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CNPD Research News: January 2024

Categories: News, Research

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Please remember to submit research updates and accomplishments to the CNPD Research Office email at CNPD Research and Scholarship Day, May 1, 2024 10 a.m. – 1p.m. | Memorial Union Ballroom We want you! CNPD students are encouraged to participate in a day celebrating research, collaboration, scholarship, and creative activities. Eligible Participants CNPD students and […]

2024 Founders Day Award Recipients Announced

Categories: News, Upcoming Events

Congratulations to this year’s Founders Day Award recipients!   The CNPD is pleased to congratulate Lani Moen from the Department of Social Work and Dr. Tracy Enger from the Department of Undergraduate Nursing! Lani Moen is a recipient of the VPAA Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. Dr. Tracy Enger is a recipient of the VPAA Award […]

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 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 […]

UND Social Work, partners secure $2.5M to improve state’s American Indian/Alaska Native Child Welfare Outcomes

Categories: Research

The University of North Dakota Department of Social Work at the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines and its partners have received a second five-year $2.5 million federal award from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to continue their work statewide to reduce the disproportionate placement of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children away from their families and communities […]

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 […]