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Summer undergraduate research poster session to be held at SMHS on Aug. 4

Categories: Research

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Summer Undergraduate Research poster session on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The one-day event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the second floor of the UND SMHS building at 1301 North Columbia Road, Grand Forks, […]

Department of Physical Therapy seeks participants for cancer-exercise study

Categories: Research

UND’s Department of Physical Therapy is seeking participants for a research study related to exercise following treatment for cancer. Potential participants are invited to be in this research study looking to determine the effect of physical therapy on fatigue, balance, depression, and overall quality of life for individuals with a history of cancer. The purpose […]

Nobel laureate James Allison to speak at biomedical sciences seminar series Feb. 23

Categories: Research

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Biomedical Graduate Student Association are excited to announce the next event in their Seminar Series. On Feb. 23, 2022, Dr. James P. Allison, 2018 Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology, will give an online talk to the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences entitled “Immune Checkpoint Blockade in […]

Request for applications: DaCCoTA TREE Pilot Grant

Categories: Research

The Pilot Projects Program and the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core for the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) are requesting applications for Translating Epidemiology to Experiments (TREE) Pilot Grant Awards. The goal of the DaCCoTA program is to stimulate the growth of expertise and engagement in health-related translational research (CTR) in the […]

DaCCoTA announces call for applications on several grant opportunities

Categories: Research

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) is pleased to announce a call for applications for several professional development and pilot project grant opportunities. The goal of 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 […]

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 […]

UND Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck pursues research study on blood-based colorectal cancer screening

Categories: News

The UND Center for Family Medicine (CFM) in Bismarck is partnering with Beacon Biomedical to study a new blood-based colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test, called BeScreened-CRC, for North Dakota patients. Developed by Beacon Biomedical, this federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) test for CRC screening has been on the market for a short time. While its performance has been […]

RFA on cancer projects from the DaCCoTA Professional Development Core

Categories: News

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 collaborative’s Professional Development Core is currently seeking proposals for the following funding mechanisms: DaCCoTA Scholars Program – The purpose of this award is to […]

Save the Date: DaCCoTA Annual Symposium to be held on June 18

Categories: News

The 2021 Virtual DaCCoTA Annual Symposium will be held on June 18, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium itself will include educational opportunities (featuring tentative topics like clinical trial design, mentorship, and demystifying the NIH Study Section), poster sessions, and networking opportunities. As such, the DaCCoTA is currently soliciting poster abstracts for its […]

Joclyn Seiler to give Surgery Grand Rounds on colon cancer March 12

Categories: Education

Joclyn Seiler, M.D., a PGY-III resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines” at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021. Join the Zoom link meeting at: https://und.zoom.us/j/490250938. All are welcome to attend. The objectives of Dr. […]

DaCCoTA seeks poster abstracts for annual symposium on June 18

Categories: Research

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, […]

UND pathology professor identifies a novel biomarker for cancer using ‘digital pathology’

Categories: News

Sandeep Singhal, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Pathology, basic research scholar of the DaCCoTA, and director of the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) bioinformatics division, recently published a paper in Communications Biology – Nature, one of the world’s leading journals in the natural sciences, on a potential […]

ACGME grants initial accreditation to UND Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

Categories: News

The ACGME has granted initial accreditation to UND’s Fargo-based Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship, effective Jan. 22, 2021. Program Director Dr. Matthew Tinguely received word of the initial accreditation this week. The accreditation allows Dr. Tinguely and his largely Sanford Health-based team to accept up to six total fellows (two per year for a three-year […]

SMHS researchers publish major study on tumor-destroying option for cancer patients using ‘superantigens’

Categories: News

A team of researchers at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences might just have revolutionized the treatment of solid tumor cancers. As reported in the prestigious Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer, a team led by Department of Biomedical Sciences professors David S. Bradley, Ph.D., and David S. Terman, M.D., identified two new members of […]

A new tool in the fight against breast cancer?

Categories: News, Research

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 […]