Building biomedical research capacity in North Dakota
by serving public universities and tribal colleges within the state
North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
University of North Dakota - School of Medicine & Health Sciences
1301 N. Columbia Road, Stop 9037 - Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
Telephone: (701) 777-6376 - Fax: (701) 777-6372
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Research reported in this [publication/release] was supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103442.
The 5th Annual ND Tribal College Research Symposium will be held April 7, 2017 at Cankdeska Cikana Community College. The Keynote Speaker, Michael Yellow Bird, PhD, will discuss his research in a presentation titled “Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity, and the Science of Traditional Indigeneous Contemplative Practices”. Additional talks by Stanley Atcitty, PhD of Sandia National Laboratories and Jeffrey A. Henderson, MD, MPH, will be followed by an afternoon undergraduate poster session. More information and registration can be found here. Symposium Agenda pdf.
Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session
On Thursday, August 3, 2017, undergraduate students from UND, rural and tribal colleges in North Dakota and Minnesota and across the United States presented the results of their summer research. Participating in a 10-week program, students worked in labs in the UND SMHS Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Sciences, the UND Department of Biology, Cankdeska Cikana Community College and the UND SMHS Center for Rural Health.
The Annual Meeting will be held Saturday – Sunday, October 14 & 15, 2017 at the new UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Saturday morning will include student research presentations; a research poster session will be held in the afternoon. Dr. ThomasHyde of the Lieber Institute is the featured speaker at the Saturday dinner. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for Sunday workshops on Western Blotting, Confocal Microscopy, qPCR and Immunohistochemistry.
Intrigued by her experience in the molecular biology boot camp, an 11th grader from Minto High School, North Dakota, returned to her school this fall and gave a presentation on GMOs to her classmates. Her next plan is to design a project for the Science Fair this year, although her school has not historically participated.
Biofuels, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), DNA fingerprinting, and tracking disease outbreaks were some of the topics explored by high school students during a one-week Molecular Biology “Boot Camp” held at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, July 31-Aug 4, 2017. Nineteen students from high schools in the region, including Crookston, Hope-Page, Lincoln, Minto, Park Christian, Sacred Heart, and West Fargo, were introduced to a variety of laboratory techniques used in research, including PCR (polymerase chain reaction), electrophoresis, chromatography, and ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay). 2017 Boot Camp Photos