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NIH grants $1.7 million to UND scientist to study unique defense against superbug infections

A School of Medicine & Health Sciences scientist has received a $1.7 million, five-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a unique defense against superbug infections. Over 20 percent of the deaths in the world are the result of bacterial infections. Multidrug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, threaten to topple the medical status [...]

NIH grants $10.5 million to UND for epigenetics research center

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has received a $10.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE [pronounced KOH-bree]). The IDeA program builds research capacities in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by [...]

NIH renews Saobo Lei’s study of molecules that stimulate learning and memory

The National Institutes of Health is renewing the funding of a UND neuroscientist’s study of a vital molecular facilitator of learning and memory. Saobo Lei, an associate professor in the Department of Basic Sciences at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will receive a $1.04 million R01 grant over the next three years for [...]

NIH funds atherosclerosis gene study by Colin Combs

The National Institutes of Health is funding a UND scientist’s pursuit of a potential cause of atherosclerosis. Colin Combs, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), will receive $379,500 over the next two years for his work on atherosclerosis. A part of the [...]

NIH awards $5.1 million to continue biomedical research excellence

The National Institutes of Health awarded $5.1 million to the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This five-year grant marks the second time this grant was renewed on its first attempt and brings to 15 the total number of years NIH will have supported UND’s world-class neuroscientists [...]

NIH program officer to visit campus Nov. 28; three sessions available

Charlene Schramm, a program officer from the National Institute of Health (NIH), will visit UND Monday, Nov. 28. Schramm works at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She will be presenting on NIH funding and applications. All faculty are invited to attend any of the following three session: 11 a.m., Northern Plains Center for [...]

Roxanne Vaughan chosen by the National Institutes of Health as a biomedical research gatekeeper

Roxanne Vaughan, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has accepted the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) invitation to serve as a member of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Molecular Neuropharmacology and Signaling Study Section. Vaughan was selected on the basis of her demonstrated competence and achievement in her scientific discipline as evidenced by [...]