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Hurd's abstract, which was published on Oct. 27, her 25th birthday, can be found at the following link.
Hurd, who was born in Cherokee, was the valedictorian of her Avon High School (S.D.) class in 2003. She graduated magna cumme laude with a degree in history from Creighton University in 2007. Hurd will be in Vancouver, British Columbia, to present her paper before the 2010 CHEST conference today.
Hurd is the daughter of Rick and Mary Hurd of rural Wagner, S.D., and the granddaughter of William and Jackie Hurd of Meriden.