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USD Doctorate Student Honored by EMBE

Jyoti Angal, MPH Jyoti Angal, M.P.H., a USD School of Health Sciences doctorate student, was awarded the 2020 EMBE Tribute to Women Award in the health care and STEM category.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Jyoti Angal, M.P.H., director of clinical research at the Avera Center for Pediatric & Community Research in Sioux Falls and a Doctor of Philosophy student in the University of South Dakota’s health sciences program, was awarded the 2020 EMBE Tribute to Women Award in the health care and STEM category.

Angal has a deep interest in addressing health disparities through research, and focuses it and her leadership efforts on structuring and coordinating research studies in American Indian and tribal communities.

The 2020 awards was the 47th annual tribute, sponsored by EMBE, honoring the contributions of women in the Sioux Falls region. Awards were presented in nine categories. The mission of EMBE, based in Sioux Falls, is to encourage and empower women to transform and advance their lives and their communities.

USD’s interprofessional health sciences doctorate degree was launched in 2016. The program prepares practicing health care professionals to assume leadership roles in academia, research and/or health and human services settings.


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
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