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TLAS faculty development session on mentorship and advising to be held on Feb. 7

Categories: Education, Events

Please join us for our next SMHS Education Resources Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLAS) virtual faculty development event. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CST), Dr. Catherine Brissette will present on the topic of mentorship and advising. This session will be streamed on Zoom and recorded for later viewing. NEW: Due […]

Phase 1 med students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards

Categories: News

In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2025 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit VII of the 2022-23 academic year. The Class of 2025 (Phase 1) Unit VII awardees are the following individuals: Richard Clarens, Pharm.D., Clinical Instructor, SMHS […]

UND, Altru Health System team up to produce COVID-19 testing medium

Categories: News

Researchers at Altru Health System and the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences have partnered on the production of a laboratory medium useful for testing COVID-19. Marijo Roiko, Ph.D., microbiology program director in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services for Altru, and UND Department of Biomedical Sciences Associate Professors Catherine Brissette, Ph.D., and Matthew Nilles, […]

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 […]

Dhasarathy and Brissette awarded $300k grant via Department of Defense tick-borne disease research program

Categories: News

Department of Biomedical Sciences faculty Drs. Archana Dhasarathy and Catherine Brissette have been awarded a two-year grant through Department of Defense tick-borne disease research program. The $300,000 award (plus indirects) will be used to explore epigenetic mechanisms involved in Lyme disease. The bacterial pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi is the causative agent of Lyme disease, the most prevalent […]