School of Health Sciences Announces 2017 Faculty Research and Staff Awards

VERMILLION, S.D. – The School of Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota has announced its 2017 faculty, research and staff awards.

Angela MacCabe, PT, DPT, assistant professor in the Physical Therapy department, was selected as the recipient for the Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence for her contributions to health sciences education. She has been a faculty member at USD since 2015. Download a photo of MacCabe.

Julie Johnson, MD, associate professor and academic coordinator in the Physician Assistant Studies department, is the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award for Distinguished Service for her leadership and significant contributions to the department, school, university and profession. She started at USD in 2015. Download a photo of Johnson.

Kory Zimney, PT, DPT, assistant professor in the Physical Therapy department, is the recipient of the Faculty Research Achievement Award. Zimney was recognized for research and scholarly contributions related to health sciences education. He has been at USD since 2013. Download a photo of Zimney.

Tamara Olson, assistant to the dean of the School of Health Sciences, is the recipient of the Outstanding Staff Award for Performance Excellence for her service to the school. She has been at USD since 2006. Download a photo of Olson.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.

ABOUT USD

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 205 undergraduate and 73 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 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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