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Scientific Project Led by USD Sanford School of Medicine Receives NIH Grant

Barbara E. Goodman headshot SD BRIN, led by Barbara E. Goodman, Ph.D., received a $16.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for student and faculty research in cell biology.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN), led by the University of South Dakota and its Sanford School of Medicine, has been awarded a $16.92 million five-year continuation grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for student and faculty research in cell biology.

Developing human resources and research talent in the areas of biomedical sciences and bioinformatics is a goal of SD BRIN. This grant continues NIH’s long-term support provided to SD BRIN since 2002 that totals nearly $57 million.

SD BRIN is directed by Barbara E. Goodman, Ph.D., professor of physiology in the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the USD Sanford School of Medicine.

The project offers research opportunities and core scientific facilities for students and faculty not only at USD, but also at SD BRIN partner institutions, including Augustana University, Black Hills State University, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mount Marty University, University of Sioux Falls, and Sisseton Wahpeton College and Oglala Lakota College.

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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.

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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, 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.

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