Sanford School of Medicine Basic Biomedical Sciences

Gerald Yutrzenka, Ph.D.

Jerry Yutrzenka
Associate Professor
Basic Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 210
Phone: 605-677-5156
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
Awards and Honors:
  • AAIM Diversity Award, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Chair, CGSA Steering Committee, AAMC Central region Group on Student Affairs , 2013
  • 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 2009-2011, Association of American Medical Colleges , 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:
  • Green, C., McMahon, T., Brokenleg, S., Fargo, N., Medaris, C., Prasek, J., Yutrzenka, G., Kenyon, D. (2014, March). 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.
  • McMahon, T., Brokenleg, S., Green, C., Prasek, J., Yutrzenka, G., Kenyon, D., (2014, March). 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.
  • Yutrzenka, G. (2013, August). Preparing for Healthcare Professions. Presented at the 2nd annual Native American Student Health Career Summit, Rapid City SD.
  • Yutrzenka, G. (2012, September). Applying for Medical School . Presented at the Native American Student Health Career Summit, Bismark, ND.
  • Yutrzenka, G. (2011, December). Cente of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities . Presented at the Consumer Conference, Rapid City, SD .
  • Yutrzenka, G., Tomhave, J. (2011, February). USD Healthcare career Summer Camp: a Partnership to Enhance the Healthcare Workforce. Presented at the 5th Annual Conference Pathways into Health , Tucson, AZ.
  • Yutrzenka, G., Kenyon, D., McMahon, T., Brokenleg, S. (2011, February). Developing the Center of Excellence: Research Education and Training Core. Presented at the 5th Annual Conference for Pathways into Health , Tucson, AZ.