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South Dakota State University



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Winter 2015

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[Page] 2 Medical Laboratory Science A part of the curricula at South Dakota State since 1948, the program moved under the oversight of the College of Pharmacy July 1, 2014.
[Page] 3 MLS did you know? The program graduates an average of 18 students per year. Since 2012, there also has been an online class for practicing medical techs.
[Page}4 A program first The medical laboratory science program held its first White Coat Ceremony and the charter members of the Rho chapter of the Lambda Tau honor society were inducted Nov. 12, 2014.
[Page] 6 Fall convocation Students gain a view of personalized medicine from a Florida professor.
[Page] 8 Honored graduates SDSU graduates Earl McKinstry ’66, Earl Hinricher ’80 and Dan Hansen ’05 were honored at the South Dakota Pharmacists Association’s annual gathering Sept. 20, 2014.
[Page] 10 Cancer therapy Hemachand Tummala has the lead role in a $90,000, one-year study with Xiangming Guan and two Sanford researchers that looks at the combination of drugs and diet.
[Page] 11 Finding clues in the thiol Xiangming Guan has received a $327,500, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to look at subcellar levels of thiols, a natural bodyguard for cells.
[Page] 12 Molly Mack P4 student spends a month in D.C. with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists networking, developing an app for documenting, and learning about informatics.
[Page] 13 Student news Local chapters of Kappa Psi, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy make news.
[Page] 14 Scholarships
[Page] 16 Department of Pharmacy Practice James Clem reports
[Page] 17 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Om Perumal reports.
[Page] 18 Academic assessment report Jane Mort reports.
[Page] 18 New faculty Alex Middendorf, Shawn Dalton, Jennifer Ball, Jeremy Daniel, Surachat Ngorsuraches.
[Page] 19 Sarah Vaa Front office secretary named SDSU Civil Service Employee of Month for September.
[Page] 20 First endowed scholar on board Aspiring genome scholar Wenfeng An began Nov. 3, 2014, as the Markl Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research, the first endowed position in the college.
[Page] 21 Hemachand Tummala honored Progress made by the associate professor in a novel vaccine delivery system has resulted in Tummala being named the college’s 2014-15 Faculty Scholar.
[Page] 22 Craig Schnell The 1965 graduate, who built an impressive resume in academic administration, is back in the classroom and was honored as the college’s Distinguished Alumnus.


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