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Silas Pera

Silas Pera

December 3, 2019 at 10:07 am

Silas Pera is an information and funding specialist with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Silas works on a federally funded national website supporting the response to the substance use and opioid crisis inRead More

Lexie Schmidt

Lexie Schmidt

November 13, 2019 at 8:48 am

Lexie Schmidt is the outreach specialist for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) within the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, Lexie is responsible for promoting and updating the RHIhub website with relevant news, creating and coordinating social mediaRead More

Karen Davis

Karen Davis

November 13, 2019 at 8:48 am

Karen Davis is an information specialist with the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) program at the UND Center for Rural Health. In this role, Karen collects and creates content related to rural health issues for the RHIhub website and responds to information requests from RHIhub users. Karen received her bachelor’sRead More

Allison Waswick

Allison Waswick

November 7, 2019 at 8:52 am

Allison Waswick is the new education specialist for the Department of Medical Laboratory Science in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She will advise students and assist the department in various projects. Allison received her bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science (MLS) from the University of North DakotaRead More

Melissa Arnold

Melissa Arnold

October 31, 2019 at 9:27 am

Melissa Arnold is the associate director of Human Resources (HR) for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this role, Melissa provides support, advice, and council on all HR related matters, including employee relations, organizational development/change, performance management, compensation, talent acquisition, and talent development. Melissa received her bachelor’sRead More

Ursula Running Bear

Ursula Running Bear

October 24, 2019 at 9:25 am

Ursula Running Bear, M.A., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Running Bear is interested in American Indian Health, substance use disorders, and alcohol detoxification. She completed a doctorate in clinical science from theRead More

Alyssa Montgomery

Alyssa Montgomery

October 24, 2019 at 9:24 am

Alyssa Montgomery is the new student services/admissions officer for the SMHS Office of Student Affairs & Admissions. In this position, Alyssa will aid students in the application/admission process, provide financial aid support, and look for ways to improve office processes. She received her A.A.S. in surgical technology from Northland CommunityRead More

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

October 2, 2019 at 3:24 pm

Andrew D. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). Dr. Williams is a maternal and child health epidemiologist with an interest in structural inequalities and obstetric and pediatric health outcomes with consequencesRead More

Kerri Hjelmstad

Kerri Hjelmstad

September 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm

Kerri Hjelmstad is the new administrative assistant for faculty and conference coordination in the UND Department of Surgery. Kerri is a UND alumna and previously worked for Altru Health System as a staffer, nurse, and physician recruiter.

Amber Lyon-Colbert

Amber Lyon-Colbert

September 10, 2019 at 9:05 am

Amber Lyon-Colbert, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). In this role, Amber will be teaching courses in the health management and policy specialization including environmental health. Amber graduated with a bachelor’s degree inRead More

Jessi Nicola

Jessi Nicola

August 21, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Jessi Nicola is the new program administrator for the SMHS Simulation Center and SIM-ND. In this position, Jessi oversees all of the simulation operations within the School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the mobile simulation units, including marketing, scheduling, finance, human resources, and instructional delivery methods. She received herRead More

Jon Starkweather

Jon Starkweather

August 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Jonathan (Jon) Starkweather is a research coordinator at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Jon graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Florida. He earned a master’s degree in clinicalRead More

Lynn Mad Plume

Lynn Mad Plume

August 13, 2019 at 9:04 am

Lynn Mad Plume, M.P.H., is the diversity and equity coordinator for Indians into Medicine (INMED) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). In this position, Lynn assists in the development of the Student Diversity and Inclusion plan with Dr. Don Warne. In addition to these efforts, LynnRead More

Shannon Bupp

Shannon Bupp

August 8, 2019 at 9:21 am

Shannon Bupp is the administrative assistant for the Department of Biomedical Sciences Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE Grant. In this position, Shannon assists faculty in the financial aspects of the grant as well as coordinating the annual symposium. She makes arrangements for the monthly guest speakers and coordinates meetings for the staff.Read More

Courtney Souvannasacd

Courtney Souvannasacd

August 1, 2019 at 9:41 am

Courtney Davis Souvannasacd is an outreach coordinator with the National Resource Center on Native American Aging with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Among her responsibilities in this position, Courtney serves as a communications liaison between grant projectRead More