Undergraduate students from around Minnesota gathered in Rochester on March 5 to present their research proposals aimed at establishing ways to use regenerative medicine to solve tough clinical problems. The Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) Program, organized by Dr. Katie Campbell, received one of the first education grants from Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) and is designed to spark excitement and interest in pursuing regenerative medicine and science at the graduate level.
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota is proud to announce the eight winners of the 2016 Research grants.
Regenerative Medicine Minnesota (RMM) is proud to announce that applications are now open for new grant opportunities in Education Programs, Biotechnology/Biobusiness, and Clinical Care. Prospective applicants can click here to download materials with further instructions on how to complete and submit proposals. RMM will accept grant applications between Jan. 4 and March 4, 2016.
Recently, Dr. Randy Daughters, who directs the Minnesota Regenerative Medicine internship program, hosted the 3rd annual Regional Regeneration Symposium. Held at Macalester College in St. Paul, the event was comprised of presentations from students and organization representatives to show how their work is advancing regenerative medicine.
Stem cell research is a relatively new branch of science, dating back to the late 1960s, but there are already many biobusiness across the country, particularly in Minnesota, that help advance regenerative medicine. Unfortunately, though, there are only a handful of programs that provide enough training to college students who wish to pursue a career working with stem cells in the private sector. Biobusiness leaders seek qualified applicants who have expertise beyond an undergraduate degree, but they don’t necessarily require students to obtain a PhD, a path often pursued by those who wish to become professors.