Eric Souvannasacd and Collette Adamsen from the UND Center for Rural Health and Courtney Souvannasacd from American Indian Student Services have been awarded $3,200 from the UND Grand Challenges program to support research concerning Indigenous people in North Dakota. Their proposal, "Helping Rural Communities Solve Their Unique Health and Social Problems," envisions the creation of a tribal research review board and research network in collaboration with North Dakota Tribal College leaders, faculty, staff, and research experts.
Furthermore, Shawnda Schroeder from the UND Center for Rural Health also received a $3,200 UND Grand Challenges seed grant under the category
Helping Rural Communities Solve Their Health and Social Problems." This funding will be used to propose research and seek additional financial support to study fluoride varnish application among pediatric patients in rural and urban North Dakota. The results of the research will help inform health care providers and encourage widespread application of varnish, improving oral health for pediatric patients in North Dakota.
The goal of UND Grand Challenges is to generate opportunity for the state by diversifying its economy and addressing societal grand challenges through cutting-edge research. The seed funding opportunities are a continuation of a series of awards designed to support Goal 4 of the One UND Strategic Plan, specifically to help build research activity in the Grand Challenges.
I’ve been in Chicago since Tuesday at one of the thrice-yearly meetings of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the national accrediting body for U.
Forgive me if this week’s E-News column starts on a personal note, but bear with me—the theme relates to medical education and health care delivery.
This has been a fun week. I was in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Tuesday and Wednesday as one of eleven invited members of Sanford’s Lorraine Cross Scientific Panel.
Although the flurry of activity surrounding commencement has ended, we have been busy getting the School’s budget set for fiscal year 2019 (which begins on July 1, 2018).
UND commencement last weekend went off without a hitch, thanks to the hard work, care, and attention to detail by a variety of staff and faculty members—especially those in the Office of the Dean.
Please join the Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) in honoring and thanking Cathy Perry for her 40 years of service to UND.
Zen in 10 focuses on stretching, breathing, and having fun with coworkers. Go back to work with less stress, more energy, and better body functioning.
The 33rd annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health is next week! We hope you will find the presentations, exhibits, and networking opportunities a valuable experience that will strengthen the work you do in your community.
The 33rd annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health is just two weeks away! We hope you will find the presentations, exhibits, and networking opportunities a valuable experience that will strengthen the work you do in your community.
Brooke Solberg, PhD, MLS, chair of the UND SMHS Department of Medical Laboratory Science, has been recognized as one of the American Society of Clinical Pathology's (ASCP) "40 Under Forty.
The 8th Annual R-COOL-Health Scrubs Academy, hosted by the Center for Rural Health, will take place at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks June 25–28.
Two student representatives of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy—Erika Moderow and Ashley Prososki—joined representatives of Steinberg Hart, the principal architect of the new SMHS building, and Whittier College in presenting at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Pacific and Regional Conference at UCLA recently.
Abe E. Sahmoun, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been invited to speak at 12th Annual World Cancer Congress in Osaka, Japan.
The Great Plains IDeA-Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) group, of which the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a member, will host a community-based research workshop from 9 a.
Julie A. Blehm, MD, and Robert J. Olson, MD, will give a presentation entitled "Physician Depression and Suicide" from 12:10 p.
Any faculty who plan to teach RefWorks and its accompanying Microsoft Word add-in this summer or fall semester should be aware that "Write-N-Cite" will no longer be deployed automatically on SMHS classroom computers.
The Evidence-Based Teaching Group (EBTG) will meet on Tuesday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to noon in SMHS room W201.
Mallory Skorheim, DO, will present "Renal Function and Psychotropic Medications” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.
Kimberly Leonard has joined the UND Center for Family Medicine in Minot as Business Office Supervisor after five years serving as a practice coordinator with Trinity Health in Minot.
Sonja Bauman is the new research specialist at the Center for Rural Health, located within the UND SMHS.
Susanna Warner is the new administrative secretary at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Bismarck campus.
Please welcome LaVaun McCann, MD, as our new full-time clinical professor and director of pre-clerkship clinical sciences for the medical curriculum in the SMHS Department of Education Resources.
Amber Trosen is the new administrative secretary for the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Office of the Dean.