Research

Dr. Marc D. Basson, a medical researcher at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, led a team that published an article, titled “Colonoscopy is associated with increased risk of appendicitis,” published in October by JAMA Surgery, the surgical offshoot of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Image courtesy of UND SMHS.

Research suggests colonoscopy link to appendicitis

January 18, 2018

Dr. Marc Basson of UND’s SMHS headed up investigation for leading surgical publication

Julia Zhao (right) and Hui Pu were among the 10 UND research teams awarded funding to hire a postdoctoral associate for a two-year period. The 10 awardees were chosen from 39 research proposals – up from the 31 submitted in the program’s first year. Jackie Lorentz photo/UND Today.

Postdocs on lock

January 12, 2018

Second round of postdoctoral seed funding highlights Grand Challenges and fostering research culture

Post-doctoral researcher Harpreet Kaur, with the help of a grant from the 2017 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship, seeks to establish a link between probiotic balance and the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

More than a gut feeling

December 12, 2017

UND Post-doc explores possible connection between bacteria in the digestive system and Alzheimer’s disease

Jaakko Putkonen

Southern comfort

December 7, 2017

UND scientist, grad in Antarctica on ‘summer’ quest for the oldest ice on Earth

Professor Xiaodong Zhang, a faculty researcher from the UND Earth System Science & Policy department, was chosen as the third speaker in UND’s recently revived Faculty Lecture Series. Zhang's lecture focused on the age-old question of exactly what makes the color of our ocean blue. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Oceans of color

December 5, 2017

Faculty Lecture Series continues with deep-dive discussion of water’s signature blue hue

Alexei Tulin, a biomedical researcher at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, studies what controls the normal states of organisms at the cell level in hopes of one day finding a cure for cancer.  Image courtesy of Juan Miguel Pedraza.

To ‘the next level’ of cancer research

November 30, 2017

SMHS biomedical researcher Alexei Tulin using nearly $1M U.S. Army grant to explore molecular pathways that may lead to a cure

ZeinebYoussif (left) and Stephanie Walker (Dean of Library) with a image of the Scholarly Commons introduction page projected behind. The Scholarly Commons is accessible through the internet and anyone can search for research, art and documents produced by UND faculty, staff and students that has been published.

‘Scholarly Commons’ yields world of possibilities

November 28, 2017

New online repository expands UND’s ability to share research and scholarship globally

Jason Jensen, Political Science & Public Administration faculty member, and leader of the RIAS policy section, talks about UAS- and autonomous technology-related policy development at the recent RIAS Advisory Board meeting in Robin Hall. Jensen’s department is part of the UND College of Business & Public Administration. Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Partnerships on the ‘RIAS’

November 21, 2017

Meeting of corporate and public-sector advisory boards unleashes ideas and opportunities for UAS collaboration

The University has the capacity to help solve rural issues, said Thomasine Heitkamp, a UND Professor in the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines,  who with grand challenge team members invited the federal representatives to campus for a UND Discovery grand challenge event earlier this week. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

‘Speed dating’ for research

November 16, 2017

Thomasine Heitkamp heads up event helping feds and researchers address rural health and social issues

UND Aviation Professor Kim Kenville teaches all of UND’s airport management classes, and she directs the airport management degree program (with curriculum that combines aviation-related courses and classes in the College of Business & Public Administration); that program was launched in 1968. Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Building the better airport — UND’s Kenville knows

November 16, 2017

Aviation professor regularly produces research for ongoing series for National Academies of Sciences

: l-r Mohsen Riahi Manesh, Isfahan, Iran, PhD student; Michael Mullins, La Grande, OR, research enginee; Kyle Foerster, Pisek, ND, master’s student (Juan Pedraza photo)

On the forefront

November 2, 2017

UND Electrical Engineering team enjoying private-sector and federal support in mission to thwart cyber-attacks

l-r; Cross-campus collaboration with research being done with Brad Rundquist (Georgraphy) Cristina Oncea and Gary Schwartz (both Papulation Health) are researching radon exposure and the incidence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in North Dakota. Radon exposure causes about half the instances of lung cancer in the U.S.   (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

Radon on the radar

October 31, 2017

UND Geography and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences team up to study cancer-causing possibilities of hidden gas prevalent in North Dakota

In addition to researching comics and graphic novels, UND Education Professor Marcus Weaver-Hightower, who describes himself as a decent artist, also writes them. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Not just for kids

October 16, 2017

UND Education professor finds comics and graphic novels can help young and old alike learn

The UND Energy and Environmental Sustainability Grand Challenge team plans to issue 12 awards of $2,500 each for new research concepts, and at least one award is anticipated in each of the following areas: law and regulation, policy issues, social impacts, health and well-being, public awareness and education, and environmental sustainability.

Expanding expertise

September 28, 2017

Cross-campus proposals sought to enhance energy and environmental sustainability

Colin Combs, a UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, had the honor of giving the first talk of the 2017-18 season. The topic was on his research efforts to understand various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Photo by Susan Caraher.

Faculty Lecture Series makes a bold comeback

September 28, 2017

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Colin Combs delivers first presentation since 2012 to full house