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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 […]

From the Dean: Rethinking educational models

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This past Tuesday there was a fun virtual event sponsored by Governor Burgum. It was a Virtual Summit on Innovative Education. During the time I was able to be online, I saw that there were about 800 other attendees, presumably from across the state. The Governor mentioned that there were over 1,300 registrants in all. […]

From the Dean: Getting ready for students’ return amid COVID-19

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The virtual events we held last Friday for the incoming medical student Class of 2024 and their families went very well indeed by all accounts. As is my traditional role, I oversaw the Friday case wrap-up where the entire class “meets” (this year virtually) with the patient whose case history they have been learning from […]

From the Dean: Return-to-work and other COVID-19 updates

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I suspect that you, like me, have periods of concern and worry regarding the current pandemic and especially how it might impact the future. I was, quite frankly, struggling a bit emotionally earlier in the week, especially after yet again having to interact over the weekend with our five grandkids virtually rather than in person. […]

Summer 2020 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

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The summer 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is available now. If you are unable to pick up a paper copy due to the ongoing pandemic, please check out the magazine online. Feature stories this issue include: Part two of our history of the UND Center for Rural Health Updates on COVID-19 research ongoing at […]

Asha Patel presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on pandemic mental health

Categories: Education

Asha Patel, M.D., will present “Mental health in pandemic” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo, N.D. Dr. Patel is a fourth-year resident in UND’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Andrew J. McLean, M.D., M.P.H., clinical professor and chair in the UND Department of Psychiatry […]

From the Dean: Congratulations graduates!

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As I mentioned in last week’s column, this weekend marks graduation for our senior class of medical and health sciences students. All together, more than 320 UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences students will receive their degrees in virtual Commencement ceremonies that get underway at 10 a.m. tomorrow. I have recorded on video several […]

From the Dean: More on the budget picture

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I’m now in the last few weeks of my interim presidency at UND. Andy Armacost takes over officially on June 1, 2020, but as you probably know, we have been working together on the presidential transition since January. In view of the pandemic, having both of us working together during these trying times has been […]

From the Dean: On COVID testing

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As we move into May, the COVID-19 pandemic continues, although many parts of the country now seem to be on the descending limb of at least the initial infection curve. To what extent, and how severe, recurrent waves of outbreak will occur still remains unclear. But it seems likely that recurrent episodes of infection can […]

Productivity during the pandemic: Strategies for balancing work, teaching, and parenting in the COVID era

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Before 2020, many of us might have said we’d like to work from home on occasion: skipping the daily commute, having lunch at home, experiencing fewer doorway interruptions, not having to dress up for the office, and not having to take a sick day yourself when a child is sick or having sudden school emergencies […]

UND, Altru Health System team up to produce COVID-19 testing medium

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Researchers at Altru Health System and the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences have partnered on the production of a laboratory medium useful for testing COVID-19. Marijo Roiko, Ph.D., microbiology program director in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services for Altru, and UND Department of Biomedical Sciences Associate Professors Catherine Brissette, Ph.D., and Matthew Nilles, […]

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

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The Department of Medical Laboratory Science would like to wish everyone a happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!  We had some fun in-person activities planned for this week – but we will save them for next year instead. The laboratory profession is often referred to as the “hidden medical profession” given that so much of our […]

DaCCoTA posts COVID-19-related pilot grant awards

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The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) Pilot Projects Program is requesting applications for COVID-19-Related Pilot Grant Awards. The goal of the DaCCoTA program is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region encompassed by the states of North and South Dakota. The mission […]