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On the road again

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UND Department of Occupational Therapy graduate LaDonna Bannach takes her Fargo-based team of occupational and physical therapists on the road Time is money. And because time is money to the parents of children who need pediatric occupational or physical therapy services, says occupational therapist LaDonna Bannach, many rural clients were missing needed services due to […]

Buyer’s market

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Recent graduates of several UND health sciences programs share their experiences as job-seekers. As the healthcare career landscape has shifted dramatically to a job-seeker’s market, how do healthcare employers find employees in tumultuous times? Recent graduates of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences physical therapy doctorate and occupational therapy doctorate programs shared some […]

Health Sciences and Residency graduation events in 2022

Categories: Events

In addition to the MD Commencement (to be held at UND’s Chester Fritz Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7), the many health sciences and residency programs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences are hosting graduation related events soon. Below is a partial list of events to note as of April […]

From the Dean: What we know of the federal vaccine mandate

Categories: From the Dean

Yesterday UND sponsored a Town Hall meeting for faculty and staff to discuss the recent federal mandates for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccination. There was a productive “back and forth” discussion of the issues and implications for UND. Here’s a brief overview of what was discussed. There are three ways the Executive Order regarding vaccine requirements are […]

A different kind of rodeo

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“I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of a fishing rodeo, but those are the kind of rodeos we have down south,” smiles Louisiana native Briana Kent. “You know, going out and catching the biggest fish you can.” The second-year Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) student is laughing at the memory of the watery rodeos that […]

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences recognizes more than 220 graduating health sciences students

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In addition to the 75 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing nearly 230 students from its health sciences programs who are graduating on Saturday, May 15. One of those 200-plus students is Melissa Hayes, a laboratory supervisor who is graduating […]

SMHS leads the pack for UND Scholarly Commons downloads

Categories: Library

The UND Scholarly Commons research clearinghouse went online only three years ago. Soon after going live, the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Library Resources team began to upload scholarly projects, theses, publications, capstones, and more from multiple SMHS departments to the site for public use. In that time span, UND has accumulated 683,763 total downloads of its scholarly content, and we’re excited to announce that SMHS abstracts, […]

OT honor society to host stroke workshop with Dr. Emily Kringle Oct. 12

Categories: Education, Events

The Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) occupational therapy honor society will host an in-service event on health promotion among stroke survivors on Monday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At this virtual event, Dr. Emily Kringle will give a presentation entitled “Meaningful Daily Activities for Health: Reducing Sedentary Behavior after Stroke.” Emily Kringle, Ph.D., OTR/L, […]

From the Dean

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This past Wednesday, I was pleased to attend an event at the UND Alumni Association & Foundation’s Gorecki Alumni Center in celebration of the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event—called the Dream in Action—was cosponsored by UND and the City of Grand Forks. Coordinated by UND’s Office of Diversity & […]

Holiday 2019 North Dakota Medicine magazine now available!

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As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS or our website, the Holiday 2019 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available! Features this issue include stories on: Second Year INMED student Emily Falcon and her physician-father Gilbert Med student Pranish Kantak’s effort to build a student-run free clinic in Grand Forks Drs. […]

School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes over 200 graduating health sciences and graduate students

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In addition to the 73 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) on Sunday, May 12, the School will see 237 students from its graduate and health sciences programs walk across the Alerus Center stage at the UND Commencement on Saturday, May 11. “We want […]

OT/PT/SLP students donate food items to Meals on Wheels

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The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) recently facilitated a food drive and subsequent social event in which occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology students and faculty contributed non-perishable food items to Grand Forks Meals on Wheels. Over 600 food items were donated, which were subsequently packaged into bags during an ice cream social event. […]

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) updates

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The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) flourished last fall! The Student Occupational Therapy Association has three main purposes: (1) to broaden campus and community knowledge of the occupational therapy profession, (2) to unify students and increase their knowledge of occupational therapy and related fields, and (3) to be active in national issues impacting the occupational […]

Occupational Therapy students welcome speaker from High Plains Fair Housing Center

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On Nov. 15, the Kappa Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon welcomed guest speaker Kelly Gorz from the High Plains Fair Housing Center in Grand Forks to campus. The mission of the High Plains Fair Housing Center is “to strengthen communities and to ensure equal access to fair housing in the region through training, education, enforcement, […]

Bids still being accepted for annual “Rent an OT” student fundraiser

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Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) members at UND are seeking to raise funds for the St. Catherine Challenge. The St. Catherine Challenge is a national student-led initiative to build the profession of occupational therapy through raising funds for research in support of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation’s mission. Schools of occupational therapy across the nation […]