Innovation

Avera

Dr. Mikel Holland is the President and Chief Medical Officer of Avera's St. Mary. He discussed a general overview of the new Helmsley Center, the history and medical growth in Pierre and his own personal story with cancer treatments. 

Chris Laughery

Tuesday, September 25 is the South Dakota Technology Showcase where some of the state’s top innovators are on hand to discuss their latest technology successes and take away lessons. My guests to talk about this are Vernon Brown with SDN Communications and Cheryl Riley, the AT&T’s Northern Plains President. Both AT&T and SDN plan this event. 

Biomaterials Day

Sep 14, 2018
Chris Laughery

Tayler Hoekstra is a PhD Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Courtney Kinser is also a graduate student in the program discuss USD Biomaterials Day. This is a chance for students to highlight research. The topic for the September 21 event is Immunology and Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Jennifer Benning, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She is also a leader of the Engineering and Science Projects in Community Service Projects (EPICS). Dr. Benning is the featured speaker at the STEAM Café at the Hay Camp Brewing company on Tuesday, September 18th. The EPICS program provides students an opportunity to partner on community projects and earn course credits. Projects include tackling homelessness by designing tiny houses; building greenhouses or saving historic buildings.

Advancements Towards A Treatment For Ebola

Aug 24, 2018
Adria Botella

Eddie Sulivan, SAB Biotherapeutics president and CEO, joined Innovation to discuss the recent advancements made by his company.

SAB Biotherapeutics announced its anti-Ebola immunotherapy provided 100% protection against a lethal dose of the Ebola virus in a recent animal study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

The Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. There is currently no licensed treatment proven to neutralize the virus. 

Dr. Ranjit Koodali is the Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Dakota. He joins us each month to discuss the latest research in chemistry. We dicsuss nanomedicine and the versatility of materials contributing to this fast and emerging area of research to find novel solutions and cures for diseases. 

Dr. Jon Kellar and Associate Professor Dr. Grant Crawford discuss Anti-Counterfeiting Technology. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Dakota State University researchers are working with a team of officials and scientists to help combat the online sale of counterfeit goods and art. Researchers purchased items from accredited websites. They then went to part of the internet called the “dark web,” where online traffic can’t be easily tracked, and purchased similar items they suspected to be counterfeit.

Addiction Care

Aug 10, 2018
Adria Botella

Malia Holbeck is Manager of Addiction Recovery Program with Avera Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. She will discuss Addiction Care.

Substance addiction often is a secondary issue to a mental health condition like depression.

Practitioners call it co-occurring disorders. Avera is expanding its services through tele-health and also building a new Addiction Care Center in Sioux Falls.

Chynna Lockett

An international team of scientists have found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos. This team includes researchers at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Associate Professor of Physics Xinhua Bai and PhD grad student Emily Dvorak are working on research using the South Pole detector called IceCube.

Mars In The Night Sky

Jul 27, 2018
NASA, ESA, and STScI

The last weekend in July is the best opportunity to view Mars in 15 years. Saturn is also prominent in the night sky. NASA Planetary Scientist Dr. Geronimo Villanueva discusses how to spot the planets and shares what scientists are learning from images taken by the Hubble telescope. 

Sanford Researach Scientist Kristi Egland evisioned a "better way" to detect breast cancer while she was being treated for her own breast cancer. She developed a blood test that uses a patient's own immune system as a biosensor. The medical technology company Inanovate specializes in screening and analysis of proteins and will begin a clinical trial, collect and store blood samples as it works to validate the accuracy of the test. Rob Nelson, Chief Operating Officer for Inanovate says they will use a patented technology platform called the Bio-ID.

Paul Higbee is an education, a freelance writer and and author. This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Technology in Education conference in South Dakota. Higbee says innovation in education has evolved.

NASA is scheduled to launch a new Satellite next week.  TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) is an all-sky survey mission to discover thousands of exoplanets. Dr. Padi Boyd, Astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and deputy project scientist for the test mission discusses the project and why we need to discover new planets.

Thad Giedd, Client Specialist, Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, discusses the Accelerator Program for 2018 and how your small business can grow.

Jackie Hendry

Dakota Wesleyan University becomes the first campus in South Dakota to supply each student with an iPad starting this fall. The university announced its digital initiative and partnership with Apple on Tuesday. 

Students gather in the Sherman Center on the Dakota Wesleyan campus and wait for what they’ve been told is an announcement about the future of their education. Most of them only know the name of the initiative: Digital DWU.

MTI

Julie Brookbank, MTI vice president for marketing joins Innovation to talk about a national recognition.

Sanford Health

Dr. Gene Hoyme participated in a study with results recently published in JAMA. The study began in 2010 and spanned six years. Researchers interviews first grade students in different communities around the United States to look for children on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder spectrum. Sioux Falls is the Midwestern community listed in the research.  Dr. Hoyme says the prevalence rate for FASD is as high as 5%. He says FASD is completely preventable and is caused by women drinking while pregnant.

Thomas Loveland, Chief Scientist at the USGS Earth Resource Observation and Science Center and co-chair for the Landsat Science Team. NASA and USGS have selected a new Landsat science team.  The team will serve for five years (through 2023). They will conduct scientific research on technical issues critical to the overall Landsat mission; evaluate the quality of data when Landsat 9 is launched (in the year 2020); and discuss future missions. 

Robots In The Classroom

Dec 8, 2017

Jason Whiting teaches information and communication technology and career and technical education at Patrick Henry Middle School in Sioux Falls.

He received a grant from the Sioux Falls Education Foundation to purchase a humanoid robot. He joins Innovation host Cara Hetland for a conversation about rethinking classroom interactions.

Thad Giedd is a client specialist with Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Vaney Hariri is co-founder of Think 3D Solutions. Rob Nelson is Chief Operating Officer of Inanovate.

They join host Cara Hetland to discuss innovation in business and in science.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 2 

If something is pure genius, it probably looks a little crazy. Of course crazy looks a little crazy too.

NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner is the author of the book "The Right Kind of Crazy." He's chief engineer for the Mars 2020 project. He's also the NASA engineer who led the Entry, Descent, and Landing team that designed a way to deliver the Mars Rover Curiosity safe and sound to the surface of the Red Planet.

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

SDPB's Cara Hetland brings you an update on the Cancer Moonshot from South Dakota researchers and physicians. The Cancer Action Network hosted an event in Sioux Falls on October 4 to discuss progress. Cara Hetland is host of In the Moment's Innovation and SDPB's Director of Radio.

Chynna Lockett

Biotechnology is a booming business, and South Dakota companies are competing with organizations around the globe. Local scientists pioneer medicine, agriculture, manufacturing, and research. We talk with a researcher-turned-business developer about what he sees for area investors and scientists. Christoph Bausch  is chief science officer for S-A-B Biotherapeutics in Sioux Falls. He grew up on a Nebraska farm, and his parents worked in medicine. Bausch says he left the Midwest to chase a science career at companies around the country.

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Bryan is a father of two children who have recently been diagnosed with Batten Disease. This is a fatal, inherited disorder of the nervous system. Bryan's two children are in a clinical trial in Ohio. We'll also talk with Sanford Health's Dr. Jill Weimer whose lab developed the experimental gene-therapy to treat the disease.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

A national study examines whether medication approved for one cancer treats other forms of the disease.

Sanford Health locations are part of the clinical trial. It's called the Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry Study (TAPUR).

Dr. Steven Powell is the principal investigator for Sanford Health. He says precision cancer therapy uses patients' genetics and traits of individual cancers to treat disease. He says the study may expand options for treating patients who have advanced cancers.

The world final of a computer programming competition is coming to Rapid City. The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) happens May 20-25, 2017. Groups of college seniors and first-year grad students use their computer skills and critical thinking abilities against the best from around the globe.

Richard Gowen is President of Excellence in Computer Programming, Inc. He discusses the caliber of the competition and its impact on people outside the computer science community.

Each person has different biological traits based on family lineage, and scientists are finding certain cultures and ethnic groups have unique biological traits. That information can change genetic research that aims to improves lives.

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SDSU hosts the biennial ChemEd Conference July 23-27. It brings together chemistry educators from across North America. Organizer Matt Miller says high School and introductory chemistry educators are immersed in an environment where collaboration, support, exchanging ideas and inspiration are expected. Matt Miller is an associate professor of chemistry at South Dakota State University.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Researchers at Sanford Health want to know whether stems cells from abdominal fat can help with shoulder injuries. An FDA-approved trial is in the works with 18 patients between Sioux Falls and Fargo, North Dakota. Meet the first patient enrolled in the study, find out how it works, and hear an in-depth conversation with Sanford's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allison Suttle about what the clinical results may reveal.

"I really don’t know what I did," Mike Duncan says.

Dakota Midday: Bush Foundation Announcements

Nov 15, 2016
www.bushfoundation.org

Duchesne Drew, Community Network Vice President for the Bush Foundation, joins Dakota Midday to announce the South Dakota recipients of the 2016 Bush Foundation Award for Community Innovation. In his position, Drew oversees and integrates the work of communication, community innovation and leadership program teams.

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