Jody L. Ralph, Ph.D.
College of Nursing
430 Oxford Street, Stop 9025
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9025
Education / Training
Master of Science in Nursing University of North Dakota
8/2007 - 8/2009 Grand Forks, North Dakota
PhD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine University of British Columbia 5/1998 - 12/2004 Vancouver, Canada
Bachelor of Science in Nursing University of British Columbia 1/2003 - 7/2004 Vancouver, Canada
B.Sc. (Biological Sciences major and Chemistry minor) Trinity Western University
9/1993 - 5/1997 Langley, Canada
Ralph JL (2004) Disruption of androgen regulation in the prostate by environmental contaminants and dietary factors. Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia (microfilm), Ph.D. thesis, 179 pages|
Master's Independent Study
Ralph JL (2009) Diet assessment methods: a guide for oncology nurses. College of Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
9/1993 - 5/1997
Areas of Specialization
Specialization areas include 1) the impact of dietary supplements on prostate cancer progression and gene expression, and 2) the efficacy of standard assessment for NCLEX preparation.
2009 - Present Assistant Professor, Family and Community Nursing College of Nursing, University of North Dakota
2007 - 2009 Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of North Dakota
Family and Community Nursing
2004 - 2007 Full-time Registered Nurse (RN) Leukemia/Bone Vancouver General Hospital
Marrow Transplant Program (BMT)
2004 - 2007 Nurse Jean C. Barber Lodge, Canadian Cancer Society, Vancouter
1998 - 2004 Graduate Student Prostate Centre at VGH
1996 - 1997 Research Assistant Department of Biological Sciences, TWU
1/2008 - 5/2008 Nursing 326 Evidence for Practice
8/2007 - Present Nursing 302 Pathophysiology
1/2006 - 5/2007 Mentor for six new RN hires to Leukemia/BMT Program, VGH
4/2006 - 5/2007 Preceptor for three 4th year nursing students, VGH
9/1997 - 12/1997 Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology laboratory, TWU
9/1995 - 4/1996 Teaching Assistant, Organic Chemistry laboratory, TWU
9/1996 - 4/1997 Teaching Assistant, Organic Chemistry laboratory, TWU
Peer-reviewed journal publications and theses
Ralph JL, Hoverson BS, Scheett AJ, Von Ah DM, and Anderson CM. Diet assessment methods: a guide for oncology nurses. Manuscript in preparation.
Ralph JL, Roth D, Lundell P, and Melland H. Standardized assessment of student learning and preparation for the NCLEX-RN. Manuscript in preparation.
Ralph JL, Guns E, and Nelson CC. Disruption of androgen regulation in the prostate by aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands. Manuscript in preparation.
Gimenez-Bonafe P, Fedoruk M, Whitmore T, Akbari M, Ralph J, Ettinger S, Gleave M, and Nelson CC (2004) YB-1 is upregulated during prostate cancer tumor progression and increases P-glycoprotein activity. The Prostate 59:337-49.
Ralph JL, Orgebin-Crist MC, Lareyre JJ, and Nelson CC (2003) Disruption of androgen regulation in the prostate by the environmental contaminant hexachlorobenzene. Environmental Health Perspectives 111(4):461-6.
Reid KJ, Hendy SC, Saito J, Sorensen P, and Nelson CC (2001) Two classes of androgen receptor elements mediate cooperativity through allosteric interactions. Journal of Biological Chemistry 276(4):2943-52.
Ralph, J. (2009, October 26). Strategies for preventing plagiarism and reducing academic dishonesty. College of Nursing Teaching Discussion Group, UND.
Ralph, J., & Glennen, D. (2009, October 27). Proactive Teaching: Making your course accessible for all students. Technology Trends Forum, UND.
Ralph J (2004), Hormonally active chemicals in the diet and environment. Department of Biology, TWU.
Saito J (2000) Disruption of hormone regulation in the prostate by environmental contaminants. Department of Biology, TWU.
Saito J (1999) Disruption of androgen regulation by hexachlorobenzene. Department of Biology, TWU.
Abstracts and Conference Presentations
Ralph, J., Roth, D., Melland, H., & Lundell, P. (2010). The impact of a standardized assessment program on NCLEX-RN pass rates. 2010 Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, Kansas City, MO, USA.
Ralph J (2009) Standardized assessment of student learning and preparation for the NCLEX-RN. Drexel University Nursing Education Institute, Arlington VA, USA.
Ralph J, Guns E, and Nelson C (2008) Disruption of androgen receptor activity by synthetic and dietary aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands. Experimental Biology 2008, Sand Diego, USA. Oral Presentation.
Ralph J, Guns E, and Nelson C (2002) Disruption of androgen action in the prostate by ligands of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. 84th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, San Francisco, USA.
Saito J, Rennie P, and Nelson C (2001) Suppression of androgen action in the murine prostate by the environmental contaminant hexachlorobenzene. Pathology Day Gala, Vancouver, Canada.
Saito J, Rennie P, and Nelson C (2001) Disruption of androgen regulation in the prostate by hexachlorobenzene. 40th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, San Francisco, USA.
Saito J, Rennie P, and Nelson C (1999) Disruption of hormone regulation by environmental contaminants. 5th Bridging the Straits of Georgia Conference, Victoria, Canada.
12/2008 - Present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
6/2009 - Present Oncology Nursing Society
9/2009 - Present Midwest Nursing Research Society