The University of North Dakota will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. Therefore, the Research Newsletter will not be sent out again until the following Friday, July 10, 2015.
~ Brenda Halle, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
The College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering & Mines, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and the Division of Research & Economic Development would like to announce a new joint internal funding program called the “Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP).” REAP funding is specifically designed to help faculty members who have submitted proposals to Federal Agencies which, while favorably reviewed, were not funded. The program will make resources available to faculty members in this situation to allow them to further their research and resubmit a successful proposal. Read more
The National Science Foundation has awarded UND $270,000 to fund a new Interdisciplinary Renewable and Environmental Chemistry (IREC) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Led by Alena Kubatova and Frank Bowman, the IREC REU provides undergraduate students a 10-week summer research experience at UND using interdisciplinary research projects at the intersection of chemistry, chemical engineering, and atmospheric sciences. Read more
Ajit Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS, founding director of the Division of Education for the American College of Surgeons, will give the Edwin C. James Lectureship at noon on Friday, June 26, in Crystal Ballroom III at the Ramada Plaza & Suites, 1635 42nd Street South, in Fargo. The title of Sachdeva’s lecture is “Preparation of Residents for Surgical Practice: Challenges, Opportunities, and New Directions.” Read more
Since 1596, William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream has delighted audiences around the world. The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre is presenting this whimsical tale June 27 and 28 at 7:00 pm, and June 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall Theatre in downtown Grand Forks, directed by Nicole Quam, assisted by Jenny Morris.
There are fairies and a donkey, and magical spells — and lots of interlocking love stories. This is a great introduction to Shakespeare for the uninitiated, and the theatre will have bubbles for sale and invites members of the audience to blow them whenever fairies appear on stage. Read more
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science will host a retirement open house to honor Professor Richard Wilsnack from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, in the Vennes Atrium of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Refreshments will be served.
Richard taught in the UND Sociology Department from 1978 until 1989, at which time he became professor in the Department of Neuroscience (now Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science). He teaches medical students on topics related to medical ethics, healthcare, and substance abuse and collaborates with Professor Sharon Wilsnack on federally funded research on alcohol use and related problems, with a focus on women, gender, and culture.
Please join us in thanking Richard for his 37 years of service to UND and wishing him well in his retirement.
~ Debra Walker, Administrative Officer, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Program Coordinator, Psychiatry Residency Training Program
The North Dakota Museum of Art has a few registration spots open in “Art and Music Around the World”!
Have a fun time with your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew. There will be singing, dancing, making instruments and exploring the music and art of cultures from around the globe. Read more
Center for Rural Health – “National Resource Center on Native American Aging” – $1,674,455
Pathology – “Understanding the gene networks involved in the onset of atrial septal defects using both animals and human studies” – $143,000
Regional Weather Information Center – “UAS Test Flight Research and Execution for Evaluation of UAS and Associated Ground Control Systems” – $53,525
On the SMHS Facebook page, Dean Wynne discusses why chickenpox, shingles vaccine availability doesn’t mean the diseases will disappear in his latest Health Matters column, which can be found in the Grand Forks Herald every other Monday. Please submit any general health-related questions to healthmatters@med.UND.edu.
You can also get the latest SMHS news by following the School on Twitter.
~ UND SMHS E-News, 6/26/2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores the latest scientific evidence and the potential effect of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how the CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice. Read more
Title: Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative, Funding Opportunity #:ONR-15-FOA-0011, Department: DOD-ONR, Closing Date: 12/7/2015
Support multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.
Eligible: Institutions of higher ed. Read more
The Bakken | Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo will be held July 27-29, 2015 at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks. More information can be found here.
Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Prakash Ranganathan has been awarded a grant to research cyber-security for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and to prepare students for careers in the industry.
Rockwell Collins is funding the project in the amount of $20,000. Ranganathan’s strong proposal successfully competed against those from 39 other universities for consideration as part of the Rockwell Collins University Grant Allocation Program. Read more
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Scott E. Knutson, MD, has been named assistant dean for the Northwest (Minot) Campus at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Knutson is a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at UND and an emergency medicine physician for Trinity Health in Minot, serving as chief of medical staff since December of 2013.
Knutson will succeed Dr. Martin Rothberg as Northwest Campus dean. Knutson will begin work as dean of the Minot Campus on July 1. Read more
UND Neuroscience COBRE Pilot Grant Program – Third Round of Commercialization Proposals
As part of our COBRE Phase III grant on neurodegenerative diseases, we are again inviting single- and multi-PI pilot grant proposals. The purpose of this ‘first-in-the-nation’ commercialization pilot grant program is very specific. We want to encourage and facilitate neuroscience research leading to commercialization of research discoveries. Read more