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

Categories: News, Research

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

Categories: Events, Research

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

Categories: Research

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

Categories: Research

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 […]

Hillebrand elected to NCURA Board of Directors

Categories: News, Research

Diane Hillebrand, grants manager in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been elected to the position of At-Large Board Member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). “Over Diane’s nearly 20 years of membership, she has served as Chair of the Professional Development Committee, has Co-chaired a Presidential Task Force, and […]

UND Host-Pathogen Interactions symposium set for Sept. 15

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The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting researchers and clinicians interested in infection, immunity and inflammation to participate in the Fifth Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held as an online virtual event 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The symposium will bring together experts investigating […]

COVID-19 resource allocation survey

Categories: Research

UND SMHS medical students Allison Cwikla, Parker Rosneau, and Cody Weisel, under the guidance of Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research Marc Basson, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are conducting a research project to explore public perception regarding the allocation of scarce medical resources during the COVID-19 era. Please consider completing and sharing this quick 10-minute […]

Drs. Ling and Wu discover new ways of controlling CRISPR gene editing

Categories: News, Research

UND Biomedical Researcher Dr. Min Wu and Dr. Ping Lin, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Wu’s lab, have published a paper entitled “CRISPR-Cas13 inhibitors block RNA-editing in bacteria and mammalian cells” in Molecular Cell, a journal of Cell Press.* This paper describes the discovery, for the first time, of a set of small molecules from […]

Attention researchers: SMHS will start using Novelution for grant/research proposals June 1

Categories: Research

Novelution is an online proposal management system launched by the Division of Research & Economic Development. This platform will enable a paperless proposal and routing process and is available at https://erac.und.edu. Use your UND PeopleSoft username and password to login. A user guide is located at https://und.edu/research/grants-and-funding/_files/docs/online-proposal-submission-user-guide.pdf.  Please note the SMHS has some differences on […]

DaCCoTA posts COVID-19-related pilot grant awards

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The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) Pilot Projects Program is requesting applications for COVID-19-Related Pilot Grant Awards. The goal of the DaCCoTA program is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region encompassed by the states of North and South Dakota. The mission […]

Brissette awarded $387,750 grant through the NIH’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute

Categories: News, Research

Dr. Catherine Brissette, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, was recently awarded a $387,750 R21 grant through the National Institutes of Health’s Allergy and Infectious Disease Institute. The scientific review panel characterized Dr. Brissette’s proposal as trail-blazing, and praised the level of innovation as well as the excellent research environment at UND. A […]

Call for applications from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

Categories: Research

The goal of the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region. The Professional Development Core is currently seeking proposals for the following funding mechanisms: 1) DaCCoTA Scholars Program – The purpose of this award is to […]

Request for applications for the 2020-2021 Epigenetics CoBRE Pilot Program

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In anticipation of funding for Year 2, the UND CoBRE for Epigenomics of Development and Disease is announcing Pilot Grant awards for 2020/2021. The funding opportunity is designed to allow researchers to generate preliminary data using epigenomics platforms to increase their ability to compete for extramural awards. This is a competitive program to support novel, […]

Pilot project call for applications from UND Center for Host Pathogen Interactions

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In anticipation of funding for the fifth consecutive year, the UND Center for Host Pathogens Interactions (HPI) CoBRE invites proposals for pilot projects to support promising research that fits well within the scientific theme of the Center. The HPI team anticipates supporting 2-3 new pilot projects at up to $50,000 direct costs/year for one year […]

40th annual Frank Low Research Day to be held April 23

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The 40th Annual Frank Low Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Eliezer Masliah.* Eliezer Masliah, M.D., was named director of the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in July […]