A team of faculty at the University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences has received $1,247,291 from the Department of Education to address South Dakota's early childhood intervention needs and train personnel to serve infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
Three University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences faculty members have garnered a grant in the amount of $299,000 from the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to expand research and address some significant issues in women’s health.
The Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of South Dakota has received a $50,000 grant from Delta Dental of South Dakota to help underserved populations gain access to quality dental care.
Two University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences alumnae, Kristi Livermont and Kassandra Frey, were honored with Distinguished Service Awards from the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) at its 97th annual convention last month.
The University of South Dakota Department of Dental Hygiene’s adjunct faculty member Tasha Wendel has received a $5,000 grant to supplement funds for USD’s Preventive Dental Program (PDP) from the Mars Wrigley Foundation’s Healthier Smiles Grant Program.
The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM), a center of the University of South Dakota, has been awarded a $1 million grant to implement a WIC Community Innovation and Outreach Project (WIC CIAO).
White Coat and Hood Investiture Ceremonies Signal Life Transitions for USD Physical Therapy Students
The white coat professionalism ceremony is a significant event for doctoral programs, as for the University of South Dakota Department of Physical Therapy, it marks students’ transitions from the classroom to the first clinical education rotation.
Summary: The South Dakota chapter of HOSA – Future Health Professionals (HOSA) represented the state in commendable fashion with a record number of students and advisors attending the 2023 HOSA International Leadership Conference (ILC) held in Dallas, Texas, in June. 195 attendees went to the ILC, 148 of whom were students who each qualified in their respective competitions at the state conference.
Summary: A move to the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in 2016 gave the University of South Dakota Department of Physical Therapy access to a 2,300 square foot, fully equipped clinic space, including two private examination rooms, a pediatric space equipped with sensory equipment and a treatment room with a mounted Dynavision vision and reaction trainer.
Summary: The University of South Dakota has a track record of producing remarkable graduates, but few have accomplished what U.S. Army veteran and USD alumnus Christopher R. Strunk has done. This May, Strunk earned his Ph.D. in health sciences, marking his third degree from USD.
Summary: At the University of South Dakota Nursing Center for Simulation and Interprofessional Education, located in the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building, students improve their patient assessment abilities and communication skills. They also learn the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork to deliver safe care and improve health outcomes.
I chose family medicine because I love the idea of being 'everyone's doctor.' I also love making sure my patients are up to date with their immunizations and health care screenings. It's so important.
Elizabeth (Hoffman) Nicholas, a Eureka, South Dakota native, and Robert Nicholas, a Huron, South Dakota native, met at the University of South Dakota when they were both in the Alumni Student Scholars Program, each with the dream of becoming a doctor.