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From the Dean: We know what we need to do

Categories: From the Dean

This has been a quiet week, all things considered, especially since UND was closed on Wednesday in recognition of Veterans Day. On Tuesday I sent an email to all School faculty, staff and students to remind them about the holiday and to ask them to pause on that day “to recognize, remember and honor the […]

From the Dean: Some promising news

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In this depressing SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) era, it’s good to share some positive and potentially important recent information. A study from Iceland published in last week’s edition of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine looked at the antibody response (the protective proteins that the body makes after exposure to an infectious agent like the SARS-CoV-2 […]

Faculty development session: Teaching well in the time of COVID

Categories: Education

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship invites you to join us on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) for a live event on Zoom (and recorded for later viewing). Presenters Dr. Richard Van Eck, associate dean for Teaching & Learning, and Dr. Adrienne Salentiny, instructional designer at the SMHS, will present “Teaching well in […]

From the Dean: The path forward

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We’re just short of eight months into this pandemic and all of us have to be asking: Is this ever going to end? My last “normal” day was on Friday, March 13, of all days. Talk about bad luck! Since then, Susan and I haven’t been able to visit two of our grandkids or their […]

From the Dean: The wrong direction

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As you are aware, the COVID-19 numbers for North Dakota (and Grand Forks County) are headed in the decidedly wrong direction. While I’d much rather have North Dakota and UND in the news because of the great things that are happening in our educational and research programs, our situation is attracting national and international attention. […]

McLean and Montgomery to present on mental wellbeing and COVID on Nov. 9

Categories: Events

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a strain on all of us, not only physically and socially, but financially, professionally, and personally. As such, several reports suggest that mental illness has been increasing rapidly over the past eight months. But guidance, support, and help are available. From noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, Dr. Andrew […]

Remember your flu shot

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Administrators at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences are encouraging all SMHS faculty, staff, and students to get influenza shots this autumn. Flu vaccinations are important for two reasons. First, influenza is a potentially fatal virus, although at a much lesser rate than COVID-19, especially for persons with weak or otherwise compromised immune […]

Evidence-based Teaching: “Controlling the Chaos in COVID and Beyond” on Oct. 15

Categories: Education

Join Dr. Adrienne Salentiny on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) for a faculty development session entitled “Controlling the Chaos in COVID and Beyond,” to be streamed live on Zoom and recorded for later viewing. Join Zoom Meeting  A recent faculty development needs assessment survey revealed that productivity and organization are […]

From the Dean: Mentors make the difference

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Not long ago I discussed the importance of mentoring for medical and health sciences students. We know from many surveys that mentors play a major role in helping students decide on career choices, like in what area of medicine to specialize. The importance of mentors was reinforced this past Monday when our Senior Associate Dean […]

From the Dean: Remembering Dr. David Gipp

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This past Monday, the UND SMHS Advisory Council reported back to the Interim Higher Education Committee of the North Dakota Legislature, as is customary prior to each legislative assembly session and as required by law. As you might already know, the next session begins Jan. 5, 2021. I testified (virtually), along with Dave Molmen, the […]

From the Dean: Dr. Deborah Birx visits Fargo

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Earlier this week, the building we own and operate in Minot that houses our Center for Family Medicine and our Minot-based family medicine residency suffered a major setback when a water main in the building burst unexpectedly and flooded the basement, causing substantial damage and necessitating the closure of the facility. Thanks to the dedicated […]

From the Dean: Our four likely COVID-19 outcomes

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As UND faculty, my wife Dr. Susan Farkas and I had the opportunity to undergo COVID-19 testing before the start of classes this past Sunday during the screening event sponsored through NDSU and held in the Fargodome parking lot near our home in Fargo. We had pre-registered online and the entire process was slick, quick, […]

From the Dean: A successful restart to the semester depends on us all

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The recent trend in North Dakota of new COVID-19 cases is troubling, especially given the upcoming start of the fall semester for most UND students – especially undergraduates – next week. The number of active cases in the state has increased rapidly and worryingly in the recent past. Given the plan to restart face-to-face instruction […]

Volunteer to help distribute Hawks masks to SMHS students Aug. 25-28

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is seeking volunteers to assist in COVID mask distribution to our SMHS students. We are facilitating the distribution of face coverings from outside the main entrance of the UND SMHS on the following dates/times: Tuesday, August 25:  7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 26:  7:45 a.m. – […]

Wu named American Association of Immunologists “Careers in Immunology” Fellow

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Professor Min Wu, Ph.D., along with his postdoctoral fellow in the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ping Lin, Ph.D., has been named an American Association of Immunologists (AAI) “2020 AAI Careers in Immunology Fellow.” The pair are one of this year’s 25 international faculty/postdoc awardee teams to be given the AAI designation. The award brings with it […]