Lauren Van Hove is a medical student at USD Sanford School of Medicine. She completed the basic biomedical sciences master’s program at USD which led her to pursue medical school. Because of her interest in potentially working in rural medicine, Van Hove appreciates that USD chooses to serve those in need and has won awards because of their commitment to rural communities.

Reagan Nelson is pursuing her doctorate in the basic biomedical sciences program, specializing in infectious diseases. When looking where to attend, she found USD Sanford School of Medicine and felt the research lab matched her interests. Today, she is excited about the work she is doing in the lab and the impact it could have in saving lives.