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One nurse, two worlds

Categories: News, RAIN

For RAIN’s Indigenous speaker series, Whitney Fear Johnson − tribal member, documentary subject and nurse practitioner – spoke with nursing students by Walter Criswell for UND Today Whitney Johnson spoke to students and faculty of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines for RAIN’s Indigenous Speaker Spotlight series. Photo by Walter Criswell/UND Today. Whitney Fear […]

Three UND colleges unite for new research initiative

Categories: News, Research

by Walter Criswell of UND Today Multidisciplinary initiative promises to bolster behavioral health support in rural North Dakota Tiffany Russell (left to right), Kelly McShane, Karla Fehr and Ethan Dahl serve as core members of UND’s new Behavioral Health Initiative. Photo by Walter Criswell/UND Today. Behavioral health disorders, which range from substance use disorders to […]

CNPD Research News: October 2023

Categories: News, Research

Submit research updates and accomplishments to the CNPD Research Office email at und.cnpd.research.office@und.edu. CNPD Accomplishments Congratulations to Dr. Carenlee Barkdull for being awarded a new grant, North Dakota Child Welfare Best Practices Partnership! Please see the link for the article on this new grant! Congratulations to Dean Maridee Shogren on her publication! Scott, K. A., […]

UND Social Work Alum recognized with Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Champion Award

Categories: News

Congratulations to UND Social Work alum Traci Van Beek!   Traci played a meaningful role in representing the public child welfare sector in North Dakota at a grantee meeting with the Children’s Bureau in Minneapolis in June. Numerous attendees, including the grant’s federal project officer, noted her helpful and positive contributions. In recognition of her […]

Why Social Work Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Categories: News

by Isaac Karikari, Kali Heyen, and Ashley Charwood Marking social work month in March, the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) selected theme, “Social Work Breaks Barriers” is not just an instance of ritualistic sloganeering. “Social Work Breaks Barriers”, we believe, serves to illustrate why social work is needed (now more than ever). The NASW […]

Opportunities abound around the world

Categories: News

In a remarkable journey spanning across continents, John Mundy, CRNA, DNP ‘00, recently shared his and his wife Arlee’s (CRNA ‘08) inspiring story as graduates of the University of North Dakota’s Nurse Anesthesia program. Originally hailing from New Zealand, John Mundy immigrated to the United States in 1991, and his connection to UND has played […]

Greetings from Nurse Anesthesia

Categories: News

From Dr. James Sperle Nurse Anesthesia Program Director Like many others throughout the country, our region continues to adapt to life after COVID. The pandemic exacerbated and highlighted the growing demand and need for specialized healthcare professionals in our state and region, such as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Being a large rural state, North Dakota […]

Family Tradition of Compassion: A Journey in Social Work

Categories: News

In a heartwarming display of family tradition, Alynza Welk, a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Social Work program at the University of North Dakota, is following in the footsteps of her aunt, Sarah Welk, an experienced school social worker. Both Alynza and Sarah share a profound commitment to helping others, and their unique […]

Jacki Lund with her award

Jacki Lund recognized as UND Social Work Distinguished Alumni

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Jacki Lund with her award

Congratulations to Jacki Lund, recognized as this year’s Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Jacki is an inspiration and an asset to the field of social work. She has served the Grand Forks County Human Service Zone (GFCHSZ) for 26 years. Despite now being retired, Jacki is always eager to share with various community groups […]

Toni Castro Cosío

How sharing can boost savings and well-being

Categories: News, Research

Toni Castro Cosío

Within close communities, sharing money is a powerful tool, UND’s Financial Interdependence Project Colloquium shows Toni Castro Cosío, a senior Behavioral Researcher at the Center for Advanced Hindsight’s Common Cents Lab at Duke University, describes her research to attendees of the Financial Interdependence Colloquium at UND. Photo by Jen Koller for UND Today. By Jen […]