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An ounce of prevention

Categories: News, Research

Department of Biomedical Sciences researcher Kumi Nagamoto-Combs discusses depression, diet, and dairy in the animal model. A researcher with her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester in New York, Kumi Nagamoto-Combs has been with the SMHS in a variety of capacities—neuroanatomy instructor, research associate, biomedical technology transfer officer, assistant professor—since 2005. Fresh off […]

From the Dean: Growing our research enterprise

Categories: From the Dean

Most institutions of higher learning share three core values in their missions – education, discovery (that is, research, scholarship, and creative activities), and service to the community. As I’ve indicated previously, what is somewhat unique about the UND SMHS is that our purpose as a school is defined in North Dakota Century Code, the codified […]

Yakoub awarded NIH Director’s Transformative Award for project with potential to ‘push the boundaries’ COVID-19 research

Categories: News

A research team led by an assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Biomedical Sciences, Abraam Yakoub, Pharm.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $4.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project proposal that has the potential to “push the boundaries” of research […]

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 […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in Grand Forks Sept. 19

Categories: Events

The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease will be held in Grand Forks at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. As you can imagine, this year’s walk will be a bit different. There will not be a single walk location where participants should amass. Instead, teams will be asked to walk individually (with masks, of […]

Dakota Geriatrics ‘dementia-friendly health care’ symposium to be held June 24

Categories: Events

The Dakota Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will host its first annual Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (ADRD) symposium titled “Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Symposium” on June 24, 2020. This will be a day-long opportunity where regional faculty experts update participants on dementia assessment and management, including newer medical diagnostics and behavioral management strategies. […]