Nov. 16: Host-pathogen interactions CoBRE research symposium

You are invited to the annual CoBRE Research Symposium for Host-Pathogen Interactions on Nov. 16 at the Gorecki Alumni Center.cobre

CoBRE, the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence, was developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to spark research among junior faculty and strengthen the research infrastructure of states that do not receive as much NIH funding as other larger states.  The School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) is digging deeper into infectious diseases such as Lyme disease, HIV, and zika. Read more

Atmospheric Sciences seminar Sept. 29, 2016

Xiaodong Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Earth System Science & Policy at UND, will present a seminar titled “From “The blind men and the elephant” to light scattering and particles in the ocean” on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in Streibel Hall, Room 106. Faculty and Students are encouraged to attend.  Please note time change. Read more

Mandatory PHS financial conflict of interest education sessions

The Public Health Service (PHS) requires that all PHS grantees or those considering submitting to the PHS complete a mandatory education class. According to the new policy, all grantees must be trained in conflict of interest every four years. The Division of Research & Economic Development will be conducting training sessions on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Presidents Room at the Memorial Union.
  • Monday, November 21, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Presidents Room at the Memorial Union.

You only need to attend one of the sessions if you have not already done so. Training is necessary every four years.  Read more

Call for Presentations: 2017 Dakota Conference


Call for Presentations: 2017 Dakota Conference
June 13 – 15, 2017
Holiday Inn Riverside, Minot
Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm Central Time, October 10, 2016

Rural and public health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts for the 2017 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. Both oral and poster presentations should feature community or research projects that use creative strategies, facilitate the collaboration between rural and public health entities, can be replicated, and have an emphasis on education and developing partnerships. Abstract submissions must be received no later than 5:00 pm Central Time on Monday, October 10, 2016. Visit the Dakota Conference website for details on submitting an abstract. Read more

Geography to host Augmented Reality Sandbox demo Sept. 1

Augmented Reality Sandbox

The Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science will host a live demonstration of the Augmented Reality Sandbox (ARS), 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, O’Kelly Room 125.

The Augmented Reality Sandbox is a real-time, interactive landscape visualization tool. Users construct a landscape in the sand and the ARS responds by drawing contour lines and colorizing elevation. You can also make it “rain” and then watch how runoff flows across your landscape. Read more

Institutional Review Board meets Oct. 7

UND’s Institutional Review Board Meeting will be held Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 in Twamley, Room 305 at 2:00 p.m., to consider all Full Board Review research proposals that are submitted to the IRB Office before Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the Full Board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Institutional Review Board Office before Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

Minutes from the meeting will be available in the IRB Office approximately one week after the meeting.

~ Stepffanie Brewer, Administrative Secretary, Institutional Review Board