Sanford Research and the University of South Dakota are embarking on a $13.5 million, five-year study examining Native American health issues.
The first $1.5 million in funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create a collaborative research center headquartered in Sioux Falls.
In each of the remaining years, $3 million is expected to be allocated for research.
U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota calls the planned research a "major development" for Indian Country. He says the area's reservations face unique health challenges and that such investments will improve Native Americans' lives.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
Bass Pro Shops Turned Brandon Down
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
Historic Sid's Liquor Building Has New Owner
Citibank Under Investigation For Student Loan Servicing
Transient Asphalt Paver Facing Charges In SD
Hundreds Turn Out For Motorcycle Rally Event In Yankton
- 6.Retail & Restaurants
ALDI Discount Grocery Taking Big Lots Space On S. Louise Ave.
- 7.Your Money Matters
10th Street Struggles
Rally Impact Felt Across State
South Dakota Withholds 911 Upgrade Money After Problems
Sioux Falls Building Boom