News & Updates

ND INBRE Undergraduates Win Awards at URMS8 Meeting


Undergraduates, Dr. Bobylev's lab: Mikayla Fick, Mitchell Falkenberg, Kaylee Dockter, Samuel Olson, Kowan O'Keefe

Oct. 6, 2013 - Kowan O’Keefe, a Minot State University undergraduate working with Mikhail Bobylev, Ph.D. (Chemistry) won the ACS Travel Award for his oral presentation at the 8th Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences Meeting (URMS8) hosted by the ASBMB chapter at Minnesota State University – Moorhead, October 4-5, 2013. Kowan’s paper was entitled, "Distribution of the products in the rapid synthesis of N-(4-chlorobenzyl)formamide." The award will support his trip to the ACS National Meeting in Dallas in March 2014. Students in Dr. Bobylev’s lab presented a total a five posters and one oral presentation. Three students - Kowan O'Keefe, Mikayla Fick, and Sam Olson - received a year of free ACS membership.

2013 Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences Meeting

Fifth Annual ND INBRE Undergraduate Research Symposium

Sep. 23, 2013 - Plan to attend the 2013 ND INBRE Annual Meeting on Monday, November 4 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Indian Health Research Conference. A block of rooms is available at the CanadInn for Monday night. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present a poster.

For more information and to register, click here.

2013 Summer Undergraduates Present Biomedical Research

August 7, 2013 - Fifty-eight undergraduates presented the results of their labors this summer at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences' 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience poster session on Wednesday, August 7. For the past 10 weeks, students from UND, as well as rural and tribal colleges in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and across the nation have conducted research and participated in a number of related educational opportunities. Students participated, shoulder-to-shoulder, with their mentor scientists from the UND Department of Biology, the UND SMHS Department of Basic Sciences and the Center for Rural Health.

For full story: School of Medicine News Release.

Central Region IDeA Conference

May 23, 2013 - Three ND INBRE faculty members were invited speakers at the 2013 Central Region IDeA Conference, hosted by the University of Kansas INBRE program, Kansas City, MO, May 20-22.

  • Pat Conway, PhD, Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology, and Senior Research Scientist, Essentia Institute of Rural Health.
  • Title: “Factors that Influence Career Choices of Students from Rural and Tribal Communities”

  • Van A. Doze, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics.
  • Title: “Harvesting the Bountiful Fields of the Northern Great Plains: Leveraging Resources to Build a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program”

  • Jacque Gray, PhD, Research Associate Professor in the Center for Rural Health and the Department of Pathology.
  • Title: “Three Sisters Garden: Growing a Native American Center of Excellence.”

Dr. Jacque Gray’s presentation chronicled the development of a Native Health Research Team from a cohort of American Indian students, staff and faculty interested in research to concept for a Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health. Dr. Van Doze recounted the growth of the 10-week summer research program at UNDSMHS, starting with just 3 students in 2005, to 40+ students currently. Leveraging of resources from the ND INBRE program, NSF and the UNDSMHS Dean’s Office has greatly contributed to this evolution. Dr. Pat Conway, ND INBRE Program Evaluator, is following the outcomes of students who have participated in ND INBRE utilizing longitudinal data collection and several data collection methods. This study utilized focus groups with students who participated in a summer research experience at UNDSMHS or a lab experience at a PUI, along with pre- and post-surveys, to assess factors influencing career choices.

2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Tribal Undergraduate Research Training and Learning Experience (TURTLE)


February 13, 2013 - The TURTLE program is an undergraduate research program for Native American students that is funded by the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health (SGCoE). The goal of the program is to provide behavioral health undergraduates Community Based Participatory Research experiences and training to prepare them for graduate school in psychology. The program provides a 10-week summer research experience under the direction of selected faculty members with the SGCoE at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The research themes will include opportunities for research in mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and other issues relevant to Indian Country. Seminar programs will cover the range of basic science to community-based research programs and ethical research in Native American communities.

For more information and to apply, click here.

10th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference, October 19


September 24, 2012 - The annual American Indian Health Research Conference provides a daylong event with national speakers, researchers, students, and community members. This is an opportunity to learn about how to do research with American Indian communities and what research needs to be done in American Indian communities, for students to present their research with American Indians, and to create partnerships between communities, tribal colleges and researchers.

2012 ND INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research, October 18


September 23, 2012 - Join us for the 4th Annual Symposium on October 18, 2012 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The morning session will feature speakers from Sanford Health: Research and Collaboration. The afternoon will consist of undergraduate research poster presentations.

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