|UND breaks ground Aug. 29 for research building|
The College of Nursing will break ground on the $3.9 million Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 430 Oxford Street on the south side of the College of Nursing building.
The Behavioral Research Center will be used by nursing and psychology faculty to explore conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, alcoholism, diabetes, nutritional disorders and other conditions by helping patients alter their behaviors.
“We’ll be at the hub of studying preventive interventions that will benefit people right here in the Upper Great Plains,” said Glenda Lindseth, professor of nursing and the principal investigator on the building project.
“The funding will provide state-of-the art facilities to support behavioral research endeavors and enhance our competitiveness in winning future research funding,” said Thomas Petros, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Psychology.
The Center, funded by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources, will be built adjacent to the existing Nursing Building on the UND campus. The joint team of EAPC Architects Engineers in Grand Forks and LSY Architects and Laboratory Planners in Washington, D.C., are providing architectural services.
The College of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate programs, from a baccalaureate nursing program that is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education to master's education with six specializations and a doctoral program that prepares nurses for roles as nurse scientists and faculty. The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students for roles in community nutrition or dietetics and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association.