Find your research passion.

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences conducts more than $40 million in research every year.

Leaders in Research

Cancer & Translational Research

Our DaCCoTA program brings together researchers with diverse experience from across the region to develop unique and innovative means of combating disease in the Dakotas.

Epigenetics & Epigenomics

Researchers studying epigenetics and epigenomics explore the mechanisms that regulate gene expression.

Indigenous Health and the Impact of Trauma

Researching the significant health disparities experienced by Native populations related to historical trauma, adverse childhood experiences, forced boarding school participation, and toxic stress.

Infectious Disease

From COVID to Zika, our infectious disease researchers explore the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of vector-borne or human-to-human infections.

Neuroscience & Neurodegenerative Disorders

Research into the causes and treatments of neurodegenerative disorders, from Alzheimer's to Parkinson's to Multiple Sclerosis is one of our School's hallmarks.

Rural Health & Health Disparities

With our Center for Rural Health leading the way, our School studies the often different health outcomes between various populations.

Substance Use Disorder and Vulnerable Populations

Links to our researchers studying substance use disorders and the health outcomes of addiction on individuals, their families, and other vulnerable populations.


A running list of the research publications of SMHS faculty, graduate students, and staff.

Funding Opportunities

Research funding opportunities available via the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.


Facilities & Cores

The research facilities and cores at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Major Equipment

A partial list of our major imaging, scanning, spectrometry, and genomic equipment.

Grant Resources

Information and resources from the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Grants Management team.

Individual Labs

Connect with the faculty who maintain research labs within the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

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IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)

UND's INBRE program promotes the development, coordination and sharing of research resources and expertise that will expand the research opportunities and increase the number of competitive investigators in the IDeA-eligible states like North Dakota.

Research Partnerships

Descriptions of and links to our many partner organizations engaged in biomedical research.

Student Research Opportunities

Frank Low Research Day

The premier biomedical research event held annually at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Research Experience for Medical Students (REMS)

The REMS program provides a summer research experience for UND medical students prior to or following their first year classes.

Service Learning

Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate in research experiences that are based on community needs and the School's service learning model.

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Undergraduate Research

Our School houses many research options for students in our medical, graduate, and health sciences programs. We also coordinate multiple undergraduate research opportunities.

UND Division of Research & Economic Development

The hallmark of a major research university is its ability to link faculty across all disciplines toward the creation of new ideas and the generation of new technologies.

Student Awards

Information on the several awards for student publication and dissemination available at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

SMHS by the Numbers 


 sponsored project awards in FY22


research grants awarded since 2020


research facilities in Grand Forks