SMHS to host annual Frank Low Research Day

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GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The 38 th annual Frank Low Research Day will be held at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) on Thursday, April 19.

Named in honor of the former SMHS anatomy professor who came to UND in the 1960s and pioneered a series of new techniques for the electron microscope, Frank Low Research Day is the culminating event of the academic year for many area researchers working in the biomedical and health sciences.

At this year’s event, more than 120 faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and students will present oral and/or poster presentations on a wide range of biomedical, health sciences, translational, and clinical topics. Poster presentations will be on display in the West Atrium on the first floor of the SMHS.

“We’re excited as always about Frank Low Day,” said Jonathan Geiger, PhD, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in the SMHS Department of Biomedical Sciences and chair of the School’s research committee. “The event seems to grow in size and scope each year. In so doing, it not only contributes to the intellectual culture of the community but the health and workforce needs of North Dakota.”

Rosanna Peeling, PhD, professor and chair of Diagnostics Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and director of the International Diagnostics Centre, is the event’s keynote speaker. At noon she will give a talk entitled “The Global Crisis of Antimicrobial Resistance: Be part of the Solution!” in the SMHS Charles H. Fee Auditorium (Room E101).

Dr. Peeling (right) is currently serving on the Expert Advisory Panel for a new Global Fund, and spoke on antimicrobial resistance at the 2016 United Nations General Assembly in New York, the 2017 World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, and at the World Health Assembly convened by the World Health Organization in 2017. She is currently working with the newly established Africa Centre for Disease Control on their Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network, and is putting together a Massive Open Online Course on the role of diagnostics in the global antimicrobial resistance response.

Frank Low Research Day is free and open to the public, but space is limited for Dr. Peeling’s talk. If you would like to attend her noon presentation, please RSVP here.

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Brian James Schill

Assistant Director, Office of Alumni & Community Relations

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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