Research

Sharma to chair roundtable discussion for AAI Committee on the Status of Women

Sharma to chair roundtable discussion for AAI Committee on the Status of Women

December 11, 2018 4:16 pm

The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Committee on the Status of Women has invited Jyotika Sharma, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), to chair a roundtable discussion on “Grant Writing for Principal Investigators” at the upcoming AAIRead More

Center for Rural Health researchers published in leading CDC journal

Center for Rural Health researchers published in leading CDC journal

December 6, 2018 9:12 am

An article by Collette Adamsen, PhD, director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) and Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, assistant professor at the UND Center for Rural Health, has been selected for a special collection by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) electronic journal Preventing Chronic Disease. TheRead More

Adamsen notified of $385,000 AARP Urban Indian Elder Project research award

Adamsen notified of $385,000 AARP Urban Indian Elder Project research award

December 4, 2018 2:46 pm

Collette Adamsen, PhD, director the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) at the UND Center for Rural Health, recently received the first installment of a 25-month, $385,000 American Association of Retired Persons award entitled “Urban Indian Elder Project.” “Your research not only extends to your own professional andRead More

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 28, 2018 1:32 pm

Holly Brown-Borg, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the biology of aging. Brown-Borg is an expert on aging, endocrinology, metabolism,Read More

Felix Yarovinsky to discuss Toxoplasma gondii Infection at CoBRE seminar Dec. 12

Felix Yarovinsky to discuss Toxoplasma gondii Infection at CoBRE seminar Dec. 12

November 15, 2018 12:44 pm

Felix Yarovinsky, MD, will give a presentation entitled “Toxoplasma gondii Infection: From Innate Immunity to Inflammatory Disease” at a CoBRE seminar at the SMHS at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Dr. Yarovinsky is an associate professor at the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology in the Department of Microbiology andRead More

NIH selects Geiger to chair a second vital grant review study section

NIH selects Geiger to chair a second vital grant review study section

November 8, 2018 11:10 am

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Jonathan D. Geiger, PhD, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), to serve as the chair of the HIV Co-Morbidities and Clinical Studies (HCCS) grant reviewRead More

DaCCoTA posts new RFAs for program grants

DaCCoTA posts new RFAs for program grants

November 8, 2018 9:39 am

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) has posted RFAs for two new pilot grants (feasibility and ready-to-go) and two other programs (DaCCoTA Scholars and Clinical Research Opportunities) offered through DaCCoTA. For more information about the programs summarized below, or any DaCCoTA program, see us online at: https://med.und.edu/daccota/. The DaCCoTA PilotRead More

Mary O’Riordan to present at Host-Pathogen seminar Nov. 14

Mary O’Riordan to present at Host-Pathogen seminar Nov. 14

November 6, 2018 12:31 pm

Mary O’Riordan, PhD, the Frederick C. Neidhardt Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, will give a presentation entitled “Cells on Fire: Amplifying Immune Defense through Cellular Stress Responses” at noon on Nov. 14. The event, sponsored by SMHS Host-Pathogen CoBRE, is open to everyone andRead More

SMHS website questions: Library and Information Resources

SMHS website questions: Library and Information Resources

November 1, 2018 1:59 pm

Here are more questions answered about the new SMHS website (med.und.edu): Q: Where on the new website can I find the Library Resources department? Faculty and student researchers can find SMHS Library Resources content in several places online– As a navigation choice within the main “Academics” tab (on the website’s whiteRead More

ACP North Dakota Chapter – Poster Competition Winners!

ACP North Dakota Chapter – Poster Competition Winners!

October 18, 2018 2:00 pm

The American College of Physicians – North Dakota Chapter held a successful ACP week October 3-5, 2018, and included activities in Fargo (doctor’s dilemma, poster competition) and Bismarck (scientific meeting). The Chapter received 35 posters in three categories. The winners in each category are: Resident Clinical Vignette (Judges: Dr. Fadel NammourRead More

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

October 11, 2018 4:00 am

Keith Henry, PhD, associate professor in UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, was contacted recently by Smithsonian magazine for comment on an article detailing a research study which treated a strongly asocial species of octopuses with the “club drug” Ecstasy or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). In the study, which was not conducted at UND, MDMARead More

Dean Wynne to present at UND’s Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, Sept. 26

Dean Wynne to present at UND’s Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, Sept. 26

September 20, 2018 11:59 pm

Next week, SMHS Dean Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, will present a talk titled “From Throat Ache to Heartache – A Tale of Rheumatic Fever Through Time and Across Continents” as part of UND’s 2018-19 Faculty Lecture series. Left untreated, the bacteria that causes strep throat can result in rheumaticRead More

Geiger presents at invitation-only workshop organized by National Institute of Mental Health

Geiger presents at invitation-only workshop organized by National Institute of Mental Health

September 20, 2018 11:58 pm

Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented at a by-invitation-only workshop organized by the National Institute of Mental Health. This workshop, titled “ART-Mediated Mental Health Side Effects,” was held on the National Institutes of HealthRead More

North Dakota INBRE to hold annual Research Symposium at SMHS Oct. 13-14

September 20, 2018 11:54 pm

The North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) will hold its annual Research Symposium at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Oct. 13-14. The event will be begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 and conclude at noon on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Saturday morning session will be devoted to studentRead More

UND and NCURA sponsor one-day research workshop to be held Friday, Oct. 19

September 20, 2018 11:54 pm

The University of North Dakota and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region IV are sponsoring a one-day workshop entitled “Sponsored Programs Essentials: Pre-Award and Post-award” on Friday, October 19 at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center, 15 N. 23rd St. in Grand Forks. The workshop, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., provides concepts, strategies, andRead More