In the Moment: Innovation

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SDPB Radio News Director Cara Hetland hosts this program which explores the cutting edge products and services being offered by South Dakotans. Airs on alternating Fridays.

Avera Homemade Masks Project

Mar 27, 2020

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In times of crisis, South Dakotans are naturally inclined to spring into action and be of assistance. Dzenan Berberovic is Chief Philanthropy Officer at Avera Health. Stacey Erickson is Vice President of Quality and Data Integration. They join us to talk about how Avera is encouraging community members to help. 

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Avera Now Testing In-House

Mar 27, 2020

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, testing has been key to slow the spread of COVID-19. It's also become key to a certain peace of mind for South Dakotans. Today we're talking about coronavirus testing done in-house at Avera and how the health system was poised to respond to the need because of existing infrastructure and expertise.

Gareth Davies, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientific Officer at the Avera Institute for Human Genetics, and Dr. Michelle Bleile is the Medical Director for the Avera Institute for Human Genetics.

SAB Makes Progress On Therapeutic

Mar 27, 2020
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Eddie Sullivan is President & CEO of SAB Therapeutics in Sioux Falls. He joins us for a look at research into COVID-19 therapeutics. 

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It was announced today that the state high school boy's and girl's basketball tournaments are postponed due to the COVID 19 outbreak.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem gave an executive order for all schools to close for deep cleaning.

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An international online clinical journal recently published research that reveals major findings that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  Past studies have looked into the risk caused by smoking alone or drinking alone during pregnancy.

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The Hotel on Phillips opened last October – the 100-year-old building was once a bank and remnants are part of the design. SONIFI is a global technology company that’s headquartered in Sioux Falls.  It provides high-tech services to businesses as well as the historic hotel.  Each room has access to more than 2000 apps and Alexa devices. 

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Alternative HRD is holding a three-part human resource series for businesses of all sizes – this week’s conversation focuses on What Scares People Most? – The New I-9 Form: Why You Should Be Very Afraid!, and Hey, Corona! Fear-Mongering or Practical Workplace Preparations.

Alternative HRD LLC in Sioux Falls provides expertise to businesses, non-profits and public entities in the areas of human resource development and management.

 

Innovation: Streptococcus Research

Feb 28, 2020
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When we fight bacteria with antibiotics, bacteria can become resistant or tolerant to those efforts. So how do we treat certain infections without antibiotics, especially in the future, when antibiotics might no longer be effective in a certain treatment? And why does a bacteria which looks the same produce an uncomplicated condition in some people and life-threatening illness and death in others. 

Innovation: Advances In Cancer Care

Feb 28, 2020
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If you have a loved one with cancer, you wait with anticipation for the next big advance in cancer treatment. And if you live far away from hospitals with access to those latest advancements, you agonize over decisions about travel and expense, risk and potential benefit. 

Today we look at advances in cancer care right here at home, including cellular therapy. 

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Thadeus Giedd is an entrepreneur and owns the TEDx license for Sioux Falls. The event is scheduled for May 21st and applications to present a ted talk are due Feb. 29th.  Thad joins Innovation to discusses the next TEDx in Sioux Falls.

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Kelly Serr is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen. The 2020 Spring Flood Outlook was released on Thursday.  It’s for rivers and streams in northeastern South Dakota, portions of central South Dakota and portions of west-central Minnesota. The chances for minor, moderate, or major flooding are above normal.

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Greg Michna of the SDSU Mechanical Engineering Department about how he and his colleague Stephen Gent are modeling the flow of argon through neutrino detectors destined for the Sanford Underground Laboratory.

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Four faculty researchers in South Dakota State University School of Design are looking for ways to manage stormwater that can reduce runoff. Landscape architecture instructor Jeremiah Bergstrom says it’s about using soil and plants to capture water in a distributed disconnected network throughout the landscape.

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Mark Brown has been appointed as the new president of the USD Discovery District. He began his job this week.  Brown holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from the University of Texas and has built his career in research and leadership at Colorado State University. He has over 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is certified in Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and he has many published works. He says he's excited to come to Sioux Falls and moving the Discovery District forward.

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Assistant professor Rob Lonsinger of the SDSU Department of Natural Resource Management is working on two projects related to managing bobcats in South Dakota in collaboration with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.  The first project uses information about bobcats harvested (through trapping or hunting) to identify distinct bobcat populations in the state and to see how they interact with each other.  A second project will use camera surveys, habitat sampling, and occupancy modeling to examine how features in the landscape affect bobcat populations in heavily agricultural eastern South Dak

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South Dakota Mines Adjunct Professor, Dr. Cheryl Chapman, will speak on her upcoming STEAM Café talk on the expansion of the EPICS program at SD Mines.  Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) is a service-learning, team-based design course at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

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Eric Morrison is a graduate student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology – he’s part of a team that has built an air purifier that has reduced the radon in the air to about 50 times lower than typical outdoor air. The team is helping to ensure success for one of the world’s most sensitive dark matter experiments at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. The Lux Zeplin or LZ experiment is currently under construction and is planned to be 30 times larger and 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, the Large Underground Xenon experiment.

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Up to 14% of children from birth to age 5 experience some kind of social or emotional difficulty that can impact their development. The South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative is working to better identify those children and train professionals to serve their needs through specialized curriculum and play therapy. 

Dr. Christen Carotta and Dr. Staci Born are assistant professors in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at South Dakota State University. They discuss the partnership and what they've accomplished in the first of a five-year project. 

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As the opioid crisis continues to grip national headlines and Governor Noem turns attention to battling meth in South Dakota, Avera is opening its Addiction Care Center in Sioux Falls. The center emphasizes holistic healing and community among its residents. The newly completed center began accepting patients on December 11th. 

Dr. Matthew Stanley is the Vice President of the Avera Behavioral Health Clinical Service Line. He explains the philosophy behind the system of care and design of the new facility.

 

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Avera Health has received a $4.5 million grant to expand sexual assault exam services through eCare. The money will fund and support sexual assault forensic exams in rural communities. Jennifer Canton is a registered emergency room nurse. She discusses the need for this type of care.

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The FDA has awarded Breakthrough Device designation for a Stent Graft System for the treatment of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. The device was created by Dr. Patrick Kelly – he’s a vascular surgeon and inventor and leads Sanford Health Commercialization.

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Ten Children’s hospitals use genomic medicine to change pediatric care.  Joining to explain is Dr. Gene Hoyme who is the medical director at Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium.  The mission of the consortium is to manage resources in genetics and genomics, conduct research, and incorporate genomic medicine into pediatric practice.

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Innovation: SafeRun

Oct 25, 2019
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Cortney Bickley and Abby Wollschlager are seniors at the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business – they took first place in the 2019 Innovation Expo student pitch competition in Sioux Falls earlier this month. Their product is “SafeRun” a portable device that individuals can wear while exercising alone.

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As fall harvest is underway in South Dakota, we’re hearing about moisture levels in soybeans. We’re hearing about semi’s starting fire and the potential of fire at grain elevators.  I was curious about the spontaneous combustion of soybeans.  We start this conversation understanding moisture in soybeans.  Darren Hefty is with the Ag PhD program.  He also farms and has a seed business.  We spoke earlier this week.

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Justin Snyders, Director of Operative Services, discusses other surgical innovations, UV lights, and infection control technology.

Bill Lyle is the manager of anesthesia.

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Dr. Thomas Ambrose, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses the growing need for orthopedic services in the region and the updated robotic equipment used in surgery.

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Chad Bare, Assistant Vice President of Avera On Louise Health Campus, discusses the building and why it is necessary, patient amenities, and green efficiencies throughout the building.

Sarah Kappel, RN and Director of Patient Care Services at Avera Specialty Hospital, discusses the design of the rooms, the focus on families and amenities.

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Ranjit Koodali is a chemistry professor at the University of South Dakota. He joins us regularly to discuss the latest research in chemistry.  Today we’re discussing ambient black carbon particles reaching the fetal side of human placenta. We spoke with Dr. K earlier this week. He begins by explaining the research.

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Robb Winter is the department head and professor of chemical and biological engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology – he leads a team that is working on the recently announced NSF grants on 2D materials, biofilm, and microbial research.  In the past three years, the National Science Foundation has awarded $32 million in funding for research led by faculty from multiple institutions to expand human understanding of the microbial world.

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Dr. Shawn Vuong is a neurosurgeon for both pediatric and adult patients with Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.  He graduated from West Central High School, USD, and USD Sanford School of Medicine. He moved away for his residency and fellowship training.  Then he came home. He is one of two fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons in the state. He specializes in treating Chiari malformation, trigeminal neuralgia, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors and cancers, scoliosis and pediatric hydrocephalus.

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