The R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps are one-day health career awareness camps in rural communities. A partnership of a local healthcare facility, economic or job development authority, and school work to create a one-day camp for students to learn about careers in healthcare from local healthcare professionals. Scrubs Camps are focused on rural students in grades 5-12. The overall purpose of the program is to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of health careers available in rural North Dakota through creative and interactive activities. This exciting program is supported by the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Read more
Call for nominations due October 3, 2016!
The Center for Rural Health is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award. This prestigious award is presented to two ambitious American Indian students, one graduate and one undergraduate, in recognition of conducting research dedicated to improving the health and well being of Native Americans throughout the country. Read more
Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award
Nominations due Oct. 3.
The Center for Rural Health is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award. This prestigious award is presented to two ambitious American Indian students, one graduate and one undergraduate, in recognition of conducting research dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Native Americans throughout the country. Read more
Fifty undergraduates present the results of their labors this summer at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience poster session from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 4, on the second floor of the new School of Medicine & Health Sciences building at 1301 North Columbia Road. For the past ten weeks, students from UND, as well as from rural and tribal colleges in Minnesota, North Dakota, and across the nation have conducted research and participated in a number of related educational opportunities. Students participated, shoulder-to-shoulder, with their mentor scientists from the UND Department of Biology, the UND Department of Civil Engineering, the UND SMHS Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Sciences, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, and the UND SMHS Center for Rural Health. Read more
Jacqueline Gray, Ph.D., was chosen as one of the awardees for funding by Sanford Health as part of the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health. Read the full story here. ~ Center for Rural Health Update, July, 2016
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific, 11:00 a.m. Mountain, 12:00 p.m. Central, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Alana Knudson, PhD from the North Dakota and NORC Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center, will provide an overview of findings from the recently released study, Exploring Rural and Urban Mortality Differences. This study examines the impact of rurality on mortality and explores regional differences in mortality rates. Read more
Save the Date of November 17, 2016 for National Rural Health Day. Click here for more information. ~ Center for Rural Health Update, May 17, 2016
Save the Date of October 20, 2016 for the American Indian Health Research Conference. Click here for more information. ~ Center for Rural Health Update, May 17, 2016
The 13th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference (AIHRC) takes place October 23, 2015 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The conference offers opportunities to discuss research directions, partnerships and collaboration in health research focusing on American Indians. The keynote speaker is Dr. Dorothy A. Rhoades, faculty member at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Internal Medicine department. Dr. Rhoades is also the director of the American Indian Cancer Research Initiatives for the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center. Read more
The Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camp program is an opportunity for students in grades 5-12 to learn about health care professions in fun, interactive ways. The Center for Rural Health and the North Dakota Area Health Education Center provides funding and support to communities to host a local Scrubs Camp. Grant proposals for the 2015-2016 Scrubs Camps are now being accepted. Read more
The Fourth Annual R-COOL-Health Scrubs Academy will be held June 15-18, 2015 on the UND Campus. Please see the website for details. ~ Center for Rural Health
The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI), located within the Center for Rural Health, is hosting a forum for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, at the Ina Mae Rude Center for Innovation at UND, 4200 James Ray Drive, in Grand Forks. Wear purple and join the forum for a discussion on topics such as financial exploitation and elder abuse policies.
Lunch will be provided.
~ Contact Cassie LaBine at (701) 777-6084 to register.