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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

SMHS announces 2020 Sophomore Awards

SMHS announces 2020 Sophomore Awards

April 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Several second-year medical students received sophomore awards on April 30 when the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences announced its 2020 Sophomore Awards winners. In past years, these awards were presented in-person. This year’s luncheon was canceled because of COVID-19. Still, academic, teaching, and service awards were awarded onRead More

Nominations sought for Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards

Nominations sought for Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards

April 30, 2020 at 11:04 am

Nominations are being sought for the Charles E. Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards. The awards recognize the achievements of an individual and an organization who have worked to improve health and wellness through lowered rates of disease and disability by developing and delivering effective health promotion and prevention initiatives.Read More

Productivity during the pandemic: Strategies for balancing work, teaching, and parenting in the COVID era

Productivity during the pandemic: Strategies for balancing work, teaching, and parenting in the COVID era

April 30, 2020 at 10:23 am

Before 2020, many of us might have said we’d like to work from home on occasion: skipping the daily commute, having lunch at home, experiencing fewer doorway interruptions, not having to dress up for the office, and not having to take a sick day yourself when a child is sickRead More

Reid Bartholomew to give Surgery Grand Rounds on management of the open abdomen May 8

Reid Bartholomew to give Surgery Grand Rounds on management of the open abdomen May 8

April 30, 2020 at 10:23 am

Reid Bartholomew, M.D., PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Management of the Open Abdomen” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 8. All are welcome to attend.* The objectives of Dr. Bartholomew’s talkRead More

UND, Altru Health System team up to produce COVID-19 testing medium

UND, Altru Health System team up to produce COVID-19 testing medium

April 30, 2020 at 8:55 am

Researchers at Altru Health System and the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences have partnered on the production of a laboratory medium useful for testing COVID-19. Marijo Roiko, Ph.D., microbiology program director in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services for Altru, and UND Department of Biomedical Sciences Associate Professors CatherineRead More

First- and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 3, 7

First- and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 3, 7

April 23, 2020 at 11:32 am

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical classes of 2022 and 2023 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block III and Block VII of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VII awardeesRead More

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

April 23, 2020 at 11:30 am

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science would like to wish everyone a happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!  We had some fun in-person activities planned for this week – but we will save them for next year instead. The laboratory profession is often referred to as the “hidden medical profession” givenRead 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

Matthew Zweerink to give Surgery Grand Rounds on carotid artery disease May 1

Matthew Zweerink to give Surgery Grand Rounds on carotid artery disease May 1

April 23, 2020 at 10:07 am

Matthew Zweerink, M.D., a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Carotid artery disease” at Sanford Medical Center Broadway in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 1. All are welcome to attend.* The objectives of Dr. Zweerink’s talk are:Read 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

Zoom tips, backgrounds

Zoom tips, backgrounds

April 9, 2020 at 5:36 pm

We’re all using Zoom quite a bit more these days. So in addition to the Education Resources tips on effective “Zooming,” please consider the following: Zoom backgrounds UND and our medical media team have made a handful of Zoom backgrounds available if you wish to jazz up your meetings and/orRead More

Virtual “Out of the Darkness” walk for suicide on April 19

Virtual “Out of the Darkness” walk for suicide on April 19

April 9, 2020 at 2:57 pm

Join us for the second annual Out of the Darkness UND Campus Walk that will happen VIRTUALLY on April 19, 2020. We are encouraging all supporters to take a walk from wherever you are on the day of the event (with the recommended amount of social distancing, of course!). Register as a virtual walker to fight suicideRead More

Tonya Perkins presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on April 15

April 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Tonya Perkins, LMSW, will present “Psychiatric Advance Directives – What are they and do they help?” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, via Zoom or videoconferencing.* Tonya Perkins, a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), is administrator of the North Dakota State Hospital. Upon completion of thisRead More