Research & Grants Management
CNPD faculty and students are actively involved in interdisciplinary research and training projects that receive support from internal sources and a variety of external organizations, including federal and state agencies and foundations.
- Increase the visibility of research activities within the college.
- Increase the number and success rates of grants submitted by college faculty to external granting agencies.
- Support and enhance the scholarly productivity of faculty through the facilitation of faculty research; research proposal writing; and scholarly work.
- Develop a visiting scholars program.
- Promote student research participation and support.
- Pre- and post-award support for investigators including guidance and assistance with proposal preparation and submission, and grants management
- Sponsorship of scholarly development activities including:
- Seminars by local and national multidisciplinary researchers and leaders
- Peer review of scholarly products including grant proposals, manuscripts, and publicity of publications
- All other relevant funding opportunities and events
MPMHTTC Supplement for Public Schools
The purpose of this initiative is to build capacity of frontline interdisciplinary personnel and using embedded strategies to address the mental health needs of children and youth in schools throughout Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).
The initiative employs a Community of Practice (CoP) model, which emphasizes knowledge translation and implementation of evidence-based mental health promotion strategies. The program is led by Sarah Nielsen, PhD, OTR/L, technical trainer and Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, Every Moment Counts.
Communities of Practice from schools in the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center will participate in five session training series, which include discussion of knowledge, reflection, and action through a strategic plan developed by each school. The project also provides a one-day mental health specific training tailored to each school’s individual needs.