Research

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

Drs. Ling and Wu discover new ways of controlling CRISPR gene editing

Drs. Ling and Wu discover new ways of controlling CRISPR gene editing

May 7, 2020 at 9:03 am

UND Biomedical Researcher Dr. Min Wu and Dr. Ping Lin, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Wu’s lab, have published a paper entitled “CRISPR-Cas13 inhibitors block RNA-editing in bacteria and mammalian cells” in Molecular Cell, a journal of Cell Press.* This paper describes the discovery, for the first time, of aRead More

Attention researchers: SMHS will start using Novelution for grant/research proposals June 1

Attention researchers: SMHS will start using Novelution for grant/research proposals June 1

May 7, 2020 at 8:58 am

Novelution is an online proposal management system launched by the Division of Research & Economic Development. This platform will enable a paperless proposal and routing process and is available at https://erac.und.edu. Use your UND PeopleSoft username and password to login. A user guide is located at https://und.edu/research/grants-and-funding/_files/docs/online-proposal-submission-user-guide.pdf.  Please note theRead More

DaCCoTA posts COVID-19-related pilot grant awards

DaCCoTA posts COVID-19-related pilot grant awards

April 23, 2020 at 10:14 am

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) Pilot Projects Program is requesting applications for COVID-19-Related Pilot Grant Awards. The goal of the DaCCoTA program is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region encompassed by the states of NorthRead More

Brissette awarded $387,750 grant through the NIH’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute

Brissette awarded $387,750 grant through the NIH’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute

April 16, 2020 at 7:59 pm

Dr. Catherine Brissette, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, was recently awarded a $387,750 R21 grant through the National Institutes of Health’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute. The scientific review panel characterized Dr. Brissette’s proposal as trail-blazing, and praised the level of innovation as well as the excellentRead More

Call for applications from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

Call for applications from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

April 2, 2020 at 9:29 am

The goal of the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region. The Professional Development Core is currently seeking proposals for the following funding mechanisms: 1) DaCCoTA Scholars Program – The purposeRead More

Request for applications for the 2020-2021 Epigenetics CoBRE Pilot Program

Request for applications for the 2020-2021 Epigenetics CoBRE Pilot Program

April 2, 2020 at 9:24 am

In anticipation of funding for Year 2, the UND CoBRE for Epigenomics of Development and Disease is announcing Pilot Grant awards for 2020/2021. The funding opportunity is designed to allow researchers to generate preliminary data using epigenomics platforms to increase their ability to compete for extramural awards. This is aRead More