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Rural Speakers Series

The Rural Speaker Series is hosted by the RUUTE & Regional Affairs Program where providers from various rural and/or underserved areas of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming or Montana virtually present to health science students about what their work consists of, challenges, tips, and benefits of working in this field. Health science students of any year are invited to attend and learn from our speakers. This event is typically on a weekday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. 

For details about upcoming sessions of the Rural Speaker Series, email

Upcoming Rural Speaker Series





Dr. Frank Powers

St. Mark's Family Medicine Residency Director

April 17, 2024

12:15 pm

EHSEB 2938

    Date Speaker Specialty Zoom Recording
    July 20, 2023 Akiko Kamimura, PhD Research: Free Clinic Patient & Refugee Health Rural Research Speaker Series
    July 12, 2023 Dr. Randall Rupper, MD Research: Rural Geriatric Care  Rural Research Speaker Series
    June 30, 2023 Dr. Michele Villalobos, PhD Research: Autistic Populations in Underserved Regions Rural Research Speaker Series
    March 31, 2023 Dr. Maura Lofaro, MD Rural Ob/Gyn  Rural Speaker Series
    February 24th, 2023 Dr. Stephanie Lyden, MD Vascular Neurology & Telehealth Rural Speaker Series
    January 12th, 2023 Dr. Michele Goldberg, MD Underserved Health at 4th St Clinic Rural Residency Speaker Series
    December 12, 2022 Dr. Anna Earl, MD Rural Family Medicine in Montana Rural Speaker Series
    November 10, 2022 Dr. Casey Gradick, MD, MPH Med-Peds Residency Program at the University of Utah Rural Residency Speaker Series
    September 22, 2022 Dr. Kim Stutzman Full Circle Health Family Medicine, Nampa ID Residency Rural Residency Speaker Series
    August 31, 2022 Dr. Asa F. Ware North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Track Rural Residency Speaker Series
    August 25, 2022 Dr. Heather Kovich Shiprock - UNM Family Medicine Rural Residency Track Rural Residency Speaker Series
    August 13, 2022 Dr. Melissa Hagman, Dr. Beth Bolts, Dr. Bill Woodhouse, Dr. Kristin Aaland Idaho Residency Speaker Panel Rural Residency Speaker Series
    June 17, 2022 Dr. Tingting Hong Rural Research: Cardiovascular & Toxicology Rural Research Speaker Series
    July 17, 2022 Jacob Baylis, MPH & Mitchell Garets, MSW Rural Research: Prenatal & Postpartum Care Rural Research Speaker Series
    August 28, 2020 Emily Poff, MD

    Family Medicine & Obstetrics

    Rural Speaker Series
    September 10, 2020 Mark Hansen, MD General Surgery Rural Speaker Series
    September 18, 2020 Spencer Naser, MD Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series
    September 24, 2020 Donna Mathis FNP-BC Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series
    October 12, 2020 Mattson Mathey, MD Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series
    October 23, 2020 Danielle Howa Pendergrass, DNP Women's Health Rural Speaker Series
    November 5, 2020 Jessie Kerr, MD Pediatrics Rural Speaker Series
    November 19, 2020 Steven Flynn, MD Emergency Medicine Rural Speaker Series
    January 15, 2021 Jeff Chapell, MD Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series
    February 18, 2021 Natalie Como, MD Internal Medicine Rural Speaker Series
    March 10, 2021 Jacqueline Hardenbrook, MD Pediatrics Rural Speaker Series
    April 13, 2021 Stephanie Lyden, MD Neurology/Telehealth Rural Speaker Series
    April 30, 2021 Shane Gagon. MD Family Medicine Rural Speaker Series



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