Swaha Pattanaik presenting her MPH paper. She will graduate from the Health Promotion specialization this August. She is pictured with Dr. Donald Warne and Dr. Abby Gold
MPH Director Donald Warne presented with Dr. Judith Kaur on the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on American Indian Cancer Care at the Association of American Indian Physicians 43rd Annual Meeting in Denver, CO on July 25. Dr. Kaur, pictured with Dr. Warne, is the Principal Investigator for the Spirit of EAGLES American Indian cancer program at the Mayo Clinic.
While in Denver, he was able to meet with Region VIII Health Resources and Services Administration leadership to discuss improving tribal outreach for ACA enrollment. He also met with Department of Health and Human Services Administrator Dr. Zachary Taylor—pictured with Dr. Warne. They discussed the potential role for increasing the scope of work for Community Health Workers in ND to improve public health outreach and outcomes.
Dr. Warne and Stefanie Meyer, MPH Program Coordinator, are in Washington, DC for an Accreditation Orientation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). While in DC, they were able to meet with Senator Heidi Heitkamp to discuss public health programming and needs in ND
MPH graduate Jordyn Wallenborn is accepted into the PhD program in Epidemiology at Virginia Commonwealth University (http://www.epidemiology.vcu.edu/)
Wallenborn graduated from NDSU in December 2013 with her MPH and was most recently working on the Community Transformation Grant with NDSU MPH and the ND Department of Health.