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USD Faculty and Leadership Present at National Interprofessional Health Conference

VERMILLION, S.D. – Three teams of University of South Dakota faculty and leadership from the School of Health Sciences and the Sanford School of Medicine presented at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NEXUS) annual summit conference.

Faculty and leadership presenters were Sabina Kupershmidt, Ph.D., Whitney Lucas-Moliter, O.T.D., Kory Zimney, D.P.T., Allison Naber, O.T.D., Tracy Cleveland, Ed.D., Mandy Williams, Ph.D., Carissa Regnerus, M.A., Chelsea Wesner, M.P.H. and Susan Anderson, M.D.

These USD faculty members and leaders, representing a variety of programs within the university’s school of health sciences and medical school, addressed issues related to interprofessional health care in rural settings, assisting critical care and producing interprofessional health care education that is relevant and impactful. USD has been a national leader in creating and implementing innovative and meaningful interprofessional education in its health and medical programs.

The 2020 NEXUS conference was held as a virtual conference. Interprofessional health care involves the use of a multitude of cooperating fields and disciplines to improve health care outcomes for patients. 


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.


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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News