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Montana State nursing instructor named Distinguished Nurse of the Year

By Anne Cantrell, MSU News ServiceJanuary 14, 2021 BOZEMAN — A Montana State University nursing instructor has been recognized for her outstanding contributions made to professional nursing. Leesha Ford, clinical nursing instructor on the College of Nursing’s Bozeman campus, received the Distinguished Nurse of the Year award. The statewide award, which was founded in honor of…

UM Listed Among Best Universities For Solving the Coronavirus Pandemic

The University of Montana has ranked among the top 10 universities on Successful Student’s list for “Best Universities Solving the Coronavirus Pandemic,” joining schools like Harvard and Oxford in its commitment to helping defeat the coronavirus. The schools on the list are developing treatments, testing and diagnostics, contagion mapping, contact tracing, data collection and analyses, and education…

What is AHEC Scholars?

AHEC Scholars is a national program developed by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration and state AHECs (National AHEC Organization). It is a program for health professions students interested in enhancing their skills in interprofessional practice in rural or underserved settings.  Over the next two years, the AHEC Scholars Program will train scholars who…

MSU seeks to train dentists for rural Montana

By Gail Schontzler Chronicle Staff Writer People living in many of Montana’s rural communities and on Native American reservations have no dentists, a problem Montana State University is working to solve. MSU is working with the University of Washington’s Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program to bring dental students from the Spokane-based program to…

Montana University System Institute for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

The University of Montana and Montana State University have joined together to create a robust, interdisciplinary health sciences education and practice that will benefit patients, students and the health care industry across Montana and the nation.  Called the Montana University System Institute for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (MUS IPE Institute), the new program combines…

New collaboration between MSU, UM prepares grads for complex health care careers

BOZEMAN — A new collaboration between Montana State University and the University of Montana is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the complex, interconnected health care system. The program is called the Montana University System Institute for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in Health and Medicine, or the MUS IPE Institute. It was approved…

Montana Interprofessional Student Hotspotting

UM will collaborate with Partnership Health Center’s Complex Care Program to implement a team-based, patient-centered, data-driven, approach to serving individuals who experience combinations of medical, behavioral health and social challenges that lead to extreme patterns of healthcare utilization and high healthcare costs in Missoula County. Through home-based, non-clinical interventions that address the social determinants of…

Improving Access, Training and Recruitment for American Indian Healthcare

The Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana (FMRWM) and the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences (CHPBS) are partnering with Tribal Health of The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to provide cultural humility training for resident physicians and students, clinical learning opportunities through Tribal Health, education for current rural healthcare practitioners, and work toward…

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