Research

DaCCoTA seeks poster abstracts for annual symposium on June 18

DaCCoTA seeks poster abstracts for annual symposium on June 18

February 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm

The DaCCoTA is currently soliciting poster abstracts for its 2021 Virtual Symposium, which will be held on June 18, 2021. Posters are expected to address cancer-related clinical and translational research. Posters can consider the multilevel manifestations of cancer (e.g., neurological, psychiatric), demographic risks, and/or social impact. Posters that focus on T2-T4 translationalRead More

Biomedical Sciences seminar on pneumonia March 24

Biomedical Sciences seminar on pneumonia March 24

February 26, 2021 at 1:16 pm

The UND Department of Biomedical Sciences presents: “Inducible epithelial resistance to prevent pneumonia,” a presentation by Scott E. Evans, M.D., FCCP, ATSF, professor and chairman ad interim of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Department of Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Evans will give his presentation from noon to 1 p.m.Read More

NIGMS issues NOSI on competitive revisions to IDeA and NARCH programs for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

NIGMS issues NOSI on competitive revisions to IDeA and NARCH programs for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

Attention researchers! NIGMS has just issued NOT-GM-21-031 to support supplements to active COBRE (P20, P30), IDeA-CTR (U54), and NARCH (S06) awards for sequencing-based surveillance studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 mutates as it moves through people. Routine analysis of genetic sequence data helps to identify and characterize variant viruses. Currently, only a small fraction of SARS-CoV-2 infections in U.S.Read More

Genomics Core presents: Single cell technology workshop and ‘hands-on’ training via Zoom March 4

Genomics Core presents: Single cell technology workshop and ‘hands-on’ training via Zoom March 4

February 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm

The Genomics Core at the University of North Dakota is excited to offer a virtual workshop on single cell sequencing technologies on Thursday, March 4, 2021, via Zoom. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held as follows: 10 a.m. to noon – Introduction to single cell technology with presenter Bony DeRead More

Annual UND Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium to be held virtually March 30-31

Annual UND Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium to be held virtually March 30-31

February 4, 2021 at 2:26 pm

The 7th Annual University of North Dakota Epigenetics & Epigenomics Symposium will be held virtually on March 30 and 31, 2021. Coordinated by the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the event attracts participants from around the region — including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, and Manitoba — who shareRead More

NDAD to host virtual sessions on NIH “All of Us” program Feb. 24 and 25

NDAD to host virtual sessions on NIH “All of Us” program Feb. 24 and 25

February 4, 2021 at 11:53 am

The North Dakota Association for the Disabled (NDAD) is co-hosting an interactive presentation about the National Institute of Health’s “All of Us” research program on Feb. 24 and 25. At the two events, NDAD staff will share the goal of All of Us, which is to accelerate breakthroughs in healthRead More

A new tool in the fight against breast cancer?

A new tool in the fight against breast cancer?

November 5, 2020 at 4:37 pm

The statistics are by now too well-known: one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Likewise, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American women. Although prevention and treatment for this and other cancers has come aRead More

Scholarships available for 2021 Dakota Conference

Scholarships available for 2021 Dakota Conference

October 22, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Scholarship funds are available to cover registration costs for the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health through the State Office of Rural Health grant program at the Center for Rural Health. The funds will cover the conference registration fee only; hotel, travel, preconference, and banquet costs are not covered.Read More

Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s

Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s

October 15, 2020 at 10:19 am

Colin Combs, Ph.D., Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been awarded a 4-year, $1,420,768 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, entitled “Communicating Intestinal Inflammation to the Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease,” focuses on improvingRead More

DaCCoTA Community Engagement and Outreach core hosts Tribal IRB Workshop Oct. 6

DaCCoTA Community Engagement and Outreach core hosts Tribal IRB Workshop Oct. 6

September 24, 2020 at 3:19 pm

Please join the DaCCoTA and UND Indigenous Health and INMED teams via Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, for a day-long Tribal IRB workshop. The workshop will bring together professionals from across the region in an effort to help researchers better navigate the IRB, grant writing and community engagement processes, particularlyRead More

DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program releases new RFAs

DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program releases new RFAs

September 17, 2020 at 10:54 am

The DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program has released new requests for applications (RFAs) for the following pilot grant awards: Feasibility Pilot Grants – These awards of up to $40,000 (direct + indirect costs) are intended to provide support to allow a clinician/non-clinician team to form around a novel cancer-related hypothesis. Applications canRead More

AAMC announces Community Health Needs grant opportunity

AAMC announces Community Health Needs grant opportunity

September 17, 2020 at 10:52 am

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is accepting applications for its Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) award that addresses population health leadership principles and promotes collaboration among diverse stakeholders across the clinical, education and research missions. The award will provide five grants of $10,000 to institutions orRead More

Hillebrand elected to NCURA Board of Directors

Hillebrand elected to NCURA Board of Directors

August 20, 2020 at 9:57 am

Diane Hillebrand, grants manager in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been elected to the position of At-Large Board Member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). “Over Diane’s nearly 20 years of membership, she has served as Chair of the Professional Development Committee, has Co-chairedRead More

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions symposium set for Sept. 15

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions symposium set for Sept. 15

July 23, 2020 at 9:36 am

The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity and inflammation to participate in the Fifth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as an online virtual event 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The symposiumRead More

COVID-19 resource allocation survey

COVID-19 resource allocation survey

July 9, 2020 at 11:01 am

UND SMHS medical students Allison Cwikla, Parker Rosneau, and Cody Weisel, under the guidance of Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research Marc Basson, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are conducting a research project to explore public perception regarding the allocation of scarce medical resources during the COVID-19 era. Please consider completingRead More