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USD Hosts Sixth Annual School of Health Sciences Research Conference

Students interact in an interdisciplinary demonstration. Health science students interact in an interprofessional training session hosted at USD earlier this year.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will host its sixth annual School of Health Sciences Research Conference on Friday, April 21.

Starting at 8 a.m. in the Lee Medical Building, students, faculty and staff will present work on a wide range of theoretical and applied subjects representing numerous scholarly interests and activities in health sciences. Haifa Samra, Ph.D., chair of USD’s Department of Nursing, will be the keynote speaker.

For more information on the conference, please visit the Health Science website.


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.


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 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News