Research & Projects
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 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. UND provides culturally sensitive clinical training to health care professionals, doulas, and women, infants, and children program providers.
Campus Farmers Market to Promote Gardening, Healthy Eating, and Increase Food Insecurity Awareness
This project aims to offer nutrition education about the benefits of produce gardening as a strategy to improve fruit and vegetable intake. Although Americans are not meeting nutritional guidelines, there are evidence-based strategies nutrition professionals can strategically implement to impact this trend. Gardening can increase fruit and vegetable intake, improve food security, and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Along with gardening, nutrition education activities can be employed to improve food choices and expand gardening activities as important strategies to improve nutritional health.
The Children & Family Services Training Center serves as the primary training agency for child welfare services in North Dakota. It is funded by the North Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services.
The Financial Interdependence Project (FIP) serves as a research, training, & systems change institute dedicated to helping people become financially capable and prosperous by harnessing principles of mutuality.
The Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center provides resources for addiction treatment and recovery services professionals. The MPATTC offers learning and training resources on topics like best practices in supporting substance abuse disorder, addressing intimate partner violence, compassion fatigue, and many issues specific to rural populations.
The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center provides training, resources, and technical assistance to individuals serving persons with mental health disorders. The MPMHTTC serves providers with limited access to service delivery systems, with attention paid to rural and agricultural communities.
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 Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Health (NPBCR) is located adjacent to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines. This space houses research and research training spaces.
The Recruitment & Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) program provides academic support and assistance to American Indian students seeking a nursing degree - pre-nursing through doctorate. The program recently expanded support to the CNPD Social Work and Nutrition & Dietetics students.
The URISE Research Scholars program is an NIH-NIGMS-funded research training scholarship program for high-achieving junior students majoring in the sciences and pursuing graduate study. The program is designed to support students through their undergraduate graduation.