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    • Augustana College and SD BRIN: Progress and Prospects
      Michael K. Wanous, Ph.D.
      SD BRIN NAC Meeting
      November 13, 2009
    • Augustana College: A history of excellence in undergraduate science research
    • 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.
    • SD BRIN Investments: Strengthening Augustana’s biomedical research focus
      • SD BRIN, 2001-2004
      • SD INBRE I, 2004-2009
      • SD INBRE II, 2009-2014
    • SD BRIN Investments:
      • Undergraduate research fellowships
      • Faculty research support
      • Summer research stipends
      • Sabbaticals
      • Upgrade of scientific equipment
      • Confocal microscope with 4 lasers
      • 400 MHz NMR
      • Real time quantitative PCR
    • SD BRIN Outcomes:
      • Undergraduate research fellowships
      • 26 different off-campus mentors in 8 years
      • Summer Research Lunches
      • Enhanced faculty research productivity
      • Collaborative relationships with biomedical researchers
      • Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion
      • Sanford Research
      • Avera Research
      • other partner PUIs
    • 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
      • BRIN fellow graduate program destinations:
      • Sanford School of Medicine/USD, M.D.
      • Sanford School of Medicine/USD, M.D./Ph.D.
      • Creighton University, M.D.
      • University of Minnesota, M.D.
      • University of Nebraska Medical Center, M.D.
      • University of Iowa, M.D.
      • University of Iowa, Devel. Biol. Ph.D.
      • UC-Davis, Mol. Cell. & Integr. Physiol. Ph.D.
      • Syracuse University, Chemistry Ph.D.
      • University of North Carolina, Microbiology Ph.D.
      • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mol. Biol. Ph.D.
      • University of Colorado, Neuroscience Ph.D.
      • Penn State University, Nutrition Ph.D.
      • University of Oregon, Evol. & Devel. Ph.D.
      • MIT/Harvard, Bioinformatics & Integr. Genomics Ph.D.
    • SD BRIN Future Highlights:
      • NIH Regional Grant Writing Seminars
      • New Biochemistry major!
      • Faculty Research Sabbaticals
      • Expansion and Renovation of Gilbert Science Center