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

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.

The one-day event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the second floor of the UND SMHS building at 1301 North Columbia Road, Grand Forks, N.D.

For the past 10 weeks, 61 students from rural, tribal and other primarily undergraduate colleges in North Dakota, Minnesota, and across the nation have conducted research and participated in a number of related educational activities. Students worked shoulder-to-shoulder with their mentor scientists from the UND SMHS Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Sciences, the UND Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Space Studies, the Institute of Energy Studies and Cankdeska Cikana Community College.

One of the goals of the summer research program is to provide students with the opportunity to work directly with an established research scientist. Another goal is to bolster the workforce pipeline of research scientists and healthcare professionals.

Funding for the students came from a variety of organizations, including the National Institutes of HealthNational Science Foundation, the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and the Office of the Dean at the UND SMHS.