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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 2023 North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair was held on March 30-31, 2023 at the University of North Dakota.  After two years of virtual fairs, it was energizing to meet in person!  The Medical School, Nursing, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics & Astrophysics, Atmospheric Sciences , the College of Education and UND’s new eSports Program offered activities on Thursday afternoon.

The top finishers overall and in each region will attend the International Science & Engineering Fair on May 14-19, 2023 in Dallas, TX.
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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-Hermanson (Clinical and Translational Science graduate student) won a Best Poster Award in the Basic Science Graduate Students category at the 2023 UNDSMHS Frank Low Research Day. Her presentation was entitled “Histamine H3 receptor antagonism mitigates food-hypersensitivity-associated depressive behavior and neuropathology in a mouse model of cow’s milk allergy.”
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 23 & June 26-30, 2023) 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.
Ninth Annual Tribal College Research Symposium
The Ninth Annual Tribal College Research Symposium will be hosted by United Tribes Technical College, April 19-20, 2023, at the Gateway to Science Museum in Bismarck, ND. This symposium will include a poster session featuring student research, a keynote address, and breakout sessions in the areas of: Biomedical Science, Environmental Science, Food Sustainability, and Wildlife Biology. The symposium will begin with a poster session and reception Wednesday evening, followed by the Keynote Address and Breakout Sessions on Thursday.

First Annual Research Roadshow at the North Dakota State Capitol
On March 24, 2023, INBRE-supported undergraduate researchers joined representatives from other North Dakota institutions to present their research at the State Capitol in Bismarck.  Participants were from Minot State University, Mayville State University, Dickinson State University, Valley City State University, North Dakota State University and Bismarck State College.  The Undergraduate Research Showcase was organized by the “Statewide Research Working Group” made up of a research representative from each institution in the NDUS system. This presented an opportunity for legislators to hear first-hand from students about their enthusiasm for research and its impact on undergraduate students.

Madison Jones (UND; Scott Garrett, Seema Somji): Knockdown of SOX2 in UROtsa Cells Transformed with Arsenite (Asł  )Decreases the Expression of KRT6

Spencer Gordon (Minot State; Bryan Schmidt): The Effects of Methamphetamine with Reuptake Inhibitors on Primary Cell Cultures of Chromaffin Cells

Taylor Painter (Mayville State; Joseph Mehus): West Nile Virus: The Tale of Two Species (In Traill County, ND)

The ND INBRE Annual Symposium with be held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 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 Meeting Website.

North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium