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EDUCATION NOTES: UND names chair of neurology

The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences named Dr. Jau-Shin Lou the founding chair of the Dr. Roger Gilbertson Endowed Chair of Neurology. Lou is widely recognized for his clinical trials in Lou Gehrig's disease and fatigue associated with ...

The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences named Dr. Jau-Shin Lou the founding chair of the Dr. Roger Gilbertson Endowed Chair of Neurology. Lou is widely recognized for his clinical trials in Lou Gehrig's disease and fatigue associated with Parkinson's disease and recently served as a professor and director of the ALS/Neuromuscular Diseases Center and Electromyography Laboratory. He was also voted one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Doctors 2011-12.

At UND, Lou will teach medical students and post-M.D. residents in addition to his administrative responsibilities. He will also devote half of his time to seeing neurology patients at Sanford Health in Fargo, where he will serve as Neurology Department chair.

The Dr. Roger Gilbertson Endowed Chair of Neurology is funded by a $1.5 million gift from Sanford Health in 2010. The position is designed to ensure academic excellence in teaching and research and to provide leadership in developing projects involving students.

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• Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom is accepting grant applications for its 2014 Ag Literacy Grant Program. As much as $400 of funding is available to teachers to utilize agriculture in their classroom, garden or on a field trip. Applications are due by Jan. 15 and are available at www.mda.state.mn.us/maitc .

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• UND mechanical engineering Professor George Bibel has been in high demand by the national media this past week after a commuter train derailment in New York City that left four dead. The New York Times, ABC's 20/20, NBC News, the Huffington Post, New York City's National Public Radio affiliate, the New York Post and the New York Daily News have all contacted Bibel because of his expertise and knowledge of train and plane crashes.

To see more regional higher education news, visit the websites of UND , University of Minnesota-Crookston , Northland Community and Technical College , Mayville State University and Lake Region State College . To see more local K-12 education news, visit the websites of Grand Forks Public Schools and East Grand Forks Public Schools .

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