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Vanessa Skolness(’00) and Karen Smith(’60) named to Dakota Council board

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has appointed Dr. Luis Casas, Vanessa Skolness, Karen Smith and Kathryn Moe to the JDRF Dakotas Council Board in Fargo.

Chapter boards and their members provide volunteer guidance to the chapter and play a vital role in fundraising, leadership and advocacy activities to ensure that its efforts remain aligned with the needs of people who live with the disease.

Skolness is a nurse practitioner in the endocrinology department at Sanford Health, Fargo. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Jamestown (N.D.) and obtained her graduate degree from North Dakota State University through the doctor of nursing practice program.

Smith is a health systems diabetes care specialist for Novo Nordisk. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Jamestown and has a background in diabetes from a clinical standpoint.

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Posted:February 29, 2016


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