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Summer 2020 edition of North Dakota Medicine available now!

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The summer 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is available now. If you are unable to pick up a paper copy due to the ongoing pandemic, please check out the magazine online. Feature stories this issue include: Part two of our history of the UND Center for Rural Health Updates on COVID-19 research ongoing at […]

From the Dean: Thank you, North Dakota Congressional delegation!

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Thanks in part to geography, aggressive physical distancing and other public health measures embraced by many North Dakotans, an impressive ramp-up of the state’s testing and contact tracing capacity, and adroit leadership from the Governor and his executive branch (including the North Dakota Department of Health), North Dakota so far has been able to weather […]

From the Dean: Remembering Gary Hart

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To begin, I have some sad news to report. L. Gary Hart, Ph.D., director of the UND Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the School and professor in the Department of Population Health, passed away on Monday, April 13, after a recent illness. He joined the CRH in 2010, coming to UND to serve as […]

From the Dean

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This year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND SMHS. Since its beginning in 1980 with one employee—Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, its founding director—the CRH has grown to become a major force for good in rural health care delivery in North Dakota in particular, […]

Community Showcases across N.D. this spring promote regional health care opportunities

Categories: Events

A number of community showcases across North Dakota are scheduled this Spring for anyone interested in pursuing health careers in rural or semi-rural facilities. Sponsored by UND’s Center for Rural Health, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Area Health Education Center Program, the events offer the opportunity for future health care professionals and their […]

National Rural Health Day @ SMHS on Nov. 21

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The UND Center for Rural Health (CRH) has a number of activities planned to celebrate the #PowerofRural for National Rural Health Day (NRHD) on Thursday, Nov. 21. The CRH will have a booth set up on the first floor of the SMHS next to the main stairs with activities and information including: Trivia with prizes […]

Karen Davis

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Karen Davis is an information specialist with the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) program at the UND Center for Rural Health. In this role, Karen collects and creates content related to rural health issues for the RHIhub website and responds to information requests from RHIhub users. Karen received her bachelor’s degree in political science from […]

Primary Care Week 2019 at SMHS

Categories: Events, News

Primary Care Week 2019 will be celebrated at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Oct. 28 to Nov. 1. Bringing together providers, scholars, legislators, students, and health administrators, Primary Care Week gives health stakeholders from across the state a chance to meet and discuss both challenges and solutions to the provision of primary care in […]

North Dakota students receive awards at American Indian Health Research Conference

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Ryan Toledo, a second-year medical student at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS); Marlinda Haudley, a second-year graduate student in public health at NDSU; and Andrea Kelsch, a senior with a double major in medical lab sciences and pathology at UND, were honored with the 2019 Alan J. Allery Awards at […]

Call for Nominations: Allery Health Research Award

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The Center for Rural Health is 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. Nominations are due October […]

Shane Knutson

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Shane Knutson is a the new research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In this role, Shane coordinates and facilitates data collection, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information to rural health stakeholders. Originally from […]

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

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From UND’s Center for Rural Health: The Outstanding Rural and Public Health Award recipients for 2019 will be recognized at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet on Wednesday, June 12 in Minot. The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) will present three awards: Tiffany Boespflug, public health nurse and program manager, […]

Center for Rural Health researchers published in leading CDC journal

Categories: News, Research

An article by Collette Adamsen, PhD, director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) and Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, assistant professor at the UND Center for Rural Health, has been selected for a special collection by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) electronic journal Preventing Chronic Disease. The article, entitled Education, Income, and […]

Rural Health Information Hub web writer selected for national program

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Kay Miller Temple, MD, was recently selected to the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) 2019 Rural Health Fellows program. Miller Temple serves as a web content writer for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) at the UND Center for Rural Health. She also serves as an advisor with the Targeted Rural Health Education program (TRHE), a writing […]