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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


USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News