Scheduled to run from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Health Science Center - Room 106, 1400 West 22nd St. in Sioux Falls, the event will honor Parry’s 36 years of service to the School of Medicine and to the South Dakota medical community. This event is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Canistota, S.D., Parry graduated from USD’s medical school in 1967 with a B.S.M.D. He later received his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency training at the Mayo Clinic. He joined the faculty of USD’s medical school in 1976, and served in that capacity until becoming vice president and dean in 2004.

Succeeding Parry as vice president and dean will be Mary Dekker Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P.,who begins her tenure April 2.

For more information, please contact Carmen Hammond at 605-357-1309 or

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