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From the Dean: Record-setting research quarter

Categories: From the Dean

The theme of this week’s column is “resilience and excellence under pressure.” First, consider the just-released report summarizing the School’s research funding for the first quarter (July through September) of our fiscal year. Keep in mind that our researchers finished the last academic year with the largest amount of funded research in the history of […]

Hillebrand elected to NCURA Board of Directors

Categories: News, Research

Diane Hillebrand, grants manager in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been elected to the position of At-Large Board Member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). “Over Diane’s nearly 20 years of membership, she has served as Chair of the Professional Development Committee, has Co-chaired a Presidential Task Force, and […]

From the Dean: Record-breaking year

Categories: From the Dean

I am delighted to report the achievement of two records that were just finalized this week. Both are related to financial contributions to UND, and both are especially noteworthy in that they were achieved despite the impact of COVID-19 during the last part of the academic year that ended June 30. The first marvelous achievement […]

Attention researchers: SMHS will start using Novelution for grant/research proposals June 1

Categories: Research

Novelution is an online proposal management system launched by the Division of Research & Economic Development. This platform will enable a paperless proposal and routing process and is available at Use your UND PeopleSoft username and password to login. A user guide is located at  Please note the SMHS has some differences on […]

From the Dean: On COVID testing

Categories: From the Dean

As we move into May, the COVID-19 pandemic continues, although many parts of the country now seem to be on the descending limb of at least the initial infection curve. To what extent, and how severe, recurrent waves of outbreak will occur still remains unclear. But it seems likely that recurrent episodes of infection can […]

DaCCoTA posts COVID-19-related pilot grant awards

Categories: Research

The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) Pilot Projects Program is requesting applications for COVID-19-Related Pilot Grant Awards. The goal of the DaCCoTA program is to stimulate growth of expertise and engagement in cancer-related clinical and translational research (CTR) in the Dakota region encompassed by the states of North and South Dakota. The mission […]

Building the Perfect Research Poster: Online Series

Categories: Education

Are you presenting a poster at a conference? Whether you are presenting nationally or locally, and whether you are a seasoned researcher or new to the world of poster presentations, the “Building the Perfect Poster” series is for you! In 2019, Library Resources, Education Resources, and Information Resources presented this three-part professional development series at the SMHS. The series covered the process of effective […]

40th annual Frank Low Research Day to be held April 23

Categories: Events, Research

The 40th Annual Frank Low Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Eliezer Masliah.* Eliezer Masliah, M.D., was named director of the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in July […]

RSPD to launch new research proposal management system online

Categories: Research

The Office of Research & Sponsored Program Development’s (RSPD) online proposal management system, developed by Novelution, is now live on campus. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity to create efficiencies in the external funding proposal process on campus. This system enables a paperless proposal management and routing process with future communication […]

DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program releases new RFAs for pilot grant awards

Categories: Research

The DaCCoTA Pilot Projects Program has released new RFAs for the following pilot grant awards: Feasibility Pilot Grants – These awards of up to $40,000 (direct + indirect costs) are intended to provide support to allow a clinician/non-clinician team to form around a novel cancer-related hypothesis. Applications can consider the multilevel manifestations of cancer (e.g. […]

New Facilities and Administrative rates as of Nov. 1

Categories: News

Attention researchers: the University’s Facilities & Administrative (F&A) rates have changed as of November 1, 2019. UND has negotiated a new Facilities and Administrative Rate Agreement for externally sponsored programs. The new rates can be seen online here. The rate agreement is dated July 1, 2019; however, the new rates were not finalized until Nov. […]

North Dakota students receive awards at American Indian Health Research Conference

Categories: News

Ryan Toledo, a second-year medical student at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS); Marlinda Haudley, a second-year graduate student in public health at NDSU; and Andrea Kelsch, a senior with a double major in medical lab sciences and pathology at UND, were honored with the 2019 Alan J. Allery Awards at […]

UND epigenomics CoBRE announces new pilot grant program

Categories: Research

The UND CoBRE for Epigenomics of Development and Disease is announcing a new pilot grant program for 2019/2020. The funding opportunity is a short-term pilot grant program designed to allow researchers to generate preliminary data using epigenomics platforms in order to increase their ability to compete for extramural awards. This is a competitive pilot grant […]

New research database added at Library Resources

Categories: Library

SMHS Library Resources recently licensed the Embase database for use by all UND students, faculty, and staff. Embase expands our access to biomedical literature as it includes over 6 million citations and over 2,900 journals not included in PubMed. It is known for its coverage of international biomedical literature, drug research, medical device information, and […]