UND School Of Medicine And Health Sciences Researchers Featured In Top Technology Publication

Technology & Innovation special issue focuses on technology in rural areas

University of North Dakota researchers were recently featured in a special issue of Technology and Innovation.

The special issue focused on technology in rural regions.

Technology and Innovation is an international forum that focuses on transformative technology and academic innovation. It publishes proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, of which UND is a charter member.

The featured researchers in the special issue are: Xioadong Zhang, Santhosh Seelan, both from the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, and North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension specialist John Nowatzki; and Kelly Quigley, Mark Barclay, and Kristine Morin of the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS).

Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, a faculty member in the Department of Basic Sciences at SMHS, is an editorial board member for the Journal. She served as the accepting editor for this special issue and contributed to the issue’s editorial.

Zhang, a faculty member in the UND Department of Earth System Science and Policy, is the lead author of an article titled “Technological Innovations Bring Spatial Technology to Precision Agriculture in the Northen Great Plains.”

His co-authors are Seelan, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and chair of UND Space Studies, and Nowatzki, an agricultural engineer at the NDSU Extension Service.

Quigley, coordinator of the CRH-based TruServe, was the lead author of an article titled “Using Information Technology to Demonstrate the Impact of Rural Health Care Organizations.”

Her co-authors were Mark Barclay and Kristin Morin, former project coordinator and public information specialist at the CRH, respectively. (Since the publication of this article, both Barclay and Morin resigned from CRH and now are employed elsewhere). The authors describe maximization of limited resources in rural health care organizations with TruServe, a web-based information management system developed at the Center for Rural Health.

Details about this special issue also are covered in Science Codex here: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a29770d10dce5eabc93a56c59&id=7d1ccd655a&e=6b6f41a787.


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