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Dakota Conference Call for Presentations

Health professionals are invited to submit abstracts for the 2011 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. Options include oral presentations 30 or 60 minutes in length, and poster presentations. Presentations should feature community or research projects that address new horizons in health care by using creative strategies; facilitate the collaboration between rural and public health entities; be capable of being replicated; and have an emphasis on educating professionals and developing partnerships.

Topics include but are not limited to development, prevention, promotion, diverse populations, administration, workforce, access, quality, financing and creative strategies. The deadline is noon, Sept. 23. For more information, e-mail Kylie Nissen or call her at (701) 777-5380.

Submitted by Kristine Henke

Doctor of Physical Therapy class earns white coats

Forty-eight physical therapy students, the Class of 2012, received their white coats at the Entrance into Professional Service Ceremony on July 15. Becky Trapnell, the mother of a special needs child, spoke to the students about their becoming empathetic health care providers.

Megan Ann Bakko, Oxbow, N.D.
Bruce William Lee Belland, New England, N.D.
Sasha Mae Berg, Barnesville, Minn.
Keith Arthur Leo Bluel, Fairbanks, Alaska
Allison Kay Breker, Harwood, N.D.
Brittany Ann Brenny, Staples, Minn.
Alyssa Marie Carignan, Walhalla, N.D.
Tara Lynn Cutting, Anchorage, Alaska
Kristine Anne Dahlheimer, Anoka, Minn.
Casey Jay Darling, Holmen, Wis.
Sheena Kay Dauer, Springfield, Minn.
Ryan Charles Enger, Perham, Minn.
Ashley Noelle Falk, Morden, Manitoba
David Rahn Farder, Alvarado, Minn.
Jessica Evelyn Gertken, Richmond, Minn.
Whittney Kay Gomendi, Pavillion, Wyo.
Ashley Lynn Goschen, Fargo, N.D.
Brittany Jean Hagen, Gillette, Wyo.
Steven Kenneth Halcrow, Drayton, N.D.
Jill Kathryn Halstenson, Grand Forks, N.D.
Deena Christine Hansen, Valley City, N.D.
Amanda K. Hawrelok, Grand Forks, N.D.
Hayley June Herauf, Dickinson, N.D.
Michael Allan Hildahl, Minot, N.D.
Jennifer Ann Hohl, Kailua, Hawaii
Christine Jane Jensen, Stephen, Minn.
Erik Stephen Jensen, Bemidji, Minn.
Miranda Lynn Johnson, Madison, S.D.
Jonathan Michael Jurgens, Dickinson, N.D.
Brittany Lynne Kohler, Valley City, N.D.
Elizabeth Junet Kornkven, Bottineau, N.D.
Marissa Nicole Laddusaw, Hawley, Minn.
Jessica Ann McWha, North Platte, Neb.
Lindsey Marie Nelson, Fertile, Minn.
Trevor Duane Northagen, Hibbing, Minn.
Jennifer Pallansch, Veblen, S.D.
Rachael Marie Peterson, Jamestown, N.D.
Stephanie Lynn Pohia, Mt. Iron, Minn.
Whitney Ann Reyerson, Reiles Acres, N.D.
Michael Ronald Schmidt, Avon, Minn.
Rebecca Ann Shane, Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Katelin Renee Sievert, Ramsey, Minn.
William Ira Slocum, Williston, N.D.
Elizabeth Elaine Stromseth, Hutchinson, Minn.
Brady Christopher Swenson, Kennedy, Minn.
Craig Paul Turnow, Roseau, Minn.
Kelsey Joy Warne, Grygla, Minn.
Benjamin Lee Wolden, West Fargo, N.D.

Plan to attend MD White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony for the MD Class of 2014 will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 at the Alerus Center. An indoor picnic will take place immediately following the ceremony in Ballroom 4.

The keynote address is "Physician Responsibility: To Society, the Patient and Self." Guest speakers will include:

  • Terry Dwelle, M.D., State Health Officer, North Dakota Department of Health
  • Taunya Schleicher, Mother of Case Study Patient 
  • Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Gores to present at International Cancer Conference

Kathryn Gores, MD, '11, will present her abstract regarding liver cancer and Axin-2 mutations at the International Liver Cancer Association's 4th Annual Conference in Montreal on Sept. 10-12.

Donate to Backpacks for Brilliance

Backpacks for Brilliance is a local charitable organization that provides school supplies to children with special needs in our community.  In order for a child to receive a backpack through this project, the child must be on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan as recognized by Special Education Services through the Department of Public Instruction.

The School of Medicine & Health Sciences will be collecting backpacks and school supplies from July 19 to Aug. 13. There are three collection boxes located near the main elevators, the North door and the South door. A list of items needed includes the following:

1 backpack
5 folders
5 spiral notebooks (wide-ruled)
1 package loose leaf paper
1 24-count box of Crayons
1 box of markers
1 box of colored pencils
1 youth scissor
1 ruler
12 No. 2 pencils
1 glue bottle
2 glue sticks
1 pencil box
1 eraser
1 box of tissues
1 compass
1 protractor
1 calculator

You may also donate money for supplies to Karen Speaker, room 4509, (701) 777-0817, or Holly Gabriel, room 4520, (701) 777-0772.

Submitted by Holly Gabriel

Social media: Parade ideas

Discussion of Potato Bowl and Homecoming parade floats continues. Student participation is encouraged!

For other UND SMHS news, become a fan of the SMHS Facebook page or follow the School on Twitter.

University Letter: On Target with the Twins

On Target with the Twins is a special day dedicated to UND during the Minnesota Twins/Seattle Mariners game at Target Field on July 31. More information about this event and other University news can be found in the University Letter. Published on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it is distributed electronically to the University community and is always available online. For more information, contact editor Jan Orvik at (701) 777-3621.

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Craig Bohn

     Medical Lab Technician

Craig Bohn has joined the Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck as a medical lab technician. He will collect patient samples, perform analyses, and produce reports based on those analyses.

Craig previously was employed by Medcenter One and Biolife. He received his education at American River Junior College in Sacramento, Calif., and at Bismarck State College.

He enjoys golfing, hunting, and fishing. He has two boys: Colt, 23, and Brendan, 21.

Mark Barclay

     Project Coordinator

Mark Barclay has joined the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at The University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Barclay is a project coordinator at the CRH. He promotes the activities of the CRH by coordinating the Center Activity Tracking System (CATS), a management tool developed by the CRH for nationwide use by rural health agencies. He is responsible for providing technical support and customer service, developing educational materials and training methods, and assisting clients with system set-ups and conversions for CATS. He also assists with other special projects as needed. Before joining the CRH, Barclay taught U.S. History at Central High School in Grand Forks, N.D. He also coached football at Grand Forks Central, and taught confirmation at United Lutheran Church. A Grand Forks native, Barclay graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from UND in 2010. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Aly, and their dog Charlee.

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