Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium

Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium


8th Annual Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Location: Sanford Center, 2301 E. 60th St. North, Sioux Falls, SD

Organized by Sanford Research, SDSU, Augustana University, and USD


Join a wide variety of researchers from the area's leading institutions to promote cutting-edge research in all disciplines and foster scientific collaboration.


Transdisciplinary & Team Science Research Session:

Lisa McFadden (Basic Biomedical Sciences, USD)

Michelle Baack (Environmental Influences on Health & Disease, Sanford Research)


Basic & Biomedical Research Session:

Darci Fink (Chemistry & Biochemistry, SDSU)

LJ Pilaz (Pediatrics & Rare Diseases, Sanford Research)

Carrie Olson-Manning (Biology, Augustana University)

Haoran Sun (Chemistry, USD)


Social & Behavioral Research Session:

Carie Green (Education, Counseling & Human Development, SDSU)

Lauren Schaefer (Behavioral Science, Sanford Research)

Shannon Proksch (Psychology, Augustana University)

Leah Seurer (Communication Studies, USD)


Keynote Talk:

Diane Gooding, PhD

Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Former President, National Alliance on Mental Illness


Plus Poster Sessions, Networking, and More!


Registration is free!

Please register at the following link by May 24, 2024:




For questions about registration and logistics, please contact ResearchAdminAsst@sanfordhealth.org

For questions about scientific content, please contact Dr. Lance Lee (lance.lee@sanfordhealth.org)



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