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The accidental advocate

Categories: News

SMHS grad Melissa Henke discusses her unexpected path toward addiction medicine and helping usher North Dakota through the nation’s ‘addiction crisis’ In 1999, Dr. Melissa Henke was in her second year of medical school at the University of North Dakota (UND). That same year, 12 overdose deaths in North Dakota were reported. Back then, training […]

‘We were just throwing around opioids’

Categories: Education, News, Research

Minnesota native Dr. Holly Geyer (MD ’08) is a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., with additional specialty licensure in addiction medicine. Fresh off the publication of her first book Ending the Crisis: Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Opioid Addiction and Safe Opioid Use (Mayo Clinic Press, 2023), Geyer sat down with North Dakota Medicine […]

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 […]

Naloxone training at SMHS on Nov. 30

Categories: Education, Events

UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines students, in coordination with UND Student Health Services and the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, is offering Naloxone training at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) in November. Participants will be trained on the administration of nasal naloxone and given information on emergency-use […]

Amber Dew to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on medical substance misuse Nov. 16

Categories: Education

For the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Wednesday, Nov. 16, Amber Dew, LAC, LMSW, LADC, will present “Bridging the Gap: Making the Connection from Medical Care to Substance Use Management and Treatment” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. Dew is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor at Anchorage Recovery Treatment Center, Moorhead, Minn. This broadcast will […]

Geoffrey Glidewell presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on addiction Feb. 6

Categories: Education

Geoffrey Glidewell, M.D., will present “The Stigma of Addiction” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, via Zoom/videoconferencing. Dr. Glidewell is a second-year resident in the UND Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Patti Senn, MS, LPCC, LMAC, MAC, a lead supervisor of the Substance Use Disorder Unit at Southeast Human Services and […]

Kyle Cleasby to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on “internet addiction” Nov. 4

Categories: Education

Kyle Cleasby, M.D., a second-year resident in the UND Psychiatry Residency Training Program, will present “Internet Addition” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, for the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds. This presentation will be done via zoom/video conferencing. Tiffany Doyle, M.D., clinical assistant professor at UND School of Medicine & Health […]