Welcome

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

Amy Breigenzer

Amy Breigenzer

August 1, 2019 at 9:14 am

Amy Breigenzer is a project assistant with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Among her responsibilities in this position, Amy assists in the planning, implementation, and wrap-up of Dakota Conference, Scrubs Academy, and Scrubs Camps. Prior to becomingRead More

Master of Public Health Program welcomes Melanie Nadeau as new assistant director

Master of Public Health Program welcomes Melanie Nadeau as new assistant director

June 6, 2019 at 8:21 am

The Master of Public Health program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences would like to welcome Melanie Nadeau, Ph.D., M.P.H., as the program’s new assistant director. Dr. Nadeau was previously the Operational Director at the American Indian Public Health Resource Center housed at North Dakota State University.Read More

Cory Stejskal

Cory Stejskal

May 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

Cory Stejskal is the systems administrator for the SMHS Information Resources department. In this position, Cory manages over 100 servers all critical to operations at the UND SMHS, ranging from central file storage for the whole School to servers that handle student applications. This position is also responsible for managingRead More

Shane Knutson

Shane Knutson

May 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm

Shane Knutson is a the new research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In this role, Shane coordinates and facilitates data collection, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information toRead More

Welcome: Valeria Becker, MS

Welcome: Valeria Becker, MS

May 9, 2019 at 9:15 am

Valeria Becker is the new Learning Specialist for Medical Curriculum at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She is located at the Grand Forks Campus. In this position, Valeria will provide academic support for SMHS medical students to promote student success. Valeria previously worked on UND main campus asRead More

Kalisi D. Uluave

Kalisi D. Uluave

May 2, 2019 at 11:41 am

Kalisi D. Uluave is the new Opioid Response Tribal Liaison for the SMHS Master of Public Health Program in Grand Forks. Under the supervision of the Master of Public Health Director, the Tribal Liaison will work collaboratively with Tribal Nations in North Dakota to assess individual needs, resources, and gapsRead More

Welcome: Mary Hamilton

Welcome: Mary Hamilton

April 9, 2019 at 11:49 am

Mary Hamilton is the new administrative secretary in the Dean’s Office. Mary is originally from Minnesota and relocated to Grand Forks last October to be closer to her family. She has years of previous clerical experience and looks forward to joining the SMHS team. When Mary is not in the officeRead More