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Christopher Beevers, Director 305 E. 23rd St., Stop E9000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3706

Facilities

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 January 2014, the IMHR will move to a newly designed and renovated space located in L. Theo Bellmont Hall. Architectural design and rennovation is currently underway. This space was selected because it is centrally located, accessible and identifiable to research participants who are unfamiliar with campus, and there is substantial room for growth.

The IMHR will initially include approximately 8,000 square feet of dedicated office and research space that will contain research labs tailored to the needs of each investigator, a participant waiting room, a conference room, a computer lab for data processing and analysis, a biospecimen collection and storage room, office space for faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, a break room, and a mailroom. 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 designed to foster collaboration and innovation while simultaneously allowing IMHR faculty to access collaborators and resources from around the campus community.
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