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Adamsen notified of $385,000 AARP Urban Indian Elder Project research award

Categories: News, Research

Collette Adamsen, PhD, director the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) at the UND Center for Rural Health, recently received the first installment of a 25-month, $385,000 American Association of Retired Persons award entitled “Urban Indian Elder Project.” “Your research not only extends to your own professional and scholarly endeavors, but also contributes […]

Holly Brown-Borg named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Categories: News, Research

Holly Brown-Borg, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to the biology of aging. Brown-Borg is an expert on aging, endocrinology, metabolism, and oxidative stress. She has […]

Felix Yarovinsky to discuss Toxoplasma gondii Infection at CoBRE seminar Dec. 12

Categories: Events, Research

Felix Yarovinsky, MD, will give a presentation entitled “Toxoplasma gondii Infection: From Innate Immunity to Inflammatory Disease” at a CoBRE seminar at the SMHS at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Dr. Yarovinsky is an associate professor at the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical […]

NIH selects Geiger to chair a second vital grant review study section

Categories: News, Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Jonathan D. Geiger, PhD, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), to serve as the chair of the HIV Co-Morbidities and Clinical Studies (HCCS) grant review study section for the NIH’s Center […]

DaCCoTA posts new RFAs for program grants

Categories: News, Research

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) has posted RFAs for two new pilot grants (feasibility and ready-to-go) and two other programs (DaCCoTA Scholars and Clinical Research Opportunities) offered through DaCCoTA. For more information about the programs summarized below, or any DaCCoTA program, see us online at: https://med.und.edu/daccota/. The DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program is requesting applications […]

Mary O’Riordan to present at Host-Pathogen seminar Nov. 14

Categories: Events, Research

Mary O’Riordan, PhD, the Frederick C. Neidhardt Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, will give a presentation entitled “Cells on Fire: Amplifying Immune Defense through Cellular Stress Responses” at noon on Nov. 14. The event, sponsored by SMHS Host-Pathogen CoBRE, is open to everyone and will be held in the […]

SMHS website questions: Library and Information Resources

Categories: Library, News, Research

Here are more questions answered about the new SMHS website (med.und.edu): Q: Where on the new website can I find the Library Resources department? Faculty and student researchers can find SMHS Library Resources content in several places online– As a navigation choice within the main “Academics” tab (on the website’s white header when using your desktop), […]

ACP North Dakota Chapter – Poster Competition Winners!

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The American College of Physicians – North Dakota Chapter held a successful ACP week October 3-5, 2018, and included activities in Fargo (doctor’s dilemma, poster competition) and Bismarck (scientific meeting). The Chapter received 35 posters in three categories. The winners in each category are: Resident Clinical Vignette (Judges: Dr. Fadel Nammour & Dr. Mayank Singhal) Winner: […]

Henry quoted in Smithsonian magazine

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Keith Henry, PhD, associate professor in UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, was contacted recently by Smithsonian magazine for comment on an article detailing a research study which treated a strongly asocial species of octopuses with the “club drug” Ecstasy or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). In the study, which was not conducted at UND, MDMA was added to the tanks […]

Dean Wynne to present at UND’s Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, Sept. 26

Categories: Events, Research

Next week, SMHS Dean Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, will present a talk titled “From Throat Ache to Heartache – A Tale of Rheumatic Fever Through Time and Across Continents” as part of UND’s 2018-19 Faculty Lecture series. Left untreated, the bacteria that causes strep throat can result in rheumatic fever—which can damage heart valves, […]

Geiger presents at invitation-only workshop organized by National Institute of Mental Health

Categories: News, Research

Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented at a by-invitation-only workshop organized by the National Institute of Mental Health. This workshop, titled “ART-Mediated Mental Health Side Effects,” was held on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Md., […]

North Dakota INBRE to hold annual Research Symposium at SMHS Oct. 13-14

Categories: Research

The North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) will hold its annual Research Symposium at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Oct. 13-14. The event will be begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 and conclude at noon on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Saturday morning session will be devoted to student research presentations and the afternoon […]

UND and NCURA sponsor one-day research workshop to be held Friday, Oct. 19

Categories: Research

The University of North Dakota and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region IV are sponsoring a one-day workshop entitled “Sponsored Programs Essentials: Pre-Award and Post-award” on Friday, October 19 at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center, 15 N. 23rd St. in Grand Forks. The workshop, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., provides concepts, strategies, and best practices for pre-award and […]

Geiger awarded four-year, $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health

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Jonathan Geiger, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, is on a multi-university, multiple principal investigator team that received a four-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling more than $2.25 million. The grant, titled “Ketogenic Diet and Adenosine: Epigenetics and Antiepileptogenesis,” marks the first time that a […]

Registration now open! NDMA/ACP combined annual meeting

Categories: Events, Research

The North Dakota Medical Association (NDMA) is collaborating with the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) for a combined annual meeting on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the Bismarck Event Center. The combined effort allows both groups to share educational sessions and increase peer networking opportunities. Meeting details can be found […]