Gerald Yutrzenka

Gerald Yutrzenka

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion / Associate Professor

BASIC BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Lee Medicine & Science Hall 210

Phone: (605) 658-6328

Email: Gerald.Yutrzenka@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Physiology Endocrinology Neuropharmacology Minority Health Disparities


Research Interests:

Minority health disparities Central action of CNS depressants


Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmacology, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University , 1984
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience , Houston Veterans Administration Medical Center , 1980
  • Ph D, Physiology, University of North Dakota, 1979
  • MS, Physiology , University of North Dakota, 1977
  • BS, Biology, Moorhead State University , 1974

Grants:

  • 2015 Native American Healthcare Scholars Program (NAHSP)., Office of Assistant Secretary, DHHS ($ 2.2M over 5 years). Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2020)
  • 2015 Healthcare Career Summer Camp., Delta Dental of South Dakota Foundation,. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2015 - 2019)
  • 2015 Healthcare Career Summer Camp., Office of Rural Health, South Dakota Department of Health ($11,200.00). Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2015 - Present)
  • Healthcare Career Summer Camp, Sanford Health. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2019)
  • Healthcare Career Summer Camp, Delta Dental Philanthropic Fund. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2014)
  • Center for health research in tribes in SD-MT-WY, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2016)

Awards and Honors:

  • Community Health Service Award, Dakota Hospital Foundation, 2017
  • CGSA Outstanding Service Award, Central Region Group onStudent Affairs, AAMC, 2017
  • Appointed National Chair of the Group on Student Affairs- Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (GSA-COSDA), Association of American Medical Colleges, 2015
  • Appointed as AAMC Central region COSDA representative to national GSA, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2014
  • AAIM Diversity Award, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Chair, CGSA Steering Committee, AAMC Central region Group on Student Affairs, 2013
  • Recognition Award CGSA Steering Committee 2009-2011, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2011
  • Chair-Elect, AAMC Central Region Group on Student Affairs, 2011
  • Recognition Award, AAMC Central Region Group on Student Affairs Steering Committee, 2011
  • Recogntion Award CGSA Steering Committee 2005-2007, Central Region Group on Student Affairs,Association of American Medical Colleges, 2007
  • Dream Catcher Award, USD Martine Luther King committee, 2007
  • John R Williams Award, USD, 2005
  • Faculty of the Year- Faculty Involvement Program, USD Residential life, 2002
  • HHS Secretary's Community Health Promotion Award, US Dept of Health and Human Services, 1988
  • Recognition Award, SD Dept of Health/Divsion of Alohol and Drug Abuse, 1988

Presentations:

  • Treviño, Jesús, Weinandt, Mandie, Zoss, Samantha, Berg-Poppe, Patti, Williams, Mandy, Yutrzenka, Gerald. Systemic-Change and Cultural Transformation: Embracing and Practicing Inclusive Excellence at the University of South Dakota. Presented at the The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), Washington D.C.. (May 28, 2015)
  • Yutrzenka, Gerald. Programs in support of American Indian education at USD.
  • Green, Char, McMahon, Tracy, Brokenleg, Sarah, Fargo, Nancy, Medaris, Cheryl, Prasek, Jennifer, Yutrzenka, Gerald, Kenyon, DenYelle. Annual Healthcare Career Day for Northern Plains Elementary, Middle and High School American Indian Students. Presented at the Pathways into Health 7th National Conference , Albuquerque, NM. (March 11, 2014)
  • McMahon, Tracy, Brokenleg, Sarah, Green, Char, Prasek, Jennifer, Yutrzenka, Gerald, Kenyon, DenYelle, . The Native American Scholars Program (NASP) and Summer Undergraduate research expericnes (SURE) for Native American Undergraduate Student: Program Modifications and Future Directions. Presented at the Pathways into Health7 th National Conference, Albuquerque, NM. (March 11, 2014)
  • Yutrzenka, Gerald. Preparing for Healthcare Professions. Presented at the 2nd annual Native American Student Health Career Summit, Rapid City SD. (August 13, 2013)
  • Yutrzenka, Gerald. Applying for Medical School. Presented at the Native American Student Health Career Summit, Bismark, ND. (September 2012)
  • Yutrzenka, Gerald. Cente of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities. Presented at the Consumer Conference, Rapid City, SD. (December 12, 2011)
  • Yutrzenka, Gerald, Tomhave, Jolane. USD Healthcare career Summer Camp: a Partnership to Enhance the Healthcare Workforce. Presented at the 5th Annual Conference Pathways into Health , Tucson, AZ. (February 25, 2011)
  • Yutrzenka, Gerald, Kenyon, DenYelle, McMahon, Tracy, Brokenleg, Sarah. Developing the Center of Excellence: Research Education and Training Core. Presented at the 5th Annual Conference for Pathways into Health , Tucson, AZ. (February 2, 2011)