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Sandi Bates

Sandi Bates

February 4, 2021 at 11:58 am

Sandi L. Bates is the new Southwest Clinical Campus Librarian, serving the third- and fourth-year medical students, residents, clinical faculty, and community faculty in Bismarck. She holds a Master of Arts degree in library and information science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts degreeRead More

Ivy Baird

Ivy Baird

February 4, 2021 at 11:37 am

Ivy Baird is the administrative assistant for the public health and Indians Into Medicine (INMED) programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. She will be the first point of contact for all faculty, students, and staff — and the public — in these programs. InRead More

Montanna Barnett

Montanna Barnett

January 14, 2021 at 12:53 pm

Montanna Barnett is the new research and education librarian with the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Library Resources team in Grand Forks. She will be the liaison for the Biomedical Sciences, Pathology, Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Social Work departments. Montanna received her Bachelor of Arts degree in libraryRead More

Nicole Threadgold

Nicole Threadgold

January 14, 2021 at 12:52 pm

Nicole Threadgold is a project coordinator with the Center for Rural Health (CRH). Nicole’s responsibilities include coordination of Flex and SHIP activities, as well as assisting with the Community Health Needs Assessment process. Before joining the CRH, Nicole was foundation director and marketing coordinator for CHI St. Alexius Health in Carrington, N.D. Originally from South Dakota,Read More

Jackie Jensen

Jackie Jensen

January 7, 2021 at 11:16 am

Jackie Jensen is the administrative coordinator in the Simulation Center at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In the Simulation Center, Jackie is responsible for coordinating day-to-day operations, assisting staff in preparation and distribution of educational and operational materials, maintaining operational inventories and supplies, and supervisingRead More

Dakota Feist

Dakota Feist

December 10, 2020 at 10:47 am

Dakota Feist is a simulator technician at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. As a simulator technician, Dakota is responsible for the programming, maintenance, repair, and operation of the computerized human patient simulators, or manikins. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer scienceRead More

Monica Norby

Monica Norby

October 29, 2020 at 12:39 pm

Monica Norby is a laboratory experience manager in the microbiology and anatomy/physiology labs with UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences in Grand Forks. In this role, Monica is responsible for preparing and teaching microbiology labs. Originally from Rolla, N.D., Monica attended University of Jamestown and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned aRead More

Nancy Nettum

Nancy Nettum

October 29, 2020 at 10:54 am

Greetings everyone! My name is Nancy Nettum and I’m the new administrative assistant for the UND Department of Medical Laboratory Science. My hometown is Kindred, N.D., and I now reside on a farm near Buxton, N.D., with my husband Robyn. We farm for a living with Robyn’s two brothers inRead More

Katarina Domitrovich

Katarina Domitrovich

September 24, 2020 at 3:17 pm

Katarina Domitrovich is a COVID-19 case manager with the University of North Dakota and North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). In this role, Katarina works closely with the NDDoH to delegate COVID-19 cases from across the state to contact tracers hired through UND, while continuing to assist in updating policyRead More

Kassie Lutz

Kassie Lutz

August 27, 2020 at 9:48 am

Kassie Lutz is the new administrative secretary for UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Southwest Campus in Bismarck, N.D. She will work beside Jodi Rathjen, Deb West, and Susanna Warner in helping our future physicians succeed! Kassie grew up in Burlington, N.D., just North of Minot, and moved to Bismarck in 2008Read More

Grace Karikari

Grace Karikari

August 20, 2020 at 9:39 am

Dr. Grace Karikari is an assistant professor in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in public health with a focus on health behavior from the Indiana University – Bloomington School of Public Health. Dr. Karikari hasRead More

Yvette LaPierre

Yvette LaPierre

June 25, 2020 at 11:45 am

Yvette LaPierre, Ph.D., is the academic advisor at UND’s Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program. At INMED, Yvette’s responsibilities include advising and programming to support student success and pursuing funding opportunities. Before joining INMED, Yvette taught for UND’s Communication and English Departments, Honors Program, Integrated Studies Program, and the American CollegeRead More

Sara Strandquist

Sara Strandquist

June 25, 2020 at 11:44 am

Sara Strandquist is the new research technician working in the Genomics Core facility assisting with the upkeep of the lab, as well as analysis of DNA and RNA samples. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Evangel University in 2009, she moved back to her hometown and workedRead More

Bailey Knopf

Bailey Knopf

June 18, 2020 at 9:20 am

Bailey Knopf is a research specialist in UND’s Department of Geriatrics. Bailey works with Dr. Don Jurivich, whose lab studies the processes of aging. Prior to moving to Grand Forks, Bailey grew up in Granger, Iowa, and later attended the University of Iowa where she studied cell and developmental biologyRead More

Per Ostmo

Per Ostmo

June 18, 2020 at 8:41 am

Per Ostmo is the outreach specialist at UND’s Center for Rural Health. Per is responsible for social media management, web review, and exhibiting at regional health events. Per grew up in Wahpeton, N.D., and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UND. He is currently earning a Master of PublicRead More