Lectures in Prior Years

 March 13, 2014 
Megan Landsverk, PhD 
Title: When your powerhouse goes bad: Mitochondrial Disease and Disorders 

February 27, 2014 – Special Rare Disease Day Lecture 
Michael Kruer, PhD 
Title: A Day in the Life of a Physician-Scientist
February 13, 2014 
Peter Vitiello, PhD 
Title: Back to Basics: The Role of Basic Research in a Clinical World
January 9, 2014 
Jay Trobec, Ph.D. Chief Meteorologist, KELO-TV 
Title: Meterorological Science in South Dakota
December 12, 2013 
Ben Sayler, PhD 
Title: Exploring the Universe from Deep Underground in the Black Hills 
November 14, 2013 
Nathan Kasselder 
Director of Marketing and Development, SD Lion’s Eye and Tissue Bank 
Title: Giving the Gifts of Sight & Health
September 12, 2013 
Thayne Munce, PhD 
Title: Concussions and Youth Football - hard-Hitting Research
October 10, 2013 – Special Breast Cancer Awareness Month Lecture 
Kristi Egland, PhD 
Title: A Molecular Perspective of Breast Cancer from a Scientist who is a Survivor
March 14, 2013
Sam Kean 
Author and SD Native 
Title: The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
February 28, 2013
Quinn Stein, MS, CGC 
Title: "A Day in the Life of a (Sanford) Genetic Counselor" 
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February 14, 2013    
Renee Halgerson and Amos Aesoph
SDN Communications
Title: How the Internet Works

January 10, 2013  
Lance Lee, PhD
Title: Finding the Cheese: Using Mouse Models to Identify Genetic Causes of Rare Pediatric Diseases

December 13, 2012   
Matt Smalley, PhD
Title: Corn Research in the Northern U.S.: The Science of Feeding the World 

November 8, 2012
David A. Pearce, PhD
Title: The Present and Future of Sanford Research: Advancing Biomedical Science in Sioux Falls
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October 11, 2012
Tom Stys, MD 
Title: Bridging the Diagnostic Gap 
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September 13, 2012
Barbara Szczerbinska, PhD
Title: "Angels & Demons-Antimatter in Film & Science"
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August 9, 2012
Michael F. Bergeron, PhD, FACSM and Thayne Munce, PhD
Title: Sport Concussions: Why All the Attention and New Standards of Care?
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July 12, 2012
Thomas R. Loveland, PhD. 
Title: EROS and Earth Imaging: Advancing the Science of Land Change
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June 14, 2012
Kyle Roux, PhD
Title: Following Protein Footprints Towards the Path of Discovery
May 10, 2012
Liz Donohue
Title: Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS)
April 12, 2012
Dr. Eddie Sullivan
Title: Commercializing a Biomedical Product Produced in Genetically Engineered Animals
March 8, 2012
Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation
Title: “Education” the Foundation for Economic Development
February 9, 2012
Dr. Subhash Chauhan
Title: Nano-radiopharmaceuticals for cancer treatment
January  12, 2012
Patricia L. Crotwell, PhD 
Title: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: From “Will I Get Alzheimer’s Disease” to “Wet vs. Dry Earwax”
December 8, 2011
Jane Christopher-Hennings, PhD
Title: Optimizing the Intersections of Veterinary and Human Health:  Past and Present Successes and Future Possibilities.
November 10, 2011
Troy Arends
Title: Exemplar Genetics:  Models of human disease
October 13, 2011 
Dr. John Lee and Dr. W. Chad Spanos, Sanford Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat                
Title: An update on head and neck cancers Sanford Hospital
September 8, 2011
Ben Sayler, PhD
Title: Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake: Science, Engineering, and Education
August 11, 2011
Amy Elliott, PhD
Title: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:  From Epidemiology to Mechanism to Public Health
July 14, 2011
William S. Harris, PhD
Title: Fish Oil or Snake Oil: What's the Real Story?
June 9, 2011
Paul Kuhlman
Title: Our children are waiting for Superman!  Are you ready to answer the call?
May 12, 2011
David Pearce, PhD
Title:  Sanford Research: Past, Present, and Future