Research & Grants Management
CNPD faculty and students are actively involved in interdisciplinary research and training projects.
Programs receive support from internal sources and a variety of external organizations, including federal and state agencies and foundations.
The Behavioral Health Bridge is powered by a partnership between Sanford Health and the University of North Dakota. The purpose of the Behavioral Health Bridge is to provide information on common behavioral health conditions and launch virtual behavioral health treatments to address the current needs of people in our community.
Behavioral Health Research & Training Centers
The Don’t Quit the Quit program aims to improve access to evidence-based medications for opioid use disorder and perinatal and postpartum recovery services for women in rural communities in North Dakota who are pregnant, parenting, and breastfeeding. As part of the program, the University of North Dakota will be providing culturally-sensitive clinical training to health care professionals, doulas, and Women, Infants, and Children program providers.
The Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center provides resources for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services fields. Learning and training resources are provided and available for download on topics like best practices in supporting substance abuse disorder, addressing intimate partner violence, compassion fatigue and many issues specific to rural populations.
The primary focus of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center is to provide training, resources, and technical assistance to individuals serving persons with mental health disorders. Particular attention is given to serving providers with limited access to service delivery systems with attention paid to rural and agricultural communities. By providing free, innovative, and accessible learning opportunities on research-based practices in mental health services, we seek to help you better serve your communities, staff, and patients. Additionally, the Supplement for Public Schools initiative seeks to build capacity of frontline interdisciplinary personnel and use embedded strategies to address the mental health needs of children and youth in schools.
The Opioid Response Network is a collaboration designed to provide training and resources to address the national opioid crisis. Local needs are addressed through free educational resources and training in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders and stimulant use.
Additional Research Centers and Grant Funded Projects
The RAIN program provides academic support and assistance to American Indian students seeking a nursing degree - pre-nursing through doctorate.
The Native Aging in Place Project works with the Spirit Lake Nation to build local capacity to care for the community's elders while they remain in their homes.
The Children and Family Services Training Center serves as the primary training agency for child welfare services in North Dakota and is funded by the North Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services.CFSTC was established in the Department of Social Work at the University of North Dakota in 1984 through a partnership with the Division of Children and Family Services in the North Dakota Department of Human Services.
The goal of the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity is to bring together researchers and clinicians with diverse experience from across the region to develop unique and innovative means of combating cancer in North and South Dakota.
The MARC Research Scholars program is an NIH-NIGMS funded research training scholarship program for high achieving (gpa >3.0) junior students who are majoring in the sciences (e.g., Psychology, Biology, Nursing, Nutrition, Engineering or Aerospace Sciences) and who have a goal to pursue graduate study. The program is designed to support students through their undergraduate graduation. The MARC Research Scholars program is an NIH-NIGMS funded research training scholarship program for high achieving (gpa >3.0) junior students who are majoring in the sciences (e.g., Psychology, Biology, Nursing, Nutrition, Engineering or Aerospace Sciences) and who have a goal to pursue graduate study. The program is designed to support students through their undergraduate graduation.