Most of the faculty affiliated with the Institute for Mental Health Research are currently located in the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building. The Seay building houses the Department of Psychology, where many IMHR researchers hold appointments and have research labs. In August 2013, the IMHR will move to a newly designed and rennovated space located in L. Theo Bellmont Hall. Architectural design and planning is currently underway. This space was selected because it is centrally located, accessible and identfiable to research participants who are unfamiliar with campus, and there is substantial room for growth.
IMHR space will contain a participant waiting room, a clinic, research labs tailored to the needs of each investigator, a conference room, a computer lab for data processing and analaysis, a biospecimen collection and storage room, office space for faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, a breakroom, and a mailroom. Drs. Beevers and Neal will be the first to have their laboratories and offices move to the IMHR. As new faculty join the IMHR, there will be room for additional research laboratories designed for the specific needs of each investigator.
Bellmont Hall is very close to the heart of campus (where many undergraduate classes are held) and a 10-minute walk to the Department of Psychology or the Imaging Research Center located in the Norman Hackerman building. This space will allow IMHR faculty members to work in state-of-the-art facilities desgined to foster collaboration and innovation while simultaneously allowing IMHR faculy to access collaborators and resources from around the campus community.