Grand Forks family
medicine residency program teachers and residents will stay
Patient care and teaching activities will continue uninterrupted
at the Grand Forks family practice center, and its faculty
and all but one of the resident-physicians will remain in
the family medicine residency program, under a joint agreement
reached June 14.
The center, located south of Barnes and Noble bookstore
on the UND campus, is open and operating under its normal
schedule; services have not been and will not be interrupted.
The agreement, aimed at resolving differences between the
center’s faculty and UND administration, has been
presented to and approved by the dean of the UND medical
school, H. David Wilson. It is the result of deliberations
by an advisory committee which has been studying problems
at the center for the past three months.
Six faculty members will remain on staff, see patients and
teach 18 resident-physicians in the three-year program which
prepares board-eligible family physicians. The faculty members
are: Greg Greek, Larry Halvorson, James Burrell, Kim Konzak-Jones,
William Mann and Catherine Yeager.
This agreement allows current resident-physicians to stay
and complete their education in the program they chose for
training. During this time, an advisory committee will meet
on a regular basis and provide input on the operations of
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Reminder to complete
harassment training program
We thank those who have completed harassment training.
If you have not yet completed the training, please do so
immediately. This training is required for all faculty and
staff, graduate students who teach, and students who supervise
others in support of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful
campus community for everyone. If you have any questions
regarding how to access the training program, please contact
the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks for your
– Charles Kupchella, president.
lists summer schedule
University Letter will be published every other week during
the summer. Publication dates are: June 25, July 16 and
30, Aug. 13, 20, and 27. The deadline for article submission
remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article
published. If you will be away for the summer and wish to
suspend your paper or electronic subscription until fall,
please contact me.
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter, 777-3621,
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will honor Scott Lowe
A farewell to Grand Forks bash for Scott Lowe (philosophy
and religion) is set for Friday, June 25, at Babylon Events
Center, 9 N. Third St. Doors open at 7 p.m. with entertainment
by Floating Life (they’re surprisingly loud), featuring
Joe Bailey, drums; Carolyn Glimm, vocals; Lin Glimm, vocals;
Maury Finney, sax; Steve Finney, guitar and vocals; Mark
Kulack, bass and vocals; Molly Lowe, vocals; Scott Lowe,
guitar and vocals; and miscellaneous guests.
The band plays promptly at 8 p.m. We respect your bedtime!
Guests under 21 are allowed; smoking is not permitted. Admission
Missed Woodstock (the real one)? Don’t actually remember
much about JFK? Well, here’s your chance to get in
on the ground floor for once!
– Don Poochigian, philosophy and religion.
will benefit Tomi Roinila
A benefit rummage sale will be held for Tomi Roinila, youth
hockey coach, Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, at the
Blue Line Hockey Arena west of Red River High School. Hours
are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds will go toward medical expenses.
– Judy Klaus, Children’s Center.
Biz” camp set for July 26-30
Parents with children entering grades 6-8: Does your child
have an interest in owning and operating a business someday?
Would they like to get a “jump start” on learning
what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? If so, they
are invited to attend the fifth annual “Buzz on Biz”
camp, presented by the College of Business and Public Administration.
The camp will run July 26-30, Monday through Wednesday
from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(campers make their own pizza and sell it to the public),
and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (graduation is from
noon to 1:30 p.m.).
Campers will learn how three young businessmen made their
dreams of owning their own business come true. From Smoothie
Rhombus to the Rhombus House of Pizza, they are carving
a slice of life! Campers will make their own pizza and sell
it to the public on Thursday.
Cost is $50, which includes access to the Buzz on Biz guide,
snacks, graduation ceremony/luncheon, and a Buzz on Biz
The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 30. Space
is limited, so register early.
Visit http://business.und.edu/biz/ or call UND Conference
Services at 777-2663.
– Jennifer Raymond, continuing education.
campers an introduction to aviation
The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is sponsoring
the 21st International Aerospace Camp through June 28 and
another camp from July 6-14. Sixty-five campers from across
the United States will visit the campus during each camp
to experience aviation and a taste of college.
Open to teenagers ages 16-17, the camp offers aviation
enthusiasts a chance to attend ground school, log flight
time, and learn about the various careers within the aviation
industry. The amount of actual flight training makes this
summer adventure unique. The sky becomes a college classroom
where students fly and log time with flight instructors
with six different launches – simulator session, Visual
Flight Rules (VFR) flight, Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
flight, cross-country flight, night flight, and an aerobatic
flight. They also study aerodynamics, reside in residence
halls and eat with current students at Wilkerson Hall.
For more information about the 21st annual international
aerospace camps, contact Ken Polovitz at 777-2561. –
set for four candidates
The final examination for Jennifer R. Brendle, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology,
is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, in Room 210, Corwin-Larimore
Hall. The dissertation title is “Validation of a Quantitative
Measure to Assess Schema Content Associated with Social
Anxiety.” F. Richard Ferraro (psychology) is the committee
The final examination for Nova Marie Griffith, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology,
is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, in Room 210, Corwin-Larimore
Hall. The dissertation title is “Biculturalism and
Stress-Coping Among Northern Plains American Indian College
Students.” Doug McDonald (psychology) is the committee
The final examination for Jason A. McCray, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology,
is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, in Room 210, Corwin-Larimore
Hall. The dissertation title is “The Effects of Exposure
to Images of the Male Muscular Ideal on Body Image and Muscularity
Concerns in Men.” Alan King (psychology) is the committee
The final examination for K. Amy Phillips, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning,
is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, in Room 104, Education
Building. The dissertation title is “Intercultural
Knowledge and Skills in Social Service Work with Refugees:
Perspectives from Providers and Recipients.” Kathleen
Gershman (educational foundations and research) is the committee
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
honor David Teets
A reception in honor of Dave Teets will be held Wednesday,
June 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the aviation maintenance conference
room area. He is retiring from his position as aircraft
maintenance technician on July 2, and has been with aerospace
since October 1991. Please join us in thanking him for his
service to UND and in wishing him a happy retirement.
– Lesli Riskey, aircraft maintenance, Odegard School
of Aerospace Sciences.
listed for graduate school
Some dates have been listed incorrectly in the academic
catalog and other resources. The corrections follow.
Thursday, July 8, is the last day to file a preliminary
approval of thesis or dissertation form in the graduate
Thursday, July 22, is the day a final copy of thesis or
dissertation is due at the graduate school.
Thursday, July 29, the final report on candidate form is
due at the graduate school.
— Cynthia Shabb, graduate school.
Center hosts camps
The Dakota Science Center will host the following camps
and workshops to challenge and excite children with new
wonders and discoveries of science.
Bugs, Butterflies and Botany Camp: Students will collect
a variety of butterflies and other insects and discover
the interdependence of insects and plant life. Classes will
be held at the Central Middle School butterfly garden and
in the school science laboratory. Camp for grades 1-3 is
scheduled for July 12-15; camp for grades 3-6 is scheduled
for July 26-29. Camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The
cost is $75.
Great Things Happen When Art Meets Science is a workshop
designed for grades 7-9 and will be held Aug. 9-13 from
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local artist Adam Kemp will teach and
guide students as they paint an environmental mural on the
UND campus. Cost for this workshop is $75.
Engineers and Inventors Camp is designed for grades 6-8
and runs Aug. 16-20 from 8 a.m. to noon. This camp, in collaboration
with the UND School of Engineering and Mines, will be held
on campus. It will create an awareness of the importance
of math and science in future career choices, and involve
young people with hands-on activities through some of the
newest technologies the science and engineering fields have
to offer. Remote sensing, digital imaging, 3D design and
prototyping, environmental protection, and robotics are
just a few of the experiences planned for the week. Activities
are designed to build confidence, creativity and motivation
to learn. Participants will work with engineering and science
student mentors during the week-long camp. The cost is $75.
To register for any of these camps or workshops, call Dakota
Science Center at 795-8500, or visit us at 308 S. Fifth
St., Grand Forks, ND 58201. For more information visit our
web site at www.dakkota-science.org.
— Dawn Botsford (vice president for student and outreach
services office), for Dakota Science Center.
listed for July 12-22
Below are U2 workshops for July 12 through July 22. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in July and August.
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
Word XP, Beginning: July 12, 14, and 16, 9 a.m. to noon,
361 Upson II Hall (nine hours total). Learn basic features
of the program: create a document, edit and format text,
format paragraphs, add tables, use templates and wizards,
proof a document, set display and print options, and mail
merge wizard. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Defensive Driving (limited seating): July 14, 6 to 10 p.m.,
211 Rural Technology Center. 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. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund.
Laboratory Safety: July 19, 9 to 11 a.m., 211 Rural Technology
Center. Learn general lab safety principles for the use
of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop covers potential
health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and
response to incidents and emergencies. This training is
required for all University employees working in a laboratory.
Presenter: Greg Krause.
Creative Desktop Publishing with PageMaker (limited seating):
July 20, 21, and 22, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (nine hours total),
235 Starcher Hall. Gain knowledge in the use of Adobe PageMaker
page layout and design software to create visually appealing
posters, flyers, newsletters and more. Learn this popular
desktop publishing technology using a hands-on approach.
Participants are encouraged to bring project ideas to the
workshop. Presenter: Lynda Kenney, technology.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
within the University.
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Pay lag set for
June 15; advance deadline extended
The payroll advance request deadline has been extended
to June 30, 2004. Please submit your form to the payroll
office, Box 7127, as soon as possible. The pay lag set for
June 15 will take place as scheduled. If you have any questions,
please call 777-4226.
– Payroll office.
Payroll lag will
The payroll lag set for July 15 will take place as scheduled.
Salaried employees, graduate students and medical residents
will not receive a paycheck unless you submitted a request
for a payroll advance.
You should have received a memo from the payroll office
stating the deadline for requesting the advance has been
extended to June 30. Please return the memo to payroll confirming
whether or not you are requesting an advance.
Also, you may have received a letter from a local banking
institution offering services to help you deal with the
payroll lag. Please note that the payroll advance from the
University is an interest-free option.
– Finance and operations.
New dates set
for ConnectND “go-live”
Here are new tentative UND “go-live” schedules
for most modules of ConnectND:
Fall 2004: recruit, admissions, and campus community modules.
January 2005: student records and financial aid modules.
July 2005: student financials module.
To be determined: Human resource management systems and
named regional center for oral history
The history department was recently selected as a regional
center for oral history education by the Consortium of Oral
History Educators (COHE). COHE serves to encourage educators,
K-16, to use oral history in their classrooms. COHE’s
mission includes the development and implementation of professional
standards and ethics for student oral history research,
the stimulation of quality student oral history research,
the promotion of research in the field of oral history as
an educational methodology, the encouragement of oral history
curricula, publications, educational materials, and computer
software, as well as the recognition of the accomplishments
of educators implementing exemplary oral history instruction.
Named as the director of COHE’s Great Plains Regional
Center is Kim Porter, associate professor of history. Porter
also serves on COHE’s national board of directors.
named tech transfer officer
A proteomics expert and registered patent agent with six
U.S. and several foreign patents of his own, as well as
a background in corporate and academic biochemistry research,
biotech business start-ups, and planning for and protecting
intellectual property rights – has become the University’s
first director of the office of technology transfer and
James Petell started June 21 and has brought a wealth of
experience to the new position, said Peter Alfonso, vice
president for research. Alfonso said Petell’s diverse
background in research and in transferring that research
to the marketplace made him an ideal candidate. Petell also
has experience drafting U.S. and foreign patents, negotiating
licensing agreements, and directing intellectual property
strategy. He will be located in the vice president for research
office in Twamley Hall.
Petell’s 14 years in corporate research includes
co-founding his own company, FemtoLink Biotechnologies;
serving as manager of intellectual property and regulatory
for ProfiGen; and serving as global R&D leader, among
other positions, at Dow AgroServices. Petell also served
as research assistant professor and director of the Colucci
Memorial Liver Research Facility at Children’s Hospital
in Buffalo, N.Y.
Originally from Vermont and upstate New York, Petell holds
the B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Iowa, the
Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at
San Diego, and did a post-doctoral fellowship at Roswell
Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. He has more than
30 publications in referred journals and invited book chapters.
Petell and his wife, Rhonda, have a 15-year-old son, Christopher,
and a 10-year-old daughter, Jennifer.
– Peter Alfonso, vice president for research.
named interim ORPD director
Barry Milavetz (biochemistry and molecular biology) has
been named interim director of research and program development.
One of his duties is to review all grant proposals and contracts
submitted to external agencies, and if they meet with University
policies, sign for the University. In signing, the interim
director attests to University compliance with all assurances
required by funding agencies. When preparing grant proposals,
please use Barry Milavetz as the signing authority for the
University. Thank you for your cooperation in this time
– Office of research and program development.
named adult re-entry coordinator
Dean Dienslake joined the staff of the Memorial Union June
16 as coordinator of adult re-entry student services. He
earned a master’s of education degree in community
counseling and an undergraduate degree in psychology and
sociology from North Dakota State University.
This new position is designed to support adult re-entry
students. Dienslake will collaborate with other units of
the University to create an awareness of the needs of re-entry
students, help them benefit from the University’s
total educational process, assist in the University’s
effort to attract and retain qualified re-entry students,
advise and mentor re-entry students on the processes involved
in becoming a student at UND, and refer students for counseling
and other services as needed.
The adult re-entry center is located on the third floor
of the Memorial Union, adjacent to the Craft Center. Dienslake’s
office is located in 327 Memorial Union.
The University community is encouraged to refer students
to this new resource. Contact Dienslake at 777-3228, firstname.lastname@example.org
or send information through intracampus mail to Box 8385.
– Bonnie Solberg, associate director, Memorial Union.
Monday, July 5, is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives,
Monday, July 5, will be observed as Independence Day holiday
by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those
employees designated by their department heads will be required
to work on this holiday. – Martha Potvin, interim
vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane
Nelson, director, personnel services.
Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library over July
4 weekend are: Saturday, July 3, closed; Sunday, July 4,
closed; Monday, July 5, 5 to 9 p.m. – Karen Cloud,
Chester Fritz Library.
Health sciences library:
Library of the Health Sciences hours for June 1 through
July 17 are:
July 4 weekend: Friday, July 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday,
July 3, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, July 4, closed; Monday, July
Hours through July 17: Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to
8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed. – April Byars,
health sciences library.
Independence Day holiday hours for the Thormodsgard Law
Library are: Saturday, July 3, closed; Sunday, July 4, closed;
Monday, July 5, 1 to 5 p.m. – Jane Oakland, circulation
manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.
The Memorial Union will be closed Saturday through Monday,
July 3-5. Operating hours for Friday, July 2, are:
Administration office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; athletic ticket
office, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; barber shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m.; computer labs, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; craft center,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; credit union, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; dining
center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; union food cart, 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m.; food court, closed for renovation; Internet café
and loading dock, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; lifetime sports center,
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; parking office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
passport I.D., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; post office, 9 a.m. to
1 p.m.; stomping grounds, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; student academic
services, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; student health promotions,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; U snack C store, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
union services, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; University learning center,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; building hours, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Summer hours resume Tuesday, July 6. – Marsha Nelson,
office will close from 8 to 9 a.m. for training
The registrar’s office will be closed for PeopleSoft
training from 8 to 9 a.m. through Friday, July 2. The need
for additional training time will be evaluated after that,
but we anticipate returning to normal hours on Monday, July
– Nancy Krogh, University registrar.
program reaches six-month benchmark
Seven sites selected to participate in the 2003 North Dakota
Anemometer Loan Program (NDALP) have successfully completed
six months of wind monitoring. NDALP was established to
promote regional economic development by increasing wind
energy development in North Dakota. In October 2003, the
Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) installed
the wind-monitoring systems around the state of North Dakota
and began collecting wind resource data.
Individuals selected to participate in the program from
more than 350 applicants include Father Thomas Graner, Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, Rolette; Mayor Mike Rudnick, the
City of Anamoose/City of Drake; Steve Gefroh, Linton Industrial
Development Corporation, Strasburg; Loren DeWitz, Tappen;
Roger Rasch, Hazen; James Heinert, Hebron Economic Development
Corporation, Hebron; and Larry Jacobson, Grenora.
Based on the limited amount of data currently collected,
all the NDALP sites, except one, would be considered good
wind sites, with two sites averaging greater than 17 miles-per-hour
over the monitoring period.
The program is funded by the North Dakota Department of
Commerce Division of Community Services, and equipment was
provided by Wind Powering America and the U.S. Department
of Energy (DOE). North Dakota was selected to participate
in a national Anemometer Loan Program (ALP) in 2001, when
Wind Powering America loaned ten 20-meter wind-monitoring
systems, called anemometers, to the state; North Dakota
is one of 15 states currently participating in the program.
The anemometers, valued at about $1,500 each, were loaned
to the sites for a 12-month period and monitored free of
charge. They are being used to provide qualitative, prospecting-type
wind data as well as public education opportunities.
More information on the 2003 NDALP monitoring sites can
be found at www.undeerc.org/wind/states/ND.asp.
— Energy and Environmental Research Center.
receives PAC-W book award
The President’s Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W)
has honored James McKenzie (English) with the book award
for his many efforts, on campus and off, to promote an atmosphere
of opportunity and respect for women. His efforts at inclusion,
his feminist perspective, and his dedication to providing
service to UND and the community are admirable. He will
select $500 worth of books at the bookstore to benefit the
– Wendelin Hume (criminal justice and women studies),
for Carnegie program
The 2004 Carnegie scholars program is seeking applications
from scholars whose study relates to Islam in the U.S. and/or
abroad, with particular attention to international peace
and security, strengthening U.S. democracy, educational
reform in the U.S., and international development in Africa.
For more information on the application process, please
contact email@example.com. Deadline is early
– Victoria Beard, associate provost.
harassment training form
This is a reminder to those part-time UND employees who
received, in March 2004, a set of training documents covering
issues of harassment. Along with these documents was a harassment
training acknowledgment statement. The acknowledgement was
to be signed and returned to the affirmative action office
by April 15. If you have not already returned it, please
do so immediately. Thank you.
– Charles Kupchella, president.
need new ID card
With the new ConnectND PeopleSoft software implementation
taking place this summer, all students, faculty and staff
will receive a new ID number to replace the current NAID
number. All current cardholders will require a new ID card.
If you are leaving campus for the summer, please stop by
the campus passport ID office to take a new photo before
you leave campus. All faculty and staff will be required
to update photos before July 1. The new ID card will be
available this fall. Thank you for your patience and willingness
to support this project.
The campus passport ID office is temporarily located in
10 Swanson Hall Concourse. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., the phone number is 777-2071.
– Teresa Blilie, campus passport ID office.
sought for Michelle Anderson
Michelle Anderson, building services technician who has
worked in McVey Hall and the Memorial Union, is in need
of donated leave. If you are able to donate any leave, it
can be sent to Patti at facilities, Box 9032. The forms
are available at human resources, 313 Twamley Hall, 777-4361,
— Gracie Dahl, facilities.
U community required
to comply with air conditioning policy
The University has developed an air conditioning policy
to ensure proper sizing, proper installation, adequate wiring,
and total electrical load.
The electrical load on the campus continues to grow as
the demands for electricity grow. As this load increases,
so does the cost. In order to not reduce other services
(due to the increased costs) the load is managed. Your help
is needed to help keep costs down.
Window air conditioning unit policy
All purchases of window air conditioning (AC) units to
be placed in University facilities must be reviewed and
approved by facilities. Window air conditioning units that
are currently in place are maintained by the facilities
department at no cost to the department. When facilities
determines the unit is no longer serviceable, the cost for
a replacement unit is the responsibility of the department.
Installation of AC units in University facilities will
be in accordance with the following procedure:
Requests for AC units shall be submitted on a project request
to facilities for review and approval according to the following
- Wall mount and window AC units must have an ACEEE-EER
(energy) rating of 10.
- Unit BTU capacity will be sized for the space
- Electrical requirements will be determined.
- Installation and electrical wiring costs will be the
responsibility of the department (this cost will vary
by building and wiring needs).
AC units will not be removed for the winter and reinstalled
in the spring unless requested by the department with a
charge to the department for this service. Prior to a move,
facilities will determine if storage space is available.
for alcohol/memory study
Volunteers are sought for a research study investigating
the impact of alcohol on memory. Participants, who must
be males over age 21, will receive extra credit in a psychology
course or $20. The project is overseen by psychology faculty
Tom Petros and Ric Ferraro.
– Brent King, psychology graduate student, 795-9728,
for nutrition/memory study
In collaboration with James Penland of the Grand Forks
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and Patricia Moulton
of the Center for Rural Health, we are recruiting younger
adults, age 21 to 35, and older adults, age 60 to 80, to
participate in a study of the effects of nutritional status
on age differences in memory performance. The study takes
about three hours to complete. The testing will occur at
the Human Nutrition Research Center laboratory in Grand
You will be paid $25 for your participation.
Your scores will be completely confidential and will not
be associated with your name; you will be given a subject
number and your name will not be used. Participation will
be limited to those without any previous history of a stroke,
multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. If you
are interested in scheduling a time to participate or in
finding out more about the study, please call Brian VanFossen
– Tom Petros, professor of psychology.
Center seeks volunteers for studies
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is conducting
the following 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
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.
Healthy men and women, ages 18 to 45, are needed for a
beef/selenium nutrition study.
Beef is the primary source of selenium in North America.
Dietary intake of selenium decreases the risk of colon cancer,
whereas red meat consumption may increase the risk. Previous
studies in animals have demonstrated that selenium from
beef is in a form that is exceptionally easy to absorb and
For this 15-week study, participants will eat meals and
drink beverages provided by the Center. They must be nonsmokers
and take no prescribed medications other than birth control
pills for women. Participants can earn up to $2,240.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape? Become renewed and invigorated when outside?
Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are serious health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
Denim Day is
last Wednesday of month
It’s the last Wednesday of the month – that
means June 30 is Denim Day. Pay your dollar, wear your button,
and go casual. All proceeds go to charity, of course. Tired
of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun?
Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters
for your area.
– Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791, for
the denim day committee.
Ludwig “Louie” Kulas, professor emeritus and
former chair of accountancy, died June 16 at his home in
Grand Forks. He was 81.
Ludwik Kulas was born July 9, 1922, on a farm east of Warsaw,
N.D., and graduated from nearby Minto High School in 1938.
He attended Aaker’s Business College and graduated
from UND in 1943 with a bachelor’s degree. He served
in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a first lieutenant
and gunnery officer on three U.S. destroyers.
He married Dorothy Schiller on July 1, 1946, and then joined
the UND accounting department as an instructor. He rose
through the ranks to become a full professor in 1959 and
chair of his department in 1971. During his 42 years of
teaching, he was honored with every major teaching award
offered by UND. He earned a law degree from UND in 1951
and was a Certified Public Accountant. He was well-known
for his dedication to students and their success.
Along with teaching, in 1949 he formed an accounting firm
together with the late R.D. Koppenhaver (accounting) and
President Emeritus Tom Clifford. Specializing in income
taxes and auditing, the firm operated on weekends and evenings.
He was active in civic and professional organizations, and
served as president of the North Dakota Society of Certified
Public Accountants from 1962 to 1963. He was elected to
the Grand Forks City Council in 1970 and served as its president
for 20 years.
Upon his retirement in 1988, the UND Alumni Association
awarded him the Sioux Award, its highest honor. He remained
active with the city and University, and did basic accounting
for some UND fraternities. He served as a trustee for St.
Michael’s Church from 1985 until declining health
forced him to step down in 2002. He and Dorothy enjoyed
fishing for bluegills and following UND athletics.
He is survived by his wife; children, L. Joseph (Babs),
Minneapolis; Timothy, Minneapolis; Ronald (Mary), East Grand
Forks; Mary Kay Kempf (Tom), Fargo; and John, Grand Forks;
12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers,
James (Lim), Springfield, Va.; Dennis, Grand Forks; and
Roger (Norma), Gladstone, Mich. He was preceded in death
by his parents; stepmother; one sister, Eryka; brothers
Bert, Ernest, and Freddie; and one grandchild.
Memorials are preferred to Bridge Builders Foundation at
St. Michael’s Grade School, 520 Sixth St. N., Grand
Forks, ND 58203, or to the UND Ludwik Kulas Scholarship
— Jan Orvik, editor, with information from the Grand
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The office of research and program development congratulates
the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal
or co-principal investigators on awards received during
Academic affairs and information resources, Robert Rubeck;
anthropology, Dennis Toom; atmospheric sciences, Xiquan
Dong, Michael Poellot; biochemistry and molecular biology,
Masaru Miyagi, Roxanne Vaughan; biology, Richard Crawford,
Rick Sweitzer; Center for Rural Health, Sue Offutt, Mary
Vogeltanz-Holm; chemical engineering, Wayne Seames; chemistry,
David Pierce; Earth System Science Institute, George Seielstad;
EERC, Steve Benson, Tera Buckley, Donald Cox, Bruce Dockter,
Grant Dunham, Kurt Eyelands, John Gallagher, Gerald Groenewold,
Jay Gunderson, John Harju, David Hassett, Loreal Heebink,
John Hendrikson, Michael Holmes, John Hurley, Alena Kubatova,
Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Donald McCollor, Stanley Miller,
John Pavlish, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Lucia Romuld, Jaroslav
Solc, Evert Sondreal, Daniel Stephan, Bradley Stevens, Michael
Swanson, Jeffrey Thompson, Chad Wocken, Christopher Zygarlicke;
English, Kim Donehower; electrical engineering, Saleh Faruque;
geology and geological engineering, William Gosnold; geography,
Paul Todhunter, Bradley Rundquist; law school, Candace Zierdt;
mailing services, Darin Lee; Mechanical Engineering: Forrest
Ames, Scott Tolbert; pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics,
James Porter; Regional Weather Information Center, Leon
Osborne, Bruce Smith; School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
H. David Wilson; social work, Peter Tunseth; space studies,
Michael Gaffey, Paul Hardersen; surgery: Scott Garrett,
Donald Sens, Mary Ann Sens, Seema Somji; teaching and learning:
Margaret Shaeffer; TRIO: Neil Reuter.
— Barry Milavetz, interim director, office of research
and program development.
will not run in University Letter as of July 1
We are approaching the end of the year of our conversion
from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) system
to Community of Science (COS). COS, which has been provided
by the ND State Board of Higher Education for all campuses,
offers more extensive search capabilities than SPIN in addition
to a variety of other services. The following text from
the COS home page offers a brief description of the system:
“Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading
Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings
together the world’s most prominent scientists and
researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations
and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and
services that enable these professionals to communicate,
exchange information and find the people and technologies
that are important to their work.
These services include: COS Expertise®, the database
of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000
R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities™
the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS
Abstract Management System™ an online publishing solution
for universities and professional societies; and customized
access to a range of professional reference databases including
U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.”
For many years, ORPD staff have selected representative
samples from funding opportunities for a variety of academic
areas from the SPIN and COS systems, and we have published
them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding
opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number
we can publish each week. We are concerned that faculty
seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because
they do not see something of interest in the University
Letter. Consequently, as of July 1, we will change from
listing a few samples of opportunities to encouraging faculty
to subscribe to COS to receive announcements by e-mail or
to conduct frequent searches for research opportunities
using the COS system.
For faculty who would like help transitioning to COS, ORPD
will offer regularly scheduled workshops in the use of COS
beginning in March 2004. Please check the University Letter
for the time and place for the workshops. A set of instructions
for using COS can be found on the ORPD web page: http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/
To access the instructions, select Funding Search Instructions
on the web page.
— Barry Milavetz, interim director, Office of Research
and Program Development
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.
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION (ALA)
Biomedical Research Grants provide seed monies to research
mechanisms of lung disease and general lung biology. Clinical
Patient Care Research Grants provide seed monies for traditional
clinical studies examining methods for improving patient
care and treatment for lung disease. Social-Behavioral Research
Grants support epidemiological and behavioral studies examining
risk factors affecting lung health, including studies concerning
ethical, legal, and economic aspects of health services
and policies. DeSouza Research Awards support clinical,
laboratory, or epidemiological research relating to one
or more of the following: bronchiectasis; infection with
atypical Mycobacteria, particularly Mycobacterium Avium;
and infection with Nocardia species. Career Investigator
Awards support career development of established independent
investigators conducting studies related to lung disease
biology, traditional clinical studies related to patient
care and behavioral and psychosocial matters relevant to
lung disease. Lung Health Dissertation Grants provide pre-doctoral
support for students with an academic career focus and/or
nurses pursuing doctoral degrees. Areas of particular interest
to the ALA are: psychosocial, behavioral, health services,
health policy, epidemiological, biostatistical and educational
matters related to lung disease. Senior Research Training
Fellowships support MDs /Ph.D.s entering the 4th and 5th
year of research fellowships. Areas of particular interest
to the ALA are: adult pulmonary medicine, pediatric pulmonary
medicine and lung biology. Deadline: 9/1/04. Contact: Evita
Mendoza, 212-315-8793, email@example.com; Ray Vento,
212-315-8788, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.lungusa.org.
THE AMERICAN - SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION (ASF)
Research and Study Abroad–Support for research or
study in one or more Scandinavian country. Contact: American
- Scandinavian Foundation, 212-879-9779; email@example.com;
http://www.amscan.org/asfsis_1.pdf. Deadline: 11/1/04.
CROHN’S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC. (CCFA)
Career Development Awards and Research Fellowship Awards
provide support to prepare for a career of independent basic
or clinical investigation in the area of Crohn’s disease
and ulcerative colitis research. Deadline: 11/1/04. Contact:
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, 212-685-3440;
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Economic Development Strategies that Support Environmentally-Friendly
Development–Funding to identify and describe specific
economic development strategies that create and retain jobs
and improve the tax base and quality of life while supporting
smart growth development. Contact: Mary Kay Santore, 202-566-2859;
FY2005 Food Quality Protection Act/Strategic Agricultural
Initiative Program–Support for research to reduce
exposure to toxic pesticides through adoption of farm pest
management practices that transition away from use of high-risk
pesticides. Deadline: 7/27/04. Contact: Audrey Moore, 732-906-6809;
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (NARA)
Preserving and Providing Access to Records–Support
for projects/programs to preserve and make available for
use records that further understanding and appreciation
of American history. Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Daniel
Stokes, 202-501-5610; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.archives.gov/.
Publishing Historically Significant Records Relating to
the History of the U.S.–Support to publish historical
documents important for comprehension and appreciation of
U.S. history. Topics range from politics and the military
to business history, reform efforts, and the arts. Deadline:
10/1/04. Contact: Timothy Connelly, 202-501-5610; email@example.com;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET)–Support
for collaborative research using simulation and other modeling
techniques to describe the impact of cancer interventions
(i.e., primary prevention, screening, and treatment) in
population-based settings in the U.S. Contact: Eric Feuer,
301-496-5029; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-05-018.html.
Deadlines: 9/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/14/04 (Application).
Diet, Epigenetic Events, and Cancer Prevention–Support
for nutrition and epigenetic experts to collaborate to study
bioactive food compo
nents with cancer preventative properties, and examine
key epigenetic events in cancer processes so that investigators
can begin to establish linkages between epigenetics, methylation
pattern, and tumor incidence/behavior. Deadlines: 10/1/04,
2/1/05, 6/1/05. Contact: Sharon A. Ross, 301-594-7547; email@example.com;
Innovative Technologies for Molecular Analysis of Cancer
(SBIR/STTR)–Support for highly innovative, high-risk,
cancer-relevant technology development projects associated
with molecular analysis of cancer. Deadlines: 9/17/04 (Letter
of Intent); 10/18/04 (Application). Contact: Gregory J.
Downing, 301-496-1550; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-05-006.html.
Novel Technologies for In Vivo Imaging–Support for
development, optimization, and delivery of innovative image
acquisition and enhancement methods, including high-risk/high-gain
research on technologies. Contact: Guoying Liu, 301-496-9531;
Phased Application Awards in Cancer Prognosis and Prediction–Support
for research to evaluate utility and pilot application of
new strategies for determining prognosis or predicting response
to therapy. Contact: Tracy G. Lugo, 301-496-1591; email@example.com;
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. Deadlines: 8/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: RAID, 301-496-8720;
SBIR/STTR: Circulating Cells and DNA in Cancer Detection–Support
for projects to develop novel technologies for capturing,
enriching, and preserving exfoliated abnormal cells and
circulating DNA from body fluids or effusions and to develop
methods to concentrate these cells and DNA for cancer biomarker
detection. Deadlines: 1/17/05, 5/16/05, 9/14/05 (Letter
of Intent); 2/14/05, 6/13/05, 10/12/05 (Application). Contact:
Sudhir Srivastava, 301-496-3983; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-06-001.html.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
CAM Practitioner Research Education Project Grant Partnership–Support
to increase quality and quantity of research content in
complementary and alternative medicine curricula. Deadline:
9/15/04. Contact: Nancy J. Pearson, 301-594 0519; email@example.com;
General Clinical Research Center Complementary and Alternative
Medicine Research Program–Support for projects using
General Clinical Research Center resources to pursue clinical
research investigating Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05, 6/1/05. Contact: Martin Goldrosen,
301-594 2014; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-087.html.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)
Collaborative Research Grants support original research
in the humanities undertaken by a team of two or more scholars
or research coordinated by an individual scholar that because
of its scope or complexity requires additional staff and
resources beyond the individual’s salary. Deadline:
11/3/04. Contact: Peter Scott, 202-606-8400; email@example.com;
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Cellular and Genetic Discovery Toward Curative Therapy in
Myeloproliferative Disorders (MPD)–Support for new
cellular and genetic markers associated with origin and
progression of myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) that can
be applied to future development of novel therapeutics with
curative intent. Deadlines: 1/16/04 (Letter of Intent);
2/16/04 (Application). Contact: Jean Henslee-Downey, 301-435-0078;
Clinical Proteomics Programs–Support for systematic,
comprehensive, large-scale validation of existing and new
candidate protein markers appropriate for routine use in
diagnosis and management of heart, lung, blood, and sleep
diseases. Deadlines: 9/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/14/04
(Application). Contact: Pothur R Srinivas, 301-435-0550;
Community-Responsive Interventions to Reduce Cardiovascular
Risk in American Indians and Alaska Natives–Support
for 5-year studies in American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN)
populations to test effectiveness of behavioral interventions
to promote adoption of healthy lifestyles or improve behaviors
related to cardiovascular (CV) risk, such as weight reduction,
regular physical activity, and smoking cessation. Contact:
Jared B. Jobe, 301-435-0407; JobeJ@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-023.html.
Deadlines: 9/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/22/04 (Application).
Cultural Competence and Health Disparities Academic Awards
support development of core curricula and educational materials
to increase overall knowledge and skills on ethnic, cultural,
religious, socioeconomic, linguistic, and other factors
that contribute to health disparities, and on culturally
competent approaches to mitigating these disparities. Deadlines:
9/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/19/04 (Application). Contact:
Héctor Ortega, 301-435-0202; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS): Seeking Cure Through Discovery
on Pathogenesis and Disease Progression–Support for
basic research focused on understanding genetic and cellular
processes associated with MDS. Deadlines: 1/16/05 (Letter
of Intent); 2/16/05 (Application). Contact: Jean Henslee-Downey,
301-435-0078; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-033.html.
Specialized Centers of Clinically Oriented Research (SCCOR)
in Hemostatic and Thrombotic Diseases–Support for
research on diseases and functions related to prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders.
Deadlines: 8/24/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/21/04 (Application).
Contact: Pan Ganguly, 301-435-0070; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Specialized Centers of Clinically Oriented Research (SCCOR)
in Transfusion Biology and Medicine–Support for development
and application of new knowledge essential for improved
safety, efficacy, and availability of blood, blood components,
and plasma derivatives, and to transfer these research findings
into clinical evaluation and application. Deadlines: 8/17/04
(Letter of Intent); 9/21/04 (Application). Contact: Luiz
H. Barbosa, 301-435-0075;
Support to establish and maintain Specialized Centers for
Cell-Based Therapy (SCCT) for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases
and Data and Coordinating Centers to perform preclinical and
clinical studies for cell-based therapy. Deadlines: 8/21/04
(Letter of Intent); 9/21/04 (Application). Contact: John W.
Thomas, 301-435-0065; ThomasJ@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-017.html.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Intellectual Property Rights in Genetics and Genomics–Support
to study the role of laws and policies regarding intellectual
property rights in genetics and genomics research and development,
and the effect of such laws and policies on progress in these
fields and on commercialization, drug development, health
care delivery, and public health. Contact: Jean E. McEwen,
301-402-4997 (until 6/28/04), 301-496-7531 (after 6/28/04);
Deadlines: 10/21/04 (Letter of Intent); 11/18/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH)
Career Development Grants in Occupational Safety and Health
Research–Support to gain experience in a new research
area and/or one in which additional experience will add
to the applicant’s research capabilities. Contact:
Susan B. Board, 404-498-2512; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-105.html.
Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05, 6/1/05.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
International Collaborations in Infectious Disease Research
(ICIDR)–Support for collaborative research that will
lead to prevention, amelioration, and/or improved treatment
of tropical infectious diseases. Deadlines: 9/13/04 (Letter
of Intent); 10/13/04 (Application). Contact: Elizabeth S.
Higgs, 301-402-8372; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-04-017.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND
SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS)
Small Grant Program for New Investigators–Support
to facilitate entry of new investigators into areas of research
of interest to the NIAMS. Deadline: 10/22/04. Contact: Alan
N.Moshell, 301-594-5017; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-002.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Medical Rehabilitation Research Infrastructure–Support
to create a national network of research cores to provide
access to collateral expertise in biomedical, behavioral,
and/or psychosocial fields that is particularly relevant
to current opportunities in medical rehabilitation research.
Contact: Robert Stretch, 301-496-1485; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 10/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 11/16/04 (Application).
Support to establish a Data Coordinating Center for the
National Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research
Network to maintain a registry of pediatric critical illness
so that accurate epidemiology and trends in pediatric critical
care may be tracked nationally. Contact: Carol E. Nicholson,
301-435-6843; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-04-015.html.
Deadlines: 7/9/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/9/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
Funding to establish Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation
Core Centers to support development and testing of new therapies
for Cystic Fibrosis, and foster collaborations among institutions
with a strong existing research base in CF. Deadlines: 10/18/04
(Letter of Intent); 11/18/04 (Application). Contact: Catherine
McKeon, 301-594-8810; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-008.html.
Non-Invasive Methods for Diagnosis and Progression of Diabetes,
Kidney, Urological, Hematological and Digestive Diseases–Support
to detect, characterize, diagnose, identify persons with
predisposition to, or monitor treatment of, diseases of
interest to the NIDDK. Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Maren
R. Laughlin, 301-594-8802; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-088.html.
Support to establish Centers for Polycystic Kidney Disease
Research to conduct interdisciplinary research using complementary
and integrated approaches to study polycystic kidney disease.
Contact: Marva M. Moxey-Mims, 301-594-7717; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 2/15/05 (Letter of Intent); 3/15/04 (Application).
Support to establish Centers of Excellence in Molecular
Hematology to bring together clinical and basic science
investigators conducting hematologic diseases research.
Contact: David G. Badman, 301-594-7717; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-015.html.
Deadlines: 10/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 11/16/04 (Application).
Support to establish Clinical Nutrition Research Unit Core
Centers to facilitate collaboration between basic science
and clinical investigators from relevant disciplines conducting
research related to nutritional sciences, obesity, and related
disorders. Deadlines: 10/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 11/18/04
(Application). Contact: Carolyn W. Miles, 301-451-3759;
Support to establish PKD Research and Translation Core Centers
for basic and clinical research to improve therapies for
polycystic kidney disease. Contact: Marva M. Moxey-Mims,
301-594-7717; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-012.html.
Deadlines: 2/15/05 (Letter of Intent); 3/15/04 (Application).
Support to establish Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases
Research Core Centers to bring together investigators from
relevant disciplines to enhance and extend effectiveness
of research related to digestive diseases and their complications.
Deadlines: 10/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 11/16/04 (Application).
Contact: Judith Podskalny, 301-594-8876; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
The Fetal Basis of Adult Disease: Role of the Environment–Support
to use new high-throughput functional- genomic, metabonomic,
proteomic, and bioinformatic technologies to pursue understanding
of latent effects of in utero environmental insult. Deadlines:
7/10/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/12/04 (Application). Contact:
J. Patrick Mastin, 919-541-3289; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-104.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Exploratory Center Grants for Human Embryonic Stem Cell
Research–Support for multi-investigator teams to conduct
pilot research using human embryonic stem cells (HESC).
Contact: Marion M. Zatz, 301-594-0943; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 9/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/19/04 (Application).
Funding to create Large-Scale Centers for the Protein Structure
Initiative to conduct research to determine unique protein
structures. Deadlines: 9/10/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/15/04
(Application). Contact: John C. Norvell, 301-594-0533; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Funding to establish Specialized Centers for the Protein
Structure Initiative for methodology and technology development
and new ideas and approaches for protein production and
structure determination for classes of challenging proteins.
Deadlines: 9/10/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/15/04 (Application).
Contact: John C. Norvell, 301-594-0533; email@example.com;
Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology–Support
for innovative research in biomedical computational science
and technology. Deadlines: 10/24/04, 2/24/05. Contact: James
Cassatt, 301-451-6446; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-044.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Mental Health Research Education Grants—Support to
develop mechanisms to foster development of mental health
researchers through creative and innovative educational
programs, particularly physician, underrepresented minority,
pediatric and geriatric scientists. Programs focused on
preparing researchers in cross-disciplinary integration
and/or translational research of social, basic behavioral,
neuroscience, clinical and services research, and programs
that will prepare investigators to address issues related
to health disparities are encouraged. Contact: Debra Wynne,
301-443-3563; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-087.html.
mRNA Profiling of the Major Mental Disorders: Exploiting
Postmortem Human Tissue Through Gene Array Technology–Support
to initiate or expand use of gene array profiling technology
in studies of human postmortem brain tissue. Deadlines:
7/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/17/04 (Application). Contact:
Douglas L. Meinecke, 301- 443-1692; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Individual Postdoctoral NRSA Fellowships in AIDS Research–Support
for research and career development of individuals with
a commitment to research careers in NeuroAIDS, in one of
the basic sciences relevant to NeuroAIDS or in clinically
oriented research. Deadlines: 8/5/04, 12/5/04. Contact:
Michael Nunn, 301-496-1431; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-087.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Epidemiology of Drug Abuse–Support for a broad range
of epidemiologic research on drug use, abuse, and dependence.
Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Yonette Thomas, 301-402-1910;
Funding to establish Developmental Centers for Translational
Research on the Clinical Neurobiology of Drug Addiction
with a strong clinical/human neurobiology focus and capability
to integrate preclinical/animal studies. Deadlines: 10/18/04
(Letter of Intent); 11/17/04 (Application). Contact: L.
R. Stanford, 301-402-3869; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-05-003.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Characterization, Behavior and Plasticity of Pluripotent
Stem Cells–Support for studies on characterization,
behavior and plasticity of human and non-human stem cells,
regulation of their replication, differentiation, integration
and function in the nervous system, and identification and
characterization of normal and tumor stem cells. Deadline:
10/1/04. Contact: Arlene Y. Chiu, 301-496-1447; email@example.com;
Cross-Disciplinary Translational Research at NIH–Support
for research that will have a practical impact on treatment
and prevention of drug abuse through development of new
research technologies based on existing basic and/or clinical
research knowledge, and technology transfer knowledge. Contact:
Allison L. Chausmer, 301-402-5088; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05, 6/1/05.
Environmental Justice: Partnerships for Communication–Support
to promote health research, education and intervention programs
that address improved ways to serve low income, immigrant,
and minorities who may be disproportionately exposed to
environmental and occupational stressors. Contact: Shobha
Srinivasan, 919-541-2506; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-04-007.html.
Deadlines: 10/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 11/17/04 (Application).
Heterogeneity of Fat Depots: Underlying Basis and Association
with Morbidity–Support for studies to increase understanding
of interactions among cell populations in order to identify
biomarkers of changes in cellular physiology and metabolism
brought on by the obese state, which are associated with
development of co-morbidities such as diabetes, atherosclerosis,
and hypertension. Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Carol Renfrew
Haft, 301-594-7689; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-098.html.
Innovative and Exploratory Research in Digestive Diseases
and Nutrition–Support for research using highly novel
approaches to important areas of digestive diseases (including
associated cancers) and nutrition research. Contact: Jose
Serrano, 301-594-8871; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-108.html.
Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05, 6/1/05.
International Research Scientist Development Awards provide
support for postdoctoral biomedical, social, and behavioral
scientists in the formative stages of their careers to conduct
research in, or extend research into, developing countries.
Deadline: 2/18/05. Contact: Rachel A. Nugent, 301-496-8733;
Long-Term Weight Maintenance: Basic and Clinical Studies–Support
to investigate mechanisms underlying weight stability and/or
weight regain after intentional weight loss, as well as
clinical studies investigating the role of behavioral, nutritional,
exercise, or other interventions in enhancing long-term
weight maintenance. Contact: Susan Z. Yanovski, 301-594-8882;
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
with Emphasis on the Applications of Genomic or Proteomic
Technologies–Support for career development of clinicians
who intend to engage in patient-oriented research involving
application of the knowledge, tools, technologies, and approaches
of genomics and proteomics to the study of diseases in order
to develop effective therapeutic interventions. Contact:
Bettie J. Graham, 301-496-7531; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-03-006.html.
Mid-Career Investigator Awards in Patient-Oriented Research
allow clinician investigators to have protected time to
devote to patient-oriented research and act as research
mentors for clinical residents, clinical fellows and/or
junior clinical faculty. Deadlines: 10/1/04, 2/1/05, 6/1/05.
Contact: Robin Barr, 301-496-9322; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-107.html.
Novel Approaches to Study Polymicrobial Diseases–Support
to develop innovative approaches that will contribute to
understanding mechanisms that impact virulence of infections
involving two or more microorganisms or strains of microorganisms
(with the exception of HIV) (i.e., to consider the fact
that many diseases are caused by synergistic and inhibitory
interactions of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi).
Contact: Dennis F. Mangan, 301-594-2421; Dennis.Mangan@nih.gov;
Reducing Barriers to Symptom Management and Palliative
Care–Support for research directed at developing and
testing interventions to reduce or overcome barriers to
delivery of appropriate symptom management and palliative
care to patients suffering from disease and/or treatment-related
sequelae. Contact: Ann O’Mara, 301-496-8541; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 8/24/04 (Letter of Intent); 9/24/04 (Application).
Research Partnerships for Improving Functional Outcomes–Support
for basic, applied, and translational multi- disciplinary
research addressing biological, behavioral, medical, and/or
psychosocial research problems related to rehabilitation
or health maintenance of individuals with acute or chronic
disease. Contact: Michael Weinrich, 301-402-4201; email@example.com;
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for
Individual Postdoctoral Fellows–Postdoctoral fellowships
in fields related to the mission of the NIH institutes and
centers. Contact: Robin Barr, 301-496-9322; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 8/5/04, 12/5/04.
Silvio O. Conte Centers for Neuroscience Research–Support
to provide a unifying framework for pursuit of basic neuroscience
research relevant to mental health and mental illness. Deadline:
10/20/04. Contact: Laurie S. Nadler, 301-443-3563; email@example.com;
Silvio O. Conte Centers for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders–Support
for integration and translation of basic and clinical neuroscience
research on severe mental illnesses. Deadline: 10/20/04.
Contact: Steven J. Zalcman, 301-443-1692; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Silvio O. Conte Centers to Develop Collaborative Neuroscience
Research–Funding for interactive research projects
and cores to serve them. Deadline: 10/20/04. Contact: Laurie
S. Nadler, 301-443-3563; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-123.html.
Testing Tobacco Products Promoted to Reduce Harm–Support
for multi-disciplinary research on potential reduced-exposure
tobacco products, both smoked and smokeless, through interplay
of basic, biological, and behavioral research, surveillance,
and epidemiology. Deadline: 10/1/04. Contact: Mirjana V.
Djordjevic, 301-496-8584; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-103.html.
Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development
Program–Support for research and transfer of findings
that will benefit the health of women. Contact: Estella
Parrott, 301-496-6515; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-04-014.html.
Deadlines: 7/27/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/27/04 (Application).
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Applied Mathematics–Support for mathematics research
motivated by or having an effect on problems arising in
science and engineering. Deadline: 11/2/04. Contact: Henry
A. Warchall, 703-292-4861; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/progdesc/2004/mps/1266.html.
Arctic Research Opportunities–Support for research
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 in the Arctic. Deadline: 8/30/04. Contact:
Jane V. Dionne, 703-292-7427; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04587/nsf04587.htm.
Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI)–Support for
acquisition, development, enhancement, and operation of
research infrastructure that enables discovery, learning,
and innovation in all computing fields supported by CISE.
Deadlines: 7/26/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/23/04 (Application).
Contact: Darleen L. Fisher, 703-292-8950; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Discovery Corps Fellowships (DCF)–Support for postdoctoral
and professional development models combining research expertise
with professional service. Applicants will describe plans
to leverage research expertise through projects addressing
areas of national need. Deadline: 12/14/04. Contact: Katharine
J. Covert, 703-292-4950; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04591/nsf04591.htm.
EarthScope: Science, Education, and Related Activities–Support
to conduct scientific research associated with EarthScope
and activities that further the scientific and educational
goals of EarthScope. Contact: Kaye Shedlock, 703-292-8556;
Deadlines: 8/24/04, 7/16/05.
Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM)–Support to develop
general circulation models (GCMs) to describe global dynamics
of the magnetosphere and how the magnetosphere interacts
with the solar wind and ionosphere. Contact: Kile B. Baker,
703-292-8519; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02122/nsf02122.htm.
Microbial Observatories (MO) and Microbial Interactions
and Processes–Support for research to discover and
characterize novel microorganisms, microbial consortia,
communities, activities and other novel properties, and
to study their roles in diverse environments. Deadline:
8/23/04. Contact: Matthew D. Kane, 703-292-7186; email@example.com;
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research–Support
for training and research on any aspect of scientific study
of the Antarctic and/or the Arctic, including travel grants
so persons may first visit prospective sponsoring scientists
at their organizations. Deadlines: 9/2/04, 9/7/05 (Travel);
3/2/05 (Fellowship). Contact: Bernhard Lettau, 703-292-8033;
Statistics–Support for research to develop and improve
statistical theory and methods, including research in statistical
methods that involve applications to any area of science
and engineering. Deadline: 11/2/04. Contact: Roger Berger,
703-292-4884; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/progdesc/2004/mps/1269.html.
NORTH DAKOTA COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Artist-in-Residence Program–Support for artists to
serve the school age population. Contact: North Dakota Council
on the Arts, 701-328-3954; email@example.com; http://www.state.nd.us/arts/grants/grants.htm.
Lewis and Clark Community Grant Program–Support for
performances, exhibitions, murals, workshops and special
events relating to the Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial.
Deadline: 11/1/04. Contact: See above.
— Barry Milavetz, interim director, research and
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