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Save the date! Virtual OTD oral comprehensive examination and CE session on April 12

Categories: Education

The Department of Occupational Therapy is hosting a Zoom-based continuing education (CE) session on Friday, April 12. Starting at 9:30 a.m. CST (8:30 a.m. Mountain time), third-year OTD students will present their capstone project presentations, which double as students’ oral comprehensive exams. CE credits will be available for any OT looking to participate in the […]

From plains to peaks

Categories: News

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 – […]

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

Categories: News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]