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Cassandra Cunningham

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Cassandra Cunningham is the Administrative Assistant – Faculty and Conference Coordinator for the Department of Surgery at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In this role, Cassandra manages the setting-up of all conferences for surgery residents and arranges CME credit for surgery conferences. She also handles faculty appointments and promotions for the Department. […]

Becky Lucke

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Becky Lucke is the associate director of finance for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Becky works in the Department of Finance and Administration where she oversees the daily operations of the SMHS Finance team and collaborates with UND offices and other primary or service units across campus, including administration, finance, accounting, research […]

Rachel Chisholm

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Rachel Chisholm is a laboratory experience manager in the microbiology and anatomy/physiology labs with UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences. In this role, Rachel is responsible for preparing and teaching microbiology labs. Rachel has a Bachelor of Science degree from UND in fisheries and wildlife biology. Prior to her position at UND, she worked for eight years at […]

Dawne Barwin

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Dawne Barwin is an administrative assistant in the Department of Education Resources at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Originally from Hastings, Minn., Dawne attended North Dakota State University (NDSU) and UND. She earned a bachelor’s degree in university studies with concentrations in architecture, sociology, and art history from NDSU. […]

Shanshan Gao

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Shanshan Gao is the new grants and contracts financial analyst for the Office of Research Affairs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Science (SMHS). Shanshan’s duties include providing proposal assistance, managing grants and contracts accounting/monitoring/close-out/effort certification, ensuring compliance with regulations, preparing reports, and maintaining the SMHS grants management website, as well as completing […]

Kailey Jerome

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Kailey Jerome is a laboratory technician in the Combs Lab at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, she is responsible for laboratory upkeep, performing experimental techniques, and working with laboratory mice. Kailey attended the University of North Dakota, where she graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring […]

Malati Tamang

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Malati Tamang joined the Department of Indigenous Health in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Oct. 2022 as an administrative assistant. In this position, she works closely with the chair, faculty, and staff providing administrative assistance. She handles administrative tasks like coordination of various activities, meetings, working with reports, student applications, and […]

Robert Tollefson

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Robert Tollefson is the new financial manager in the SMHS Office of Finance and Administration. He grew up just north of Manvel, N.D., and graduated from Grand Forks Central high school. After attending UND and graduating with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree, he spent five years working for the North Dakota Association for the Disabled, […]

Jordan Plath

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Jordan Plath is the administrative assistant for the Public Health Program at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. He will be the first point of contact for all faculty, students, and staff — and the public — in the program. In this role, Jordan will assist with administrative duties, record […]

Trista Sager

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Trista Sager is the new assistant director of the Office of Alumni & Community Relations, focusing on social media, marketing, and events. Trista graduated from Mayville State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. Trista started her UND journey at the UND Alumni Association & Foundation as […]

Daniall Deis

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Daniall Deis is an education coordinator for the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. At the CRH, Daniall is responsible for supporting Quality Service Providers (QSP) and QSP agencies across the state with various levels of resources and training, and will offer one-on-one help from […]

Gretel Kauffman

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Gretel Kauffman is a web writer for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) at the UND Center for Rural Health (CRH), where she writes for the Rural Monitor and RHIhub’s Models & Innovations section. She previously worked as a reporter for various news outlets and has a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre […]

Niki Ross

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Mitakuwasin, Hello. My Name is Nicole Ross, but I invite you to use my nickname Niki. First, let me say I am very happy to announce I am your new administrative secretary for the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program. My first day was April 18 and I have already received a very warm welcome from […]

Jennifer Wolf

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Jennifer Wolf is the financial aid advisor for the Office of Student Affairs & Admissions at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Originally from Grand Forks, Jenny graduated from the University of Minnesota – Crookston with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied studies and is currently pursuing a Master’s […]

Dr. Julie Smith-Yliniemi

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Dr. Julie Smith-Yliniemi is the new director of community engagement & outreach for both the Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center and DaCCoTA Research Center CoBRE, housed in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her home department is Indigenous Health. Julie will be collaborating with communities, academic institutions, and agency partners to focus on […]