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Jackie Jensen

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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 supervising work-study students. Jackie received her […]

Dakota Feist

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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 science degree from UND. “A background […]

Monica Norby

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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 a Bachelor of Arts degree in […]

Nancy Nettum

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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 in Traill County. Our daughter Michaela […]

Katarina Domitrovich

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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 policy and protocol in handling COVID-19 […]

Kassie Lutz

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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 2008 to attend Bismarck State College (BSC). […]

Grace Karikari

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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 has a diversified teaching and research […]

Yvette LaPierre

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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 College of Norway, and previously served […]

Sara Strandquist

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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 worked for four years at Pacific […]

Bailey Knopf

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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 biology and nonprofit management. At the […]

Per Ostmo

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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 Public Administration degree from UND. Per […]

Sheila Bosh

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Sheila Bosh is the new accreditation manager for the medical education program at UND SMHS and works with Dr. Stephen Tinguely, assistant dean for Medical Accreditation. Sheila will assist in the ongoing work of quality assurance, quality improvement, and LCME accreditation for the medical school. Sheila is a Registered Nurse and received a bachelor of […]

Jena Pierce

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Jena Pierce is communications manager at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Among her responsibilities, Jena provides leadership and management for communications and information dissemination, develops and directs media relations, and plans special events and projects. Prior to joining the CRH, Jena was […]

Blake Greiner

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Blake Greiner is a research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. At the CRH, Blake is responsible for data collection, organization, and analysis. Originally from Grand Forks, Blake attended the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC), North Dakota State University (NDSU), and […]

Rochelle McLain

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Rochelle McLain is an associate information specialist for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) within the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, Rochelle is responsible for researching, developing, and updating content for the RHIhub website. She also responds to information requests by assisting individuals […]