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From the Dean: Happy holidays!

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On Wednesday we held our annual Holiday Party, and as with last year, it was a virtual event. But unlike last year the attendance was modest and down from last year. We suspect that this modest turnout was a reflection of our “pandemic/virtual meeting fatigue” and, interestingly enough, may have been a demonstration of one […]

From the Dean: Bringing a nation together

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This past Tuesday was notable in two regards. Most important of course is that it was the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The other event of note is that a federal court stopped (at least temporarily) the implementation of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccination mandate for employees working on federal contracts. Since […]

From the Dean: Honoring Rick Vari, taking our School’s vital signs

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Recently, I attended the virtual retirement ceremony for Dr. Rick Vari, held October 29, 2021, by the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) School of Medicine where Rick was the Senior Dean for Academic Affairs and a founding faculty member. Many of you will remember Rick when he was a faculty member here at the School before […]

From the Dean: Thank you, Veterans

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This will be a shortened column because of the shorter week due to the Veterans Day holiday yesterday. I’ll begin with a tip of the hat to each of the countless military veterans who have dedicated at least a portion of their lives to the protection of the United States. Your sacrifices—large and small—on behalf […]

Department of Internal Medicine to host Grand Rounds event on COVID-19 Nov. 17

Categories: Education

The next Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds event, “COVID-19 Updates,” will be broadcast via Zoom from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. This presentation features Avish Nagpal, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. […]

Reminder: Process for hosting events at SMHS

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As the pandemic continues, please consider the following reminder of the SMHS event procedure: All events (non-curricular activities), as defined by the University of North Dakota (UND), held on-campus as well as virtually require approval. This includes all group activities, public lectures, symposia, workshops, trainings, conferences, concerts, orientations, internships/co-ops and other campus activities. Curricular events […]

From the Dean: Revised pandemic guidelines

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In view of the favorable trajectory of the pandemic in North Dakota over the past few months, UND has come out with new guidelines that will become effective on June 1, 2021. In multiple discussions with President Armacost and the leadership of UND, it became clear to us that special consideration should be given to […]

New SMHS pandemic guidelines in effect

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In view of the announcement by UND of new pandemic-related expectations that were effective on June 1, 2021, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) in turn has updated its own guidance on this matter, although there is no change in the expectations in those locations where direct patient care is provided (such […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]