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Schroeder Named to Research Committee

Jun 13, 2019

Shawnda Schroeder

Shawnda Schroeder, PhD, was elected by her peers to a three-year term on the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences' (UND SMHS) Research Committee. Schroeder is a research assistant professor for the Center for Rural Health at the UND SMHS.

"I am looking forward to serving on this committee and bringing forward ideas to ensure that research policies and guidelines at the SMHS do not hinder, but support and encourage research methods unique to social sciences, health services research, and community-based participatory research," Schroeder said. "So much of the work we do and the funding secured at the Center for Rural Health involves conducting research with and for our rural communities. Policies and guidelines specific to biomedical or clinical sciences are not always relevant to the work we do and I look forward to serving on this committee to ensure new or revised policies promote collaboration between the sciences, mixed methods, and community engagement."

The Research Committee is charged with developing and recommending policy and guidelines for the conduct of research in biomedical, educational, and clinical sciences and formulating strategies and approaches to prioritize investment of institutional research resources, recommend policies for priorities in research and methods to support interdisciplinary and translational research, and support mentorship of faculty.