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Genant receives national medical laboratory science scholarship

As a scientist, Kailee Genant had to make sure the answer she received was real. A senior-to-be at South Dakota State University, she read the email one more time to verify she was receiving an Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity national endowed scholarship. After reading it again, Genant realized she received the fraternity’s Martha Winstead Memorial Scholarship.

SDSU pharmacy residency gains full reaccreditation

Full reaccreditation has been granted for the postgraduate year one  community-based  pharmacy residency program at South Dakota State University. The program, which is in partnership with Lewis Drug, places a six-year Pharm.D. graduate at Lewis Drug in Sioux Falls for an additional year of training.

SDSU-led research center to find new uses for approved drugs

The SDSU-led Center for Drug, Disease and Delivery seeks to develop new formulations and therapeutic targets for approved drugs to help treat cancer and other diseases.

Clem takes new position with SDSU pharmacy college

Dean Dan Hansen didn’t have to look far to find his replacement as associate dean of student services. He found him right on staff. Jim Clem, who has served as head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at South Dakota State University since August 2007, began serving as associate dean of student services June 22.

Study shows low COVID-19 infection rate in health care workers

Antibody testing of health care workers in three rural counties in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota showed 15% of the study participants had antibodies to the novel coronavirus.  “Antibodies (to the novel coronavirus) show the true prevalence (of COVID-19) in the population,” according to South Dakota State University assistant professor Natalie Thiex, whose research team in the Departm

West River Nursing Programs Begin Transition

Plans are underway to transition bachelor-level nursing education programs in western South Dakota from two universities to one. The recommendation comes from a state task force that spent the past year studying efficiencies within the public university system. At the same time, the intent is to increase the pipeline of new nurses graduating from the West River program.

Prairie Repertory Theatre's 50th season is underway

Prairie Repertory Theatre opened its 50th season with “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” June 9 at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Since opening its doors in 1970, PRT has brought the joy of performance art and theatre to eastern South Dakota.

RNtoMSN.org honors SDSU College of Nursing in two categories

Busy, yet doable. That is how a May 2021 graduate described the format for the South Dakota State University College of Nursing’s RN to B.S.N. program. The new format allows students to work at their own pace. Students can graduate in as little as 10 months or take one class at a time and be done in 18 months. The changes also caught the attention of RNtoMSN.org, which ranked the college No.

Winners named in SDSU nursing essay contest

“Nurses make a difference in people’s lives every day,” according to Sage Gaikowski, winner of the 2021 “Why I Want to be a Nurse” essay contest sponsored by the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University. The 150-word competition is open to any fifth grader in the state. Gaikowski, a student at Waubay Elementary and the 11-year-old daughter of Amy and Justin Gaikowski, wrote, “I want t

SDSU chemistry research featured on journal cover

Having your research on the cover of a prestigious journal is a milestone in a faculty member’s career—it’s something South Dakota State University assistant professor Rachel Willand-Charnley and undergraduate researcher Timothy Paris already have under their belts.