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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

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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 […]

From the Dean

Categories: From the Dean

Susan and I visited the Northwest (Minot) campus yesterday for the last holiday party of the season, and it was a lot of fun. As I’ve mentioned before, the School hosts these get-togethers on all three of our regional campuses in Minot, Fargo, and Bismarck, along with one on the central campus in Grand Forks. […]

National Rural Health Day @ SMHS on Nov. 21

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The UND Center for Rural Health (CRH) has a number of activities planned to celebrate the #PowerofRural for National Rural Health Day (NRHD) on Thursday, Nov. 21. The CRH will have a booth set up on the first floor of the SMHS next to the main stairs with activities and information including: Trivia with prizes […]

Lexie Schmidt

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Lexie Schmidt is the outreach specialist for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) within the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, Lexie is responsible for promoting and updating the RHIhub website with relevant news, creating and coordinating social media content, and helping organize marketing […]

Karen Davis

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Karen Davis is an information specialist with the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) program at the UND Center for Rural Health. In this role, Karen collects and creates content related to rural health issues for the RHIhub website and responds to information requests from RHIhub users. Karen received her bachelor’s degree in political science from […]

Primary Care Week 2019 at SMHS

Categories: Events, News

Primary Care Week 2019 will be celebrated at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Oct. 28 to Nov. 1. Bringing together providers, scholars, legislators, students, and health administrators, Primary Care Week gives health stakeholders from across the state a chance to meet and discuss both challenges and solutions to the provision of primary care in […]

North Dakota students receive awards at American Indian Health Research Conference

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Ryan Toledo, a second-year medical student at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS); Marlinda Haudley, a second-year graduate student in public health at NDSU; and Andrea Kelsch, a senior with a double major in medical lab sciences and pathology at UND, were honored with the 2019 Alan J. Allery Awards at […]

Towner County Medical Center receives award at National Rural Health Association Conference

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Towner County Medical Center (TCMC) in Cando was recognized among the 20 highest ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation at the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Rural Health Clinics and Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 20. The determining factors for the top 20 CAHs are based on indicators […]

Call for Nominations: Allery Health Research Award

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The Center for Rural Health is accepting nominations for the Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award. This prestigious award is presented to two ambitious American Indian students, one graduate and one undergraduate, in recognition of conducting research dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Native Americans throughout the country. Nominations are due October […]

Shane Knutson

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Shane Knutson is a the new research specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. In this role, Shane coordinates and facilitates data collection, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information to rural health stakeholders. Originally from […]

Rural and public health awardees to be honored at 2019 Dakota Conference

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From UND’s Center for Rural Health: The Outstanding Rural and Public Health Award recipients for 2019 will be recognized at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet on Wednesday, June 12 in Minot. The North Dakota Public Health Association (NDPHA) will present three awards: Tiffany Boespflug, public health nurse and program manager, […]

Mary Aaland to speak on rural surgery and the “Stop the Bleed” campaign April 15

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On Monday April 15, the UND SMHS Rural Health Interest Group (RHIG) is hosting a presentation featuring SMHS Associate Professor of Surgery Dr. Mary Aaland. Dr. Aaland is a driving force behind the “Stop the Bleed” campaign (see pgs. 24-25 here), and will tell us her story of rural general surgery, rural trauma, and the […]

Dept. of Family and Community Medicine featured in Global Family Doctor newsletter

Categories: Education, News

The SMHS Department of Family & Community Medicine has been featured in “Global Family Doctor,” the monthly newsletter of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (abbreviated WONCA). In a brief article on UND’s Targeted Rural Health Education (TRHE) project, Kamille Sherman, MD, FAAFP, co-director of the Family Medicine […]

NDBIN featured in National Association of State Head Injury Administrators March newsletter

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During March, Brain Injury Awareness Month, the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) is spotlighting the work of the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) in the NASHIA newsletter. NDBIN Program Director Rebecca Quinn and her staff provide information and support to individuals and families dealing with brain injury. They do outreach and […]