2016 Education Grant Awards
Education Programs (Grades 3-12):
Amanda K. Golden, MLIS, Mayo Clinic Exploring the Body’s Building Blocks: An Educational RegMed Primer for Minnesota Pilot program in 12 Minnesota public schools to engage 3rd-8th grade students in science, medicine, and engineering.
Anna Wirta Kosobuski, EdD, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Innovators of the Future Program
- Community-Based Science Module, Bois Forte - Community-based program that provides science, math, and research educational opportunities for 3rd-6th grade Native American children from the Bois Forte community.
- Community-Based Science Module, Grand Portage - Community-based program that provides science, math, and research educational opportunities for 3rd-6th grade Native American children from the Grand Portage community.
- Community-Based Science Module, Red Lake - Community-based program that provides science, math, and research educational opportunities for 3rd-6th grade Native American children from the Red Lake and Leech Lake communities.
- Youth Science Module - Youth science program that provides science, math, and research educational opportunities for Native American 7th-12th grade students at the U of MN Medical School Duluth.
Week-long regional summer camps provide middle and high school students from all socioeconomic backgrounds practical experience working and learning in real-life university clinics and laboratories.
Stephanie Zojonc, MS, Minnesota State University Mankato Girls Explore STEM This camp immerses middle school students in science, regenerative medicine, technology, engineering, and math activities while showing them possible career paths and role models in these fields.
Education Programs (Post-Secondary):
Katherine Campbell, PhD, Mayo Clinic Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) Program This program challenges undergraduate student teams from around the state to solve real-world medical challenges.
Randy S. Daughters, PhD, Macalester College Minnesota Regenerative Medicine Education and Outreach Program An organization that provides research internships and maintains statewide networks of educators, scientists, students, and community members who collaborate to create and distribute regenerative medicine curriculum.
Troy C. Lund, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota Pilot Program in Regenerative Medicine Research for Medical Students This pilot summer program introduces first-year medical students to regenerative medicine research by matching them with a mentor and biomedical laboratory where they can develop and perform an independent research project.
Mark J. Osborn, PhD, University of Minnesota Serving Those Who Serve Biotechnology Bootcamp that provides core skills that prepare current and former members of the Armed Forces for employment and post-secondary opportunities in regenerative medicine.
Mary J. Owen, MD, University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School Native Americans into Medicine This summer program provides problem-based learning and encourages students to continue their education in health professions at the graduate level.
Todd A. Reinhart, ScD, Saint Mary's University, Winona Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Advancing Regenerative Medicine Program Provides undergraduates a two-week, intensive theoretical and practical introduction to regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.
Saranya P. Wyles, Mayo Medical School Minnesota Medical Student Guide to Proficiency in Regenerative Medicine Surgery The Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Selective (RMSS) program incorporates regenerative medicine education in medical school curriculum to give physicians-in-training the experience to integrate regenerative approaches to meet unmet patient needs.