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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.
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Student News and Awards
The 2022 North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair was in-person on March 31 – April 1, 2022.  After two years of virtual fairs, it was energizing to meet in person!  Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics & Astrophysics, Computer Science, Geology, Nursing and Atmospheric Sciences offered activities on Thursday afternoon. Classroom visits were available for juniors and seniors.

The top finishers overall and in each region will attend the International Science & Engineering Fair on May 7-13, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Past Events
ND Native American State Science Fair
37th Annual North Dakota Native American State Science and Engineering Fair

The37th annual NASSEF was held on January 19 and 20, 2020 at the Ramada Hotel in Bismarck, N.D. Participating schools included: Turtle Mountain Elementary School, Turtle Mountain Middle School, White Shield, Newtown Middle School, Solen Public School, Dunseith Public, Theodore Jamerson Elementary, Edwin Loe Elementary, St. Bernard's Mission School,  Mandaree, Twin Buttes, and St. Ann's.  For more information and a full list of top finishers by category see further details.
Danielle Germundson (graduate student) and Sarmad Al-Marsoummi (post-doctoral fellow) won Best Poster Awards in their respective categories at the 2022 UNDSMHS Frank Low Research Day. Germundson’s presentation was entitled “Involvement of histamine in depression-like behavior in a mouse model of non-anaphylactic cow’s milk allergy.”  Al-Marsoummi’s presentation was on “Schlafen 12 induces luminal differentiation of Arsenite (As3+) transformed UROtsa cells.”
Virtual Indigenous Data Science (VIDS) Academy
The Virtual IDeA for Data Science Education (IDSE) Initiative is a program hosted by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in partnership with area Tribal colleges to begin to address the growing demand for data science education.  A week-long training academy (June 27 – July 1, 2022) will introduce students to the foundations of data science and analytics. The IDSE Program introduces students to computational approaches, access to resources, and career opportunities in data science, address the under-representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the biomedical research workforce.

Data science is essential for advancing knowledge of factors that drive disparities, and uses a variety of data sources for leveraging information that can lead to improvements in clinical decision-making and public health.  Given the major role that data science plays in analyzing these health inequities, addressing disparities within the field itself is critical.

The Initiative builds on the NIH-funded ND INBRE and CoBRE Programs for Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research, which are both housed at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Training Students and Communicating Science on Capitol Hill
NIGMS has recognized Dr. Mikhail Bobylev, a professor of chemistry at Minot State University, who has mentored more than 70 undergraduate researchers in his lab through support from the NIGMS-funded North Dakota IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (ND INBRE). Numerous students from Dr. Bobylev’s lab have participated in the Council for Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill.  NIGMS Biomedical Beat Blog
North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium
The ND INBRE Annual Symposium with be held, in-person, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  Undergraduates from across the state will present their research in a series of morning oral sessions and an afternoon poster session. There will be presentations on the application process for medical and graduate school as well. 

Registration, Abstract Submission and Lodging Information can be found at the Conference Website.
Register for Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) Dec 12-14
The 8th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) will be held virtually December 12-14, 2022, while the 2024 and 2026 NISBRE will be held in Washington, DC. The NISBRE is a national scientific meeting to showcase the scientific and training accomplishments of the IDeA program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The IDeA program develops scientific centers of excellence and trains biomedical scientists in the IDeA-eligible states.

Submit abstracts for iPoster (deadline Nov. 25)

Registration is free (fee paid for ND INBRE participation)

All ND INBRE supported undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts!