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ON CAMPUS: UND hosts training workshop for behavioral health professionals

Members of the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines hosted a training workshop this week for behavioral health professionals. The UND faculty wrapped up the training workshop Tuesday, which taught 28 behavioral health professionals...

Members of the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines hosted a training workshop this week for behavioral health professionals.

The UND faculty wrapped up the training workshop Tuesday, which taught 28 behavioral health professionals from across North Dakota the skills needed to better identify and reduce substance abuse in their communities, according to a news release.

The training was done by the North Dakota Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment team, who are part of a grant-funded program through UND's College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. Gayle Roux, the dean of the college, kicked off the workshop Monday.

The two-day event in the Alerus Center featured Joseph Hyde and Bruce Horowitz, who are considered national experts on substance abuse screening and intervention.

"Each of the participants left Grand Forks with the skills to train others in their home communities and agencies about this evidence-based model designed to identify and reduce risky substance use," Thomasine Heitkamp, a workshop organizer and professor at UND, said in a news release.

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Participants at the workshop came from communities across the state, including McVille, Maddock, Ray, Rolla, Belfield, Eldridge and Fessenden, according to a news release.

• Cleone Whelan, Crystal, N.D., was recognized as the 2016 Mayville State University Foundation Volunteer of the Year during the MSU Foundation Honor Society President's Dinner on Oct. 27. Whelan graduated from Mayville State in 1962.

• UND faculty, staff and students will attend the Host-Pathogen Interactions Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today in the Gorecki Alumni Center. The event brings together experts in the field to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers in the area. The event is free and open to the public.

• The Thomas McGrath Centenary Celebration, sponsored by the North Dakota Quarterly and UND Writers Conference, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in Rhombus Guys Brewing Company, 116 S. Third St.

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