Award winners have been announced for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) that was held in Pittsburgh, Penn., recently. Among the winners was Cavalier, N.D., native Alyssa Kemp, the Senior Division’s third place winner at the 68th Annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair, held in the UND Memorial Union in April.
In Pittsburgh, Kemp won two very generous scholarships from Arizona State University and Drexel University—the Intel ISEF Scholarship and Full Tuition scholarship, respectively—for her poster “Buffering the Bloom: The Effect of Nutrient Management Practices on Pond Eutrophication.”
Kemp’s trip was aided by the North Dakota IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which is administered by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and coordinated the State Science Fair that sent Alyssa to Pittsburgh. The immediate goal of INBRE is to build biomedical research capacity by serving research universities, baccalaureate institutions, and tribal colleges within the state. This will ultimately increase the number of North Dakota students entering the technical, educational, and health professional workforce pipeline in the state.
Kemp and fellow North Dakotans Abigail Post and Juliann Spilman were among the approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories who were awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $4 million in prizes at the ISEF. The three students were the overall top three in North Dakota out of twelve qualifying students in the state.
It has been a busy week since my last column! Homecoming 2018 was a resounding success, even if the football team unfortunately couldn’t finish the week off with a win.
UND Homecoming 2018 is in full swing! There have been a variety of activities already this week, including the Sioux Awards banquet last night at the Alerus Center.
This past Tuesday, a delegation from the UND SMHS traveled to Bismarck for a scheduled meeting of the SMHS Advisory Council.
We had a nice turnout yesterday for Java with Josh on the Northeast (Grand Forks) campus. I updated the attendees on some of the recent developments at the School, many of which I’ve discussed in recent E-News columns.
Congratulations are certainly in order to our School’s Senior Associate Dean for Medicine and Research, Dr.
UND Student Health Services is offering a series of dates and locations for UND faculty, staff, and students to get their flu shot this fall.
The 16th Annual American Indian Health Research Conference (AIHRC) takes place Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
The North Dakota Medical Association is collaborating with the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians for a combined annual meeting on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the Bismarck Event Center.
Zen in 10 focuses on stretching, breathing, and having fun with coworkers. Go back to work with less stress, more energy, and better body functioning.
Next week, SMHS Dean Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH, will present a talk titled “From Throat Ache to Heartache – A Tale of Rheumatic Fever Through Time and Across Continents” as part of UND's 2018-19 Faculty Lecture series.
Dr. Jacque Gray has received the Dr. Duane Mackey Lectureship and Award at the Great Plains Behavioral Health Conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, in recognition of her contributions in the field of addiction.
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) recently announced that the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences will receive $200,000 for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP).
The Staff Senators at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences are collecting nonperishable food items for the Food for Thought food pantry, which serves UND students in need.
Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) members at UND are seeking to raise funds for the St.
Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, presented at a by-invitation-only workshop organized by the National Institute of Mental Health.
The North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) will hold its annual Research Symposium at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Oct.
The University of North Dakota and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region IV are sponsoring a one-day workshop entitled "Sponsored Programs Essentials: Pre-Award and Post-award" on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center, 15 N.
The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Host-Pathogen Interactions is inviting UND faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students to attend the Annual Host-Pathogen CoBRE Symposium to be held at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
Sameera Rasheed, MD, will present "Homeless Mental Health” from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, at the UND Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo.
Maria Privratsky is a research specialist in the Biomedical Sciences Department at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
Heather Gilbert is the Educational Laboratory Manager for the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Department at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks.