha, Neb., Jon attended the University of North Dakota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Most […]

Madiha Halim presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “lifestyle psychiatry” Dec. 7

Categories: Education

For the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Dr. Madiha Halim will present “Lifestyle Psychiatry” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Halim is a second-year resident in the UND Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Cindy Sondag, M.D., clinical assistant professor for the UND SMHS, is […]

Lisa Schock to discuss neuromodulation at next Neurology Grand Rounds on Dec. 15

Categories: Education

For the next Neurology Grand Rounds, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, Lisa Schock, M.D., will give a presentation on neuromodulation. The meeting will be held in person at the Brain & Spine Clinic, 2301 25th St. S. in Fargo, Conf. Rm 1 and Conf. Rm. SMCF 6A, and via Webex (Meeting […]

SMHS Holiday Luncheon set for Dec. 12

Categories: Events

The Office of the Dean is inviting all SMHS faculty, staff, and students to the School of Medicine & Health Sciences annual Holiday Luncheon. The lunch event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, in the West Atrium of the SMHS Building in Grand Forks. No RSVP necessary! See […]

Brown-Borg named Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SMHS

Categories: News

Holly Brown-Borg, Ph.D., Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, will serve as interim associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Dr. Brown-Borg, who is taking on the role recently vacated by Dr. Donald Warne, will serve as the primary contact at […]

Geiger named Interim PI of UND’s $10 million CoBRE grant exploring Indigenous health disparities

Categories: News

Jonathan Geiger, Ph.D., a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been named the Interim Principal Investigator (PI) on the School’s five-year, $10 million the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) research award targeting Indigenous health. […]

From the Dean: Addressing mental health needs

Categories: From the Dean

As I am sure you are aware, there is a burgeoning awareness of the importance of finding ways to better address the mental and behavioral health issues that are impacting too many of our friends, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Susan and I sadly have had personal experience with this, as the families of six of […]

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

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 II of the 2022-23 academic year. The Class of 2026 (Phase 1) Unit II awardees are the following individuals: Xuesong Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, […]