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Golovko receives major NIH grant to study metabolism in the brain

Categories: News, Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.3 million R01 grant to Mikhail Golovko, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The new R01 grant, the most prestigious research award of its type the NIH provides, will allow Dr. Golovko’s team […]

Registration now open for virtual 2021 DaCCoTA Symposium

Categories: Events, Research

The 2021 virtual DaCCoTA Annual Symposium is scheduled for June 18, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is now open here! Join us for: Educational Opportunities (sessions on dissecting clinical trial design, the NIH Study Section and you, nurse navigators in oncology care, mentorship, and rural community engagement) Poster Sessions DaCCoTA Awardee Presentations Networking […]

Forty-first Frank Low Research Day to be held virtually on April 22

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Mark your calendars for the 41st annual Frank Low Research Day, which will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Students and faculty in the basic sciences, health sciences, and clinical departments are encouraged to participate in the poster presentations. More information, including a call for abstracts, is forthcoming, and can be found on […]

DaCCoTA seeks poster abstracts for annual symposium on June 18

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The DaCCoTA is currently soliciting poster abstracts for its 2021 Virtual Symposium, which will be held on June 18, 2021. Posters are expected to address cancer-related clinical and translational research. Posters can consider the multilevel manifestations of cancer (e.g., neurological, psychiatric), demographic risks, and/or social impact. Posters that focus on T2-T4 translational research will be given priority, […]

Biomedical Sciences seminar on pneumonia March 24

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The UND Department of Biomedical Sciences presents: “Inducible epithelial resistance to prevent pneumonia,” a presentation by Scott E. Evans, M.D., FCCP, ATSF, professor and chairman ad interim of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Department of Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Evans will give his presentation from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, March 24. […]

NIGMS issues NOSI on competitive revisions to IDeA and NARCH programs for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

Categories: Research

Attention researchers! NIGMS has just issued NOT-GM-21-031 to support supplements to active COBRE (P20, P30), IDeA-CTR (U54), and NARCH (S06) awards for sequencing-based surveillance studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 mutates as it moves through people. Routine analysis of genetic sequence data helps to identify and characterize variant viruses. Currently, only a small fraction of SARS-CoV-2 infections in U.S. have been sequenced. We encourage […]

Genomics Core presents: Single cell technology workshop and ‘hands-on’ training via Zoom March 4

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The Genomics Core at the University of North Dakota is excited to offer a virtual workshop on single cell sequencing technologies on Thursday, March 4, 2021, via Zoom. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held as follows: 10 a.m. to noon – Introduction to single cell technology with presenter Bony De Kumar, Director of UND’s Genomics […]

Annual UND Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium to be held virtually March 30-31

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The 7th Annual University of North Dakota Epigenetics & Epigenomics Symposium will be held virtually on March 30 and 31, 2021. Coordinated by the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the event attracts participants from around the region — including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, and Manitoba — who share their research on epigenetic mechanisms […]

NDAD to host virtual sessions on NIH “All of Us” program Feb. 24 and 25

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The North Dakota Association for the Disabled (NDAD) is co-hosting an interactive presentation about the National Institute of Health’s “All of Us” research program on Feb. 24 and 25. At the two events, NDAD staff will share the goal of All of Us, which is to accelerate breakthroughs in health research. The virtual event features […]

A new tool in the fight against breast cancer?

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The statistics are by now too well-known: one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Likewise, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American women. Although prevention and treatment for this and other cancers has come a long way since Pres. Richard […]

Scholarships available for 2021 Dakota Conference

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Scholarship funds are available to cover registration costs for the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health through the State Office of Rural Health grant program at the Center for Rural Health. The funds will cover the conference registration fee only; hotel, travel, preconference, and banquet costs are not covered. Preference will be given to […]

Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s

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Colin Combs, Ph.D., Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been awarded a 4-year, $1,420,768 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, entitled “Communicating Intestinal Inflammation to the Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease,” focuses on improving researchers’ understanding of how the […]

DaCCoTA Community Engagement and Outreach core hosts Tribal IRB Workshop Oct. 6

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Please join the DaCCoTA and UND Indigenous Health and INMED teams via Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, for a day-long Tribal IRB workshop. The workshop will bring together professionals from across the region in an effort to help researchers better navigate the IRB, grant writing and community engagement processes, particularly as they relate to state […]

DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program releases new RFAs

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The DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program has released new requests for applications (RFAs) for the following pilot grant awards: Feasibility Pilot Grants – These awards of up to $40,000 (direct + indirect costs) are intended to provide support to allow a clinician/non-clinician team to form around a novel cancer-related hypothesis. Applications can consider the multilevel manifestations of […]

AAMC announces Community Health Needs grant opportunity

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is accepting applications for its Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) award that addresses population health leadership principles and promotes collaboration among diverse stakeholders across the clinical, education and research missions. The award will provide five grants of $10,000 to institutions or residency programs to develop or […]