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USD to Offer Educational Webinar About COVID-19 Vaccines

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Answering Your Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines graphic USD's Dr. Tim Ridgway, Kevin O'Kelley, M.A., and Victor Huber, Ph.D., will discuss the COVID-19 vaccines and South Dakota's distribution plans during a live webinar on Feb. 2 .

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will offer a live webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. CST to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines and how South Dakota’s vaccine distribution plan impacts the USD community.

“Light at the End of the Tunnel: Answering Your Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines” will feature a panel of experts at USD; Sanford School of Medicine Dean Tim Ridgway, M.D., Assistant Vice President of Research Compliance and Director of Environmental Health and Safety Kevin O’Kelley, M.A., and Associate Professor of Basic Biomedical Sciences Victor Huber, Ph.D., will offer insight on COVID-19 vaccines, public health and what the USD community can expect in the months ahead.

This event is among a series of webinars the university has offered to provide educational resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous events have included town halls about campus operations, resources for educators and business leaders, and panel discussions about COVID-19 and vaccines.

The upcoming webinar will be livestreamed on the University of South Dakota Facebook page. More information about USD’s response to the pandemic is available at


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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