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Department of Occupational Therapy welcomes new members of Pi Theta Epsilon honor society

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The SMHS Department of Occupational Therapy inducted new members to its 2024 Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE) Kappa Chapter in Grand Forks and PTE Chi Chapter in Casper, Wyo. Pi Theta Epsilon is a specialized honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni. The mission of PTE is to support the practice of occupational sciences and […]

From plains to peaks

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UND’s satellite occupational therapy program in Casper, Wyo., celebrates 30 years of rural health delivery. As a product of the program in which she now teaches, Nicole Harris understands the challenge: how to provide occupational therapy to an overwhelmingly rural population. “People worry about a level of saturation – that there’ll be no jobs – […]

Leaders today and tomorrow

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SMHS students across programs engage with their professions through multiple student interest groups. Health career graduate programs – like medicine, physical therapy, and occupational therapy – all have inclusive, well-rounded curricula to prepare students for their future careers. Involvement in student interest organizations can enhance learning experiences by connecting classroom work with hands-on experiences or […]

SMHS announces Sarah Nielsen as Chair of UND Department of Occupational Therapy

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that Sarah Nielsen, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, associate professor of occupational therapy, will be the School’s new Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT). Nielsen replaces retiring chair Janet Jedlicka, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, who has held the position since 2006. A graduate […]

From the Dean: A new chair for our Department of Occupational Therapy

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In last week’s column I highlighted the contributions of Dr. Janet Jedlicka, chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, who will be retiring at the end of this month after 17 productive years as chair of the department. This week I am pleased to announce that recently promoted Professor of Occupational Therapy Dr. Sarah Nielsen […]

A rising tide lifts all boats

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School of Medicine & Health Sciences expands its “Adopt” campaign to cover more health professions Most of us are familiar with the term “adopt” in the legal context as it revolves around the notion of parenthood. At the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, though, the term’s additional meanings – embrace and assume, establish […]

Retirement reception for Janet Jedlicka to be held @SMHS on June 8

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After many years as chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Janet Jedlicka is saying goodbye! Janet started at UND in Jan. 2003, working originally in the Hyslop Sports Center, where the Department of Occupational Therapy was then located. Since that time, Janet has helped oversee the […]

Bridging Research and Practice Committee to host interprofessional conference Oct. 21

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The state’s interdisciplinary Bridging Research and Practice Committee will host a professional conference at the Fargo Holiday Inn on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, entitled “Interprofessional Collaboration, Health Sciences Research and Evidence-based Practice.” The conference is being hosted by the North Dakota Nurses Association and you can register here or via the QR code above. Join a multiprofessional group […]

SMHS recognizes more than 240 graduating health sciences students

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In addition to the 69 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing more than 240 students from its health sciences programs who are graduating on Saturday, May 14, 2022. One of those 240-plus students is Jacob Tupa, who is graduating with […]

Jedlicka appointed to AOTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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Chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy, Janet Jedlicka, has been named one of the inaugural members of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. As the AOTA announcement noted, the DEI Committee “will encompass a broad scope of responsibilities, including updating and […]

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 […]

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

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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, […]

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences recognizes nearly 250 graduating health sciences students

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In addition to the 74 new medical doctors graduating from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), the School is recognizing 249 students from its graduate and health sciences programs who are also graduating on Saturday, May 16. “We want to extend congratulations to all of the graduates of the […]