USD Podcast Credit Hour Interviews Fourth-Year Medical Student Anna Bahnson

Anna Bahnson, a 4th year medical student at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine visited with the USD podcast Credit Hour about her research into identifying skin cancer symptoms.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Anna Bahnson, a 4th year medical student at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine visited with the USD podcast Credit Hour about her research into identifying skin cancer symptoms.

Bahnson was a 2018 recipient of the Excellence in Public Health Award presented by the U.S. Public Health Service. She was recognized for research and education project about skin cancer risks associated with working in agriculture, and the importance of educating cosmetologists to identify skin cancer symptoms on their clients.


“Hair stylists by the nature of their profession see the areas of our body -- our scalp, neck, ears -- that we might not see everyday,” Bahnson said.


Bahnson recently conducted trainings with eight cosmetologists in five rural cosmetology salons, and her overall goal is to train 40 cosmetologists who practice in rural locations.


“Anna’s service-learning research has the potential to make a big difference in South Dakota’s rural communities,” said Michael Ewald, host of Credit Hour. “She does a great job explaining the unique risks young people and agricultural workers face from sun exposure.”


Bahnson is a graduate of West Central High School in Hartford, South Dakota, and Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 

Read more about Anna's award here.

 

 

Credit Hour is available on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

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