I hope that you had a chance to stop by the New Employee Reception that was held this past Wednesday on the Northeast (Grand Forks) Campus. We welcomed about five dozen new employees (faculty and staff) into our UND SMHS family; they are distributed among about 15 different departments, units, and programs. Especially during this growth phase at the School because of programmatic growth as well as the effect of the Healthcare Workforce Initiative (HWI, North Dakota’s plan to help address our current and future healthcare needs), it’s sure good to have a larger family with the addition of over 200 students as a result of the HWI!
Please RSVP to our invitation.
Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH
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Doctoral examination for Lisa Burnette is November 24
The doctoral examination for Lisa Burnette, a candidate for a PhD with a major in Microbiology and Immunology, is set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, in Room 5520 at the SMHS in Grand Forks. Her dissertation title is "The Growth and Metabolic Effects of Pseudouridine Synthase Gene Deletion in the Escherichia Coli Strain BL21."
Associate Professor Ann Flower, director of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, is the committee chair.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Wayne Swisher, Dean
Save the Date! 2016 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
The Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health provides an opportunity for over 300 healthcare professionals, educators, and students to share strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities in North Dakota. It includes pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, poster presentations, evening workshops, and an awards banquet. The 2016 conference will be held May 16–18 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
The Dakota Conference is coordinated and facilitated by the Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is supported by the following organizations:
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Van Gieson garners Graduate Student Travel Award from the Society of Toxicology
Jamie Van Gieson, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Seema Somji of the Department of Pathology, has been awarded a Graduate Student Travel Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT). This award provides support for Van Gieson to attend the 55th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology in New Orleans, Louisiana, from March 13 to 17 of 2016.
Among the events specifically targeted to graduate students is the Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Mixer and the Graduate Student In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. She is also invited to participate in the SOT “Chat with an Expert” program held throughout the annual meeting and “Tox Show Down,” sponsored by the Graduate Student Leadership Committee.
In addition, Van Gieson will also present her poster on research performed as part of her PhD program at UND. Her presentation is titled “Role of Anterior Gradient 2 in a MCF-10A Cell Model of Arsenic Induced Breast Cancer.” Van Gieson’s research was partially supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103442.
Please note: November's Clean-Out Friday will be today
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday, today is our Monthly Clean-Out Friday.
Get organized for the move to the new building!
Shredding totes and recycling bins will be located in the Vennes Atrium.
As state employees, we all bear the responsibility of managing records. A clean-out day helps free up valuable space in your filing cabinets, work areas, and storage rooms. If your records are in proper order, you increase your work productivity, minimize litigation risks, and are complying with the SMHS retention schedule. The last Friday of each month will be designated as Clean-Out Friday. Please make some time to go through your offices and storage rooms.
For further information, contact the Records and Information Management Program at 777-3783.
Coming Together: New questions and answers
The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Transition Management Team continues to plan for the move to our new building in 2016.
Several new and revised questions have been posted to the new building FAQs page on the Coming Together website.
For more new building information, to view all the frequently asked questions and answers, or to submit a question, please visit the Coming Together website.
E-News will not be published on Friday, November 27
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, E-News will not be published next Friday, November 27. It will return the following Friday.
"Public Health Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth"—CDC Grand Rounds
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores the latest scientific evidence and the potential effect of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how the CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice. November's presentation is "Public Health Strategies to Prevent Preterm Birth." All of the webcasts are archived for later viewing.
Social Media: Congratulations, Rebecca Asp and Hasanga Samaraweera!
On our Facebook page, read about medical students Rebecca Asp and Hasanga Samaraweera, Stone Soup Award winners for community engagement.
Also on our Facebook page, Dean Wynne answers questions about new physical exam guidelines, and about knee replacement surgery in his latest Health Matters column, which can be found in the Grand Forks Herald every other Monday. Please submit any general health-related questions to email@example.com.
You can also get the latest SMHS news by following the School on Twitter.
University Letter: UND again named Top Military-Friendly School
The University has once again been named a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) and will be listed in the 2016 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities, which serves as a research tool for service members, education services officers, and transition officers.
More information about this and other UND news can be found in the University Letter. Published on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it is distributed electronically to the University community and is always available online. For more information, contact editor Jan Orvik at (701) 777-3621.
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Library of the Health Sciences Thanksgiving holiday hours
Library of the Health Sciences hours for the Thanksgiving holiday are the following:
If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Thormodson (701) 777-4129.
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