Articles by: Brian Schill

Yakoub awarded NIH Director’s Transformative Award for project with potential to ‘push the boundaries’ COVID-19 research

Yakoub awarded NIH Director’s Transformative Award for project with potential to ‘push the boundaries’ COVID-19 research

January 13, 2022 at 11:57 am

A research team led by an assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Biomedical Sciences, Abraam Yakoub, Pharm.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $4.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project proposal that has the potential toRead More

Frank Low Research Day to be held on April 21

Frank Low Research Day to be held on April 21

January 13, 2022 at 11:45 am

The 42nd Annual Frank Low Research Day will be held as a virtual event on Thursday, April 21, 2022, and will feature keynote speaker Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). NIGMS supports more than 5,500 investigators and 5,000 research grants–around 11 percentRead More

Tanya Harlow and Tiffany Doyle present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Huntington’s disease on Jan. 19

Tanya Harlow and Tiffany Doyle present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on Huntington’s disease on Jan. 19

January 13, 2022 at 11:44 am

Dr. Tanya Harlow and Dr. Tiffany Doyle will present “Comprehensive Care and Clinical Pearls in Huntington’s Disease” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Harlow is a movement disorder neurologist, Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic, AssociateRead More

Research Tips: Do you need a modification on your sponsored project?

Research Tips: Do you need a modification on your sponsored project?

January 13, 2022 at 11:31 am

If you need to make changes to an awarded project, a Request for Modification form must be completed and forwarded to the central Research and Sponsored Program Development (RSPD) Office. These changes could include a no-cost extension, principal investigator change, or a carry forward request. The form is located onRead More

New Library Resource: McGraw Hill Medical

New Library Resource: McGraw Hill Medical

January 13, 2022 at 11:27 am

SMHS Library Resources has recently added access to all nineteen platforms within McGraw Hill Medical. You may be familiar with AccessMedicine, a frequently used resource known for user-friendly access to current editions of key reference sources. Our new subscription provides access to similar platforms that are specifically created for yourRead More

Sara Westall

Sara Westall

January 13, 2022 at 11:17 am

Sara Westall is the new Southeast Clinical Campus Librarian located at the Medical Education Center in Fargo, N.D. She provides reference, information support services, and training on health information resources to SMHS students, residents, clinical faculty, and community faculty regardless of their geographic location. She earned a Master of Library andRead More

Nikki Voigt

Nikki Voigt

January 13, 2022 at 11:16 am

Nikki Voigt is the new project coordinator for the Dakota Cancer Collaboration on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA). In this position, Nikki is responsible for providing administrative, budget, and writing/editing support for members of the program. Prior to this position, Nikki worked in the Marketing & Communications division at UND for sixRead More

Research Tip: Proposal checklist and proposal routing in Novelution

Research Tip: Proposal checklist and proposal routing in Novelution

January 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Did you know the SMHS Grants Management website provides various resources needed to submit proposals? One of the newest items is a Proposal Checklist with proposal routing (Novelution) instruction highlights. This checklist gives you some things to think about early in the proposal process and a walkthrough of the order of whatRead More

Save the date: Bridging Research and Practice Committee to host interprofessional conference in Oct. 2022

Save the date: Bridging Research and Practice Committee to host interprofessional conference in Oct. 2022

January 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Save the date, health providers! The state’s interdisciplinary Bridging Research and Practice Committee will host a professional conference in Fargo, N.D., Oct. 22-23, 2022, entitled “Interprofessional Collaboration, Health Sciences Research and Evidence-based Practice.”

Erin Lord Kunz

Erin Lord Kunz

January 6, 2022 at 5:33 pm

Erin Lord Kunz is an information specialist for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) within the UND Center for Rural Health. In this role, Erin will work with a team to develop and maintain website content for RHIhub, identify and select potential sources, and respond to information requests from clients.Read More

Request for applications: DaCCoTA TREE Pilot Grant

Request for applications: DaCCoTA TREE Pilot Grant

December 22, 2021 at 2:43 pm

The Pilot Projects Program and the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core for the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) are requesting applications for Translating Epidemiology to Experiments (TREE) Pilot Grant Awards. The goal of the DaCCoTA program is to stimulate the growth of expertise and engagement in health-relatedRead More

Three Medical Laboratory Science Students receive national organization scholarships

Three Medical Laboratory Science Students receive national organization scholarships

December 22, 2021 at 2:42 pm

Congratulations to the three senior undergraduates from the UND Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program — Morgan Kainz, Jacob Tupa, and Grace Matter — who won awards from Alpha Mu Tau, the scholarship fraternity of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science. Kainz, Tupa, and Matter won the Ida and May Reilly MemorialRead More

From the Dean: Happy holidays!

From the Dean: Happy holidays!

December 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

On Wednesday we held our annual Holiday Party, and as with last year, it was a virtual event. But unlike last year the attendance was modest and down from last year. We suspect that this modest turnout was a reflection of our “pandemic/virtual meeting fatigue” and, interestingly enough, may haveRead More

Dr. Joshua Morrell named chair of SMHS Department of Radiology

Dr. Joshua Morrell named chair of SMHS Department of Radiology

December 16, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Joshua Morrell, M.D., has been named Chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Radiology. A 2015 graduate of the SMHS, Dr. Morrell began his practice as a diagnostic radiologist at the Fargo VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Fargo, N.D., shortly after completing a radiologyRead More

Trisha Nelson to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on deprescribing benzodiazepines Jan. 5

Trisha Nelson to give Psychiatry Grand Rounds on deprescribing benzodiazepines Jan. 5

December 16, 2021 at 2:01 pm

Trisha Nelson, M.D., will present “Deprescribing in psychiatry with an emphasis on benzodiazepines” for the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Nelson is a second-year resident in the SMHS Psychiatry Residency TrainingRead More