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Nagamoto-Combs lab brings home awards from American Association of Immunologists conference

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Dr. Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, and members of her research team attended IMMUNOLOGY 2024 earlier this month. At the international conference hosted by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) in Chicago from May 3-7, a graduate student and a postdoctoral researcher from the Nagamoto-Combs lab presented their studies that received award recognitions. A postdoc in Nagamoto-Combs’s lab, Geetika Verma, […]

UND’s Department of Biomedical Sciences first among similar departments to receive National Institutes of Health grants

Categories: News, Research

The Department of Biomedical Sciences, housed within UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), has been listed was the No. 1 recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant dollars among comparable departments nationwide in fiscal year 2023. As noted by federal grant tracking agency, the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the biomedical sciences team at […]

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 […]

Department of Biomedical Sciences among top three recipients of NIH grant funding for third year straight

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The results are in and the University of North Dakota (UND) Department of Biomedical Sciences is the #2 biomedical sciences department in the nation in terms of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As noted by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (Table 4), which tabulates and ranks NIH award data annually, […]

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 […]

First- and second-year med students recognize six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards for blocks 3, 7

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In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical classes of 2022 and 2023 have recognized six faculty for Outstanding Block Instructor Awards in Block III and Block VII of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Class of 2022 (Year 2) Block VII awardees are the following individuals: Andrea […]

Kumi Nagamoto-Combs presents “What’s bug got to do with it?” Nov. 22

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The UND Department of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Host-Pathogen Interactions CoBRE Group present their next Faculty Candidate Seminar today, Friday, Nov. 22. At 1 p.m. in SMHS Room W203, Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UND Department of Pathology and director of the Behavior Research Core, will present […]