The Mayo Clinic Career Awareness in Regenerative Medicine, Science, and Engineering Program
Education Grant Recipient: Mark Wehde, MS, MBA Grant Period: 2019-2020 Award Value: $19,875 Site: Mayo Clinic
Project Summary: The goal of this proposal is to support the implementation of a one‐day career awareness program open to educators of Minnesota junior and senior high school students to provide awareness of careers in regenerative medicine and STEM. The 2019 program will focus on engineering, and specifically on how additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) is used to support tissue engineering, medical device development, and pre‐surgical planning.
Graduate and postdoctoral training in regenerative T cell immunotherapy and CART cell therapy
Education Grant Recipient: Rosalie Sterner, MD/PhD Candidate Grant Period: 2019-2020 Award Value: $75,000 Site: Mayo Clinic
Project Summary: The goals of this proposal are: 1) improve Minnesotan graduate (PhD, MD‐PhD) student and post‐doctoral trainee knowledge in the foundations of regenerative immunotherapy, and 2) interest Minnesotan graduate students and post‐doctoral trainees in careers related to regenerative immunotherapy and medicine.
Innovators of the Future: Community Based Science Program, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
Education Grant Recipient: Anna Wirta Kosobuski, EdD Grant Period: 2018-2019 Award Value: $15,000 Site: Nett Lake Elementary School
Project Summary: Encourage Native American youth to achieve high school graduation and pursue post-secondary education in order to secure a future career in regenerative medicine-focused biomedical science, research or health profession. This will be accomplished by increasing confidence and comfort regarding science and math and increasing awareness of K-6th grade Native American youth regarding advanced education and careers in biomedical science and research.