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Vermillion Medical Campus
Lee Medicine Building
Sanford School of Medicine
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Lee Medicine Building on the Vermillion campus is where students in Pillar 1 spend the first 18 months of medical school learning the basic sciences and system blocks.

As one of the cornerstones of not only the University of South Dakota campus, but also of the regional health care industry, it is a critical component of enhancing research and improving health sciences and medical education in the state. State-of-the-art technology is deployed throughout the 156,000 square-foot building.

Funding for the $37 million project included $12.5 million from the Higher Education Facilities Fund, $12.5 million from Campaign South Dakota, $10.2 million from the federal government and $1.8 million from the state of South Dakota. Lead private gifts came from Avera Health, Monument Health and Sanford Health.

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Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty & staff of the Vermillion Medical Campus.
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William Mayhan

Dean, Basic Biomedical Science/Professor
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Daniel Bird

Assoc Dean, Basic Biomed Sciences/Associate Professor
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Cathy Logue

Coordinator, Into to Clinical Med/Coordinator, Student Professional Support
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Pasquale Manzerra

Assist Dean, Med Student Affairs/Associate Professor
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DenYelle Kenyon

Assoc Dean, Div & Inclu/Dir, MPH
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Sara Bird

Mgr, USD Body Donation Prog
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Wendy Pederson

Graduate & Educ Manager

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in medicine.
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Basic Biomedical Sciences

Housed in the state's only medical school, the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences creates an environment of innovative and interdisciplinary research aimed at examining human disease.

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