Dan Hansen Matt Schmidt


South Dakota State University



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Winter 2016

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[Page] 2 Avera’s impact The Avera Health and Science Center, the college’s home, has been open for five years. The facility is a hub of education and professional development for students.
[Page] 4 Transformational gift Wenfeng An is officially introduced as the Markl Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research.
[Page] 6 Pediatric drug development Fall convocation keynote speaker addresses struggles with developing drugs for youth.
[Page] 8 MLS students earn white coats Class of 2016 MLS students receives white coats.
[Page] 10 SDSU Health College of Pharmacy joins other colleges to address the wellness of the campus community.
[Page] 12 Take a trip Joshua Ladwig’s trip to Ghana as an exchange student with the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation got off to a rocky start.
[Page] 14 GVR honored For the second time in his 42-year career, Assistant Professor Emeritus Gary Van Riper is honored as national adviser of the year.
[Page] 15 New scholarship Cardinal Health’s donation creates scholarship and program to develop students’ entrepreneurial skills.
[Page] 16 Accreditation update MLS program receives site visit.
[Page] 17 New faculty Jacobson, Kido, Nelsen and Reineke join the college’s faculty.
[Page] 20 College news
[Page] 22 2015-16 scholarship recipients
[Page] 24 Academic assessment report Jane Mort reports.
[Page] 26 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Om Perumal reports.
[Page] 27 Department of Pharmacy Practice James Clem reports.
[Page] 28 Distinguished alumnus Remund honored for career.
[Page] 30 Four generations Matt Lavin ’96 keeps the family business going.
[Page] 33 Development director’s column Many gifts sustain the college.


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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions



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