Research is important to the work of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines and serves as one of the three pillars of our tripartite mission of teaching, research, and service. Faculty continue to advance research and improve health in many areas such as intimate partner violence, pain management, genetics, obesity prevention, domestic violence, and child welfare to name a few. The college continues to find ways in which we can assist faculty and students to advance their research.
This spring CNPD’s Research & Grants Management Office and the CNPD Research and Scholarship Committee is sponsoring its first college-wide Research and Scholarship Fair on April 7th. The purpose of the Research and Scholarship Fair is to encourage, celebrate, and acknowledge research and scholarship within the college. Faculty and students were encouraged to submit abstracts for poster presentations which they will present during the fair. We hope that this experience helps students to further their academic knowledge and encourages them to continue to pursue research as a career. Further, the Research and Scholarship Fair is an opportunity for faculty to showcase their research. We hope that you will join us for the CNPD Research and Scholarship Fair on April 7th from 11:00am-1:00pm in the atrium of the Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research. All are welcome!
I am also excited to announce that Dr. Rashid Ahmed will join the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines this summer as the Associate Dean of Research. Dr. Ahmed currently serves as an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Manitoba as well as a Senior Epidemiologist at Cancer Care Manitoba. His vast experience in biostatistics, study design, scientific manuscript writing, and statistical consulting will be beneficial to the advancement of research within the three departments of the college. In his role as the Associate Dean of Research, Dr. Ahmed, will work with faculty, staff, and students to develop research and scholarly projects, secure funding support, and assist in the dissemination of research findings. We are excited to have Dr. Ahmed begin his work in July.
Through the research of our talented faculty and students, the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines continues to advance human well-being and improve quality of life for North Dakotans, the region, and beyond.
Dean Gayle Roux, College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines