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  • 1. Augustana College and SD BRIN: Progress and Prospects
    Michael K. Wanous, Ph.D.
    SD BRIN NAC Meeting
    November 13, 2009
  • 2. Augustana College: A history of excellence in undergraduate science research
  • 3. 1967-1980: NSF Undergraduate Research Program (URP), Biology Department
    1987-1994: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Biology Department
    2006-2010: NSF Northern Plains Undergraduate Research Center (NPURC), Chemistry Department
    2009-2014: SD NSF EPSCoR Photo-Active Nanoscale Systems, Chemistry Department
    Individual PI grants from NIH, NSF-EPSCoR, USDA, Research Corp.
  • 4. SD BRIN Investments: Strengthening Augustana’s biomedical research focus
    • SD BRIN, 2001-2004
    • 5. SD INBRE I, 2004-2009
    • 6. SD INBRE II, 2009-2014
  • SD BRIN Investments:
    • Undergraduate research fellowships
    • 7. Faculty research support
    • 8. Summer research stipends
    • 9. Sabbaticals
    • 10. Upgrade of scientific equipment
    • 11. Confocal microscope with 4 lasers
    • 12. 400 MHz NMR
    • 13. Real time quantitative PCR
  • SD BRIN Outcomes:
    • Undergraduate research fellowships
    • 14. 26 different off-campus mentors in 8 years
    • 15. Summer Research Lunches
    • 16. Enhanced faculty research productivity
    • 17. Collaborative relationships with biomedical researchers
    • 18. Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion
    • 19. Sanford Research
    • 20. Avera Research
    • 21. other partner PUIs
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  • 31. SD BRIN Outcomes:
    As of summer 2009, 73 BRIN fellows have graduated
    Of these, 60 (82%) have gone on to professional or graduate schools:
    34 (47%) to medical school
    11 (15%) to Ph.D. programs
    4 (5%) to M.D./Ph.D. programs
    11 (15%) to dental, optometry, pharmacy, PA, public health
    Other outcomes:
    5 are nurses
    3 are research lab technicians
    2 are teachers
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    • BRIN fellow graduate program destinations:
    • 33. Sanford School of Medicine/USD, M.D.
    • 34. Sanford School of Medicine/USD, M.D./Ph.D.
    • 35. Creighton University, M.D.
    • 36. University of Minnesota, M.D.
    • 37. University of Nebraska Medical Center, M.D.
    • 38. University of Iowa, M.D.
    • 39. University of Iowa, Devel. Biol. Ph.D.
    • 40. UC-Davis, Mol. Cell. & Integr. Physiol. Ph.D.
    • 41. Syracuse University, Chemistry Ph.D.
    • 42. University of North Carolina, Microbiology Ph.D.
    • 43. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mol. Biol. Ph.D.
    • 44. University of Colorado, Neuroscience Ph.D.
    • 45. Penn State University, Nutrition Ph.D.
    • 46. University of Oregon, Evol. & Devel. Ph.D.
    • 47. MIT/Harvard, Bioinformatics & Integr. Genomics Ph.D.
  • SD BRIN Future Highlights:
    • NIH Regional Grant Writing Seminars
    • 48. New Biochemistry major!
    • 49. Faculty Research Sabbaticals
    • 50. Expansion and Renovation of Gilbert Science Center