The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences partners with a variety of organizations on in the areas of biomedical research and medical education, including:
Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ACE) consortium
The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences joined the AMA's ACE consortium in 2016 in an effort to enhance medical education through advanced simulation and telemedicine technologies to develop skills specific to the needs of rural or remote communities. This program involves teams of interprofessional students and teaches interprofessional competencies along with rural health care skills.
The American Indian Collaborative Research Network is the northern plains region's first practice-based research network (PBRN). A PBRN is a network of clinicians and investigators dedicated to improving the health of a community by translating research findings into clinical practice. These clinicians provide the laboratory and clinics for studying broad populations of patients in community-based settings. Research conducted in practice-based research networks is grounded in clinical care and local community needs and addresses quality improvement and community interests.
The Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA) brings together researchers and clinicians with diverse experience from across the region to develop unique and innovative means of combating cancer in North and South Dakota.
Great Plains IDeA-CTR
The UND SMHS is an official partner institution of an NIH project designed to build an effective system and infrastructure that will transform and advance clinical and translational research (CTR) across Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center
The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences has received a five-year award from the National Institutes of Health totaling more than $10 million to develop an Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center (ITRRC), led by PI Donald Warne, M.D., M.P.H.
Radon Outreach And Research (ROAR)
The goal of the Radon Outreach And Research (ROAR) Project is to improve health through informing the public of radon risks, providing access to radon detection resources, and conducting innovative radon research.
Since 2018, UND has been a partner in the Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership Hub (SHARPhub). SHARPhub helps fast track early stage science and biomedical technologies into startup companies to develop technologies into products and services. The innovative technology transfer hub collaborates and shares resources and best practices with partners in a five-state region—Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota.