Dean’s Hour panel to celebrate 40 years of Center for Rural Health
GRAND FORKS, N.D.--A UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Dean’s Hour panel discussion is set for Thursday, April 2 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UND Center for Rural Health (CRH). The one-hour event will begin at noon in the School's Charles H. Fee, M.D., Auditorium.
The CRH was founded in 1980 with one staff member and a $73,000 allocation from the North Dakota Legislature. Today, the CRH employs nearly 60 people and maintains a budget of $7.6 million. The Dean’s Hour event will include a look at the CRH’s history as well as its plans for the future.
The panel will include:
- Mary Wakefield, who served as the CRH’s director from 2001 to 2009.
- Gary Hart, who has served as the CRH director since 2010.
- Brad Gibbens, CRH deputy director and the only employee to work with all four CRH directors.
- Collette Adamsen, director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging at the CRH.
- Stacy Kusler, workforce specialist at the CRH.
- Kristine Sande, an associate director at the CRH and director of the Rural Health Information Hub.
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