Innovation

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Innovations Made During COVID

Oct 23, 2020
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In The Moment … October 23, 2020 Show 927 Hour 2

The pandemic has created obstacles for many in all types of fields. That includes innovation and aspiring entrepreneurs, or has it?  Marke Luecke is the CEO of South Dakota Innovation Partners, he joins us today with insight on what the last 6 or 7 months have done or is doing to those with big business dreams.

Tech Radio March 20

Mar 20, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 20, 2020 Show 778 Hour 2

Today's Tech Radio features guests Amos Aesoph, John T. Meyer, Jeff Litterick, Craig Mount, and Heather Benson. We talk about how to check your security while you work from home, how to sanitize your electronic equipment, and how people are using new apps and social media connections in a world impacted by coronavirus. Plus, we talk about what innovation might rise from our current disruption that might change the tech world of the future.

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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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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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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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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.

Innovation: NebTray

Aug 23, 2019
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Susan Evans is an occupational therapist from Aberdeen. Evans has developed a product called the NebTray – it helps people organize vials of medications for respiratory treatments.

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Innovation: CubeSat

Aug 23, 2019
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Dr. Hadi Fekrmandi is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Skye Rutan-Bedard is a mechanical engineering undergraduate researcher.  The difference between a satellite and a cube sat is more than just the price tag. Research at School of Mines is looking at cameras used in a CubeSat as the goal is to expand from one small satellite to a swarm of smaller satellites working together to focus on specific research areas.

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New health guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer. Megan Bell is a genetic counselor at Sanford Health, she discusses the latest guidelines.

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SDPB’s Lee Strubinger talks with Fermilab’s 2018 artist in residence Adam Nadel. He believes we can aesthetically appreciate aspects of neutrino research through sound. When Neutrinos interact with other particles inside an argon detector those interactions are recorded by thousands of thin wires. Nadel transcribed the wire over time onto a musical score.

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Nigel Lockyer is the director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. He and SDPB’s Lee Strubinger discussed experimental particle physics and the partnership with The Sanford Underground Research Facility.

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Chad Kurtenbach, is an orthopedic surgeon and specializes in sports medicine. He is currently the head team physician for athletes at South Dakota State University and practices with Sanford Health. Dr. Kurtenbach discusses the Multicenter Trial of Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis or MILES study.

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