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Vilcek Foundation seeks researcher applications for Vilcek Prize

Categories: Research

Attention SMHS researchers: The Vilcek Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2025 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. In 2025, the Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 to immigrant and foreign-born research scientists living and working in the United States. To be eligible candidates must hold a Ph.D. and be […]

Save the date: 9th annual Host-Pathogen Interactions Symposium to be held Oct. 1

Categories: Events, Research

Attention researchers! The 9th Annual Host-Pathogen Interactions (HPI) CoBRE Symposium will be held at the Gorecki Alumni Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2024. More details will be forthcoming as the event approaches. For now, direct any questions to Jessica Craig, SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences, at 701.777.5905 or jessica.craig@UND.edu.

Biomedical Sciences graduate student Kaitlyn Gura selected for prestigious NSF-GRFP fellowship

Categories: News, Research

Kaitlyn Gura, a doctoral student in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) biomedical sciences graduate program, has been selected to receive an award from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for 2024. The highly competitive NSF-GRFP is among the oldest graduate fellowships of its kind and was first […]

Vanderbilt’s Richard O’Brien to give annual Department of Biomedical Sciences Nordlie Lecture on April 24

Categories: Events, Research

For its annual Robert C. Nordlie Lecture, to be held from noon to 1 p.m. on April 24, the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences is hosting Richard O’Brien, Ph.D., professor in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Dr. O’Brien’s lecture, “The continuing impact of Dr. Robert C. Nordlie on Glucose-6-Phosphatase research,” will […]

UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences first among similar departments to receive National Institutes of Health grants

Categories: News, Research

The Department of Biomedical Sciences, housed within UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been listed was the No. 1 recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant dollars among comparable departments nationwide in fiscal year 2023. As noted by federal grant tracking agency, the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the biomedical sciences team at […]

Ninth annual UND Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium to be held May 13-14

Categories: Events, Research

The 9th annual University of North Dakota Epigenetics & Epigenomics Symposium will be held May 13-14, 2024, at the UND Memorial Union. We are expecting participants from around the midwestern United States, who will share their research on epigenetic mechanisms in health and disease. Activities will include talks, poster sessions, and opportunities for informal interaction […]

Publications by Department of Indigenous Health faculty reach top 10% of respective journals’ downloads

Categories: News, Research

Congratulations to Drs. Melanie Nadeau and Shawnda Schroeder, assistant professors in the SMHS Department of Indigenous Health, who were informed by Wiley Publishing recently that their two separate journal articles were in the top 10% of articles downloaded via their respective journals in the past year. According to Wiley, Nadeau’s paper “Centering culture in the […]

SMHS announces more than $8 million in recent awards for research and service projects

Categories: News, Research

Over the past few months, researchers at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) have received more than $8 million in grants and other project awards from agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services. These awards allow […]

Frank Low Research Day: Registration, abstract and print deadlines

Categories: Events, Research

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences annual research showcase, Frank Low Research Day (FLRD), will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Although the event will be held in-person, an option for remote participation is also possible. Anyone planning to attend Frank Low Day either in-person or remotely must register online. Participants wanting […]

ITRRC to host Jessica Ullrich’s presentation on Indigenous connectedness for wellness on March 13

Categories: Events, Research

For its next Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) Colloquium Series, the Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will present “How Indigenous Connectedness can Support Relational Wellbeing” by Jessica Saniguq Ullrich, Ph.D., M.S.W., a Tribal citizen of Nome Eskimo Community, descendant of the Native Village of Wales, and an Assistant Professor for Washington State […]

Save the date: Ninth annual UND Epigenetics & Epigenomics Symposium to be held May 13-14

Categories: Research

The ninth annual UND Epigenetics & Epigenomics Symposium will be held May 13 and 14, 2024, at the UND Memorial Union. Organizers are expecting participants from around the midwestern United States to share their research on epigenetic mechanisms in health and disease. Activities include plenary talks, poster sessions, and opportunities for informal interaction with researchers. […]

DMPTool for SMHS data management and sharing plans

Categories: Research

Are you applying for a research grant in 2024? To maximize the sharing of scientific data, best practices for research data now include a data management and sharing plan (DMP). If you’re applying for an NIH grant, the new federal Policy for Data Management and Sharing (NOT-OD-21-013: Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing) […]

Nechaev lab publishes manuscript in Nature Communications

Categories: Research

The laboratory of Sergei Nechaev, Ph.D., associate professor with the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has published a paper in the prestigious Nature Communications journal. The manuscript, “Transcriptional Responses of Cancer Cells to Heat Shock-Inducing Stimuli Involve Amplification of Robust HSF1 Binding,” can be read online here. […]

Call for proposals: Center for Host Pathogens Interactions CoBRE seeks proposals

Categories: Research

The UND HPI CoBRE invites proposals for pilot projects to support promising research that fits well within the scientific theme of the Center. We anticipate supporting around two new pilot projects at up to $100,000 direct costs per year for one year. The UND HPI CoBRE program is open to all full time UND faculty. […]

Recording now available: UND faculty panel on AI in research

Categories: Library, Research

The recording for the UND Libraries’ faculty panel on AI, “The Impacts of AI on Academic Research and Publishing,” is available now. Panelists Dr. Melanie Nadeau (SMHS), Professor Blake Klinker (Law), and Dr. Michael Herbert (Education) shared their expertise in research within the disciplines of law, Indigenous health, and education, allowing us to examine many […]