North Dakota INBRE to hold research symposium at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

North Dakota INBRE to hold research symposium at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) will hold its annual Research Symposium at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) on Oct. 19-20. The event will be begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 and conclude at noon on Sunday, Oct. 20.

The Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) program, under the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Research Resources, assists states such as North Dakota that have historically received relatively less research funding from the NIH. The program’s objective is to develop in those states an infrastructure that supports biomedical research, creates opportunities for students to pursue careers in biomedical research and assists researchers in becoming more competitive for NIH funding.

The statewide INBRE network, which focuses on health and environmental studies with research projects that include undergraduate students, is administered by the SMHS. Don Sens, Ph.D., a professor in the SMHS Department of Pathology, runs the program at UND.

“INBRE provides a broad range of benefits in biomedical research and science education to research universities, baccalaureate institutions and tribal colleges across North Dakota,” said Sens.

The focus of the Symposium will be on research conducted by undergraduate students from undergraduate institutions, tribal colleges and universities across North Dakota. The Saturday morning session will be devoted to student research presentations, and the afternoon will be dedicated to a poster session and networking. Dinner will be provided along with a research presentation Saturday evening. Sunday morning will be dedicated to workshops on immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, and flow cytometry.

The format will strive to provide a friendly atmosphere that promotes open discussions and an exchange of ideas on science and training. Again this year, award winners from the North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair have been invited to display their projects.

For more information, see INBRE online.

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Brian James Schill
Assistant Director, Office of Alumni & Community Relations
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
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