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PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week ending August 15

Two join Altru Health System

Grand Forks, N.D. – Kenneth Aduba, MD, MPH has joined Altru as a hospitalist specializing in internal medicine. Dr. Aduba is fluent in English, Igbo and Yoruba.

Dr. Aduba earned his medical degree from the University of Nigeria College of Medicine in Enugu, Nigeria. He went on to complete his Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Aduba then completed his internal medicine residency from the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is a Global Medicine Pathway graduate.

In his free time, Dr. Aduba enjoys traveling to new places, and meeting and learning about people.

Landon Karren, DO has joined Altru Health System’s comprehensive medical and surgical ophthalmology practice. He provides comprehensive eye care for adults and children, and specializes in treating ocular diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy, and macular degeneration.

Dr. Karren earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. He went on to complete his traditional rotating internship and ophthalmology residency at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

In his free time, Dr. Karren enjoys spending time with his wife and four boys, especially coaching and playing sports, golfing, skiing, hiking, camping, and beachcombing.

Sydney Mook

Sydney Mook has been covering higher education at the Grand Forks Herald since May 2018. She previously served as the multimedia editor and cops, courts and health reporter at the Dickinson Press from January 2016 to May 2018.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science in three and half years in December 2015. While at the USD, she worked for the campus newspaper, The Volante, as well as the television news show, Coyote News. She also interned at South Dakota Public Broadcasting and spent the summer before her senior year interning in Fort Knox for the ROTC Cadet Summer Training program. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees and the Kentucky Wildcats, as well as playing golf. If you've got an idea for a video be sure to give her a call!

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