Sanford School of Medicine School of Medicine

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South Dakotan M.D. - Spring 2010


A Brother's Legacy

Chances are, Jordan Nordquist would have thought about his big bother, Davis, sometime that day anyway. But on Nov. 23, during what he expected would be a routine medical school lecture, he received an abrupt reminder of Davis once again. MORE

Helping Children and Research Flourish

Four-year-old Emily Quanbeck was withdrawn and hardly ever spoke, not even to her family. But her parents, Rene and Eric, say she has changed dramatically thanks to the Avera Wellness Program that uses violin training to help children. MORE

Experiencing Life Among the Hutterites

Fifty medical students walked from their vehicles to the church, the first stop on their tour of Oak Lane Hutterite Colony. "As the day arrived, I didn't know what to expect," Mitch McKenzie said afterward. MORE

Alum is Pioneer in Sports Medicine

The career of James Garrick, M.D., includes working with the NFL Players Association, Jane Fonda and the U.S. Figure Skating Team. MORE

Re-accreditation One of Best Ever

The Sanford School of Medicine has been re-accredited through 2018. "We received one of our best re-accreditation reports in our history," Rodney R. Parry, M.D., medical school dean, said. MORE