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
Kaylee Dockter, an undergraduate in Dr. Mikhail Bobylevís lab (Minot State University), was selected as a winner in a national competition to participate in the POSTERS ON THE HILL event sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Kaylee was one of the 60 undergraduate students from the entire nation who presented their research to the members of the United State Congress on April 23, 2015. This is the fifth time that a student from Dr. Bobylevís lab has been selected for this honor. The previous winners from the Bobylev lab include Kowan OíKeefe (2014), Braden Burckhard (2013), Zane Young (2010), and Steven Lewis (2009).
The students and their research advisors spent nearly the entire day of April 23, 2015, in the US Capitol. The program of the visit included the meetings with the home state Senators and Representatives. Ms. Dockter and Dr. Bobylev met with US Senator John Hoeven and his staff, with US Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her staff, and with US Representative Kevin Cramer and his staff.
At the poster session, Ms. Dockter and Dr. Bobylev also met with Dr. Krishan Arora, Program Director at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Posters on the Hill 2015 with Congressman Kevin Cramer, Senator John Hoeven and Senator Heidi Heitkamp