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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 […]

Getting it just right

Categories: News, Research

UND’s M.D. Class of 2027 makes history by electing the nation’s first Indigenous President and Vice President Set in and around an American Indian reservation in rural Oklahoma, the FX television series “Reservation Dogs” follows a group of Indigenous teens as they explore their cultural heritage, argue with their parents, and navigate the alternatingly exasperating-lifesaving […]

‘We were just throwing around opioids’

Categories: Education, News, Research

Minnesota native Dr. Holly Geyer (MD ’08) is a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., with additional specialty licensure in addiction medicine. Fresh off the publication of her first book Ending the Crisis: Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Opioid Addiction and Safe Opioid Use (Mayo Clinic Press, 2023), Geyer sat down with North Dakota Medicine […]

Reprogramming breast cancer

Categories: News, Research

UND Department of Biomedical Sciences researcher Motoki Takaku tackles the reverse engineering of cancer Given his calm voice and reserved demeanor, one might get the impression that the science he was describing was really no big deal. “We realized that in terminally differentiated cells, you can turn them back to the original embryonic stem cells,” […]

Smith presents at AMIA2023 ‘digital mental health’ workshop

Categories: Research

Corey Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor in the SMHS Department of Pathology, presented at the annual meeting of the American Medical Informatics Association in New Orleans, Lou., recently. The collaborative workshop, entitled “The State and Future of Digital Mental Health Solutions,” focused on the current landscape of digital mental health solutions, discussed the challenges in designing […]

UND research office to host Early Career Award program and reception on Dec. 6

Categories: Research

The Office of UND’s Vice President for Research & Economic Development is hosting an Early Career Award program & networking event on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The event will be held at the Gorecki Alumni Center from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Everyone is welcome. UND’s Early Career Award […]

Call for Applications: ITRRC pilot grant program deadline extended

Categories: Research

The Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) is announcing a pilot grant program for 2024-2025. These 1-year pilot grants are designed to fund research addressing the impact of historical and unresolved trauma on health inequities within the American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) populations. Background/Purpose: The ITRRC is funded through the National Institutes of General […]