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New athletics complex named after DSU Coach George Blankley. The Trojans Unite campaign will focus on several areas, one of those key areas being athletic facilities.

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CyberHealth Strategic Alliance

The CyberHealth Strategic Alliance will drive cyberhealth innovation and research and create workforce and economic development for South Dakota.

A unique partnership between Dakota State University and Sanford Health, the Cyberhealth Alliance will pioneer cyberhealth innovations, education, research, and application. It will pull together the expertise, skills, and interests of professionals in both organizations who are eager to solve specific types of problems or advance certain innovations in these fields and others.

Initially, the Alliance will focus on a number of Sanford’s and DSU’s well-matched present needs and interests:

  • Talent acquisition, development and retention – student enrichment opportunities, cyber executive education to enhance the pipeline and attract world-class talent
  • Collaborative research to drive operational excellence including creation of a state-of-the-art health care technology and cybersecurity operations center as a model for health care nationwide
  • Health data research to uncover new patterns of clinical significance, including the use of artificial intelligence, predictive analysis and machine learning to advance the pace of health care innovations
  • A Cyber Solutions Accelerator Lab, only the third in the nation, designed as a destination for testing and proving technology capabilities to solve real-world problems
  • Incubation and support of early start up and technology innovation companies to improve health care delivery across the spectrum
  • Exploration of a leading data science program focused on sports medicine and athletics for injury prevention and athletic performance

The CyberHealth Strategic Alliance Steering Committee:

José-Marie Griffiths, President, Dakota State University
Matt Hocks, Chief Operating Officer, Sanford Health
Brad Reimer, Senior Executive Director – Technology Services, Sanford Health
Dave Link, Program Director, Dakota State University
Barb Stork, Regent, South Dakota Board of Regents
Bob Mundt, President & CEO, Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Steve Westra, Commissioner, Governor’s Office of Economic Development