USD's Miskimins receives BOR Award University of South Dakota Professor Robin Miskimins was recently presented the South Dakota Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Research.
Initiated in 1997, the award recognizes faculty research accomplishments that have enhanced the national reputation of the state of South Dakota. Two awards are given on an annual basis including one to an early-mid career faculty member and one to an established faculty member. Nominations are made by the faculty member's institution and a statewide committee conducts the selection process.
Miskimins, who has been at USD since 1991, received the Midcareer Award. A professor in the Division of Basic Biomedical Science of the USD School of Medicine, she received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Arizona in molecular biology before serving a post-doctoral position in the neurology department at Yale University. Prior to coming to USD, she was a research assistant professor at the University of South Carolina.
While at USD, Miskimins has been an active and successful grant writer. Her research is currently funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She has an extensive publication list and her research always involves student participation, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. Miskimins is an active and effective teacher, and has also had extensive involvement with the K-12 educational system.