IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
About NDSU INBRE
The goal of North Dakota INBRE is to build biomedical research capacity by serving research universities, baccalaureate institutions, and tribal colleges within the state. Biomedical sciences under INBRE includes research on health and the environment and is inclusive of the following themes: pesticides and non-mammalian biomarkers, nutrition, growth, and development, and genetic factors. For more information on ND INBRE go to www.ndinbre.org
NDSU INBRE will achieve the goal of ND INBRE by working with tribal colleges within the state to provide outreach, engagement, research training in the desired capacity, and mentorship to each of the tribal colleges in North Dakota through NDSU INBRE Projects. These projects include: Research Training Modules (RTMs), the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), and the Tribal Air Quality Pilot Study (one tribal college only), along with other developments.
NDSU INBRE Vision
The vision of NDSU INBRE is to recruit and retain American Indian students in science research with a particular focus on biomedical sciences.
NDSU INBRE Mission Statement
The mission of NDSU INBRE is to increase the representation of American Indians in research careers. We accomplish this through our key values.
NDSU INBRE Key Values
- Respect- for program staff, TCU Faculty/Staff and students, and respect for student aspirations, goals, and opinions
- Honesty- transparency with all projects and stakeholders
- Motivation- to carry out the vision and mission of NDSU INBRE
NDSU INBRE Team
Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Master of Public Health Program. Topic areas include public health, community-based participatory research, health disparities.
Andrea Huseth-Zosel, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor. Topic areas of expertise include public health and social determinants of health.
Kalidas Shetty, PhD, Plant Sciences. Topic areas of expertise include plant science, food systems, traditional indigenous foods, medicinal plants, etc.
Bernhardt Saini-Eidukat, PhD, Department of Geosciences. Topic areas of expertise include air quality, minerology, erionite exposure, etc.
Shafiqur Rahman, PhD, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering. Topic areas of expertise include air quality, particulate exposure (key issue in western ND), etc.
Siobhan Wescott, MD/MPH, Topic areas include, public health, health promotion and disease prevention, health disparities, and vitamin deficiencies.
Pearl Walker, MPH, INBRE Project Manager. Assists and coordinates in presenting the SURP curriculum, coordinates planning and delivery of the RTMs according to TCU preference, provides assistance in coordinating the Tribal Air Quality Pilot project, and conducts TCU outreach and engagement.
Ryan Eagle, PH Research Project Manager, American Indian Public Health Resource Center. Mr. Eagle’s role is in tribal research training and agenda development, and his role in tribal engagement in research development will be vital to the success of INBRE activities.
Vanessa Tibbitts, MA, PH Education Project Manager, American Indian Public Health Resource Center. Ms. Tibbitts’ role is in Tribal College outreach and public health curriculum development, and her role will be vital to the success of INBRE activities.
Allison Goldenstein, MPH (c), INBRE Graduate Assistant. Assist the Project Manager, PI, faculty mentors and other key stakeholders in meeting INBRE program objectives. The research capacity and expertise of the GA will be developed and enhanced through participation in INBRE.
NDSU INBRE Projects
Research Training Modules (RTMs)
Goal: encourage students to consider enrolling into bachelor’s programs in biomedical sciences, assist Tribal Colleges in further building research capacity, and to develop mentorship between NDSU INBRE Faculty and Tribal College Faculty and students.
- College Survival Skills
- Environmental Earth Science and Health: Intro
- Environmental Earth Science and Health Part II: Water Supply and Pollution
- Environmental Earth Science and Health Part III: Energy Resources in North Dakota
- Exploring Lifestyle Medicine: Transforming Primary Care to Treat the Cause
- Food Desert Communities: Innovative Gardening Solutions
- Introduction to Epidemiology Part I: Vaccine Controversies as a Case Study
- Introduction to Epidemiology Part II: Vaccine Controversies as a Case Study
- Introduction to Food Basics: Part I
- Introduction to Food Basics: Part II
- Risk and Crisis Communication
- Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
To view the modules, please call Pearl Walker-Swaney INBRE Project Manager 701.231.6111.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
Goal: TCU students have the opportunity to explore research programs, methods, career opportunities, education strategies for success, and meet potential mentors.
NDSU INBRE hosted its first SURP at the NDSU campus and at UND June 1-June 12, 2015. This program is for ND TCU students only. INBRE’s SURP 2018 will run June 4-15, 2018 at NDSU. Expenses for SURP are covered by INBRE and students that complete the program receive a stipend.
The 2 week program has many benefits such as being featured in the monthly newsletter and networking with faculty-researchers and student-researchers. This year, students will have the option to earn college credit for participation in the program.
The program includes the following activities:
- An introduction to public health
- Lab tours
- Faculty-mentor pairing
- Case study and research ethics training
- An introduction to indigenous research methods
- Writing workshops
- Professional development
- Team building
- Final oral or poster presentation
INBRE covers the costs of meals, housing, travel assistance, and a stipend, and the course credit (optional).
Please contact the INBRE Project Manager for questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.231.6111.
SURP 2016 Images
SURP 2015 Pictures
Tribal Air Quality Pilot Study (Fort Berthold only)
Goal: Provide partnership with Nueta-Hidatsa-Sahnish College, (http://nhsc.edu/) promotion of student research, and provide the opportunity for continuity and further development of research capacity at Nueta-Hidatsa-Sahnish College (NHSC).
There have been significant concerns of air quality in the western half of North Dakota in regards to petroleum development. The development has caused an increase in dust particulates and minerals in the air and has called the attention to potential increases in upper respiratory infections and related ailments. The partnership between NHSC and NDSU INBRE is to begin investigating these concerns on the Tribal Air Quality Pilot Study. Two NHSC will be working with NDSU Faculty researchers to collect and analyze particulate matter samples from Fort Berthold. They will be analyzing the results using NDSU research labs and facilities.
NDSU INBRE Monthly Newsletter
Goal: To provide another form of TCU engagement by issuing continuous project progress and updates to each of the ND TCUs, highlight tribal college students participating in research, and to provide information on research opportunities.
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- August 2016
- July 2016
- June 2016
- May 2016
- April 2016
- March 2016
- February 2016
- January 2016
NDSU INBRE Literature Review
Goal: To find literature on successful models of STEM and research curriculum for American Indian student populations.
The literature review will provide tools and strategies that can apply to INBRE projects such as SURP. This information will also help in the future development of the NDSU INBRE program.
- Andrea Huseth-Zosel Interview
- Melanie Nadeau Interview
- NHSC Student Research Module
- Presentation at the Turtle Mountain Community College
- Dr. Saini-Eidukat Module
- Dr. Kalidas Shetty
- Dr. Brent Voels
- Dr. Donald Warne
- Dr. Siobhan Wescott
- Metabolic Innovations to Develop Food Microbiome for Global Food Security and Health Solutions
- Research in Tribal Communities
- Risk Factors for Breast Cancer among American Indian Women
- Tribal Voices in Research: Protections
- Environmental Earth Science and Health Focus on Particulate Matter Research
- An Examination of Older Driver Issues through a Public Health Lens
- 2017 AISES: Building Research Capacity with Tribal Colleges by Practicing Cultural Capacity
- SURP Applicant Scoring Rubric
- PH 491 AIPH Research Seminar - Syllabus
- INBRE Mentee Form
INBRE Project Manager
NDSU Department of Public Health
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