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USD School of Health Sciences Presents 7th Annual Research Conference

Posters Students and faculty will present research posters as part of the School of Health Sciences’ 7th annual research conference.

Scholarly accomplishments in the laboratory, clinic, classroom and community will be featured at the University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences research conference this Friday, April 6, in Vermillion.

The conference opens at 8:30 am at Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall with a presentation of 2018 awards to School of Health Sciences faculty and staff, expressions of gratitude to Gene Thin Elk, Director of Native American Student Services, and also to USD President James W. Abbott.

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Kory Zimney, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and recipient of the 2017 faculty research achievement award.

Research presentation sessions begin at 9:50 am in Lee Medical Building. There will be 27 oral presentations distributed over four separate time periods in seven different settings in the Lee Medical Building. Themes of these presentations fall under seven different categories: Athletics, Education, Neurologic, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Occupations/Professions, and Rural Care.

Students and faculty in different professional programs within the School of Health Sciences will also be presenting posters and brief descriptions of research projects at approximately 10:40 am in the atrium area of the Lee Medical Building. There will be a total of 31 poster presentations.


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