North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
University of North Dakota - School of Medicine & Health Sciences
1301 N. Columbia Road, Stop 9037 - Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
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Institutional Development Award (IDeA)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health

It is the sixth time that one of Professor Mikhail Bobylev's INBRE student researchers, this time, Jin Hee Choi, was selected as a winner in a national competition to participate in the POSTERS ON THE HILL event sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).  Jin Hee was one of 60 undergraduate students from the entire nation who presented their research to the members of the United State Congress on April 20, 2016.  The previous winners from Bobylev's lab included Kaylee Dockter (2015), Kowan O'Keefe (2014), Braden Burckhard (2013), Zane Young (2010), and Steven Lewis (2009).

The students and their research advisors spent nearly the entire day of April 20, 2016, in the US Capitol.  The program of the visit included the meetings with the home state Senators and Representatives between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.  Jin Hee Choi and Professor Bobylev met with US Senator John Hoeven and his staff, with US Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her staff, and with Mr. Rick Collin, Senior Policy Advisor for US Representative Kevin Cramer.

During the poster presentation that took place in the Rayburn House Building between the hours of 5:00 - 7:30, Jin Hee Choi and Professor Mikhail Bobylev met with the President-Elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Dr. Allison Campbell and
with Dr. Krishan Arora, Program Director at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Dr. Arora administers the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research (INBRE) component of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program.  Professor Bobylev's undergraduate research program is supported by Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the NIGMS-NIH under grant number P20GM103442.

Jin Hee Choi and Professor Mikhail Bobylev also met with the CUR Executive Officer Elisabeth Ambos and CUR Manager of Student Programs Lindsey Thomas.  CUR is a professional society whose mission is to promote the participation of undergraduates in research. This means fostering interest and success in the endeavor among undergraduates, encouraging faculty to become mentors and supporting institutions as they establish and develop undergraduate research programs.
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