Dan Hensen Matt Schmidt


South Dakota State University



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Summer 2016

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[Page] 2 Randy Schekman The Hoch Family Lecturer tells how his road to the Nobel Prize began at a California secondhand store.
[Page] 3 Welcome to South Dakota Visiting Japanese professor’s impressions of American pharmacy education during three-week visit.
[Page] 4 Progress against cancer Immunotherapy presents “exciting” treatment option, Francis Miller Lecturer reports.
[Page] 6 A song and a dance Junior class in medical laboratory science program creates winning video in national contest.
[Page] 8 International rotations Eleven students experience Europe on a three-week rotation; two others serve in Honduras for a month.
[Page] 10 Career options in pharmacy At the Spring Convocation, a panel of five practicing pharmacists in the region offer insights about their work.
[Page] 12 Tadd Hellwig The 2012 Teacher of the Year in the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions is the winner again this year, and deserving his students say.
[Page] 14 Faculty news
[Page] 16 New faculty and staff Andrea Hogie, Emily Trias, Tiffany Montalvo, Rachel Chamblin
[Page] 18 Student news Pharmacy major tabbed as student body president; efforts to aid Sierra Leone earn honor for APhA-ASP chapter; lab science students honored; two awards for American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences chapter.
[Page] 20 First recipient Jenna Heyen, a former high school chemistry teacher who just completed her P3 year, was the first recipient of the Laurilyn D. Helmers Helping Hands Pharmacy Scholarship.
[Page] 21 Phonathon Second-year pharmacy students connect with alumni during spring semester fundraiser.
[Page] 22 White coat advice Scott Bergman, a 2006 graduate, returns to State to give new students a message on professionalism.
[Page] 24 Class of 2016 27 Distinguished Graduate Brandon Hubert, who made a mark as a wide receiver for the Jackrabbits, was no less accomplished in the classroom and on rotations.
[Page] 28 Preceptor of the Year Tom Wullstein, a 2006 grad, has a passion for independent pharmacy and is happy to share that with those on rotation at his Brandon Pharmacy.
[Page] 29 Academic assessment report Jane Mort reports.
[Page] 30 Department of Pharmacy Practice James Clem reports.
[Page] 31 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Om Perumal reports.
[Page] 32 Donors/calendar/Dean’s Club
[Page] 37 Development director’s column Endowments permanently preserve a donor’s legacy.


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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions



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