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Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health to be held June 8-10

Categories: Events, News

The 37th Annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, taking place June 8-10, 2022, will be held in Grand Forks, N.D. Registration is now open with reduced fees. The Conference includes four keynote addresses, 18 sessions, four intensive sessions, and a legislative policy panel. Continuing education credits will be available. The Dakota Conference provides […]

Department of Indigenous Health, Center for Rural Health host virtual lecture series for dental providers

Categories: News

The University of North Dakota’s Department of Indigenous Health and Center for Rural Health (CRH) Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program have teamed up to host a series of virtual one-hour clinics using the TeleECHO model to train dental providers in North Dakota on addressing primary health care concerns in their offices. Sponsored by the North […]

UND Center for Rural Health and MLS teams to host workforce forum Dec. 10

Categories: Events

Join UND’s Center for Rural Health (CRH) and Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Chair Brooke Solberg on Friday, Dec. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss UND’s MLS program and brainstorm ideas on working collaboratively to address laboratory workforce shortages in North Dakota. Rural facility leadership and staff are invited to attend. […]

Brittany Dryburgh

Categories: Welcome

Brittany Dryburgh is a project coordinator with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Brittany’s responsibilities include working with the State Office of Rural Health, the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, and the Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning […]

Register today for the virtual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

Categories: Events

The 36th annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health will be held virtually from June 2-4, 2021! Registration fees have been reduced for the 2021 conference (registration deadline is June 2). The Dakota Conference provides an opportunity for over 300 healthcare professionals, educators, and students to share strategies for building and sustaining healthy communities in […]

Evidence-based teaching: Competency and resiliency in rural and underserved practice Jan. 21

Categories: Education

The Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship team at SMHS will present “Competence and resiliency in rural and underserved practice,” an evidence-based faculty development session, from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. At this interactive session, presenters Dr. David Schmitz and Michelle Montgomery will review the literature and best practices related to development of competence for practice […]

Scholarships available for 2021 Dakota Conference

Categories: Events, Research

Scholarship funds are available to cover registration costs for the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health through the State Office of Rural Health grant program at the Center for Rural Health. The funds will cover the conference registration fee only; hotel, travel, preconference, and banquet costs are not covered. Preference will be given to […]

Grace Karikari to discuss public health challenges in North Dakota via Zoom on June 26

Categories: Events

Grace Karikari. Ph.D., will give a presentation titled “Public health challenges in North Dakota: Examining the intricate connections and exploring solutions” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26. This virtual talk can be seem via Zoom by visiting: Dr. Grace Karikari holds a doctorate in public health with a focus on health behavior from […]

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

Categories: From the Dean

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 […]

Spring 2020 North Dakota Medicine magazine now available!

Categories: News

As you may have noticed in your mailbox, or while perusing the displays in the SMHS or our website, the Spring 2020 issue of North Dakota Medicine is now available! Features this issue include stories on: The rise in anxiety in the U.S. Dr. Don Jurivich’s $3.75 million HRSA grant Students in Action: Logan Schmaltz Cracking the Code on SIDS Connor Murphy’s […]

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

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, […]

Rural Recruitment Reimagined workshop in Bismarck April 16

Categories: Events

What if the health needs of our most vulnerable populations, in our most remote areas, were able to drive successful recruitment, rather than create barriers to care? How does the millennial generation of health providers exhibit the characteristics that promote workforce growth and stability? Find out at the Rural Recruitment Reimagined workshop, to be held from 9 […]

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 […]