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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 […]

There she is…

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Second-year UND physical therapy student Sidni Kast takes her Miss North Dakota crown to the Miss America Scholarship Competition Sidni Kast knows how to answer a question. “Yeah, lots of practice,” smiled the second-year physical therapy (PT) student from a couch at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. “Keeping answers in a timeframe […]

Henneman, McHugo, Schindler complete leadership training

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Three UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences faculty recently completed programs that will enhance their leadership at the School. Jeanie McHugo, Ph.D., PA-C, chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, recently completed the process to become a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge (TLC) via iLead Consulting. Per the information on the TLC […]

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 […]

Department of Physical Therapy faculty Ricky Morgan named “emerging leader” by APTA

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Assistant Professor in the SMHS Department of Physical Therapy, Ricky Morgan, P.T., D.P.T., is among only 32 physical therapists in the nation to receive an Emerging Leader Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2022. According to the APTA, the Emerging Leader Award “was established to annually honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary […]

Physical Therapy Class of 2024 enters into professional service

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The UND Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Class of 2024 “Entrance Into Professional Service Ceremony” was held in the UND Memorial Union on July 14, 2022. At the event, guest speaker Dr. Karen Rasmusson, a three-time alumna of the UND Department of Physical Therapy, spoke of her life as a PT. Dr. Rasmusson has worked […]

Sue Jeno retirement reception on June 30, send well-wishes online

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Following 28 years of teaching, research, and service to the SMHS Department of Physical Therapy and the University of North Dakota, Sue Jeno, P.T., Ph.D., is retiring! A retirement reception will honor Dr. Jeno at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, in the School’s […]

Relling named Kansas State University Alumni Fellow

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Dave Relling, P.T., Ph.D., associate dean for health sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named an Alumni Fellow from the College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University. Dave received this award last week at a ceremony at Kansas State, where he completed his Master’s degree in […]

Department of Physical Therapy seeks participants for cancer-exercise study

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UND’s Department of Physical Therapy is seeking participants for a research study related to exercise following treatment for cancer. Potential participants are invited to be in this research study looking to determine the effect of physical therapy on fatigue, balance, depression, and overall quality of life for individuals with a history of cancer. The purpose […]

From the Dean: Our award-winning students and faculty

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This has been an exciting week of recognition for a number of high-performing students and faculty at the School. I’ve often said that it’s really the people that make schools and programs great, beyond “just” great facilities and support services like information technology, dining services, human resources, and maintenance services. Well, we have outstanding faculty, […]

UND Department of Physical Therapy faculty, alumni win national awards

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Dr. Cindy Flom-Meland, professor and chair for the Department of Physical Therapy, and her co-authors have been given the Stanford Award by the editorial board of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. The award, announced in the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Education annual report for 2021, recognizes the authors of a paper containing […]

Flom-Meland named chair of UND’s Department of Physical Therapy

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Professor Cindy Flom-Meland, P.T., M.P.T., Ph.D., has been named chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy (PT). A veteran practitioner and faculty member who teaches in the areas of communication and professional behavior in PT, in addition to motor control, psychology, and neuro-rehabilitation in PT, Flom-Meland takes over […]

Physical Therapy Students at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences receive scholarships

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Nearly 30 physical therapy students at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences received scholarship awards for the 2021 year recently. “We are very grateful for the tremendous support from UND PT alumni, friends, and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation,” said David Relling, P.T., Ph.D., chair of the UND Department of Physical Therapy. […]