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Rachel Osowski

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Rachel Osowski is the standardized patient program assistant for the SMHS Simulation Center in Grand Forks. Rachel assists in coordinating, training, and coaching standardized patients for clinical skills teaching and assessment activities for the SMHS medical student curriculum. Her duties include providing assistance in a technical, professional, and logistical manner required of standardized and simulated […]

Carly Endres

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Carly Endres is an outreach coordinator for the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, Carly works on developing, implementing, and managing program initiatives for NDBIN, as well as developing, promoting, and implementing NDBIN educational activities. Carly […]

Amanda Hoffner

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Amanda Hoffner has joined the billing office at the UND Center for Family Medicine in Minot. In this position, Amanda works at the front desk assisting patients with check-outs after appointments, schedules upcoming doctor’s visits, and assists with insurance eligibility screening. Amanda also helps patients with financial questions. A Minot native, Amanda has a background […]

Heather Werner

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Heather Werner is the student advising, admissions, and marketing specialist for the UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies (DPAS). In her role she supports prospective applicants, screens and evaluates admission applications, coordinates special events, and manages recruitment activities and materials. Prior to joining the DPAS, Heather was the manager of volunteer services and retail operations […]

Welcome: Shawn Larson

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Shawn Larson is a project coordinator with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Among his responsibilities in this position, Shawn manages the day-to-day operations for several projects, including Scrubs, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Rural Health grants, Dakota Conference, […]

Welcome: Meghan Jeanotte

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Meghan Jeanotte is the new administrative assistant for the SMHS Department of Geriatrics at UND. In this position, Meghan will work for Dr. Jurivich and the Department of Geriatrics team as they educate students and the community about normal aging and geriatric syndromes. Meghan is from Belcourt, North Dakota, and relocated to Grand Forks in […]

Welcome: Bethany Reck

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Bethany Reck is the new administrative assistant in the SMHS Office of Student Affairs and Admissions. In this role she will help students with all of their paperwork and immunization needs for matriculation at the SMHS. Born and raised in Grand Forks, Bethany is married and has two children–a daughter, who is a senior in […]

Welcome: Heather Jensen

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Heather Jensen is the new administrative assistant to Dr. Marc D. Basson, senior associate dean for Medicine & Research at the SMHS. In this position, Heather provides assistance and support to Dr. Basson and serves as a liaison and resource to his direct reports. Heather is originally from Nebraska and recently relocated to Grand Forks […]

Welcome: Becca Perry

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Becca Perry is an instructor and clinical education coordinator in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks, N.D. In this position, Becca will coordinate and oversee the education of 70+ MLS seniors who are completing their clinical rotations at sites all across the country. […]

Welcome: Alex Firman

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Alex Firman is the new accounting and grant specialist at the UND Center for Rural Health. Originally from Grand Rapids, Minn., she earned a bachelor of accountancy degree from UND. She recently moved back to Grand Forks after living in Rapid City, S.D., for a year and a half. Her supervisor is Wendy Warner.

Welcome: Mikki Eken

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Mikki Eken is the Faculty Affairs and Research & Scholarly Activities Coordinator for the SMHS Department of Internal Medicine in Fargo. In this position, Mikki assists faculty in the hiring, review, promotion, and retirement/resignation processes. Mikki also assists faculty and residents with maintaining an updated scholarly activities portfolio, and assisting them with research needs. Originally […]

Welcome: Maria Privratsky

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Maria Privratsky is a research specialist in the Biomedical Sciences Department at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In this position Maria is looking genome-wide to see where transcription factors are binding to chromatin. She makes libraries for genomic studies for further cancer research. Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, Maria attended […]

Welcome: Heather Gilbert

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Heather Gilbert is the Educational Laboratory Manager for the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Department at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Heather works alongside faculty and staff to coordinate laboratory exercises for the undergraduate MLS students in the fields of Microbiology, Hematology, and Molecular Biology, just to name a few. […]

Welcome: Kristen Leighton, Center for Rural Health

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Kristen Leighton is a research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In this position, Kristen coordinates and facilitates data collection, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information to rural health stakeholders. Originally from Reedsport, […]

Welcome: Anna Pendleton, Department of Physical Therapy

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Anna Pendleton is an Administrative Secretary with the Department of Physical Therapy at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In her position, Anna provides support for multiple aspects of outcomes assessment research, program assessment, and student learning assessment. She also serves as the departmental receptionist and provides secretarial support to the department faculty […]