May 18, 2011

USD Med School honors students, faculty with awards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota and the medical school’s Alumni Relations Council honored the following individuals for their outstanding dedication at the Alumni Banquet on Friday, May 6:

Satish Koneru Award for Excellence in Physiology

Katherine Hutchinson, MS I, of Onida, S.D.


George Rinker Award for Excellence in Anatomy

Jessica Pearson, MS I, Fort Pierre, S.D.


Class of 1958 Basic Science Faculty Award

Daniel Bird, Ph.D., instructor, Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences


Class of 1983 Clinical Faculty Award

Laurie Landeen, M.D., clinical professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Warren L. Jones, M.D., Class of 1954 Faculty Award

Jerome Freeman, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neurosciences


2011 Distinguished Alumni Award

Richard Holm, ’73, M.D., professor, Department of Internal Medicine


About the Sanford School of Medicine

For more than a century, the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota has set the standard for medical education of students, residents and professionals in the state. The school’s mission includes education, research and service. It emphasizes family practice to help create the next generation of doctor’s for all parts of the state. The school’s economic impact includes attracting $17 million annually in research funding as well as hosting two of the four 2010 Research Centers designated by the governor.

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at

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Peter Carrels
The University of South Dakota
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