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SMHS announces more than $8 million in recent awards for research and service projects

Categories: News, Research

Over the past few months, researchers at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) have received more than $8 million in grants and other project awards from agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services. These awards allow […]

From the Dean: Evaluating our performance

Categories: From the Dean

Each year around this time, supervisors are expected to do a performance evaluation on most UND employees (both faculty and staff members). This is a requirement of the North Dakota University System as well as UND (and a best business practice, by the way). A slightly different evaluation rubric is followed for faculty, relative to […]

Host Pathogen CoBRE team to host Heinz Feldmann lecture on tick-borne viruses March 20

Categories: Education, Events

For its next seminar, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Host Pathogen CoBRE team is hosting Heinz Feldmann, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Laboratory of Virology. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, Dr. Feldmann will give a presentation entitled “Highly Pathogenic Tick-Borne […]

From the Dean: Forever UND

Categories: From the Dean

Continuing the philanthropy theme from last week’s column, I’m currently at the winter meeting of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation (AAF) Board of Directors, along with the senior leadership teams from UND and the Foundation. We’ve been meeting since yesterday morning and the meeting is scheduled to finish late this afternoon. The major theme […]

Save the date: Ninth annual UND Epigenetics & Epigenomics Symposium to be held May 13-14

Categories: Research

The ninth annual UND Epigenetics & Epigenomics Symposium will be held May 13 and 14, 2024, at the UND Memorial Union. Organizers are expecting participants from around the midwestern United States to share their research on epigenetic mechanisms in health and disease. Activities include plenary talks, poster sessions, and opportunities for informal interaction with researchers. […]

DMPTool for SMHS data management and sharing plans

Categories: Research

Are you applying for a research grant in 2024? To maximize the sharing of scientific data, best practices for research data now include a data management and sharing plan (DMP). If you’re applying for an NIH grant, the new federal Policy for Data Management and Sharing (NOT-OD-21-013: Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing) […]

Reprogramming breast cancer

Categories: News, Research

UND Department of Biomedical Sciences researcher Motoki Takaku tackles the reverse engineering of cancer Given his calm voice and reserved demeanor, one might get the impression that the science he was describing was really no big deal. “We realized that in terminally differentiated cells, you can turn them back to the original embryonic stem cells,” […]

Coloring the world with biomarkers

Categories: News, Research

Sandeep Singhal, Ph.D., is an associate professor in both the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Pathology and the university’s School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Originally from India, Singhal arrived at UND in 2019 and has since brought a number of research grants to the university for his efforts in […]

Request for applications: Biomedical Research Pilot Grants 

Categories: Research

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS) is pleased to announce a new pilot grant program funded through the UND SMHS Dean’s office. The goal of the pilot program is to provide support to the most promising and novel biomedical research projects and help investigators obtain data necessary for […]

Save the date: 8th annual UND Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium set for May 18-19

Categories: Events

The 8th Annual University of North Dakota Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium will be held in-person May 18 and 19, 2023, at the UND Memorial Union in Grand Forks, N.D. Organizers are expecting participants, who will share their research on epigenetic mechanisms in health and disease, from around the Midwest United States. Activities include: presentations, poster […]

From the Dean: A record-setting research year

Categories: From the Dean

About a quarter of our School’s total budget comes from grants and contracts, and most of the grants come from federal agencies, most commonly the National Institutes of Health. Such grants are essential to support the School’s research enterprise, and most of this research could not be done without the associated grant support. Because almost […]

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, […]

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 […]

NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director David R. Wilson to speak at first annual ITRRC symposium today

Categories: Events, News

David R. Wilson, Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO), will serve as lead speaker for the University of North Dakota Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center’s (ITRRC) first annual symposium on Friday, April 22, 2022. “American Indians in North Dakota and throughout the region suffer from significant […]

Spring 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine available

Categories: News

The Spring 2022 issue of North Dakota Medicine magazine is now available in both online and paper formats. This issue features stories on: Dr. Abram Yakoub’s NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award First-year medical student Hollie Bearce on starting a new (non)tradition Norwegian OT student Tess Pettersen’s North Dakota experience A new health equity committee in the […]