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Remembering Richard Vari

Categories: From the Dean

I begin this week’s column again on a sad note. Last week, Dr. Richard Vari passed away after a valiant but brief battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terrible progressive neurodegenerative disease that also is called Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famous baseball player who also succumbed to it. Rick was one of the […]

From the Dean: Inflation, budgets, and benefits

Categories: From the Dean

As this academic and fiscal year winds down and the new one begins on July 1, we are finalizing our budget for the upcoming second year of the biennium. Per North Dakota University System (NDUS) requirements, we need to electronically submit our final budget package to the NDUS and embed it in their system soon. […]

From the Dean: Updating Bismarck on our health future

Categories: From the Dean

As I mentioned in last week’s column, we met with Governor Burgum and his executive leadership team yesterday as part of a strategic review process that is utilized by the Governor and the executive branch to plan for North Dakota’s future. First, President Armacost, accompanied by the university’s vice presidents, presented on behalf of UND […]

Warne given Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Social Justice from American Public Health Association

Categories: News

Don Warne, M.D., M.P.H., director of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) public health and Indians Into Medicine (INMED) programs and the School’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, has been awarded the 2021 Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award for Social Justice from the American Public Health Association (APHA). “APHA joins your colleagues in recognizing […]

Register Today! American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine N.D. Chapters virtual meeting Oct. 8

Categories: Events

The North Dakota Chapters of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) will have a joint annual virtual meeting on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. The poster competition and Doctor’s Dilemma associated with the meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Refresh your knowledge, earn CME/MOC, and connect with chapter […]

Call for abstracts: ACP and SHM ND Chapters poster competition

Categories: Research

Do you excel at research? Have you come across an interesting case where your colleagues could benefit from your findings? Do you have any projects that promote patient safety or outcomes measurement? Don’t miss this opportunity to submit a medical abstract to the ACP/SHM combined North Dakota State Chapter Competition! The winners of the competition […]

NDBIN promoting Certified Brain Injury Specialist training online October 4-5

Categories: Education

If you are looking to expand your knowledge of brain injury and make yourself stand out from your colleagues, join us in becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist by attending our virtual training on October 4 and 5! The Brain Injury Association of America’s Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) is the largest national program providing […]

Register today for the virtual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

Categories: Events

The 36th annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health will be held virtually from June 2-4, 2021! Registration fees have been reduced for the 2021 conference (registration deadline is June 2). The Dakota Conference provides an opportunity for over 300 healthcare professionals, educators, and students to share strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities in […]

From the Dean: Another session in the books

Categories: From the Dean

Now that Governor Burgum has signed the funding bill for higher education, we are busy finalizing our operating budget for the coming academic year. Our final budget will be in line with any provisions stipulated by the State Board of Higher Education and needs to be approved by President Armacost on behalf of UND. It […]

From the Dean: N.D. Legislature begins wrapping-up

Categories: From the Dean

Although the last official day of this year’s session of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly is fewer than two weeks away, it is likely that the session actually will end sometime next week in order to save some days for another subsequent meeting to address state-wide redistricting. As you may know, the biennial session of […]

‘Doodles for Granny’: Send your doodles to older adults online with Dakota Geriatrics

Categories: News

Dakota Geriatrics is pleased to announce “Doodles for Granny,” a new program designed to bring joy to older adults through art. Members of the UND Community are invited to submit doodles or artwork depicting positive aging and send it to our team. Dakota Geriatrics will print and distribute the doodles to older adults in regional […]

From the Dean: Student and faculty awards season begins

Categories: From the Dean

This past Monday we held our annual Sophomore Awards celebration for medical students. This year’s event was virtual due to the pandemic, but the ceremony also was special because, as I mentioned to the Year 2 students in my opening comments, all of the students deserve awards for their perseverance and tenacity in the face […]

RFA on cancer projects from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

Categories: News

The goal of the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region. The collaborative’s Professional Development Core is currently seeking proposals for the following funding mechanisms: DaCCoTA Scholars Program – The purpose of this award is to […]

From the Dean: ‘Cross-over,’ COVID, and commencement

Categories: From the Dean

We now have reached the “cross-over” phase of the North Dakota legislative session where bills that originated in one chamber are passed over to the other chamber for consideration. In the case of the funding bill for the UND SMHS that is contained in the higher education budget (SB 2003), the bill (which passed without […]