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START-SD program hosts first responder summit on addiction, mental health

The START-SD team from South Dakota State University hosted a first responder summit Aug.

START-SD program begins new work to reduce overdose rates

South Dakota State University’s program to address substance use disorder in South Dakota has received additional funding to combat substance use overdose. A new award of $300,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration will result in a one-year program titled START-SD: Overdose Response (START-SD-OR), which will increase access to naloxone and fentanyl test strips, provide educatio...

SDSU pharmacy students provide free health screenings at South Dakota State Fair

Members from a pharmacy student organization at South Dakota State University provided free health screenings at the 2023 South Dakota State Fair. Students from the Student Collaboration for the Advancement and Promotion of Pharmacy (SCAPP) returned for the seventh year to provide free health screenings at the state fair, which was held from Aug. 31 to Sept.

SDSU maintains STARS Silver Rating for sustainability

South Dakota State University has maintained its STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, in recognition of its sustainability achievements. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, is a benchmarking tool that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

FGCF's new microscope expands opportunities for researchers

A new confocal microscope in South Dakota State University's Functional Genomics Core Facility (FGCF) expands both the research capacity and opportunities within the lab, said Ryan Hanson, assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Microbiology and coordinator of the FGCF. ...

Breakthrough study reveals insights into how cancer cells evade treatment

In the United States, cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death, trailing only heart disease, with millions more afflicted with the disease each year.  At South Dakota State University, Rachel Willand-Charnley, assistant professor in the Department Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, leads an interdisciplinary research lab—the RAWC Lab—whose work revolves around improving cancer t...

Now’s the time to become a respiratory therapist

• Scholarships, sponsorships and sign-on bonuses are available to those pursuing a career in respiratory therapy in South Dakota.  Now is a good time to be a respiratory therapist. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the important role that respiratory therapists play in our health. But right now, there’s a shortage of respiratory therapists in the nation, including in South Dakota. The U.S.

Hanson presents poster at Postpartum Support International conference

SDSU instructor plans work to improve perinatal health in South Dakota Stephanie Hanson, a population health instructor from the Department of Allied and Population Health at South Dakota State University, recently presented a poster at the Postpartum Support International annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to her position at SDSU, Hanson, who has a Master of Public Health i...

SDSU nursing students teach kids healthy summer habits at zoo

A group of 37 South Dakota State University nursing students promoted healthy summer habits by holding a health fair at the Great Plains Zoo on June 16. The event, which offered the zoo’s youngest visitors lessons in water safety, sun protection and physical activity, served as pediatric clinical experience for the SDSU students.

Can wild foods positively contribute to a person's diet?

Many countries around the world struggle with food insecurity, forcing citizens to search for nourishment on their own. In some countries, wild food—or food that grows naturally in forests and on common land—is relied upon to supplement the daily caloric intake.