41, NUMBER 18: January 9, 2004
Duke professor to present first Robert C. Nordlie Lectureship
• Marketplace for Entrepreneurs returns to Grand
• Forums will focus on “The American Indian
• Regional Celtic artists perform at Empire Arts
• Talk will focus on finding peace in the presence
• UND hosts Honor Band, Choir, Orchestra Festival
• Nichols to deliver next Faculty Lecture Jan.
• University Senate will not meet until Feb.
• Graduate School’s scholarly forum set
for March 2-4
• Dates listed for Getting Started program
Higher ed board actions detailed
• Holiday, spring semester hours listed for
• ConnectND corner
• Marketplace for Entrepreneurs seeks volunteers
• Transfer of Ralph Engelstad Arena completed
• North Dakota ranks first in hospital care
• Dean Wilson elected to administrative board
• Combs named permanent GF HNRC director
• Nikki Seabloom holds new position at wellness
• Nominations sought for graduate faculty membership
• Business office moves to Union for fee payment
Jan. 22, 23
• Annual staff performance evaluations due March
• Information provided on leave reports
• Please change wellness number in UND Directory
• U2 workshops listed for Jan. 20-30
• 2003 Staff Senate cookbooks available
• Winter yoga classes offered
• “31 Days of Glory” raffle winners
• Human Nutrition Center seeks volunteers for
SSAC travel application deadline is Jan. 15
• Research, grant opportunities listed
professor to present first Robert C. Nordlie Lectureship
Christopher Newgard, professor of pharmacology and cancer biology
at Duke University, will present the first Robert C. Nordlie Lectureship
at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, Keller Auditorium, Medical Science.
He will present “New Insights into Mechanisms of Glucose
Homeostasis: Glucose-6-phosphatase and a Whole Lot More.”
At noon Jan. 15 he will speak on “Understanding Beta-Cell
Function and Survival via a Multi-Disciplinary Approach,”
at the United Hospital Lecture Hall, Medical Science.
The lectureship has been established to honor the successes and
contributions of Dr. Nordlie, who served for 40 years as a faculty
member, chair and researcher in the department of biochemistry
and molecular biology, 17 of them as chair.
Dr. Newgard, who is also professor of internal medicine and director
of the Sarah Stedman Center for Nutritional Studies at Duke, is
internationally recognized for his studies of metabolic regulatory
mechanisms and development of new therapies for diabetes and obesity.
The Robert C. Nordlie Lectureship was established in 2000 after
his retirement. He is internationally known for his work on the
biosynthetic activities of glucose-6-phosphatase. His research
was continuously funded for 32 years by the National Institutes
of Health, and throughout his career he received numerous awards
for teaching, research and service.
Alumni, friends and colleagues have contributed to the Robert
C. Nordlie Endowment in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology within
the UND Foundation. The fund, established in appreciation of the
dedication Nordlie exhibited at the University, provides for an
annual lectureship in the areas of biochemistry and molecular
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
for Entrepreneurs returns to Grand Forks
North Dakota’s largest and longest-running economic development
conference is back with a new name and a new focus.
Marketplace for Entrepreneurs, formerly Marketplace of Ideas,
will be held Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Alerus Center. “North
Dakota’s heritage is that of a frontier state settled by
pioneers who had only themselves to rely on. That pioneer spirit
is alive in our state, and it is time we recognized that and take
advantage of the resources we have right here in North Dakota,”
U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad said. “Marketplace for Entrepreneurs
will focus on bringing business ideas to life. North Dakota’s
economic future can be found right here in North Dakota, among
our people and our pioneering spirit. Marketplace will grow North
Dakota from within.”
Conrad and Roger Johnson, agriculture commissioner, said the
day-long economic development conference will keep the popular
classes, workshops, “how-to” demonstrations and exhibits
that last year drew a record attendance of nearly 7,000 people.
They said, however, that the event’s new name reflects an
new emphasis on necessary tools, information, skills and practical
advice for North Dakota’s small- and start-up businesses
and community leaders seeking to encourage new business growth.
“Marketplace for Entrepreneurs also retains a strong agricultural
component that reflects the importance of farming and ranching
in our state,” Johnson said. “At Marketplace for Entrepreneurs,
producers can learn new skills and share ideas to improve their
operations and to create new on-farm and off-farm business ventures.”
On Wednesday, Jan. 14, the day before the event officially opens,
organizations such as the Inventors Congress, the North Dakota
Rural Development Council and the Nature Based Tourism Conference
will hold meetings and conferences in conjunction with Marketplace
Conrad and Johnson are the organizing sponsors of Marketplace
for Entrepreneurs, the state’s largest, and, at 15 years
old, longest-running economic development effort.
will focus on “The American Indian Experience”
Beginning in January and leading up to the 35th annual University
of North Dakota Indian Association powwow in April, UND has scheduled
a series of book discussions and forums on the topic of “Exploring
the American Indian Experience.”
The events, sponsored by the American Indian Programs Council
and a number of campus and community entities, are free of charge
and open to the public. The schedule:
· Jan. 22 and Feb. 23: Discussion of The Dull Knifes of
Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey by Joe Starita, 7 to 9 p.m., Barnes
& Noble University Bookstore. Birgit Hans, associate professor
of Indian studies, will discuss this account of four generations
of an American Indian family from South Dakota that, according
to critics, offers a unique glimpse into Lakota culture from the
1870s to the 1990s.
· Jan. 29: Community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks
Herald community room. Greg Gagnon, associate professor of Indian
studies, will discuss “The Setting of the American Indian
Experience,” exploring the history and common beliefs of
and about American Indian culture.
· March 1: Community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks
Herald community room. Jim Grijalva, associate professor of law,
will discuss “Current Issues in Indian Country,” which
range from state-tribal jurisdictions and demographics to treaties
and gambling casinos.
· April 1: Community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Chester
Fritz Auditorium. Brian Gilley, assistant professor of Indian
studies, and Russ McDonald, associate research director of the
National Resource Center on Native American Aging at UND, both
of whom will be involved in the UNDIA powwow on April 2-4 at the
Hyslop Sports Center, will explain the role of tradition in modern
powwows. Dancers and musicians will perform and explain the significance
of various aspects of the powwow and of American Indian dancing.
More information about the events and the availability of the
Starita book is available at www.conted.und.edu/AIE.
Celtic artists perform at Empire Arts Center
Northwind Crossing, a regional Celtic band, will perform at the
Empire Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. The concert will
feature a special guest appearance by Gail Johnson, an Irish step
dancer and clogger from Fergus Falls, Minn.
Northwind Crossing is a quintet of northern Minnesota musicians
drawn together by their common love for performing traditional
Celtic music, primarily the music of Ireland and Scotland. Much
of their repertoire is from the 18th and 19th centuries and earlier.
They play fiddle, tin whistles, harp, accordion and bodhran drum
(a shallow one-sided Celtic drum that traces its origin to Celtic
warriors who rhythmically beat their spears on their shields to
intimidate their enemy as they marched into battle), augmenting
the Celtic instruments with guitar, mandolin and bass.
Their first CD, Skye Vision – A Celtic Dream, has proven
popular with Celtic music fans and is in its third printing. The
band’s second CD, A Cold Winter’s Day, was released
in December. A third, Harvest Home, is scheduled for release early
Advance tickets for the concert are available through the Chester
Fritz box office at 777-4090. Tickets will also be available at
the door. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students, and children
age 12 and under are free with adults.
Upcoming events at the Empire are: Saturday, Jan. 17, Movie,
McClintock, classic John Wayne western, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday,
Jan. 20, Tuesday Night Live, Red River High School comedy group,
7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 24, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra,
7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 25, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra,
2 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 2, Red River High School Jazz Band, 7:30
This schedule is subject to change. Call 746-5500 for more information
on the Empire Arts Center or any of our events.
– Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center.
will focus on finding peace in the presence of evil
On Friday, Jan. 16, at noon, bring your lunch to the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union, for a discussion on finding peace in the
presence of fear and evil. When we face crises in our lives or
our community (war, illness, terrorism, abductions), our world
views are challenged,.how do we account for evil in the world,
and where do we find the presence of good?
The Rev. Gretchen Graf, pastor, First Presbyterian Church, will
give an overview of the rich diversity of ways to understand the
presence of good and evil in the world. We’ll talk about
views which make sense to us and views we hear from others. The
schedule follows: noon to 12:50 p.m., brown bag presentation by
Rev. Graf; 12:50 to 1:50 p.m., circle discussion (reactions to
the presentation, to present crisis around us, and to finding
peace and goodness).
The event is sponsored by the Conflict Resolution Center.
– Kristine Paranica, director, Conflict Resolution Center.
hosts Honor Band, Choir, Orchestra Festival
The music department will host the 19th annual Honor Band, Choir
and Orchestra Festival Friday through Sunday, Jan. 16-18. This
festival will feature 340 high school students from throughout
North Dakota and Minnesota, selected from more than 750 who auditioned
in the fall. While these students are on campus, they will participate
in rehearsals and master classes and present a concert.
As part of the festival, two concerts will be open to the public.
The first, Friday, Jan. 16, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium, will
showcase ensembles from the UND music department. The Jazz Ensemble,
under the direction of Mike Blake, will perform in the lobby at
7:30 p.m. prior to the concert, which will begin at 8 p.m. Featured
will be the Concert Choir and the Allegro Women’s Choir,
both conducted by Anthony Reeves; the Varsity Bards, conducted
by Rebecca Raber; and the Wind Ensemble, James Popejoy, conductor.
The Steel Band, also directed by Mike Blake, will perform in the
lobby for a reception immediately following the concert. There
is no admission charge.
On Sunday, Jan. 18, the Honor Band, Honor Choirs, and Honor Orchestra
will present their concerts at 3 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Tickets for this event are $5 for adults, $2 for students/senior
citizens, or $10 per family, and are available at the door. The
Mixed Honor Choir will be conducted by Director of Choirs Anthony
Reeves. Matthew Mehaffey, director of choral activities at George
Washington University in Washington, D.C., will lead the Women’s
Honor Choir. James Popejoy, director of bands, will conduct the
Honor Band, and Eric Lawson, professor of strings, will lead the
Honor Orchestra. The four ensembles will combine for a finale
performance of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
For more information about this performance, contact the music
department at 777-2644.
– James Popejoy, music.
to deliver next Faculty Lecture Jan. 20
College of Nursing Dean Elizabeth Nichols will deliver “Where
Have All the Nurses Gone? Or, When I Press the Call Button, Will
Anyone Come?” Tuesday, Jan. 20, as the next talk in the
Faculty Lecture Series. The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in the
Fred Orth Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union. A reception begins
at 4 p.m., and a question and answer period follows the lecture.
Two other speakers will deliver Faculty Lecture Series talks this
semester. Both are at 4:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture
Bowl with receptions beginning at 4 p.m.
· Randy Lee, professor of law, “Pandering to the
Risk-Averse in These Entrepreneurial Times: The Legislatures Choose
Sides,” Tuesday, Feb. 17;
· Katie McCleery, professor of art, “Carved in Brick:
Outsider Art From Inside the University,” Tuesday, April
The Faculty Lecture Series was active from 1954 to 1988 and was
resurrected in 1997. More than 200 faculty members have delivered
talks about their work to colleagues, students and friends as
a part of the University’s most venerable lecture series.
The goal is to enhance UND’s academic atmosphere by showcasing
the scholarly lives of several faculty selected from across campus.
The lectures aim to present, with depth and rigor, the scholarly
questions and goals of the individual faculty members.
The series is funded through the Office of the President.
Senate will not meet until Feb. 5
The University Senate will not meet in January. The next scheduled
meeting is Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.
School’s scholarly forum set for March 2-4
The graduate school is sponsoring a campus-wide scholarly forum,
which will be held Tuesday through Thursday, March 2-4. The purpose
of this forum is to allow the University to highlight scholarly
activities and provide a venue to share research with students
and colleagues. This year, we are pleased that Mary Burgan, general
secretary of the American Association of University Professors
and former professor of Victorian literature and chair of English
at Indiana University, will give a keynote address Tuesday, March
2, at 3:30 p.m. A second keynote address by Kerry Emanuel, professor
of meteorology in the program of atmospheres, oceans, and climate
at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be held Wednesday,
March 3, at 3:30 p.m. Both speakers will present in the Lecture
Bowl, Memorial Union.
Presentations, exhibits and/or performances from faculty and
students are encouraged. Deadline for submission of abstracts
is Monday, Feb. 16. For submission forms and guidelines go to
www.und.edu/dept/grad and look under “In the Spotlight.”
Please contact the graduate school if you have any questions
regarding the forum.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
listed for Getting Started program
The dates for Getting Started 2004, an advisement and registration
program for new freshmen, have been set and are listed below.
It is now a two-day program. All reservations should be made online
at www.und.edu/dept/sas/programs.jsp. Site will be active April
Scholar sessions: Presidential, Pacesetter, and High School Leader,
June 7-8; 8-9; 9-10, 10-11 (scholars will attend one session).
Honors and Integrated Studies session: June 14-15.
Getting Started 2004 program: June 15 to July 23.
Holiday (no program): July 5.
Introduction to Academic Life: June 21-24* and July 12-15*.
*Students will attend Getting Started on the third and fourth
day of the program. There will be no Saturday program.
Getting Started 2004 is a program to which new first year students,
admitted for the fall 2004 semester, are invited to come to campus
for advisement and registration. Program activities begin on day
one at 10 a.m. and include a welcome to the University, campus
and community videos, a higher education presentation, housing,
financial aid, business office, and student affairs presentations,
mathematics and foreign language testing for students. Day two
begins at 8 a.m. and ends around noon. It consists of individual
academic advisement and registration. A separate family program
If you have any questions regarding the Getting Started 2004
program, please contact me.
– Sommer Bjerknes, student academic services, 777-2117,
ed board actions detailed
The State Board of Higher Education met Nov. 20 at Valley City
State University. Following are some highlights from that meeting.
For the full text, visit www.ndus.edu, click on State Board, then
Board considers competency-based admissions
To better assess high school students’ readiness for college,
the State Board of Higher Education has directed the NDUS office
to develop a plan for implementation of competency-based admissions
to North Dakota University System four-year campuses.
Interim Chancellor Michel Hillman said many students are not prepared
for college, in part, because the current admission core curriculum
requirement acknowledges “seat time,” rather than
assessing a high school graduate’s knowledge, skills and
One possible solution, Hillman said, would be to combine the core
curriculum requirement with the ACT assessment and its four sub-test
scores. Stroup said it will be important for the board to lead
this discussion and to encourage participation in the dialogue
by all groups involved in P-16 education, as well as the Roundtable
on Higher Education.
Lee Vickers, Dickinson State University, reported the ConnectND
implementation project is on target and things are going well
overall. There is still concern over staffing issues, but progress
continues. An effort is being made to improve and increase communication
with the campuses to alleviate anxiety and the fear of change.
Other concerns include interaction between people and speed of
Vickers also reported that a consultant has been hired by ITD
to update the return on investment (ROI) document to include long-term
operational costs. Curt Wolfe, ITD, plans to have the document
completed before the 2005 legislative session. Vickers warned
that when ConnectND is implemented, he feels there will be some
increased costs, and that cost savings won’t happen for
two to three years.
Vickers said one ongoing concern is that the pilot campuses are
not totally functional and they must get answers and support when
necessary. It’s important that all campuses stay up-to-date
with the implementation process. One lagging campus could jeopardize
the entire project.
The original charter for ConnectND did not include some of the
ancillary system modules, said Vickers. The executive steering
committee now recommends that the project charter be revised to
include ancillary system modules as part of the oversight responsibility
of the project and the executive steering committee. Although
not part of the PeopleSoft implementation, these ancillary system
solutions need to be tightly integrated with PeopleSoft. At this
time, funds are not available to put these modules in place, so
a process and recommendation for purchasing the modules needs
to be developed.
Stage I program requests
Hillman presented Stage I program requests approved by the chancellor
and reviewed by the cabinet.
UND requests included a Center for Community Engagement; an M.S.
in Applied Economics to be offered traditionally; and a certificate
in clinical laboratory science categorical training in hematology/hemostasis,
clinical chemistry/urinalysis, immunohematology, and microbiology
to be offered online and off-campus/in person.
Board policy manual revisions
The following Board policy manual revisions were approved. For
more information regarding these policies, click on “policies
and procedures” at www.ndus.edu.
Introduction and first reading
607.2 – Positions Funded by Federal and Grant Money (delete)
HR 2 – Appointments
HR 24.7 and 24.8 – Reduction in Force
HR 28 – Grievance Procedures
HR 33.2 – Continuing Education for Employees
Second reading and final passage
402.4 – Admission Policies – Transfer Applicants
403.8 – Major and Minor Equivalency
409 – Degrees Offered
The second reading and final passage of SBHE Policy 611.9 –
Selection of Textbooks and Other Curricular Materials will be
on the February agenda.
Academic consent agenda
The following UND programs were approved:
· Minor program in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies.
· Certificate programs in clinical laboratory science categorical
training in: clinical chemistry/urinalysis, hematology/homeostasis,
immunohematology, and microbiology.
· Terminate the B.S. with a major in Applied Science and
a B.S. in Elementary Education and Music.
· An M.S. in Technology Education.
Financial and facility consent agenda
The board authorized UND to proceed with renovation of two floors
of Ireland Laboratory. Estimated cost is $500,000; source of funds
is from the W.R. Grace property damage settlement ($50,000) and
institutional funds ($450,000).
The University was also authorized to proceed with installation
of a de-aeration tank and its related power piping for the steam
plant. Estimated cost is $300,000. Source of funds is steam plan
Personnel consent agenda
Robin Holden (financial aid) was appointed to the State Grant
Advisory Board through June 30, 2006. The board approved tenure
for Paul A. LeBel (law dean) and Peter Alfonso (vice president
The next meeting will be held Jan. 15 via conference call.
spring semester hours listed
Martin Luther King Day observed Jan. 19
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives,
Monday, Jan. 19, will be observed as Martin Luther King Day by
faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees
designated by their department heads will be required to work
on this holiday. – John Ettling, vice president for academic
affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human resources.
Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library for spring semester
are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
Health sciences library:
Martin Luther King holiday hours for the Library of the Health
Sciences are: Friday, Jan. 16, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday,
Jan. 17, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 18, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Jan.
19, 1 p.m. to midnight. – April Byars, health sciences library.
Thormodsgard Law Library hours for Martin Luther King Day, Jan.
19, are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
– Jane Oakland, circulation manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.
Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will
replace the current administrative system. For more information,
All ConnectND general and topical updates are recorded by the
Interactive Video Network through web streaming. The video archive
is at http://streaming.ndivn.nodak.edu/ndivn/. Click “recorded
calls” to locate archived video streams.
The general updates of the overall ConnectND project are held
the second Thursday of each month over IVN, at either 8 a.m. or
9 a.m. The monthly NDUS system (financial, human resources management,
and student administration) sessions are held on a rotating basis.
The upcoming schedule is:
· Thursday, Jan. 15 (9 to 9:50 a.m.) – ConnectND
· Thursday, Jan. 22 (9 to 9:50 a.m.) – NDUS human
resources management system.
· Thursday, Jan. 29 (9 to 9:50 a.m.) – NDUS student
Everyone is invited to attend the IVN update sessions. Specific
locations are indicated on the calendar.
– Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.
for Entrepreneurs seeks volunteers
The Marketplace for Entrepreneurs is seeking volunteers Jan.
14 and 15 at the Alerus Center. In 2003, Marketplace of Ideas
drew more than 7,000 people. Our volunteers made the 2003 Marketplace
of Ideas event a success. Please consider helping us out by donating
a few hours of your time.
The following is a schedule of the volunteer shifts and positions.
Please call today and schedule your volunteer shift with Laura
at (701) 663-0150 or toll free at 888-384-8410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration and information center (six people per shift): 8
a.m. to 1:15 p.m., first shift; 1:15 to 5:15 p.m., second shift;
5:15 to 9 p.m., third shift.
Ushers and guides (six people per shift): 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.,
first shift; 1:15 to 5:15 p.m., second shift; 5:15 to 9 p.m.,
Classroom monitors (four people minimum per shift): 8:45 a.m.
to 1 p.m., first shift; 12:45 to 6 p.m., second shift.
Exhibit hall coordinators (assist with move-in, four people per
shift): noon to 4:30 p.m., first shift; 4:30 to 9 p.m., second
Thursday, Jan. 15, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration and information center (five general public registration
areas, 12 people minimum per shift): 7 to 10:45 a.m., first shift;
10:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., second shift; 2:15 to 6 p.m., third shift.
Ushers and guides (10 people per shift): 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
first shift; 12:30 to 6 p.m., second shift.
Classroom monitors (26 people minimum per shift): 8:45 a.m. to
1 p.m., first shift; 12:45 to 5 p.m., second shift.
Exhibit hall monitors (five people per shift): 7 to 11 a.m.,
first shift; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., second shift; 3 to 7 p.m., third
Orientation (15 to 30 minutes prior to shift). Please select
a schedule that works out best for you and call Laura at (701)
663-0150 or toll free 888-384-8410 or e-mail email@example.com
as soon as possible.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Laura Henry, Marketplace for
Kids Program coordinator.
of Ralph Engelstad Arena completed
A new organization has been formed to complete the transfer of
the $100 million-plus gift of athletic facilities from the Engelstad
family to the University of North Dakota. The new organization,
similar to other foundations, creates a charitable non-profit
organization that benefits, protects and sustains the best interests
of UND, the UND Foundation, UND athletics and the Engelstad family.
In 1999, the UND Foundation proposed to Ralph Engelstad the use
of a 509(a)3 support organization for making his gift. This is
available for donors who wish to provide gifts for one or more
501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organizations and allows the donor
to retain a certain amount of involvement. In the process of doing
so, UND Sports Facilities Inc. was incorporated as a North Dakota
509(a)3 nonprofit corporation to serve as a support organization
for the University and the UND Foundation.
A recent example of the partnership between the entities was
displayed when the University of North Dakota administration requested
the REA and UND Sports Facilities Inc. build a basketball-volleyball
facility to be a part of the REA complex. The facility, which
is under construction, will open in fall 2004.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Dakota ranks first in hospital care
Editor’s note: Recognizing that issues concerning health
care and access are often in the news, the following letter was
sent to North Dakota newspapers by H. David Wilson, dean of the
School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The text of his letter
Recently, the state of North Dakota was recognized as the best
in the nation for the quality of care provided in its hospitals.
The top ranking is the result of the annual HealthGrades Hospital
Quality in America Study.
Ranking each of the country’s nearly 5,000 hospitals on
26 common procedures and conditions, researchers concluded that
the quality of health care in the nation’s hospitals varies
greatly from state to state.
They found better-performing hospitals tended to be in northern
or sparsely populated states.
Why is North Dakota the best in the United States in
We think it is due, in part, to the way students in medical and
other health professions are educated and trained here. Through
the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health
Sciences, medical education is woven into the fabric of health
care provided in clinics and hospitals throughout the state. It
is integrated into the daily practices of physicians and other
professionals who educate and train our students.
The health care environment is stimulated and the quality of
care is increased by the presence of bright, inquisitive minds.
Doctors and other health professionals choose to establish their
practices in North Dakota and join our school’s faculty,
attracted by the prospect of teaching and shaping the next generation
of medical and allied health professionals. Under the supervision
of our faculty, students help care for patients, gather information
and consider patient cases in light of the latest biomedical knowledge
Further, in many instances, these students are being trained
by UND graduates who have completed training and established their
practices in the state. Nearly half of the practicing physicians,
physician assistants and clinical laboratory scientists in North
Dakota are alumni of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Almost 90 percent of practitioners in allied health professions
in North Dakota are alumni of programs we offer in physical therapy
(87 percent), occupational therapy (86 percent) and cytotechnology
North Dakotas enjoy a level of care that, at times, is taken
for granted or underestimated. This outstanding national ranking
reminds us of the highly effective and efficient health care provided
in our state. (Just for the record, neighboring states ranked:
Minnesota – 12, South Dakota – 10 and Montana –
14.) We should be very proud of this achievement, and the nationwide
endorsement as evidenced in the HealthGrades Hospital Quality
in America study.
We congratulate all those who work in hospitals throughout North
Dakota. Their capable and compassionate care for their patients,
on a daily basis, have earned this impressive national honor for
— H. David Wilson, vice president for health affairs and
dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Wilson elected to administrative board
H. David Wilson, dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
has been elected to the Association of American Medical Colleges
Council of Deans 2003-04 administrative board.
Wilson, who also serves as vice president for health affairs,
was elected recently to the 12-member board. The AAMC Council
of Deans identifies issues affecting academic medicine to continue
improvement of the nation’s medical schools. The council
addresses policies guiding the AAMC in its service and advocacy
functions; programs for the advancement of institutional management;
and support for the deans’ leadership role in guiding individual
schools toward excellence in medical education, research and patient
named permanent GF HNRC director
Gerald Combs Jr., director of the Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center for the past two years, has been named to the
new Scientific Research Service of U.S. Department of Agriculture.
He is the first in the nation to be appointed to the new research
service, which was created to bring into the U.S. Department of
Agriculture experienced and talented scientists.
Under this new appointment, Combs becomes the permanent director
of the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center. The new position
also allows him to conduct research.
He had previously served 27 years as professor of nutrition at
Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and is internationally recognized
for his research in the nutritional biochemistry of trace elements
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is one of six
human nutrition centers operated by the Agricultural Research
Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The emphasis at
the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is on the mineral
elements, including the determination of requirements for minerals
to prevent disease and promote health and optimal function throughout
Seabloom holds new position at wellness center
The Department of Wellness is pleased to announce the promotion
of Nikki Seabloom to the position of assistant director of business
operations. A member of the department since October 2002, her
chief areas of responsibility include human resources and budget.
Seabloom earned a master’s degree in zoology, and formerly
worked as AIDS education coordinator in the School of Medicine
and Health Sciences. Her husband, Robert Seabloom is a professor
emeritus in biology.
– Wellness center.
sought for graduate faculty membership
The graduate school has issued the semi-annual call for nominations
for membership on the graduate faculty. A memorandum detailing
the process and a copy of the nomination form has been sent to
the chairperson and director of each department/program offering
a graduate degree. The deadline for nominations to be received
in the graduate school is Tuesday, Jan. 20. Final action on the
nominations is scheduled to be completed by Feb. 25.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
office moves to Union for fee payment Jan. 22, 23
The business office will be working with students attending the
spring 2004 semester Jan. 12-23. The primary responsibility of
the business office tellers will be fee payment assistance to
the students. Due to increased student traffic during this time
period, you can expect lines at the teller windows. During fee
payment, Jan. 22 and 23, the business office will be closed. All
students should be directed to the Memorial Union Ballroom. Departmental
deposits will be accepted at a teller window, second floor Twamley
Hall, from 2 to 3 p.m. only on these days. Although no receipt
will be issued, the deposits must be logged in by a representative
from your department, and will be processed as time allows. If
departments anticipate special needs during these two days, contact
Sandi Brelie at 777-3080 by noon Friday, Jan. 16. Due to the high
amount of telephone traffic during the weeks surrounding fee payment,
contacting the business office staff may be easiest through e-mail.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
— Wanda Sporbert, business office.
staff performance evaluations due March 1
Annual staff employee performance evaluations are due Monday,
March 1. The “performance management plan” form is
available electronically as either a WordPerfect or Word document.
To receive your copy via e-mail, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Word document version may also be found online at www.humanresources.und.edu/Forms/forms.html.
If hard copies are preferred or if you have questions, please
call us at 777-4361. Please review and discuss the evaluation
with the employee and return the signed forms to human resources,
Box 8010, no later than March 1.
– Diane Nelson, director, human resources.
provided on leave reports
Please read these reminders regarding leave balances:
1. Any annual or sick leave used through Dec. 31, 2003 must be
submitted by Jan. 15, 2004 to be deducted from your 2003 leave
2. Leave that begins in one calendar year and concludes in another
(such as Dec. 26, 2003 through Jan. 2, 2004) should not be submitted
on one leave card. Due to computer programming, only dates from
one calendar year may be submitted on one card. Therefore, in
the Dec. 26 through Jan. 2 example, one card should be submitted
for Dec. 26-31 and another leave slip must be completed for Jan.
3. Supervisors should review leave slips to verify that all blanks
have been completed, the information is correct and the writing
4. It is the responsibility of each department to review the
departmental leave report for accuracy. Please compare the department
copy of the leave card with the departmental leave report. The
leave reports are only available on Pagecenter. If you are a supervisor,
and have not already requested access to Pagecenter, please do
For any further information or assistance, please contact the
payroll office at 777-4226.
change wellness number in UND Directory
The correct phone number for the wellness center is 777-6476.
Please change the information in your edition of the UND Directory.
If you have any questions feel free to call me at 777-4330.
– Kim Sondreal, wellness center.
workshops listed for Jan. 20-30
Below are U2 workshops for January 20-30. Visit our web site
for additional workshops in January and February.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position,
box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned
of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps
us plan for materials and number of seats.
360 Degree Customer Service: Jan. 20, 9 to 10
a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. “Who is your customer and how important
is your role in creating a positive experience for that customer?
What is good customer service? What do you do when you have a
difficult customer?” Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
What Every Employee Should Know About Workers Compensation:
Jan. 21, 10 to 11 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. This class
is designed to create a better understanding of the purpose of
the North Dakota Workers Compensation Bureau. The process of filing
a claim will be reviewed. Concepts such as work restrictions,
claims management, compensability, and communication between all
parties will be included. Time will be allotted for questions.
Presenter: Claire Moen.
Purchasing Policies and Procedures: Jan. 23,
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Find out who
is responsible for the process of purchasing, obligations of process
time, receiving acceptance, payment, product use, maintenance,
insurance, and final disposal. Presenter: Purchasing office.
Lifesteps®, Weight Management Program, 15-week class:
Monday Sessions*, Jan. 26 to May 10, 12:15 to 1 p.m., or
Friday Sessions*, Jan. 30 to May 14, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. (see date
exceptions below), Swanson 16-18. Presenters: Brenna Kerr, licensed
registered dietitian and Amanda Wiggens, wellness program assistant.
Sponsor: wellness department. Fee: $45, includes instruction by
health professionals and program materials. Limited enrollment
per section; significant others are eligible to enroll. Registrations
are complete when payment is received; refunds will not be issued.
Trained health professionals conduct the sessions and show you
proven weight management techniques. Your personal Lifesteps notebook
contains hundreds of ideas for making new eating and exercise
habits part of your daily life. Handouts, activities, and sample
menus provided in weekly group sessions show you how you can enjoy
foods you love, achieve the weight you want, and maintain a level
of exercise that’s right for you. This class is designed
for people who want to lose 10-50 pounds. If people need to lose
more than 50 pounds to reach a “desirable” weight
(one that would decrease their health risks significantly), they
are encouraged to set up one-on-one sessions with Brenna Kerr
through the Wellness Center.
· No class Monday, Feb. 16. Changed to Wednesday, Feb.
18, 12:15 to 1 p.m.
· No classes during spring break (March 15-19).
· No class Friday, April 9. Changed to Wednesday, April
7, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
* Limited to 20 participants per class.
Excel XP, Intermediate: Jan. 26, 28, and 30,
1 to 4 p.m. Prerequisite: Excel XP, Beginning (nine hours total).
Work with templates, filter and sort data, import and export data,
work with advanced formulas, analyze and share data. Presenter:
Defensive Driving: Jan. 27, 6 to 10 p.m., 211
Rural Technology Center. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund. This workshop
is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state
fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic
violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle.
Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop
may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could
possibly remove points from your driving record.
Mainframe Computer Usage and Monthly Reports: Jan. 28, 9 to 11:30
a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. Find out how to use the mainframe uniform
accounting system, various screens, and computer printouts. Presenters:
accounting services, grants and contracts office.
Position Budget Maintenance: Jan. 29, 9 to 11
a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. The workshops are designed to give departmental
personnel who process appointments/revisions, staff position requisitions,
new position requests and add or delete funds to positions. You
will learn to access information to maintain a more accurate position
budget file and assist in more timely processing of payroll forms.
This is a hands-on workshop, and authorization to the following
CICSB (main frame) screens are necessary: PB70, PB75, PB80, PB90,
PB95, BD40, GL19, GL70, GL53, NA90 and NA75. Presenters: Cindy
Fetsch and Cherie Stoltman.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University Within
Staff Senate cookbooks available
Want a suggestion for a nice reasonable gift for someone or yourself?
The UND Staff Senate brings you our new cookbook, “Mixing
It Up With UND Spirit” 2003 edition. The cookbooks sell
for $15 (tax included) and have a hardback, three-ring binder
(7” x 9”). There are over 700 recipes collected from
faculty, staff, and students, including a wide selection of appetizers,
beverages, soups, salads, vegetables, main dishes, casseroles,
cakes, cookies, etc. If you wish to purchase a cookbook, contact
Joneen Iverson, education and human development, 777-3718, or
Proceeds will develop funding sources for scholarships and other
programs as they apply to Staff Senate. Thank you for your support.
– Staff Senate fundraising/scholarship subcommittee.
yoga classes offered
Winter yoga classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Lotus Meditation
Center, 2908 University Ave. Classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
evenings for beginners and mixed levels and at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays
for intermediate level. The cost for single classes is $10 and
the full eight-week session costs $65. For more information or
to register call Dyan Rey, instructor, at 772-8840 or 777-2257
(message only) or e-mail email@example.com. Classes continue through
March 4; a spring session will follow.
– Dyan Rey, art.
Days of Glory” raffle winners announced
Recent winners of the “31 Days of Glory” Staff Senate
raffle, sponsored by UND Staff Senate, are:
Wednesday, Dec. 17, Roger Orchard (off campus); Thursday, Dec.
18, Mary Ann Hentschell (off campus); Friday, Dec. 19, Lars Helgeson
(teaching and learning); Saturday, Dec. 20, Cameron Blilie (son
of Teresa Blilie, campus passport ID); Sunday, Dec. 21, Lona Spicer
(mathematics); Monday, Dec. 22, Jared Bruggeman (athletics); Tuesday,
Dec. 23, Dawn Pladson (budget office); Wednesday, Dec. 24, Dennis
Feist (family practice); Thursday, Dec. 25, Cathy Perry (pathology);
Friday, Dec. 26, Pat Swangler (dining services); Saturday, Dec.
27, Mike Powers (safety); Sunday, Dec. 28, Peggy Lucke (finance
and operations); Monday, Dec. 29, Donna Wathne (off campus); Tuesday,
Dec. 30, Matsimela Changa (MC) Diop (Multicultural Student Services);
and Wednesday, Dec. 31, Beth Arbegest (off campus).
Proceeds from the sale of these raffle tickets go toward funding
scholarships for dependents of UND staff attending the University.
Thanks to everyone who supported Staff Senate by purchasing a
– Tanya Northagen (student and outreach services), vice
president/president elect, Staff Senate.
Nutrition Center seeks volunteers for studies
Minerals and bone health
Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over $14
billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will have an
osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center want to know if taking minerals, such as copper and zinc,
with calcium supplements are more effective in protecting bones
compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal women.
Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements
free for two years. In addition, they will receive either a copper/zinc
supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can be done in Grand
Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’ choice of location.
Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take part
in this study. Medications that do not interfere with calcium
absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable.
Participants can earn $750.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
travel application deadline is Jan. 15
The third deadline for travel applications to the Senate scholarly
activities committee is Thursday, Jan. 15. Travel applications
will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur
between Jan. 16 and May 3. No other applications will be considered.
The fourth deadline for applications is Tuesday, Feb. 17. Research/creative
activity and publication grant applications as well as applications
for new faculty scholar awards will be considered; no travel applications
will be considered.
The fifth deadline for applications is Monday, May 3. Travel applications
will be considered only for travel that will occur between May
4 and Sept. 15. No other applications will be considered.
The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals
and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal
should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind.
Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the
SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals
and travel/publication requests, the committee takes into consideration
the most recent SSAC (or FRCAC) award granted to each applicant.
Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants.
Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed
Application forms are available at the office of research and
program development, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD’s
home page, at www.und.edu under “research.” A properly
signed original and seven copies of the application must be submitted
to ORPD on or prior to the deadline. Applications not prepared
in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered
by the committee. Please feel free to contact any of the current
SSAC committee members for information or guidance when preparing
your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses
are available on ORPD’s home page or by calling ORPD at
– Jim Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly activities
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided
for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may
not be republished or made available outside the University of
North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on
the COS website.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation (PAR-04-039;
addendum NOT-HS-04-004)—Support for dissertation research
focused on areas relevant to health services research, with emphasis
placed on methodological and research topics that address the
mission of AHRQ. Deadlines: 1/15/04, 6/15/04, 10/15/04. Contact:
Greta Drott, 301-427-1530; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-04-039.html.
Demonstrating the Value of Health Information Technology (HIT)–Support
for projects to increase knowledge and understanding of the value
of HIT, which includes clinical, safety, quality, financial, organizational,
effectiveness, efficiency, or other direct or indirect benefits
that may be derived from use of health information technology
in delivery of health care. Deadlines: 3/22/04 (Letter of intent);
4/22/04 (Application). Contact: Eduardo Ortiz, 301-427-1585; EORTIZ@AHRQ.GOV;
Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology
(THQIT)–Support for community-wide planning processes across
multiple healthcare organizations within a local or regional area
that will enable them to develop healthcare information technology
infrastructure to provide effective exchange of health information
within the community. Deadlines: 3/2/2/04 (Letter of Intent);
4/22/04 (Application). Contact: Lisa Dolan-Branton, 301-427-1588;
ALLIANCE FOR CANCER GENE THERAPY (ACGT)
Gene Therapy for Lymphoma and Leukemia Research Grant–Support
for research aimed at furthering development of gene therapy approaches
to treatment of lymphoma and leukemia. Contact: Allison Neslage,
203-358-8000, ext. 495; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.acgtfoundation.org/lymphoma_award.html.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Support to develop Centers for Genomics and Public Health at schools
of public health to provide a regional hub of expertise by coordinating
existing programs at the recipient institution and by creating
links with local, state, or regional public health programs. Deadline:
2/15/04. Contact: Timothy G. Baker, 770-488-1441; email@example.com;
CHIANG CHING-KUO FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY EXCHANGE
Conferences and Seminars–Support for research on Chinese
culture, with an emphasis on: Chinese cultural tradition and its
transformation; development of the Republic of China, including
developments and changes since its establishment; Taiwan area
studies, including the humanities, sociology, history, economics,
and other relevant disciplines; comparative research related to
Chinese culture; and research on the Chinese classics and historical
works. Deadline: 2/15/04. Contact: Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation,
Telephone: 886 (02) 2704-5333; CCKF@ms1.hinet.net; http://www.cckf.org/e-dornation-3.htm.
COMPTON FOUNDATION, INC.
Environmental Grants and Population Projects–Support to
address community, national, and international concerns in the
areas of peace and world order, population, the environment, equal
educational opportunity, community welfare and social justice,
and culture and the arts. Deadlines: 2/15/04, 9/15/04. Contact:
Executive Director, 650-328-0101; info@ComptonFoundation.org;
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
Arthropod and Nematode Gateways to Genomics–Support for
research in the following priority areas: molecular characterization
of signaling pathways between arthropods or nematodes and their
hosts; cellular and molecular basis of interactions of arthropods
or nematodes with plant resistance genes, plant defensive compounds,
pheromones, or semiochemicals; and molecular studies of arthropod
or nematode interactions with microbes; genetic manipulations
to evaluate function of arthropod or nematode genes, and characterization
of novel targets for pest control, including pesticide resistance
studies. Deadline: 2/18/04. Contact: Mary Purcell-Miramontes,
202-401-5114; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/funding/04/rfa_nri_04.htm.
ELLISON MEDICAL FOUNDATION
Senior Scholar in Global Infectious Disease–Support for
biomedical research on parasitic and infectious diseases caused
by viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal or helminthic pathogens
of major global public health concern that are relatively neglected
in federally funded research within the U.S. Deadlines: 3/4/04
(Letter of Intent); 6/30/04 (Application). Contact: Stephanie
L. James, 301-657-1830; http://220.127.116.11/emf_gid_ssa_over.jsp.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Water Quality Cooperative Agreements–Support to conduct
and promote coordination and acceleration of investigations, training,
demonstrations, surveys and studies relating to causes, effects,
extent, prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution. Deadline:
2/8/04. Contact: Tina Yin, 415-947-3549; email@example.com;
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)–Funding for students
from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop skills needed to successfully
compete, enter, and graduate from health professions schools.
Deadline: 2/20/04. Contact: Karen L. Smith, 301-443-1348; Ksmith1@hrsa.gov;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Application of Emerging Technologies for Cancer Research–Support
for research to evaluate usefulness of emerging technologies that
are ready for initial application to clinical or biological questions
in cancer research. Deadlines: 1/16/04, 5/17/04, 9/17/04 (Letter
of Intent); 2/17/04, 6/17/04, 10/18/04 (Application). Contact:
Gregory J. Downing, 301-496-1550; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-05-003.html.
Circulating Cells in Cancer Detection–Support to develop
novel technologies for capturing, enriching, and preserving exfoliated
abnormal cells and macromolecules in body fluids or effusions
and develop methods for concentrating the enriched cells for biomarker
studies. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Mukesh Verma,
301-496-3893; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-035.html.
Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care Practice–Support
for health services, social and behavioral, and outcomes researchers
to develop innovative research projects to increase the knowledge
base for enhanced translation of effective colorectal cancer screening
techniques into community practice. Deadlines: 1/23/04, 9/22/04
(Letter of Intent); 2/23/04, 10/22/04 (Application). Contact:
Carrie N. Klabunde, 301-402-3362; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-036.html.
Exploratory Grants for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control–Support
for investigators from a wide range of behavioral and social science
disciplines who wish to focus research on the behavioral aspects
of the cancer control continuum from prevention to end of life
care. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Crystal Wolfrey,
301-496-7800; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-034.html.
Innovations in Cancer Sample Preparation–Support for research
involving development and significant enhancement or adaptation
of sample preparation methodologies and technologies, development
of assays to assess sample quality, and studies designed to elucidate
criteria by which to judge sample quality. Deadlines: 1/16/04,
5/17/04, 9/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/17/04, 6/17/04, 10/18/04
(Application). Contact: Gregory J. Downing, 301-496-1550; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Innovative Technologies for Molecular Analysis of Cancer–Support
to develop and integrate novel and emerging technologies to support
of cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment; specifically, highly
innovative, high risk and cancer-relevant technology development
projects associated with molecular analysis of cancer. Deadlines:
1/16/04, 5/17/04, 9/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/17/04, 6/17/04,
10/18/04 (Application). Contact: Gregory J. Downing, 301-496-1550;
Rapid Access to Intervention Development (RAID)–Support
for rapid movement of novel molecules and concepts from the laboratory
to the clinic for proof-of-principle clinical trials. RAID will
provide any (or all) preclinical development steps that may be
obstacles to clinical translation. Deadlines: 2/1/04; 8/1/04.
Contact: RAID, 301-496-8720; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-04-003.html.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Support to establish Centers of Excellence for Research on Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (CERC), with emphasis on applying cutting-edge
scientific approaches to elucidating mechanisms of action of CAM
therapies and modalities. Deadlines: 1/16/04 (Letter of Intent);
2/17/04 (Application). Contact: Barbara Sorkin, 301-496-8004;
Developmental Centers for Research on Complementary and Alternative
Medicine–Support to establish centers to assist extramural
researchers and practitioners developing and participating in
high-quality research; to promote research expertise and infrastructure
development; and support enhanced communication and partnership-building
between CAM and conventional institutions. Deadlines: 1/17/04
(Letter of Intent); 2/17/04 (Application). Contact: See above
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR EURASIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN RESEARCH (NCEEER)
National Research Competition: Research Contracts–Support
to develop and sustain long-term, high-quality programs of postdoctoral
research on the social, political, economic, environmental, and
historical development of Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.
Deadline: 2/15/04. Contact: National Council for Eurasian and
East European Research, 202-822-6950; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nceeer.org/Programs/national_research_competition.htm.
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Cultural Competence and Health Disparities Academic Awards–Support
to develop core curricula and educational materials to increase
overall knowledge and skills of medical students, house staff,
and other professionals, including practicing physicians, on the
ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic, linguistic and other
factors that contribute to health disparities, and on culturally
competent approaches to mitigating these disparities. Deadlines:
1/23/04, 9/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/23/04, 10/19/04 (Application).
Contact: Héctor Ortega, 301-435-0202; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH, CENTERS
FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (NIOSH/CDC)
Support to establish Centers for Construction Safety and Health
to conduct exploratory, prevention/intervention, and translation
projects that address priority construction safety and health
problems and provide a national focus for construction health
and safety issues. Contact: Michael J. Galvin Jr., 404-498-2524;
Deadlines: 3/13/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/13/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Development of Immune Monitoring Reagents and MHC Typing Technologies
for Non-Human Primates–Support for pre-clinical, non-human
primate research in the fields of infectious disease vaccine development,
transplantation, and autoimmune diseases. Deadline: 3/1/04. Contact:
Carl Newman, 301-496-8371; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Genomics of Transplantation Cooperative Research Program–Support
for research into the genetic basis of immune-mediated graft rejection
and differences in transplant outcomes. Contact: Crystal Y. Koh,
301- 496-5598; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-04-002.html.
Deadlines: 2/16/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/15/04 (Application).
HIV Vaccine Design and Development Teams–Support for research
to advance vaccine concepts toward the product stage via a focused,
development-based approach. The goal is development of new safe
and immunogenic vaccine candidates that merit further evaluation
in larger human trials. Deadline: 2/19/04. Contact: Janet Mattson,
301-496-0993; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-04-006.html;
In Vitro and Animal Models for Emerging Infectious Diseases and
Biodefense–Support for research essential to development
of therapeutics, diagnostics, and preventive measures for emerging
infectious diseases, including bioterrorism agents. Deadline:
3/1/04. Contact: Paquetta Myrick-Hancock, 301-451-3692; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD)
Accessible Health Promotion and Fitness for Persons with Disabilities:
(SBIR/STTR)–Support for innovative design modifications
of diagnostic medical devices and fitness equipment that will
be suitable for facilities and/or homes in order to increase accessibility
for persons with disabilities, improve their health and wellness,
and reduce occurrence of secondary conditions. Contact: Nancy
L. Shinowara, 301-402-2242; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-013.html.
Deadlines: 3/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/16/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Funding for Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Centers for Mental
Health to support collaborative, hypothesis-driven basic research
activities to extend cutting-edge theories and approaches in basic
behavioral science to incorporate current approaches in neuroscience.
Contact: Mary Ellen Oliveri, 301-443-3942; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-004.html.
Deadlines: 1/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/18/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)
Administrative Supplements: Counterterrorism and Neuroscience
Research–Supplemental support for research aimed at protecting
the nervous system from harmful effects of a chemical or biological
terrorist attack. Deadlines: 2/16/04, 6/15/04. Contact: David
A. Jett; 301-496-3102; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-03-011.html.
Administrative Supplements for DNA Microarray Analysis–Supplemental
support to include gene expression profiling experiments on the
nervous system in NINDS-funded research projects. Contact: Thomas
Miller, 301-496-1779; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-04-002.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Oral Health of Special Needs and Older Populations–Support
for investigator-initiated clinical research focused on the oral
health of special needs populations, including those with developmental
or acquired physical or mental disabilities, people with mental
retardation, people living with HIV/AIDS, and frail or functionally
dependent elders. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact:
Ruth Nowjack-Raymer, 301-594-5394; Ruth.Nowjack-Raymer@nih.gov;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Analytical Chemistry and Stability Testing of Treatment Drugs–Support
for development of analytical methods, quality control tests and
stability studies for compounds and dosage forms to be used in
medications development. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact:
Dawn Rabunsky, 301-443-6677; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NIDA/N01DA%2D4%2D8844/SynopsisP.html.
Behavioral and Cognitive Processes Related to Adolescent Drug
Abuse–Support for research with potential to advance understanding
of the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of adolescent
drug abuse and addiction. Deadlines: 1/20/04 (Letter of Intent);
2/20/04 (Application). Contact: Paul Schnur, 301-443-1887; email@example.com;
Group Therapy for Individuals in Drug Abuse or Alcoholism Treatment–Support
for research addressing group-format behavioral treatments for
drug abuse or alcohol use disorders; or research focused on interventions
to reduce spread of infectious disease in substance abuse treatment
populations. Contact: Melissa W. Racioppo, 301-443-2261; firstname.lastname@example.org;
HIV/AIDS and Other Infections Among Drug Users in the Criminal
Justice System–Support for innovative research to advance
knowledge and understanding of epidemiology, prevention, and treatment
service needs of drug users in the criminal justice system who
have or are at high-risk for HIV and other infectious diseases,
and receive legal supervision in the community setting. Contact:
Elizabeth Y. Lambert, 301-402-1933; EL46i@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-015.html.
Deadlines: 2/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/23/04 (Application).
Notice Regarding Availability of Administrative Supplements to
Support International Collaborative Research on Drug Abuse–Supplement
support to existing NIDA-supported research projects to expand
current research efforts, within the scope of the original grant,
to conduct research in international sites. Deadline: 3/1/04.
Contact: Steven Gust, 301-443-6480; email@example.com; http://www.drugabuse.gov/Funding/Internationalsupp.html.
Screening and Intervention for Youth in Primary Care Settings–Support
for health services research to expand the role of primary care
in prevention and treatment of problem drug use, abuse, and related
health problems among youth in the predependency phase of drug
abuse, with emphasis on marijuana use (alone or in combination
with nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs of abuse). Contact: Jerry
Flanzer, 301-443-4060; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-006.html.
Deadlines: 1/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/19/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Clinical Islet Transplantation: Clinical Centers and Data Coordinating
Centers–Support for Centers to participate in a consortium
of investigators and institutions to perform studies of islet
transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Deadlines:
3/16/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/13/04 (Application). Contact: Thomas
L. Eggerman, 301-594-8813; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-005.html;
Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation–Support for consortia
of institutions to participate in a cooperative, multi-site consortium
for interventional or observational clinical studies, accompanied
by mechanistic studies, to enhance understanding of and ultimately
reduce immune-mediated morbidity and mortality of organ transplantation.
Deadlines: 2/16/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/15/04 (Application).
Contact: Nancy D. Bridges, 301-496-5598; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Diet Composition and Energy Balance–Support for short and
longer-term research investigating the role of diet composition
in energy balance, including studies in both animals and humans.
Projects may range from basic studies investigating the impact
of micro-or macronutrient composition on appetite, metabolism,
and energy expenditure through clinical studies evaluating efficacy
of diets differing in micro-or macronutrient composition, absorption,
dietary variety, or energy density for weight loss or weight maintenance.
Contact: Susan Z. Yanovski, 301-594-8882; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-033.html.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Group Therapy for Individuals in Drug Abuse or Alcoholism Treatment–Support
for development and testing of behavioral treatments for drug
abuse and alcohol abuse disorders that can be delivered in community
substance abuse treatment settings. Deadlines: 1/20/04 (Letter
of Intent); 2/20/04 (Application). Contact: Melissa W. Racioppo,
301-443-2261; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-008.html.
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine–Support
for projects that will require interdisciplinary collaborations
among investigators with expertise in a range of disciplines including,
but not limited to: engineering, physics, chemistry, cellular
and molecular biology, and materials and computer science. Applications
may propose hypothesis-driven, discovery-driven, developmental,
or design-directed research. Contact: Eleni Kousvelari, 301-594-2427;
Deadlines: 2/18/04, 8/19/04.
Occupational Health and Safety Research–Support to develop
knowledge to be used in preventing occupational diseases and injuries
and to understand their underlying pathophysiology. Contact: Susan
B. Board, 404-498-2512; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-038.html.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Arctic Research Opportunities (NSF 03-574)–Support for research
in the Arctic and related research and data analysis in order
to gain a better understanding of the Earth’s physical,
biological, geological, chemical, social, and cultural processes,
and interactions of ocean, land, atmosphere, biological, and human
systems. Deadline: 2/15/04. Contact: Anna Kerttula, 703-292-8029;
Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)–Support
for a three-science thrust to study climate variability and predictability
from seasons to years and/or decadal to centennial climate variability;
and to model and detect anthropogenic climate change. Deadlines:
2/15/04, 8/15/04 (Ocean Sciences); None (Atmospheric Sciences).
Contact: Eric Itsweire, 703-292-8582; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_clivar.html.
Emerging Models and Technologies for Computation (EMT)—Support
to advance fundamental capabilities of computer and information
sciences and engineering by incorporating insights from areas
such as biological systems, quantum phenomena, nanoscale science
and engineering, and other novel computing concepts to bring fundamental
changes to software, hardware and architectural design aspects
of future computational models. Collaborations among computer
scientists, engineers, mathematicians, biologists and other disciplinary
scientists are imperative. Contact: Mitra Basu, 703-292-8910;
Marine Geology and Geophysics–Support for research on all
aspects of geology and geophysics of the ocean basins and margins,
as well as the Great Lakes. Deadlines: 2/15/04, 8/15/04. Contact:
Bil Haq, 703-292-8582; email@example.com; http://www.geo.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/geo/showprog.pl?id=37&div=oce.
Oceanographic Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination (OTIC)
Program–Support for a broad range of research and technology
development activities. Unsolicited proposals are accepted for
instrumentation development that has broad applicability to ocean
science research projects and that enhances observational, experimental,
or analytical capabilities of the ocean science research community.
Deadlines: 2/15/04, 815/04. Contact: Alexandra Isern, 703-292-8582;
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and
Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)–Support to recognize outstanding
mentoring efforts that enhance participation of groups (i.e.,
women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented
in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Deadline:
3/2/04. Contact: Marilyn J. Suiter, 703-292-5121; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Quantitative Systems Biotechnology (QSB)–Support for innovative,
high-risk/ high-return research which combines in-depth analysis
of large-scale cellular biological systems, or their representations,
with creative software tools for development of computer models
as well as complementary quantitative experimental approaches.
Multidisciplinary proposals are encouraged. Deadline: 2/17/04.
Contact: Frederick G. Heineken, 703-292-7944; email@example.com;
RIDGE 2000–Community-based science initiative focused on
integrated geological and biological studies of the Earth-encircling
mid-ocean ridge system. Deadlines: 2/15/04, 8/15/04. Contact:
David Epp, 703-292-8581; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02011.
Robert Noyce Scholarship Program–Funding for scholarships,
stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in
high need K-12 schools. Deadlines: 3/25/04 (Letter of Intent);
4/2/04 (Application). Contact: Joan T. Prival, 703- 292-4635;
Science and Technology Studies (STS)–Support for research
and related activities that contribute to systematic understanding
of the character and development of science and technology, including
their cultural, intellectual, material, and social dimensions.
Proposals are welcomed from various disciplinary perspectives,
including history of science, history of technology, philosophy
of science, and various social sciences, including sociology,
anthropology, and political science. Deadlines: 3/15/04, 8/1/04.
Contact: Keith R Benson, 702-292-7283, email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04531/nsf04531.txt.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business
Technology Transfer (STTR) to Develop New Therapies for Type 1
Diabetes and Its Complications–Support to apply cutting
edge technology to research to develop new approaches to prevent,
treat, and cure type 1 diabetes and its complications. Deadlines:
1/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/19/04 (Application). Contact: Sanford
Garfield, 301-594-8803; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-020.html.
Sociology Program–Support for research on problems of human
social organization, demography, and processes of individual and
institutional change. Theoretically focused empirical investigations
aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes
are encouraged, including research on organizations and organizational
behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups,
labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family,
social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology
of science and technology. Deadlines: 1/15/04, 8/15/04 (Regular
Proposals); 2/15/04, 10/15/04 (Dissertation Proposals). Contact:
Patricia E. White, 703-292-8762; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sociol/start.htm.
OPEN MEADOWS FOUNDATION
Funding for projects designed and implemented by women and girls
which have limited financial access, reflect the cultural and
ethnic diversity of our society, and promote empowerment of women
and girls; and projects for social change that have encountered
obstacles in their search for funding. Deadlines: 2/15/04, 8/15/04.
Contact: Open Meadows Foundation, 718-768-4015; firstname.lastname@example.org;
SOCIETY FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF SEXUALITY (SSSS)
Student Research Grants–Funding for students enrolled in
degree-granting programs who are doing sexuality research. Contact:
lsa Lottes, 610-530-2483; http://www.sexscience.org/awards/index.php?category_id=427.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 9/1/04.
UDALL FOUNDATION, MORRIS K.
Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation
Fellowships support dissertation writing in the areas of environmental
public policy or environmental conflict resolution. Deadline:
2/3/04. Contact: Melissa Millage, 520-670-5542; email@example.com;
UNITED STATES ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (USADA)
Support for research working toward eliminating use of prohibited
performance-enhancing drugs and methods in sports. Deadlines:
2/1/04, 5/1/04, 8/1/04, 11/1/04. Contact: Program Officer, 866-601-2632;
UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH (UCAR)
Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science
(SOARS)–Funding for training undergraduate and graduate
students who are members of groups historically underrepresented
in the atmospheric and related sciences who are interested in
pursuing careers in those sciences, including educational and
research opportunities, mentoring, and career counseling and guidance.
Related fields include the geosciences, biology, chemistry, computer
science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics,
meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science. Deadline:
2/1/04. Contact: SOARS Program Office, 303-497-8622; firstname.lastname@example.org;
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al-Saud Visiting Scholar/Post-Doctoral Fellow–Support
for research on the theme “Arab Culture: Traditions and
Transformations.” Contact: Professor Nezar AlSayyad, Center
for Middle Eastern Studies, 510-642-8208; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 2/1/05.
Support for policy-relevant research on employment issues. Research
Grants lead to book-length manuscripts; Mini-Grants provide funds
for innovative research papers with special funding needs. Deadline:
2/2/04 (3-page summary); 4/12/04 (Full Proposal). Contact: Institute
Grant Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org ; http://www.upjohninst.org/grantann.html#dates.
— William Gosnold, interim director, research and program
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